Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Back To School Bash - Saturday, August 16th

On Aug. 16, Austin ISD will host the ninth annual Back to School Bash Celebration and Safety Fair from 9 a.m.–noon at the Austin Convention Center. More than 100 community and district organizations will offer exhibits for AISD families to learn more about the services and programs that can help students enjoy a safe and successful school year.

Key services – Presentations on safety and educational best practices will help prepare both students and parents for the first day of school and beyond. Nurses from Dell Children’s/AISD Health Services will provide free vaccinations and Kids Vision for Life Central Texas may be providing free vision exams and eyeglasses. Students will also receive a free backpack filled with school supplies appropriate for their particular grade level.

The need – It takes a whole community to ensure that our students get off to a safe and productive start. With attendance expected to exceed 8,000 this year, we need your help. Please consider participating as a sponsor or a volunteer for this year’s celebration. With a variety of sponsorship levels and benefits, there are a number of options to help make this a memorable event for our students. Your gift will help ensure that each student receives a backpack and school supplies.

For more information – To learn more about the event or to sign up to be an exhibitor, please contact Pat Dabbert at or (512) 414-3991.