New mural coming to the Kids Discovery Factory building!
A new mural will be unveiled in Batesville soon! BAAC, Batesville Main Street, and Kids Discovery Factory recently collaborated with a southern California muralist, Hanna Gundrum of Little House Ink, to create a fun and colorful mural that embraces the elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. BPS art teacher, Laura Gilland introduced Hanna to the Batesville area art scene. The mural will be installed on the side of the Kids Discovery Fa
BPS students help design a new mural with muralist Hanna Gundrum
Batesville Primary School students helped design a new mural in our building with muralist Hanna Gundrum from San Diego, California. All BPS students met with Hanna virtually in March where she taught the students the history of murals and helped students brainstorm to create the concept and design for our mural. Hanna was at BPS for 4 days in May painting the mural. The students were able to interact with her and ask her questions about the mural, her business, and becomi
Kevin Stonerock- A Visit with a Hoosier Pioneer at BIS
Storyteller and performer, Kevin Stonerock performed A Visit with a Hoosier Pioneer for all 4th grade students on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022. Students learned about the life and hardships of a man named Andrew Amonett, a frontiersman of the Indiana Territory. “Andrew” shared tall tales of frontier life and the dangers of living in the Indiana Territory before the War of 1812. Topics include trapping, militia service, Indian affairs, tools, weapons and frontier clothing.
Jason Knuckles & University of Louisville Jazz visits BHS
Jason Knuckles and the University of Louisville Jazz program spent three days working with musicians at Batesville High School and teaching Jazz History through performances and lectures. The musicians worked in private lessons and ensemble rehearsals which helped our students significantly in their Jazz performances and individual performance. Jason Knuckles spent 22 years in the United States Marine Corps Bands as a Saxophone player and led the All-Star Marine Jazz program
John McCloy helps create mural at OA
Two years ago, John McCloy helped OA with a mural in the science hallway and because he worked so well with the students, OA brought him back to help Kayla Cleary, a senior art student, work on a mural for her capstone project. The mural features scenes from Oldenburg, notably the Spires. Kayle designed the mural and began sketching, and then John joined her for implementation ideas and using the mural as a teaching tool for other art students.
Danyel Mann creates choreography for BHS Drama Club
This year the Batesville High School Drama Club performed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Ms. Mann created choreography for five dance numbers. The first number was “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” Mary Kate Ketcham (Liesl) and Isaac Trossman (Rolf) learned this number. “Do-Re-Mi” was a crowd-favorite. There were five high school students who learned this number, and four younger students from BMS, BIS, and BPS. All of these students but Jen Dodge (Maria) learned “
Yoga and Meditation with Lisa Tuveson at BHS
Part of the Psychology Curriculum is a unit called Stress, Lifestyle and Health. During these lectures, Yoga and Meditation is discussed as a way to relieve stress. Because of your generous funding, we were able to have Lisa Tuveson of Sacred Pause Yoga come in to discuss the benefits of Yoga and Meditation to the Psychology classes and teach some of the Yoga poses that students could use everyday. This was a fantastic supplement to our classroom lectures.
Rosary making at OA
Sarah Pulskamp, owner of GypsySoul Essential Oils and Gifts, met with all OA students during their religion class on Tuesday, April 26 to make 10-bead bracelets to represent one decade of the Rosary. They used wooden beads made from olive wood from Bethlehem. Sarah also taught students different knots to help secure their beads. Students can carry their creation or wear them as a bracelet.
Kevin Stonerock performs for BIS 5th graders
Storyteller and performer, Kevin Stonerock performed Stephen Hopkins: A Pilgrim of Plymouth for all 5th grade students on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. Students learned about the life and hardships of a pilgrim that just arrived in Plymouth during the year 1627, through Kevin’s unique delivery of his first-person style of performing. Mr. Stonerock performed in proper period-style clothing while also teaching the students about America’s historical past.