Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Our work is working: we have become a national model, drawing attention for our efforts to meet students where they are, while working to ensure they have a fighting chance to get to where they want to be—to achieve their greatest potential.
As a school district, we have come together to support and help each other amid dwindling resources to serve our growing and incredibly diverse student body.
This work hasn’t always been easy, but I leave Austin grateful for the many friendships I have formed and enriched by the journey, in all its parts.
Thank you, and my best wishes to you for the future.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the great work of our district's talented artists.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
|Fortunately, Julia Lund has experience with billboard signing.|
|Julia's grandmother, family and fellow students watched her sign the billboard.|
|Thanks to the Austin Fire Department for supporting our students again this year.|
|Bowie High School art students came out to support their fellow artist.|
6850 Airport Boulevard
10615 Burnet Road
1614 Montopolis Road
5419 Congress Ave.
13009 Dessau Road
US 183 North
2800 US 183 South
2005 1st St.
2401 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Proceeds from this race are used to help Rosedale School continue to provide additional resources, including new IPads our students are using to communicate with their teachers and friends, additional training for teachers, and extra field trips.
For a moving tribute to our great Rosedale staff and students, view the documentary by Arrowhead Films that was presented at this year's Silent Auction: http://vimeo.com/88708524.
|Rosedale teacher Brian Miller serves as the emcee and kazoo player at the starting line.|
|Rosedale Principal Elizabeth Dickey on the road.|
Friday, March 7, 2014
What's a Tack Tack Pack? It's a rolled blanket filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, Frisbees, band aids, granola bars, crayons, rulers and hygiene products.
|Today, a big shipment of Tack Tack Packs were delivered to Mathews Elementary and O. Henry Middle School.|
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I joined UT Austin Assistant Professor of Psychology David Scott Yeager and Rosalind Wiseman, author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” which was the basis of the movie “Mean Girls,” in a panel discussion “Moving Beyond the "id" in Kid: Why Teaching Social Emotional Learning Will Change the World.” The panel was moderated by Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Board of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.
Thanks to all of the students and staff who were such great ambassadors for our district.
Monday, March 3, 2014
We all recited the Readers Oath:
I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it’s the key
To growing up right.
I’ll read to myself,
I’ll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference,
If silent or loud.
I’ll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.
Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head
‘Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.
So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.
Thanks to all of the students and staff at Guerrero-Thompson Elementary for being such great readers and hosting this event today!
|District 3 Trustee Ann Teich leads a class in reading the oath.|
|AISD Chief of Staff Mel Waxler...|
|...State Trooper Gilbert Villarreal....|
|...former AISD administrator Anita Uphaus..|
|...and Principal La Kesha Drinks, left, with students Genado Ugarte (above) and Jonas Arias (below).|
|The front office staff, plus the bear, are wearing funny hats for Read Across America Day.|