Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

August 23, 2013

BHS students on Ivy Tech campus


In addition, four local businesses – Virtus, Batesville Casket, Heartwood Manufacturing and Batesville Tool & Die – have offered three-hour twice-a-week internships. The participants will rotate businesses every eight weeks. “The idea is to give them a real world experience.” The program, organized by business teacher Cathy Martini, is specialized to fit participants’ interests. The superintendent reported, “We couldn’t do it” without the local businesses.

The schedule: Students attend BHS classes every morning, go to Ivy Tech Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and report to businesses Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

In the second year, students will be paid if companies and teens are mutually interested, which “will let the kids compete for the positions, and let the businesses compete for the kids,” according to Allen.

There were two reasons BCSC staffers ranging from Roberts and all principals to IT employees carpooled between eight to 10 hours to get to a July 23-25 conference at Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina. The corporation is “highly regarded in terms of its 1:1 implementation” (every child in grades 4-12 has a MacBook Air laptop) and Schol@stic Administrator magazine named it the best school district in America. “We would like to benchmark against those corporations,” said Roberts, especially since BCSC students in grades K-5 will receive their 1:1 (one computer for each child) devices during the 2014-15 school year.

About 300 educators from around the country, even Hawaii, flocked to the event to learn how to change a school’s culture. He admitted, “I wouldn’t mind us having the word BEST across a magazine” in the future.

The attendees listened to two experts, superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards, the American Association of School Administrators 2013 Superintendent of the Year; and Richard Culatta, U.S. Department of Education Office of Education Technology deputy director. He observed, “We definitely learned a lot from going … we also reinforced the things we have already done.” Roberts thanked Jackie Huber, BCSC IT curriculum director, for planning the trip. “We were blessed it was relatively close so we could take as many people as we did.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Slow going on I-74 tonight

    August 22, 2014

  • nws - bv082214 - BCSC Eisert New BCSC trustee chosen Batesville Community School Corp. trustees had to appoint a board member Aug. 18 to fill a vacant District 3 city of Batesville seat. On July 21, Chris Lowery's appointment as Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Southeast chancellor caused him to res

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws - bv081914 - SDCSC Trustees must 'become proactive' ST. LEON – If student numbers were the sole indication of Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp.’s future, the outlook is not very bright. Interim superintendent Dr. John Williams told trustees Aug. 14, “Attendance at our schools today is 3,740.5 (ea

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv082214 - big tree down Ka-whomp! Tree blocks road The Batesville Street Department made short work of a 75-foot-tall tree that fell across Township Line Road at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. “I heard the tree shake and thought somebody was doing some tree trimming, but I didn’t hear any saws runnin

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv082214 - golden villa Affordable apartment complexes upgraded It’s amazing how far $750,000 can stretch to improve two Batesville nonprofit apartment buildings.Over a year and a half of work paid for with an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Home Grant is finished at the Golden Villa Inc. two-

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv081914 - BCC hardebeck City panels in generous moods In back-to-back Aug. 12 meetings, the Batesville Board of Works and Batesville City Council voted to spend money on six projects. Brian Hardebeck, Batesville Fire and Rescue Department first assistant chief, asked BBW to allocate $39,043 to refurbish

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seven agencies involved in man's arrest An Ohio man was apprehended after an hourlong pursuit near Dillsboro Sunday, Aug.17, according to a Ripley County Sheriff’s Office news release.“Officers were given information that Perry Bruce, 34, Cleves, Ohio, was en route to a location in Ripley

    August 19, 2014

  • Nonprofit empowers families “Family Connections’ mission is building strong families. We believe by building strong families we build strong communities. We empower families to become the best they can be,” points out executive director Connie DeBurger. The southeastern Indiana

    August 19, 2014

  • Local leaders react to sources of water study Despite meeting in Batesville, Ripley County and Franklin County are opposites when it comes to their sources of water, according to an Indiana Chamber of Commerce study called “Water and Economic Development in Indiana: Modernizing the State’s Appro

    August 19, 2014

  • 'We're going in the right direction' The local economic development outlook may finally be making a positive turn. Mayor Rick Fledderman told Batesville Economic Development Commission members Aug. 15, “We’re starting to see more bites in this area. It’s just starting to pick up .... We

    August 19, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Photo Gallery

Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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.