Recent Lincoln School News

Monday, January 25, 2016

Boys' Footballers Gain Momentum as Tournament Nears

Dear Lincoln families, 

While a great Girls' Basketball tournament was being held at Lincoln School over the weekend, our Boys' Football team was representing the red, white and black in games against GEMS and Rato Bangala Schools. 

The match against the leaders of the league, GEMS, was one that ended in a loss, but our boys worked extremely hard and there were good indications of development for the coaches. The Snow Leopards went into the game knowing they were the underdogs and perhaps gave the opposition too much respect as the score was 2-0 for the opposition in the first half. However, the character of the boys was evident in the second period when Avinash was on the end of a beautiful team goal. In the end, GEMS gave Lincoln their first loss in the league, but valuable lessons were learned for their next match.

A few days later, our boys played Rato Bangala, a team with a group of really talented players. The Snow Leopards started the game on the front foot and were rewarded with their enterprise, taking a 2-0 lead into half-time with Avi scoring both goals. It was by far the best game our boys had played, and they really clicked as a team. The final score was 3-1, with Suryansh adding the final goal. After the match, Suryansh said, "If we continue to play as we did against Rato Bangala, I know we can go very far in SAISA."

Our team will play against TBS at the ANFA ground on Saturday, January 23rd at 4.00 pm.

Another piece of exciting news from the Athletics & Activities Department is that we will have a new intern joining us from Amsterdam, Holland. Mr. Jerry Karg is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Sports Administration and will be both helping and learning at Lincoln School as we culminate our 2nd season of Secondary activities and prepare for Season 3, which will see our Track and Field, Girls' Football and Boys' Basketball teams in action. He will be working with us in February and March.

On a final note, please remember that we are hosting the SAISA Girls' Basketball Tournament on February 4-6. Thank you to all our host families for making this possible. Also, the LSPA will be sending around a form to help supply food to the coaches in the Hospitality Room. We would definitely appreciate any contribution made in this regard.

As always, thank you for your support. 

Luke Davis

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Theory of Knowledge Presentation

On Tuesday, the 12th grade Theory of Knowledge class presented their final research on various knowledge problems to the ToK 11 and ToK 12 classes. The library was filled with several stations at which the seniors set up their presentations and the Sophomores and Juniors rotated around.


The students have been looking at knowledge problems in bioethics, social media, research funding, signs and symbols, and many more areas. A ‘knowledge problem’ is an ambiguous idea that looks to explore the limitations of what we know in an issue or topic. Essential questions were developed around these problems and researched for approximate answers.


The library buzzed with conversations debating the ethics of immortality, technology, the bias of news stations altering our perspective of the world, and other philosophical issues. The 11th and 12th grade students listened, engaged in dialogue and critiqued the presentations as part of their semester assessment.

Both the presenters and viewers were able to benefit from this experience, as the Seniors were able to practice their presenting skills and the Juniors and Sophomores were able to synthesize new information and provide constructive criticism.


With the success of this gathering, we look forward to any opportunity to do this again at the end of the year when the 12th grade class will present their Senior Projects.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Lincoln Wins Basketball Championships!

The Lincoln School gym heated up with some fast-paced basketball this Saturday as our Snow Leopards took on KISC, Rato Bangala and The British School in the Lincoln Invitational Girls' Basketball Tournament.

Our girls got off to a flying start against KISC with their strong defense well-supported by some fantastic shots from downtown by Sarya, some pure mid-range jumpers from Karuna and great steals and lay-ups from the ChoCho Train, Choying Dechen.

Our Snow Leopards started on the front foot and never looked back winning the game comfortably 22-16 and having all 13 members of the squad get some well-earned game time.

The following game against The British School saw our Snow Leopards dominate from the outset with slick passing and superior skill, speed and tactical know-how. The Cho-Cho Train continued her fine form with a series of steals and fast breaks resulting in a run of buckets.  The final score of 35-14 left our Snow Leopards feeling confident that they could take down the favorites, Rato Bangala, in what would turn out to be a winner-takes-all final.

The championship game was keenly contested with strong defense standing out for both teams. The speed of the Herren sisters and some tenacious defending from Sarya, Choying, Mackenzie and Maiya, meant that despite being in the lead, Rato Bangala were never able to pull away.

However, in the last few minutes of the final quarter, our Snow Leopards dug deep with strong drives to the basket from Sarya and some clutch free-throw shots from Karuna. With less than a minute left on the clock, Maya Herren made a couple of fast break lay-ups to take the Snow Leopards into a lead for the first time in the game – a lead they passionately defended until the buzzer sounded.  The game ended 16-15.

Lincoln may have won by a point, but the positive energy in the gym and the smiles on our girls' faces made it memorable day whatever the result. Way to go Lincoln!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Warm Clothes Needed

After the Earthquake, many people were left with no shelter or protection from the bitter Nepali winter. This situation has only been made worse as a result of the current fuel crisis. As we complain about the color and the brand of our sweaters or warm pants, many people are without any warm clothes at all. In response to this situation, the Middle School has decided to do a warm clothes drive for infants, children, and the elderly who were affected by the earthquake and are in need of help this winter.  The Middle School are partnering with NYANO SANSAR and Nepal Share to collect and distribute warm clothes to communities in need. We will be collecting warm hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, jackets, pants and socks in the library foyer until the 22nd of January. Please get involved by bringing some of your lightly used winter clothing and dropping it in the appropriate box by the library.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Visiting Author- Marc Tyler Nobleman, Monday/Tuesday Jan. 11th & 12th

We have the good fortune of having author Marc Tyler Nobleman visit with our students and community next week. He will be presenting at the morning assembly as well as working directly with students within the classrooms.  Please see the information below. Hope to see you at the assembly!

Marc Tyler Nobleman (noblemania.blogspot.com) will be visiting Lincoln School as a guest author on Monday and Tuesday next week.  He will be giving a presentation Monday, January 11th at 8:30am.  This will be open to everyone at school and in the Lincoln School community. Following the presentations, he will be spending  time in several of the elementary classes, which will allow for some follow up discussion and give him a chance to teach the students about the writing process he goes through when creating his books.

Mr. Nobleman is the author of children's books, both fiction and nonfiction and chapter books, but is best known for his two nonfiction picture/comic books, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (illustrated by Ross MacDonald) and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman (illustrated by Ty Templeton) and currently has a variety of other publications in the works.  To find out a little more about him before he arrives, feel free to watch Meet the Author or checkout his blog at: noblemania.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Visual Performing Arts Night this Friday!!

Visual Performing Arts Night in the Globe Theater at 6:00 on Friday night.

Art Students will be exhibiting a Banksy Street Art gallery and Music Students will be performing a Contemporary vocal and instrumental program.