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!
Every year Akins High School area community business partners contribute to the Faculty & Staff Christmas Dinner. Thank you for your generous contributions! Cllick on the link above to see list.
Tickets are now on sale through the theatre students. They will be going on sale on our website at www.akinshstheatre.org very soon! We will also be doing a 1980's Rock 'n' Roll Spirit Day on Thursday, Dec. 8th, best costume will win 2 free tickets to the show! Please post costume pics on Twitter to @ajttheatre that day and use the hashtag #RockofAkins. Please help us get students excited and involved.
Akins Students win 2nd place for our youth homelessness civic project at the Capitol and $200 for the Student Resource Room. Students have worked so hard in creating the SRR for peers. Donations have already started to be given at school.
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.
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.
Let's have Eagle Pride! Visit our Akins Eagle Sideline Store to get clothing with the new Akins logo. (Click on the above link.)
We have numerous logo marks/mascot images around campus. Part of building school pride is having a common, recognizable logo for all to see and use. For that reason, various stakeholders have been working throughout the summer to update our Akins HS brand/logo. We are happy to announce that it was finalized on August 25th.
This is exciting stuff!
On May 23rd, the Austin ISD school board approved A+ Credit Union to build a bank at Akins High School, which will be the first Austin high school with a real bank. This is great opportunity for Akins HS students to learn about financial literacy. The new bank will fit right in with the majors in the ABLE (business) Academy.
Students who owe money to the school for library fees and other obligations can now pay them online. Read more to learn the process.
The City of Austin gave Akins High School 40 trees. The JROTC had a great time assisting with the planning of the trees, along with the "TreeFolks", City of Austin, community volunteers, and Fulbright Scholars from Denmark, Ukraine, Russia, Colombia, Ghana, Germany, Turkey, India, Iraq, USA and others. (Fulbright Scholars are in the blue shirts in the attached photo.). This was a great opportunity!
Three Akins students score big at the TFA qualifying tournament at Bowie High School.
On Saturday, Oct. 17th, the choir program had 8 students audition for All State today, and 3 of them made Region Choir.
One of our students was successful enough to continue on to audition at the next level (Pre-Area)!!!
This has been a great year for the program with Ms. Catherine Ballard as the Choir Director. Kudos!