No goals. Blackhawks shutout streak lands team in record books

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Seven games —560 minutes of keeping the ball out of the net. That’s the result of a stingy Blackhawk defense and a stellar senior goal keeper that recently landed the Brandon boys soccer team in the record books. During a season cut short by four games due to the coronavirus— […]

Extraordinary Blackhawks

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Every month for the past six years, Brandon Superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw has honored a staff member as the “Extraordinary Blackhawk of the Month.” This month, Outlaw decided to honor the entire food service department for all of their work during the coronavirus lock down. “If it wasn’t for the […]

School trustee steps down

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon School Board member Sarah Allen has stepped down from the school board. “It was an honor to be part of the school board and it is with a heavy heart I must resign for family reasons,” said Allen. “Brandon School District is a wonderful place that I plan on […]

Brandon/Flushing ski team

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon board of education voted 5-0 to enter into a cooperative agreement with Flushing High School for a downhill ski team for the 2020-2021 school year. Board Members Kevin McClellen and John Chartier were absent. “This is just opportunities for kids,” said district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “Mr. Deines […]

Board OKs return to learn

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Board of education voted 5-0 to approve the district’s return to learn plan on Monday night. Board members Kevin McClellen and John Chartier were absent. “We’ve done a number of surveys starting all the way back in spring, and we’ve worked, and we’ve narrowed our focus as the […]

Camp Hawks

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Camp Hawks is up and running, and this year all the kids are bringing beach towels. But they’re not for swimming. “Every child is bringing a big beach towel, which is about five feet or six feet apart,” said Diane Zedan, director of special education and preschool for the Brandon […]

Brandon board names new director of curriculum, instruction

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon schools welcomed a new director of curriculum and instruction at their Monday night board of education meeting. The vote to hire Carly Stone was unanimous. “We had a great process in place to fill our position of executive director of curriculum and instruction,” said Dr. Matt Outlaw, district superintendent. […]

Meet Up & Eat Up program

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Schools is hosting two locations for their annual Meet Up and Eat Up program. Meals will be available for pick-up on Mondays and Thursdays, and include lunch and breakfast. “The Summer Food Service Program (Meet Up and Eat Up) has two locations to ensure children continue to receive nutritious […]

Blackhawk icers team up with Notre Dame Prep

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Board of Education approved a cooperative agreement with Notre Dame Preparatory School for a hockey team with a 7-0 vote. “We’ve actually had a cooperative agreement for many years with Kersely, Lake Fenton and Holly, unfortunately, the last two seasons, between the four schools we have just not […]

Elementary,middle school summer virtual learning

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Schools are looking forward to their summer programs once again this year, but the big change for summer of 2020 is that the classes and camps are all virtual. “Our cornerstone this summer is our virtual learning program,” said Janice Meek, Brandon Executive Director of Business Services. “It’s hybrid, […]

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