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!

  • Lower School
  • Quaker Roots
  • STEAM
i2 Learning Vertical Farming: Grades 4 & 5 Invent and Inspire

Grade 4 and 5 girls took vertical farming to the next level this past week! Co-led by Susan Amsler-Akacem, Ed. Tech Dept. Head & Technology Innovator, and Anna Painter, Lower School STEM Specialist, the two grades participated in a weeklong immersive course on vertical farming during which they researched techniques, purchased supplies, and planned and built vertical farms that are now showcased around the school. 

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  • Head of School
  • Lower School
  • Quaker Roots
On Our Minds January 2018: 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.

In this first Lower School letter of the new year, we would like to take pause and reflect on our roots. Our Quaker philosophy weaves its way into all that we do in the Lower School from the peace mats in Ginkgo to learning the SPICES in Spanish and French, to deep discussions about what kindness means and how small people can be an invaluable part of our big world.

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  • In The World
  • She-ros
  • Upper School
Providence's Hidden History: Student Research Uncovers Local Truths About Slave Trade

Maya Clifton '18 and Taiwo Demula, a Sophia Academy alumna and current senior at Classical High School, recently spoke at Lincoln School about their summer research internships with the Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, a space for the study of historical forms of slavery and how those legacies shape our current world. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 
 

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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