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When Feedback is a Good Thing

When you’re dealing with music, getting feedback from equipment is usually a bad thing. Not this time. Here’s some positive feedback from BMS general music teacher Leon Enneking regarding the grant BCEF awarded him this spring to replace the 40-year-old …

Andy Koors Legacy Fund Established

The Andy Koors Legacy Fund has been established using a donation arranged by former Batesville High School German teacher Andrew “Andy” Koors before his untimely death in February.

Koors, a Batesville native and BHS alumnus, was the BHS German teacher …

BCEF Certification Scholarship Program Announced

At the April BCEF board meeting, an innovative new scholarship program at BHS was approved. Money provided to BCEF from the estate of Viola M. Bruns will be used for scholarships for students who are working to receive certification in …

BCEF-sponsored Spirit Store Opens at BHS

The first merchandise in the BCEF-sponsored BHS Spirit Store is now in stock. The student-run Spirit Store is the result of a BCEF program to encourage student input into grant ideas.  BCEF grants committee members chose the Spirit Store from …

BCEF Awards Spring 2017 Grants

BCEF awarded five new grants to the Batesville Community School Corporation at its April 2017 meeting, bringing its school grant total for the 2016-17 academic year to more than $10,000. From a new 3D printer that will expand student access …

BCEF to Partner with Hillenbrand for Summer 2017 One Campaign

The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of the non-profit organizations that Hillenbrand will be partnering with this summer for its 2017 One Campaign. One Campaign is a community engagement …

Standing Desks at BMS a Big Hit

With just over $2500 in BCEF-awarded grant money in December, BMS special education teachers got right to work ordering new standing desks for several classrooms. The new desks are already in place, and here’s what teacher Meghan Fledderman had to …

Spirit Store Comes to BHS from the Inside Out

The first project from a pilot program to encourage student leaders to give BCEF input regarding potential grant areas is about to be unveiled at BHS. Last spring, BCEF Executive Director Anne Wilson met with members of the BHS Student …

Alumni Spotlight

Catching up with Jay Gehring, BHS Class of 1976

BHS activities — National Honor Society, Ranked 3rd in class, 3-year varsity letter in cross-country and baseball, 2-year varsity letter in track, 3-year drama club member (played the lead in …

BCEF Receives Second Large Donation from Fritsch Estate

A second donation, worth more than $227,000, has been made to the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) via the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC), according to the stipulations set forth in the will of James E. Fritsch. Mr. Fritsch, who …