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Dear parents,

Welcome to March, always an intensive month in the high school. Below you will find some information about our current program.


Grade 9 and 10

“ Don’t ask students what they want to be when they grow up. Ask them what problems they want to solve.”
-Jaime Casap, former Chief Educational Evangelist at Google, Inc.

This month we are introducing our Lincoln IMPACT project, a week-long transdisciplinary project featuring the Attributes of a Lincoln Learner (ALLs). The Attributes of a Lincoln Learner gather essential skills, concepts, and mindsets that are vital for learning in the 21st century. As access to information continues to expand, as sources of information are no longer always reliable, and as artificial intelligence begins to create potentially misleading information, it is even more important for our students to develop these qualities, as follows:

The Attributes of a Lincoln Learner

  1. Learner as Thinker and Researcher
  2. Learner as an Agent of Change
  3. Learner as Communicator
  4. Learner as Self Navigator

Lincoln IMPACT begins in class this month, and culminates in a week-long intensive learning experience from March 13 – 17. During this project, Grades 9 and 10 students will work in teams to identify and research problems that they want to solve. They will develop essential transdisciplinary mindsets and skill sets that will transfer back into our core academic curriculum. They will receive feedback and guidance throughout the project as they lead the learning. At the end of the week, students will present their proposals in the hopes of creating sustainable solutions to authentic problems within the school and within our community. IMPACT also offers an excellent opportunity for students to develop new friendships and interact with people beyond their grade level. This year, our students have identified a number of ideas/projects for implementation within the following themes: 

  • Human Rights and Well-being
  • Justice, Equity and Diversity
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Industry and Infrastructure

Some of the topics our groups have selected to focus on are: environmentally sustainable practices at Lincoln, cafeteria packaging, building accessible facilities for people with challenged mobility, water use at school, raising awareness about diversity, creating a sustainable school garden, gender equity, depression, loneliness, mental health, adding healthy Kiosko snacks, more opportunities to learn new languages, improving the school timetable, improving education within our neighboring community (El Ceibo), cleaning up local beaches, etc. 

How Parents Can Help

We would love to collaborate with parents in our community! We would be very grateful if you would be willing to work with our students if you have experience in any of the above areas during the week of March 13-17. We are also looking for partners who would be interested in collaborating on sustainable, community-connected projects that support initiatives in these fields beyond IMPACT Week. If you volunteer or work in an organization that is grounded in this work, please contact us!  
Parents can help out with IMPACT in the following ways:

  • Option One: Share your expertise with a group to facilitate their learning as they develop their projects (Monday, March 13, 9:45 am – 10:45 am) and potentially later throughout the week if you are available.
  • Option Two: Serve as a member of a 3-person panel to give feedback to students on their final presentations (March 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm). 

If you are interested in participating in Lincoln IMPACT, please complete this Google form and indicate which option you would be able to take part in, either Option One or Option Two.  We will be happy to discuss your ideas about how we can work together to support our Grades 9 and 10 students!

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Lincoln IMPACT, and we will be sure to get back to you right away. 


Grade 11

Grade 11 students will complete our high school internship program, working off campus with a mentor to learn real-life skills in the fields that match students interests. This year, we have internships in communication, design, international businesses, education, among others. Our thanks go out to the following corporations and organizations who have so generously participated in this second year of our Internship:

  • Total Austral 
  • Coca-Cola de Argentina  
  • Asociación Escuelas Lincoln DOIT
  • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Buenos Aires 
  • Asociación Escuelas Lincoln library
  • Samsung 
  • Calfrac Well Services Argentina 
  • Asociación del Cuerpo Profesional del Servicio Exterior de la Nación 
  • Editorial Perfil 
  • U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires 
  • Lincoln Communication Department 
  • Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez 
  • Cervecería Arrecifes

Please see Ms. Silvina Lopez Fernandez or Mr. Douglas Dworak about our Internship Program.


Grade 11 College Night

On March 2 we held a Grade 11 Parent Meeting to review the college application process. Although this may seem to be far away in the distant future, the real planning begins in grade 11. If you could not attend, here is a copy of the presentation and a review of the timeline for college applications.  



Grade 12

From March 13 to 17, the grade 12 students will be taking their mock exams in preparation for the real exams to be held in May. The months of March and April are extremely busy for grade 12 students. In addition to academics, seniors are planning their graduation, Prom, and other events, in consultation with the High School Leadership Team. We are proud of our senior students and look forward to the graduation ceremony on June 2, 2023. Full information about IBDP Mock Exams has been sent home to all Grade 11 students and parents. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sarah Fang, Assistant Principal and IBDP Coordinator for any questions about our IBDP.


Wishing you all a nice weekend!


David Redmond



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