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 …

BCEF Thanks BT&D’s Jody Fledderman

BCEF would like to thank long-time board member Jody Fledderman, President and CEO of Batesville Tool and Die, for his service. Jody recently stepped down from the BCEF Board of Directors after many years of support. Through his dedication to …

BCEF Awards Nearly $7500 in Grants

In its most competitive grant cycle since its inception, the Batesville Community Education Foundation awarded nearly $7,500 in grants at its December meeting.  Spanning all three areas of focus – academics, arts, and athletics – BCEF is pleased to announce …

BMS Seventh Graders Take on Scrooge

Through a small grant from BCEF’s Student Opportunity Fund (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Batesville), each BMS seventh grader was able to attend the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” on November 16 for a slightly reduced …

BPS Students Giving Back

Giving back to the community. Expressing gratitude in a tangible way.  Some of the BPS students who have loved learning in the expanded garden there joined parents and other BCEF volunteers in the Homecoming parade. They passed out Smarties candies

BCEF Polls Public Opinion through Survey

We need your feedback! Please take this short survey (only 9 questions) to let us know your opinions about BCEF’s programs. Your responses will help guide us as we make future plans regarding the foundation’s work with the Batesville Community …

BCEF Receives Large Donation from Bruns Estate

For the second time this year, the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) has received a large donation from an estate, Nearly $175,000 was recently donated from the estate of Viola M. Bruns to be designated for the general use of …

BHS Class of 1996 Announces Reunion Plans

Date:  September 24, 2016
Location:  Big Four Cafe banquet rooms
Times:  Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, and Band from 8-12.
Band:  Automation
Meal Plan:
     – Lite appetizers from 5-6:30pm
     – Dinner:
Grilled Salmon with Citrus Lime Glaze

BCEF Announces Board Membership Changes

BCEF would like to thank Beth Meyers for her many years of service to the Board of Directors of our foundation. Beth was instrumental in getting BCEF off the ground and all of us at BCEF are grateful for her