On Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm Lincoln Academy will host the community for a “Town Hall” style meeting in the Poe Theater. Community members, parents, alumni, and anyone curious about what is going on at LA are invited to attend.
“This meeting is a chance for the community to visit us on Academy Hill and ask any questions they may have about what is going on at Lincoln,” said Head of School David Sturdevant, who will host the meeting along with members of the Board of Trustees. “We hope people will join us and learn about some of the exciting things that are happening on the campus. We have about 90 residential students from all over the world living on campus, we have new academic offerings, new facilities, and new dining service options. This month we will dedicate the new baseball field, and our softball field is getting an overhaul. LA is a busy place!”
The event takes place on the same night as the Parent Open House, when LA parents visit their students’ classes in a shortened version of a school day. “Our Parent Open House is an annual event, and many parents will already be on campus to meet their children’s teachers. We hope many of them will stay and participate in the LA Town Hall,” said Sturdevant. “This is a chance to learn more information about Lincoln Academy in a single evening.”
The LA Town Hall is a new forum that is replacing the tradition of opening the July trustee meeting to the public. “In order to reach more members of the community we have moved the school’s open meeting to September, when people are thinking about school and the campus is full of activity,” said Sturdevant. “We hope this new time and place will attract more participation from the public.”
The Poe Theater is located just below the main campus on Academy Hill. Participants in the LA Town Hall are encouraged to park in the student lot across from the Bailey Gymnasium and walk down the hill to the theater.