Lincoln School's Monthly Newsletter
  Issue III  |  December, 2011

In This Issue...

Lumina: What's It All About?
by Charles Cofone

There is Unity in Community
by Caroline Walsh

The Way We Were – How Far We Have Come
by Ronnie McFarland


Lumina: What's It All About

by Charles Cofone
Director of Operational Affairs

Lumina is not just on my mind at this time of year. If the excitement and enthusiasm of the all-school rehearsal on Tuesday is any indication, it’s certainly on the students’ minds as well. There were comments of “this is my FAVORITE” whenever the next title flashed on the screen. Read more..


There is Unity in Community
by Caroline Walsh, Lower School Director
One of the many intangible wonders of our lower school is the truly palpable sensation of belonging felt by students and adults alike.   As we cross the threshold from the big wide world into our cozy intimate hallways, there is a figurative (and usually literal) warmth that embraces each of us. Whether in the halls or the library or science room or art room, a successful journey of self-discovery is a priority throughout our lower school. Believing in our own strengths enough to share them is the greatest gift we can give not only to others, but also to ourselves. Read more ...


The Way We Were – How Far We Have Come
by Ronnie McFarland, Director of Athletics
In 1885, long before Title IX mandated equal athletic opportunities for young women, Lincoln School recognized the importance of athletics and instituted organized competitions for its students. Although the programs were far from the organizational complexity and competitive intensity seen at the games today, the spirit of competition and the educational value of physical fitness has always been the bedrock of our foundation. The earliest school record of interscholastic competition was a 1911 basketball game played against Moses Brown School on Angell Street (yes, it was held outdoors) utilizing the cable car line as the designation of half court. There is no record of who claimed Angell Street as the “Home Court” or the names of those who officiated at the game. But, the experience must have been encouraging because athletic competition grew in importance over the ensuing years. By 1924, basketball and tennis were solidly imbedded in the program with the implementation of seasonal scheduling. Read more...

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