Posts about Middle School

July 8, 2022

2021-2022 Student Accomplishments

It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 school year is done. This year, everyone came back to campus, from wearing masks to mask-free, and life went back to the normal that we hoped. On the academic hand, from science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2022. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks! 

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June 28, 2022

Students Earn National World Language Honors 2022

Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! 恭喜! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2022 national language exam. Every student in grade 7 and above chooses a language (French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish) to study, and each April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. This year, it is the first time that we offered HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test to our students. Students from primary to high school all passed their levels of test. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.

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December 8, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Middle School Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Predebon

History is so much more than dates and people, and History Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Predebon shows that to his students with lots of hands-on activities and debates. From debates to scavenger hunts to trivia review games, you never know what might be going on when you step into Mr. Predebon’s class.

We sat down to speak with Mr. Predebon about why he loves history, how he has fun with the subject and his students, and why he advises afterschool clubs and sports.

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November 22, 2021

Middle & High School Actors Imagine 'A Simpler Time'

BASIS Independent McLean theatre is back! After a year of pandemic safety protocols kept our theatre closed, more than 50 grades 4-12 students participated in our Drama Club's fall play, A Simpler Time for three sold-out shows on November 19, 20, and 21, 2021.

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June 15, 2021

2020-2021 Student Accomplishments (Part II)

Though this school year was certainly different from previous years, it did not alter our students' perseverance, drive, or dedication to subjects, projects, clubs, and competitions they love. From science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2021. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks! 

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May 19, 2021

Students Earn National World Language Honors

Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2021 national language exam. Every student in grade 7 and above chooses a language (French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish) to study, and each April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.

Today, we recognize all our students below who received honors.

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January 21, 2021

2020-2021 Student Accomplishments (Part I)

Though many things about fall 2020 were unfamiliar, our students continued to shine through clubs and contests that were held virtually. Here we highlight our students’ accomplishments from the first part of the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!

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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.

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