Recent News

Freshmen place 2nd at Forensic Science Challenge
On March 23rd a group of our freshmen Stars participated in a Forensic Science Challenge that was judged by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Our Stars tested their detective skills and solved a crime scene from beginning to end. They collected documents, tested evidence, wrote a report and presented their findings to the Travis County... Read more »
Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director at The Jolt Initiative, Joins Foundation Board
The Ann Richards School Foundation welcomes Cristina Tzintzún, a nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino community, to its Board of Directors. Cristina’s nonprofit leadership experience will help amplify the Foundation’s mission to support Ann Richards School students. “I deeply believe in the school’s mission and have seen the impact the Ann Richards School... Read more »
MJ Hegar Visits the Ann Richards School
Our Stars were treated to a special assembly for a student-led interview with Air Force veteran, Purple Heart recipient and author of the best-selling memoir, Shoot Like A Girl, Mary Jennings Hegar. Our Stars were moved by MJ’s inspiring words about leadership and authenticity, especially her advice to “be those things when no one is... Read more »
Virtual Tour of the Ann Richards School
Welcome to the Ann Richards School! Please join Jurnee, Cielo, Marlene and Litzy on a video tour of the campus, and learn more about what it means to be an Ann Richards Star.
Tasktop hosts Women in Product panel at ARS
Tasktop hosted Austin’s first Women in Product event at the Ann Richards School on Thursday, March 1, to share strategies, challenges and to network with women in the field. The event featured panelists Nicole Bryan – VP of Product at Tasktop, Amanda de la Motte – Director of Product at CognitiveScale, Ezinne Udezue – Senior... Read more »
New Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
We are thrilled to share that Kristina Waugh has been named Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Kris served as the Ann Richards School’s Academic Dean for 10 years and was named Interim Principal following Jeanne Goka’s retirement in September. She was instrumental in developing the school’s innovative curriculum and practices,... Read more »
ARS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to ARS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sarah Walker (second from left)! Ms. Walker teaches sophomore English, Yearbook and Newspaper.
Youth and Government State Conference Highlights
Fifty Ann Richards School students attended the 71st Annual Youth and Government State Conference held in Austin from January 25-28, 2018. The conference activities took place at the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel and all around the Capitol Complex. We had delegates in State Affairs, Legislative, Judicial, and Media sections of the competition. Ann Richards School State... Read more »
Pathway Day Photo Recap
What Pathway would you choose? Our 8th graders spent part of their Wednesday experiencing what it’s like to be a high schooler in the Biomedical Sciences, Media Technology or Engineering Pathways. Pathways are a “major” or a sequence of four year-long courses in STEM coursework that challenge our Stars to solve community problems by the... Read more »