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Changes and Challenges: Adjustments Faced by Students and Staff in the New School Year 

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  It’s a new year at Ann Richards, and students and staff are just beginning to settle into the rhythm of school. The year starts with a major shift in schedules, now distinguishing Mondays to be used for personalized schedules which we call “flex days.” This change took a lot of getting used to, for…

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Education Expansion: Khan Academy Furthers Learning Outside of the Classroom

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Since its release in 2007, Khan Academy has become a technological education superpower. Students all over the world use it, and it is just as relevant at the Ann Richards School. Teachers here use Khan Academy to assign lectures and notes outside of class, and students use the site for review, class work or SAT…

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Advice For Stars: Michelle Morse’s Speech from the Ann Richards Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Last Friday morning, the Ann Richards School was overflowing with supporters, parents, and current and former students and faculty. This large group was gathered to announce the official groundbreaking for our new school as well as to celebrate the successes achieved and the ones to come. And, of course, to thank all of those who…

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Wild, Wild, West: Students’ perspectives on the West Austin Studio Tour and future art events

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On May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., student artists, musicians, performers, and supporters gathered throughout the halls of the Ann Richards School to commemorate the fine arts celebration that is the West Austin Studio tour. Incorporating both student work and local Austin artists, this is the second year the spring event has been hosted…

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Where There’s a Weld There’s a Way: The Start of the Welding Club

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In high school, classes can feel creatively limiting to students. With curriculum benchmarks,AP and STAAR tests to prepare students for, there’s little time to learn anything else. This creates a learning environment where students have little opportunity to explore their identity and passions, or learn practical, real-world skills. . In some cases, students decide to…

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