Spirit Store Comes to BHS from the Inside Out

The first project from a pilot program to encourage student leaders to give BCEF input regarding potential grant areas is about to be unveiled at BHS. Last spring, BCEF Executive Director Anne Wilson met with members of the BHS Student …

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 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 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 …

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 …

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 …