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To Sisterhood – The Great Reuniting

Oh, how the weather gods shined on Lincoln School this weekend for the first large-scale gathering of alumnae on campus since the fall of 2019. The Great Reuniting, as the weekend’s festivities were lovingly styled, saw over 150 alumnae—from the Classes of 1946 through 2019—converge at 301 Butler Avenue for a mix of social events and informational sessions about the Lincoln School of today.

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Title IX at 50: Lincoln School Celebrates Landmark Legislation

Although most people associate Title IX solely with athletics, Title IX is one part of a larger legislation commonly known as the Education Acts of 1972, which expanded the protections of previous civil rights legislation. Lincoln’s Title IX at 50 recognizes this watershed moment in women’s history with a week of programming centering around Title IX and its impact—at Lincoln, in Rhode Island, and throughout the country. 

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Spring Into the Performing Arts

Performing artists are working overtime this season at Lincoln! On Wednesday, the 4th of May, students in Playwriting class created a completely student-driven theatre experience for an appreciative audience when they presented the Fringe Festival. In true Fringe fashion, plays were performed in non-traditional spaces - classrooms, hallways, the dining room, lounges - and as many as three plays were performed at once. 

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Grade 8 Takes a Bite out of the Big Apple

The 8th grade, along with five faculty advisors, recently participated in the Global Citizenship Program in New York City. Upon arrival by Amtrak train, the group checked in to their midtown hotel and headed to Lower Manhattan to participate in, “A People's History of Immigration, from New York Harbor to Little Syria'', a walking tour led by Social Justice Walks.

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Drama Share Presentations Kick Off in Grade 6

The first two shows were takes on the classic Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast. The students designed their own sets, created costumes, and wrote the scripts! 

Wonderful performances were shared with their fellow students–we can't wait to see the others next week!

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Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Lincoln's Kindergarten Classroom

Thanks to Casey Farm, our friends in the Kindergarten classroom are eagerly watching over an incubator of eggs, awaiting the hatching of chicks! Last Tuesday, an educator from Casey Farm visited the girls with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs, set up the equipment, and engaged students in a hands-on presentation about chickens and eggs. Twenty-one days later, as students observe, the chicks hatch! During morning drop-off on Tuesday, we were told by an excited friend in Kindergarten that there are only SIX days left in the countdown!

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Lincoln Participates in SISAL Juried Art Show

We're very happy to share that last Friday, Lincoln participated in the Small Independent School's Art League Juried Art Show. It was held virtually by Boston University Academy and included works from students across 15 Rhode Island and Massachusetts schools. Please join us in congratulating the following Lincoln student award winners! Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this show!

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Lincoln's Mock Trial Team Finishes Strong Season

Student members of Lincoln School's Mock Trial team took part in the 2021-2022 Rhode Island Senior Division Mock Trial Tournament. Mock Trial is an event in which students play the role of either prosecution/plaintiff or defendant in a court case created by a team of devoted legal experts at the Rhode Island Legal Education Foundation (RILEF). A real judge presides over every trial event, and the jury is played by local attorneys who donate their time to the tournament. This year's trials were conducted via Zoom, but the tournament finals will be conducted in person in a real courtroom.

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Community Connections: Rhode Island Hospital

As a Quaker school, the SPICES—Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship—are the foundation of all we do at Lincoln. And recently, some of our Lower School friends have been able to exercise the Community piece of our SPICES. On Tuesday, Adrianne Walsh, Manager of Volunteer Services at Rhode Island Hospital visited the Lower School! She talked to Grade 1 about the respite room at the hospital and how much the staff is enjoying their acts of kindness.

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The Plaid Post Is Back in Print!

Have you heard? Lincoln’s Upper School Student Newspaper, The Plaid Post, is back in print, with their latest publication out just last week!

Student Newspaper Staff were excited about the timing, leading up to Newsies performances, as they delivered the papers while classes were going on. The students completed the task of delivering newspaper-route style issues rolled up with elastics. They surprised each classroom by tossing a few copies into the room, where unsuspecting students and faculty eagerly rushed to retrieve them!

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Cosmos Gallery in Middle School English

Do you ever wonder about the universe? Our friends in Grade 6 English have been learning about the topic since the summer, and put together a silent gallery experience featuring their work. Students in Ms. Maizel's class created beautiful found poems from sources such as A Wrinkle in Time, When You Reach Me, selections from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

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Surprises Abound on Twos-day!

We're sure you've already heard, but yesterday's date was pretty special!

TWOSDAY–2/22/2022, was celebrated throughout campus with an out-of-uniform day. The class of '22 declared the day a "crazy outfit day" and encouraged students to think creatively. This meant tutus galore, crazy hairstyles, even mismatching shoes. However, our Lower School friends were in for a treat when they discovered their day was full of surprises! Surprise recess, scavenger hunts, and even a 2-minute "Drop Everything and Dance!" party at 2:22 p.m.

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Grade 6 Historians Practice Analytical Thinking

The following is shared by Jess Kimball-Veeder, History Teacher, about a recent activity her Grade 6 class participated in. Thank you for sharing with our community, Jess!

Grade 6 historians are finishing their unit on Ancient China and are currently studying the Silk Road. To better understand why the name "Silk Road" is misleading (as well as to practice their mapping and analytical thinking skills), the students participated in a Silk Road Game, inspired by Oregon Trail!

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Archaeology Students Explore History of Dwight House

This past fall Lincoln's Archaeology students conducted a dig on campus on the lawn of the Dwight House. Today, the students returned to the Dwight House to explore the interior architectural details. During the fall dig, the class didn't strike gold–but a few 19th-century nails and some bits of brick, glass, and coal! The students presented their findings to Mrs. Lau, Head of School (and resident of the Dwight House!), shown in the shadowbox included here. Learn more about the history of the Dwight House and the Archeology class in our latest Green Light blog!

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