Accessible Seating Promotes Active Learning at BHS

With grant money provided by BCEF in the spring, BHS special education students now have more seating choices. Teacher Randi Stirn was able to purchase two active learning stools, two HOVR desk mounts (which provide students the ability to keep …

New 3D Printer Changing the Dimensions of Education at BHS

BHS Engineering and Technology Teacher Craig Hughes was able to purchase a new 3D printer for use in his classroom through a grant partnership between BCEF and the VISION fund. He was awarded the funds during our spring 2017 grant …

BCEF Donates $20,000 to BCSC for Flexible Learning Spaces

A successful first-ever annual campaign conducted by the Batesville Community Education Foundation this summer has led to an initial donation of $20,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation to purchase innovative flexible learning spaces in the public schools.

Our annual …

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 …