Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 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 October is:


Marlo Nickell!

Ms. Nickell teaches high school language arts for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher!





Name: Marlo Nickell

Years Teaching: 4

Years with BSO: 1

Favorite food: Pasta or Sushi

Favorite color: All shades of green 

Pets: 2 dogs and 3 cats

Hobbies: Reading, playing with my nephew, traveling 

What do you love about teaching? I love to share my passion for literature with ready minds. 

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love the flexible work environment that allows all students to be successful and the wonderful people that are always willing to help.

Favorite season? Why? My favorite season is always the next season! I love them all so much that I just can't wait for them to change. 

Favorite place you have traveled to? Duluth, Minnesota

# 1 item on your bucket list: My list is so full, there is no way to narrow it down, but most of them involve exploring. 

Favorite book/author: I love Harry Potter! 

Favorite sport: To play, basketball or volleyball but to watch, baseball. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tips and Tricks










BSO parent Stacie S. has a great idea she'd like to share!









This is a picture of our touch math chart. I taped this on the corner of my student's desk and it saves us time, because instead of pulling out the blocks, we just look at the chart. It works for counting on and counting back. For us, it's very useful and over time, he'll memorize the dot placement. To be honest, I learned this in 2nd grade and I still use it!

Thanks for the awesome idea Stacie! 


If you have a tip or suggestion you'd like to share with other BSO families, please email cherith@bransonschoolonline.com . 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BSO Cares





For art class last week, our 1st graders drew pictures for all of those who have been affected by the recent storms and fires throughout our country. Click on the link below to view their artwork and share with friends and family.  BSO cares!




Monday, September 11, 2017

Student Spotlight: Teagen B.

Congratulations to BSO 8th grader Teagen B.!

This past summer, Teagen and his family traveled to Lebanon, TN, where Teagen competed in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

Teagen placed 11th in boys' goat tying.

                                             Congratulations Teagan! 




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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:


Molly Gorton!

Ms. Gorton is the 6th grade social studies and language arts teacher for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher!






Years Teaching: This is my 11th year teaching

Years with BSO: 1st year with BSO

Favorite food:Mexican

Favorite color:Gray and Pink

Pets: 1dog, Toby

Hobbies: Walking/Running, being outside, reading

What do you love about teaching? the kids-seeing how much they grow in a year

What do you love about teaching with Branson?The sense of community here-everyone is helpful and  seems to enjoy being part of BSO (staff, students, parents).

Favorite season? Why? I love the FALL-love the cooler temps and beautiful colors.

Favorite place you have traveled to? Hawaii

# 1 item on your bucket list: Go to Ireland

Favorite book/author: Marley and Me

Favorite sport: Swimming 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Eclipse Pictures

Our BSO students took some FANTASTIC pictures of both the eclipse and themselves watching the eclipse.

Scroll down to see the pictures and read about one BSO student's eclipse experience.

Alyson's eclipse experience: On Monday 8/21/17 we were camping in Wheatland to watch the Solar Eclipse. When the moon was covering the sun, there was a 360ยบ sunset. It was super pretty! Since we were in totality, the moon covered the sun completely so it went dark, you could look up and see stars! During the 52 seconds of totality, you could look up at the sun without needing glasses. In the picture, that's called the diamond ring, because it's like a sparkling diamond just as the moon starts to move across the sun. Then a star to the left. :)