For 7th grade Pre-AP English/Language Arts summer reading activities, click here
Congratulations Trevor Price, Tracy Orsak and Denise Mason: applause awards for May!
Congratulations to 7th grader Dewey Diamond who won first prize in the Texas Panhandle Student Art Show. Nice Job Dewey!!
Last week 60 All-Year ACE Achievers (8th graders) from Austin and SHMS enjoyed a fun filled day at the WT AC for some carnival games, basketball, racquetball, popcorn & cotton candy! The kids left with big smiles.
More Winners: The Austin chess team had a great time at the tournament. We finished in 2nd place as a team.
Austin has the overall city Champ: Duy
Tran. This is a great accomplishment. Out of 40 players Austin had
the only 2 undefeated players going into the final round. Duy played Josh
Howell for the championship. Josh finished 2nd in Kings
division. Alex Chavez was 5th in the Rooks division and
Stephen Helms was 4th in the Knights division.
And more awesome Austin bears: our band participated in UIL contest and received straight 1's from every judge. Way to go band!!
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls choir, the 7th/8th grade boys choir and 8th grade girls choir for all receiving SWEEPSTAKES Thursday and Friday of last week. It is the first time in my 11 years as a middle school director that all choirs received a sweepstakes! -- Mr. Zeman
LAST CHANCE! There are only 15 yearbooks left. No more orders are being placed. Purchase online at www.jostens.com or in Room 106. Once they are gone, you won't be able to get one.
Congratulations boys 8th grade gold basketball team for winning the city championship!
And Congratulations to our 7th grade girls basketball teams for an undefeated season!
Way to go “City Champs”!
Austin 8th grader Edwin Perez won the Potter County Spelling Bee. Awesome!!!
Awesome Austin Bears
Austin wrestlers had a tournament on Sat., March 5. The Lady wrestlers had three 1st place finishers, one 2nd place and two 3rd place. The guys had one 1st place, three 2nd place, one 3rd place and one 4th place. Great job bears!
We had a GREAT 2 days at UIL Orchestra Contest! Our 6th Grade Orchestra made a ONE on their concert performance and a TWO in sightreading. Both the 7/8 CONCERT Orchestra and the CHAMBER Orchestra made SWEEPSTAKES, which is a ONE in the concert performance and a ONE in sightreading.
On February 2nd, Austin band students competed in solo and ensemble competition. We ended up earning 50 superior ratings (1st division rating), and 3 excellent ratings (2nd division rating). Out of all the students from the other schools that were there, the judges only picked a few to be OUTSTANDING!! Austin took home 9 outstanding awards!!!!
On January 29 and 30, 83 orchestra students competed in UIL solo competitions. They won 79 Superior ratings and 4 Excellent ratings. Wow! Fantastic!
On Saturday, January 23rd, 36 students from Austin middle school choir competed at UIL Solo competition. 34 of them received a superior rating of a one, and 2 of them received an excellent rating of a two:
The following students received a superior rating of a one:
Allbee, Faith Allen, Darren
Anderson, Libby Bever, Natalie
Blankenship, Lillie Brown, Talayeh
Byrd, Sharese Clarke, James
Cobb, Candra Doan, Junhi
Dorman, Tatum Ellis, Amanda
Everett, Lily Floyd, Devin
Garces, Calista Garcia, McKall
Gordo, Breanna Griffin, J'Ceara
Harrow, Maleah Keys, Faith
Knebusch, Gracyn Lavery, Maddy
Matthews, Reagan Padgett, Mariem
Sanchez, Ariana Skidmore, Taylor
Splawn, Josh Steph, Layne
Stinnett, Logan Tobar, Jacob
4 Austin students made all-region band, two of which made 1st chair!
9 students made All-City/All-District Band and 3 more were named as alternates.
Greatnews! Our school received a grant from James Patterson and Scholastic ReadingClub to help our school library. We want to thank #PattersonPledge for gettingbooks into the hands of our students. In order to save more school libraries,James Patterson is donating another total of $1.75 million of his own money tosave under-funded school libraries nationwide in 2016. Thank you!
Congratulations to Rod Zeman: Austin Middle School's "Teacher of the Year"
Applause Award Celebrates Great Customer Service
Applauding excellent customer service and recognizing those who go the extra mile to provide support to fellow employees, students, parents and community members, the Applause Award is a revamping of the A+ Award for Exemplary Customer Service which has been part of the district for nearly a decade. For more information, click here.
Students, what’s your plan? Are you on track to graduate? What about after graduation? Have you thought about what career will let you do what you love? New graduation plans mean more options for students. Parents, to help your child map his or her plan for the future, visit the AISD website at
Teachers on the Rise is back:
The teachers On the Rise program was created to give students the opportunity and the outlet to write about their favorite teachers, and tell us why they deserve recognition. Nominating students could win a $50 Visa Gift Card. Click here for more information.