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Happenings in Middle School History

Skill building is central to the middle school history curriculum, but so is having fun! Earlier this fall, the sixth-grade historians in Jess Kimball-Veeder’s classes assumed the role of CSI agents as they investigated the mystery of Ötzi, a Neolithic Age man whose mummified body was discovered trapped in the icy landscape of the Alps by hikers in 1991. To set the scene for the investigation, drama teacher Don Mays created a highly engaging and humorous video for the students

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An Update on the Copper Beech Tree

While our front lawn’s distinctive appearance will change on November 24, 2021, this is a reminder for us all that our community inhabits a larger ecosystem, ever-changing and magnificent. 

To that end, Lincoln School will approach this albeit sad milestone as an opportunity to do what Lincoln does best—set the stage for deep learning. Through the years, Lincoln students have explored the tree as an artistic medium, investigated it through scientific inquiry, and simply used it as a space to come together. 

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A Message From the Head of School: Bold Improvements

It has been a joy to watch the playground and the new Lower School STEAM space take shape over the last few months.  The new playground, designed to encourage movement and sensory exploration. has state of the art equipment that includes spinners and climbers, a musical sensory garden, and a balance trail. The STEAM space, designed to inspire discovery and innovation,  includes 3-D printers, Lego walls for building, and ample space to store tools and consumables to be used for project-based learning. 

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MS Sports Wrap: Weekend of Competitions

Did you know that 80% of Lincoln 5-8 Grade students are involved in a fall sport this year? Students are taking part in soccer, field hockey, and cross country. The fall season ends at the end of October, with the winter sports season starting Monday, December 6. MS students will be able to participate in basketball or swim this winter.

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This Week In: Archaeology

This week, our Archeology class ventured off campus to experience hands-on learning inside a historic Newport restoration project. The students learned about and had the chance to explore the Vernon House and Hunter House. The group was led by Lincoln History Department Head, Ruth Macaulay, and esteemed architectural historian and archaeologist, Myron Stachiw, who is working with the Newport Restoration Foundation.

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This Week In: Marine Biology

After learning about microorganisms and how they move through the environment, the students were tasked with designing, producing, and testing a model of a plankton. The goal was to have the model move through the water at the slowest speed, as plankton need to be able to be near the surface of the ocean as well as dip below to avoid predators. The winners were awarded the Great Plankton Race trophy, on which they added their names joining past winners. 

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Intersections: Indigenous Peoples’ Day & International Day of the Girl

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized on the second Monday of October each year, celebrating and honoring the histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples, and earlier this month, President Biden signed a presidential proclamation declaring October 11 to be a national holiday.

This year, Indigenous Peoples’ Day coincides with another important day on the Lincoln calendar: International Day of the Girl, which the United National General Assembly declared in 2011 to focus attention on the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. 

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PALS Community Supplies Drive With Dorcas International Institute of RI

Students from Progressive Action at Lincoln School (PALS) have teamed up with Dorcas International Institute of RI to facilitate a supplies drive for Afghan refugees in Rhode Island. Starting on October 6, boxes will be placed throughout Lincoln to collect community donations.

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Calling All Readers: Bea's Book Bags is Back!

Bea’s Book Bags is a Little and Lower School library program (for our 2yo through Grade 5 students) dedicated to promoting a love of reading, one tote at a time. Each collection of specially curated books, anchored in students’ unique interests, will spark young imaginations, stoke new interests, and plant the seeds for a lifetime of continuous discovery.

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Sports Wrap: Lynx Take All At September 30 Rally

Faxon Farm was abuzz last night for the first-ever Lynx Rally in support of our fall athletes! The Lynx delivered a strong showing, winning all 3 match-ups at home. The tennis team is currently undefeated. The soccer team has yet to have a team score a goal against them. And field hockey secured a win in OT last night, giving them a 3–3 record. The cross country team was also in attendance, and they are maintaining a strong start to their season as well!

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Cast Announced for Fall Theater Production of CLUE

The Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce the cast of the fall production of CLUE! Auditions were held on September 22 and 23. The department reported that it was a wonderful audition process, and all who stepped up to audition should be commended. 

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Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Kicks Off This Week

This week’s guest blog post is written by one of Lincoln School’s Librarians, Meagan Lenihan. Thank you Meagan!

The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors kicks off this week, and continues with a lineup of virtual events through the year.

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WaterFire: Celebrating Educational Excellence

As a Quaker school, the SPICES—Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship—are the foundation of all we do at Lincoln. And last week, some of our faculty and staff were able to exercise the Community piece of our SPICES by joining WaterFire Providence as volunteers for the lighting celebrating Educational Excellence in Rhode Island. 

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SPICES Take Center Stage at Ceremony Honoring Mme. Dundas

On the afternoon of Friday, September 17, the Lincoln community gathered in the Art Gallery to celebrate 21-year faculty member Sandrine Dundas as the 2021 recipient of the Dorothy W. Gifford Chair Award. Mme. Dundas is the thirty-fifth recipient of the award.

Because Sandrine has been such an integral part of teaching Quaker values to the Lincoln community, the Dorothy Gifford committee members used the Quaker SPICES to guide their presentation about what is so wonderful about Mme. Dundas. 

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Lincoln School Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

Lincoln School is proud to announce that senior Sophia C. has been selected as a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. She will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.

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