Residential Life Update – November 21, 2021

2021-11-21T19:34:59-05:00November 21, 2021|

Thanksgiving Break

Students have been working hard over the past few weeks to complete assignments and I want to congratulate everyone on their success.  Friday was the last day of the first trimester and finalized grade reports will be sent to families by email.  

This week is our first week-long vacation of the school year and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with special events throughout the break.  As part of giving thanks this week we are also working to give back to the greater community and students are assisting area non-profit organizations to package and deliver meals to households in need.  On Wednesday the Residential Life community will come together for a special holiday meal hosted at scenic Camp Kieve on Damariscotta Lake, and on Thursday all of our students on campus have been invited to join family holiday celebrations at homes throughout Lincoln County.  Lots of delicious food, community celebrations, and holiday traditions to enjoy!

We are moving into the cold part of the year and daylight hours have gotten shorter.  It’s a great time for cozy indoor activities, or to try a new winter sport.  Students will have opportunities to try skiing, ice skating, sledding, and even ice fishing in the weeks ahead and everyone should be sure that they have warm winter jackets, hats, and gloves to be ready for snow and winter temperatures.

Thank you for the continued support and goodwill as we thrive in Maine  We are grateful to have you as a part of our community and extended LA family.  


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

Jake Abbott

Approved Travel Dates:
Please note dates for all of our school vacations and approved travel dates for the school year.  Print a copy for your reference:

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, November 29: Return to school. Trimester 2 begins.
  • Tuesday, November 30: 3:45 pm in Poe Theater. Meeting for Winter Theater. More info below.
  • Sunday, December 5: Time TBA at the Damariscotta Baptist Church. Winter Pops! Part 1: Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and String Orchestra 
  • Tuesday, December 7: 9 am-12 in the gym. School picture retake day.
  • Sunday, December 12: 6:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Church. Sounds of the Season Choir Concert
  • Thursday, December 16: 7 pm in Poe Theater. Winter Pops! Part 2: Jazz Big Band and Combo Concert
  • Saturday, December 18-Sunday, January 2: Winter vacation
  • Monday, January 3: Teacher Workshop Day
  • Tuesday, January 4: Return to school.

Winter Theater Meeting

Students interested in play productions during the 2nd Trimester should attend a meeting after school on Tuesday, November 30 from 2:45 to 3:30. 

If you cannot make this meeting, be sure to sign up, in person, with Mr. Braley, by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Show titles will be chosen and auditions planned based on student interest and numbers. Come and join us!

Yearbook Orders

The 2022 yearbook is now on available for preorders! The yearbook is currently being designed by the LA students on the 2022 yearbook staff and will be ready for delivery in May.

Seniors do not need to purchase a yearbook, because every senior will get a book as part of a bundled senior fee that will also cover their cap and gown. More info on that coming soon!

  • Grades 9-11 are invited to purchase a yearbook at the Early Bird price of $45 (price will go to $50 on January 1).
  • Senior parents are invited to purchase a parent ad or message.
  • Local business owners are encouraged to purchase a business ad.

Yearbook and ad purchases can be made online using this link.

Athletics Links

Winter Sports Sign-ups have begun! Sign-up sheets are posted outside of Room #107 in the main building. An up-to-date physical is required to participate. (One completed after 11/1/19) Winter sports tryouts/practices begin on Monday, November 22.

Please email Mr. Anastasio with general questions at: or Mrs. Anastasio with paperwork questions at:

Career and Academic Counseling Office

LA Senior Newsletter Late Fall 2021


To all those seniors with November 1st and 15th deadlines, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You did it!! Don’t forget that December 1st is right around the corner. If you need any help with this deadline, please reach out to your school counselor or drop by CAC. Also – don’t forget to thank those teachers who spent a lot of time writing letters of recommendation for you.

SENIORS:  Come to CAC for Common App Help!

If you need help with the Common Application or any college application, come to the CAC Office. We have Common App samples that you can use as you work through your application, and school counselors are here to also look over your applications before you submit them. 

SENIORS:  Got College Acceptances, Enlist in the Military?

Email your School Counselor or when you have been accepted to colleges, certificate programs, or have enlisted in the military.

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!

Scholarships are posted on Naviance.  A partial list includes the Clyde Russell, Maine Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, US JCI Senate Foundation, and local Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary and Elks Lodge scholarships. Enter your PowerSchool username and password when logging into Naviance at  For assistance with scholarships, please see or email Mrs. Blodgett in CAC at

SENIORS:  To Report, or Not to Report Testing? That is the Question.

Choose your own adventure in reporting your SAT scores (or not). Here are the steps:

  • Go to the school’s admission website to find out if they are testing optional and if the major/program that you are applying for is testing optional. Sometimes schools are testing optional, but they will require tests for Nursing, Engineering, or another specific program. 
  • If your school is testing optional, talk with your counselor about your test scores and if it is in your best interest to submit your tests. This is a strategic move and we want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Univ of Maine, Bowdoin & Thomas College Host Panel Tues., November 30th @ 6:30pm

The University of Maine, Bowdoin College, and Thomas College are hosting an online panel for students to learn more about college options and opportunities in Maine. A representative from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will also present on affording a college education.  For more information, click on the link: Consider ME – A Virtual Panel With Three Maine Colleges.

Virtual NEACAC College Fair 

This college fair allows students and families to ask questions, uncover new college options through their search tool, and watch videos and download helpful materials.  No matter where students are in the college search process, there is more to learn about your options!

Trimester 1 Ends on November 19th

As you know, the end of the trimester and first grading period is November 19th. Students, please do what you can to finish the trimester strong and reach out to your School Counselor if you need help.


  • 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.

Lincoln Academy

81 Academy Hill
Newcastle, Maine 04553

CALL: (207) 563-3596
FAX: (207) 563-1067

Contact Us