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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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Summer Office Hours
05/24/2024
Summer office hours will begin Tuesday, May 28. All offices will be closed May 27, Memorial Day.
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Branson Students Attend Tribute to Valor Foundation STEM-Liner IV
05/23/2024
Forty-nine Branson Schools students boarded a C-130 aircraft on May 19 and landed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX to experience the Tribute to Valor Foundation’s STEM-Liner IV.
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Ewers Named Assistant Principal at Buchanan Elementary
05/17/2024
Buchanan Elementary will gain a new assistant principal for the 2024-2025 school year.
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Over $308M in Scholarships Offered to BHS Seniors
05/14/2024
Students were honored during the annual Senior Awards Night held at Branson High School on May 13.
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Semester Update May 2024
05/14/2024
Hear from Superintendent Dr. Swofford as he closes out the 2023-2024 school year!
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Last Day of School May 24
05/13/2024
The last day of school is Friday, May 24. This will be an early dismissal day.
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Brady Thompson Honored for Pirate Proud
05/01/2024
We are happy to announce Brady Thompson is our final Pirate Proud recipient for the 2023-2024 school year
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Branson High School Graduation
05/01/2024
Graduation will be held on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 P.M.
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Melody Alms Honored for Pirate Proud
04/17/2024
We are thrilled to announce our April Pirate Proud recipient: Melody Alms!
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Branson Schools 2024-2025 Administration Updates
04/12/2024
Branson Public Schools is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments effective for the 2024-2025 school year.
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SAIL into Summer 2024
04/03/2024
Summer School 2024 registration through Branson School District is now open.
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Branson Sixth-Grader Earns Spot at National Spelling Bee
04/02/2024
Cedar Ridge Intermediate sixth grader, Kunal Patel, has earned his place on the national stage after winning the 2024 Association for Children’s Educational Sponsorship (A.C.E.S.) Regional Missouri Spelling Bee on March 25.
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BHS Senior Honored as Missouri Scholars 100
03/26/2024
Branson High School senior, Ivan Avellanosa, has been distinguished as one of the top academic students in the state through the Missouri Scholars 100 program.
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Chase Jackson Honored for Pirate Proud
03/25/2024
As a 7th grade math teacher and coach, Jackson leads students to success daily.
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Martin Named Assistant Principal at CRE
03/08/2024
Stephanie Martin has been named the new Assistant Principal for Cedar Ridge Elementary.
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Kindergarten Registration Open for 2024-2025
03/06/2024
Branson Public Schools kindergarten registration is now open for the 2024-2025 school year.
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Spring Conscious Parenting Classes
03/05/2024
Our first session of Conscious Parenting classes will begin Tuesday, March 19th, and continue for consecutive Tuesdays through April 16th. The classes will be held at Cedar Ridge Primary cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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Branson Principal Receives State Honor
03/04/2024
Dr. Jack Harris has been named the 2024 Jim L. King Missouri High School Principal of the Year by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP).
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Isringhausen Named State Champion
02/26/2024
Ryzen Isringhausen, a freshman, finished the season 47-1 while standing on the top of the podium at the 2024 wrestling state championships.
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BHS Agricultural Teacher Receives FFA State Honor
02/23/2024
Aaron Magnuson, agricultural instructor and FFA Advisor at Branson High School, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Golden Owl Award!
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Yvette Cassady, February Pirate Proud Honoree
02/20/2024
Yvette serves the Branson School District as the Family and School Liaison in the English Language Department. Yvette's impact is felt throughout the Branson School District every day.
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New Principal Named at Branson Junior High
02/09/2024
Rebecca Ash will step into the job during the 2024-2025 school year. Ash will succeed Dr. Bryan Bronn who is retiring after serving as principal for the past 15 years.
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Branson Opens Preschool Registration
02/02/2024
Branson Public Schools preschool registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.
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BHS Courtwarming Candidates Announced
01/30/2024
The Courtwarming King and Queen will be crowned after the Junior Varsity game on Friday, February 9 at Branson High School.
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District Calendar 2024-2025
01/29/2024
The Branson Board of Education approved the 2024-2025 district calendar during the January Board Meeting.
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Mike Draper Named January Pirate Proud Honoree
01/23/2024
Coach Draper has worked with our Special Services Department for two years as an Adaptive P.E. Coach across several of our campuses. He also serves as a Branson High School boys basketball assistant coach, and the head girls tennis coach.
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BHS Theatre Teacher Receives State Honor
01/11/2024
Branson High School now houses the Judith Rethwisch Outstanding Theatre Educator. Erin Moody, theatre teacher and director, received this honor at the 2024 State Thespian Conference held in Kansas City.
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Branson Educator Named "Out of this World" Teacher
01/08/2024
Dana Corbin-Maple, teacher at Cedar Ridge Primary, has been named the KRZK and Central Bank “Out of this World” teacher.
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BHS Senior Receives Full Scholarship to Columbia University
12/20/2023
Branson High School senior Raelee Hollier has been admitted to Columbia University in the City of New York and has been awarded a full, four-year scholarship from QuestBridge National College Match.
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Official Ozark Mountain Conference Logo
12/15/2023
The Ozark Mountain Conference has unveiled its official logo. The logo was created by a West Plains High School student.
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Pirate Proud Honoree Chris Gandy
12/11/2023
Chris Gandy, the district's Routing Supervisor, is our December Pirate Proud honoree!
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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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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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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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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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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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