Batesville Primary School kindergarten registration will take place Thursday, March 12, in the cafeteria and gym, according to BPS principal Brad Stoneking.

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The Batesville High School Drama Club will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets at $5 will be available at the doors, which will open at 6:30 p.m.

Batesville High School special education teacher Traci Rowlett’s class traveled to watch Special Olympics Indiana Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes Jan. 14.

“St. Louis School is getting into the Soup-er Bowl in an unusual way” with decorated collection containers, reports National Junior Honor Society sponsor and teacher Janet Wilson.

Each year the Phi Beta Psi Sorority offers scholarships to high school students or adult students who wish to go into the fields of medical technology, medical laboratory technology, radiology, nuclear medicine technology, cytotechnology or diagnostic medical sonography. Please note that nur…

For any educators who need a fun summer workshop to fulfill professional growth plan hours, an update on classroom activities and lesson plans, or have wondered what occurs in federal court, there's the inaugural United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s Summer Teac…

Batesville High School students may apply for three separate scholarships administered by the Batesville Community Education Foundation through one common application again this year. Awards from the James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship, the Mary C. Horstman Scholarship and the Sgt. Chad Ke…

The Ripley County Community Foundation will administer $10,000 in scholarships and grants provided by Hillenbrand. The new scholarships and grant opportunities are designed to increase the availability of funding to students and teachers across the region. The scholarships will ease the fina…

The Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition was hosted at Oldenburg Academy in December. Community judges adjudicated the 19 students based on the business plans and products they created for the competition. OA had nine teams and was the only school competing this year in both F…

Applications for the 2020 Innovate WithIN™ pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corp., Indiana Department of Education, Ball State University and STARTedUP Foundation, are open to high school students across Indiana. Student teams are invited t…

Leacarol Bennett, Eric Benz, Sammie Hardebeck, Mindy Koehne, and Ashley Walls have been named to three-year terms on the Batesville Community Education Foundation Board of Directors.

The Indiana Department of Education recently announced the recipients of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Acceleration Grants. The awards will allow districts to accelerate, scale or implement a STEM curricula grounded in problem/project-based or inquiry-based ped…

Batesville Primary School will once again offer Little Bulldog Academy Preschool to families, reports BPS principal Brad Stoneking.

Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced the results of the overtime patrols that were conducted by nearly 40 law enforcement agencies to create safer school bus stops around the state.

“The fall 2019 Batesville Community Education Foundation classroom grants awarded to the Batesville Community School Corp. all share a common theme — the funded projects aim to give students a chance to grow their knowledge. And in one case, the growth is meant literally — using seeds,” poin…

The 2020 Indiana Farm Bureau Book of the Year is “Popcorn Country: The Story of America’s Favorite Snack,” written by Cris Peterson with photography by David R. Lundquist. The annual Book of the Year is a part of INFB’s Agriculture in the Classroom program, a grassroots, agricultural outreac…

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ST. LEON – Principals updated Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. trustees Dec. 12 on some of the activities taking place in their buildings.

The Batesville Community School Corp. is rolling out a personalized onboarding program at all four schools to ensure that students new to the corporation are integrated into the school community with as little stress as possible.

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“The board has set three overlying goals,” announced superintendent Paul Ketcham at the Dec. 16 Batesville Community School Corp. meeting.

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ST. LEON – “It was a great day,” said principal Dr. Matt Maple of the third annual Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Community Service Day Dec. 13. Beforehand, he reported, “We have expanded the number of places we are visiting, and have adjusted some of the in-house activities we will be completing.”

A third year of fundraising for flexible learning spaces (FLS) in the local public schools has culminated in a $20,000 donation from the Batesville Community Education Foundation to the Batesville Community School Corp.

One Franklin County student has been named recipient of a four-year scholarship as the Franklin County Community Foundation 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, says foundation executive director Shelly Lunsford.

Gage Unrath is Ripley County’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. He will receive full tuition for four years of undergraduate study and a $900 per year book stipend to the Indiana college or university of his choice, according to a press release from the Ripley County Community Foundation.

As part of the Oldenburg Academy College to Career Readiness Program, students had the opportunity to hear from 57 different guest speakers throughout the third annual Career Guest Speaker Week Nov. 4-8. During REACH time, students spent 30 minutes listening to college-career guest speakers.…

OUTSTANDING BMS STUDENTS SALUTED Each month Batesville Middle School recognizes an outstanding boy and girl from each grade level for their hard work and dedication to academic success. Students recognized in September are (front row from left) sixth-grader Valentina Aguila-Guzman, seventh-g…

When Jenny Lents’ junior high language arts students returned to St. Louis School in August, they were met with a classroom makeover.

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Born to Paul and Loretta Werner (née Schumacher) in Batesville, Indiana, on September 28, 1948, Thomas Carl Werner was the seventh of nine children. He attended St. Louis School and Batesville High School and spent time "souping-up" his '55 Chevy with his friends and working at the gas stati…

Alma L. Miller, age 86 of Batesville, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at The Waters of Batesville. Born December 17, 1933, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Cora (nee Engle) and George Bloemer. She married Earl (Hooker) Miller January 18, 1964, at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in …

George Meyer, age 83 of Hamburg, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020. Born on July 24, 1936, he was the son of Carl and Mary Ann (nee Gerling) Meyer. He married Dorothy "Dots" Moeller on June 22, 1960, and she preceded him in death April 9, 1999. He is survived by sons Mike (Brenda) Me…