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 …

BIS Art on Main Mural Installed

Art on Main is a new initiative we’ve created in downtown Batesville to showcase the artistic talents of our BCSC students. The initial mural installed last October featured artwork by several students at Batesville Primary School. In December, that artwork …

Fall 2020 Grants Announced

With a wide variety of grants that focus on students’ varying needs—from the latest technology to back-to-basics paperback books­—the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) has awarded the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) nearly $5,000 in grants during its fall granting …