Residential Life Update – May 15, 2022

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Residential Life Update – May 15, 2022

2022-05-12T07:40:04-04:00May 15, 2022|

Inching Closer

With the end of AP Exams comes a sigh of relief.  Thank you to our students for working so diligently and taking these exams seriously as they complete many of their courses for the year.  

Prom:  Next weekend is our annual end-of-year Prom.  We have been taking trips to arrange suits and dresses, getting hair appointments, arranging for flowers, and making dinner reservations.  Prom in the US is a big deal and our students go all out!  We are excited to support the event and help make memories that will last a lifetime.  We will take lots of photos!  Parents, please know that with Prom season also comes a heightened awareness around celebrations and parties.  In an effort to ensure safety and good decision making, I take extra precautions in the final weekends of the school year.   Any pre-arranged standing permissions are no longer in effect and each event that a student asks to participate in will require direct communication from both residential student parents as well as hosting student parents.  Decisions will be made in the best interest of safety at all times.

Memorial Day Weekend: The last weekend before graduation is also a holiday weekend.  May 28 – May 31 is full of fun events including an oceanside camping trip, ocean kayaking, barbecues, and a lobster bake!  We will be sure to have a lot of fun.  This weekend also includes a community-sponsored spring event that members of the community have designed and sponsored.  After a lot of discussion, I have decided not to have residential students participate in this event.  This decision has been made in what I access as the best interest of safety of the student community.  As an alternative, I have planned a much-anticipated dorm camping trip with ocean kayaking.  We will have other fun events will be on the schedule and we are strongly encouraging all students to attend these special Residential Life activities.  If you have specific questions about this, kindly reach out directly to me.

Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to support this wonderful group of young adults on their journey through the 2021-2022 school year.  We have had so much fun and are building memories that will last a lifetime.

Sincerely,

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

  • Saturday, May 14: St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle. Spring Choral Concert. Live Stream link coming soon.
  • Wednesday, May 18: Peter J. Benner Job Fair in the LA gym. More info below.
  • Saturday, May 21: 7 pm in the Dining Commons and Courtyard. Lincoln Academy Prom. Tickets are nearly sold out! See Ms. Cheska for details.
  • Friday, May 27: Eagle Awards Assembly. Time TBA
  • Saturday, May 28: Res Life Camping Trip!!

Senior Week Calendar at this Link — Includes Marching Practice Times

  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day. No School
  • Tuesday, May 31: 3 pm in the Dining Commons. Senior Tea.
  • Wednesday, June 1: No BRCTC for juniors
  • Wednesday, June 1: Senior picnic on the Track Field
  • Wednesday, June 1: 6:30 pm. Class Night
  • Thursday, June 2: 6:30 pm, Senior Baccalaureate March. 7 pm, Baccalaureate Ceremony
  • Friday, June 3: 4 pm on the Stanley Waltz Track Field. Class of 2022 Commencement.
  • Wednesday, June 8: 12-1 pm at Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. BRCTC Step Up day
  • Thursday, June 9: Last day of school for grades 9-11

End of Year Details

Closing the dorm and moving students out is an active and complex process.  Along with departure dates (Seniors are expected to be out of the dorm by the end of the day on Saturday, June 5th, and underclassmen the following week, on Friday, June 10, 2022) we also include the process of packing and cleaning rooms, sorting items no longer wanted, supporting shipping of items that won’t fit in suitcases, and ensuring that records, medications, and other controlled items are accounted for.  Please work with your son/daughter to ensure that they understand the need to be organized and efficient as we start asking them to take on these tasks.  

For students returning to LA next year, we offer the service of summer storage of items on campus.  Things must be boxed and well labeled.  For anyone not returning, all personal belongings must be packed, disposed of, or shipped prior to leaving campus.  These steps and dates are important to adhere to and with any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.  We have already begun to accept Orah requests for end-of-year departure and the sooner those plans are confirmed, the easier it is for us to plan the details.  

Check out the LA Flickr Page

Recent photos of Silk Cove, Spring Athletics Events, Community Meeting, and classrooms are now available on the LA Flickr page.

Career and Academic Cousiling Office News

SENIORS: Please Complete the Graduation and Scholarship Application ASAP!

Seniors were sent the Graduation and Scholarship GoogleForm, which will help us know their plans post high school. If students are planning on attending any form of higher education or working in the trades, this form will serve as an application for free money through LA scholarships and grants. 

SENIORS:  Got College Acceptances, Enlist in the Military?

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

SENIORS:   Scholarships Available – Apply Now!  

A partial list of state and local scholarships/awards currently available include the Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, Ruffed Grouse Society-Maine Chapter, UMaine Balanced Man, WBRC Centennial, and the Worthington Foundation-(application deadline extended for 4-year colleges). Go to WorthingtonScholars for scholarship details.  

For Maine scholarship search sites, go to FAME-Maine Scholarship Search and the Maine Community Foundation. For the complete list of scholarships, log in to Naviance using your PowerSchool Username and ID. Email Ms. Blodgett at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with Naviance and scholarships. 

SENIORS and JUNIORS: FAME Offers Free Financial Aid Services

Seniors: Please be aware of the many financial services that FAME offers. 

Juniors: You can never start too early! Take a look at the virtual programming available through FAME

AP STUDENTS:  Arrival Time for AP Testing

Students taking AP Exams should arrive at the test location 30 minutes before the exam is scheduled to start. Click HERE for the AP Exam schedule. Email Mr. Cordero at cordero@lincolnacademy.org with questions about AP Exams.

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

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