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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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  • Love & Lovgic Parenting Classes

    The second semester session of Love and Logic parenting classes will begin Tuesday, January 22 and continue for consecutive Tuesdays through February 26. All classes will be held in Cedar Ridge Elementary from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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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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  • Students Selected for Midwest Art Exhibit

    Seven BHS students, representing the Visual Arts Department, have work featured in the Best of the Midwest Competition at Drury University. The artwork of Jose Gomez, Aunika Stevenson, Daniel Koenig, Morgan Ralls, Maggie Eighmy, Gracie Dixon and Breezy Doyle will be on display November 2-30 at the Pool Gallery on the Drury University campus.

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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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  • Christmas Assistance for Students

    The school district’s social work office is recruiting sponsors to provide assistance to some of our needy families this holiday season. Individuals and groups are being solicited to sponsor one or more children.

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  • McTeacher Night Donation

    The Ruprecht Organization, through its area McDonald’s restaurants, donated $1,691.56 to our district through the McTeacher Night event held October 2. The district received a percentage of sales occurring between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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  • BHS Math Team at SBU

    BHS students competed at the Great Plains Math League contest hosted by Southwest Baptist University on Saturday. Six Branson students were among the 117 competitors representing 14 area schools. The students are under the direction of Barb Cogdill and Lora Niles.

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  • FFA Students Attend Greenhand Conference

    FFA students attended the Area 12 Greenhand Conference at Missouri State University on September 25. Members attending had the opportunity to participate in workshops led by the Area 12 Officer Team

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  • FFA Attended MU Field Day

    Branson FFA members attended the University of Missouri Research Center’s annual Field Day on September 13. The Field Day is designed to showcase the many agricultural careers available and provide insight as to requirements for these careers.

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  • Volleyball Teams Support Women's Health

    Branson and Nixa volleyball teams joined forces Tuesday night to raise $2,003.57 for women’s health through the Skaggs Foundation. Thanks to the players for a great match and to the fans for their support.

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  • Walworth Selected for National Council

    Ben Walworth, a junior, has been selected as the Middle Level Coordinator for the North Central Region National Council of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Ben was selected through a rigorous application process from among candidates representing schools in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri.

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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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