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From the Principal's Desk:
Welcome, Austin Academy for Excellence parents and teachers!
As the commencement of the 2014-2015 school year approaches, it is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to forge new relationships with our first year students, strengthen relationships with our returning students, and provide multiple avenues for all of our students to experience success.A critical component in maximizing this effort is our communication with parents.To support this endeavor, we invite and encourage all educational stakeholders to access and utilize the various media tools including the GISD website, AAE website, twitter and e-mail.
Additionally, please plan on attending Meet the Teacher Night on September 17, 2014. This event will include a 6:00 p.m. PTA meeting followed by an opportunity to walk through student schedules and hear a brief introduction from each teacher. To compensate for our limited parking, a shuttle bus will transport attendees from the parking lot of the Alternative Education Center (AEC, at the intersection of Country Club and Miller) to Austin Academy and back.Parents may park at either location, but we recommend using the shuttle.
On behalf of the entire staff and faculty of Austin Academy, please be assured that we graciously and sincerely accept our role in facilitating each student’s educational growth and welcome partnerships with our parents. Feel free to contact the school if we may be of assistance.
Looking forward to a fantastic school year!
A Fresh Start for 2014-2015
As summer draws to a close and teachers are busy readying their rooms, we begin to set goals for the new school year. What will you accomplish this year? Will you work to raise your grades? Do you plan to join a club and run for an office? Perhaps you have goals for the athletics' teams. Will this be your year to be recognized at UIL? Whatever you do, wherever your talents lie, set a goal and get ready to make it happen.
We have goals that we have set too. We are looking forward to our first year as an AVID school. We have a new class schedule. We have high expectations for our students and have set goals and planned activities for the year that will ensure student success.
We will have Jordan Sonnenblick joining us again in the fall. Our sixth graders should read "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" over the summer. Seventh Grade has been assigned "Curveball" and eighth grade should read "Notes from the Midnight Driver". Take some time this summer to read a few of his other books too. GISD has also published a suggested reading list for students. Be sure to take advantage of summer reading programs at the local libraries.
We hope that you have achieved your summer goals and we look forward to seeing you again on Aug 25.
New Faculty and Staff
Please join us in welcoming new members to our staff:
- Julie Goodwin - Piano
- Aaron Gallagher - Theater
- Bree Parmer - 7th and 8th ELA
- Amy Patterson - 7th Science
- Brian Chandler - ABC unit
- Linda Erickson - Speech Pathologist
In the Know
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