Thanks to your support, BCEF awarded Batesville Primary School $2,000 to expand their gardening program, which teaches students in multiple subject areas through the integration of garden-related skills.Photo Gallery
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.
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.
BCEF board member Bill Narwold has been chosen to serve as interim superintendent of the Batesville Community School Corporation when Dr. Jim Roberts leaves June 30 to become the Superintendent of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana. Read more here.
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.