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Great things are happening at Becker Elementary School, one of Austin’s historic and Exemplary-rated campuses!
I was incredibly impressed to learn that the Becker community gathered over the weekend for a special beautification day. These parents and teachers are so dedicated to the campus that they donated their time to beautify the chain link fence along the schools’ playground, which they adorned with the slogan “Becker, the heart of 78704.” They even made several hearts out of yarn to accompany the message.
Becker is also one of AISD’s four dual language schools. This project was organized to make the chain link fence more attractive in preparation for the campus tours they will be holding next week. These tours will be for potential students wishing to enroll in the school and in the Dual Language Program.
The Austin American-Statesman was also there to capture this amazing community project in action. Here are some photos from the event.
Congratulations Becker! You did a fabulous job of giving your school some TLC (Tender Loving Care).
Parent Christy Anderson-Ewing, left, and art teacher Sarah Clendenen, right, on ladder, were the inspiration for the project.
Parent Ellen Grady-Sessa, and PTA President, attaches a letter to the fence as part of the project.
Congratulations to Austin High School for winning this year's Central Texas Coats for Kids Drive. These students collected more coats than all of the high schools in Central Texas-100 total!!! Way to go Maroons!
Austin High Student Council Junior Executives (pictured above) met at Rudy's BBQ this week to be interviewed live by KASE 101 radio. As the winner of the coat drive, Austin High will be able to hang this banner at the school all year.
Now in its 24th year, Coats for Kids is an annual community project that collects and distributes warm winter coats to eligible children and teenagers in Central Texas. Each year, The Junior League of Austin, Jack Brown Cleaners, KASE 101, and KVUE-TV partner to bring the community together to ensure that the children of Central Texas stay warm.
Last year, with the help of their sponsors and 2,600 community volunteers, Coats for Kids distributed 30,140 new and gently used coats to young people in Central Texas.