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 From Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School

Monday, June 22, 2015

Friends,

What a terrific year it has been here at Lincoln School! It’s hard to believe that my husband, John, and I moved up to Providence a little less than a year ago—June 30th to be exact—and we were immediately welcomed into this warm, exciting and collaborative community. 

Teamwork is the name of the game, and many of the exciting Lincoln initiatives that took off this year were a direct result of the constant brainstorming on the whiteboard walls in our offices. These initiatives include our partnerships with RISD, Brown, Save the Bay and Girls Who Code, as well as our Upper School Program to India and our Grade 8 Program to the United Nations.

A little over a week ago, the Class of 2015 graduated under the Beech Tree. The rain held off, the sun stayed out and we celebrated the achievements of 47 confident and fabulous young women.

As I type across my keyboard on this summer morning, the second year of our partnership with the Providence Steel Yard came to a successful close. Eighteen students in the Middle and Upper School took part in a weeklong immersion in metalworking, jewelry making and blacksmithing.

Our Little Lynx Day and Acting Camps have been sold out in these first two weeks of summer vacation and we are launching new camps in field hockey, lacrosse, robotics, tennis and squash. The Murray Family Athletic Complex at Faxon Farm will host young athletes from and beyond our Lincoln community in July and August.

Clearly space inspires learning, which is why our newly renovated dining room became an immediate hub for student socializing, group studying and silent work. Stay tuned for updates on the renovations of our biology labs, our Lower School, the Little School playground and the solar panels that will be installed on the roof of the Boss Gymnasium.

The rhythm of Lincoln doesn’t ebb and flow; it’s always in motion. This education gig is 24/7. Faculty, staff and students are headed off on many an adventure this summer—internships, travel, workshops and taking in the sun and sand of our beautiful Ocean State. 

Although our Lower, Middle and Upper School students have completed the academic year, our Little School begins its new year on July 1st. So you see, the Lincoln learning continues through every season!

I wish you a fun and relaxing summer and I look forward to seeing you in September!

Very best,

Suzanne Fogarty

Head of School 

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What ISIS Could Teach the West
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