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  • Spirit Wear Sale

    Spirt Wear sale going on NOW - November 27th! Order now in time for the holidays!

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  • Virtual Book Fair is online now until December 8th!

    We are utilizing an innovative way to raise funds for our media center and put books into the hands of your child. Please check out the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Angel Tree 2023

    Again this year we will be providing support for some of our families for the holiday season -- But we need your help!  Please review the available slots on the Sign-Up Genius. We request the items to be brought in by Dec. 12th!  This will give us time to get them distributed to the families. Items should be new and in a gift bag with the sign up genius number on the tag (1A-1).  We appreciate our school community for always assisting our families. Happy Holidays and Thank you!

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  • Your schools. Your choice. School choice open enrollment

    Click for School Choice Information

    2024-2025 School Choice Coming Soon! November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023. The Online School Choice application process requires an active FOCUS parent account. If you have an incoming Kindergartener, you will need to apply for School Choice if you do not live within the BRE school zone. If you have friends or neighbors that would like to join our innovative school, please let them know of the School Choice dates. School tours can be scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 9:15am.If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Julie Danke @ 751-7012 x57011 or

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  • Yearbooks on sale now!

    Yearbooks on sale now! Pre-order ONLINE today!! Only a few will be available at the end of the year, so pre-order today! Click here for more information.

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Welcome to Braden River Elementary

  • Joshua Bennett, Principal
    Tina Stancil, Assistant Principal

    Mission Statement
    Our mission is to engage our school community with innovative ways of learning to best prepare for an ever-changing world. By promoting leadership, collaboration and inquiry, we will foster and strengthen Life Skills and Project-Based Learning opportunities. 

    Vision Statement
    Sparking Innovative Leaders and Thinkers!