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Akins High School students need $200,000 for trip of a lifetime to learn music in LA

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for music students at an Austin high school, but they’ll need help with fundraising efforts to pay for their spring trip to southern California.

The trip, expected to cost around $200,000 in all, will take Akins High School guitar, orchestra and choir students to Los Angeles. Students are paying what they can, but each will be responsible for about $1,100, director of orchestras and classical guitar Paul Crockett said.

Akins HS Mock Trial places at the State Competitions

The mock trial team competed at state on the weekend of Jan. 27th and we are so proud of how well the law students performed! All three teams made huge strides from the district competition and it showed in the courtroom. Our teams competed at the State Capitol and Travis County Courthouse. They faced teams with far more experience and fought hard. Akins earned a place on the top ten teams list with the Gold team of Aricia Amaro, Kolby Tate, Mackenzie Cords, Jorge Macedo, Eduardo Chavez, and Luis Moctezuma! Our Blue team of Mason Pounds, Josh Pounds, Devin Ritter, Marissa Hinojosa, Jalen Christian, and Jordan Franken did a fantastic job and earned four big wins against stiff competition. And lastly, our freshmen team of Amarye Tovar, Kassandra Villareal, Joaquin Rivera, Mildreth Gallegos, Basma Zanjeel, and Coral Rolon faced the toughest task of all. They faced team after team of three and four year mock trial veterans from the top programs in the state and I couldn't be happier with their results. They earned a big time win against a Highland Park team and a win against a veteran Ann Richards team that ranked 2nd in Central Texas at the district level.

Special congratulations to our seniors Aricia Amaro, Luis Moctezuma, Marissa Hinojosa, Josh Pounds, and Jorge Macedo for a fantastic end to their high school mock trial careers. We hope they'll come back and support our very young mock trial program as coaches.

Akins Eagles win BIG against the Manor Mustangs!!!

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.

State of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visits Akins High School business class

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!

Go Eagles!

Nominations for Gifted and Talented

The nomination window for Gifted and Talented screening is now open. Complete the nomination form by Friday, November 16, 2019. Click on this announcement heading for a link to the online nomination form. Paper forms are available in the front office, or you may print and return the form from our website. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Redland-Sturzl at 512-841-9953.

The Akins Band Shines at AT&T Stadium!

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!

Every Akins HS student received an Austin ISD Laptop

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.

2018 AP Exam Registration

Students may register online for AP exams until March 2, 2018. Prices, exam information, and a link to registration can be found on the Advanced Placement page.
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