Residential Life Update – March 7, 2021

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Residential Life Update – March 7, 2021

2021-03-13T16:05:28-05:00March 7, 2021|

We’re quickly approaching the end of the second trimester on March 12th.  Students should make sure that all assignments are completed and be in touch with teachers if they have questions.  Grade reports will be sent to families before the end of the month.  

We’re excited to be able to welcome a change to our hybrid schedule starting in the 3rd Trimester with a shift from a 4-period day to a 7-period day.  This adjustment will allow for two weekly contacts with teachers and significantly increase students’ ability to receive academic support.  We appreciate the community’s support and input as we continue to find ways to make the best of a challenging year.

We are also very optimistic about a more typical season for performing arts and athletics programs this spring.  All students are encouraged to participate in athletic, artistic, and other extracurricular opportunities.  Baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, and tennis teams all plan to compete this spring and there are plans for outdoor concerts and theater.

As we get closer to spring and the start of the final trimester of the school year, graduation plans are underway.  End-of-year celebrations will likely be different than a typical year, but we intend to preserve as much tradition as possible.  Stay tuned for more details!

Best regards,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Friday, March 12: End of Trimester 2
  • Saturday, March 13: SATs at LA
  • Monday March 15: Teacher Workshop Day. No school for students (except for BRCTC students)
  • Tuesday, March 16: Trimester 3 begins.
  • April 17-25: April Vacation
  • Monday, April 26: Classes resume

Travel Dates

The Office of Residential Life will be asking students and families to verify end-of-year travel plans through our student management platform BoardingWare in the coming weeks.  Please review the following schedules and be in touch with any questions.

End of 2020/2021 School Year Approved Travel Dates:

Seniors Departing June 2021

  • Friday 6/4 evening, graduation is done at approximately 5 pm, so any flights should be scheduled late in the evening
  • Any time on Saturday 6/5
  • Day time on Sunday 6/6, but must be off campus by dinner

Underclassmen Departing June 2021

  • Thursday 6/10 after last academic commitment
  • Must be off campus by dinner on Friday 6/11

Spring SAT:  Still Time to Register!

Lincoln Academy is offering the Spring 2021 SAT test on May 8th this year.  Students must register by April 8th.  Sign up for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org, through the profile used when you logged in to check your 2020 PSAT scores.  If you have not taken the PSAT or created a college board account, you will need to do so first before registering to take the SAT.

Due to the limited number of seats available, If you are interested, you should sign up immediately and notify the Office of Residential Life of your plans right away.

Guidance Office News

SENIORS ~ Got College Acceptances?  Enlist in the Military? 
Seniors, you are an exceptional and resilient class and all of us in the Guidance Office are excited about your future.  Please email your Guidance Counselor, or abbotta@lincolnacademy.org when you receive an acceptance to a 2 or 4-year college, a certificate program, sign your enlistment contract with the US military to serve our country and other post-secondary education/training programs.

SENIORS:  Help Understanding Financial Aid Packages! 
Lincoln Academy is fortunate to, once again, have the volunteer services of a financial aid advisor from Bowdoin College to answer questions about financial aid packages from colleges.  For more information, or to arrange a meeting, please email the Guidance Office at guidance@lincolnacademy.org.

SENIORS:  ~  It’s Scholarship Season! Below is a partial list of scholarships available!   
Some of the state and local scholarships/awards currently available are the Elks Lodge #1008 Rockland, Gardiner Federal Credit Union, Maine Blue Collar, Maine State Grange Agriculture, Mainely Character, MES Foundation, Mitchell Scholarship, AlphaOne Powering Education, Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine/George V. Soule, Scottish Rite Masonry Veague & Abbott, Subway/MPA Student-Athlete, and the Town of Jefferson Scholarship/Merit Achievement Awards. To access these scholarships and others, login to Naviance using your PowerSchool Username and ID.  Click on Naviance & Scholarships ~ 2020-2021 for details on the scholarship search and application process using Naviance and helpful scholarship websites including FAME and the Maine Community Foundation. Please email Mrs. Blodgett in Guidance at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with Naviance and scholarships.

JUNIORS ONLY:  Meetings to Plan for Life After LA Begin this Month
Mrs. Wills-Viega,  Mr. Cordero, and Ms. Gleason will begin virtual meetings with juniors this month, individually, to discuss their post-high school plans.  Counselors can help students explore interests as they relate to these plans and can help students develop a list of colleges to consider, seeking employment, or joining the military.  Guidance Assistants Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Blodgett will be scheduling all the upcoming junior meetings.

JUNIORS: Register for the May 8th SAT at Lincoln Academy! 
Due to pandemic-related facility limits, LA will not be offering the Spring 2021 SAT School Day exam that had been required of all Juniors in past years.  Due to space limitations, Lincoln Academy will be administering the May 8th SAT for no more than 30 Lincoln Academy students only. The registration deadline for the May SAT is Thursday, April 8, 2021. You can sign up for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org, through the profile that you used when you logged in to check your 2020 PSAT scores.  If you have not taken the PSAT or created a college board account, you will need to do so first before registering to take the SAT.

You can prepare for the SAT using resources found at www.khanacademy.org/SAT. Currently, the majority of four-year colleges and universities in the United States are test-optional admissions. We are not positive how long this practice will last if at all. Therefore, if a junior wishes to demonstrate their skills on a standardized exam we recommend taking the exam. Please speak with your guidance counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

JUNIORS: UMaine “Consider Engineering” Summer Program now Accepting Applications! 
Consider Engineering is a challenging and rewarding four-day summer program for high school juniors to get a taste of college life and what it takes to be an engineer.  Be one of 108 students from Maine and around the U.S. invited to spend four days at the University of Maine participating in exciting engineering experiments, problem-solving challenges, and great networking with faculty, practicing engineers, and fellow campers—at no cost to you.  This program is offered three times in July to groups of 36 students who have completed their junior year of study, excel in math and science, and demonstrate communication and leadership skills. This free-of-charge educational and inspiring program is competitive, with only half the applicants gaining admission. Food and lodging is included.  Apply online at umaineppf.org/consider-engineering/.  All application materials must be received by April 15, 2021.

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Course Scheduling for 2021 – 2022
Scheduling for the next academic year has begun and students are choosing their courses wisely.  Please note, completed LA course registration forms require a parent’s signature and should be turned into their advisor by Friday, March 5th.  For course descriptions, click on this link.

GIRLS ONLY~FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Girls Who Code Summer Program!   
This 2-week virtual program teaches girls—trans and cis—and non-binary students the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. FREE TO APPLY, FREE TO ATTEND, AND STIPENDS FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS! For more information, visit the website girlswhocode. To apply for the Summer Immersion Program 2021, go to GIRLSWHOCODE.COM/SIPAPPLY.    The application closes Mid-March 2021.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS:  Big Future Days College Fair 
College Board is hosting BigFuture Days virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives. BigFuture Days will offer informational workshops, panel discussions, and interactive guided sessions on college planning topics. Sessions will run between 15–45 minutes in length. This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome as well as parents/guardians.

Attend the event to learn about the colleges and states included in that region.  Registration is for students only. Parents will receive separate log-in information when their child registers. Click HERE or on the individual links highlighted below to register for one or all of the virtual events.

Links

LA News Headlines

NOTICE:

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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