MDE Awards Brandon High School 500 Microsoft Site Licenses

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 allows Brandon students to take Microsoft Office Specialist exams in a number of specialty areas and achieve the respective certifications.

"This opens up some great possibilities for our students," said Brandon teacher Keri Leslie, who has had a number of students under her watch do well on these exams. "These tests can be expensive, and to have a license for 500 of them is wonderful."

Brandon students are encouraged to see Mrs. Leslie to see how they can take part in this unique opportunity.

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Latest News

Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month--Claudia Key-Friedline

Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month--Claudia Key-Friedline

October 02, 2018

Please join me in congratulating Claudia Key-Friedline as this month's Extraordinary Blackhawk. Claudia is a special education teacher at Harvey-Swanson and was nominated by Diane Zedan and the entire special education team. The team shared...

Brandon Introduces 'Your Voice'

Brandon Introduces 'Your Voice'

September 12, 2018

Sometimes you have a question, concern, compliment, suggestion or anything else that you want to share with the Brandon School District. If you're not sure whom to contact or it's the middle of the night...

Blackhawk Heroes Wall of Honor Form

Blackhawk Heroes Wall of Honor Form

September 12, 2018

We are producing a new Blackhawk Heroes Wall of Honor to recognize our Brandon graduates and their military service. Please click on this link to submit a nomination.

Sam Shares Some College Savings Tips!

Sam Shares Some College Savings Tips!

June 18, 2018

Here are some nice tips from Brandon graduate Samantha Southern about making college affordable.https://www.oaklandcc.edu/news/press-releases/2018_ss_debt_free.aspx

Extraordinary Blackhawk Brittany Miller!

Extraordinary Blackhawk Brittany Miller!

May 31, 2018

Congratulations to this month's Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month Brittany Miller. For those who may not know Brittany, she is our superstar vocal music director for the high school and middle school. Brittany is one...

Brandon Community Summer Brochure 2018

Brandon Community Summer Brochure 2018

April 20, 2018

Click here for exciting summer opportunities in the Brandon Community.

Brandon 2025

Brandon 2025

March 16, 2018

Welcome to the Brandon 2025 site. Here you will find updates as we work toward our District 2025 goals.Brandon 2025 Overview

Final 3% Update--Payments have been sent

Final 3% Update--Payments have been sent

February 21, 2018

All refunds have been disbursed regarding the 3% ORS contributions withheld between 2010 to 2012.  Current employees received their refund in their March 9th pay.  The checks were mailed to former employees March 14th. If...

Brandon High School now offering SAT Prep

Brandon High School now offering SAT Prep

February 16, 2018

Brandon High School is offering SAT Prep for students who want to be prepared for the upcoming test. To register for an after-school session, please click on the following link.SAT Prep sign-up

Last Chance for High School Yearbooks!

Last Chance for High School Yearbooks!

January 04, 2018

Time is running out to order a high school yearbook for the 2017-18 school year. Use this form to make sure you get one!Yearbook form

BPA Rakes in the Hardware at Regional Competition!

BPA Rakes in the Hardware at Regional Competition!

December 20, 2017

It was a banner day for the Brandon High School Business Professionals of America student leadership organization as a school-record number of students qualified for the state competition in Grand Rapids. "I am so proud of...

Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month: Shawn VanSlambrouk

Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month: Shawn VanSlambrouk

December 15, 2017

Congratulations to Shawn VanSlambrouk as this month's Extraordinary Blackhawk Award winner.  Shawn is the lead administrative assistant for the special education and preschool department.  Shawn was nominated by Lori Murphy for many reasons including: · ...

Upcoming Events

12Dec
BMS Choir Winter Concert
Wednesday - December 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
13Dec
BHS Holiday Band Concert
Thursday - December 13, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
17Dec
Brandon Board of Education Regular Meeting
Monday - December 17, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
19Dec
Preschool Christmas Concert
Wednesday - December 19, 2018
2:00 PM -
21Dec
HSE Sing Along ~ JK through 2nd grade
Friday - December 21, 2018
1:40 PM -
21Dec
HSE Sing Along ~ 3rd through 5th grade
Friday - December 21, 2018
2:30 PM -
24Dec
No School: Winter Recess
Monday - December 24, 2018
25Dec
No School: Winter Recess
Monday - December 24, 2018
26Dec
No School: Winter Recess
Monday - December 24, 2018
27Dec
No School: Winter Recess
Monday - December 24, 2018

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

Latchkey

209 Varsity Drive

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1859

Penny Green, Latchkey Coordinator
Diane Zedan, Director

Harvey-Swanson Elementary

Harvey-Swanson Elementary

209 Varsity Drive

Ortonville, MI 48462

(248) 627-1850

Debbie Brauher, 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.

30+

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 thankful for all of the diverse opportunities available for me at brandon, everywhere...