Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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 this month's Counselor's Corner. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September Feature Teacher

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

This month we would like to introduce you to one of our incredible Branson School Online teachers. 

Our Feature Teacher for the month of September is:


Amy Brunk!


Mrs. Brunk is the 4th grade teacher for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher!







Years Teaching: this is my 9th year

Years with BSO: this is my 1st year

Favorite food: My favorite food is a chimichanga!

Favorite color: My favorite color is purple.

Pets: I have two dogs, a black lab named Layla and a yellow lab named Arrow. 

Hobbies: I spend every extra minute with my two kiddos. We love going to the park and swimming at the Y. 

What do you love about teaching? I love to help kids learn and believe in themselves. 

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love the flexibility that comes with teaching online with Branson. 

Favorite season? Why? My favorite season is summer because my husband and I both teach so we have time off together. 

Favorite place you have traveled to? My favorite place I have traveled is Greece. 

# 1 item on your bucket list: I'd really like to go skydiving but my husband won't let me until the kids are grown. :)

Favorite book/author: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is my favorite book. 

Favorite sport: My favorite sport to play is volleyball. My favorite sport to watch is football. 

Anything else you’d like to share: I absolutely love being a mom to my 2 year old son, Michael, and his little brother, William, who is 2 months old. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Planning for College

Are you a college bound BSO student?

Are you overwhelmed by the process and wondering how to get started?

Click on the link below to find a helpful college planning timeline specific to 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade students.





9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August Feature Teacher

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

This month we would like to introduce you to one of our incredible Branson School Online teachers. 

Our Feature Teacher for the month of August is:


Shayna VanKooten!


Mrs. VanKooten is the PE teacher for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher!





Name:  Shayna VanKooten 

Years Teaching:  This is my sixth year.

Years with BSO:  This is my first year at BSO.

Favorite food:  Tacos!!!

Favorite color:  Purple 

Pets:  I have 2 dogs named Pip and Lily.

Hobbies:  I love to yoga, reading, and traveling with my husband.

What do you love about teaching?  I love that I can have an impact on my students’ lives, both long term and just day by day.  Nothing is better than being able to help my students find joy in learning.  

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love the diverse group of students that I am getting to meet.  

Favorite season? Why?  Fall is my favorite season.  Everything is cozy in the fall.  The food is warm and comforting, the sweaters are soft and fuzzy, and the colors are warm and cheerful.

Favorite place you have traveled to?  Kailua, Hawaii

# 1 item on your bucket list:  Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef

Favorite book/author:  Tale of Two Cities is the best book I have ever read.  

Favorite sport:  I love football!  (Go Broncos!)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Back to School 2018



Check out all of these hard working BSO students on their first day of school!

Have a fantastic school year!