Residential Life Update – May 30, 2021

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We’ve had some rain for this Memorial Day Weekend here in Maine, but we’re not letting the wet weather keep us indoors! A small group of hardy Res Life students traveled by boat today to Monhegan Island 10 miles off the mainland to explore the beautiful and rugged coast. Other special holiday weekend activities include a traditional lobster roll picnic, and our final movie theater trip of the year. 

Everyone is anticipating celebrations for the Class of 2021 in the coming week.  As the calendar quickly moves towards graduation, students are cherishing their time with friends and finishing assignments.  Lots of events, performances, and fun happening on campus (more details below).  Campus feels very busy, but lots of memories are being made as we celebrate students’ academic and personal milestones heading into the summer months.  

Be well,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day, no school
  • Tuesday, June 1: Yearbooks available for pick up and purchase in the Student Union. More info below.
  • Tuesday, June 1: 3 pm on the Waltz Track Field. Senior Marching practice and Cookout. Yearbooks distributed to seniors.
  • Tuesday, June 1: 6 pm at the Pavilion. Class Night (open to spectators and live streamed)
  • Wednesday, June 2: Group 2 on campus, no BRCTC classes
  • Wednesday, June 2: NEW EVENT!! 1-4 pm at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro. Senior Field Day. More info below.
  • Thursday, June 3: 4 pm near the main entrance. Dedication of the Isabelle Manahan ’21 memorial stone. Open to the public.
  • Thursday, June 3: 4:45-5:45 pm in the Courtyard. Graduation Family Photos
  • Thursday, June 3: 6 pm Baccalaureate March Ceremony
  • Thursday, June 3: 7 pm at the Pavilion. Baccalaureate Ceremony (open to spectators and live streamed)
  • Friday, June 4: 4 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. LA Commencement.
  • Tuesday, June 8: 6:30 pm at the Pavilion. Forest Holbrook ’22 Piano Recital
  • Wednesday, June 9: Group 1 on campus, no BRCTC classes
  • 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.

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.

Graduation Updates

Seniors asked for a class field day, and thanks to the generosity of Kieve-Wavus Education Inc. and LA faculty and staff volunteers, this will happen on Wednesday, June 2 from 1-4 pm. Seniors are invited to the Camp Kieve waterfront to have some down time as a class. They will have access to swimming, canoes, and games.

Guidance Office News

Seniors:  Scholarships available below!

  • LCRC / Helen Weston Memorial – (Senior attending Lincoln County School) Postmarked by June 4, 2021
  • Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Training/Tool Grant  –  Open application deadline.  Apply now for your Fall 2021 program.

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:  Intro to Paying for College ~ Money + Higher Ed 101, FAME’s Webinar Series Senior year can be stressful! One of the best ways to reduct 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.

For more information on these courses, 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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