Monday, February 13, 2017

February 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 January is:


Casey Goode

Mrs. Goode is a special education teacher and gifted and talented coordinator  for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher.





Years Teaching: 10

Years with BSO: 3

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite color: It's hard to choose just one but I like red, orange and aqua. 

Pets: A yellow lab named Caddoa. He is named after a tiny town I lived in as a child. It is an official ghost town now.

Hobbies: I love to watch my kids participate in all their activities (karate, Olympic-style weightlifting, basketball, volleyball, and softball-I help coach my 9 year old's team). I love movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of The Rings.I like to read. I also love to be outside, hiking, camping, and last summer I started fly fishing. It is very fun and relaxing. 

What do you love about teaching? I love getting to know so many fantastic students and watching them learn and grow. I love it when my students make me laugh. I can't imagine doing anything besides teaching. 

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I truly feel that Branson has some of the best teachers and staff around and I love working with them and seeing how much they care about students. Branson offers something very unique and it is so wonderful to see what a difference BSO can make in the lives of students and families. 

Favorite season? It is so hard to choose but I think I like spring and fall best. They both feel like a new beginning. 

Favorite place you have traveled to? I love the southern United States. 

# 1 item on your bucket list: I would love to buy an RV and travel the USA for at least a year. 

Favorite book/author: It's much too hard to choose :). My favorite genre is historical fiction. 

Favorite sport: To watch: Anything my kids are doing and also football. To play: softball

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Conservation and Natural Resources: Student Experience

Each year, high school students participating in the Conservation and Natural Resources course participate in a service learning opportunity.  Click on the link below to read about one student's experience. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Signs of a Good Year


Our BSO Kindergarten is off a great start in 2017!  Click on the image below to see what they have been up to! 

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Monday, January 23, 2017

BSO Student Spotlight: Evan K.

Evan K. received his CompTIA A+ certification!

Congratulations Evan! We are so proud of you! 

A note from Evan's mom: I wanted to thank Branson for making concurrent enrollment available to the students.  Evan received his CompTIA A+ certification today in the mail. He's the only one in his class at Pickens to have passed the exams required for this certification.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 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 January is:


Kate Henson

Mrs. Henson teaches Kindergarten and 1st grade for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher.






Name: Kate Henson

Years Teaching: I have been teaching for 14 years

Years with BSOThis is my 9th year with Branson School Online!

Favorite food: I love ALL Mexican food!

Favorite color: Purple

Pets: I don't have any pets now, but I grew up having dogs.

Hobbies: I love spending time reading, watching football, and traveling with my family.

What do you love about teaching? My favorite thing about teaching is watching students learn and discover new things and seeing them meet and exceed their goals.

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love working with and meeting so many great students and their families!

Favorite season? I LOVE fall!  I love when the weather starts getting cooler and it is beautiful when the colors start to change.

Favorite place you have traveled to? Florence, Italy

# 1 item on your bucket list: I have been to 4 continents, but I would love to go to all 7 continents!   

Favorite book/author: My favorite children's book has always been Charlotte's Web.

Favorite sport: Football


Monday, January 9, 2017

December Interest Ed

Our December InterestEd sessions were so much fun! Students had the opportunity to choose from several different sessions including making forever snowmen, learning about cross-fit, creating food gifts as well as many other incredible topics!

Check out the pictures of students and teachers participating in all of the different sessions.

Watch your email for an invitation to the next round of InterestEd sessions.

Next InterestEd Opportunity: Feb 16th

If you are unaware of or have not tried this amazing enrichment opportunity, please do so! It is a great way for students to get a break from regular classes and have some fun with their classmates and teachers.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!













Welcome back! BSO would like to wish all of our incredible families a great start to 2017! 

To get our year started on a super positive note, check out this awesome opinion letter, written by one of BSO's 3rd graders. We LOVE hearing positive feedback from our families! 

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