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  • Just a Reminder…

    School Picture Day will be Wednesday, October 19th. Remember that this is a School Standard Dress Picture Day. For ordering information read: Glamourcraft School Photography

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • BIG KAHUNA DELIVERY is on the way!

    Did you order some delicious cookie dough from the BIG KAHUNA? Maybe you ordered some others food items or even goodies for your home. Well, the truck is getting ready to leave the warehouse. Items will be delivered on Friday, October 14 for you to collect. Please make arrangements to pick up your child’s order […]

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • Incredible Sights and Sounds at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom (Click to HEAR)

    Walking the halls at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom you hear and see so many things – music, teaching, singing, acting, and so much more. Learning is taking place everyday and everywhere. Most of these students are taking piano lessons for the very first time. In just a few weeks they are reading […]

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • New Books Supporting the “ARTS”

    Thank you, Mrs. Cech for remembering our ARTS focus when purchasing new books for our students. New books are so fun to checkout!

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • PTO Fundraiser @ Burleson Spring Creek (Click for Pics)

    What a fun night with friends and the Academy of the Arts @ Bransom family. We appreciate everyone who joined us at Spring Creek. What great hosts! What great fellowship! What great food! Let’s continue to support those who support us.

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • BOBCAT PRIDE Makes Us So PROUD (Click for Pics)

    Each grading period at the Academy of the Arts, students are selected to receive the Bobcat Pride Award. This award highlights students of good character. The recipients this 6-weeks are so deserving. Congratulations!

    in News on October 11, 2016
  • Reminder: Early Release on Friday

    Please make sure to make arrangements to have your child picked up at 11:45am on Friday, October 7. Also, Monday, October 10 is a holiday for all students. It’s Columbus Day.

    in News on October 6, 2016
  • Report Cards for 2nd-5th Graders Are Posted

    2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents can check out their account on Family Access for the final grades for the first grading period of the year. We began the 2nd grading period this week. Help your students remember that once you get behind you can easily stay behind. This is not a good position […]

    in News on October 6, 2016
  • Amazing Sounds are Coming from our Classrooms (Click for Pics)

    Walking down the halls of the Academy of the Arts at Bransom, you may hear singing, classical music being played, students rapping their spelling words, and pianos playing. Yes, that’s right. Mrs. Griffin is raising the capacity of our students to become musicians through piano playing. Along with weekly practice of theory, singing, and a lot of instrument playing in Mrs. Applegate’s music class, our piano classes are focused on how to play the piano. Administration is amazed each time they go into the piano class because students are serious about their efforts and progress.

    Watching a student play we are reminded that they are doing so many things at once. They are thinking about names of notes they are playing. They are thinking about which fingers on each hand they are using to play those notes. They are thinking about and listening to the sounds they are making. They are thinking about the speed they are supposed to be playing the notes. They are even thinking about the volume of the different notes they are playing. Students are thinking about the different notations of the music language they are learning or have already learned. Bottomline, our students are working hard in their piano class. The brains are definitely getting a workout.
    It is crystal clear that they are getting smarter as they work. They will be able to do more in their academic classes because of the many facets of learning to play the piano.
    If you have the ability to listen to your child play, please do. There is a piano in our front hall that you are welcome to use at anytime if you do not have access to a piano at home. In just a few days, Mrs. Griffin will be opening the piano lab to students in the mornings for additional practice time. Watch for details coming home soondsc_0714

    in News on October 3, 2016
  • Results Are In – We Won!!

    The Academy of the Arts at Bransom had more students at the BISD Stampede Event last week than any other elementary campus. Hooray for us! Students who attended the event will be receiving information about the on-campus incentive reward on Monday. Important student stickers will be sent home on Tuesday to wear on Wednesday. Thanks […]

    in News on October 3, 2016