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  • Dance Team Earns 2nd at MSU

    In its first competition at Missouri State University, the BHS Dance Team earned a second place finish in the 3A-4A Division with a routine to the song “My House”. The team is under the direction of Dorothy Prochazka.

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  • Academic Team Continues Winning Way

    The BHS Varsity Academic Team earned a perfect 4-0 score in the championship matchup against Rogersville on February 9. The 12-team tournament was hosted by Hollister High School.

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  • Classrooms Receive Book Donation

    Local children’s author, Jan Luck, visited Buchanan Elementary last week to donate books on autism to each of the district’s 18 kindergarten classrooms.

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  • BHS Presents Musical Peter Pan

    The Branson High School Performing Arts Department has scheduled four performances of the musical, Peter Pan. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the door.

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  • Wrestlers Headed to State Tournament

    Five BHS wrestlers are headed to the State Championship Tournament. The wrestlers qualified at the district tournament to advance to the championship scheduled February 16-18 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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  • Student Donations Honor Nurse

    Students at Cedar Ridge Intermediate raised $3,849.86 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society to honor their nurse, Leah Standridge. The students brought in spare changes to collectively make the donation on behalf of Standridge.

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  • BI Math Winners at SBU

    Members of the Buchanan Intermediate Math Team competed in the Southwest Baptist University Math Contest January 21. Team members were among 335 students representing grades four through six. The students are under the direction of Buchanan Intermediate teacher Shannon Pagan.

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  • Anderson Advances to State FFA

    Jacob Anderson, a senior, has been selected to represent the Area 12 FFA as Area Star in Placement. The selection was based on his FFA participation while in high school, his supervised agricultural experience working at Andy’s Frozen Custard and a written application.

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  • Students Compete at FCCLA Contest

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Kaitlyn Bruce and Tahlia Kovalsky, sophomores, participated in the Region 10 competition January 20.

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  • Preschool Screenings Open

    The Branson School District will offer developmental screenings for all students interested in attending preschool for the 2017-2018 school year. The district offers programs for three and four-year-olds

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  • JH Math Team Sweeps Contest

    The Junior High Math Team competed in the Greater Plains Math League (GPML) contest last Saturday at Southwest Baptist University. The students are under the direction of LeAnn Kennedy.

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  • CRI LEGO Team Earns Second

    The LEGO Robotics team from Cedar Ridge Intermediate won second place Champion’s Award among 36 teams competing at the First Lego Championships in Fayetteville on January 21.

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  • Commissioner of Education Visits District

    Missouri’s Commissioner of Education, Margie Vandeven ,visited our district January 27.. She toured the High School and Buchanan Elementary to discuss programs and facilities with our administration, staff and students.

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  • BI LEGO Team at Championships

    The Buchanan Intermediate LEGO Robotics Team finished in 10th place among 36 teams competing in Robot Missions at the 2016-2017 First LEGO League Championships held in Fayetteville last Saturday. The Pirabots also earned 2nd place in Gracious Professionalism – Core Values.

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  • BHS Math Winners at Republic

    The BHS Math Team participated in the Greater Plains Math League (GPML) contest last Saturday at Republic. The competition included 72 students representing 10 area high schools. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • FFA Students Attend Greenhand Conference

    The annual FFA Greenhand Motivational Conference was held January 3-6 at Missouri State University. The conference was among 18 scheduled at 13 different locations around the state and designed to benefit over 4,500 first-year FFA members in 320 Missouri high schools.

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  • Donation Received from Knights of Columbus

    Members of the local Knights of Columbus Unit #670 presented a $1,053.55 check last Wednesday to be used in the district’s special education program. The check represented proceeds from the Knights annual fund raising campaign.

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  • VFW Post Honors Patriot Pen Winners

    Branson-Hollister VFW Post #11290 sponsored the annual Patriot’s Pen writing competition this fall among area schools. The contest asked middle school students to write on the topic “The America I Believe In.”

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  • BHS Chess Team Earns Second

    The BHS Chess Team competed in the 21st Annual West Plains Tournament on December 17. The all-day event included eight area high schools and five rounds of competition. The BHS team earned second place overall.

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  • Central Bank Clears Lunch Bills for Families

    Branson School District families are the beneficiaries of the generosity of Central Bank of Branson. The bank erased the lunch balances of 616 students with a donation totaling $3,174.41.

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  • Teams Advance to LEGO Championship

    The 2016-2017 First LEGO League Challenge took place last weekend in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Teams from Cedar Ridge Intermediate and Buchanan Intermediate were among the 17 teams competing. Both teams will advance to the championship contest scheduled January 20, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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  • BHS Mass Media Honored for Videos

    The BHS Mass Media class attended the Missouri Southern State University Media Showcase December 1. The class entered videos in the competitive categories of Public Service Announcement, Commercial, Epic Movie Trailer and Comedy.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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