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Austin ISD will celebrate Youth Art Month Jan. 31-Feb. 16 with more than 1,500 works of all kinds of art in an exhibit representing 113 elementary, middle and high schools.

In addition, 10 billboards designed by 11th-grade Travis Early College High School art student Juan Salcedo will be displayed around Austin. Govalle Elementary School fifth grade student Phoenix Tovar designed the 2016 T-shirts, which are being sold at AISD schools.


What: The exhibit includes painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, collage, weaving, ceramics, photography, jewelry and electronic media.

When: The exhibit is also available to the public Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; and Sun. noon-4 p.m.

A reception will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. 

Free parking is available in the Performing Arts Center parking garage.

Background: Students express themselves and their traditions through their art creations. By studying art styles from prehistoric to modern times, the students have incorporated art history into their own cultural and personal style. The exhibit shows what students learned through the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills art lessons that include perception, response/evaluation, creative expression, and history and culture.

Mathews Youth Art Month Representatives:

  • Dante Aguilar
  • Maxine Teleki Avery
  • Oliver Crane
  • Max Derrick
  • Weston Gardner
  • Brandon Jauregui
  • Ha-Yeon Jeon
  • Rylo Brown Knisely
  • Myla Larson
  • Yves Magallanes
  • Jahan Patel
  • Olivia Posey
  • Gabriel Reynolds
  • Joseph Salazar
  • Sophia Strake
  • Lillian Thomas
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Mathews 100th Event @ Austin History Center


Please join us for the first of many receptions to celebrate our school’s 100th birthday! This special commemoration will take a look back at the histories of Mathews and Metz elementary schools (both turning 100 this year). There will be community speakers, music and some light refreshments. 

When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Where: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701

Who: YOU and people from our Mathews and Austin Community. This a free event and open to the public. 

*If anyone has any question, would like to help out or wants more info on the Mathews 100th Anniversary, please email:

More details here about the event from the Austin History Center:

The Austin History Center and the 100th Birthday Celebration Committees for Mathews Elementary School and Metz Elementary School invite you to a reception in honor of the schools’ one hundredth birthdays. Dr. Benjamin Kramer, Director of Education at KLRU, will emcee a program that will look back at the histories of these schools and the future of education in Austin. Speakers include former AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione, UTeach Institute Director Kimberly Hughes, Professor and Mathews alum Robert Bode, and Metz alum Danny Camacho. The program is held in conjunction with the Austin History Center’s exhibit Making the Grade: Austin’s First Public Schools and there will be time to view the exhibit during the reception. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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Science Fair Handbooks Now Available!

An important part of learning science is doing science, and our annual Science Fair gives students a chance to practice investigation and invention … and fall in love with science!

  • Important Dates for 2016 Mathews Science Fair: Check with your teacher to know when projects are due in class.
    • Tuesday, January 19. 2016 – Science Fair Setup in Gym
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Science Fair Judging & Viewing
  • We are proud of all our students who work hard to develop the many fascinating and extraordinary projects that make up our fair!
  • We extend our sincere thanks to the volunteers who judge the competition. 


Diana McGuire

Mathews Elementary

5th Grade Teacher