The Branson School District will offer developmental screenings for all three and four-year-old children interested in attending preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. Screenings will be completed by educators from the district’s Parents As Teachers program.
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 “Why I Honor the American Flag”. The writing competition is also sponsored nationally by VFW.
Buchanan Intermediate hosted the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics contest November 17. Competitors were among 150 students representing 15 area elementary schools. The students are under the direction of Shannon Pagan, fourth grade instructor, and Nancy Wray, sixth grade instructor.
The BHS Student Council collected 2,383 cans of food and $1,050 in donations to benefit others in our community. The student-led initiative also partnered with local businesses to fill the shelves at the food pantry. Collection bins were placed in businesses for patrons to donate food items and cash.
Employees from First Community Bank donated $500 to our district’s Christmas Assistance Program. The money will be used to purchase gifts for students in need. We are grateful to First Community Bank for its support of our students and our district.