Residential Life Update – October 10, 2021

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Giant Pumpkins and the Mid-Tri

This week giant pumpkins “rolled” into downtown Damariscotta and Newcastle in celebration of Pumpkinfest.  While we don’t expect the large crowds of previous year’s celebrations, there are still outdoor events and pumpkin-themed artwork on display.  Students are encouraged to explore downtown to see artists at work and their creations.  There will be a pumpkin scavenger hunt and prize to the student team with the most pumpkins photographed.  

October 7th was the mid-way point in the first trimester and parents will receive their student’s mid-trimester grade report this month.  These are not final grades, but a snapshot of academic performance so far this year.  Please be in touch with teachers, advisors, and Jose Cordero in the Career and Academic Counseling Office with any questions or concerns.  

In addition to Pumpkinfest celebrations, this weekend includes a day off for students on Friday for teacher workshops and the Indigenous People’s Day holiday on Monday.  The Residential Life Office is offering trips to the scenic seaside town of Rockland, ice skating, a Monhegan Island Trip, movies, and a ropes course challenge. It is a good time to relax, recharge, and be ready for the 2nd half of the trimester.


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

Jake Abbott

Highlight on Advisors

Building relationships is a big part of the high school experience and one important relationship for all of our students is their advisor. Each student has an advisor who continues to serve as the student’s advisor through graduation. The primary roles of an advisor are to be a regular point of contact for the student, to be a trusted adult who will check-in and nurture the student’s ability to self-advocate, and to monitor grades and attendance. Students meet with their advisors daily, and parents and students should expect that advisors will be well informed on their advisee’s progress in all areas of school life. Parents are therefore encouraged to contact their student’s advisor whenever they have questions or concerns regarding the student’s progress.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 11: No School. Indigenous People’s Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12: Flu vaccine clinic at LA. Info was emailed to parents last week. Click here to download the permission slip to sign and return.
  • Wednesday, October 13: PSAT at Lincoln Academy–optional for juniors
  • Friday, October 15: All State Jazz auditions
  • Wednesday, October 20: 2:30-6:30pm Parent-Teacher Conferences day 1. Sign up link coming next week.
  • Thursday, October 28: 3:30-6:30pm Parent-Teacher Conferences day 2. Sign up link coming next week.
  • Monday, November 1: Senior photos, baby photos, and quotes due to the Yearbook staff. Use this form to submit. More info is in the form.

Athletics Links

Athletics Calendar  

Calling Student Writers and Artists!

Skidompha Library is now accepting student submissions for EPOCH Magazine Volume 7!  EPOCH is looking for poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, photography, artwork, comics, drawing, and more.  Contact to submit your work for publication.  The deadline for submissions is  October 14.

Career and Academic Counseling Office

LA Senior Newsletter – Early Fall 2021

SENIORS:  Senior Meetings with School Counselors 
Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Blodgett are scheduling senior meetings with school counselors during study halls. Senior meetings are important as they help plan for life after high school whether it is college, the military, or employment. Seniors will receive an invitation to an IN PERSON meeting through their LA email. Seniors should check their LA email account often for their meeting invitation, and accept the invitation or decline if unable to attend. Thank you for your patience while CAC schedules senior meetings.

SENIORS:  Is your College Application Deadline November 1st or Sooner?
If you are applying to college Early Action or Early Decision with a November 1st or earlier deadline and you have not received a Senior Meeting invitation, please stop by the CAC office asap.

SENIORS:  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! 
For help filing the FAFSA, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is an excellent resource. Click on the links below for filing instructions and links, virtual help sessions, scheduling a one-on-one meeting with a FAME representative, and the link to FAME’s scholarship search site.

SENIORS:  Scholarships Available on Naviance!
All Senior scholarships are posted on Naviance, including the local Elks Lodge scholarships. For assistance with scholarships, please email Mrs. Blodgett in CAC at blodgett@lincolnacademy.orgTo access Naviance, go to and enter your PowerSchool username and password.

SENIORS:  SAT November 6th Test Held at Lincoln Academy

  • Registration Deadline: October 8, 2021
  • Click HERE to register
  • See your school counselor for help or questions.

MANY colleges and universities are test-optional this year Test-Optional Colleges/Universities and MANY of you will not need the SAT.  For seniors wanting to test, LA will be administering the SAT on Saturday, November 6th. This is not a make-up test from the spring SAT but is an optional exam that you will need to pay for. You can sign up for the SAT on There are a limited number of spots and October 8th is the registration deadline. If you are uncertain about testing, please check out the link above or contact your guidance counselor. Questions or concerns? Email Ms. Gleason at

SENIORS:  In Person NEACAC College Fair at UMaine Orono, October 6th and October 7th

JUNIORS:  Juniors Signed Up for the October 13th PSAT at Lincoln Academy
On Wednesday, October 13th, LA will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors already signed up for the practice test. The test is not mandatory and there is no make-up day for the PSAT. Juniors not taking the PSAT must attend their regular Wednesday classes. Junior’s testing must arrive by 7:45am with #2 pencils and a scientific calculator. Morning Bath Tech students taking the PSAT will miss their Bath Tech class. Dismissal from the test is expected around 11:30am, with lunch, and Period A4 to follow. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Gleason at

Student AP Exam Registration
Sign up for AP Exams will occur during the first trimester in each AP class.  AP Instructors will be sharing more details with students in the coming weeks.


  • 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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