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The Blazer

Branson’s student-run newspaper
Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Patricia dePalma

Patricia dePalma

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Branson releases new schedule for 2021-22 school year

Branson releases new schedule for 2021-22 school year

May 8, 2021

Branson released next year’s schedule to return popular elective offerings, honor student choice and more time for collaboration and extracurriculars.  The current schedule offers three 90-minute classes four days a week, while the new plan will include eight blocks, assemblies, advisories and...

Monday night theatre sports commence

Monday night theatre sports commence

March 29, 2021

Every Monday night at 7, a group of student actors from all grades attends Theatre Sports, a form of improvisational theater where the participants are given certain restrictions, either physical or verbal, and they must perform a scene.  Theatre Sports is taught freshman year, therefore, the majority...

New teacher profile: Gianna Craig

New teacher profile: Gianna Craig

February 23, 2021

This semester, Branson welcomed a new teacher, Gianna Craig. She is currently teaching two classes of English II for the ABC rotation and will teach two sections of the Graphic Narrative elective in the DEF rotation. “I love to learn new things, and teaching is one of the best ways I have found...

90 minute block: Less focus, more screen time?

90 minute block: Less focus, more screen time?

October 5, 2020

Branson established a new block schedule to safely navigate in-person and online school.  Compared to the 55- or 70-minute classes on a six-day rotation last year, the new schedule has three 90-minute classes every day except for Wednesday. Due to longer classes and the online environment, students...

Annual Carnival brings community together, despite injuries

Annual Carnival brings community together, despite injuries

October 8, 2019

Aug. 30 was filled with fun for the students of Branson. A tradition for the school is an annual carnival after school from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Treats, games and fun obstacle courses were set up that entertained both students and staff.  Karl Schmidt said that the carnival was more fun for teachers...

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