Monday, September 26, 2016

September Feature Teacher

Branson School Online is home to the most talented and dedicated teaching staff in Colorado! 

Each month we introduce you to one of our incredible Branson School Online teachers. 

Our Feature Teacher for the month of September is:

Kristen Sim

Mrs. Sim teaches 6th grade for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher.







Name: Kristen Sim

Years Teaching: 5 years

Years with BSO: 1 year

Favorite food: Anything Chocolate 

Favorite color: Purple

Pets: A turtle, named Teddy, that I have had for 27 years!!

Hobbies: I love being outside.  In the winter that means skiing.  In the summer I like hiking, swimming, and camping. 

What do you love about teaching? I love that I can help a student who had a bad experience in the past realize that they have to potential to do anything and change their mind about what they were previously told. 

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love that I can help students who struggled in a traditional school realize that learning can be fun again. 

Favorite season? I love Fall because I think that pumpkins smell great!  I don't like to eat it, but I love the smell of pumpkin pie. 

Favorite place you have traveled to? I loved when I lived in South Korea for 2 years.  I got to learn and experience a new culture every day.  It was awesome!!

# 1 item on your bucket list: Travel to Spain

Favorite book/author: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 

Favorite sport: Hiking

Anything else you’d like to share: I am trying to learn to speak Korean!  I have a 9 month old son who keeps me very busy.  I come from a huge family and already have 9 nieces and nephews.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Counselor's Corner


Each month our BSO counselors publish a newsletter that provides important information for our high school students. Please click on the link below to view last month's Counselor's Corner. 

Counselor's Corner

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Digital Learning Day 2016

Happy Digital Learning Day! 


Let's celebrate by sharing why we love learning online! Reply to this post and/or post on Facebook or Twitter, and tell the world why you love Branson School Online! 

Make sure to include #BransonSchoolOnline and #OnlineLearningDay in your posts!


Join the party!  

On Thursday, Sept 15, join us on Twitter for a National Online Learning Day Twitter party!
CONTEST RULES
Use #OnlineLearningDay during participation.
Winners are chosen at random.
Only participants during the #Twitterparty are eligible to win (1-3 PM Central Standard Time on 9/15/16).
US residents only. No purchase necessary. Each contestant agrees to a complete release of Twitter and National Day Calendar. You also Acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants agree their name will be posted if they are selected as a winner. Sponsoring company handles prize administration. 



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Welcome Back!

2016 Back to School Picnic 
WELCOME BACK BRANSON SCHOOL ONLINE! 

(Click on the image to enlarge the picture.)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Poetry Contest Results


Great job to all students who submitted a poem to the 2016 Branson School Online Poetry Contest. There were so many  great poems to choose from! The decision was not easy!  

The results are in!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners:

Elementary 
Graham G.
Grade: 2nd
Poem: Indiana Jones Ride

Upper Elementary
Mariah S.
Grade: 5th
Poem: Spring Time

Middle School
Asma A.
Grade: 7th
Poem: Ode to the Morning Sun

High School
Sadiqah A.
Grade 9th
Poem: Ballerina's Bliss

Each of the winning poets will receive a certificate and a gift card in the mail. We will also post the winning poems on our school website.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

May Feature Teacher

Branson School Online is home to the most talented and dedicated teaching staff in Colorado! 

Each month we introduce you to one of our incredible Branson School Online teachers. 

Our Feature Teacher for the month of May is:

Melissa Nedved

Mrs. Nedved teaches high school math for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher.








Name: Melissa Nedved

Years Teaching: 4

Years with BSO: 2

Favorite food: Anything with cheese :)

Favorite color: Pink and sparkly

Pets: None at this time

Hobbies: Anything involving water, I love to water ski and wake board.

What do you love about teaching? I love sharing my passion for math with students and especially helping students who are "bad at math" understand a topic.

What do you love about teaching with Branson? The flexibility that BSO offers allows me more time to spend one-on-one with kiddos. I have the time to create really meaningful lessons that allow me to connect with my students.

Favorite season? Summer; so I can spend it on the boat :)

Favorite place you have traveled to? I love all things Disney, so I'm going to have to go with Disney World in Orlando, FL. My family took a trip there over spring break this year, it's fun for all ages!

# 1 item on your bucket list: Travel Europe with friends 

Favorite book/author: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Favorite sport: Swimming, I grew up on the swim team and also spent some time teaching swimming lessons.


Anything else you’d like to share: I am not a Colorado native, I was born and raised in South Dakota, but moved here 2 years ago and have fallen in love with the state! The weather is so much nicer than back home and I love all of the activities this state has to offer.