Field trips are planned to coordinate with the grade level curriculum and prepare students for classroom activities.
- All children are expected to participate in these trips. Students not reporting to school on a field trip day will be counted absent.
- Information notes 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. Parents shall not attempt to find a substitute chaperone if they cannot attend as the school will make necessary arrangements as needed. 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. After a scheduled field trip, students are to remain until dismissal.
The library sponsors a book fair twice a year, in the fall and the spring. The fair is a great opportunity to support your child’s recreational reading habits while also benefiting the BIS’ library and its programs.
- Dance team (jazz, pom, hip hop)
- Bulldog Express (student-written monthly publication)
Community Service and Fitness Projects
- K-Kids (5th grade Leadership and Community Involvement, sponsored by Batesville Kiwanis)
- Junior Ambassadors (focus on global issues through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals)
- Fuel Up to Play (Student wellness group)
- Walking Club
- American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge (replaces Jump Rope for Heart)
- Heart Maze
- Family Fitness and Community educational opportunities
- Support the local food pantry, So Loved Closet and Safe Passage with collections and contests throughout the year
- Chalk the Walk – annual event to raise money and awareness for a global cause
Special Weeks at School
- Red Ribbon Week
- Read Across America
- Special dress days and school spirit days throughout the school year