Halloween traditions this year were a spirited affair at BASIS Charter Schools across the country. Students (and faculty) dressed up in costumes and transformed school halls, labs, and classrooms into spooky spectacles for Boo Bashes, fall festivals, Spooktaculars, fine arts showcases, and glow-in-the-dark dance parties.
BASIS Charter School teachers never missed an opportunity to make learning fun. In fact, it’s one of our trademarks. Our teachers are grateful to have students who consistently rise to each challenge, and love to celebrate their successes. October was ideal for studying spooky scientific topics like the skeletal system, phases of the moon, and life cycles—and all our students were eager to experiment in the lab, creating potions, slime, and even candy. They also designed haunted houses in Engineering, played Kenpo Zombies vs Ninjas in Martial Arts, and created masterful works of color and texture celebrating fall in Art.
BASIS Charter Schools took time to build their communities through festive traditions. From Boo Bashes to Diá de los Muertos dances, our students celebrated Halloween with a wide array of frighteningly fun activities. Here’s how some of our schools got into the Halloween spirit:
- BASIS Mesa’s Spooktacular featured cookie and pumpkin decorating, a haunted house, a monster mash dance, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating.
- BASIS Peoria Primary’s Boo Bash boasted a mad scientist demonstration and a glow-in-the-dark dance party.
- BASIS Tucson Primary held a Halloween carnival (with tacos and churros), a fall variety show, and an annual viewing of the classic Halloween movie, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Trunk-or-treating also became an increasingly popular trend for those who were looking to have a fun, safe Halloween with children. Many BASIS Charter School communities gathered to show off elaborately decorated car trunks, where kids collected candy while families relaxed and socialized.
We hope you had a happy and safe Halloween! 🎃