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BMS Bulldog Collaboration Room Among 2021 Grants

Nearly $30,000 in grants have been awarded recently to the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) by the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF), announced BCEF director Anne Wilson.  Three program areas were included in the awards:  a large grant to continue …

BPS Kicks Off 2021-22 Art on Main Display

BCEF is sponsoring the Art on Main mural project in downtown Batesville again this year. This program features artwork from students from the four BCSC buildings on a rotating basis.  Four Batesville Primary School second graders collaborated to create this …

BCEF Seeks Volunteer Mentors for BHS Students

BCEF is seeking additional volunteer mentors for its career networking platform for Batesville High School (BHS) students, according to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson. BHS alumni or other community members who are willing to provide students with information about their …

From Izzy’s Restaurant to BHS Kitchen

It began as a simple recipe to give back to our schools. Izzy’s at Hillcrest owners Adam Israel and Bill Gardner approached BCEF earlier this year with the idea to sell gift cards for their restaurant with some of the …

Instapots Cooking Up New Experiences at BMS

BMS Family and Consumer Science teacher Megan Spreckelson was awarded a BCEF grant last fall to purchase eight instant pots/air fryers. With these type of appliances becoming more popular, Spreckelson wanted her students to be able to learn how to …

Bobbie Brandes Legacy Fund Established

Along with our BCSC family, BCEF mourns the loss of long-time BHS administrative assistant Bobbie Brandes, Class of 1948.  A legacy fund is being established at our foundation in her memory.  If you would like to donate to this fund …

2021 Scholarship Recipients Announced

BCEF is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 scholarships to Batesville High School (BHS) graduates. These scholarship awards total $18,000.

The Mary C. Horstman Scholarship was established from money donated to BCEF by Horstman, who wished for the …

Spring Grants Equal Nearly $5,000

The BCEF board is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 spring grants.

  • Fully funded was BMS seventh grade teacher Travis Smith’s request for a two-year subscription to IXL for social studies. According to the IXL website, it is

BMS Art on Main Mural Installed

 

The outside temperature warmed up enough recently for the next mural in our Art on Main series to be installed. Illustrated by seventh grader Addi Froehling, the mural brightens the corner of Batesville’s downtown at Main and George Streets

Giving Tuesday = STEM Activities at BPS

Thanks to generous BCEF donors on Giving Tuesday (with matching funds from our foundation), and in collaboration with the BPS PTO and digital learning grants money, Batesville Primary School students are enjoying a variety of new STEM-related materials for use …