Monday, November 28, 2016

BSO Student Spotlight: Anna S.

Our unique educational setting provides Branson School Online students the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting extracurricular activities.

We love to celebrate and encourage our students as they pursue their dreams!

Student Spotlight

This week the BSO Student Spotlight is on Anna S. Anna is a 5th grade student with BSO. She has attended BSO since kindergarten and loves the flexibility of attending school from home. Anna's favorite things about attending BSO are the flexible schedule and going to school in her PJs.

Anna also loves to dance. The flexible hours of BSO enable Anna the opportunity to advance this talent. She typically dances between 15 - 20 hours each week.

Anna recently auditioned for and earned the role of the white rabbit in her dance studio's upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.

Performances are open to the public. If you are a resident of the Denver Metro area and would like to come support one of our hard working BSO students, please see below for information.

Alice in Wonderland
North Middle School
12095 E. Monteview Blvd
Aurora, CO 80010

Saturday, December 3rd

Matinee: Doors open at 1:30 pm, show starts at 2 pm
Evening: Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 6 pm

Tickets: $15 each

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 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 November is:

Alisa Alfonso

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

Name:  Alisa Alfosno

Years Teaching:  20

Years with BSO:  8

Favorite food:  Green chili

Favorite color:  Blue

Pets:  3 cats, 1 donkey, 1 horse

Hobbies:  Traveling, Scrapbooking, Crafting

What do you love about teaching?  I love helping students to become excited about learning.  I encourage students to be engaged in the learning process and to excel in all that they do. I also want to instill a love of learning in students, so that they will always have a desire to grow and develop.

What do you love about teaching with Branson?  I enjoy working with students around the state of Colorado.   

Favorite season?  My favorite season is fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves.

Favorite place you have traveled to?  Italy

# 1 item on your bucket list:  Travel to Costa Rica

Favorite book/author:  Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

Favorite sport:  Volleyball & Basketball

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Branson would like to congratulate Binyamin and his team for taking 2nd place at the State Gymnastics Championship!

Branson School Online has its FIRST TROPHY at the STATE LEVEL!  


We are so proud of you!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Haiku Contest Winners

2016 Haiku Contest
K-5 Winners
1st Place
Quiet Snow, by Karen B.
Quiet snow falling
Bells ringing on sleigh, laughter;
Warm memories forever.

2nd Place
My Dad, by Keeton E.
On a hot day
My dad drives an excavator;
He works for Tezak

6-8 Winners
1st Place
Pink Dancers, by Jasmine J.
Flamingos shining,
In the bright sun’s rays they glow;
Dancing gracefully.

2nd Place
Fall going onto Winter, by Bridger D. 
Red, Green, Yellow, Orange
The birds fly south for Winter.
White blankets the ground.

3rd Place 
Autumn, by Asma A.
Golden shimmering
the leaves drop so gracefully
against auburn sun

9-12 Winners
1st Place
Dying Season, by Sadiqah A.
Leaves die and fall down;
Fall is a dying season
Trees stand tall, empty 

2nd Place
Escaping Nightfall, by Kristiana G.
Through the vast meadow,
The birds are flying freely-
Fleeing from the dark.

3rd Place
Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, by Erica D.
Pumpkin- Spiced Lattes
Swirling crisp sunburnt leaves;

Flannels and sweaters.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!

Happy Election Day from the BSO Kindergarten! Here is how we voted in our own practice election! We also voted on some other important issues to see where we stand as a class.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016


The second annual iFly indoor skydiving field trip was a huge success! Nearly thirty students from 7th through 12th grade participated. The trip included an interactive math and physics lesson where students learned about the forces acting on an object in free fall, as well as the effects of an object's shape and its frontal area inside the wind tunnel. Students also participated in a safety class to learn how to "fly" safely and read hand signals from the flight instructors. We took turns in the flight tunnel and did a science lab about our experience. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope to see you back again next year!

Check out pictures from our awesome day below!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016


InterestEd 2016/2017 kicked off on October 20th with many wonderful topics! Students had the opportunity to choose from several different sessions including time management, making pumpkin dip, exploding volcanoes and creating awesome arts and crafts!

Click on the link below to watch a video of one of our BSO students making his pumpkin dip, then 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: Dec 1st

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.

Pumpkin Dip

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