Residential Life Update – May 23, 2021

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I’m pleased this week to publicly welcome our two newest students, brothers Marc and Ralph Zoorob, from Lebanon.  There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for their study in the US following unrest and a terrible explosion in their home city of Beirut.  Marc and Ralph are a wonderful addition to the residential program and we are so pleased they are able to continue their education at LA.  Read more about their journey to Maine in this week’s Lincoln County News.

Focus this week in the Residential Life Office has been on preparations for the end of the year. We have an exciting schedule of events and celebrations for the Class of 2021 (see below). Students, please pay close attention to deadlines for final assignments in each of your courses as we quickly approach the final grading period of the year. 

Sincerely,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Tuesday, May 25: 6-7 pm. LA Bands and jazz bands perform in the Pavilion.
  • Wednesday, May 26: 8 am in the social studies and math wings, NWEA testing for juniors.
  • Wednesday, May 26: After NWEA testing on the Track Field. Junior Class Cookout!
  • Wednesday, May 26: 6:30-7:30 pm. Concert Choir and Lincolnaires perform in the Pavilion.
  • Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28: LA Theater Presents the One Act comedy Scapino! Performances at 7:00 and 8:00 pm in the Pavilion.
  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day, no school
  • Tuesday, June 1: Senior Cookout and Class Night
  • Thursday, June 4: Baccalaureate March and Ceremony
  • Friday, June 4: 4 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. LA Commencement at the Augusta Civic Center.
  • Wednesday, June 9: Second dose vaccination clinic at LA.
  • Thursday, June 10: Second dose vaccination clinic at LA.
  • Thursday, June 10: Last day of School for underclass students.

Link to LA Calendar of Events

Res Life Seniors

I20 and Visa Questions: Now is the time to be thinking about your travel documents and paperwork.  Please be in touch with Hilary Petersenif you have any questions about your I20 or student visa.

Checkout and Room Inspections:  Dorm rooms will be inspected before you depart campus.  Ensure that you leave your room as you found it at the start of the school year and report any issues to the Res Life office now.  Your student account will be charged for any damages.  

Student Accounts: Any balance in your emergency account will be refunded once you have completed end-of-year room inspections and returned school materials.  Please let the Office of Residential Life know where to send your balance.

Shipping and Storage:  If you plan to ship items home, packing and mailing options are available through Mail It 4 You located near campus in Newcastle.  For returning students, there is limited storage space for personal belongings on campus.  We encourage students to take care of their shipping and storage needs well in advance of their departure.  Shipping large boxes can be very expensive. Consolidate and pack carefully!

Celebrate the Class of 2021

Follow the @lincolnacademyclassof2021 in Instagram to see what seniors are planning for next year. Seniors! Fill out the “Future Plans Survey” to add your info to the feed.

Preforming Arts in the Pavilion

Public Performances! 

Tuesday, May 25, 6-7 pm: LA Bands and jazz bands perform

Wednesday, May 26, 6:30-7:30 pm: Concert Choir and Lincolnaires perform

Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28: LA Theater Presents the One Act comedy Scapino! Performances at 7:00 and 8:00 (two performances due to double casting)

  • Free to the public.
  • Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 
  • Watch for updates due to weather.
  • Rain dates for Chorus and Band are May 27 or May 28. 
  • Rain date for Drama is Saturday 29

Please plan to wear a mask when you cannot stay 6 feet from other spectators, and check the updated mask policy for more info.

Guidance Office News

Seniors:  New Scholarships are Posted! 

  • Masonic Lodge Alna-Anchor #43 – (Resident of Maine with masonic ties)   Due by May 28, 2021
  • LCRC / Helen Weston Memorial – (Senior attending Lincoln County School) Postmarked by June 4, 2021 Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Training/Tool Grant  –  Open deadline yet apply now for Fall 2021 program

Check the complete list of scholarships available often by logging into your Naviance account  student.naviance.com/lincolnacad and entering your PowerSchool username and password. For assistance with Naviance and scholarships, see Mrs. Blodgett in Guidance at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org.

SENIORS:  A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO COMPLETE THE LA 2021 Naviance Senior Survey!

On Naviance, there is a 5-minute senior survey about your plans for next year.  We want to hear from every senior on GAP Year plans, the college you will be attending, the military branch you are enlisting in, where you will be employed, job corps, etc.

If you are going on to college, the LA scholarship committee needs your information to determine which seniors are eligible for the various scholarships.

SENIORS & JUNIORS: UMaine & Maine’s Community Colleges offer Free Courses

  • The UMaine Early College Program allows students to take college courses while they are still in high school. Students can take these courses either tuition-free or at a reduced early college rate. Click on the Apply page or FAQs for more information. See your Guidance Counselor for more information and/or course suggestions.
  • Maine’s Community Colleges: Apply for a free college course through the community colleges. Students pay only for books and materials.  A summer college course may help you get a bit ahead for next year or catch-up in an area you missed.  Since most courses will be online, you will be able to fit this around your summer plans. See your Guidance Counselor for more information and/or course suggestions.

JUNIORS:  Meetings to Review Fall Schedule & Plan for Life after LA are Wrapping Up!
Mrs. Wills-Viega,  Mr. Cordero, and Ms. Gleason continue to meet with juniors about life after Lincoln Academy.  Each counselor is enjoying this time getting to know each student better.  Juniors, check your Lincoln Academy Gmail DAILY for a google meet invitation from your guidance counselor.  If you missed your meeting or have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at guidance@lincolnacademy.org.

JUNIORS:  Intro to Paying for College ~ Money + Higher Ed 101, FAME’s Webinar Series Senior year can be stressful! One of the best ways to reduce stress is by being prepared.  In this series of workshops, high school juniors will learn the ins and out of the financial aid process.  Sessions will provide tools that incorporate affordability into the college search, tips to maximize financial aid, and steps to jumpstart a successful scholarship search.  Sessions will include an informational segment with a chance to ask questions, followed by an optional interactive activity.

Ideally, juniors should attend all three sessions but attending just one or two is okay too!  For more information on each course, go to FAME Money + Higher Ed 101.

JUNIORS: Six Colleges Hosting Virtual Sessions on College Search Process and more

 (The Six Colleges are AmherstBowdoinCarletonPomonaSwarthmore, and Williams). The college search can be challenging for students and families. The Six Colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams put their own rivalries aside to host a series of virtual events for students and families.  Go to sixcolleges.org for more information including the college search process and other topics such as: Applying in the Time of Covid, Financial Aid and Affording College,  Campus Life and Building a Community, and International Student Sessions.

  • Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students, May 24th or May 26th at 8:00pm.  Students register here to attend this event.  If you missed the Junior Jumpstart event in April you can watch the video here.

Links

  • Lincoln Academy Learning Hub, with links to Canvas, PowerSchool, and everything else families need for learning at LA
  • LA Flickr site, which includes photos from orientation week. New images will be posted regularly

LA News Headlines

Back to School 2021

August 2: Registration portal opens
August 16: Preseason Sports begin
August 31: 9th grade parent orientation 6pm
September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation
September 2: All grades begin school
September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
September 8: Open House for parents

To see the complete schedule and the 2021 parent letter, click here.


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