Thursday, October 22, 2015

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:


Mrs. Graham teaches high school English as well as English language learners with Branson. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher. 

Name: Donna Graham

Years Teaching: 17

Years with BSO: 12

Favorite food: Enchiladas or Pecan Pie 

Favorite color: Purple

Pets: One cat

Hobbies: Gardening - I have huge vegetable and flower gardens.  Reading - I read at least 2 books a month. 

What do you love about teaching? I really like reading my students' writing.  It gives me a small glimpse into their lives and shows their personalities in ways that other assignments do not.

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love working from home and getting to use such cool technology in my lessons.

Favorite season? Spring -  because I love spring flowers and baseball season.

Favorite place you have traveled to? I really love Virginia Beach, because we used to go 
there when I was a child. More recently, I spent some time in Ouray, Colorado; it was really beautiful.

# 1 item on your bucket list: Visit Ireland

Favorite book/author: It's hard to choose just one, but maybe Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.

Favorite sport: Football to watch and volleyball to play.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There's an app for that!

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Need a quick and easy way to check your grades or your student's grades at any time from any location? 

There's an app for that!

Follow the steps below to download and use the Parent Portal app to your smart phone.

1. Download  Infinite Campus Mobile Portal mobile from Google play or the Apple store.

2. After it has downloaded, you will need to enter the district ID: BYZXRS

3. Enter your username and password for Parent Portal.

4. The app will load assignments and grades from your Parent Portal account.

5. Click on the icon with three white lines to toggle between students, if needed, and to view overall grades, assignment grades and attendance.

6. From time to time, tap the refresh arrow so that you are viewing the most updated information for your student.

Are you a BSO parent/guardian, student or teacher with tips and tricks you would like to share? E-mail your ideas to or Your tips and tricks may be featured on a future blog post!