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BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., starting its inaugural year, is using the opportunity to vote on its first mascot as a chance to teach the students about the election process, in wake of the upcoming, much talked about presidential election. The process, led by head of school, Sean Aiken, will introduce ideas such delegate system and popular vote to discuss what mascot would best represent the school’s values. For more information about the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com/.

Paul VI Catholic Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Paul VI Catholic Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Paul VI Catholic high school of Fairfax, Va. has a history of a strong culture of inclusion, reflective of the current reigning homecoming queen and king, Shaylyn Smith, 18, of Bristow, Va. and Zach Fowler, 18, of Vienna, Va., who both happen to have an intellectual disability. 

Smith and Fowler were selected through the standard process of selecting a homecoming king and queen with no special circumstances or special efforts to ensure that they were the ones selected. For the first time, Paul VI has voted both homecoming king and queen from Paul VI’s Options Program. For more information on the school, go to www.paulvi.net.

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts First Open House, Nov. 6

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts First Open House, Nov. 6

WHEN:
Sunday, November 6
(Preschool- Grade 4) at  10 a.m.
(Grades 5-12) at  1 p.m.

WHAT: The Open House is a great opportunity to meet a representation of our teaching staff and learn more about the disciplines taught from preschool through grade 12, and our extracurricular offering.

Register
http://mclean.basisindependent.com/signup/info-session-sign-up.php

WHERE:
BASIS Independent McLean
8000 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Seminar-Demystifying Global Education Rankings, Mon., Oct. 24

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Seminar-Demystifying Global Education Rankings, Mon., Oct. 24

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting a seminar called, Demystifying Global Education Rankings, led by distinguished international educators, Peng Yu of Shanghai and Tue Halgreen of Paris, France on Mon., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at 8000 Jones Branch Road in McLean, Va. Entrance is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.basisindependent.com/speaker-series.

The seminar will feature a conversation on the role of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in global benchmarking and their influence on educational excellence across the world.

Richard Rusczyk, Co-Author of The Art Of Problem Solving Speaks at BASIS Independent McLean Oct 4-5

Richard Rusczyk, Co-Author of The Art Of Problem Solving Speaks at BASIS Independent McLean Oct 4-5

Richard Rusczyk, founder and CEO of Art of Problem Solving, will be speaking at BASIS Independent McLean’s theatre on Tues., Oct. 4 and Wed., Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at 8000 Jones Branch Road in McLean, Va. Entrance is free and open to the public. Register at http://info.basisindependent.com/aops_special_event.

Rusczyk is also a co-author of The Art of Problem Solving textbooks, author of Art of Problem Solving's Introduction to AlgebraIntroduction to Geometry, and Precalculus textbooks, co-author of Art of Problem Solving's Intermediate Algebra and Prealgebra, one of the co-creators of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a past director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Expands Academy; Moves to Kingstowne Campus

Metropolitan School of the Arts Expands Academy; Moves to Kingstowne Campus

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Alexandria, Va. will see a lot of new changes at the newly, expanded MSA Academy headquarters in Kingstowne (Alexandria, Va.). With more than 40 students, the Academy now offers more space with 14,500 square feet, including seven dance studios, four music studios and a new black box theater that will be complete in January, 2017. They’re also building a new Early Childhood dance studio and waiting area for their youngest students and families with small children. For information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

“We’re so excited about this new school year in Kingstowne, for new students and returning students, our new Academy space is twice the size of our original space, with additional space for up and coming Black Box theatre,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria, Va.

BASIS Independent opens first Tysons Corner, Va. school

BASIS Independent opens first Tysons Corner, Va. school

More than 40 teachers and nearly 300 DC-area students were welcomed by Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va., who opened the doors to Tysons Corner, Va.’s first prek-12 school.  Located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va., the 120,000 square-foot private school designed by Gilbane Perkins Eastman Design has more than 23 classrooms, as well as a gymnasium, chemistry, biology and physics laboratories, demonstration and reading rooms, full-service cafeteria and indoor and outdoor play areas. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.