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Stephen F. Austin Elementary School named Apple Distinguished School
an apple respresentative poses with students holding the Apple Distinguished School banner


Stephen F. Austin Elementary School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021-2024 for its students and teachers’ innovative way of demonstrating and creating understanding of academic concepts with iPad and their app of choice.


Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration, and make learning personal.


“We are beyond proud of our students and teachers for this accomplishment,” Principal Amy Henderson said. “The creativity that our students and teachers use every day has permitted our school to go above and beyond paper and pencil and tap into all of our students’ potential to prepare them for 21st-century learning.” The selection of Stephen F. Austin Elementary as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success in creating an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement. We have challenged our students to use iPad as a tool for knowledge and creativity. Our students use iMovie to demonstrate their content knowledge, GarageBand to develop original music to accompany projects, and Minecraft as an educational tool to create biodomes, story settings, and bridges. By using 21st century technology, we are allowing all of our students, even those that struggle, to voice what they know in more creative and innovative ways. We hope the continuous use of technology in our classrooms will empower all students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in school and life.


Photos by Carrie Pryor-Newman


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