Residential Life Update – September 5, 2021

2021-09-05T14:18:14-04:00September 5, 2021|

Orientation Week and Maine Fun

It’s wonderful to have new students arriving and there is much to celebrate together as we discover and rediscover the things that are so special about being a part of the LA community.  We now have 20 Residential Life students on campus from Maine and 12 countries around the globe.  It has been over a year since school was open with a traditional schedule and there have been many orientation activities to help everyone readjust to the routines of school life. Everyone is settling into dormitory rooms and classrooms, making new friends, and seems excited for the year ahead.  

It is a busy time of year for the Res Life Office, not just in helping everyone get moved in, but also in introducing students to the seasonal sights and activities for which Maine is known.  Last weekend we enjoyed a nearby hike by the coast, a trip to a famous Maine beach, lots of laughter, and “getting to know you” time.  This week’s focus has been on orientation activities and our Kickoff the School Year Weekend includes a trip to the Windsor Fair, ocean kayaking, a lobster boat tour, and a traditional Maine lobster bake at the scenic US landmark, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. 

This group of students is bonding well and it is truly a pleasure to have the dorms full of their laughter and energy after a quiet summer.  Thank you for your trust in LA and for making our school a special place.

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
  • Monday, September 13: after school (times TBA) Sports Team photos

Please note that in the fall of 2021 masks are required inside all Lincoln Academy buildings for all students, staff, and visitors.

Athletics Links

Oklahoma! coming to the LA stage this fall

Mr. Braley still needs to fill a few male parts. Please email him at braley@lincolnacademy.org if you are interested.

Focused Learning Block Activities begin Sept. 8

This year’s new A-day/B-Day schedule includes a Focused Learning Block on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Many clubs, as well as open music and art studios and subject-support study halls will happen during these blocks. Students will find out what blocks they are assigned this week, and will have the opportunity to sign up or switch FLB choices. Advisors will walk students through this process during their extra advisor time this week. The first day these activities will meet will be the Tuesday after Labor Day. Find out more about Focused Learning Block here.

Jazz Band and Orchestra

Lincoln Academy’s String Orchestra and Jazz Bands are for-credit classes that meet after school, and there is still time to enroll! Jazz Big Band and Jazz Ensemble Combos will begin rehearsals on on Thursday, Sept 9. String Orchestra students, please check email for start date. For more information about joining one of these after-school ensembles, please email Liz Matta at matta@lincolnacademy.org.

Career and Academic Counseling Office

Welcome to the Career and Academic Counseling Office!

You knew us previously as the Guidance Office, but from now on we are the Career and Academic Counseling Office. We’re excited to continue to work with our students and prepare them for the future!

  • Alicia Lemar: Students with the last name A-F
  • Jose Cordero: Students with the last name G-M and Residential Students
  • Eliza Gleason: Students with the last name N-Z

Introducing Alicia Lemar, LA’s New School Counselor

Ms. Lemar joins our office from Spruce Mountain High School. Alicia is deeply passionate about creating opportunities for education, resources, and advancement for all people and families.

SENIORS:  SAT October 2nd Test Held at Lincoln Academy

  • Register by Friday, September 3rd to avoid a late fee
  • Click HERE to register
  • See your school counselor for help or questions.

SENIORS: Virtual College Information Night, Tues., September 14th at 6:00pm

Lincoln Academy will host a virtual College Information Night on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6:00 pm. School Counselors will review the college search and application process. LA’s Career and Academic Counseling Office recommends all seniors planning to further their education beyond high school attend this meeting. Underclass students and their parents are also encouraged to attend.

SENIORS:  Virtual FAME Financial Aid Night, Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00pm

Lincoln Academy will host a virtual Financial Aid Night with FAME Maine on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6:00 pm.  A representative from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will explain the financial aid application process. This is an important night for parents/guardians whose students are considering college for the fall of 2022.  Although the session is designed for these families, anyone interested is cordially invited to attend.  For parents of younger students, this program may provide helpful information for future planning. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting October 1, 2021.  For what you will need to file the FAFSA, click on the link Online FAFSA Help: What You Need to File.

Focused Learning Block Offerings:

  • Career Exploration
  • College Essay Prep
  • College Application Prep

Links

  • Academic Information at MyLA, 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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