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  • Arnette Named New Assistant Superintendent

    The Branson board of education announced that Chip Arnette has been selected as the assistant superintendent of instruction for the 2016-2017 school year. The announcement was made last night at the board’s November meeting.

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  • Sophomores Chosen as HOBY Ambassadors

    Janthinee Bard and Lance Junck, sophomores, have been named Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar Ambassadors. They will represent Branson High School at the leadership retreat scheduled June 3-5 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

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  • BHS Math Season Begins

    The BHS Math Team competed in the Greater Plains Math League (GPML) contest held at Southwest Baptist University October 10. They were among 99 students representing 13 area schools in the competition. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • FFA Students Excel at Speaking Contest

    FFA students attended the Area 12 Fall Speaking Contest last Tuesday. Eight students earned honors at the contest and will advance to district competition scheduled November 12 on the Missouri State University campus. The students are under the instruction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.

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  • BHS Video Honored at Conference

    Brianna Presley and Tori O’Dell represented the BHS Mass Media Class October 3 at the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) fall conference held at Lake of the Ozarks. The class was awarded first place and a $1,000 cash prize for its entry in the MSBA video contest relating to the theme What’s Super About Public Schools.

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  • Students Selected for MSU Honor Choir

    The 36th Annual Missouri State University Honor Choir performed September 12 in Springfield. Branson High School vocal music students were among the participants who represented over 30 schools from southwest Missouri. The students are under the direction of Billy Gowers.

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  • Swofford Named New District Superintendent

    The Branson board of education has named Brad Swofford as the new superintendent for the school district. He replaces Doug Hayter who will retire December 31.

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  • Hayter Announces Retirement from District

    Doug Hayter, superintendent of the Branson School District, announced his retirement today after spending 13 years at the helm of the district and 32 years in public education. His retirement is effective December 31.

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  • Northcutt and Vijitbenjaronk Named Semifinalists

    Branson High School has two National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Holly Northcutt and Warut Vijitbenjaronk, seniors, will advance to the final round of the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • Student Produced Video Takes First Place

    The team of Alex Brown, Collin Suire and Victoria Welch from the BHS Mass Media class has been awarded first place and a cash prize of $1,000 for its entry. The students are under the instruction of Alisa Cornelison.

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  • ACT Scores Above State and National Average

    Branson High School's ACT composite scores are above state and national averages according to a report released earlier this month by the ACT organization. The ACT was administered to 180 of our graduating seniors in 2015.

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  • New Phone APP Tracks Bus Route

    We’re rolling out a new phone APP this fall. 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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