6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board Meeting @ District Offices
Brad Swofford, district superintendent, was the guest speaker at the June 14 meeting of the Tri-Lakes unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Topics of discussion included district goals, local funding and legislative issues facing Missouri school districts.
The Branson board of education is among 16 district boards to receive the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2016 Governance Team Award. This prestigious award is based on the board’s outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development in areas such as student achievement, school law and finance, board operations and contemporary issues in education.
Branson High School students Jan Bard, Mina Cloud and Lilia Korol have been selected to attend the 2016 Missouri Scholars Academy to be held June 12-July 2 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. They are among 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are currently in their sophomore year of high school and will attend the three-week residential program
Cedar Ridge Intermediate students presented Kory Wilcox, representing Isabel’s House, with over 60 handmade fabric bags filled with books. The bags will be given to children who are staying at Isabel’s House - a place for children who are affected by child abuse and neglect.
The Drury Center for Gifted Education, in partnership with the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), will honor over 400 of Missouri’s most promising young scholars at a recognition ceremony held May 20 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.
Missouri Fine Arts Academy is a unique, three-week residential summer program for exceptional students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. The Academy seeks to help these exceptional musicians, visual artists, singers, actors, dancers and writers achieve their potential.
The Junior High hosted a breakfast last Wednesday to celebrate and honor students who exemplified the best in character traits. Two students were chosen from each building to receive recognition at the celebration. Families of these students were also in attendance.