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Welcome to Recent News! This is where you can get the latest information about Branson Public Schools! Here, we'll keep you up-to-date on recent happenings and announcements going on around the district. 

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Branson Administrator Named Distinguished Principal
12/05/2023
Dr. Michelle Collins, Cedar Ridge Elementary principal, has been named the Missouri Distinguished Principal for the Southwest Region.
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Branson Strengthens School Safety
12/04/2023
As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance security and safety in our schools, we are pleased to announce the addition of four School Protection Officers (SPOs) to our district.
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Christmas Break Dec. 22 - Jan. 8
12/04/2023
Christmas Break will be Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 8. Staff will return on Monday, January 8 for a professional development day. Students will return Tuesday, January 9 to begin second semester.
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Pirate Proud Celebration for Barb Cogdill
11/14/2023
Dr. Swofford, along with her family, colleagues, and former students, surprised Mrs. Cogdill this morning to recognize her as our November Pirate Proud honoree.
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Semester Update, Fall 2023
11/07/2023
Hear a message from Superintendent Dr. Brad Swofford as we close out the fall season and look forward to the rest of first semester.
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Pirate Proud Honoree Ken Greening
10/25/2023
For the month of October, Branson Public Schools is thrilled to recognize Technology Specialist Ken Greening as the Pirate Proud recipient!
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Ozark Mountain Conference Update
10/24/2023
The Ozark Mountain Conference has announced its approval of Hillcrest High School’s application to compete during the 2024-2025 school year.
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Four Pirate Golfers Qualify for State
10/12/2023
The Lady Pirate Golf team placed 2nd overall in District, now four are headed to State.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences, October 19
10/12/2023
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, October 19 for all students, grades Prek-12.
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New Conference Formed by Ozark Mtn. Schools
10/11/2023
Six Ozark Mountain area high schools have formed a new conference. Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, Branson, Bolivar, Carl Junction, Logan-Rogersville, Marshfield, and West Plains school districts will compete in the newly named Ozark Mountain Conference.
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Branson Adds Two Preschool Classes in 2023-2024
09/27/2023
The Branson R-IV School District has been awarded the Missouri Quality Prekindergarten (MOQPK) grant through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Homecoming Week 2023
09/13/2023
Homecoming Week will be September 25-29.
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BHS College and Career Fair
09/12/2023
Branson High School will host its annual College and Career Fair on September 25 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in the Main Commons and North Gym.
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Branson High School Celebrates AP Capstone Diploma Recipients
09/07/2023
At Branson High School, six students have earned the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma™. Additionally, four students have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2022-23 school year.
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Branson Schools Wall of Honor
08/17/2023
UPDATE: The community is invited to attend Branson School's first Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony on Friday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m.
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New Student Enrollment Now Open
08/01/2023
New Student Enrollment is open for families new to the Branson School District.
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Branson School Board Earns Governance Team Honor
07/19/2023
The Branson R-IV Board of Education is among 17 Missouri school boards earning the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s 2023 Governance Team Award.
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Branson Schools Announces Youth Activities Coordinators
05/26/2023
Branson Schools announces the appointment of two Youth Activities Coordinators for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Branson High School Names New Head Coaches
05/24/2023
Branson High School welcomes new head coaches for its girls soccer, boys golf, and girls golf teams for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Branson R-IV Announces Director of School Safety
05/19/2023
Branson Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Trooper Ryan Pace as the Director of School Safety for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Branson Hires New Assistant Principals
03/10/2023
Branson Junior High School and Cedar Ridge Intermediate will gain new assistant principals for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Branson Schools Announce 2023-24 Administration Updates
02/13/2023
Branson Public Schools is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments effective for the 2023-2024 school year.
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