6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board Meeting @ District Offices
The Ruprecht Organization, owners of Branson McDonald’s restaurants, awarded a $500 Balanced Active Lifestyle Grant to Cedar Ridge Primary classroom instructor Deneen Wuest for a Kindergarten Motor Lab program. A $500 grant was also awarded to Buchanan Intermediate classroom instructor Brandon Scott to promote the Million Step Club 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 “America’s Gift to My Generation.” The writing competition is also sponsored nationally by VFW.
Mass Media students from BHS attended the 21st annual Missouri Southern State University Media Showcase Awards program on December 7. There were over 430 video entries in the competition representing school districts from southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.
The Branson Education Foundation will host a chili supper fundraiser on Friday, January 12 during the boys and girls basketball games. This Super Night will feature the 9th grade, JV and Varsity boys and girls teams. The Pirates will host Carl Junction. The chili supper will be held in the High School Commons from 4:00 until 7:30 p.m.
The 2017-2018 First LEGO League Challenge took place at Nixa Public Schools on November 17. Students from Buchanan Intermediate were among 29 teams in the competition. They will advance to the championship competition held in Camdenton on December 16.
Buchanan Intermediate hosted the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics contest November 18. Mathematicians from Cedar Ridge Intermediate were among 120 students representing 12 area elementary schools. The students are under the direction of Nancy Wray, sixth grade instructor.
Nearly 3,300 pounds of food have been delivered to the food pantry at Christian Action Ministries thanks to the students at Branson High School. As part of a community service project sponsored by student council, students were asked to bring in at least one food item during the collection period.