Firms vie for superintendent search

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the regular meeting Monday night, the Brandon board of education voted 6-0 to bring in two companies to interview during a special meeting in December for the purpose of choosing one to be the search firm for a new permanent superintendent. Board member Kevin McClellen was absent with notice. […]

District bond sale, refunding

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Oct. 19 the board of education voted 7-0 following the sale of its 2020 school building and site bonds, (tax-exempt bonds) in the amount of $17,370,000 and the 2020 refunding bonds, (federally taxable bonds), in the amount of $6,165,000. “The low rate will result in significant savings to our […]

BHS students top in SAT

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon High School had three seniors this year with SAT scores in the top 1 percent in the nation. “The class of 2020 overall has had some of the best scores overall that I have seen in my eight years as the principal at BHS,” said Dan Stevens, high school […]

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 […]