As the middle of May approaches, Lincoln Academy is preparing to celebrate its end-of-year events.
Lincoln Academy’s academic calendar has changed this year to allow time for the school’s new program, Eagle Term. The last day of regular classes is Tuesday, May 16. Final exams will run from May 17-May 22, and Eagle Term will begin on May 24 and run until Friday, June 9 a half day ending at 11:30, and the last day of school for grades 9-11.
Seniors will not participate in Eagle Term, and after their final exams will work on a combination of Senior Shrine projects, community service, and preparing for graduation.
On Sunday May 21, the Lincoln Academy Choirs will perform at St. Patrick’s Church at 7 pm. The concert features the tow LA choirs, Concert Choir and Lincolnnaires. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
On Thursday May 25, Lincoln Academy’s three jazz groups: the Four O’Clock Combo, the Five O’Clock Combo, and the LA Jazz Big Band, will perform in the Spring Jazz Concert at 7:00 PM in the Poe Theater.
On Monday May 29 the LA Band will lead the Memorial Day Parade, which starts at 11:00 am near the Newcastle Post Office on Mills Road, turns onto Main Street through Newcastle and Damariscotta and ends at the top of the hill near Damariscotta Baptist Church.
Class Night for seniors is on Tuesday, May 30, at 6:30 pm in the Nelson W. Bailey Gymnasium. This is a celebration of this year’s graduating class, where students are recognized and presented with school and community scholarships and awards. The public is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, May 31 is the annual Lincoln Academy Baccalaureate Ceremony at 7pm in the Bailey Gymnasium. Seniors will meet at Lincoln Theater at 6:30 and march up Academy Hill for Baccalaureate. Speakers selected by the senior class will provide inspirational messages to the Class of 2017.
This year’s Lincoln Academy Commencement is on Thursday, June 1, at 4 pm. The ceremony will be held on the Colonel Stanley G. Waltz Track Field (not the soccer field, as in the past). In case of rain, Commencement will be moved to the Nelson W. Bailey Gymnasium. In that case, seating will be limited, and each graduating senior will have tickets for their family and friends. If it is a sunny day, everyone is welcome!
All of these dates and other Lincoln events are available on the Lincoln Academy online calendar.