Recent News

Middle School Competes in New Worlds – Cities in Space Competition
Middle school Algebra students spent their Friday at the New Worlds – Cities in Space Student Design and Competition. These Stars created a planetary colony using Google Sketchup to test their engineering, art, architecture and science skills. One team, El Marte, placed second in the competition.
Marching Stars Win Class A in BOA
The Ann Richards School Marching Band competed in the Bands of America – Austin Regional and won first place in the Class A division on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Their theme of What Goes Around… is performed by 98 members of the band along with 31 Color Guard performers under the direction of Stephen Howard,... Read more »
8th Grade STARS College Prep
Ms. Roberts’ 8th grade STARS (Success Through Academics, Resiliency and Service) class spent the first part of the school year researching seven Texas universities to get ready for a college booth themed presentation to their 7th grade sisters. These 8th graders researched and created brochures to share in preparation for the ARS College Fair.
Freedom Brass Quintet Performs for Band Students
The USAF Band of the West Freedom Brass Quintet visited ARS on Wednesday, September 7 and treated the band students to a fantastic performance. After the performance band students asked questions about performing, being a musician in the military, and how they practice their music.
Summer Community Service has its Benefits
The student body at the Ann Richards School contributes over 10,000 hours of volunteer work to the Austin community each year. Those Stars who completed their hours of service over the summer were treated to a petting zoo with a lemur, deer, sheep and a bunny.
ARS Celebrates the Start of the 10th Year
August 22, 2016 marks the first day of school for the 10th year of the Ann Richards School. Ten years ago ARS started with 224 sixth and seventh graders. Today there are over 800 students in grades six through twelve. ARS is excited for another great year with the Stars!
ARS Soccer Aims for District Playoffs
The ARS Soccer team heads in to the final regular season game of the year against Bastrop with a 7-4-1 record and a spot in the 26-5A District playoffs. Senior Alexis Segura also signed her letter of intent to play Division III soccer at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas next year. Go Stars Go!
Ms. Shireen Dadmehr Named ARS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to ARS Teacher of the Year Ms. Shireen Dadmehr! Ms. Dadmehr teaches AP Computer Science, Digital Electronics, Engineering Design, AP Calculus, and AP Pre-Calculus. From left to right in the photo are distinguished nominees Ms. Sarah Walker, Mr. Eric Ortmann, ARS Teacher of the Year – Ms. Shireen Dadmehr, and Ms. Alison Mote.
Marathoner and Olympic Hopeful Kristen Zaitz Visits ARS
Marathoner Kristen Zaitz visited with the ARS Cross Country team and Marathon High students two days before competing and winning the 3M Half Marathon. Zaitz discussed the aspects of positive talk and to not be afraid of failure. Zaitz will be heading to LA for the US Olympic Trials on February 13th. Special thanks to... Read more »
ARS Alumna Recognized as Woman of Power
Class of 2014 graduate and Rider University student Raven Moreno was honored with the Woman of Power Young Entrepreneur Award for her work with Stream Energy. Raven has ambitions to start a non-profit that assists girls in becoming business women in their communities through being a mentor and a role model. Read more about Raven’s... Read more »