Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring InterestEd


InterestEd 2016/2017 wrapped up on April 6th with many wonderful topics! Students had the opportunity to choose from several different sessions including Zumba, Internet Safety, Kitchen Cupboard Science, Baking and more!

Scroll down to check out the pictures of students and teachers participating in several of the different sessions.












Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Circus 1903








BSO families recently attended Circus 1903. Thanks to Mrs. Wollert for planning this exciting and unique opportunity!

Scroll down to see pictures of the event and read some of the feedback from the families who attended.





The most memorable part of the Circus 1903 experience was:

"My son absolutely loved the juggling but it was an amazing show! We had a wonderful time and really appreciate the opportunity to go. Interacting with the cast was also a really special thing." 

"We loved everything! We had different age span a 4 year old, a 12 year old, and me we all loved the show!"


"We all enjoyed the whole show. The juggler was amazing we all marveled at his ability to juggle between his legs and run in a circle." 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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:


Jennifer Lyon

Ms. Lyon is a counselor for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO counselor.







Name: Jennifer Lyon

Years Teaching: 11

Years with BSO: 8

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite color: Red

Pets: 4 fish; I'm thinking about getting a dog this summer.

Hobbies: I like to read, play golf, and take my 2 sons to do anything fun outside!

What do you love about teaching? I like that I get to work with children and make a difference in the lives of our future planet. 

What do you love about teaching with Branson? I love the students at Branson, they are all so unique and fun to get to know on a deeper level than just through a computer screen. 

Favorite season? I like fall because of the clean, fresh Colorado air.

Favorite place you have traveled to? I love to visit Seattle. 

Favorite book/author: I don't have a favorite, I like to read anything. Right now I am reading "The Wangs Vs. The World" by Jade Chang and I just finished John Grisham's newest book "The Whistler"

Favorite sport: I like watching football and I like playing golf.

Anything else you’d like to share:  Just that I am here and happy help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development.  I love hearing from my students and parents so call or email me, even just to say hello!  


Monday, March 13, 2017

Amazing Art

Branson School Online is home to some incredible artists! Scroll through the images below to see examples of art work from our middle and high school art classes.















Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Student Spotlight: Kelsey E.

This week's Student Spotlight is BSO 7th grader Kelsey E.!

Read on to learn more about Kelsey, her activities and her experience with Branson School Online.

"It is been awesome having our daughter Kelsey in your school program this year. It is giving her great confidence to know that she can do anything that she puts her mind to. Kelsey races cars, the same cars the NASCAR and Indy car drivers started in. She started racing when she was just 11 years old. She was invited to get into a race car just to see what she would do. The president and a couple of other members of the southern Colorado Quarter Midget Racing Association were there and saw how great she was doing.  They were so impressed that they gave her a full ride sponsorship to use a car until she could afford one.  Her first year, she finished 5th in points out of 19 cars.  This winter series, she is going into this weekend's championship race also 5th in points out of 12 cars.  Racing has taught her a lot about life including the great times and how to deal with the bad times.  Kelsey is also scheduled to race in Arizona, Indianapolis, and Las Vegas this year.  She also went from one car to three and will be competing in multiple divisions this year.  She is also a brown belt in karate and volunteers to teach kids at her local church.  Congrats and good luck Kelsey."
                                                                                                                             -Kelsey's Dad, Ray E. 

BSO is so proud of you and can't wait to hear all about your upcoming races Kelsey!   




Monday, February 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Bridger D.

Congratulations to BSO 7th grader Bridger Davis on his recent art show and sale! 

Scroll down to see examples of Bridger's art and read about his recent show. 

You can see Bridger's artwork in person at the MIYO CafĂ© 
858 W Happy Canyon Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80108





"After I put my photography up on Sunday, just one day later, I sold two pieces! Also, for the past two years, I have won photography prizes in our town photography contest.​ The photograph that is right above my head in the picture is a photo that won $125 dollars in a contest."
                                                                                                   -Bridger D.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Student Spotlight: Binyamin S













The Daniels Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Class of Daniels Scholars. The next step for all finalists is their personal interview, conducted in the student’s home state by local community leaders.

Binyamin S., one of Branson School Online's outstanding students, is among the finalists!

Binyamin is a Senior at Branson School Online in Mrs. Wood's homeroom. He has been with us for two years now. Binyamin works on the yearbook and is a dual-credit student who is not only doing amazing at BSO but is also getting college credit!

Congratulations and good luck Binyamin! We are so proud of you!

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 February 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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