Football Friday has been a Batesville tradition since 1987. Batesville Primary School First Graders attend a Batesville High School varsity football game on a Friday night. The BPS students watch the football game, cheer along with the cheerleaders, and enjoy the BHS band performance. The First Graders lead cheers in front of the large Batesville crowd. Students enjoy a week of football related activities with the highlight being a classroom visit with the team, cheerleaders and band members. BPS and BHS students enjoy the interactive learning experience that emphasizes hard work, teamwork, and school spirit.
Basketball Bash is similar to Football Friday. BPS First Graders attend a Batesville High School varsity basketball game in the winter. First graders lead cheers on the hardwood to support their Bulldogs. Students enjoy learning about the game of basketball through fun classroom activities, meeting their favorite high school players, and enjoying the excitement of Hoosier Hysteria on a Friday night. Basketball Bash is always a great time for the BPS first graders and the BHS basketball team, cheerleaders and band members. The high school students are excellent role models for the young students.
Fire Prevention Program
Fire Prevention Week is in October. During this week, Batesville Volunteer Firemen visit Batesville Primary School. They provide students with valuable and important information about fire safety. That information includes how to be prepared at school and at home in case of a fire emergency, as well as planning two options for escape routes. The firemen always emphasize their job is to help people. Equipment, gear and a fire truck are discussed and on display for the children to see. Time for questions is an important part of the Fire Prevention Week Safety Program. Thank you to the Batesville Volunteer Firemen and EMTs. We appreciate their dedication to educating the students and staff of BPS and helping to keep us informed and safe in case of an emergency.
Field trips are planned to coordinate with the grade level curriculum and prepare students for classroom activities. Informational letters and permission slips will be sent home with students prior to the trip. Students are expected to follow all rules and directions of the adults present and to behave properly on the trip. Parents who attend are expected to chaperone and supervise. A Parent, legal guardian or custodial parent of the enrolled student is allowed to chaperone. All chaperones are required to have a limited criminal history check before they can serve as a chaperone. On most field trips parents will be required to ride the bus, however with higher numbers of chaperones, parents may be asked to drive separately if there is no space on the bus. All students must ride the school bus provided.
Field trips are a privilege and are earned by the student demonstrating responsibility and respect for the rights and needs of others. Students failing to demonstrate these may be asked to not accompany the class. In the event a student does not attend the field trip, an alternative assignment will be offered at school. Students not reporting to school on a field trip day will be counted absent.
The BPS library media center offers a Scholastic Book Fair each October. This allows families to experience a celebration of reading and provides the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.
Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. The 2010 Kids and Families Reading Report found that letting kids choose their own books is key to raising readers. Nine out of 10 children say that they are more likely to finish books that they choose themselves. Reading is vital to every child’s success! Like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get. The Book Fair provides this opportunity!
The Book Fair helps us promote reading while raising money for special library projects, such as author visits and summer reading programs among others.
Batesville Primary School has two concerts a year. Concerts are our BPS students’ opportunity to show parents and relatives what they can do. Concerts offer our students a chance to shine!
First and second grades will perform at the Christmas Concert every year in December.
Kindergarten students will perform at the Spring Concert in April.
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