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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
To celebrate the Year of the Pig, BASIS Independent McLean hosted an all-school Lunar New Year celebration on Sat., Feb. 9. Kindergarten through grade 4 and upper school students performed a variety of skits, songs, dances, and kung fu demonstrations in honor of Chinese culture. Mandarin teachers Ms. Li, Ms. Tozzi, and Ms. Wang directed the performances. Following the program, the community enjoyed traditional Chinese food thanks to the generosity of many parents.
Enjoy photos from the event below!
2019 is off to a terrific start for our students! In January, they 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 fun! Congrats to all our Red-Tailed Hawks!
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.