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- All In for Austin High Thank You!
- News from the Principal
- PTSA announcements: PTSA Meeting, Staff Appreciation, All In for Austin High Thank You
- Prom Info
- Order Yearbook
- Senior Capstone Project
- AHS Student Wellness Counselors Info
- Senior News
- Maroon Merch business started by AHS students
- Extracurricular News: Final exam care packages
- Austin High Summer Camps
- Programs & employment
Upcoming Events/Important Dates
5/10-5/15: Cap & Gown pickup
5/12: Algebra 1 EOC
5/15: Prom Rack Boutique Day, 10-4
5/18: PTSA General meeting: Get Connected!
5/23: Graduation Celebration
5/26: Kiker graduating senior walk
5/31: No School
6/3: Last Day of Classes
6/7-6/11: Camp Red Dragon
6/28-7/1: AHS Basketball Camp @Small MS
We welcome parents of incoming 9th graders,
parents of 9th graders who did not have a normal freshman year, and ANY current AHS parents who want to learn more about what to expect and how to get more involved during the 2021-2022 school year.
Learn ways to get involved and how to find information on our websites
Learn about summer camps and summer assignments
Learn about important dates for Back to School
Have your questions answered by staff & current parents
A BIGTHANK YOU to the following people and businesses who provided our hard working teachers and staff with Appreciation Day treats!
Lee’s Meat Market
Nate’s Baked Goods and Coffee
The PTSA Executive Board
The AGS Board
Celeste Cooke Hubert
Julie Gardner Koster
Laura Ward Woelfel
We are so grateful!!!
Thank you to our sponsors! Our deepest gratitude to the following individuals and organizations
Valedictorian The Sublett Family
Salutatorian Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP • Barbara and Bart Knaggs • The McLean Family • Jane and Ben Shepperd
The Wade Family
Summa Cum Laude Brandy and Richard Agnew • Umbreen and Atif Ahmad • The Banda Family • The Cochran Family
Joanna and Paul Daanen, PsyD • Leslie and Bill Davenport •. Mila and Jody Ferguson • The Hambly Family
The Ihrig Family • The Kolerich Family •Autumn and Clay Little • The Littlefield Family • The McCalla Family
Julia Mistler, Realtor • Lee and Hill Morrison • Kristen and John Nelson • The Nesbitt Family • The Nguyen Family
Lauri and Chris Perry • The Ream Family • The Renspie Family • The Teeple Family • The Yonge Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Elizabeth Adams, Broker Associate, Urbanspace Real Estate • Lissa Gray Anderson | Gottesman Residential • The Bonilla Family
Elise and Rob Bridges • Carolyn and Scott Bryant • Carol and Kevin Capitani • Heather and Matt Chasen
Heather and Bobby Chesney •The Collins Family • Annie and Ward Downing • Jennifer Foucher • Tiffany Francis
Mary K. and Mike Gershon • The Hanson Family• Anne and Charlie Henderson • The Hendrix Family • The Hersch Family
Jenny and Chris Holland • Stacie and David Keliehor • The Kilday Family • Julie and Jeremy Koster • The Lilie Family
The Meinzer Family • Hayden and Drew Miller • The Miller Family • Mandy and Sanjay Mishra • The Nathan Family
The O'Kelley Family • Catherine and Kyle Parks • The Pounds Family • Joel Richardson, PrimeLending • Tricia and Sterling Roberts The Rochlen Family • Alexandra and Paul Saenz • The Sartain Family • The Scarborough Family
The Staley Family • The Stouse Family • Mary Miles and Owen Temple • Kim and Whit Williams
The Wittenbraker Family • Rosemary and Monty Wynn • The Yost Family • Anonymous
Cum Laude Anna and Scott Baker • Dianne Bangle • Maria Bergh and Kyle Rodemacher • Kathleen and Phil Buch • Stacy and John Burns
Jennifer and Chuck Campbell • Lily Chien-Davis and Darrell Davis • Sharon and Neelan Choksi • The Clare Family
Beth and Walter Compton • Holly and Peter Crosswell • Shannon Cunningham • Kristen and Aaron Day
John Donisi & Gina Hinojosa • The Eno Family •Marie and Clark Evans • Cari and Monte Ezell • The Fagelson Burger Family
Ann and Dave Gass • Stacy and Bart Gunkel • The Hewlitt Family • Stephanie and Corby Jastrow • The Kalbacher Family Evangelina and Keith Kreeger • The Lanier Family • Cole Looney • The Maebius Family • The Martin Family • The Mauldin Family The McConnico Family • The McCreight Family • The Moreno Family • Holly and Lee Norman • Vickie and Adam Price • Kit Purdy The Reider Family • Jessica and James Scott • Suzanne Soares and Craig Luthy • The Steinberg Family • The Swift Family
The Teague Family • The Tickle Family • The Unbehagen Family • The Watts Family • The Weiss Family • The Welch Family
Lauren and Matt Whelan • The Woller Family • Sandra and Jason Yancer
Exemplary Amy and Jimmy Barnard • The Bartley Family • The Blumenthal Family • The Boardman-Grimes Family
Katie Brice and James Heironimus • The Brooks/Weisz Family • Michelle Canning • The Carlson and Scarbrough Families
Lila Chirogianis • Clear River Landscape and Design • The Corliss Family • Karen C Cotter
The Creveling Family • Lisa Doggett • The Easton/Gillespie Family • Shera and David Eichler
The Gardner Family • The Hallam Family • Healing Foundations Physical Therapy • The Hudgeons Family
The Irwin Family • Kisla Jimenez and Jonathan Williams • Jessica and Chris Johnson
The Kern Family • The Kharod Family • The King Family • Dana and Jeff Kocurek
The Kunik Family • The Langert Family • Carolyn and Don Lewis
The Linroth Family • Stacy and Drew Mackintosh • The Macon Family
Jerry Manheimer & Debby Jacobvitz • Sara and John Marler • Rixi and Brink Melton
Deanna Miesch • Lesli and Chris Mosser • The Muñoz Family
The Noffke Doubrava Family • The O'Driscoll Family • Joyce and Ross Purdy
The Quigley Family • The Schlesinger Family • The Schneider Family
Arati and Ranjeev Singh • The Skelley Family • Monica and Baird Smith
The Smith Family • The Smith Family • The Steckler Family
The Stewart Family • The Strelitz-Block Family • The Sudduth Family
Bill Talbot • Amy Taylor • Paradise Taylor • The Tidmore Family
Margaret Wallace • The Webster Family • Stafford Wood
The Wolfie Family • Rachel Wright • The Young Family
Honor Roll The Abel Family • The Avila Family • Katherine and Ed Brown
Family of Liam Dadey • Ariana and Gustavo Davila • The Farley Family
Hernández-De Lissovoy Family • The Jones Family • Paula Pacotti
Angela and Jeff Peterson • Sara and Brian Sheerin • Deborah Trejo
Jennifer Voss • Anonymous
Does your child have a non-academic hobby, special interest or pandemic interest that you would like to have showcased in the yearbook? We want to make sure we highlight our students who do cool things outside of school and sports this year. If so, please fill out this form submitting details and images: https://forms.gle/bNDb1iTFKmnGug4E7 .
Senior Capstone Project on period poverty. We are collecting menstrual and personal hygiene products, specifically tampons, pads, masks, and new or gently used bras. There are collection stations at Austin High
chemistry wing next to the AGS hallway
The west entrance
We also have boxes set up at both Austin locations of Wheatsville.
Information that you share with the Wellness Counselor and/or your child's Academy Counselor is confidential. Counselors must break confidentiality only if someone reports being harmed, or being a danger to themselves or others. Parents are in charge of what information is shared with teachers.
Everyone at Austin High School is so proud of our seniors, and we know they’ll do great things out in the world! Check out this padlet to see what’s next for our senior class. Whether it’s continuing their education, serving in the military, taking a gap year or entering the work world, we celebrate all of the seniors’ accomplishments and their future plans! Seniors can still add their name, photo and plans after AHS to the padlet if they haven’t already.
Have a senior who is undecided? No problem! Reach out to your counselor or Liz Ownby in the AHS College & Career Center for some guidance. They can help with college applications, financial aid and other opportunities. Visit the AHS website for more information about senior activities.
We are a group of 18 high school students from Austin High. As part of our entrepreneurship class, we have created a company called Maroon Merch. We have put together a school spirit box which includes essential items that you need and also supports the Austin High Community.
Our first month’s box ($39.99) includes a Maroon logo Mask and a stainless-steel engraved Maroon water bottle, both original designs.
Our back to school package is perfect for surviving school during the pandemic and at the same time, helps to support our school and our entrepreneurship class.
The team played with heart (and no substitutes) the entire Regional tournament and placed 2nd, qualifying the four year old team for a first-ever State Tournament bid! They will compete on May 14&15 in Cy-Fair.
The following players were selected by the region’s coaches for the All-Region team honor: 1stTeam- Greysen Gaderson (10th), Owen Murphy (11th) 2ndTeam- Clayton Reimers (12th)
If you are interested in learning more about water polo and/or the AHS boys & girls water polo teams for next year, email email@example.com .
Congratulations AHS Girls Lacrosse on winning district! And congratulations to
the following 9 players receiving All State and All District awards:
Taylor Morrison - Senior, defense
Kaiya Crawley - junior, goalie
Katherine Dwyer-junior, attack
Ella McCutchin-junior, mid field
Anna May Stouse: junior, defense
Ale Kreeger: Sohomore, attack
As final exams approach, wouldn't it be nice to give your student some support and encouragement along with some treats? Austin High family and friends can now help students with the stress of finals and give them a morale boost, while at the same time, helping the Austin High Theatre Booster Club with their fundraising.
Purchase a goodie Care Package for a student, friend, or family member to help "fuel" them through finals. Anyone can purchase a goodie Care Package; parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc, and the Care Packages are for 9th - 12th graders. Students are also welcome to buy one for a friend, girlfriend, or boyfriend. Just make sure to add a personal note of encouragement! The packages will have snacks, fruit, stress relieving gadgets, and coupons. https://forms.gle/ctoLmSBidY6ysEzaA
Congratulations to the Austin High Boys Lacrosse Team! Austin High Boys Lacrosse had great success this year and finished their regular season with a 9-3 record. The State Playoffs started last weekend and AHS battled past two very good teams- beating St John's 12-9 in the rain on Saturday and beating Dripping Springs 11-8 in the heat on Sunday. These wins earned them a spot in the Final Four this weekend in Houston. The Maroons will take the field against Vandergrift in the Semi-Finals on Saturday, May 8 at 10am. If they win that game, they will compete for the Class A State Championship vs the winner of the St Mark's/Coppell game on Sunday at Noon. The Maroons are led by Head Coach Jordan Ruggeri. Good Luck Austin High Boys Lacrosse! Loyal Forever.
A special congratulations to the following players for being named to the THSLL Central District All-State Team: Jackson Hanson (Attack, 2022) and Miller Marks (Midfield, 2022). Congrats to the following players for being named to the THSLL Central District All-District Team: Harrison Hanson (Attack, 2023), Alex Mims (Attack, 2022) and Colin Murphy (Defense, 2021). Congrats to the following players for being named to the THSLL Central District Honorable Mention Team: Cole Mason (Defense, 2022) and Jory Richardson (Goalie, 2022). Go Maroons!
When June 28 – July 1 Where Small Middle School gym Who Boys and Girls entering 3rd – 5th grades 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Boys and Girls entering 6th – 9th grades 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost $100 per camper
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game. Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head boys basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided. Students will need to bring their own water bottle.
For children finishing-K through 7th grade students
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day
Camp Red Dragon is led by Austin High School Directors Annie & Billy Dragoo and the AHS Theatre students. Registration includes script, costumes, royalties for performance, and a snack each day. Campers bring their lunch and are given time each day for a picnic lunch in the outside park next to the theater.
We’d love to invite 6th-12th grade youth in your life to attend Spark Change Day! This event will take place virtually on May 15 from 1PM-5PM CST and will provided youth with a space to connect and learn about the power and impact of advocacy. Please be sure to share this engaging and free program opportunity with youth and community partners!
What is Spark Change Day?
As mentioned, Spark Change Day inspires youth in grades 6-12 to be civically engaged and helps them develop their unique voice to advocate for themselves and their community. This virtualfree event will include a training on the power of advocacy, a review of the legislative process, interactive exploration of issues which impact girls in our nation, and the opportunity to hear from local and national policy makers.
Spark Change Day Logistics:
Date: Saturday, May 15 Time: 1PM-5PM CST Where: Hop-In virtual platform Who: Youth in grades 6-12 Cost: There is no cost associated with attending Spark Change Day! A donation is appreciated but not required. Registration: bit.ly/sparkchangeday Featured Speakers: TBD