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

BMS Awarded Grant for New Fitness Equipment

If endurance is a key to fitness, then Shelly Prickel at BMS has no competition. Shelly prepared an outstanding grant application for the BCEF Western Night competition in April, asking attendees to support her proposal for new fitness equipment for …

BCEF Board Member Bill Narwold Named Interim BCSC Superintendent

BCEF board member Bill Narwold has been chosen to serve as interim superintendent of the Batesville Community School Corporation when Dr. Jim Roberts leaves June 30 to become the superintendent of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana.

Narwold …

New Garden Pergola at BPS Thanks to BCEF Grant

After winning the Western Night grant competition held by BCEF, the Batesville Primary School garden committee wasted no time in putting the money to work.  Not even two weeks after the event, a brand new pergola was already added to …

Preschool Classroom Library at Little Bulldog Academy

Our littlest Bulldogs will have a new classroom library, thanks in part to a new grant from BCEF! Preschool students in the Little Bulldog Academy at BPS will be able to enjoy books targeted for their age group when they …

BPS to Expand Gardening Program through Grant from BCEF

The Batesville Primary School will expand its popular gardening program, thanks to a $2,000 grant awarded at the Batesville Community Education Foundation’s Western Night fundraising event on April 16.  At the event, each of the four BCSC schools presented a …

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Live Theatre Trip Funded by BCEF

Through a generous grant from the Batesville Community Education Foundation, approximately 175 sophomores, their teachers, parent chaperones, and their principal attended “To Kill a Mockingbird” on February 17. The adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel was brought to life on …

BCEF Announces $130,000 Donation for New BHS Scholarship

BCEF is pleased to announce that it has received a $130,000 donation according to the stipulations set forth in the will of James E. Fritsch. The wishes of Mr. Fritsch, who lived in Batesville until the time of his death, …