Becker Elementary is one of only 100 schools across the country to be awarded a $25,000 grant from Target! Becker hosted a celebration event with Target representatives at Back-to-School night September 13, complete with Target-themed t-shirts and pom-poms made from Target bags. Becker Principal La Kesha Drinks announced that Becker will use the grant to upgrade technology in all classrooms and make improvements to the library, including enhancing its collection of Spanish language materials. Becker opened its doors as Becker Community School in 1936 as the first elementary school in south Austin. Today, Becker continues to blaze trails as one of the first two-way dual language schools in Austin ISD, where all students learn in both Spanish and English. Congratulations, Becker Bobcats!