Recent News

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
Annual Alumnae Day Welcomes Back Stars to ARS
Fifty Ann Richards School alumnae visited with our current Stars during the 7th Annual ARS Alumnae Day. Graduates from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2019 shared great advice about pursuing higher education to their younger Ann Richards School sisters. Thanks to all our alumnae who attended!
Spring Semester Starts with Intersession 2020
Our Stars started the spring semester pursuing their passions or learning a new hobby during #Intersession2020.
AMD Donates Computers for Learning Lab
The AMD Learning Lab opened this fall to help Ann Richards School students enhance their STEM programming opportunities. 30 computers were donated with hardware setup to run engineering and gaming software. At the AMD Learning Lab Dedication, Chief Sales Officer, Darren Grasby, shared how the donated PCs were built by the sales team from scratch... Read more »
GenHERation and NFP host Financial Literacy Workshop for Seniors
GenHERation and NFP hosted a financial literacy workshop to help our 12th graders develop the skills needed to succeed as a young professional. During a one hour workshop, Keith Hoffman with NFP, presented an experiential learning session to teach our Stars how to make “cents” of their future.
ARS Receives Multiple Awards from Austin Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to our Stars, faculty and staff after receiving awards from the Austin Chamber of Commerce for the Highest ApplyTexas Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus; Highest FAFSA Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus; Highest Overall Direct-to-College enrollment rate for a High School Campus.
Stars Participate in YWPN STEM Challenge
A group of our middle and high school Stars participated in the Young Women’s Preparatory Network STEM Challenge on Saturday, November 2. Our middle school group proposed creating a wearable UV sensor to help protect against skin cancer, and our high school group wants to help overcrowded animal shelters by fabricating a dynamic kennel to... Read more »
9th Grade CREW Careers Day
The annual CREW Careers Day with the Commercial Real Estate Women group introduced the 9th grade Stars to planning an active development project. Members from CREW met with students to mentor students to help plan an area in the city of Austin. Each student focused on an area of expertise for the project: Appraisal, Architecture,... Read more »
6th Graders Create Enrichment Devices for the Austin Zoo
Each year our Star 6th graders start the school year with a community project that aims to teach them the skills to collaborate, create, and communicate in groups. The Austin Zoo partners with the Ann Richards School to create enrichment devices for their rescue animals that need stimulation during feeding time. Our Stars research and... Read more »
Ann Richards School and Susan G. Komen Partner for Code for the Cure
On Monday, October 21st, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Susan G. Komen Greater Central & East Texas held a Code for the Cure Hackathon, capping a week of computer science. The week’s programming was designed to give ninth-grade engineering students hands-on coding experience, and ultimately increase the number of girls in... Read more »