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Full bloom: Sixth graders finding leadership through gardening

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The 6th grade gardens are blooming and full of vegetables that are ready for consumption. This can be attributed to Ms. Carey Warner, who has been working to let the sixth graders make an impact. “As far as the green spaces in our campus go, they’re the leaders on our campus in that,” said Ms.…

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Crazy Climate: AISD Bad Weather makeup days

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After three snow days and a late start on the week of January 15, the majority of students were ecstatic, although many teachers were enthused about the delay, due to missed class time. “Half the students didn’t get to study for their test and that made me sad,” Ms. Brianne Welser, 10th grade World History…

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Good-bye Goka: Jeanne Goka’s Last Day as Ann Richards School Principal

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Level up!: Austin teens spark change through theatre arts

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CLYTE wraps up their performance at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Photo by Amelia Bagnaschi. The room is filled with hustle and bustle, sounds of laughter and comradely bouncing off of the walls. All collaboratively working to Change Lives. Together. Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, or “CLYTE”, is a partnership between…

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Breaking Bond: AISD to pass bond for renovations of Ann Richards

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Holes in the Ann Richards’ track seen during a STEM class in early May. Photo by Alexandra Lopez. 7:30 A.M. Athletes on the track team sprint on the compressed track, ignoring how it stains their shoe soles red and avoiding the places with gaps of missing rubber. 8:30 A.M. Students work on projects before school…

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Bonded together: ARS student and staff opinions on AISD bond

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AISD proposed a bond to remodel several schools in need of improved learning environments. Ann Richards is one of the schools on the bond, and if it passes the school will undergo a renovation. This bond, which asks for extra money from taxpayers to do something that is more than what they are already paying…

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Crossing the finish: Track and field team participates in AISD District meet

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The Ann Richards track and field team participated in the AISD District meet on the 5th and 6th of April after a long 6-7 meet season. Ten throwers and runners qualified for the area meet by placing in the top 4 of a varsity event. The area meet will be held on April 20th in…

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Kicking it: Athletic trainer to take maternity leave

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Athletic trainer Rachel Mahoney works in her office near the main gym. She deals with physical paperwork for each athlete and helps athletes with both major and minor injuries. Photo by Sammie Seamon. Athletic trainer Rachel Mahoney is a familiar and friendly face around Ann Richards. However, she is expecting a new baby, and will…

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Inauguration Day: Students and staff respond to Trump’s presidency

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On January 20th, 2017, the day of 45th President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration, students filed in through the doors of the Ann Richards School like it’s just another Friday. But for some, today is a day of expression and protest, and a chance to make their voices heard. Before winter break, eighth grade students Frida…

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Naomi Shihab Nye visits 6th grade english classes

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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye visited Ann Richards and helped 6th graders do workshops on Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13. 6th graders have been studying poetry since the beginning of the new semester, and will soon complete a poetry portfolio. Nye said she has been doing workshops at Ann Richards for many years. “I’ve come every time they’ve…

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More than a principal

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“I’m going to miss her so much,” said Desiree Robinson, a current senior at the Ann Richards School. Texanna Turner retired at the end of the 2014 fall semester of this year, after serving 5 years at Ann Richards and over 30 years with the AISD district. Turner has worked with Mrs. Goka, Ann Richards School principal,…

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