Recent News

Foundation recognizes Ann Richards School donors
Our supporters help Ann Richards School students achieve their dreams, regardless of socioeconomic barriers. Thank you! School Year 2019-20
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
Welcome back, Stars!
The 2020-2021 school year started for the Stars after Labor Day with 912 students logging in to virtual classrooms. The first day of school on campus usually involves an all-school pep rally in the gym followed by a welcome Star Walk around campus for the incoming 6th graders. This year due to COVID-19 precautions, all... Read more »
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 »