Recent News

Sneak Peek of the New Building
We proudly present the Starlight News crew featuring Annalissa, Emme, Lizbeth, and Sukeji as your Star Reporters, with Lucero behind the scenes editing. The Starlight News crew are excited to share a special tour of the new home of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Please enjoy! New Building Tour with the Starlight... Read more »
Starlight News Broadcasts Senior Speeches
One of the best Ann Richards School traditions, the Senior Speech, typically involves a senior imparting advice and inspiration to her younger sisters at a Monday morning all-school assembly in the Big Gym. The limitations brought on by the Coronavirus presented a challenge to continuing that tradition. Thankfully, the Starlight News crew stepped in and... Read more »
7th Graders Learn to Code Virtually
Ms. Josephson’s 7th grade STEM class has spent the month of October learning how to code at home using micro:bit. Students use Zoom to chat with Ms. Josephson in the classroom and Mr. Oren in the MakerSpace with a UTeach student-teacher to program robots that drive around the MakerSpace. The process involves the students sharing... Read more »
Thank you to our Star faculty on World Teacher Day
Today is World Teacher Day, and our Star faculty are with our students for the first time in person since Spring Break earlier this year. Their support of our students during the continued COVID-19 crisis has been crucial. There are a lot of emotions today and we appreciate all that they do to help our... Read more »
PhD Candidate Shares Research Story with Geoscience Class
Ms. Lucero’s Geoscience class had a special guest speaker via Zoom this week. PhD candidate Julia Cisneros joined our Stars for a presentation about her research on dunes and sediment transport. The presentation was part of the outreach program from the University of Texas – Jackson School of Geosciences in an effort to recruit more... Read more »
Foundation recognizes Ann Richards School donors
Our supporters help Ann Richards School students achieve their dreams, regardless of socioeconomic barriers. Thank you! School Year 2019-20
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
Welcome back, Stars!
The 2020-2021 school year started for the Stars after Labor Day with 912 students logging in to virtual classrooms. The first day of school on campus usually involves an all-school pep rally in the gym followed by a welcome Star Walk around campus for the incoming 6th graders. This year due to COVID-19 precautions, all... Read more »
Teachers are back!
Ann Richards School faculty officially started the 2020-2021 school year on August 18th, and have spent the past few weeks planning for the school year via Zoom. Our Star teachers are collaborating to share best practices and tips for online learning through teacher-led professional development. Ann Richards students are participating as well through facilitating Social... Read more »
Star Drive-Thru Welcomes New Students
This week our Star faculty and admin teams kicked off the fall semester with a special drive-thru welcome for our new students. Each student met their new teachers, from a social distance, and received a goodie bag full of Ann Richards School swag, including their first official ARS t-shirt.