Recent News

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.
Oracle Education Foundation Helps 8th Graders Create Wearable Tech
This past February, the Oracle Education Foundation brought their “Hello Wearables” coding class for two weeks to Ms. Blackburn’s 8th grade STEM class. The program paired Oracle employee volunteers with Ann Richards students for a wearable technology design challenge. Ann Richards students created wearable tech prototypes and gave final presentations to Oracle employees. At the... Read more »
New School Building Update
New building construction safely continues through the summer with the Rogers-O’Brien Construction team set to add permanent power by the end of July. You can see the interior of the new building is shaping up, as work on the exterior starts to paint more of a final picture of what the new building will look... Read more »
Class of 2020 Grad Recognized for Exceptional Senior Award
University of Texas bound and Ann Richards School graduate, Frances P., was recognized by Rep. Chip Roy for the Exceptional Senior Award, presented to seniors across Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Congratulations to Frances for representing the Ann Richards School and the Class of 2020!
Foundation Establishes Jean and Dan Rather Media Technology and Journalism Fund
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to announce the Jean and Dan Rather Media Technology and Journalism Fund to help sustain the school’s media technology pathway. Led by generous supporters Beverly Dale, Lisa Kennedy, and Nona Niland, the Jean and Dan Rather Media Technology and Journalism Fund will create opportunities for the young women... Read more »
Class of 2020 Pathway Scholarship Recipients
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders proudly announces the three recipients from the Class of 2020 for the Pathway Scholarship Award. Each year, a graduating senior is selected to receive a $500 scholarship for college for the Beverly Dale Biomedical Pathway Scholarship, Chula Reynolds Engineering Pathway Scholarship, and Ellen Richards Media Technology Scholarship.... Read more »
All Points North Foundation Provides Remote Learning Grant
All Points North Foundation awarded the Ann Richards School Foundation a grant to help facilitate online learning in the fall for the Ann Richards School. The grant will fund professional development for faculty and administration to create and redevelop the curriculum for online learning due to the impact of COVID-19. Over the summer our faculty... Read more »
Austin ISD Conducts Virtual Graduation
The Class of 2020 officially graduated virtually via an online ceremony. Austin ISD broadcast the virtual graduation on Facebook Live and you can watch a replay here. Congratulations to the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Class of 2020!
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Donates iPads
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization will provide iPads to Ann Richards students in middle school to help facilitate their Speak Truth to Power program. Speak Truth to Power is an online human rights education resource that our middle school students have utilized for many years. The gift will ensure that our 6th and... Read more »