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Annual Report

“No Child Left Behind” Federal legislation and Colorado State legislation require that all school districts report various types of information to the Colorado Department of Education and make the information available to the public annually. The purpose of the 

annual report is to allow parents and other stakeholders involved with a school district, the opportunity to review data that various sources have collected for that school district during the previous school year.

Both the information required by federal law and district accreditation information is now available on the Colorado Department of Education Web site. There, the district profile for Branson School District RE-82 includes the information below.


Assessment Data

 

  1. Colorado Growth Model. The Colorado Growth Model provides a common understanding of how individual students and groups of students progress from year to year on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) toward state standards based on where each individual student begins. Results are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
  2. CSAP results by grade level for each school and for the district. Results are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
  3. School and district CSAP performance for the last two years, compared with the state of Colorado as a whole.
  4. CSAPA results (for students given the alternate assessment), if applicable.
  5. National Assessment of Educational Progress results for Colorado students as a whole and disaggregated by race/ethnicity, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.


Accountabilty Data

 

  1. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results. Adequate Yearly Progress is the federal accountability measure for schools and districts under the No Child Left Behind legislation. The report includes the overall AYP determination for schools and districts as well as their specific AYP results.
  2. The names and number of schools in your district that are identified as Schools on Improvement under No Child Left Behind.


Teacher Quality Data

 

  1. The percent of classes not taught by Highly Qualified Teachers, and disaggregated by high and low poverty schools.
  2. Information about teachers including the professional qualifications of teachers, and the percent of teachers with emergency licenses.


Post-Secondary Readiness Data

 

  1. Post-secondary readiness indicators including (as applicable): the number and percent of students taking advanced placement courses, students enrolled in institutions under the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Act.
  2. Graduation rates and drop out rates.
  3. Results of the college entrance exam (ACT) for the district as a whole, and compared to the state average.


Other Data

 

  1. District budget, revenues and expenditures
  2. Attendance rates
  3. Evidence of a safe, civil learning environment
  4. Number of expelled and suspended students

 

We encourage all parents, staff, students and interested parties to review the annual report. Due to the lengthy nature of this report, we will provide hard copies upon request.

 

Thank you,
Branson School District Administration

Student Kudos

Let's All Applaud!!
Darick L.

 

Congratulations to Darick L. He won the 6th grade bridge breaking competition with his bridge. He set a new school record with his bridge holding 170 pounds! Way to go, Darick!

 

Maggie B.

 

Congratulations to Maggie B. for her 2nd place finish in the Rocky Mountain Big Horn Society Poster Contest!
Drawing of Big Horn Sheep

 

National Poetry Contest Winner - Rachael B

 

The winning poems for the 2010 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all of the many hundreds who submitted poems for this year's contest. Rachael B. was one of the winners with this poem:

Our own Peace
A bowl of rice passes around the hut
We only have a handful to share,
And we have none to spare.
It goes from father, to mother, to sister, to me.
We each take our share,
My portion, as small as two fingers.

But I can not help but notice a stranger,
This small stranger wanders through the village,
Unsure of his place, or where he should be.

We invite him in, and give him a place to sit.
I can split my rice,
One finger for each of us.
For one moment in time, we created our own peace.

See all winning poems...

 

L. Peebles

 

This Branson student's poetry work was published on TeenInk.com, and was inspired by Colorado in the fall. Great work!

 

N. Trainor

 

This student's photography work was featured on TeenInk.com. The description for the photo is the Skyline Theater in downtown Canon City. Congratulations!

 

Rachel W.

 

In our Introduction to Creative Writing class, students had an assignment that involved choosing, editing, and submitting a piece of writing to a teen literary magazine. Teen Ink chose Rachel W.’s poem “Joe”. Rachel’s poem will be published in their online magazine RAW. Way to go, Rachel! 

 

N. Gyurman

 

On April 15, Natasia presented germination research on the Canadian River Spiny Aster, which is an extremely rare flower.  There are only four known occurrences in the state of Colorado and it is ranked critically imperiled.  At the regional Tribeta Biology Honor Society conference in Socorro, NM, Natasia placed second in the Ecology/Biology area with her research showing that the Canadian River Spiny Aster is rare, because of its low germination rates due to lack of embryo development in the seeds.  The lack of embryo development may be caused by not having the correct soil pH and nutrients, which could be caused by fire suppression, which provides nutrients to the soil and lowers the soil pH.
 
Natasia will be presenting her research in Melbourne, Florida at the National Tribeta Conference, May 25.
 
I have been pleased to have Natasia as one of my students for the past two years.  She is a testament to the hard working students in this organization.  I just wanted to share my congratulations to Natasia with the rest of the BSO staff.  Natasia will graduate this May and I wish her continued success.


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Great job Natasia!!

 

Jess H.

 

Jess H, a student/athlete in 9th grade at BSO, competed in the 2006 Missouri-Valley Midwest All Star swim meet in Lawrence, KS on January 14th and 15th. He was one of the few swimmers from Colorado invited by the Midwest association to participate because of his exceptional qualifying times in his swimming events. While there he was able to achieve state qualifying times in the breaststroke, freestyle, and butterfly. Congrats Jess! Keep up the good work. 

Stats taken from: http://www.mwswim.org/

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