Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 2, 2013

New BMS principal chosen

David Strouse was approved as the new Batesville Middle School principal, effective July 1, by Batesville Community School Corp. trustees June 24. Melvin Siefert, the past principal, has accepted a job as Plainfield High School principal.

Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts reports, “Dave brings a wealth of educational experience to our school corporation, including administrative experience at the middle school level. He is data-driven, student-focused and goal-oriented. He focuses on making decisions that are in the best interest of students and has demonstrated the ability to positively lead his students, faculty and staff. He will fit with the ‘Believe in Better’ attitude of our school corporation.”

Strouse says, “I was elated and humbled all at the same time when I was named principal. Batesville Community School Corp. is an award-winning school system in which I look forward to continuing the commitment to academic excellence.”

The 38-year-old explains why he wants to be a principal: “I went into education to have a positive impact on students. As a teacher, I could impact my classroom, but administration has allowed me to develop the culture within a school building to impact all students in a positive way.”

Strouse has earned two degrees from Ball State University, a bachelor’s in secondary education in 1997 and a master’s in educational administration and supervision in 2008.

His achievements as Greensburg Junior High School principal for the past three years include increasing the amount of instructional time for each class by 13 percent, implementing the state’s RISE teacher evaluation system as a pilot school during the 2011-12 school year, starting reading and math remediation programs and designing collaboration time into the school day. Strouse was involved with an Indiana State Board of Education Spotlight on Learning in October 2011.

He began his educational career as a GJHS eighth-grade social studies teacher in 2000-01, then was a Greensburg Community High School teacher in that subject from 2001-06. Strouse served as GJHS assistant principal and athletic director from 2006-10 before earning the top spot.

Text Only
Local News
  • nws - bv041814 - Main Street Indiana speaker Main Street committees will be formed The Batesville Main Street organization is moving forward. About 30 supporters attended the April 9 meeting at the Sherman House to hear Shae Kmicikewycz, Indiana Main Street, Indianapolis, program manager, give an overview of suggested committees an

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Active living workshop walking tour City leaders set active living priorities Two Batesville leaders kicked off the city's April 10 Active Living Workshop by explaining why the focus is vital. Angie Johnson, Southeastern Indiana YMCA executive director, said one of the key findings of a recent community needs assessment was t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Stratton, Rodney Stratton takes over as sheriff Stratton takes over as sheriff Diane Raver The Herald-Tribune

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shell building financing explained "For the better part of 18 months," the Batesville Economic Development Commission has been mulling over whether to construct a shell building in the new industrial park to attract a company, President Andy Saner told the city council April 14. "We'd

    April 18, 2014

  • nws - bv041814 - MPA headliner Metamora will host Seeger tribute concert and play The resurrected Metamora Performing Arts Inc. Board of Directors are forging ahead with two cultural events, a concert and play (please see box). "Songs of Peace and Justice: A Tribute to Pete Seeger" will be presented Saturday, April 26, from 1-9 p.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Couple arrested on theft charges

    An Oldenburg couple were arrested by Batesville police in connection with a theft April 14, according to Chief Stan Holt.

    April 15, 2014

  • nws - bv041514 - Helms presentation 1 A shower of praise for Ivy Tech chancellor About 190 laughed during hours of stories about the boisterous James Helms, Ivy Tech Community College Southeast Region chancellor emeritus, during an April 5 retirement dinner at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. A formally dressed Mayor Rick

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • nws - bv041514 - Severe weather speech Weather spotters update their training Naturally, National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio, forecaster Andy Hatzos is always thinking about that universal topic. "There's nothing so far tonight, but I'm kind of keeping an eye on it," he told about 70 who attended a severe weather spotte

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Security measures added at SDCSC ST. LEON - Tom Harris, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. support services director, gave trustees an update April 10 on the safety and security measures being added in the district. "Every school now has a sensor on the exterior doors, and we

    April 15, 2014

  • 'School safety is more than an active shooter' OSGOOD - A stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school that injured 22 is one of the most recent examples of school violence. Officials are constantly doing what they can to create a safe environment for the children. On April 3, school administrators,

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Photo Gallery


Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook