Recent News

COVID-19 update
April 3 Update – Dear Austin ISD Family, Campus closures are never ideal, but there is nothing more important than the safety and health of our students, staff and families. With this in mind, I have determined that our 129 campus buildings will remain closed for an indefinite period of time, as part of the... Read more »
Online Learning Begins at the Ann Richards School
Last week, Ms. Brewer hosted a virtual party to connect with her 8th graders in the ‘Duck Pond.’ The class mostly joked about the fiascos behind a mashed-potato-milk-shake and the laughter was good for the soul. This is what online learning will look like at the Ann Richards School for the foreseeable future due to... Read more »
Austin ISD to Provide Meals During School Cancellations
March 31 Update – Austin ISD has received instructions from the state regarding meals for children to parents without children present. Austin ISD is now authorized to provide meals to parents for their child — even when the child is not present — provided they have one of the following forms of documentation at the... Read more »
Reach for the Stars Response to COVID-19
Given recent directives from the CDC and the Mayor’s office regarding COVID-19, the Ann Richards School Foundation regrets to announce that we will not hold our annual Reach for the Stars gala on May 8, 2020. Reach for the Stars benefits the Ann Richards School Foundation, funding enhancement programs at the Ann Richards School for... Read more »
Important Information from Austin ISD
Important Message (el español está disponible abajo) In the interest of health safety in regard to our students and staff, AISD schools and offices will be closed Friday, March 13. District administration will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide operational updates, as necessary. Students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in... Read more »
ARS Teacher of the Year and Recognitions
The 2019-2020 school year Teacher of the Year for the Ann Richards School was awarded to Ms. Brianne Welser. Ms. Welser teaches AP World History and coaches our Stars XC and Track teams. We also recognized our amazing semi-finalists, Ms. Sanders and Ms. Eakin during morning assembly. The Teacher of Promise for the 2019-2020 school... Read more »
Junior Internship Week Recap
The 11th grade Stars spent their week interning at 31 business sites all across Austin, including Seton Medical Center and Dell Seton Medical Center at UT, several City of Austin departments, Intel, Gensler, The Zebra, Emancipet, O’Connell Robertson, Deeds Not Words, Austin ISD Communications, Kendra Scott, and more. These juniors gained experience working a full... Read more »
National Conference of Women Bar Association Speakers Visit ARS
A group of women attorneys, judges, and legal professionals from the National Conference of Women Bar Association visited with our 7th and 12th grade Stars. The group had attendees from all over the country and presented on topics related to the law and focusing on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Ann Richards Student Recognized at Keyholder’20
The Women’s Fund, a program of the Austin Community Foundation, held the Keyholder’20 event featuring keynote speaker Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father, who spoke about the importance of education for women across the globe. Austin Community Foundation invited 20 ARS students to attend, and sophomore Sophie P. was recognized onstage as one of nine Austin-area students... Read more »
Foundation Welcomes New Board and Advisory Council Members
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to welcome new members to its Board of Directors and Advisory Council. We are grateful to the Foundation’s Board and Advisory Council for their leadership and support of the Ann Richards School community. New Board Members New Advisory Council Members
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