Branson Public Schools

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  • Board Filings Open December 13

    The filing period for a position on the Branson School District’s board of education begins December 13 at 8 a.m. Deadline for filing is January 17, 2017 at 5 p.m.

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  • Math Winners at Springfield Catholic

    BHS students competed in the Greater Plains Math League contest at Catholic High School on November 12. The competition included 95 students representing 12 area high schools.

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  • Ruprechts Award Grant to JH

    The Ruprecht Organization, owners of Branson McDonald’s restaurants, awarded a $500 Balanced Active Lifestyle Grant to Junior High classroom instructor Jeanne McDonald to fund the Girls on the Run program.

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  • Musicians Selected for District Band

    Members of the BHS Band auditioned for and earned seats on the 2016-2017 South Central Missouri Music Educators Association (SCMMEA) District Honor Band. The auditions were held November 2.

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  • District Hosts Community Focus Meetings

    The Branson School District, led by superintendent Dr. Brad Swofford, will host two Community Focus Group meetings in November.

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  • FFA Students Advance to District

    FFA students participated in the Area 12 Speaking Contest on October 27. The competition was hosted by Hollister High School. The students are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.

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  • Band Takes First at Festival

    The BHS Pride Marching Band swept the Neewollah Festival last weekend. The band was named Grand Champion among 22 bands competing.

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  • District Awarded Skaggs Foundation Grant

    The district has been awarded a $5,000 Legacy grant from the Skaggs Foundation. The presentation was made October 21 and the grant will fund items for students through the BHS Cents of Pride Store.

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  • Sophomores Headed to Leadership Academy

    Abbie Henderson and Katerina Makuch, sophomores, have been named Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar Ambassadors. They will represent Branson High School at the leadership retreat scheduled June 16-18 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

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  • Student Council Elected to Southwest Office

    The Branson High School student council has been elected to the office of Southwest District Secretary for the 2017-2018 school year. The election was held last Friday at the Southwest District meeting held in Pleasant Hope.

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  • BHS Students Raise Money for Charity

    Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, BHS Student Council organized a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Last week’s student-led activities included selling donuts, paying $1 to wear a hat and paying a fee to duct tape Mr. Harris, principal, to the pole outside the counseling office.

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  • Math Winners at Southwest Baptist

    The Greater Plains Math League kicked off its first competition of the season at Southwest Baptist University last Saturday. Eleven member of the BHS Math Team competed against 140 students representing 13 area schools.

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  • Kohl's Readers to the Classroom

    The employees from community partner Kohl’s Department Store visited two classrooms at Cedar Ridge Elementary last Thursday. Students in Mrs. Blackerby’s class and those in Mrs. Hughes class received a book to take home thanks to the generosity of Kohl’s.

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  • Students Become Junior Medical Explorers

    Intermediate students will have the opportunity to participate in CoxHealth Center’s Junior Medical Explorers this school year. The program, offered at no cost to students, will consist of three, six-week sessions at both Intermediate Schools.

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  • Intermediate Students Travel via Technology

    Buchanan Intermediate has been selected to participate in a global partnership program through the JDO Foundation beginning this school year. The JDO Foundation is an educational, non-profit organization committed to fostering the use of technology in classrooms for third through sixth graders around the world.

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  • Lions Club Donates to Backpack Program

    The Branson-Hollister Lions Club presented the district with a $1,000 check to be used for the Backpack Program for students. Anna Hawkins, member, made the presentation at last Monday’s meeting of the Lions Club.

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  • Branson Bank Supports Character Education

    Branson Bank president, Bill Jones, presented a $700 check to Dr. Swofford on Monday in support of Character Education in the district. The money was raised by the bank employees who have an opportunity to dress casual each Friday for a donation of $5.

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  • Central Bank Makes Donation

    Central Bank of Branson presented Dr. Swofford with a check last week to purchase items needed by students. Craig Richards, Central Bank president and CEO, made the presentation to Swofford.

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  • District Launches New App

    App (noun) - an application program designed for a particular purpose on a computer or mobile phone operating system. And the Branson School District now has one.

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  • Preschool Earns National Accreditation

    The Branson School District’s preschool program has earned national accreditation for its programs and services from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The preschool program is under the direction of Shelly Worley, Cedar Ridge Primary principal.

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  • Phone App Tracks Your Bus Route

    You can track your bus route to determine pick up and drop off times each day by downloading the Versatrans My Stop mobile APP to your cell phone.

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