Recent News

Summer Community Service has its Benefits
The student body at the Ann Richards School contributes over 10,000 hours of volunteer work to the Austin community each year. Those Stars who completed their hours of service over the summer were treated to a petting zoo with a lemur, deer, sheep and a bunny.
ARS Celebrates the Start of the 10th Year
August 22, 2016 marks the first day of school for the 10th year of the Ann Richards School. Ten years ago ARS started with 224 sixth and seventh graders. Today there are over 800 students in grades six through twelve. ARS is excited for another great year with the Stars!
ARS Soccer Aims for District Playoffs
The ARS Soccer team heads in to the final regular season game of the year against Bastrop with a 7-4-1 record and a spot in the 26-5A District playoffs. Senior Alexis Segura also signed her letter of intent to play Division III soccer at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas next year. Go Stars Go!
Ms. Shireen Dadmehr Named ARS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to ARS Teacher of the Year Ms. Shireen Dadmehr! Ms. Dadmehr teaches AP Computer Science, Digital Electronics, Engineering Design, AP Calculus, and AP Pre-Calculus. From left to right in the photo are distinguished nominees Ms. Sarah Walker, Mr. Eric Ortmann, ARS Teacher of the Year – Ms. Shireen Dadmehr, and Ms. Alison Mote.
Marathoner and Olympic Hopeful Kristen Zaitz Visits ARS
Marathoner Kristen Zaitz visited with the ARS Cross Country team and Marathon High students two days before competing and winning the 3M Half Marathon. Zaitz discussed the aspects of positive talk and to not be afraid of failure. Zaitz will be heading to LA for the US Olympic Trials on February 13th. Special thanks to... Read more »
ARS Alumna Recognized as Woman of Power
Class of 2014 graduate and Rider University student Raven Moreno was honored with the Woman of Power Young Entrepreneur Award for her work with Stream Energy. Raven has ambitions to start a non-profit that assists girls in becoming business women in their communities through being a mentor and a role model. Read more about Raven’s... Read more »
Chelsea Clinton Visits the Ann Richards School
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders welcomed Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday, October 8th to talk about her new book It’s Your World. Clinton’s book addresses the challenges facing us today and gives readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. Combining facts, charts, photographs and stories... Read more »
Student Journalists Recognized at TAJE Fall Fiesta
ARS Journalists participated in the annual TAJE Fall Fiesta in San Antonio with great success! The following Stars were recognized at the contest for their work: – Maria Jaramillo, Onsite Photography, Honorable Mention – Rewon Shimray, Onsite Photography, Two Superiors (Two Different Photos) – Megan Otnes, Onsite Photography, Honorable Mention – Emma Foster, Editorial Writing,... Read more »
Marching Stars Earn 1st Place in Class A at Bands of America Contest
The Marching Stars competed at the Bands of America Austin Regional at Kelley Reeves Stadium in Round Rock on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Their performance earned them 1st place in Class A and high achievement awards in all three major categories; Music, Visual, and General Effect. As a result, they were invited to perform an... Read more »
Physics Teacher Recognized for Work on Climate Education
ARS Physics and Environmental Science teacher Ms. Alison Mote and her research colleagues were recognized by the White House and President Obama for their work on Climate Education. Mote spent a summer on Expedition 341 researching in Alaska for EarthLabs. Mr. Obama recognized their work in taking research into the classroom for Climate Education and... Read more »