Ann Richards Star Gazer

January 2016: Happy New Year!

Here's to a great year ahead!

We hope you all had a wonderful, restful break and that you were able to enjoy some time with your fantastic daughters! We are hitting the ground running this second semester and are excited for the learning and experiences ahead.

January Events

Jan. 18th Student/Staff Holiday- No School

Jan. 19th Class Ring Informational Presentation for Juniors (Orders placed Feb. 3rd)

Jan. 21st Senior Cap & Gown presentation (Orders placed Feb. 8th)

Catch Night 6 pm, Come join us for healthy activities and fun!

Jan. 21st - 22nd Junior Class Trip to Houston area colleges

Jan. 22 Guest speaker, Olympic Marathoner Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz

Spaghetti & Strings Orchestra Performance 6 pm

Jan. 23rd ARS Showcase for Prospective Students 9 - 11 am

Jan. 27th Pathway Night for 8th grade families/PTSA Meeting 5-8 pm

Jan. 29th Lip Sync Competition 6:30-9 pm

Feb. 2nd FAFSA Night

Feb. 5th ARS Applications due for new students

For athletic events and other upcoming events see our Master Calendar!

CATCH up with your health at our CATCH night! January 21st

Who: School and School Community

What: CATCH- Coordinated Approach To Child Health and Health Fair

When: Thursday- January 21st 4:45-6:45

Where: Ann Richards School-- We will be having activities all around the school

Why: As a School that focuses on a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, we would like to get everyone involved in the many ways you can be aware of your health and wellness.

We will be having stations around the school where everyone is welcome to participate in physical activities, emotional well-being, preventative care, and educational activities. We will have prizes as well as snacks! Also, the 7th graders will be presenting their, "Mystery of the Human Body" projects!

Stay in touch!

Stay in touch! Never hesitate to reach out to us or your daughter's teachers. Check out for contact information and updates.

For fun updates, follow us on twitter: Ms. Goka @jkgoka and Ms. Wiersema & Ms. Waugh @arstarsap

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