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!