During the first-day-of-school news conference, Superintendent Carstarphen welcomed teachers and families to AISD. The district's new Chief Academic Officer, Pauline Dow, spoke about student achievement, followed by thoughts on child development from the school's namesake, Anita Uphaus, who pointed out that "the district's 2025 and 2026 graduates are here with us today." The press conference wrapped up with a few words from Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
The press conference will air on AISD-TV Channel 22 on the following dates and times:
Friday, September 7 - 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 - 9:00 pm