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BCEF Announces 2018 Scholarships

Through the generous support of donors and sponsors, BCEF will select recipients for three different scholarships for BHS graduating students in 2018. Some scholarships will have multiple recipients. All scholarships use the same common application. The deadline for applications is …

Foreign Language Sponsorships Available

In 2018, the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) will partially fund the program fees of up to two Batesville High School (BHS) students who are chosen by Indiana University to participate in its honors program in foreign language. This BCEF …

A Different Kind of Library for BIS

Because one day is not like the next — not to mention one student is not like the rest — BCEF recently awarded a $2,000 grant to BIS to develop a sensory lending library, enabling teachers to give students what …

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 …