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BCEF was established to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools, enhancing the educational environment for all students. Read more.
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If endurance is a key to fitness, then Shelly Prickel at BMS has no competition. Shelly prepared an outstanding grant application for the BCEF Western Night competition in April, asking attendees to support her proposal for new fitness equipment for the mezzanine area for our junior high students. Unfortunately, BMS came in second at our event, so Shelly’s idea was not funded that night. However, the BCEF grants committee was so impressed with her idea and the thoroughness of her proposal that it was suggested that she re-submit her proposal during our regular granting cycle in case we had the funds to reconsider. Read more here.
Giving back to the community. Expressing gratitude in a tangible way. Some of the BPS students who have loved learning in the expanded garden there joined parents and other BCEF volunteers in the Homecoming parade. They passed out Smarties candies and notes that said, “Batesville kids are Smarties.” BCEF financially supported BPS’ garden project and BPS students, in turn, supported us. They say what goes around comes around. And we certainly enjoyed having them around. Thanks to all!
Stretching the dollars as far as they can go, the schools have little left for unique opportunities such as practical, hands-on experiences and real-world exploration. This is where BCEF steps in, funding programs like the cutting-edge 1:1 computer initiative and equipment for the popular and effective Project Lead the Way engineering courses. Continue reading.