Monday, April 23, 2018

1st Grade Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the winners of the annual 1st Grade Spelling Bee!

1st Place: Liiam S.
2nd Place: Khalid A. 

We are so proud of you! 

Monday, April 2, 2018

FIRST Tech Challenge

On March 8-11, 2018, FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) held their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) regional robotics competition, where a team from the Highlands Ranch community, team Data Force, consisting of 1 Branson School Online student and 3 Douglas County school students, competed and won first place in the 13 state Western Region.

Click on the link below to read more about their incredible accomplishment!

FIRST Tech Challenge 

Monday, March 12, 2018

iFly 2018

The third annual iFly indoor skydiving field trip was a ton of fun and a great learning experience! Over twenty students from 7th through 12th grade participated. Students participated in an interactive math and physics lesson. They learned about the forces acting on an object in free fall, as well as the effects of an object's shape and its frontal area inside the wind tunnel. Instructors "flew" different objects in the tunnel to demonstrate, including free falling water- it was very cool! They then had a safety class to learn how to "fly" inside the wind tunnel and read hand signals from the flight instructors. Then students took turns in the flight tunnel simulating skydiving. They wrapped up with a math lab about their experience. Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see you back again next year!

Monday, March 5, 2018


The 7th Annual ‘Girls in the Middle’ conference and 2nd Annual 'Guys Reaching Incredible Potential' conference will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Trinidad State Junior College from 9 am – 3 pm. GIM and GRIP are for the purpose of exposing students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Technical Education careers. Students will participate in 1 large morning workshop presented by the Air Force Academy and 3 smaller workshops. In addition to the workshops, the day includes breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.  We have some AMAZING workshop presenters this year.   We know that the students are going to have a fabulous time with all the hands-on activities the presenters have planned. 

Students must pre-register for this event. There is a $5 registration fee. Registration opens Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and is open to the first 120 girls and 100 boys who register. Be quick to send in your students’ registration packets (registration form, registration fee, and photo waiver) when registration opens March 7, 2018 to get your students signed up for the event.   You can access the forms on our website . Students are not guaranteed both interest categories he/she marks on the form.  However, we will try to place them in a workshop that matches one of their interest areas.

We will be accepting student and adult registrations via fax 719-846-5050 and email, or drop off the registration packets to Laura Gowen at the TSJC campus in Berg 210. You can also mail them to TSJC Attn. Laura Gowen, Box 335, 600 Prospect St. Trinidad, CO 81082.  Please mail or drop off your registration fees for students ($5) and adults ($5) to Laura as well.  Checks can be made to TSJC with Girls in Middle in the Memo line.

Please contact Erin Comden with questions. 

 Erin Comden
Trinidad State

Monday, February 26, 2018

BSO Olympic Art Contest

The 2018 Winter Olympics have ended and so has our first BSO Olympic Art Contest!

Our BSO students submitted some incredible artwork! 

Click on the link below to view all of the artwork.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to create Olympic themed artwork! 


9-12 Grade
Gold: Noora Al.
Silver: Sadiqah Al.
Bronze: Alyson V.

7-8 Grade
Gold: Jada P.
Silver: Allyna S.
Bronze: Ivan C.

4-6 Grade
Gold: Caleb J.
Silver: Ayah Al.

K-3 Grade
Gold: Anastasia B. 
Silver: Elise C.
Bronze: Khalid Al.

Monday, February 19, 2018

February InterestEd

Our February InterestEd sessions were a huge success!  Students had the opportunity to make a tea cup cozy, explore the human skeletal system, continue learning basic sign language, learn about chicken development, make their own fidget spinner and much more!

Scroll down to check out the pictures of our students participating in several of the different sessions.

Mark your calendar and watch your email for the next round of InteresEd opportunities!

Next InterestEd: March 29, 2018

(Click on the images below to enlarge)