BCEF Certification Scholarship Program Announced

At the April BCEF board meeting, an innovative new scholarship program at BHS was approved. Money provided to BCEF from the estate of Viola M. Bruns will be used for scholarships for students who are working to receive certification in …

BCEF-sponsored Spirit Store Opens at BHS

The first merchandise in the BCEF-sponsored BHS Spirit Store is now in stock. The student-run Spirit Store is the result of a BCEF program to encourage student input into grant ideas.  BCEF grants committee members chose the Spirit Store from …

BCEF Awards Spring 2017 Grants

BCEF awarded five new grants to the Batesville Community School Corporation at its April 2017 meeting, bringing its school grant total for the 2016-17 academic year to more than $10,000. From a new 3D printer that will expand student access …

Standing Desks at BMS a Big Hit

With just over $2500 in BCEF-awarded grant money in December, BMS special education teachers got right to work ordering new standing desks for several classrooms. The new desks are already in place, and here’s what teacher Meghan Fledderman had to …

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 …