Junior Auxiliary of Taney County presented David Opperman, director of bands, and Jack Harris, BHS principal, with a $411 donation for the band program.
BHS students competed in the 3A-4A division of the College of the Ozarks Math Contest. The competition involved five area schools and was held April 5 on the C of O campus. Branson earned second place overall.
The oath of office was issued to Craig Wescott, Angie Smith and Jeff Smethers at last Thursday’s meeting of the board of education. The three were elected to serve three-year terms as a result of the April 4 election.
Junior High Math students competed in the 3A-4A Division at the annual College of the Ozarks Math Competition held April 4. The team earned first place among 11 schools competing in the Sweepstakes division.
The FFA Meats Evaluation Team placed eighth out of 30 teams competing at the Southwest District Career Development Contest April 4. The team will advance to the State Contest scheduled later in April.
Members of the BHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the State Leadership Conference April 2-4. Over 4,000 students attended the conference/competition hoping to advance to the National Leadership Conference.
Summer school begins May 30 for students entering kindergarten through grade 12. This learning opportunity will provide additional instruction in core areas and provide credit/grade recovery to students who would benefit from this opportunity. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge for all students enrolled. Transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
The Branson School District’s transportation fleet earned a safety rating of 100% during the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual bus inspection in March. Of the district’s 65 buses reviewed, none had any issues requiring repairs or removal from the fleet.
The BHS Academic Team had a perfect 4-0 score at the tournament on March 23. The 10-team contest was hosted by Branson High School.
FFA students competed in the Career Development Contest at Miller High School on March 11. More than 1,700 FFA members from Missouri and Arkansas were involved in the competition. Events included the following: meats evaluation; poultry evaluation; soil evaluation; entomology; livestock judging; horse evaluation; and dairy cattle judging.
Rachel Slings, a senior, has been named one of Missouri’s top students in the Scholars 100 recognition program. The statewide program honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2017.
The Branson School District will hold an introduction event entitled Ready, Set, Go - also known as Kindergarten Registration - for students enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. The event is scheduled Tuesday, April 11 for students who will attend school on the Cedar Ridge campus and Tuesday, April 18 for students who will attend school on the Buchanan campus. Both events will be held from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.
The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition was held March 12-14 at Lake of the Ozarks. Branson students were among those representing high schools from around the state.
The FFA Area 12 Leadership Development event was held March 14 at Ozark. Members of the BHS Chapter competed for top honors at the contest. The students are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson..
Lisa Phillips, Buchanan Elementary, has been named Elementary Counselor of the Year by the Southwest Missouri School Counselor Association. The award was presented at the association’s annual breakfast held March 10 on the Missouri State University campus.
Branson High School vocalists competed at the South Central District Music Contest held March 11. Those students earning a “I” superior rating will advance to the State Music Contest scheduled April 27-29 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. They are under the direction of Jacob Carlew.
Lance Junck, a junior, is the winner of the International Thespian Society Democracyworks essay competition. He will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in Arts Advocacy Day March 20-21.
Eight BHS students competed in the Greater Plains Math League (GPML) contest at Republic High School last Saturday. Students from five area high schools were among the competitors. The students are under the director of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Kaitlyn Bruce and Tahlia Kovalsky, sophomores, participated in the Region 10 competition January 20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.