4th and 5th Grade String Camp held at Austin High

Is your student interested in playing with the orchestra in Middle School? Come to Austin High on Saturday, January 20th and let your student try out a violin, viola, cello, or bass for the day. Teaching and demonstration will be followed by a mini concert.

2018 Winter Camp Poster for 4th and 5th grade Orchestra Camp
Camp Registration Form
String Camp Schedule

Trail of Lights Parking at Austin High

If you are heading out to the Zilker Park Trail of Lights avoid the long lines and wait times and consider parking at Austin High to support the Orchestra Program!

Flyer for Trail of Lights Parking Fundraiser

String Camp for 4th and 5th Graders at Austin High

The Austin High School String Camp is a fun event for 4th and 5th graders! Students will spend the day learning the basics of how to play a string instrument. No previous experience necessary!

Saturday, Jan. 21st at Austin High School

Registration begins at 9:00 am

Mini-Concert at 1:30 pm 

To register, click on the String Camp link at austinhighorchestra.com

$25 if you register by Monday, Jan 16.  $30 thereafter, including morning of the event.


AHS Orchestra Camp Flyer


Going to the Trail of Lights? Park at Austin High School and help support the Austin High School Orchestra.  See the flyer for more info.

Trail of Lights Parking

AISD News and Information

AISD Innovation Summit‏; Mark your Calendars!

All AISD parents, students, and teachers are invited to attend the second AISD Innovation Summit on Saturday, February 20th from 9am-2pm.  Over 50 teachers and students will be presenting some of the technology they are using this year in the classroom.

This free event at Austin High School is open to the public.  For a schedule of events, list of breakout sessions and information about our nationally-recognized keynote speaker, please visit our website at bit.ly/aisdinnovationsummit .


Out-of-District Transfer News from Interim Director of Student Services

Effective immediately, to support our enrollment efforts, any student who withdraws because the family has moved out of the district can apply for and receive an out of district transfer to continue at that school through its highest grade.  This includes a family who moves during the school year or during the summer.

Parents/guardians can find the transfer form online (https://www.austinisd.org/transfer) or in our office (CAC, A200).  We would need proof of the new address and a picture ID.

We will add a line to the withdrawal paperwork in TEAMS informing parents of this option.

Please explain this option to all families who move out of AISD.  If you need to pursue a revocation, please do so using the transfer revocation process in collaboration with your Associate Superintendent.  That would be a separate process.

Austin High Orchestra fundraiser: Parking for Trail of Lights

Please consider supporting the Austin High Orchestra during the remaining days of Trail of Lights and at the same time finding convenient parking!

For only $10, park at Austin High School, which is within easy walking distance to the Trail of Lights. Parking is available beginning at 6pm each of the evenings of December 14-19 (Monday through Saturday) and again on December 21 and 22 (Monday and Tuesday). (The AHS parking lots are unavailable for outside parking on Sundays.)

The Trail of Lights opens each evening at 7pm.

For more information, please visit the Austin High Orchestra website at http://austinhighorchestra.com/.

Thank you!

— Vicki Almstrum(president of the AHSO parent board)



Monster Concert & Carnival

The Stephen F. Austin High School Monster Concert is on Friday, October 30th from 4:30 to 9pm in the east parking lot. The event includes games, food, live music by local bands, a haunted house, and music performances by Austin High Vertical Team Orchestras.

Austin High Principal Support Team

Zilker is looking for a volunteer to join the Austin High Principal Support Team.  The goal of the team is to strengthen the ties and build community between the Austin High vertical team schools.  If your child(ren)are on track to attend AHS, please consider attending these valuable meetings.   The meetings are held once a month at 9:30am at Austin High.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Rachel Elder at rachelreit@hotmail.com

Read More About the Austin High Vertical Team

Getting To Know Austin High

Zilker Elementary is a feeder school to O Henry Middle School and Austin High School. Austin High was founded in 1881 and was the first public high school in the state of Texas. Check out www.austinhighmaroons.org and click on the “KAHS News Video” for a great inside look at Austin High!


Austin High CAC seeks new parent members

Austin High School CAC seeks new parent members

The Austin High School CAC (Campus Advisory Council) invites interested Austin High parents to apply for a 2-year term, May 2015-April 2017 by submitting a CAC membership application by Friday, March 27 to Renee Fairchild, Assistant to Principal Sandy Compian (cfairchi@austinisd.org).

The Austin High CAC is an important campus committee made up of Austin High school teachers, support staff, parents, and community members who meet with Principal Compian on the first Monday of each month from 5:30pm-7:00pm to discuss school-related issues and provide input on campus-level decisions, particularly those which address student needs and achievement. Our goal is to have parental participation representing Austin High students who graduated from a broad range of our feeder schools, including: Small, Martin, Barton Hills, Bryker Woods, Mathews, Zilker, Patton, Oak Hill, Pease, Casis, and O.Henry, as well as Fulmore, Kealing, private, and others. Additional information about the Austin High CAC can be found at http://www.austinhighmaroons.org/cac-campus-advisory-council.html

Questions? Contact CAC Co-Chair John Dagar (jdagar@austinisd.org) or Cathy K Smith (thesmiths2506@austin.rr.com).