Classes for the 2012-2013 academic year end today, June 7 and Lincoln families will begin their summer holidays. School will resume on August 12, 2013. Have a safe and restful summer. See you back in August.
Have a great summer
Classes for the 2012-2013 academic year end today, June 7 and Lincoln families will begin their summer holidays. School will resume on August 12, 2013. It has been an all-round good year and we invite you to take a look back at the school year by browsing our All School News section. Have a safe and restful summer. See you back in August.
As the school year draws to a close, the final weeks are filled with many transitions from the High School Graduation to the KG graduation. One of such transitions was the 8th grade Crossover Ceremony held on June 3. Click inside for more.
Transitioning from Middle School to High School
As the school year draws to a close, the final weeks are filled with many transitions from the High School Graduation to the KG graduation. One of such transitions was the 8th grade Crossover Ceremony held on June 3. This ceremony marked the transition of students from middle school to high school. Below you will find a student speech give by Jade Ramsay on that day:
8th Grade Crossover Speech
Hello and welcome to the 8th grade crossing-over ceremony for the class of 2017. First of all I want to thank our parents for coming to support us. We wouldn’t be standing here today without their love and encouragement. Our parents are the people that know us the best and the ones who cherish every moment of our existence.
Today is the day we are going to crossover from Middle School into High School. To me this day is more than academics and accomplishments, it is about the growth and change we have gone through these last 3 years of our lives. Middle school hasn’t always been easy, we’ve had our difficulties and issues but our ability to pull through is testament to our growth.
In sixth grade our teachers were Mr. Thonnesen and Ms. Vaswani. We had fun on the student council especially with all the successful events fueled by our enthusiasm. Remember those yummy owl pellets and our fabulous trip to Coco Loco?
Seventh grade was a time of great exploration and hopefully great realization about who we are as people and who we want to be. As the philosopher Victor Frankl stated: “When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.” The learning from last year helped us transform ourselves this year. We are who we are because of the choices we make, the actions we take, and the life we lead.
Eighth grade has been a challenge academically as we get closer to understanding what it will be like in high school. People have opened up, new friendships have been formed, and we’ve gained independence and leadership skills. We’ve learned how to write essays, many, many essays. . . We bonded at Anomabo and reached out to the community in Abelenkpe. We witnessed Mr. Hudson’s dance moves on and off stage. We are a class of actors, and singers, athletes and academics achievers, artists and writers, and as Kareem Zakahour most eloquently said “cool theater people and nerdy jocks.” We have all grown as individuals since 6th grade and learnt more about our values and ourselves. But I know we wouldn’t be in this place today without the help of our teachers. Some of them can’t be here with us but we are all so thankful they have helped us along the way and encouraged us to be our best
As we crossover to high school, we must bear in mind that we are now moving to a new stage of our lives. High School is just a name, but it is a place where students find their personality, characteristics, strengths, weakness, and learn how to challenge themselves to reach their greatest potentials.
Let us cross over as we continue the journey of who we are and what we will become.
Grade 8C recently donated balls and books for students at the Abelempke Primary School. Over the course of the school year the students have built a relationship starting with their Books for Hope project and continuing into their Water Issues Unit. Click inside for more.
Grade 8 Donation to Abelemkpe School
By Patricia Wagner
The 8th grade has created an ongoing relationship with Abelemkpe Primary School. Starting with our Books for Hope unit and continuing into our Water Issues unit, the 8th grade class has visited the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade at the elementary school in the neighborhood. Most recently we learned of the stark realities of the students' lives, some waking up at 4:00 in the morning to queue for water as there has been no consistent water supply in Abelenkpe since December. This week we brought over balls and books for the students. We look forward to working with them again next year.
On May 16th & 18th, the 45th Anniversary Committee presented to parents the preparations under way for next year's celebrations. Click inside for all the exciting things planned.
45th Anniversary Celebration Meetings
On May 16th & 18th, the 45th Anniversary Committee presented to parents the preparations under way for next year’s celebrations. These celebrations will kick off on August 31st at the Family Picnic Day where students, parents and all staff will participate in family fun games under House colors. A big surprise will be part of the events so mark your calendars now!
Chris Foulke and Chie Kearney, Co-Chairs of the Anniversary, outlined many of the exciting events planned for the year:
You may also view the calendar of events here.
After the presentation, the Advisory Committee answered parents’ questions and assisted them with the sign-up sheets, where many parents volunteered for specific activities and tasks. Everyone was enthusiastic and excited about all of the events and looking forward to a Year of Celebrations.
Thank you to those of you who have signed up to volunteer. For those of you would like to volunteer for one of the events next year, there is a sign up form on our website here and you may pick volunteer task sheets at the reception desk in the admin building. For further information, please speak with any of the Advisory Committee members: Randa Jebeile, Ghida Eid, Amma Effah, Carlian Flormann, Astha Singh, Mira Ravid, Ilfat Shemesh, Paula Franseca or email Chris and Chie at email@example.com
On May 24, thirty-eight seniors from the Class of 2013 graduated at a ceremony held at the National Theatre. It was a memorable evening for all, eliciting wise words from student speakers, crafty and subtle humor from Gary Craggs' faculty speech, and the exciting moment when the graduates walked across the stage. Click inside for more.
May 31, 2013
On May 24, thirty-eight seniors from the Class of 2013 graduated at a ceremony held at the National Theatre. It was a memorable evening for all, eliciting wise words from student speakers, crafty and subtle humor from Gary Craggs' faculty speech, and the exciting moment when the graduates walked across the stage.In his opening speech, SS principal Geoff Smith, spoke about a senior transition workshop they had the day before graduation. He highlighted some of the students’ reflections on their time at Lincoln; one of them from a student who said because of his education at LCS “I am more open minded - getting to meet so many people from all over the world is special.” After closing remarks by the Head of School, Dr. Larkin, the graduates celebrated by throwing their caps in the air.
Of the 38 graduates, 34 students are off to 8 countries for university and 4 students are taking a gap year - being open minded is surely going to help in their first few months of adjusting to new environments. It is an exciting time for them and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Incase you missed the ceremony you can view the recorded version from the webcast at www.lincoln.edu.gh/graduation2013
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