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

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 …