Residential Life Update – October 4, 2021

2021-10-04T10:32:22-04:00October 4, 2021|

White Water and Academics

We are just returning from an amazing day on the Kennebec River!  19 students and three staff took part in a white water rafting adventure full of excitement, teamwork, and fresh air.   We had 3 guided rafts and everyone enjoyed the excitement of class 1-4 rapids and even some swimming in the river and cool freshwater pools.  What a perfect kick-off to the month of October here in Maine.  More photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWQhuEE

October 7th marks the halfway point in the first trimester of school.  Parents can follow along with their student’s academic progress using the online learning management system Canvas. Res Life staff do weekly grade checks for each student, prioritizing academic work as appropriate.  Our program includes an evening study hall each night before a school day. If a student falls behind academically, we add more study hall time and work closely with the student and their teachers to develop a plan for academic success. 

Please be on the lookout for your student’s mid-trimester grade report later this month.  We will also be sharing final trimester report cards three times each year.  If you have any specific questions about your child’s academic progress and future plans, please reach out to Career and Academic Counselor, Jose Cordero.  Jose works closely with Res Life to support students on course schedules, academic support, and college counseling.  Jose will also be offering several college trips this year.  

Sincerely,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 8: No School, Faculty Workshop Day
  • Monday, October 11: No School. Indigenous People’s Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12: Flu vaccine clinic at LA. Info was emailed to parents on Monday.
  • Wednesday, October 13: PSAT at Lincoln Academy–optional for juniors
  • Friday, October 15: All State Jazz auditions

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 epoch@skidompha.org to submit your work for publication.  The deadline for submissions is  October 14.

Career and Academic Counseling Office

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.  Our Career and Academic Counseling Office thanks the Class of 2022 for their patience while we schedule 135 senior meetings.

SENIORS:  Fill out the LA Class of 2022 Future Plans Survey

Check your LA email and fill out your Senior Survey! This survey is a critical first step in planning your future!  Thank you to 50% of the Class of 2022 for completing the survey!

SENIORS:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available October 1st! 

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 most recent Elks Lodge scholarships posted last week. For assistance with scholarships, please email Mrs. Blodgett in CAC at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org.  To access Naviance, go to student.naviance.com/lincolnacad and enter your PowerSchool username and password.  

JUNIORS:  Juniors Signed Up for the October 13th PSAT at Lincoln Academy

On Wednesday, October 13th, LA will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to interested juniors. Juniors thinking about attending a four-year college or university are advised to take the PSAT, but it is NOT mandatory. Through their advisors the past two weeks, Juniors signed up for the PSAT. Please ask your student about this test. If your student does not remember or is uncertain, email Ms. Gleason at gleason@lincolnacademy.org. Juniors not taking the PSAT must attend their regular Wednesday classes. There is no make-up day for the PSAT and juniors must arrive by 7:45am with dismissal around 11:30am.  

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.

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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