News & Accolades
Weekly Newsletter from the PTSA
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The field trip to the Kimbell Museum of Art to see the Picasso and Matisse art exhibit scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10th to depart at 7:00 a.m. has been postponed until probably January due to the uncertainty surrounding the inclement weather in Austin and Fort Worth.
Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2013-2014
Monday, December 16
1st period exam 9:00 – 11:00
2nd period 11:10 – 11:43
3rd A Lunch 11:43 – 12:22
3rd A class 12:28 – 1:01
3rd B class 11:49 – 12:22
3rd B Lunch 12:22 – 1:01
4th period 1:07 – 1:40
5th period 1:46 – 2:19
6th period 2:25 – 2:57
7th period 3:03 – 3:36
8th period 3:42 – 4:15
Tuesday, December 17
2nd period exam 9:00 - 11:00
3rd period exam 11:10 - 1:10
Wednesday, December 18
4th period exam 9:00 - 11:00
5th period exam 11:10 - 1:10
Thursday, December 19
6th period exam 9:00 - 11:00
7th period exam 11:10 - 1:10
Friday, December 20*
8th period exam 9:00 - 11:00
Class time 11:10 - 1:10
*Students who submit a note from a parent allowing them to leave campus after the 8th period final period will be dismissed. Otherwise, they will remain in class until 1:10.
Notes from parents should be submitted to the 8th period teacher at 10:55am.
Visual Arts Announcements
Visual Arts Faculty - The Glass Art Exhibit of Mrs. Andrews’ students continues on display at the library on the second floor.
Visual Communication Faculty – Some 100 photographs of Mrs. Sherwood’s student artists will enter the 2013 ATPI (Association of Texas Photography Instructors) Fall Photo Contest. Attached is the link for you to know more about the contest: http://www.atpi.org/contests/
Austin High School now has two registrars to take care of the needs of your student from 7:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday. Gina Desha takes care of students A - L, and Annette Wood takes care of students M - Z. Hours for new student registration are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each day. A prospective student or parent may come by the registrar's office and pick up an enrollment packet any time during the day, but actual registration hours are in the mornings only.
Way to Go, Billy Dragoo!
Billy Dragoo, Theatre Arts Director and Head of the Fine Arts Department at Austin High School, has been named Theatre Educator of the Year by the Texas Educational Theatre Association. He will be honored at the TETA annual conference in January.
Dragoo has been at Austin High for 20 years. He taught at Granbury High School and Bowie High School in Arlington before coming to Austin High in the fall of 1993. Mr. Dragoo earned a BFA from The University of Texas in 1987 and a Master of Arts from The University of London in 1990. In the summer of 2002, Mr. Dragoo was granted a scholarship to study at the Globe Theatre in London. He has directed more than 90 shows in his career. Among his favorites are Equus, The Secret Rapture, A Flea in Her Ear, Anna in the Tropics, Juno and the Paycock and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. He and his students have appeared at the UIL One Act Play State Finals eight times. Granbury High School appeared there in 1988 (taking third place in AAAA) and in 1989. Austin High School has made six consecutive appearances at the UIL 5A One Act Play State Contest (the conference record 2007- 2012) and has won three of the last five State Championships. While teaching at Austin High, he has three times been named “Teacher of the Year” -- in 1997 and 2003 and 2011. He was recently named the 2013 Inspirational Theatre Educator by the Educational Theatre Association.
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2013-2014 Welcome Letter from the Principal
Notice to Parents
2013-14 Annual AHERA & IPM Notification Letter
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Check out all the upcoming events on the Calendar Page!
4 - Orchestra Concert: 6:30 pm in the PAC
5 - Choir Winter Concert: 6:30 pm in the PAC
5-7 - Theater: "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 pm in the Preas
6 - Ballet Folklorico's Dinner Show:
9 - Tea with the Principal: 4:30-5:30 pm in Cafe Austin on the 2nd floor
9 - AGS Sophomore Parent Meeting: 6:00 pm in the Library
11 - AGS Junior Parent Meeting: 6:00 pm in the Library
12 - AGS Senior Parent Meeting: 6:00 pm in the Library
16-20 - Final Exams (see schedule under the "Students" tab above)
8 - AHS Alumni Panel: 10:30 am in the Library
9 -PTSA General Meeting: 11:30 am-1:00 pm in Cafe Austin
13 - CAC Meeting: 5:30 in the Library
14 - PSAT Score Interpretation Night: 6:30 pm in the Library
15 - College Athletics Info Night: 6:30 pm in the Library
28 - Coffee with the Principal: 8:30-9:30 pm in Cafe Austin on the 2nd floor
3 - CAC Meeting: 5:30 pm in the Library
13-14 - New Student Registration
3 - CAC Meeting: 5:30 pm in the Library
5 -PTSA General Meeting: 11:30 am-1:00 pm in Cafe Austin
24 - Tea with the Principal: 4:30-5:30 pm in Cafe Austin on the 2nd floor
7 - CAC Meeting: 5:30 pm in the Library
15 - ACC Advising: All day (graduating seniors)
16 - ACC Advising: All day (graduating seniors)
5 - CAC Meeting: 5:30 pm in the Library
9 - Ballet Folklorico's Gran Show de Primavera
13 - Coffee with the Principal: 8:30-9:30 pm in Cafe Austin on the 2nd floor
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