Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Administrative Professional’s Day!

We want to wish a Happy Administrative Professional’s Day to our wonderful staff!

Jennifer Owens is our Administrative Assistant and has worked at BSO for seven years.  What she loves most about her job is “I absolutely love supporting anyone who may need my assistance.”
Family: My husband, Jay. My son, Walker. My daughter, Grace.
Pets: Sarge is my miniature schnauzer. He thinks that he is human and wants to be held like a baby all the time.
Favorite Treat: I love brownies and ice cold milk.
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Vacation: I love going to Mexico with my whole family.
Bucket List Item: I would love to go to Italy with my family.

Lori Green is our Assistant Business Manager and has worked at the Branson School and then BSO for twenty-one years.  What she loves most about her job is “Not sure that I can say just one thing - I love my job. It can be very rewarding.”
Family: My husband Craig - we have been married 37 years. I am the proud Aunt of 6 wonderful nieces and nephews.
Pets: Jenny - our Airedale Terrier. She is such a smart dog and so much fun!
Favorite Treat: Popcorn and Pepsi
Favorite Sport: Colorado Rockies Baseball
Favorite Vacation: Our whole family went to the PRCA finals in Las Vegas when my nephew competed in steer wrestling.
Fun Fact: I was born and raised here in Branson. I graduated from Branson High School - I am proud to work for Branson School District.

Letha Martinez is our Admissions Coordinator and has worked for BSO for two years. What she loves about her job is, “It's very nice to have the same schedule as my four teenage boys who attend the BAM. It makes it easy to be around for all the activities they participate in. I also love that the people I work with (including the BSO families) and the atmosphere I work in are so laid back.”
Family: Noah (who will graduate from Branson High School this year), Elijah (a junior at the BAM), Carter (my nephew and a freshman at the BAM), and Isaiah (an 8th grader at the BAM).
Pets: We have a miniature Chihuahua named Brutus. He may be small, but he has a lion's heart!
Favorite Treat: I LOVE nachos. I would eat them for every meal if I could. I also love Rainier cherries. I would also eat those at every meal if they weren't so expensive...and if they were in season all year round.
Favorite Sport: I love softball and play every summer. I bounce around and pitch, catch, and play 1st and 2nd base. When it comes to watching sports, I prefer football over everything else. I am a die hard Branson Bearcats and Seattle Seahawks fan!!!
Favorite Vacation: The beach...any beach...hands down.
Bucket List Item: I would love to visit Israel. I have always been fascinated by the culture and history of that area.

Marlene Brown is our Business Manager and has worked for BSO has worked at the Branson School and then BSO for seventeen years. What she loves about her job is, “Working with the teachers and students.”
Family:  My husband, Henry 2 daughters and 11 grandchildren
Pets: 4 Corgi dogs Pennie, Tippy, Ranger and Spot
Favorite Treat: Yogurt
Favorite Sport: Basketball

Favorite Vacation: Mt Princeton

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 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 April is:

DelRae Holt

Ms. Holt is the 7th and 8th grade language arts teacher for Branson School Online. Read on to learn more about this talented BSO teacher! 

Name: Ms. DelRae Holt

Years Teaching: 5 

Years with BSO: 1

Favorite food: Mexican food (especially green chile chicken enchiladas)

Favorite color: purple and blue

Pets: no

Hobbies: Crossfit, fantasy football, reading, Zumba, computer gaming

What do you love about teaching? Getting know the kids. I love watching them find their potential and learn to believe in themselves.

What do you love about teaching with Branson? Flexibility and my teammates

Favorite season?  I LOVE fall because of all the awesome pumpkin spice goodies!

Favorite place you have traveled to? I haven't traveled much. I would have to say San Diego.

# 1 item on your bucket list: Travel and give my kids family vacations

Favorite book/author: Can't pick just one

Favorite sport: football (GO Broncos!) or softball/baseball

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."