Thursday, March 17, 2016


Colleges will accept either the ACT or the SAT, so what is the difference between the two tests? Topics in this webinar include investigating the main differences between the two tests, preparation techniques for each exam, and how to utilize your results to learn more about your individual strengths and weaknesses.  Information will also be covered for students interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year.

Click on the link below to learn more! 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Test Taking Strategies and Test Anxiety

When you think about taking tests, do you clam up and have a hard time focusing? 

Do you often feel confident going into tests but end up being surprised that you didn’t score as high as you were expecting?  

Most students experience some level of test anxiety when taking tests.  Click on the link below to learn valuable strategies for performing well on tests and for alleviating the stress that comes along with preparing for tests.   

There is special section devoted to parents/guardians who would like more information on how to help their child perform at their best.

Test Taking Strategies and Test Anxiety

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 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 March is:

Debbie Fox-Buxton

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

Name: Debby Fox-Buxton

Years Teaching:  25

Years with BSO:  12

Favorite food: I like all foods, but I LOVE sweets!

Favorite color:  Blue

Pets: St. Bernard

Hobbies: Gardening, crafts and upcycling

What do you love about teaching?  I love doing experiments! 

What do you love about teaching with Branson?  I love being able to see students reach their potential and realize they knew how to do it all along.

Favorite season? I like late Spring and Early Summer because the weather is nice and I can enjoy all the new plants in my garden.

Favorite place you have traveled to? I loved Hawaii and would go back in a heart beat.

# 1 item on your bucket list? I would like to travel to Australia

Favorite book/author?  I like the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlings.

Favorite sport: I like basket and baseball equally

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

5th Annual Girls in the Middle Conference

The 5th Annual ‘Girls in the Middle’ conference will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Trinidad State Junior College from 9 am – 3 pm. GIM is for the purpose of exposing girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to Science, Math, Technology and Engineering careers. Girls will participate in 1 large morning workshop presented by the Air Force Academy and 3 smaller workshops. In addition to the workshops, the day includes breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.  We have some AMAZING workshop presenters this year.   We know that the girls are going to have a fabulous time with all the hands-on activities the presenters have planned. 

Girls must pre-register for this event. There is a $5 registration fee. Registration opens Wednesday, March 9, 2016 and is open to the first 100 girls who register. So be quick to send in your registration packets (registration form, registration fee, and photo waiver) when registration opens March 9, 2015 to get your student(s) signed up for the event.    You can access the forms on this email or on our website at

We will be accepting student and adult registrations via fax 719-846-5050, email <> , drop off the registration packets to Laura Gowen at the TSJC campus in Berg 210, or mail them to TSJC Attn. Laura Gowen, Box 335, 600 Prospect St. Trinidad, CO 81082.  Please mail or drop off your registration fees for students ($5) and adults ($5) to Laura as well.  Checks can be made to TSJC with Girls in Middle in the Memo line.  We are only accepting registrations on March 9... not before.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Girls and Science Event

Is there a science loving young lady in your life? Check out this fun event taking place in Denver this weekend! 

Girls and Science
Come and be inspired by women in science! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host a Girls and Science event on Saturday, March 5, 2016. 

Explore a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls will meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, art, and math can bring. This day is all about igniting a passion for science—so try it on, test it out, and play! 

You will have the chance to:
  • Meet and chat with women who are in science related careers (or who use science in surprising ways in their work), and explore the cool tools of their trade.
  • Participate in activities you may not expect from a career in science

Special Discounts:
Ages 3-18: $4 admission
Members: Free
SNAP Access: Free, just show your EBT card at Ticketing
United States Military (current, reservist and National Guard members): Free