8-Year-old Entrepreneur

Anna Claire started teaching herself how to hand tie balloons when she was seven years old. With her mom’s help, she practiced for almost six months and then decided to start her own business. Now Anna Claire’s custom balloon business, What’s Poppin’, is attracting...

Toy Joy and Thinkery Join to Make Learning Joyful for All

Austin’s iconic store for fun and nostalgic toys for over 35 years, Toy Joy®, a division of Wild About Music, Inc. and local nonprofit leader and children’s museum Thinkery are delighted to announce a new partnership and brand new location,“Toy Joy @ Thinkery,”...

Perfect Scores All Around

Three Westwood IB® World High School students recently earned perfect scores on their challenging, college-level Advanced Placement (AP®) exams. Kate Ren, a senior, is one of 44 students worldwide who earned a perfect score on the AP Macroeconomics exam. Minseong...

Help Fill Thanksgiving Tables

Central Texas Food Bank is asking for your help. As the cost of living increases, a tight budget can be a barrier to gathering around a full table this Thanksgiving. Today, we are asking your help to ensure all our neighbors have access to food that nourishes the body...

ThunderCloud Turkey Trot Kick-Off at Stepping Stone School

  Costumed kids, live turkey, and turkey mascot celebrate the upcoming 33rd annual event happening Thanksgiving Day   WHAT Dressed for the season in handmade turkey hats, 20 four- and five-year-old children will “call” live turkeys, meet ThunderCloud Subs’...

Marshall Middle School Grand Opening

This October, Austin ISD celebrated the grand opening of Dr. General Marshall Middle School, a new campus built as part of the 2017 Bond Program. Marshall Middle School was built to serve up to 800 students in Northeast Austin. The school opened for the inaugural...

Robotics Grant Now Available

FIRST in Texas, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has recently announced the availability of more than $700,000 in grants for new and existing FIRST® robotics teams in Texas. These...
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7 Tips for Celebrating December Birthdays

7 Tips for Celebrating December Birthdays

December is touted as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but parents know it’s really the “Most Jam-Packed Time of the Year.” With Christmas parties, winter recitals, and travel plans galore, it’s a wonder that any family can fit in holiday traditions, much less...

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10 New Thanksgiving Traditions

10 New Thanksgiving Traditions

  Holiday traditions can be a source of joy that families look forward to each year—turkey carving, parades, reunions with family, all of these things fill our hearts. But as the calendar rolls around to November, you might find yourself wanting to replace some...

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Our Top 10 Tips for Taking Kids to ACL Music Festival

Our Top 10 Tips for Taking Kids to ACL Music Festival

October is here, and for live music lovers from around the world, October in Austin means the Austin City Limits Music Festival. For two weekends our airport is bustling and Zilker Park is overflowing with happy festivalgoers. Some people assume ACL isn’t a place for...

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