LASA’s First Mix It Up Social

Roughly 25 students sit in the far edge of the cafeteria, talking about a variety of subjects from classes and teachers to pets and favorite foods. They tell stories and begin to get to know the people sitting across from and around them. The tables contain a random mix of freshmen, sophomores, juni...

LASA Latin Club travels to UT Library

Students in Latin V and Latin VI classes traveled to the UT Classics Library at Waggener Hall to gather materials to assist with an in-depth classical research project. At the Classics Library, students were able to access detailed scholarly materials containing information that may not be available...

Save the Dates: New AISD Calendar

Calendars for the upcoming school year were finalized on Jan. 23 by the AISD Board of Trustees after the public voted between three suggested calendars presented by the AISD Calendar Task Force. All three suggested calendars this year included a waiver that has the school year start and end a week e...

AISD fights restrictive recapture laws, encourages state to support local schools

Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley testified before the Texas House of Representatives’ Public Education Committee regarding recapture on Feb. 28. AISD has been petitioning the state legislature in recent years to change the Chapter 41 recapture law, al...

LBJ/LASA student group develops, advocates ideas to build bridges between the two schools

Walking through the hallways, eating in the cafeteria, passing in the stairwell— at the moment, this limited sample is more interaction than many LASA and LBJ kids ever have. In recommendations released in early February, the Jaguar planning group of five LASA and five LBJ students composed suggesti...

New LASA Electives 2017-2018

AP Art History – Ms. Hewitt LASA will offer AP Art History again for the first time in two years. Taught by art teacher Elizabeth Hewitt, the class has been noted for being an honors 5.0 weighted fine arts credit. According to Hewitt, “anyone that wants a fine arts credit that involves intensi...

Homework clocks help students balance schedules

Every year as the time to choose classes rolls around, students rush to their counselors to receive guidance in selecting classes that will allow for a balanced and manageable schedule. However, beyond this, students are not given many quick and simple tools to assist in making informed decisions. L...

Diversity Council recognizes achievements of minority groups

February marks the time in which celebrating and remembering the significant achievements and events contributed by African Americans in U.S. history is monumental. At LASA, Diversity Council is making efforts to celebrate and recognize these accomplishments. Wellness Counselor Marissa Rivera said D...

Social Emotional Learning program impacts students

A recent grant gave a $2 million boost to one Austin Independent School District (AISD) program. Since the 2011-12 school year, AISD has been implementing several Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs throughout the district. SEL focuses on helping students to develop academic and social skills, ...

New breakfast policy brings change of locale

New systems now implemented into both LASA and LBJ have changed several aspects of breakfast. For instance, LBJ students are offered free breakfast in the classroom, and LASA students breakfast via a new food cart. According to Anneliese Tanner, AISD director of food services, LASA was never actuall...