Seniors Host Graduation Dinner

On Thursday, May 23, the Class of 2019 hosted a memorable Graduation Dinner that included family, close friends and Lincoln School faculty and staff. While the event was hosted by long-time Lincoln students, Prakriti and Vishesh, each graduating senior had an opportunity to deliver a speech to the almost 200 people present highlighting their time both at Lincoln and in Nepal, as well as thanking all the influential individuals who have been a part of their lives. The speeches were quality, the food delicious, and a wonderful evening was had by all. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their proud families!

Class of 2019 Graduation Walk!

The Class of 2019 walked Lincoln School’s campus for their final time as Seniors last Friday. The students’ parents, fellow Snow Leopard students, faculty, staff, custodians, guards and drivers came out in droves to cheer on the graduates. Students and staff lined the hallways showering the Seniors with glitter and confetti, congratulating them on their accomplishments before the Class of 2019 did one final dance in “Lincoln’s Got Talent” with their P1/G1 buddies! What a Walk, Class of 2019!

 

 

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

On Saturday, May 25, the Class of 2019 graced the stage for their final time as Lincoln School Seniors. These students have been wonderful ambassadors for the school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics and service, exemplifying the school’s core values each step of the way. The students’ families, friends and Lincoln School staff were beaming with pride during the commencement ceremony. Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Class of 2026 is Moving On Up!

This Tuesday, the grade five students and their families got together for the highly anticipated grade five moving up celebration.  The students flexed their memoir writing and presentation skills as they looked back on the year and spoke about lessons learned.  The audience was then treated to a video from the overnight field trip the students went on earlier this month.  As has been the case for the past couple of years, the students and their families then took part in a “Guess the Baby” game.  There were more than a couple “Awwwws” and plenty of laughter as the school year comes to an end in grade five.

Thanks to all those who came to celebrate with us!

Lincoln Alumni Gathering at 1905!

1905 Suites & Restaurant was the venue for a high-class Lincoln reunion on Saturday, May 18, as Snow Leopards young and younger reminisced about days of yore and made plans to stay connected in the future. We had over 70 Lincoln School Alumni in attendance and we continue to plan for more gatherings to help both current and former Lincoln School students stay engaged and connected in our community. If you are a Lincoln alum who would like to get in touch, please contact Luke at ldavis@lsnepal.com.

 

 

Elementary Spring Music Showcase Success!

A shared love of music reverberated around Lincoln’s very own Globe Theater last week as Elementary School Music sensation, Iris Kolodji, directed a Spring Program for the ages!

Opening with George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” the Elementary School showed their skills playing instruments, singing songs, and dancing their way through a variety of music.  Small groups, stunning soloists, and class songs were sprinkled throughout the program keeping the audience entertained and engaged.

We are already looking forward to next years showcase!

 

 

 

 

 

Third Grade Pitches to the Panel!

On Wednesday, May 8th, five brave 3rd graders graced the stage with poise and eloquence, as they “pitched” some of their persuasive arguments to a panel of judges and audience members. The standard of public speaking on show was terrific, with the students exhibiting a confidence that belied their years. The topics presented ranged from cleaning Nepal’s rivers and water conservation in general, to trying diverse cuisines, bringing more mathematics to school, and different ideas for indoor recess. A special thanks to Mrs. Rachel Hull and Mrs. Meenakshi Rana for guiding the students’ learning and a big congratulations to our young speakers!

Lincoln Celebrates Unity and Diversity at International Day

KATHMANDU, Nepal. — Last Saturday, Lincoln School celebrated International Day with a diverse array of cultures, cuisines, musical performances, and service initiatives. We are proud of how we embrace our diversity at Lincoln School and were so pleased to see many of our families join us for the event  and participate in the Parade of Continents and International Luncheon, as well as observe students present some of their service-learning projects and musical performances. Finally, a special note of thanks to all the families who brought food for this event, the Board candidates, and especially to the LSPA for everything they did to make the celebrations such a success.

Lincoln Seniors Return From Final Service Nepal Trip

The Lincoln Seniors experienced, explored, and learned a multitude of new skills over their extended six-day trip to the Borderlands Eco-Adventure Resort. Our adventurous schedule was combined with valuable cultural interactions with children at the local Bachalla Devi School. We also stepped out of our comfort zones through a variety of team building activities along with rafting and canyoning.

We embarked on our journey to Borderlands on March 16th. It was a 5-hour drive, stopping at Sukute Beach for a break, and then continuing to Borderlands. Upon arrival, we had time to freshen up and have some tea and snacks. After tea, the Bachalla Devi buddies came and both the Seniors and Bachalla Devi students engaged in team building activities. In the evening, the seniors collaborated with each other during the “Night Walk.”

The second and third day consisted of village tours and service learning, where we held three workshops for Bachalla Devi students – English Grammar Lessons, PLUM Lessons, and Volleyball Lessons. We visited poultry farms, corn and as rice mills, off-season gardening, including their greenhouse farming, and their most worshipped local temple.

On the fourth day, we spent their day hiking up the hill to a waterfall. This beautiful destination was surrounded by greenery and honey hives. We spent our time in the waterfall playing by the gushing, ice-cold water and basking on warm boulders. The seniors had a chance to understand and appreciate the local temples, coffee plantation and have a better understanding of the daily lives of the villagers living near the Bhote Koshi River during a tour on our way back to the resort. When the evening arrived, we began our ascent of the boulder outside the Borderlands Resort, where we practiced canyoning. We ended the day by the fire enjoying the sunset and nature around us.

On the fifth day, we were split into two groups – canyoning and team building activities and swapped later. We canyoned down a  Phase 1 and Phase 2 waterfall. It was an exhilarating experience for everyone involved. Back in our campground, we engaged in other team building activities that were more advanced than previous.

The final day was dedicated to rafting. The seniors had been eagerly anticipating this event since the first day, so packing and moving out was quick and efficient. The bus ride to the starting point for the rafting was an hour long and it was filled with singing, jokes, and meaningful conversations. The rafting itself was extremely fun, and it lived up to high expectations. The rapids were intense, and an individual even fell out of their raft! After rafting down the river, we were ready to go home.

Overall, the Seniors really enjoyed the trip; not only did we immerse ourselves in the local culture and the community through our service, but we also pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones.

– Class of 2019

Service Nepal: Grade 10 Rafting and Water Safety

Service Nepal provided many opportunities for each student to grow and develop with team building activities, as well as intrinsic individual growth. The Service Nepal trip kicked off to a thrilling start with rafting as the first hurdle of our voyage. We geared up for rafting and were taught how to paddle and the different actions to take in different situations. Rafting was a very exciting experience for us, as most of us had never done it before. We rafted for about 3 hours and it was extremely tiring. When we finally arrived at the campsite, it was difficult to carry all the dry bags and school supplies to the site, but we managed.

We went to Gandaki Primary School in Gorkha District where we painted and taught the students PLUM lessons and basic Water Safety. The children of Gandaki and the Lincoln students enjoyed the interactions and grew strong bonds with the younger students of the Gandaki primary school. The journey to Gandaki Primary School also proved very challenging as the school is on the summit of the hill, however the LS students pushed through this difficult journey carrying supplies such as paint, buckets, and brushes to the school.

Through this trip we saw the true beauty of Nepal and Nepal got to see the true beauty in us (care, love, and compassion). If we have learned anything as a class about this trip, it was that we must not only think about ourselves, but our social responsibilities too. Our class was able to experience a trip in a joyful manner through dancing, singing, and enjoying the campfire with each other. We ended on a good note and the experience was everything we hoped and more. We were able to jump out of our social media and our comfort zones and experience the trip and nature as a whole.

~ The Grade 10 Advisory