Lincoln Drama students recently visited the Kausi Theatre and took in the One World Theatre’s production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s play True West. The performance featured a mostly Nepali cast, including actor Divya Dev, and focused on questions about masculinity, pursuing one’s dreams, and dealing with disappointment. Prior to the play, students studied the script in class, produced their own original scenes, and worked on character motivation and stage directions. Seeing live theatre has helped propel students’ understanding of choices directors make in staging, directing, and casting.
Crafting understanding from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde!
Lincoln School was fortunate to have one of our very own parents and expert ventriloquist, Seema Golchha, perform in front of our Secondary School students during a Friday assembly. Seema’s routine had her hilariously voicing a number of different creatures, including Mr. Nielsen, which had the audience in stitches. Our students were enthralled with the show and Lincoln School greatly appreciates Seema’s willingness to display her talents.
Jeff Platenberg, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities, Security and Transportation, Fairfax County, spent last week at Lincoln School. He is sponsored by Dr. Bea Cameron, Regional Education Officer, Office of Overseas Schools/Department of State to collaborate with us as we move forward to upgrade our facilities, security and transportation and develop our Master Facilities Plan.
He met with administration, teachers, staff, parents, the School Board, US Embassy personnel and students. He also spoke to the secondary students students during Advisory about the work he does and his impressions of Lincoln School. It was a great opportunity for the community to work with Jeff and we look forward to working with him in the future.
History students always use editing skills to keep pertinent information as part of their written work, but Mr. Knox’s Grade 11 students, in collaboration with Lincoln School’s Director of Technology, Mr. Harwell made use of these same skills in creating original podcasts. Each student explored a significant individual in the past 50 years of Indian history through BBC interviews with experts and in some cases, historical figures as primary source documents. Student then added their own dialogue and remixed their knowledge into a podcast aimed at supporting an originally developed thesis. The outcome was several 3-5 minute podcasts that became the springboard for the year’s first unit of study and pushed students to begin to consider both the process, as well as the outcomes of decolonization on a place and a people by focusing on the power of stories.
The Lincoln School Administration served up a feast of noodles, momos, and desserts to show their immense appreciation to our incredible teams of custodians, drivers and guards for all their work. Our custodians have put in a huge effort to prepare the campus over the summer for our students to learn in and enjoy; our guards continue to keep our campus safe and secure; and our drivers continue to navigate Kathmandu’s traffic with aplomb! Our Director, Bonetta Ramsey, led the tributes by serving each one of these individuals during lunch! Thank you to all!
Parents are encouraged to make use of the wealth of resources located in the Lincoln School Library. With over 1,800 new books to kick off the new school year, there is sure to be something for everyone!
If getting to school is difficult for you, feel free to reserve a book by email and we will send it home with your child!
Hope to see you at the library!
Last Friday we were very fortunate to have a Lincoln School alumnus from the 70s, Mr. Bijay Niraula, come to talk to our High School students about how he is bridging eastern philosophy with modern technology in San Francisco. Bijay showed us how technology can now measure brain activity in the prefrontal cortex, and how with practice we can develop more calm and mindful states of being. It is was great to have Bijay back at his alma mater!