Recent News

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 »
Ann Richards School Foundation Appoints Jennifer Long New Executive Director
Jennifer Long will serve as the Executive Director of the Ann Richards School Foundation (the Foundation), an Austin, Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation secures sustainable resources and builds effective partnerships to advance the mission of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders including promoting and celebrating the success of its students and alumnae. Created... Read more »
Thank You Reach for the Stars Sponsors and Attendees!
Thank you for making the 3rd Annual Reach for the Stars event, benefiting the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders a success! Your support funds specialized programming above and beyond what is provided by the Austin Independent School District, focusing on college-bound programming, summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) workshops, after school... Read more »
Ann Richards Soccer Finishes 6-6-1 in District Play
The ARS soccer team finished the year with an overall record of 8-12-2 and 6-6-1 in district landing the Stars in 5th place out of 10 teams. Several Stars soccer players were selected for all-district teams: Ashley Thomas – 1st Team, Eliza Martin – 2nd Team, Kiky Chaparro, Sierra Melomo, and Raquel Friedman were Honorable... Read more »
UIL One Act Play Results
High School Theatre students participated in the UIL 5A One Act Play Zone Competition in Bastrop on Friday, March 27th. Our Stars received an overall production rating of Excellent and received individual awards for Best Actress, All Star Cast, a couple of Honorable Mention All Star Cast members, and Outstanding Technician for the play ‘Breaking... Read more »