Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Anti - Bullying Club

The Anti-Bullying Club is perfect for people who feel strongly against bullying. It meets every Friday and it has about ten people in it right now. They will be preventing bullying at our school, making campaign posters across the school, fundraising and maybe even selling buttons that say, "I'm bully free."  Mr.Crane, the head of the Anti-Bullying Club, says that it's a club for people who feel like they "don't fit in" to come together and support each other. Talk to the front office or Mr.Crane for more information.

-- by Tara Samra and Kayla Larsen

Friday, October 26, 2012

Intro to: Photographer!

    Hi! My name is Tara Samra, and I am the photo editor for the school newsletter. If you have any pictures of school events, or interesting events outside of school, come show them to me-I’m in 8Be. Maybe your picture will be in the next newsletter! Your input is much appreciated.
By: Tara Samra

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet the News Editor

 Hello Firebirds, my name is Tim Sayre and I will be posting your everyday school news to this website. If you have anything you would like to see posted, email it to and I will edit it and possibly get it up on the site. Please make sure it is no more than 100 words.  You can and are encouraged to use photos.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Dressup

Yay! We can dress up in Halloween costumes under certain circumstances. Ms. Pajtas says students can dress up on Halloween and also the day of the dance, which is tomorrow. Rule number one: no masks! Rule number two: No weapons, even if they're fake. Rule number three: wear costumes that follow the BASIS dress code. Don't show skin that's not allowed -- just leave the inappropriate costumes at home. Rule number four: have fun!

--by Amanda York

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club is one of the New Clubs at BASIS Phoenix.  You may have seen flyers around the school.  In Yearbook Club you be creating and designing a school yearbook.  Meetings for Yearbook Club will be on Wednesday at 3:45-4:45pm. To apply for Yearbook Club, talk to Mrs. Kirwan in Room 12.
   -Cameron Thompson

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ask Max! By: Makenzie Culver

Hey there, Firebirds! My name is Makenzie Culver and I'll be doing an advice column. I'll be doing everything from polls to giving you advice! Here is my email if you would like to send in your questions or give me ideas:

Here are some questions that I already have:

"My friend is a really nice person, but it seems like she only ever wants to hang out with me, making me spend less time with my other friends. What should I do?" -Anonymous

Firstly, Don't be mean to her. She probably just wants someone to hang out with. You could try hanging out with both groups of friends. If she won't stop constantly being with you, kindly ask her for some time with your other friends. Remind her that you have many friends and that she is welcome to hang out with them too. One thing you should NOT do is ignore her or lie. I hope this helps!

"My friend insults my other friends who don't go to my school. I want to stand up for them, but I don't want to hurt my friend's feelings. What do I do?"

First ask them to stop, nicely. You could try, "So & So, those people are actually my friends. I would appreciate it if you would stop saying mean things about them." If they don't stop, then you can be a little more firm. Don't be afraid to get your point across.

That's all for now!

8th Grade Social

3-legged race
Lifesaver relay

       On Friday September 28, the Boosters organized a social for the 8th graders, which was held in the courtyard and had a turnout of approximately 35 students. The mixer, complete with refreshments, water balloons, a 3three-legged race and a lifesaver relay, was “really fun!” said 8th grader Miranda Kilbride,.   
Story and Pictures By: Tara Samra

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BASIS Phoenix Spelling Bee!

BASIS Phonenix is having their first ever spelling bee for kids between 5th and 8th grade! Our school's top finishers will face off against the other three BASIS schools in the valley. We are also anticipating that the winner will go on to the Maricopa County Spelling Bee and win that as well.

BASIS Phoenix will also be participating in the Great American SpellCheck, a fundraiser that makes sure that 100% of the money raised benefits our school. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our English department's educational supplies and activities.

The Great American SpellCheck fundraising timeline:
Tuesday, Oct. 16 to Tuesday, Oct. 30:  Students study words appearing on their Great American Spellcheck study words sheets. Also, students collect pledges from family and friends.
Wednesday, Oct. 31:  We will conduct the Great American Spellcheck in English class.
Wednesday, Nov. 7:  Teachers will send home the student's graded test and pledge form.
Monday, Nov. 19: This is the deadline for supporters to return their pledged funds.

Please talk to your English teachers for more information!

- Kayla Larsen