Residential Life Update – September 28, 2020

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Residential Life Update – September 28, 2020

2020-09-28T08:48:30-04:00September 28, 2020|

Beautiful fall weather continues and the leaves are changing all around us!  Over the weekend we have enjoyed some of the best of the season with apple picking, an epic white water rafting trip, cooking over the fire, and other opportunities to get outdoors.  During the school week, students are focused on academic work and everyone seems to be adapting well to hybrid learning.  

Looking ahead in the trimester, we are excited to welcome back students from China after they have completed quarantine and health screening, and Admissions Director Lu-Shien Tan will be meeting with prospective students and agencies from Brazil, Mexico, and Dubai.  Please be in touch with Lu-Shien Tan or Hilary Petersen if you know of a prospective student who might like to learn more about life at LA.

We kicked off Homecoming Week on Saturday with a traditional BBQ dinner complete with delicious pies from area bakeries.  The American tradition of Homecoming embraces school spirit and sportsmanship, and while we have had to adjust some of our celebrations this year, there is still plenty of excitement.  The week ahead includes favors for all, dress-up days, special activities, and sporting events.  Residential Students are encouraged to go out for teams and clubs and this fall we have students active on both the cross country and soccer teams.  Go Eagles!

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

Jake Abbott

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Wednesday, September 30: 6:30-7:30 pm via Google Meets. College Information Night (info and meeting link below).
  • Friday, October 9: Teacher workshop day. No school for students
  • Monday, October 12: Indigenous People’s Day Holiday. No school
  • October 19, 20, 21, 22: School pictures will be taken by LifeTouch. School IDs will be distributed later this fall.

Fall Athletics

Stay up-to-date on practice times! You can find the fall practice schedule on the LA website. See last week’s Statement on Fall Athletics.

2020 LA Homecoming: September 26-October 3

While Homecoming is being celebrated a little differently this year, there is still lots of Eagle Pride and fun events to join.  This year’s theme is “Celebrate the 80’s” and students have been decorating and looking forward to dress up days.


  • Monday 9/28 & Tuesday 9/29: Dress up day: 80s!
  • Thursday 10/1 & Friday 10/2: Dress up day: Black & White
  • Socially-distanced activities on Thursday & Friday (1-2 pm during the extracurricular period) will include corn hole, a scavenger hunt, and the traditional search for spirit flags. Homecoming favors will be available.
  • A coin slam to benefit the Red Cross will take place all week long.

Heartwood & LA Announce One Act Fall Series

LA students have embarked on a season of one act plays to continue building theater skills and entertaining audiences during the first trimester. With singing and dancing not allowed, the theater department will work with smaller groups of students in innovative productions that can be live streamed from the Poe Theater. Since August, the theater has been reconfigured for a combination of acting and film, with various backdrops, projection surfaces, greenscreens, etc. available to aid in production concepts that will be new to both young actors and their audiences. more

LAPA Meeting Notes

About 50 people joined last week’s virtual Lincoln Academy Parent Association meeting to discuss the first weeks of school. You can find notes from the meeting at this link. Stay tuned for the next LAPA meeting in early October.

Guidance Office News

Student AP Exam Registration
Sign up for AP Exams will occur during the first trimester in each AP class. Payment is due by the end of March 2021.  AP Instructors will be sharing more details with students in the coming weeks.

College Information Night – Virtual
On Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm, Lincoln Academy will offer a virtual College Information Night for seniors and parents.  Details of the college search and application process will be reviewed.  Any seniors and their parents who plan to continue their education at any level beyond high school should attend this virtual meeting. Underclassmen and their parents are also invited to attend.

Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Blodgett are scheduling virtual senior meetings with guidance counselors on asynchronous days. Senior meetings are important as they help plan for life after high school whether it is college, military, or employment. Seniors will receive an invitation to a virtual meeting through their LA email including the Google Meet link, date, and time. The Guidance Office thanks the Class of 2021 for their patience while we schedule 120 senior meetings.

Virtual College Visits  ~ SENIORS & Interested Juniors
Throughout the fall, college representatives will meet with students virtually and tell them about their programs, campus life, cost, financial aid, answer questions, and more. The first visit of the school year was Montserrat College of Art yesterday.  Click here for the virtual college visit schedule and please note we continue to add new college visits at this time of year.

On Wednesday, October 14th, LA will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to interested juniors. Juniors thinking about attending a four-year college or university are advised to take the PSAT, but it is NOT mandatory. Through their advisors last week, Juniors signed up for the PSAT. Please ask your student about this test. If your student does not remember, is uncertain, or needs help with transportation, email Ms. Gleason at Juniors not taking the PSAT must attend their regular Wednesday synchronous classes. There is no make up day for the PSAT and juniors must arrive by 7:45 am with dismissal around 11:30 am.

Financial Aid Help Sessions 
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opening date is October 1, 2020. For help understanding financial aid for college,  FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) is holding a series of virtual financial aid information sessions between September 15 and September 29 … read more and get meeting links.

Seniors ~ Scholarships Available
For the current list of scholarships available, log in to Naviance.  Scholarships are available for all seniors at this time! Email Mrs. Blodgett in the Guidance Office at if you need assistance.

Seniors! Check your email and fill out your Senior Survey! This survey is critical a critical first step in planning your future!


LA News Headlines


Lincoln Academy will begin fall orientation on August 31 and regular classes on September 14.

To see the complete schedule and the 2020 reopening plan, click here.

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