Science Activity Kits

Are you looking for outdoor activities to do with your kids or students? Keep Austin Beautiful offers TEKs-aligned Activity Kits for outdoor exploration. The kits are stocked with supplies and easy-to-follow lesson plans for teaching youth about urban ecology and...

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Writing and Art Contest

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for teens are now accepting submissions from students in grades 7 - 12 from across the country. Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the awards have fostered the talent of millions of students...

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Arts Shopping

The Price Center in San Marcos has announced it is expanding its "4th Flea" shopping event and renaming it "San Mercado." The updated event will have longer hours of operation, live music, more arts and multi-cultural activities. San Mercado will premiere during the...

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Sights on Success

Students from 11 Austin ISD middle schools attended the first Gear Up Kickoff College Roadshow in September, hosted by Gear Up Austin and The University of Texas Institute for Public School Initiatives. At the event, which told students to "Commit to Not Quit,"...

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Violence Prevention

Students at Burnet Middle School in Burnet ISD were recently recognized for their outstanding work to integrate and implement a program from Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). The program, called “Start with Hello,” helps students to create an inclusive and connected community...

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Mindfulness at School

Teachers, students and parents at Westlake High School benefitted from a mindfulness program in early October. A mobile PeaceBox was available on campus to help people manage stress through guided breathing exercises and the practice of being present. Local...

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Racial and Ethnic Bias

Researchers at UT Austin say racial and ethnic discrimination affects development — from mental and physical health to risky behaviors and academic success. The study, published in the journal American Psychologist, looked at 214 previous studies on adolescents and...

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Shelter for Women and Children

The City of Austin and the Salvation Army recently celebrated the renovated and expanded Austin Shelter for Women and Children in east Austin. The facility provides emergency shelter and a variety of services for women and children experiencing homelessness.   “The...

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Encouraging Reading

A recent survey by Austin’s BookSpring offers insights into the reading habits of Central Texan families. The organization surveyed 600 residents with children under age 12 in Bastrop, Burnett, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.   The results unveiled a...

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Back to School De-stress

A new initiative at 20 Austin ISD schools is giving students the skills to cope with stress and create sustainable happiness. The program, called "Life's Good: Experience Happiness," develops skills in mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose,...

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Kid Reporter

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, an organization that covers “news for kids, by kids” since 2000, has announced its reporters for 2018-19 will include a student from Cedar Park. Truman J. Hamade, a 6th grader at Redeemer Lutheran School, will join 44 other kid...

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Holiday Shopping

  As it prepares to host its 43rd annual holiday shopping event, A Christmas Affair, the Junior League of Austin announced its selection of 31 local agencies to receive donations of 25,000 hours of volunteer support and hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial...

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