Final Score- Eagles 24; Manor 17. It was a big win for the Akins Eagles on Fri., Nov. 10. After this great win, the Akins Eagles are going to the Play-Offs against Cedar Ridge High School. The game at Mustang Stadium was awesome! Congratulations!
So with this win, the Akins Eagles are in 3rd place. We will face Round Rock Cedar Ridge Thursday the 16th at 7:30 pm @ Kelly Reeves Stadium. Cedar Ridge was the District champ in their district so they get choice of date and location of game.
The Texas State Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, visited Akins High School business class on Thursday, Oct. 26 to talk to Mr. Andrew Hebenstreit's business students about financial literacy. The lesson included playing "Financial Football" as a class.
Mr. Hebenstreit's class had a great time, asked great questions, learned financial literacy, and were very grateful that Mr. Hegar took the time to visit.
More to come - they brought a whole film crew along!
At the USBands Southwestern Championship this past Saturday, October 21st the Akins Eagle Band performed twice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys!
AEB was the Runner-up Class Champion for Class IV and earned a spot in the finals competition that evening. The Akins Band finished the night with a strong 10th place overall finish! Enjoy the finals performance!
Senior Portrait sign-up ends Oct. 27. Photos will be taken on Oct. 30 – 31.
On Tuesday, August 29, every Akins High School student was assigned their own computer. The EVERYONE to One initiative extends that opportunity and allows students to take a computer home. The current state of the art for these computers is a laptop that converts to a tablet with a touchscreen. This is known as a “two-in-one” Chromebook. In addition, every student will receive a durable chromebook sleeve.
Click on the above link for more information, including PARENT OPT-IN LAPTOP USE FORM for home use.
According to the U.S. News & World Report, Akins High Schools ranks as one of the top high schools in Texas. Click on link above for more information.
Dr. Charles Akins – the educator for whom Akins High in South Austin was named — died early Wednesday morning, Austin school district officials confirmed.
More students are eating breakfast in the classroom more than previous school years! This program has made a huge difference for students. Click on the above link.
The Akins Band students represented Akins High School with excellence!
31 Students Advancing to the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest
53 First Division "Superior" Ratings on Solos
5 First Division "Superior" Ratings on Ensembles
29 Second Division "Excellent" Ratings on Solos
4 Second Division "Excellent" Ratings on Ensembles
Akins High School had its annual Academy Information Fair on Feb. 1, 2017. There was a large turnout of potential students and parents. There were more than 25 programs being showcased at this event. The Counseling Dept. also provided 2 mini sessions on graduation plans and endorsements. More than 300 8th graders from Paredes Middle School attended our event.
Akins High School received $10,000 from local McDonald’s owners.
The school took part in the franchise’s “lovin’ school spirit” hashtag contest during the fall and came out on top. All McDonald’s operators in the Austin-area are locally owned, which is why they decided to give back to the community where they live and work.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Monday through Friday, five students make their way into Room 334 at Akins High School. They are greeted by their teacher Mr. Jeff Schafer and two aides.
“Even if two students have the same disability, the way it expresses itself is really different,” said Schafer.
Kassey Rocha is a 2016 Akins graduate and current St. Ed's student. She was in Choir and Art, as well as in Film Studies. Through Film Studies, she had the opportunity to intern with Mexic-Arte's Screen It! program. Mexic-Arte was selected from programs across the country due to their dedication to promoting literacy and cultural awareness. Kassey will be recognized on Tuesday, Nov. 15th when she accepts this award at the White House, presented by Michelle Obama.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the PTA hosted their first "Loteria" fundraiser which was a great fundraiser. More than $400 was raised for the PTSA!
Thanks to all the PTSA members that made food and brought drinks and prizes.
The event did not cost PTSA any money. Thanks everyone for your generous donations!
AUSTIN - There’s something special going on at this year’s annual Austin Film Festival.
For the first time ever, students at Akins High School in South Austin will get a chance to premiere their very own movie to a live audience.