The Green Light Archives

The Green Light is a blog dedicated to celebrating the bold minds of Lincoln School, a place where students embrace academic challenge, speak their minds, and discover who they are and all they may become. Read on!

  • Alumnae
  • In The News
  • Lincoln Love
Murray Family Donates $1 Million to Lincoln School

Lincoln School is thrilled to announce a $1 million commitment from the Murray Family Charitable Foundation. This contribution is the latest in the family's longstanding history of dedication to Lincoln School and a tribute to the three generations of Murray women who have graduated from the school.

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  • Academics
  • Lower School
  • STEAM
Showcasing Our Investment in Lower School STEAM Professional Development

Teachers in Lincoln's Lower School travelled far and wide to expand their STEAM knowledge—every faculty member conducted a school visit or attended a conference last year to provide our students with the best possible education—and they've got the footage to show for it!

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  • Academics
  • Lower School
  • STEAM
The Lincoln Fund at Work: Science in Action

Anna Painter, Lower School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture, Math) teacher, is thrilled to teach in an innovative classroom, one made possible in part by the Lincoln Fund for Annual Giving. 

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  • Academics
  • In The News
  • Lower School
Only in New Yorker: Coding 101 Cover

The November 22, 2017 issue of The New Yorker, the Tech Issue, features a cover that touches on something we've long known at Lincoln School: in order to remedy the gender imbalance in tech fields, you have to start early and often.

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  • Lower School
Discovering the New World

Grade 4 learned about the explorations of Prince Henry, Magellen, Columbus & Desoto and taught the class about their discoveries.

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  • In The World
  • Upper School
Lincoln Students are the First All-Girls Team Ever

Four Lincoln students participated in the PBS High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island on Saturday as the first all-female team ever. This was a two-day single elimination tournament among eight qualifying high school teams.

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • Events
  • In The World
  • The Center
  • Upper School
A Weekend of Approaching Problems Outside the Classroom: Brown University Simulation of the United Nations

Lincoln was well represented at the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN) this weekend. Students from around the world participated on the Brown campus for a weekend of informed, exciting debate. A central feature was to introduce delegates to issues and subject matters that may be less well-known but nonetheless important with a goal of building the foundations for becoming critical thinkers and articulate and diplomatic speakers.

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  • Academics
  • In The World
  • Upper School
Bringing Finance Into Focus: Finnest Partners With Women in the Global Economy Class

Women in the Global Economy, a course designed to build competence and confidence in all areas of personal and global economics, forged a partnership with a visit from Richard McDonald, cofounder and COO of Finnest, a startup dedicated to helping kids and teens become stars with saving, growing, and responsibly spending money.

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  • Events
  • In The News
  • STEAM
Girls Hack the World Hackathon Featured in OSHEAN's eCurrent

Lincoln School and Sophia Academy's Girls Hack the World event, the first all-girls hackathon in Rhode Island, was featured in the latest issue of the Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network (OSHEAN)'s eCurrent. 

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Varsity Tennis Awards

Congratulations to the varsity tennis team for winning the Best Sportsmanship Award in the state! 

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  • Admission
  • Events
  • Lincoln Love
Full House: Record Numbers Turn Out to Learn About Lincoln

This year's Lincoln School's Open House, held Sunday, November 5, boasted one of the biggest turnouts in recent years. Hundreds of families came through the red doors to learn more about Little, Lower, Middle, and Upper schools from students, faculty, and staff. 

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  • Academics
  • In The News
  • Lower School
Sock It To 'Em: Grade 5 Student Publishes Poem "Toes Chew"

Grade 5 student Sofie DeForbes, age 10, is a published poet! The Lower School student had her piece, "Toes Chew," featured in the most recent issue of Magic Dragon Magazine, a quarterly publication full of writing and art created by children in elementary school. 

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  • Lincoln Love
  • She-ros
Thank You for Being Up to the Challenge!

Last year’s Parent Challenge was a great success thanks to your participation. Your support contributed to many of our flagship programs, and the academic, extracurricular, and athletic experiences that make up a Lincoln education!

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  • Academics
  • In The World
  • Middle School
The Ocean(ography) State: Grade 8 Marine Science Trip

Grade 8 put their study of marine ecosystems to good use as they visited five separate locations around Narragansett Bay. Scientists and stewards of the earth, they made the most of living in the smallest state with a diverse sea coast!

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  • In The World
  • Lower School
  • She-ros
Sisterhood for Syria: Raising Funds for Friends Across the Sea

It all started when Sofia, a Lincoln School Kindergartner, met an emigrant from Syria in the spring of 2016. Through this newfound friend, Sofia learned about the situation that Syrian refugee children and families face every day due to the massive, ongoing crisis in their home country. 

Sofia wanted to help, and there is nothing more powerful than a Lincoln girl on a mission.

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  • Academics
  • Lower School
  • Student Life
A Look Inside Lincoln's Lower School

In Nursery through Grade 5, girls (and boys N–K) at Lincoln become avid learners and critical thinkers, eagerly exploring, questioning, and reflecting. A unique learning environment that includes immersive world languages, hands-on science, and coding starting with our youngest students, children here know that there is no such thing as an ordinary day. Each one is an extraordinary opportunity to discover their strength, joy, and boundless spirit. 

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  • Events
  • Little School
  • Lower School
Grandfriends Day Brings Delight to Lincoln School

Grandfriends Day is a happy one at Lincoln School! We love welcoming special visitors into our classroom and our community. Watch this video to see some highlights from this morning's celebration.

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  • In The World
  • Lower School
  • STEAM
Sails' Force: Grade 4 Races Across the Atlantic

A part of their Age of Exploration unit, Grade 4 students participated in a nautical design challenge in the Maker Space. Which shape of boat and which kind of sail would get their ship across the Atlantic the fastest?

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  • Lower School
  • Quaker Roots
  • Student Life
Our Quaker Roots: Let Your Life Speak

Lower School examined Lincoln's roots through this art piece, a tree of life punctuated with famous Quaker quotes on the limbs. These values of peace, equity, and inclusion stem as far back as 1793, but still hold true today!

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  • Lower School
  • Open Books
  • The Center
Center Stage: Learning About Identity Through Literature in the Lower School

In a recent visit to the Ginkgo Room, Dr. Barret Fabris, director of The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship, read Why Am I Me? and engaged some of our young learners in a discussion about diversity, individuality, universality, and what it means to be uniquely human.

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  • Events
  • Open Books
  • She-ros
11 Reasons Why You Should Care About Henrietta Lacks

Who is Henrietta Lacks? A super human. An immortal being. The Mother of Modern Medicine. One of the first people in space. A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge and were used to transform the medical world. 

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  • Head of School
  • In The News
  • Why Girls?
Head of School Suzanne Fogarty Pens Op-Ed on the Importance of Girl Scouts

Suzanne Fogarty joined the national conversation around the recent controversial decision to allow girls into the Boy Scouts. In an op-ed entitled "The All-Girls Advantage: Why the World Needs the Girl Scouts" featured by the Girl Scouts of Southern New England, Fogarty focuses her attention on the unique and powerful environment that only all-girls organizations can provide. Read on!

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  • Academics
  • In The News
  • Upper School
This I Believe: Finding Great Books in Surprising Places

Listen up! A new essay by longtime Lincoln School English faculty member John Minahan will be broadcast on This I Believe tomorrow, Wednesday October 18. The essay begins with a familiar scenario: "I'm unloading my cart at the grocery store when I see a particular novel in a rack by the cash register."

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  • Academics
  • Events
  • Upper School
  • Why Girls?
Lincoln Delegates Take Top Prizes at Wheeler Model United Nations Conference

Lincoln's Model United Nations team, the #1 Model UN team in Rhode Island, won three top honors at the second-annual Wheeler Model United Nations Conference held on October 15, 2017. 

In the Russian Crimea Crisis Committee, Sasha Landau '20 won Best Delegate and Emily Howard '19 won Best Position Paper. Katie Chambers '20 took home Best Position Paper in the South Sudan Committee. 

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  • Academics
  • Events
  • Upper School
Lincoln Team Qualifies for First Ever High School Quiz Show Rhode Island

Pop quiz: how many all-girls teams will be representing the Ocean State in the very first High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island? Answer: Just one! Following a rousing qualifying round at Channel 36 Studios in Providence, Lincoln School was selected out of a very competitive group of local schools as one of the final eight teams, and the only one with an all-female lineup.

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  • Alumnae
Alumna Spotlight: Becca Knowles Braun '88

“I had no idea I would go into business,” admits Becca Knowles Braun '88. "I really didn't think I was a business person. I didn't fit the personality. But from the first day on my first job in actual business, I just loved it.”

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  • Alumnae
Alumnae Spotlight: Reisha Brown '89

Reisha Brown took many lessons with her when she walked out of Lincoln School’s red doors after graduation, but the most powerfully enduring piece of wisdom she left with—the one that has guided her down a remarkable career path from that point forward—is that Lincoln girls can do anything. 

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  • Head of School
  • Lower School
On Our Minds October 2017: Letters From Lincoln's Lower School

Maureen Devlin, Head of Lower School, and Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School, share their perspective on all the exciting and innovative initiatives taking place in Nursery–Grade 5. With a combined 55 years of experience in education, from New Mexico to New York City, from Brookline to Brooklyn, we highlight independent school teaching and learning at its best.

At Lincoln’s Lower School, we are much more interested in asking exploratory questions than in knowing the right answers. For children in the Oak Room through Grade 5, this exploration often happens through the important process of play during which inquiry, discovery, and creative problem-solving happen organically. Too often people separate the act of play from the concept of academic learning, but we know this is a false notion.

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  • Events
  • In The News
‘Arthur’ Creator and Author Marc Brown Is Coming to Campus!

'Arthur' creator and author Marc Brown is one of dozens of noteworthy guests coming to campus on Saturday as a part of The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors, hosted at Lincoln School.

According to a recent Providence Journal article, Brown plans to read new book “Mary McScary,” his second collaboration with “Goosebumps” maestro R.L. Stine. He calls the title character “powerful, strong,” and a good role model—we have no doubt she'll fit right in at Lincoln!

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  • Alumnae
  • In The World
Alumnae Spotlight: Jill Craybas '92

Tennis has been the one constant in Jill Craybas’ life, and the Lincoln School alumna, who was recently inducted into the United States Tennis Association of New England’s Hall of Fame, has known success at every level.

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  • Middle School
  • The Center
  • Why Girls?
At Lincoln, Today is Not Just a Day—It's A Movement

Today is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to helping girls everywhere to be seen as equals both in the eyes of others and in their own eyes. And while setting aside a particular day provides a rallying point around which to mobilize, when you're a part of an institution that puts girls first, the work is year round. 

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  • Alumnae
  • In The World
  • Why Girls?
International Day of the Girl: Alumna Reflection

Everyday we challenged the norms, pushed the boundaries and strived for success #LikeAGirl, because [at Lincoln], we did not need a day like today, we simply lived everyday as if it were International Day of the Girl.

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  • Alumnae
  • In The News
  • In The World
 Lincoln Father and Grandpa Wins Nobel Prize!

Lincoln Community Member Professor Richard H. Thaler, aka math teacher Maggie Friedfeld's dad and grandpa of Hallie Friedfeld '15, wins Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences! 

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  • Academics
  • Lower School
  • Quaker Roots
The Great Outdoors Inspires Two Grades of Artists

Kindergarten and Grade 4 students having fun being cross-grade buddies together in the edible garden today. Mother nature delivered beautiful weather and plenty of inspiration to create environmentally inspired works of art! 

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  • Admission
  • In The News
  • Quaker Roots
Lincoln School Receives $1.5M Gift for Financial Aid

Our Quaker roots have long informed an institutional philosophy of equity and inclusion, a mission furthered a generous endowed gift of $1.5 million for financial aid. This gift, the single largest dedicated to scholarship in the school’s 134-year history, was given by an anonymous donor to ensure that girls, regardless of their financial situation, can take advantage of the benefits of a Lincoln School education.

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  • Academics
  • Events
  • Head of School
Lincoln School Hosting AISNE Regional Meeting

Lincoln School was selected to host the Association of Independent Schools in New England Rhode Island gathering on October 10, 2017. Lincoln's Head of School, Suzanne Fogarty, is a member of the AISNE board, and will welcome local colleagues to campus to learn more about the organization's plans for the year ahead and beyond.

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • STEAM
Field Day: Marine Science Students Collect Data at Woods Hole

Rhode Island, the Ocean State, contains marine ecosystems ranging from brackish rivers to salt marshes, rocky intertidal zones, beaches, bays, and open ocean. Ann Lovely, teacher of the new Marine Science: Field Ecology course, believes the best way to do this to take students to visit them firsthand!

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  • Events
  • Head of School
  • In The News
Head of School Suzanne Fogarty on The Rhode Show

Suzanne Fogarty appeared on WPRI Channel 12's The Rhode Show this morning to share thoughts and information about two great Lincoln-hosted events: the So B. It movie premiere on October 13 and the Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors on October 14. 

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RI Field Hockey Coaches' Association All-Star Game

Congratulations! Sophie Shekarchi '19, Lauren Bendheim '18, and Emma Keene-Reinhard '19 competed in the RI Coaches Association All-Star Game on Sunday October 1, 3:30 p.m. at Providence College. Both Sophie and Emma scored one goal each.

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  • Athletics
Varsity Soccer News

Lincoln's varsity soccer team has had a strong start to the season. Undefeated in five games, Lincoln has scored 36 goals and conceded none as a new member of the RIIL.

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • In The World
  • STEAM
  • Upper School
A New Class of Lincoln's Architecture@RISD Program

Upper School students take advantage of one of Lincoln's flagship academic partnerships, a graded college-level course at Rhode Island School of Design's School of Architecture. 

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  • Events
  • Little School
  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Upper School
Lincoln School Parents Association is in Session!

New President Priscilla Glucksman P’18 & ‘21 ushered in new and familiar faces at September's LSPA meeting, emphasizing the strength of Lincoln's curriculum and community.

"Whether you're kids are young or old, whether you've just moved to Providence or you're a Lincoln alumna, this group has the power to connect across divisions," said Glucksman. "We are all one Lincoln, and we are all privileged to be a part of this amazing place." 

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  • Alumnae
  • In The World
  • STEAM
Confidence By Design: Spotlight on Katherine Faulkner '83

The walls of NADAAA, the award-winning Boston architecture and urban design firm, are disarmingly neutral, the monochromatic loft giving the impression of being a living, breathing blank canvas. Those walls encompass a hive of activity; NADAAA is a busy place, and the fruits of its labor surround the designers, architects, project managers, technicians, and behind-the-scenes people, as if to say, “Keep going; just look at what you’ve already done.” Small-scale models of soon-to-be landmarks grow out of glass-enclosed tables. Photographic patchworks of past and future projects cluster together on the walls, complemented by jutting 3D prototypes below, all of them physical manifestations of the art of progress.

The result is stunning. And one of the forces behind it all is Katie Faulkner ’83.

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • Alumnae
  • Upper School
Independent Study Spotlight: Girls and Social Media Documentary

What do you do when you realize that social media might be making your generation antisocial? If you’re Meredith Sullivan ’17, you put down your phone and pick up a video camera.

One of the first 11 girls to complete the new Independent Study Program at Lincoln, a yearlong, self-directed course on a subject that inspires them, Sullivan chose to shine a spotlight on the effects that imagery and language in social media have on girls and young women.

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  • Alumnae
  • Events
  • In The World
  • She-ros
Raising Our Voices: Speaking Out Through Sisterhood

Noorjahan Akbar has something momentous to say, but not because she’s a renowned human rights activist, an Afghan woman fighting for gender equality, or one of Newsweek’s “150 Fearless Women Who Shake the World.” She is all those things, but what she has to say is not about herself or her impressive list of accomplishments. It’s about you.

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  • Admission
  • Alumnae
  • Why Girls?
In Her Own Words: Kimani Perry '17

"Lincoln taught me to never back down, that women can do just about anything, and that our brains, not our bodies, are our strongest quality ... Women have the ability to dominate in any field; women can build and change the world... All of us today are making the slogan 'The Future is Female' a reality."

- Kimani Perry '17 
 

  • Academics
  • Admission
  • Student Life
Lincoln Clubs 2017/18

Whether coder or champion, comedian or Quaker, debater or defender of diversity, there's a club for you at Lincoln!

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • In The News
  • Upper School
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

We're so proud of Lily Martin '18 and Portia Gaitskell '18, two of a very select group of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! These shining examples of Bold Minds are part of an outstanding academic group that represents fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

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  • Academics
  • Admission
  • Why Girls?
Bold Minds Begin at Lincoln School

Ever wonder how boldness is built? Watch this video to discover the ways Lincoln School fosters academic, creative, innovative, and curious minds that are leading the way. 

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Lincoln Featured in East Side Monthly: Education for the Future

Think back to your school days. Do you remember the feel (and smell) of chalk? Choosing between wide-ruled and college-ruled notebooks? Scrambling around in your desk or backpack, looking for a sharp pencil or your favorite pen to take notes with? Visiting the school library and learning to use the card catalog to find books or conduct research? The joy of finally being allowed to use a calculator during math class?

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