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Congratulations to Extraordinary Blackhawk Mark Evans!

Congratulations to Extraordinary Blackhawk Mark Evans!

November 20, 2017

Congratulations to this month's Extraordinary Blackhawk Mark Evans. Unofficially, Mark's job title is "Ask Mark, He'll Know!" When we need to know something about our operations or our buildings, Mark is our guy. He has...

MDE Awards Brandon High School 500 Microsoft Site Licenses

MDE Awards Brandon High School 500 Microsoft Site...

November 09, 2017

In what may prove to be a big deal for a number of hard-working Brandon High School students, the Michigan Department of Education has awarded 500 Microsoft Ceritifcation Site Licenses to Brandon High School. This...

Winter Sports Season is Here!

Winter Sports Season is Here!

November 08, 2017

After a fall season which saw the boys varsity soccer team capture its third straight Flint Metro League title and the football and volleyball teams make impressive postseason runs, it's time for the winter sports...

Game Winning FG as Time Expires: 45-44!

Game Winning FG as Time Expires: 45-44!

October 28, 2017

Congratulations to Brandon's varsity football team on their exciting 45-44 playoff win over Avondale. Connor Burke hit a 25-yard field goal as time expired for the win! The good guys move on to face rival...

Extraordinary Blackhawk--Shelly Schantz!

Extraordinary Blackhawk--Shelly Schantz!

October 26, 2017

Congratulations to Oakwood Elementary School teacher Shelly Schantz for her selection as Extraordinary Blackhawk for October. Shelly was nominated by Debbie Brauher for her "countless hours helping with things like scheduling, interviewing, combing through Bridges...

The People have Spoken!

The People have Spoken!

October 25, 2017

In our first Internet poll, the people have clearly spoken! "Under Pressure" as interpreted by Mr. Storher and Mr. Malicke was the runaway winner in the 'Can't Get It Out Of My Head' category. Turn...

BMS Students at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

BMS Students at the Tomb of the Unknown...

October 24, 2017

Among many other emotional and unforgettable experiences, Brandon Middle School students were able to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Turn up your speakers and listen...

"Batman" by the BSD Mass Band!

"Batman" by the BSD Mass Band!

October 13, 2017

One of the highlights of football season every year is the Mass Band, when all of the bands in the Brandon School District come together at halftime of a varsity game to entertain the crowd....

Community Education Programs Continue to Grow

Community Education Programs Continue to Grow

October 02, 2017

The community education offerings in the Brandon School District continue to grow, from Dog Obedience, Chess, and Yoga to opportunities at our beautiful pool through Aqua Swim School & Swim Team.To stay up on the...

Brandon Band Captures 1st Place in Gibraltar

Brandon Band Captures 1st Place in Gibraltar

October 02, 2017

At the 6th Annual Spectacular Spectacular Band Competition held at Gibraltar Carlson's Marauder Stadium, Brandon High School's marching band took 1st place honors. The band also won "Best Music" and "Best Color Guard" awards.They will...

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame Adds Three More

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame Adds Three More

September 22, 2017

In what has become an annual tradition of laughs, tears, and a lot of community pride, the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Award recognized three Brandon High School graduates and added their stories to...

Extraordinary Blackhawk - Darla Davert

Extraordinary Blackhawk - Darla Davert

September 14, 2017

Congratulations to this month's Extraordinary Blackhawk, Darla Davert!  Darla is a second grade teacher at Harvey-Swanson and she was nominated by her principal, Andy Phillips.  A few of the many reasons for this nomination include...

Upcoming Events

23Nov
No School: Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday - November 22, 2017
24Nov
No School: Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday - November 22, 2017
01Dec
Brandon Preschool Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
Friday - December 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
01Dec
Annie - Middle School Musical
Friday - December 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
02Dec
Annie - Middle School Musical
Saturday - December 2, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
05Dec
6th Grade Choir & Band Concert
Tuesday - December 5, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
07Dec
HSE / Oakwood Fourth Grade Concert
Thursday - December 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
08Dec
Santa Candyland Express (HSE Families)
Friday - December 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
09Dec
Preschool / Kindergarten Breakfast w/Santa
Saturday - December 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
13Dec
HS/MS Choir Holiday Program
Wednesday - December 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spotlight on Brandon

Track Stars Earn All-State Honors

Track Stars Earn All-State Honors

Congratulations to Nolan Tews, Tricia Pierce, and Brooke Kilyk for earning All-State honors in track and field. Nolan placed 7th in the long jump, Tricia placed 5th in the pole...

Veterans Visit Harvey-Swanson

Veterans Visit Harvey-Swanson

Veterans from Ortonville VFW Post 582 visited with students at Harvey-Swanson Elementary School recently. Here is the full story from the Citizen.Veterans Visit

BHS Students Place 3rd in Nation

BHS Students Place 3rd in Nation

Brandon High School students Kyra Burger, Haley Solo, and Sarah Pesta took 3rd place at the AASTO National Bridge Building competition in Maine. Congratulations, girls!

Brandon Alumnus Named Editor

Brandon Alumnus Named Editor

Brandon alumnus Dustin Blitchok has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Metro Times in Detroit. After working for the Oakland Press, Dustin gets to cover the city he loves. Dustin is a 2008...

Luke Rekuta Helps End Streak

Luke Rekuta Helps End Streak

Luke Rekuta picked the right night to get hot for his Ortonville-Brandon boys basketball team. His four 3-point field goals helped the Blackhawks do something no Flint Metro League team...

LaVearn Wins 4th Title

LaVearn Wins 4th Title

Bryan LaVearn of Ortonville Brandon was all smiles after squeezing a 4-3 victory over Travis Wildfong of Flint Kearsley to win his fourth straight Flint Metro League title Saturday at...

Our Schools

The Brandon School District is proud of its beautiful schools that set out to challenge and engage students on a daily basis.

Harvey-Swanson Elementary

Early Childhood & Preschool

209 Varsity Drive

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1850

Diane Zedan, Director

Harvey-Swanson Elementary

Harvey-Swanson Elementary

209 Varsity Drive

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1850

Andrew Phillips, Principal

Brandon High School

Brandon High School

1025 S Ortonville Road

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1820

Daniel Stevens, Principal

Oakwood Elementary Schoool

Oakwood Elementary

2839 Oakwood Road

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1880

Coy Stewart, Principal

Brandon Virtual School

Brandon Virtual School

1025 S Ortonville Road

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1820

Brian Moore, Director

Brandon Middle School

Brandon Middle School

609 S Ortonville Road

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1830

Michael Tucker, Principal

By The Numbers

24.6

BHS freshman Taylor Whitkopf's new Brandon pool record in the 50 meter freestyle.

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ACT score achieved by BHS seniors Audrey Lamiman, Robert Kayfish, and Lilliana Taylor, putting them in the top 5% of all test takers!

76

Number of trombones in the big parade and the number of BMS 8th graders headed to Washington, D.C. next month.

Did You Know?

Music is an integral part of student life at Brandon. With a variety of bands and choirs from the elementary schools to the high school, we have something for any musical interest.

Virtual learning has taken hold at Brandon. With a menu of options to meet special academic requests and scheduling conflicts, our virtual school has seen tremendous growth.

Academics are a priority at all grade levels. With advanced and honors opportunities at the lower grades to a large AP offering, we can challenge even the most motivated students.

Graduation is just the beginning. Recent graduates have matriculated at MIT, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Michigan State, and many other excellent schools.

Athletics bring our community together. Competing in the Flint Metro League, our Blackhawks regularly compete for league titles and berths in the state tournament.

Technology is part of our fabric. Each school in our district is equipped with state of the art technology, highlighted by a 1:1 device to student ratio at Harvey-Swanson Elementary.

Testimonials

Jeremiah De Jose

Jeremiah De Jose

The teachers and coaches during my time at BHS constantly challenged me to be a...

Val Williams

Val Williams

In excess of 25 years, I have been blessed to tour the minds, hearts, and...

Caleb Welch

Caleb Welch

I am excited about all of the opportunities available to me here, especially with Robotics...