Movember at Lincoln School

Movember at Lincoln School culminated in a ‘Save or Shave’ fundraising event that encouraged participants to either save, shave, or style their facial hair through an open bidding process. The lunch-time event, which also featured ‘noggin ball’ and bake sale items, was a resounding success which raised almost 38,000 NPR. The proceeds from this event will be combined with the money raised on ‘Wear It Pink Day’ and will be donated to a local health organization. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Movember activities!

 

High School Students Cleanup the Local Neighborhood

On Friday, November 16th, the student organization Project Impact hosted a cleanup in the Rabi Bhawan neighborhood to raise awareness of the state of waste in the area, and highlight improper waste management techniques. The cleanup was very successful with a number of high school students attending and participating. All recyclable trash that was collected was handed over to Doko Recyclers. Project Impact hopes to host other cleanups in the future to further spread awareness of the need for effective waste management in our local community!

Written by: Dane T

 

Grade Five and Author, David Neilsen’s, Virtual Visit

David Neilsen Chats with Us About His Latest Book Beyond the Doors

The students of Grade Five settled in on the carpet at the front of our room this morning in anticipation of speaking with David Neilsen, the author of the read aloud we just finished, Beyond the Doors. The students were itching to ask him questions about the story, his life as an author, and advice for young readers and writers. Very animated at times, David enthusiastically answered our questions and he and Mr. Curtis even swapped their impersonations of Dimitri, a Slavic character from the novel. He even gave us some book recommendations for those that love his work and spooky stories! Thanks again, David!

LS Girls’ Volleyball Team Rises to the Challenge in Colombo!

COLOMBO, Sri-Lanka. — The Lincoln School Girls’ Volleyball team 2018 conquered obstacles and rose to the SAISA challenge despite losing key players from our team last year. The blend of youth and experience, as well as a strong work ethic, steered the team to numerous victories throughout the tournament. We definitely had our ups and downs throughout the process, but as a team we grew stronger and stronger and never let our fighting spirit fade.

We knew participating in a round-robin, nine-team volleyball tournament was going to be very challenging and exhausting, as we played four matches each day.  However, that didn’t break our focus, nor our hunger to succeed. Fighting against the heat and humidity in Colombo, we played all our games to the best of our abilities, or in other words till the ball had dropped.

In the end, we finished fifth in the tournament and with big smiles on our faces in the knowledge that we are ready for the years to come. As a team, we have earned many good experiences for the future and countless incredible memories. After back to back SAISA championships and an amazing run of five consecutive finals appearances, Lincoln girls’ volleyball is ready to rise again!

Sarya Thapa-Magar, Captain

 

Lincoln Swim Team Shatters Records in Amman!

AMMAN, Jordan. —  Winter may have begun in Jordan, but the Snow Leopards were smoking hot at the 2018 SAISA Swim Meet at the American Community School in Amman last week, breaking records and bringing home golds galore in three action-packed days.

Lincoln School finished the meet as champions in the 13-14 boys and 15-19 girls categories, placing 3rd in the boys and girls overall, but the story doesn’t end there.  Our small school in the Himalayas ran away with the leaderboard, shattering 16 of the 25 SAISA records broken at the meet, and taking home 34 of the total 86 gold medals! Isabella M and Nasir H notched 6 SAISA records each, with Isabella becoming the first girl in SAISA history to clock a sub-28 second 50-freestyle and Nasir cleaning up with 10 of 10 gold medals. Tisa S ran away the 15-19 girls breaststroke, IM and freestyle races, coming home with 3 individual SAISA records, and smashing the four-year old 15-19 girls 400 free relay, along with her teammates Oshina B, Akshara S, and Ayushma T. Newcomer Aaditya S came home with 9 golds, 1 silver and 3 new school records in the 13-14 boys category, while young veteran Ashwini S recorded several best times, multiple golds, and medaled in all her events for the 10-12 girls. Each of our age groups had strong point scorers, and the team was led admirably by seniors Dane, Jarrah, and Oshina.

We had tons of record-breaking swims, but those were far from the only highlights of the meet. Every single swimmer recorded at least one personal best during the meet, and several of our newer team members swam up in a big way for the team.  Lincoln School may be small, but all of Jordan heard us roar this week.

Coach Eve DiMagno

LS Boys’ Volleyball Team Makes It 3 Finals in a Row!

KATHMANDU, Nepal. — SAISA Boys Volleyball 2018 proved to be another special tournament for the snow leopards. Hosting the tournament at home, with a team comprised of a core group of six returning seniors, meant that the SAISA weekend was always going to be a memorable one for our team, and the greater LS community. The back-to-back defending champion Snow Leopards started off with two convincing straight set wins against the ISOI Cobras and ASB Eagles on day one. This trend continued through the rest of pool play, with similar results against TAISM Eagles and KAS Knights earning Lincoln first place in their pool, and a spot in the semi-finals. The semi-final match-up was a rematch against Karachi, which also ended in a win, with Lincoln reaching the final without dropping a set.

The final brought together the LS Snow Leopards and AISD Tigers for the third consecutive year. And while the two teams are great rivals on the court, they have also developed strong friendships as a result of the experiences that they have shared. Despite the fantastic support from the bleachers, which inspired some great play from the home team, the Tigers kept their composure and built enough momentum to earn a hard fought four-set win.

The Lincoln team would like to thank the entire community for contributing towards a fantastic tournament. We appreciate all of your support both on and off the court.

Coach Sam Davis

 

Wear It Pink Day

Today we all raised awareness for breast cancer and cancer in general by wearing pink. Pink frosted cupcakes were on sale and “Pink Pong” trivia was also on display.

Go Snow Leopards!