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Class of 2021 Elects Student Council

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The sixth grade student council candidates gathered on Sept. 12, 2014 for the election speeches in which Alexa Perez was chosen as class president, Emma Tatum vice-president, and Jackie Maclean and Marlin Gomez as the representatives. “There will always be ups and downs but as the governor Ann Richards said, ‘The thing the public wants…

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Ann Richards Foundation retires the Birthday Bash, adopts new spring fundraiser

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The Ann Richards Foundation will not hold the annual celebration and fundraiser known as The Birthday Bash this September, and will replace it with a larger event called Reaching for the Stars. “September is a really special month for Ann Richards,” said Principal Jeanne Goka. “She was born in the month of September, she also died in September. So…

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ARS students react to Joan River’s death

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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, died September 4, 2014. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords on August 28 when she stopped breathing. Rivers was taken to the hospital, and had been on life support for the past week. Rivers was in movies such as Shrek 2 and The Smurfs, and the TV show Fashion…

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Ann Richards Admin unveils new Bring Your Own Device policy

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The Ann Richards School unveiled a new “Bring Your Own Device” policy on Wednesday of last week, and has been introducing each grade level to the new system day by day. “We’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Assistant Principal Waugh*, who has been introducing the policy to each grade level. “It was…

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Ann Richards Varsity Volleyball team starts season

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The Ann Richards School Varsity Volleyball team started their new season with their first district game last Tuesday, August 26th, versus Travis High School. “I’m so excited,” said Maura Cosgrove, coach of the Ann Richards Varsity volleyball team.  “I’ve been looking forward to this season since the last season ended.” Cosgrove’s Varsity team won the 4A…

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Faculty encourages creativity by chopping down wall: The Ann Richards Maker Space

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Two weeks before students began the steady stream into the Ann Richards School, a core group of teachers and administrators brainstormed ideas for shop tables through the noise of a wall being chopped down in the eastern corner of the school. This was the first part of building the Ann Richards Maker Space. In April 2013, Ms. Waugh…

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6th graders experience first day at Ann Richards

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One hundred and forty-six sixth graders came for their first day of middle school at Ann Richards on Monday, August 25. They participated in many of the school’s first-day rituals.  “I think I had a pretty good day,” said Olivia Benavidez, an incoming sixth grader at Ann Richards.  When asked about their emotional state the morning…

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