The 2019-20 school year was certainly an unprecedented one. A global pandemic disrupted BASIS Independent McLean’s final trimester and pushed the school to distance learning; however, from August to early March, students, staff, and families participated in a robust on-campus community.
Spring 2020 Student Accomplishments
Though we could not be on campus together this past spring trimester, our students continued to test their knowledge, help others, and earn recognition. Here we highlight our students’ accomplishments from spring 2020.
Let's quaranSTEAM! We asked students to show us what this time at home has been like through science, technology, engineering, art, or math (STEAM). Our entries were small, but mighty. We love seeing how our students are expressing their creativity at home. In this contest, we couldn’t help but declare everyone a winner. View all of their wonderful STEAM creations below.
Though spring looks different than we expected, our students had a wonderful winter filled with a variety of in- and out-of-school academic and athletic competitions. Students were not only awarded for their hard work, but they had a lot of fun being challenged and achieving new goals. Read about their accomplishments from this past winter (December 2019–March 2020) below.
Last weekend, our Theatre transformed into a humble home in Massachusetts during a Christmas season (and beyond) of the American Civil War. The students of the BASIS Independent McLean Drama Club became the cast of Little Women, a play by Scott Davidson that is adapted from Louisa Mae Alcott's classic novel. It tells the coming-of-age story during the Civil War of the four March sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--as told by Jo. In addition to acting, students also ran the light board and managed the stage.
It’s been a great fall here at BASIS Independent McLean! Our students participated in a variety of in- and out-of-school academic and athletic competitions. Students were not only awarded for their hard work, but they had a lot of fun being challenged and achieving new goals. Read about their accomplishments below.
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.