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Recent Lincoln School News

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lincoln School Kathmandu Earthquake Relief Fund

We appreciate the outpouring of support for Lincoln and the people of Nepal. As a school we are planning to support our local community and beyond. We have received numerous questions regarding donations. A PayPal account has been created: Lincoln School Kathmandu Earthquake Relief Fund through our business manager Janne (Shah) Gadegaard.
Money collected will go through a process of thorough vetting of needs to rebuild homes, provide medical and supporting the communities. No administrative costs will be incurred. We will share how the funds were distributed through our website and our FaceBook page later.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Years of drills and preparation have been put into practice

Thank you all for your support and well wishes. Communications have been difficult. To the best of our knowledge, the school community is safe and healthy. We will try to keep people informed to the best of our ability.

When the earthquake hit we had students on campus for play practice and mock AP exams. Some of those students spent the night with us before being re-united with their families. Everyone pitched in with the preparation of food and shelter, much as we had practiced over the years.

Here are some images of "Camp Lincoln".









Friday, April 24, 2015

Middle School Science Exhibition


On April 28th middle school students will share their hard work and discoveries in a science exhibition, to which the Lincoln community is invited.

Students were given the challenge of exploring any subject that they are interested in, through the scientific method. They designed experiments to test their hypotheses, gathered and analyzed their data for patterns and sources of error, and formed a conclusion that answered their questions.

The student scientists have explored questions relating to a really amazing range of topics, including: learning and distractions, impact of video games on many mental processes, choice blindness, color and attention, reaction to frustration, exercise physiology, stress and heart rate, self-esteem and peer pressure, bacterial filtering plants, solar engineering, air quality in Kathmandu, headphones and hearing damage, e- readers and reading speed.

All members of the community are invited to come and learn from our student scientists. The exhibition will take place from 8:30- 10:20 am in the middle and high school science labs.


We hope to see you there. 

Primary 1 Poets and Film Makers


P1 students film their poetry performance

The students in Primary One have recently been exploring poetry and worked as a class to create a charming rebus poem. They rhymed their verses around a central theme and love comes shining through. The students designed artwork to accompany their pages and showed obvious pride in the work that they produced. The P1 friends then got involved in producing a video performance of their poem which showcased their public speaking skills, artwork and poem. 

Check out the video below.


Follow the SAISA Action this weekend


Our third and final season for the calendar year is almost upon us with our girls' football, boys' basketball and track & field teams traveling to Dhaka, Chennai and Muscat respectively to compete on April 23-25. You can follow all the tournament action here:


Go Snow Leopards! 

The Middle School News explores BYOD and Gaming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cricket Comes to the American School!






As part of Lincoln School’s secondary physical education program, students have been introduced to the rules, skills and game concepts involved in playing cricket. They were also given the opportunity to participate in two extra events.

The first was when one high school class was joined by Lincoln’s very own Preschool students to learn more about one of Australia’s favorite pastimes, as pre-school were studying the continent of Australia at the time. To teach them the basics of the sport, high school students designed bowling, batting and fielding activities for the children to play. It was a great class where all students got involved and everyone enjoyed.


The second was when Matthew Elliott, a former Australian cricketer and Charlie Burke, head coach of Hong Kong’s national cricket team made a special appearance on campus. The two arrived in Nepal to attend a tribute tournament held in honor of the late Phillip Hughes. While at school they talked to students and led a cricket session that was enjoyed by all.

Monday, April 20, 2015

SAISA Small Ensemble Concert

SAISA Concert (audio)

Listen: SAISA Concert

Featuring:

Jazz Band


Come Fly with Me by Sammy Cahn


Happy By Pharrel Williams
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Concert Band


Black Hawk Soars by Robert W. Smith
Soloists: Shun-Je Bhark and Stephanie Wagner


Little Suite for Band by Claire Grundman

Nimrod from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar


Brighton Beach by William Latham

Edge of Tomorrow by Michael Sweeney



Saturday, April 18, 2015

SAISA Season 3 Tournaments Almost Upon Us

Our third and final season for the calendar year is almost upon us with our girls' football, boys' basketball and track & field teams traveling to Dhaka, Chennai and Muscat respectively to compete on April 23-25. You can follow all the tournament action here:


Go Snow Leopards! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Grade 6 design museum exhibits

Students in grade six exercise their understanding of the layers of the Earth and boundaries between tectonic plates to design a museum exhibit. They will be pitching their models of the plate boundaries to add them a museum display on the dynamic earth. As the students progress through the unit they will also be be developing an earthquake risk assessment for the Kathmandu valley based on our relationship with plate boundaries.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Live Streaming of the SAISA Band Festival

Saturday, April 18th at 6:00 P.M. students will be performing solo and small ensemble pieces.

Sunday, April 19th at 11:00 A.M the SAISA Jazz Band and SAISA Concert Band will be performing.

Live streaming of the SAISA band concerts will be available here.



Live streaming video by Ustream

Thursday, April 2, 2015

NGN - Next Generation Nepal


In conjunction with 8th grade studies in humanities, Katie Feit of Next Generation Nepal came to talk to Lincoln School students in middle school and high school about the issues of child trafficking and voluntourism in Nepal. The 8th grade students, as part of their study of human rights had read Little Princes by Conor Grennan who came Nepal as a volunteer in 2004 and later founded NGN with the mission of reuniting trafficked children with their families. You can learn more about NGN at http://www.nextgenerationnepal.org/index.php  
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Douglas von Hollen

Lincoln to Host Local Hoops Tournament

The Lincoln School gym is about to witness some great, competitive inter-school basketball. Come along to support your Snow Leopards in your red, white and black! 

Here is the game schedule:
- Thursdays, April, 2nd: LS vs. KISC. 4pm. 
- Saturday, April 4th LS vs Rato Bangala at 9am. 
- Monday, April 6th LS vs Modern Indian. 4pm.
- Monday, April 9th LS vs Ullens. 4pm.
- Potential 4th/5th place game on Tuesday, April 14th. This is a school holiday. If we are not playing in this game, it won't be hosted at LS. 

The semis and finals will be hosted at KISC on the 17th and 18th of April. 

Hope to see you there! 

Luke Davis