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March 9, 2018

All About Mindfulness 

Ms. King is a trained yoga and dance instructor who brings mindfulness into her Movement Classes for our youngest students in the Early Learning Program and primary school. As the parent of a middle school student, she realized the techniques could benefit all our families and decided to draft the following blog post outlining information and exercises to use.

Mindfulness – What is it? How does it show up in the classroom? How can you use it at home? Mindfulness comes in many forms and practices, but the results are the same: the activation of the para-sympathetic nervous system, which naturally stimulates the body’s healing and de-stressing systems. Below are a few ways to classify mindfulness practices and some simple things to try. The key is PRACTICE. Make a clear time and place for your practice and commit to this time and place over time. A little goes along way. Even a minute of mindfulness has been shown to have a positive effect.

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March 2, 2018

MATHCOUNTS Team Wins Regional Championship!

Our BASIS Independent Brooklyn MATHCOUNTS team won the Brooklyn Region Chapter Competition, which took place on February 13 at our campus. The team, Soren D. '22, Syun D. '24, Liem E. '22, and Max. S. '23, have now qualified for the New York State MATHCOUNTS championships on March 17. 

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February 23, 2018

High School Fed Challenge Begins

Today we publish the first of hopefully many blog posts written by students for our school community! Middle and Upper School students interested in covering events or activities can submit blog posts for consideration and review to their Dean, who will share with our Director of Communications.

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February 16, 2018

Oui, C'est Vrai! Filming a Netflix Series in Paris 

Instead of spending his summer sleeping in, going to camp, or taking family vacations, Kaeden R., one of our most theatrical rising 6th graders, spent the summer months doing something highly unusual: he flew to Paris to co-star in season 2 of a new Netflix series called "Seven & Me"!

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February 12, 2018

BASIS Curriculum Schools News Roundup

BASIS Curriculum Schools is no stranger to making the news—whether its large scale recognition for its academic program or stories of the differences our students make volunteering in and supporting their local community. We make a point to share these stories out with families and readers, but want to highlight some of the most recent news.

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February 9, 2018

Spotlight: 9th Grade Perspectives

The BASIS Independent Upper School Program is recognized as one of the most academically advanced high school programs in the country. By the time our students are ready to graduate, they have gone through extensive college preparatory courses of study, including a full year of economics in grade 8, a variety of AP course electives, and in-depth college counseling courses, fully preparing them to excel in college and beyond.

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February 2, 2018

It's Pre-Comp Time!

Next week is an important one in the life of a BASIS Independent Brooklyn Middle School student. It's pre-comp time!

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January 26, 2018

Spotlight: Literacy & Multicultural Awareness on Campus

Reading is as important a tool as ever in building students' understanding of different cultures and viewpoints. Few media can accomplish as much as a compelling story can. To celebrate the importance of literacy, we have some exciting upcoming reading events planned for our community.

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