News and Announcements
Happy Summer! 2015 - 2016 School Supply List Now Available!
We hope that all of our scholars and their families have a happy and safe summer vacation. Our school office is currently closed for the summer break but will re-open August 10th. We can't wait to see you when school begins on August 24th! Until then be sure to READ and practice your math skills!
Click the link to download a digital copy of the 2015 - 2016 Barbara Jordan School Supply List. Hard copies of the school supply list will be available outside of the school's main office and in local stores in early August.
Come beat the heat at our Summer Library Program & Scholastic Book Fair!
Please come beat the heat and come READ and have fun at our Summer Library Program here at the Barbara Jordan Library. We'll have storytime, fun activities, games, and of course you can check out books from our library. Information was sent home during the last week of school, but just in case, here is the calendar and library program hours. Scholars 7 years old and older are welcome to come and stay by themselves for 2 hours each day. Children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by an older sibling or an adult. They must also have a signed permission slip with parent contact information (extra copies in the library).
Please note: The entrance to the summer library program is through the Library Garden Gate entrance located on the far side of the school off of Loyola Lane. Please follow the signs posted around the school to find the library garden gate.
Barbara Jordan Library Summer Program (June 9th - 25th)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 6pm
Wednesdays 11am - 7pm
Summer Scholastic Book Fair June 16th - 18th during library program hours! Come shop and buy the newest and most popular books to read over the summer!
End of Year Student Performances on Wednesday, May 27th - 1:15pm and 6:00pm
We will celebrate the end of another great year at Barbara Jordan ECPS with 2 student performances on Wednesday, May 27th. The performance at 1:15pm is for the student body and the performance at 6pm is for our scholars' families. The theme for the performance is "Reading Takes You Places" and we hope that we inspire everyone to READ over the summer. We all know that "Readers are Leaders" and we hope that ALL of our Jordan Scholars read lots of great books this summer! We hope to see everyone at our performances on Wednesday, May 27th.
Please Note: The doors will not open until 5:30pm for the 6pm performance. Seating is a 1st come, 1st served. During the performance we respectfully ask that you silence your cell phones, keep your children with you at all times, and taking crying children out of the cafeteria. Thank you!
STAAR Testing April 20th - 22th - Campus Closed To Visitors
Due to mandatory state-wide testing for the STAAR test for 3rd - 5th grades this week, NO visitors are allowed on campus Monday, 4/20 - Wednesday, 4/22. Please make sure that your scholars are getting a full night's rest and having breakfast in the morning. It is very important that they are well-rested and prepared to do their best on their STAAR tests. Please be sure and give them lots of hugs and encourage them to do their best! Go Jordan Jaguars!
African American Heritage Month & Barbara Jordan Day Feb. 20th
February is African American Heritage Month. We will have a variety of lessons and activities for our scholars to teach them the significance of history, including the Civil Rights Movement, and focus on the lives and achievements of notable African Americans. This month we also celebrate Ms. Barbara Jordan's birthday with our annual "Barbara Jordan Day" on Friday, February 20th. Ms. Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta, GA and visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT, will be our guest speaker at the celebration. At the celebration we will also honor Ms. Jordan by sharing information about her incredible political career and encouraging our scholars to follow in her footsteps by continuing their education and making a difference in the community.
"Winter Wonderland" Holiday Program Wed. 12/17 and Thurs. 12/18
You are cordially invited to our "Winter Wonderland" holiday program. The family program will be on Wednesday, December 17th at 6pm. We will also have an encore performance for the student body on Thursday, December 18th at 9am. Our scholars have been practicing very hard and are very excited to perform for their families and friends. We look forward to seeing you at the program! Happy Holidays!
Check out our overall EXEMPLARY evaluation for Community and Student Engagement for 2013 - 2014!
Our campus earned an overall EXEMPLARY rating on our evaluation for community and student engagement for the 2013 - 2014 school year! We are very proud to offer wonderful resources, acadmemic activities, and extra-curricular events for our scholars and their families. Be sure to check out the evaluation at the link below. Our campus results have also been posted on the main Austin ISD website.
Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day - Tuesday, November 11th
This is a reminder that there will be NO CLASSES for scholars on Tuesday, November 11th. This day has been dedicated as a "Staff Development Day" for all of our hard working AISD Faculty and Staff. We'll be learning about the latest and most effective strategies to prepare our Jordan Jaguars for college, future careers, and life!
Fall Carnival - October 25, 2014
We had a wonderful time at our school's Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 25th from 2pm - 6pm. It looked like everyone enjoyed the games, contests, yummy good, and spooky Haunted House. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers. We appreciate your support!
Back To School Night - Thursday Sept. 4th from 6pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for Back To School Night on Thursday, Sept. 4th from 6pm - 7:30pm. We'll have lots of information for you and every Jordan scholar that attends will receive a FREE Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book!
Welcome back to school for the 2014 - 2015 school year!
We are SO happy to welcome you to the 2014 - 2015 school year at Barbara Jordan Early College Prep School! It's going to be a GREAT year!