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- PTSA: AEF, links, Thank You 2020-2021 members!
- Culturally Proficient and Inclusive Committee Application
- Homecoming video
- Hall of Honor Steering Committee
- Austin High Student ID's
- Austin High Parking Info
- AGS Community Partners campaign
- Student Wellness: seminar
- Donation requests
- College & Career Center: Financial Aid info (FASFA), financial aid workshops,
Once again, the AHS PTSA and AEF Committee want to thank ALL of the 2019/20 AEF/ All In donors.
Even though the All In For Austin High spring event was cancelled due to COVID, we were still very fortunate to have had so many donations. These donations are allowing us to fund AHS needs now,
many of which in the spring and as a result of COVID, we didn't even know would exist. Here are some of the many AEF grants that are benefitting the students, teachers and staff at Austin High:
14 picnic tables for more outdoor seating
Numerous titles & copies of books needed for English classes and SpEd classes
10 iPads for LifeSkills (they don't use chromebooks)
THANK YOU to these PTSA members as of November 22nd :
Kati Achtermann, Braun Dadey Family, Katie Brice, Jennifer Foucher, Monsivais Family, Teeple Family, Cari Ezell, Heidi Hof, Andrea Kuehne, Plummer Family, Stafford Wood, Laura Bettor, Beth Compton, Carrie Heinley, Holland Family, Rachel O’Leary, Megan Ream, Carrie Williams, Theresa Attea, John Boardman, Botchway Family, Shelia Guinto, Katie Keenan, Dana Kocurek, Marsales Family, McConnico Family, Katherine Mosley, Tammy Munoz, Parks Family, Larissa Rodionov, Spier Day Family, Strehler Family, Suarez Family, Welch Family, Dianne Bangle, Amanda Bejarano, Jacquie Benestante, Julie Butler, Donovan Family, Gibson Family, Laurel Holland, Evangelina Kreeger, O'Driscoll Family, Melissa Orts, Joel Parker, Katherine Pike, Stripling Family, Sustaita Family, Whitfield Family, Stephanie Corliss, Stephen Erickson, Gibbons Family, Goss Family, Jody Haller, Jeff Jewesson, Kern Family, Miguel Martinez, McLean Family, Melissa Orts, Amen Clack Family, Anna Baker, Joelle Brown, Burns Family, Caroline Burruss, Wendy Carnegie, Leslie Davenport, Emiliano Del Riego, Marie Evans, Eledith Falk, Kristen Hanson, Anne Henderson, Kisla Jimenez, Stacy Jones, Kelley Evans Family, Kellner Maloney Family, Masssa Kourouma, Jennifer Kuczaj, Cissy Lara, Blair Liles, McKnight Styles Family, Kathryn Miller, Kristen Nelson, Angela Peterson, Pizer Stone Family, Kathryn Poth, Emily Quigley, Risk Family, Alexandra Saenz, Kathy Segura, Smith Family, April Smith, Rose Smith, Arlene Spears, Randa Stephenson, Jessica Tumey, Rebecca Walston, Williams Family, Kevin Brackmeyer, Cantu Family, Cardenas Thomas Family, Martha Clay, Allison Drish, Shera Eichler, Tiffany Francis, Megan Frederick, Gil Garcia, Ann Hallam, Heisel Family, Megan Hudgeons, Michelle Kinkade, Lance Kinney, Lebron Davila Family, Hannah Linroth, McGettrick Family, Deanna Miesch, Amanda Mishra, Joellen Peters, Reagan Rives, Laura Scott, Sarah Spreitzer McCalla, Gina Vance, Weisz Brooks Family, Lauren Whelan, Christine Williams, Rebecca Yerly, Paul Alvarado, Anderson Ewing Family, Archuleta Skelly Family, Badinelli Garrison Family, Matthew Butterfield, Noah De Lissovoy, Fish Family, Teresa Greenhaw, Hinojosa Donisi Family, Jessica Johnson, Dana Kadavy, Shelley Kilday, Stephanie Krizak-White, Margiotta deVarga Family, Moore Family, Jennifer Morey, Nathan Family, Rachel Noffke, Lisa Peters, Peterson Bull Family, Moyara Pharis, Potts Family, Laura Rockefeller, Andrea Scarborough, Wendy Schneider, Adam Stephens, Stephanie Tickle, Ashley Unbehagen, Jose Vela, Webster Family, Yllander Huh Family, Abel Family, Ricardo Baca, Beard Family, Simel Bey, Elise Bridges, Chichester Family, Lesley Childress, Stella Colunga, Day Family, Lisa Doggett, Dunn Bey Family, Gershon Family, Sandy Guzman, Hubert Family, McLarty Family, Karen Rabon, Chip Rives, Sara Y. Rosales, Heather Schuelke, Stewart Family, Teague Family, Delaine Teeple, Upchurch Family, Kathleen Woodhouse, Dennis Barrett, Tasha Callahan, Melissa Campbell, Campbell Family, Adina Chirogianis, Clare Family, Distel Family, Dwyer Family, Amber Elenz, Susan Farley, Wendy Foster, Christie Gaderson, Chastity Hodges/Jones Family, Hannah Huckaby, Stephanie Jastrow, Anna Larson, Maebius Family, Marler Family, Kimberly McEathron, Meinzer Family, Miller Family, Murphy Family, Nesbitt Family, Collin Ohanian, Parker Family, Jason Pitts, Ross Family, Shaw Family, Swift Family, Tate Family, Mary Miles Temple, Jennifer Voss, Waggoner Family, Worsham Family, Adams Family, Jennifer Banda, Amy Barnard, Katie Bartley, Amy Beisenherz, Maria Bergh, Lynn Boswell, Denise Brown, Kathleen Buch, Kylie Calvert, Chesney Family, Susan Chopra, Cochran Family, Brad Colbert, Cost Family, Holly Crosswell, Rodney Crouther, Shannon Cunningham, Day Family, Downing Family, Eathorne Family, Eno Family, Kellie Farris, John Fitzpatrick, Stacey Gardner, Henry Garlock, Jayne Gottschall, Melanie Greene, Stacy Gunkel, Lauren Halpern, Susan Hewlitt, Whitney Hyde, Laura Ihrig, Irwin Family, Wendy Jones, Daphne Kahle, Kalbacher Family, Sharmila Kassam, Debbie Kent, Knaggs Family, Sarah Laipis Eno, Lindsey Langley Sartain, Alana Lilie, Mark Littlefield, Stacy Mackintosh, Amy Martin, Clayton Maxwell, Vanessa McNamara, Rixi Melton, Brenda Mendoza, Minnigerode Family, Moreno Family, Mosser Family, Michelle Nguyen, Jessica Nittolo, Norman Family, Allison Orr, Pacheco Family, Mary Ellen Phelan, Tracy Proler, Reider Family, Brodie Rodemacher, Ronald Rosenberg, Scott Family, Scott Family, Cilla Scott, Lee Simmons, Amy Smith, Smith Family, Stewart Family, Kelly Stouse, Philippa Strelitz, Holly Sudduth, Laura Tadayon, Kelly Tagle, Mona Taylor, Cara Tomlinson, Kathie Tovo, Michelle Traudt, Trejo Family, Wade Family, Casie Wenmohs, Kasey Williams, Rosemary Wynn, Sandra Yancer, and Yonge Family
along with these supportive TEACHERS… Lea Lopez, Nicole Anderson Arenas, Jen Ostarch, Dustin Smurthwaite, Cindy St. John, Hector Barrientos, Jackson Bauer, Abby Burnham, Diana Clawson, Nadine Cooper, Miranda Grabowski, Elyse Hall, Elizabeth Jenkins, Steve Maddox, Gay Myrick, Margaret Nott, Liz Ownby, Alyssa Potasznik, Devon Steiner, Deena Telley, Lindsey Abel, James Collins, Kathryn Dube, Alex Eberly, Debra Groth, Chuck Harris, Liz Jenkins, Nick Lebo, Liz Nichols, La Shawn Thompson-Tanksley, Charlsie Johnson, Adriana Longoria, Tanya Mast, Tara Miller, Ana Maria Solis, Stacy Webster, Kerri Ault, Lisa Baylor, Cecilia Brittain, Billy Brown, Holly Carlton, Alexandra Caspers, Rolando Duarte, David Edwards, Patty Fuentes, Amber Guerrero, Jason Kramer, Ralph Miller, Camille Nix, Pam Quackenbush, Norma Jean Ramos, Lance Roberts, Jocelyn Satterwhite, Lawrence Sclerandi, Melanie Sherwood, Mauri Sparks, Amy Taylor, Cherry Whipple, Kelly Wroblewski, Jordan Attra, Elizabeth Clausen, Christopher Todd Coffey, TR Forrest, Brian Frock, Emma Gryger, Katie Holbrook, Brad Ingram, Linda Lessner, Laura Luddy, Maura Masters, Jessica Mitchell, Finny Philip, Tony Randel and Kristen Vassallo
AHS is forming a Culturally Proficient and Inclusive (CP&I) Committee of students, parents, and staff. The purpose of the committee is to work to create an inclusive, multicultural campus community environment in which all students, staff, and faculty receive what they need in order to maximize their academic, social, and emotional potential. To examine campus culture from the perspective of philosophy, policy, and practice, and disrupt inequitable practices. If you are interested in applying to serve on this committee, please complete the application in this link:
Parking on the Austin High Campus is by permit only. Students requesting parking permits must possess a valid driver’s license and have proof of insurance for any vehicle to be permitted. Only one parking permit in the form of a hang tag will be issued per student per school year. A permit is not a guarantee of an available parking spot on any given day. Daily parking is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Dear Parents and Friends of Austin High School's Academy for Global Studies,
Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the AGS Community Partners campaign. We have already raised over $15,000 for our teachers and students and for that we are so grateful!
We would love additional support from our community at any level and there is still time to contribute. DONATE HERE
In past years and under different circumstances, AGS Community Partners has provided an opportunity for individuals and local businesses to support the Academy for Global Studies (AGS) program by providing funds for travel scholarships for our curriculum-based learning expeditions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospect of travel will be very limited this year for the students in the AGS program. However, AGS faculty are looking at creative alternatives to provide perspective-broadening opportunities for their students.
For this reason, we still need your help in supporting the students this year. Last year, with your incredible generosity, we were able to raise over $45,000 for scholarships to ensure that all AGS students could take part in the incredible AGS travel curriculum. We cannot thank you enough for your continued generosity.
With overwhelming gratitude, this year AGS Community Partners seeks to raise $25,000 to support virtual programs in the Academy of Global Studies. The teachers are exploring creative ways to give the students curriculum-based experiences outside the classroom, either virtual or in person. Much like how AGS reaches beyond the Austin High community to spread global awareness, we are reaching out to individual and corporate sponsors like you to help us ensure equal opportunity for all of our students.
Thank you to our 2020 Donors
We cannot thank you enough for your incredible outpouring of support!
Thank you to our 2020 Donors!
Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP
Anna Belle and Rob Williams
Allison Bowers and Aaron Hamilton
Debbie and Tim Collins
Wendy and Doug Kreeger
Mary Jane and Arturo Monsivais
Lesley and Cullen Childress
Chris and Tammy Cochran
Mila and Jody Ferguson
The Hersch Family/August Morgan
Evangelina and Keith Kreeger
Autumn and Clay Little
The Meinzer Family
Hayden and Drew Miller
Kristen and John Nelson
The Stokes Family
The Stouse Family
Delaine and Bryan Teeple
The Tickly Family
Elizabeth Adams, Realtor
Brooke P. Box
Stacy and John Burns
Jennifer and Chuck Campbell
Tina Hambly Real Estate
Holly and Lee Norman
The Kelley Family
The McConnico Family
The Maebius Family
The O’Kelley Family
Vickie and Adam Price
The Sartain Family
The Teague Family
The Law office of Carlos Eduardo Cardenas
Heather and Bobby Chesney
Lisa and Brian O’Neill
The Pharis Family
The Swift Family
The Tidmore Family
There is still time to support our students and teachers!
Will you help us reach our goal by making your tax-deductible donation today? Donate onlineHERE or make checks payable to Austin High School, and write “AGS Community Partners” on the memo line.
Austin High School
Attn: Maria Quick
1715 Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78703
For more information regarding AGS Community Partners, please clickHERE
We are pleased to announce that Austin High Academy for Global Studies Booster Club will now pop up on the Dell list as an automatic match for donated funds. EIN: 82-3919199
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.
Also, as a general resource to give parents with children receiving Special Education Services, this organization is a wonderful source of info. https://prntexas.org/
United Way Community Meals, Meal Distributions and Thanksgiving Baskets English/Spanish
The Blue Santa sign up link through Austin Voices is open for registration now. Families apply directly. They must have children 14 yrs and younger to apply. Gifts will be for children, food for family. Families must pick up their gifts and food from the distribution site. Family must live in Austin City Limits. Applying does not guarantee services. Apply for the family that lives in your household, only.
Coats for Kids, sponsored by the Junior League of Austin and in collaboration with Austin ISD is excited to provide warm winter coats to students across the district! Along with Jack Brown Cleaners, KVET, and KVUE —The Junior League of Austin will provide over 30,000 coats to Central Texas children in need.
Donate gifts for children 3 months-17 years old
Wednesday or Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm
December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th,17th & 18th
6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 307
Hey, Austin High parents and students!
We are two seniors collecting clothing for our Senior Seminar project: a community clothes swap to promote sustainable fashion! We will be picking up clothing over the next two weeks so that we can wash and sanitize clothes before our upcoming public clothing swap. We are looking for clothes for all ages, sizes, and genders. Please email us (email@example.com) to set up a contactless pickup time if you would like to make a donation.
Ava Sharpe and Izzy Krause
Due to the pandemic, to limit contact Operation Blue Santa will be collecting monetary donations and will provide gift cards and food to families.
Donate gifts for children 3 months-17 years old
Wednesday or Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm
December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th,17th & 18th
6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 307
Austin High's Ballet Folklorico will hold an end of semester virtual recital on Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm live on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FolkloricoMaroons. This will not be a traditional performance. All the dancers will be safe at home on ZOOM, but it is a chance to see what our dance company has been working on this semester. 2020 makes things harder for us all, but that doesn't mean we can't dance! More details are to come, but mark your calanders!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!
If your daughter is interested in playing AHS Women's Soccer and
is not in the soccer class and has not been attending practices,
she must email Coach Riley BEFORE December 1, 2020.
He will make sure that she gets the opportunity.
Click here to order AHS Women's Soccer Spirit Wear!
Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)It is important to try and get it completed during the month of October. The Texas priority deadline for the most aid is Jan. 15th. This application is sent to all the schools you plan to apply to, and they reward you with need-based aid in the form of loans, grants, & work study, and some scholarships too.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Now that you filed your FAFSA, check out the scholarship list in Naviance, in the college tab, under scholarship list. Local scholarship are updated in Naviance regularly. The local scholarship list is in Naviance, in college tab, under 'scholarship list'. Make sure to look early and often at these. Remember each school you apply to may also have scholarships they award to you too, and sometimes their scholarship deadline is earlier than their application deadline, so do your research and don't procrastinate. The AISD scholarshipscoop is another helpful resource.
Colleges offer a lot of scholarships too, for various reasons, some offer scholarships based on your grades, talent, or need based scholarships. Make sure to research the colleges you are applying to beforehand to understand if your application automatically considers you for scholarships, or if there are additional applications you will need to fill out. Sometimes a college's scholarship deadline to apply is before their regular application deadline, so start planning early in your senior year.