Kayaking in the Pool!

Our Grade 11 students stepped up their preparations for Service Nepal by kayaking in our heated swimming pool. This was an opportunity for our students and teachers to meet their river and kayaking guides, while practicing important kayaking and water safety skills in a controlled environment.

Twistable Turnable Man – Theater Intensive Weekend

This last Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln School had the pleasure of hosting two theater professionals, hailing from New York City, to host a 2-day theater intensive workshop. Around a dozen secondary students dove headfirst into a fast-paced devised theatre workshop with a focus in training the brain, the body, and the collaborative spirit. This experience culminated in a short performance on the last day that was created and inspired using the poetry of Shell Silverstein.

Day one, students learned devising games and exercises that helped them become more comfortable on the stage and develop the group as an ensemble to create original moments of theater. These activities were developed in groups, pairs, and solo moments on and off the stage.

   

Day Two was spent shaping these moments into a final showcase that highlighted the students’ talents and original composition.

A big thank you to our workshop facilitators Jonathan Taylor and Rose Schwietz for bringing out our students’ theatrical abilities!

 

Prakriti’s Senior Project

On January 16th, Prakriti, a Lincoln School senior, organized and hosted a Maternal Health Camp as part of her year long Senior Project. She named her Maternal Health Camp, Ama Ko Maya, which translates as A Mother’s Love. 

From 10am to 2pm, four doctors and twelve nurses attended to over 60 pregnant woman, many of whom brought along their children. During the course of the day, Prakriti organized four sessions: general female health, nutrition, mother craft and breastfeeding, and antenatal (prenatal) care. After successfully hosting the Maternal Health Camp, Prakriti says she felt “relieved and ecstatic. Relieved because the sessions were successful and ecstatic for the positive impact we made on the female’s lives.”

 

Prakriti interviewing the doctors.
Prakriti, Doctors and Nurses at the Health Camp.
Women lining up to attend the Health Camp.

 

LSPA Coffee Morning Focused on Service Learning

On January 25th, Anne McGuinness presented Lincoln School’s service-learning program during the LSPA Coffee Morning. At Lincoln we believe that service-learning is a partnership that addresses genuine community needs and includes continual reflection and analysis. Our service-learning program strives to foster in our students empathy, inspiration, and the ability to selflessly serve as compassionate global citizens and leaders who actively engage within their communities.

Successful and meaningful service-learning requires the support, involvement, and shared commitment of all stakeholders. As Lincoln School community members, you can support our service-learning  programs by connecting us to your networks; we are looking to build long-term sustainable partnerships. You can lend us your expertise; our students and student-led initiatives can benefit from your mentorship.

We encourage you to get in touch with Anne (amcguinness@lsnepal.com) if you are interested in getting involved or learning more about Lincoln’s service-learning program.

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

 

Lafayette College Representative Addresses High School Students

Mr. Eugene Gabey (admissions representative from Lafayette College) and Rijan Maharjan (recent graduate of Lafayette and Yale Grad. School) recently visited with 10th, 11th and 12th grade students at Lincoln to discuss the value of studying at a Liberal Arts college. Important aspects of the University application process were discussed and advice about successful adaptation to college life was presented.  Lafayette is a prestigious Liberal Arts College in Pennsylvania (located 75 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia).

Health Exploratory Advocates Balance

The Grade 8 Exploratory class were (re)introduced to Health and Wellness this week, with the aim of creating a bulletin board that showcases the four dimensions of holistic health: Physical Health, Mental & Emotional Health, Social Health, and Intellectual Health.

Students related these dimensions to the life of a Lincoln student, as well as recognizing possible risk factors and ways to ensure positive behaviors and decision-making.