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  • BHS Jazz Ensemble Takes Second

    The BHS Jazz Ensemble competed at the Drury Jazz Festival last Saturday. The competition included Olathe Northwest, Willard, Battle (Columbia, MO), Republic, Parkview and Carthage. Branson earned second place among the Class 5 ensembles competing. The musicians are under the direction of Daniel Jarrett.

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  • Math Students Advance to State

    Hollister High School hosted a Great Plains Math League (GPML) contest last Saturday. The BHS Math Team was among the 44 students representing six area teams in the competition. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • Culinary Team Competition

    The BHS Culinary Team competed at the ProStart Invitational last Friday. The event was held at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield. The competition required each team to plan and create a three-course meal for the judges. Branson placed 12th out of the 16 teams competing statewide.

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  • CRI Supports Crisis Center

    Students at Cedar Ridge Intermediate focused on the word empathy for the month of February. To link an action to their February word, they chose to support the Crisis Center of Taney County by stocking the center’s shelves with personal hygiene items. The items are given to those staying at the Crisis Center who are victims of domestic abuse.

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  • JH Science Night Results

    Junior High science winners were announced February 8. The competition involved science experiments designed and researched by the students. It was open to all seventh and eighth graders and organized by the Junior High science faculty.

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  • Students Attend Legislative Day

    The BHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Career and Technical Students Organization (CTSO) Missouri Legislative Day. The event was held February 13 in Missouri’s Capitol building in Jefferson City. The annual event is hosted by Missouri’s Legislative Committee with a goal of inspiring new leaders and encouraging communication with legislators.

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  • District Hosts Social Media Forum

    The district is hosting a series of three informational meetings this spring that will focus on the topic Parenting in the Digital Age. The series is designed to provide parents, staff and our Branson community with information on the many ways social media is used in our school and home environment.

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  • Math Students Compete

    The BHS Math Team competed in the Great Plains League contest held on the OTC-Richwood Valley campus on February 8. The competition field included 207 students representing 15 area schools. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • FBLA Students at Leadership Conference

    The Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference for District 18 was held February 5 on the campus of Missouri State University. There were 20 area schools in attendance with 500 students competing in events such as accounting, computer applications and business ethics.

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  • Dance Team Takes Second at MSU

    The BHS Sweethearts Dance Team placed second at the Missouri State University Sugar Bears Invitational last Saturday. The dance was entitled Dare. The annual contest is open to high school dancers throughout Missouri.

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  • JH Mathematicians Advance

    The Regional Junior High MathCounts Contest was held Saturday, February 2 on the campus of Drury University. The competition included 138 students representing 16 area schools.

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  • BHS Students Earn Welding Scholarships

    FFA students have been awarded scholarships for their success at the ninth Annual Midwest Welding Competition held last week. The students are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.

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  • School Resource Officer Added

    A School Resource Officer (SRO) is now part of the team at the Cedar Ridge campus. Officer Corey Hodzic began his duties last week as he spent time in all three elementary buildings. He will be a permanent fixture on the campus as he builds relationships with students and staff.

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  • Disney Dreamers Academy Selects Walworth

    Ben Walworth, a junior, is among 100 high school students from across the nation who have been selected to attend the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy. He receives an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in an immersive four-day experience scheduled March 21-24 in Orlando.

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  • Calendar Approved for 2019-2020

    The 2019-2020 school calendar has been approved by the board of education.

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  • Preschool Screenings Open for 2019-2020

    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.

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  • FFA Greenhand Conference at MSU

    FFA students attended the Southwest District Greenhand Conference held January 10 on the campus of Missouri State University. Members attending had the opportunity to participate in workshops led by the State FFA Officer Team.

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  • Board Filings Close for April Election

    Filings closed Tuesday, January 15 for a position on the district’s board of education. Names appearing on the April 2 ballot include: Peter Marcellus, Roger Frieze, Carolyn Boss and Lane McConnell.

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  • VFW Post Awards Patriot Pen Winners

    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.

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  • BI/CRI Math Winners Advance

    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.

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  • Student Council Efforts Help Food Pantry

    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.

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  • Students at MSSU Media Showcase

    Missouri Southern State University hosted its annual Media Showcase Day December 6. This year’s competition included over 500 entries in multiple categories. Branson High School students are under the direction of Alisa Cornelison.

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  • Christmas Assistance Receives Donation

    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.

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  • United Methodist Donates to District

    A donation that included over 1,000 pairs of socks and underwear was received by our social work office to benefit district students. The donation was organized and delivered by representatives from Branson United Methodist Church.

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  • ACT Scores Released for 2018

    Branson High School's ACT composite scores, along with the state composite scores are in according to a report released earlier this month by the ACT organization. The ACT exam is required for admission to most colleges and universities.

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  • Math Results from Contest at Catholic

    Springfield Catholic High School was the host for the Great Plains Math League Contest held November 17. The competition included 15 area schools with 100 students participating. They are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles

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  • Brown Places Third at District FFA

    The FFA District Speaking Contest was held November 15 at Aurora High School. Participants qualified at the Area Contest earlier this month to advance to the District competition. Branson FFA students are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.

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  • McDonald's Donation to Book Fair

    The Ruprecht Organization, owners of Branson area McDonald’s restaurants, donated $1,669.21 to PTO to purchase books for students through its fall Book Fair. The donation supports students and good reading habits at all elementary schools.

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  • BHS Hosts 11th Annual Math Games

    BHS hosted its 11th Annual Math Games on November 10. Fifty-four Branson students competed in the three-round event which consisted of a 45-minute multiple choice test relating to the student’s current math course; a Sudoku contest; and a four-person elimination competition. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • Walworth Attends National FBLA Convention

    Ben Walworth, a junior, attended the Future Business Leaders of America North Central Region meeting held November 2-4 in Chicago. He was elected to the office of vice president for the North Central Region earlier this year and joined over 2,000 FBLA members and advisors attending the meeting.

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  • BHS All District Band Members

    Thirteen BHS musicians auditioned for a spot on the South Central Missouri Music Educator’s Association All-District Band on November 6. The competition was among high schools throughout the South Central region.

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  • Inclement Weather Notification

    Winter is on its way and with it comes the possibility of weather that could prevent the safe transportation of students to school. The Branson School District would like to issue this notice regarding school cancellations.

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  • Cheerleaders Advance to State Contest

    The BHS cheerleaders placed third at Regionals held in Kansas City last weekend. They will advance to compete in the 4A Large School contest scheduled December 1. The cheer squad is under the direction of Genna Cornelisse, Trista Hilton and Kara Williams.

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  • FFA Fall Speaking Contest Winners

    Members of the BHS chapter of FFA competed in the Area Fall Speaking Contest held November 1. The students were entered in six categories of the competition. They are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson. All five students placing at the Area Contest will advance to the District competition scheduled November 15.

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  • Student Council Sponsors Drive

    The BHS Student Council hosted the annual Southwest District meeting of the Missouri organization with approximately 1,150 students in attendance. The meeting was held October 26. The students are under the direction of Todd Koon and Sunshine Ridinger.

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  • District Awarded Skaggs Foundation Grants

    The district has been awarded two grants from the Skaggs Foundation Legacy fund to be used to benefit the lives of students. Grant presentations were made October 31 at a reception hosted by Ozarks Technical College-Table Rock campus.

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  • National Merit Commended Students

    Three BHS seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Jack Akers, Emile Gephart and Gatlin Myer are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

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  • Steele is Administrator of the Year

    Congratulations to Jason Steele, BHS assistant principal! He has been selected as the southwest School Administrator of the Year representing the Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators through Gibson Vo-Tech.

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  • District Honor Choir Boasts 33 BHS Voices

    The High School Choir students auditioned for a spot on the District Honor Choir last Saturday. In all, 33 students earned District distinction and eight of these students from the Junior/Senior Choir are ranked in the top 25 for their voice part.

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  • Beautiful Dresses Donates to BHS Store

    The High School’s student store, Pirates Cove, received a very generous donation from Allona Morris through her store Beautiful Dresses in Branson. Morris donated over $2,000 worth of clothing that included shirts, dresses and jackets.

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  • ADAPT Coalition Grant Extended

    The Taney County ADAPT (Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team) coalition has received a second five-year grant, through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program, to partner with area schools and communities.

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  • New Safety Measures at all Buildings

    New safety measures will be in place at the entrances to all district buildings beginning Monday, August 20. Exterior doors will remain locked during regular school hours. Visitors must press the button on the entry door camera near the front entrance to request access to the building.

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  • District Has App for Your Device

    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.

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  • Phone App Tracks Your Bus Route

    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.

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