Recent News

KEYE TV Features the Ann Richards School
KEYE TV’s Chris Saldaña visited the Ann Richards School for his Cool at School segment that featured Mr. Smith’s AP 3D Modeling class.
Ann Richards School College Fair Features 100+ Colleges
Our Stars say the mission statement each day and state that they will “attend and graduate from college.” Today was an exciting day for that goal as over 100 colleges and universities visited the Ann Richards School for the College Fair. Thank you to our College Bound Advising Team for making the College Fair a... Read more »
6th Grade MakerSpace Tool Training Begins
Our Star 6th graders started their Maker journey this week with some tool training in the MakerSpace. What did they learn? How to safely use the chop saw, impact drivers and band saw. Let the building begin!
Austin Ed Fund grant update
Last Spring the Austin Ed Fund awarded three Innovation Grants to Ann Richards School teachers. Ms. Collins, Mr. Soden and Ms. Howk will use the award to enhance their curriculum in the classroom. Ms. Collins for her Cities in Space project, where students will be tasked with settling a sustainable colony of 1,000 people on... Read more »
Senior Parent Night
One of the core pillars of the Ann Richards School mission statement states that our Stars will “attend and graduate from college.” The Class of 2019 started this process years ago when they first arrived on campus as 6th graders. On Wednesday, August 22nd after-school, our Stars and their parents started the final portion of... Read more »
A Great Start to the School Year
On Monday, August 20th we welcomed almost 900 students to the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. It was a grand celebration to start the year with a pep rally and Star Walk. Lots of high fives and positive vibes to begin the 2018-19 school year.
Two Seniors Intern at the UT Department of Neuroscience
Over the summer, Ann Richards School seniors, Bella T. and Kayla Z., interned at the University of Texas – Department of Neuroscience, thanks in part to a sponsorship from The Neuroscience Studies Foundation in Honor of Harvey and Judi Nudelman. These Stars spent six intensive weeks in labs focusing on autism, memory, and brain research.... Read more »
Community Leadership Trip to the Dominican Republic
Señora Schnautz’s high school students spent part of their summer in the Dominican Republic on a community leadership trip. Our Stars were involved in learning more about community health, working with healthcare workers to address chronic needs, and participated in community service projects.
Foundation Board Chair Named UN Foundation Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to share that chairperson Michelle Milford Morse has been named the new Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation. Morse’s role with the UN Foundation will take on issues of the inclusion of women in peace and security efforts and preventing violence against girls... Read more »
Ann Richards Grad Makes Historic Discovery
Class of 2018 grad Briza started her summer off by joining Mr. Ward’s archaeology summer camp that included a field school dig with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Her dig spot paid off and she dug up a bowl from the Mission San Lorenzo site that turned out to be the largest intact object found in... Read more »