Posts about Community Events

November 29, 2019

A Community and its Traditions

Kolb, SaraMs. Sara Kolb is the Head of Operations at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. She has worked in private education for the last 12 years, and has been at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for four years.

I grew up in a large Midwestern family that valued tradition and never shied away from creating new ones as our family grew. While I cannot speak for every fellow Midwesterner, I think most of us would agree that a sense of community is definitely a big part of who we are. For me, I can say that it has shaped almost every aspect of my life. After graduation, I spent four and a half years in the United States Navy, an institution well known for tradition and ceremony. I eventually found my calling in private education, and have loved being able to share my love of community and tradition with the students I work with. As I joined BASIS Independent Silicon Valley at the start of the third academic year, I saw an incredible opportunity to help build upon a new community that was already very well established.

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October 29, 2019

Community Traditions: The Middle School Fall Carnival

A school tradition we look forward to is our Middle School Fall Carnival! This carnival is for our students in grades 5-8. We also host a separate Fall Festival for our high school students.

The carnival was held last Friday after school and was an action-packed afternoon. Students enjoyed carnival games, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and the ever popular doughnut eating contest.

It was great to see all of our Bobcats, students and staff alike, celebrate and enjoy the carnival festivities together as a community. Please enjoy a few photos of the event below. 

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