Posts about Student Life

June 8, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Tad B. ’20 Creates ‘The Professional Playbook’

As a senior in high school, you’re bound to be asked “what do you want to be or do when you grow up?” according to senior Tad B. ’20. He wanted to have more information in order to better answer this question, so he created The Professional Playbook, a website and book to help high school students dive deeper into various professions.

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May 13, 2020

How Our Students QuaranSTEAM!

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.

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February 5, 2020

Introducing Our Student Ambassador Bloggers

We are excited to launch our student life blog: A Bird’s Eye View! Our blogs come from several of our multi-talented, multi-faceted Student Ambassadors who are excited to share their life experiences – both inside and outside of school here at BASIS Independent McLean.

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October 4, 2019

Introducing Our Mascot, Alma Mater & Fight Song

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our mascot, alma mater, and fight song! At our first pep rally of the year, our Class of 2020 seniors were introduced to the community, followed by the first performances of the alma mater and fight song. You can read and listen to both below.

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July 15, 2019

A Wonderful Third Annual Field Day

Team spirit was absolutely bursting at our third annual Field Day on June 3, with students sporting their multi-grade team t-shirts. Students in PreK–grade 7 enjoyed a fun-filled day of team-building activities, including javelin throw, fastest to complete the course, dress relay, tug-of-war, sponge throw, and many more.

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May 31, 2019

Third Annual CJ Art Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to the dozens of student who entered a submission to our third annual Communications Journal (CJ) Art Contest. We will proudly display all the entries around the school.

We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s contest:

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April 15, 2019

A Wonderful Wellness Week

We had a wonderful Wellness Week promoting heath, wellness, and self-care to students, teachers, and parents. Each day had a theme and various activities that went with that theme. We also paired it with Spirit Week to get the students excited about wellness and Spring Break.

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