Campus is buzzing with the energy that spring brings. Students, teachers, and staff are ready to complete a school year that has been anything but ordinary. On my agenda this week was to check-in with Amy Kimbrough, Dean of Grades 1-3. In this role, Ms. Kimbrough focuses on our student’s social-emotional development and academic needs. I found our conversation inspiring and would like to share it with you!
Considering our Primary Program? This will give you an insightful snapshot into BASIS Independent McLean. Here, we truly value our partnership with each family, and I have chosen some common questions that continue to be top of mind for many of our prospective families.
The show must go on! With our theater unavailable for the spring play because of COVID safety guidelines, our Drama Club had to get creative in order to still perform for a live audience this year. Our Drama Club is premiering a drive-through play on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10. Audience members will view the performance from their cars as they drive from scene to scene in the parking lot.
I remember hitting submit for my last college application on January 5th, feeling such a relief I could go back to enjoying life. After 16 different applications that had deadlines spanning from November to January, I just could not wait for my immediate future to be decided by my application readers.
The BASIS Independent McLean Middle School Science Olympiad team is headed to this year’s virtual state championships! The team has placed well in many competitions throughout the season, and the team's overall second place the February’s Regional Tournament secured their advancement to states.
As we settle into the wintery, snowy month of February, it is an exciting time to be a Red-Tailed Hawk. From our seniors wrapping up their final Capstone classes before leaving campus to complete their Senior Projects to our Early Learning Program celebrating the 100th day of school, change, growth, and discovery are all around us.
In the Admissions world, the Regular Admissions deadline has passed, and over the next month, the Admissions Committee will read applications in preparation for the Regular Admissions decision release date of March 4. Plus, we have already opened the Rolling Admissions cycle.
We are proud to induct nine students into the newly recognized BASIS Independent McLean chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français (SHF), the French Honor Society. The inaugural SHF members joined six new members of our Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the Spanish Honor Society, in a joint in-person, socially distanced induction ceremony on Friday, January 22.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! McLean is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.