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  • Upper School
Unstable Connection: 2021 Art Major Show

Enjoy the Art Majors show, Unstable Connection, created by the talented 2021 art majors.. Through their unique individuality and combined vision, they have supported each other throughout a very challenging year to create the work for this show. The collection of art contained within their website is illustrated in both the written and visual form. 
 

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  • Upper School
In Her Own Words: Lincoln Sophomore Wins Award at Trinity Rep’s Write Here! Write Now! Student Playwriting Competition

Ramona B. ‘23 was a Top Winner at Trinity Rep’s Write Here! Write Now! student playwriting competition for her play Purple. Boyd worked with dramaturg Jordan Butterfield from Trinity. Never having worked with a company before it was interesting for her to learn how her writing could translate to action. This is Boyd’s third play. 

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  • Academics
  • Alumnae
  • Lincoln Love
Simply the Best: Honoring Lincoln Faculty

Friday afternoon alumnae, faculty, and former faculty joined Head of School Sophie Glenn Lau ’88 at a virtual event to honor Lincoln School faculty, past and present. The event, aptly titled Simply the Best, was organized by the Alumnae Association and the Office of Advancement and featured Mih-Ho Cha Neenan ’81, Interim President of the Alumnae Association and Immediate Past President, and Kathryn Ramstad ’07, Incoming Co-President of the Alumnae Association. 

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The Impact of COVID–19 and the Climate: LEAP Week 2021

Prior to Covid-19, climate justice and climate action was receiving a lot of attention. However, once the pandemic hit, a lot of people began to put the climate on the back-burner. As stewards of the Earth, we want to draw attention to the relationship between Covid-19 and the climate and how we as a community can continue to improve ourselves to improve our environment. LEAP Week 2021 will address these topics beginning on May 3.

 

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  • College Counseling
  • Head of School
  • Upper School
  • Why Lincoln
New Era of College Admission: It’s About Character

With U.S. colleges and universities releasing decisions over the last few weeks, we're pleased to share the following excerpt from an op-ed written by Head of School Sophie Glenn Lau ’88 and Beth Ellis, Director of College Counseling. It was originally published in the Providence Business News on April 2, 2021. 

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  • Academics
  • STEAM
  • Why Lincoln
Lincoln School Welcomes New Director of STEAM Program

Lincoln School is pleased to share the appointment of John Diego Arango as Director of STEAM Program, effective July 1, 2021. Currently an Associate Professor in the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College (RIC), Mr. Arango will report directly to the Head of School and partner with teachers and academic leadership to promote innovation and creativity across the curriculum. He will also serve as part of the faculty, teaching robotics and other STEAM courses, as well as oversee Lincoln’s state-of-the-art STEAM Hub.

 

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  • The Center
The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship

As a Quaker community rooted in and committed to the work of anti-racism, Lincoln School condemns the recent attack on the Asian American community in Atlanta and all racially motivated violence and hate. We mourn for the victims and their families, and we stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) community members.

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  • Academics
  • Alumnae
  • Head of School
  • Upper School
Choose to Challenge: Subverting the Status Quo in the Classroom

March is a special time at Lincoln School, as we observe Women’s History Month and, in particular, International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated annually on March 8. The day marks both a call to action for accelerating gender parity and a coming together to honor women's achievements. This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge, a call to challenge gender bias in all its forms. 

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  • The Arts
  • Upper School
Four Generations Thumbnail

This is a guest blog post by Don Mays, Performing Arts Department faculty member.

There was a lot to consider for the students participating in the fall 2020 theater production: masks must be worn at all times, social distancing of no less than six feet, no singing, hybrid schedules making rehearsals impossible, no live audience, and with the addition of a new drama teacher, no play had been selected! How do we mount a production under such conditions? The answer: create something new. 

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  • Lower School
  • STEAM
Invention Convention

This is a guest blog post by Erin Broderick, Educational Technology faculty member and organizer of Invention Convention.

The first annual Lincoln Lower School Invention Convention was an overwhelming success! Students in kindergarten through grade 5 put on their critical-thinking caps and identified problems that needed to be solved and then developed unique and creative solutions.

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  • Head of School
  • Why Lincoln
Love: The Valentine Thing Heart

On Friday, students and adults dressed festively in red and pink to recognize Valentine’s Day, and our virtual Valentine Sing represented another creative adaptation of a beloved Lincoln tradition in the COVID-19 environment. As we celebrate this weekend, it seems a fitting time to reflect on the first ‘L’ of our longstanding school motto: “Love, Loyalty, Lowliness.” 

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  • Lincoln Love
  • Middle School
  • The Arts
  • Upper School
Emerging Artists at Lincoln

What do Amanda Gorman, Ezra Jack Keats, Tschabalala Self, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kay WalkingStick have in common with Lincoln students Eliana B. ’24, Ramona B. ’23, Ella G. ’23, Anya K. ’24, and Ruby V. ’25?

Each has seen their creative work honored by the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as a teen. The program—the nation's longest-running educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts—has played a crucial role in recognizing and nurturing some of the most talented American artists of the last century. And this year, five Lincoln students join their ranks.

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  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Lincoln Love
We Need BIPOC Faculty and Staff in our Schools Now More Than Ever, For All of Our Students

This is a guest blog post by Candice De Los Reyes P’31,’34, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Coordinator of Racial Equity Initiatives for Faculty & Staff.

At our first meeting in 2019, we paused to take a look at each other and to take a collective breath. It was the first time that all of Lincoln’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) faculty and staff members had been in the same room together in recent memory and the depth of that moment was palpable.  

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  • Academics
  • In The World
  • The Center
Social Justice in Curriculum and Community

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and at a historic moment when Kamala Harris just became the first female, first black, and first Asian-American Vice President in United States history, we are taking this week to reflect on and share some of our community’s commitment to social justice.  

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