Academy for Global Studies Director Named

ngriffith-turkeyAustin High is pleased to announce that our new Academy for Global Studies Director is Ms. Nicole Griffith.
 
Ms. Griffith has been committed to serving the Austin High community for the past seven years as an Austin High World Geography teacher. She taught two of those years in AGS. She has developed interdisciplinary problem-based learning projects with a team of teachers in AGS and has collaborated with a professional learning community of geography teachers to design and implement common curriculum and assessment.
 
Ms. Griffith has extensive travel experience throughout the world. Most recently she served as the administrative group leader for the AGS trip to Turkey. She has also traveled with students from Austin High on an environmental educational trip to Costa Rica and to an experiential opportunity at Heifer Ranch in Arkansas.
 
Ms. Griffith earned her Master’s in Education degree in Educational and Community Leadership from Texas State University and was awarded the Best Graduate Student in the Educational Leadership Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Geography.
 
Ms. Griffith is a dedicated member of the Austin High community and promises to be a committed leader who is creative, fair, and compassionate about establishing a culture that is inclusive of the entire school community, so every young person has a chance to learn, develop, and lead.

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AGS Parent Night Slideshows

slideshow-title-slidesSlideshows with pictures from AGS Learning Expeditions for each class were featured at the recent AGS Parent event. You can view them by clicking on the links below.

Special thanks to Frank and Stacy Webster and Theresa McCorquodale for the photographs used in these slideshows.

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Brazilian Night Under The Stars Thank You

Dear AGS Parents,

We had such a great time dancing with you at A BRAZILIAN NIGHT UNDER THE STARS!

Net proceeds for the event were $11,598!  Included in this total is $2,452 targeted to grant the wishes for teacher wish list items thanks to your contributions.  Thank you for all you did to support the AGS mission through A Brazilian Night Under the Stars!

Your support allows our program to offer AGS students enriching educational experiences inside and outside the classroom as they become well-rounded, academically competitive, internationally aware and responsive students who are prepared for a globally interconnected world.

Mark the Date for our back to school Parent Mingle scheduled for Monday, September 29th at American Legion Hall because all parents will get to “vote” on our next parent get together “destination”.  We look forward to traveling with you again next year!

Click here to see the sponsors

Monica Blackburn                           Tamara Carlisle                    Julie Ballard

AGS Amigos Booster President       Event Co-Chair                    Event Co-Chair

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