Recent News

International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter
Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. A balanced world is a better world and the Ann Richards School is taking action to empower students to engage with the business community to help create the pipeline for... Read more »
We broke ground!
The future campus of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders broke ground on February 22, 2019. Our state-of-the-art facility with 21st century learning spaces is scheduled to open in January 2021. At the groundbreaking ceremony, we recognized Ellen Richards, Michelle Milford Morse, Nicole Conley Johnson and Jeanne Goka – Groundbreaking Women in our... Read more »
Recap: Junior Internship Week
Our junior Stars closed out the month of February with internship week. These juniors put in some long hours at the office gaining real-world experiences all around Austin. Thank you to all of the businesses involved who helped our Stars learn some great skills!
Special Thanks to The Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation
The Ann Richards School Foundation would like to recognize The Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation for their contributions to help enhance the curriculum at the Ann Richards School. The Rachael and Ben Vaughan has supported the Ann Richards School since it opened and the Foundation is very thankful for their support of our Stars!
Annual Alumnae Day Visit
The Ann Richards School welcomed back 78 of our alumnae Stars for Alumnae Day. It was a great day with a special lunch for our seniors, and panel discussions during advisory. Always great to have our alumnae back on campus to share their wisdom with their younger Star sisters.
Intersession Kicks Off Spring Semester
Our Stars started the spring semester pursuing their passions or learning a new hobby during #Intersession2019. Thanks to the generous support of Andy and Karen Esparza, all grade levels participated in activities all around town or on the Ann Richards campus.
Moody Foundation Grant Supports Ann Richards School Programming
The Ann Richards School Foundation would like to recognize Moody Foundation for their contributions to help enhance the curriculum at the Ann Richards School. Moody Foundation has supported the Ann Richards School since 2011 and the Foundation is very thankful for their support of our Stars!
Wells Fargo Donates to Support STEM Curriculum at ARS
The Ann Richards School Foundation would like to recognize the support of Wells Fargo for their contributions to help enhance the STEM curriculum at the Ann Richards School. A special thank you to Foundation Board Chair, Theresa Alvarez, for her support and advocacy of the school. Ms. Alvarez recently hosted our Stars basketball team at... Read more »
Texas Wall Street Women Hosts Benefit for ARS
The Texas Wall Street Women hosted their annual Boots and Blackjack: A Casino Night for a Cause to benefit the Ann Richards School and Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Texas Wall Street Women have supported our Stars since 2011, thank you!
Physics Students Build Electric Houses
Ms. Lucero’s 9th grade Physics class spent a few weeks building out light houses. They designed, wired up, soldered and created a really great project. This year’s project put ohms law to the test by learning about voltage and amperes.