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June 9, 2014

New Episode Inside AISD

Inside AISD   Season 2 Episode 9   6/12/2014

The ninth episode of Inside AISD is scheduled to premier Thursday June 12, 2014 at 6:30pm.
Christian Haddad, senior at Bowie High School, Rachel Hart, senior at McCallum High School, and Raven Moreno, senior at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, host this episode.

Inside AISD airs on AISD TV Ch. 22 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00am as well as being posted to the blog at

The new episode is featured on AISD-TV (Channel 22 on Time Warner and Grande Systems and on the channel 99 menu system on U-verse. The show airs on Channel 22 and the AISD-TV live stream on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, June 10  - 6:30 pm 
Thursday, June 12 - 6:30 pm 
Saturday, June 14 - 6:30 pm 

Sunday, June 15 - 8:00 am 
Tuesday, June 17 - 6:30 pm 
Thursday, June 19 - 6:30 pm 
Saturday, June 21 - 6:30 pm 

Sunday, June 22 - 8:00 am 
Tuesday, June 24 - 6:30 pm 
Thursday, June 26 - 6:30 pm 
Saturday, June 28 - 6:30 pm 

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00 am 
Tuesday, July 1 - 6:30 pm 
Thursday, July 3 - 6:30 pm 
Saturday, July 5 - 6:30 pm

Below are descriptions of the topics covered in this episode.
APIE Salute – AISD and Austin Partners in Education co-hosted the annual event Salute.  It is an opportunity to recognize team AISD for their dedication to student excellence and achievement in our schools. AISD's Teachers of Promise, newly Board Certified Teachers and Teachers of the Year were also recognized. 

APIE Celebrate – Volunteers play an integral role in AISD by committing their time, talent and energy to support students, and strengthen Austin schools.  AISD and Austin Partners in Education honored hundreds of volunteers at the annual event Celebrate.

Teacher of the Year – Austin ISD's 2014 Teacher of the Year is James Butler a Prekindergarten teacher at Gullett Elementary School. He ensures that the school's newly formed Pre-K program is up to standard with AISD guidelines and that the program continues to grow and serve as a positive addition to the Gullett community.

Sudler Shield - Austin ISD's James Bowie High School Outdoor Performing Ensemble was awarded as a 2013 Sudler Shield Recipient, the highest achievement a marching band can receive.
Great News Highlights: 
Latino Academic Achievement Awards – AISD honored outstanding Latino sixth- through 12th-grade students and Austin community members at the annual Latino Academic Achievement Awards. 

Gates Millennium Scholar – Crockett High School senior Sara Navarro has been named as a Gates Millennium Scholar.  The scholarship will provided full college funding for her undergraduate and graduate work.  Sara plans to use the scholarship at UT-Austin to become a pharmacy technician.

North Acres Bridge – Crossing Guards escorted Hart Elementary School students across the new North Acres Bridge to the campus. This bridge and sidewalk create a safe connection to the school, allowing students to walk or bike to school.

Diversity Night – Barrington Elementary School's Dual Language program hosted Multicultural Night. The celebration showcased music and dance performances, along with food from different cultures.

Lions Club Sportsmanship Awards - The Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club honored two Austin ISD high school athletics teams with Sportsmanship Awards. The Lions Club presented awards to Bowie's football team, which is coached by Jeff Ables, and Anderson's girls basketball team, which is coached by Katrina Hall.