Residential Life Update – May 29, 2022

2022-05-29T22:39:35-04:00May 29, 2022|

End-of-Year Events

We have officially made it to the final two weeks of the academic year.  Seniors have experienced their “last day of school” and their finals are out of the way.  Next week kicks off Senior Week and all the special celebratory things we do for them!  It is a special time with lots of fun to be had.  It is also a time full of emotions as we work through the process of saying goodbye and looking ahead to the future.  Underclassmen have this week to wrap up their classes and then finals the weekend after graduation.  It is all happening fast and before we know it, the summer holiday will be upon us.  

This weekend includes a holiday in the United States that celebrates Memorial Day.  We are remembering and honoring military servicemen and women who have served and fallen in protecting our nation – there will be a parade and a memorial service in downtown Newcastle on Monday.  This weekend is also a traditional kick-off to the unofficial start of summer.  The residential life program was busy with a full-dorm camping trip, ocean kayaking, a special trip to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, a traditional summer barbeque, and a Maine lobster bake!  Lots of good food, great experiences, and memories to last a lifetime!

Prom Photos, School Photos, and Res Life Photos can all be found on the LA Flickr page.  Stay tuned to see more of our end-of-year activities!

Running parallel to our celebratory weekend and closure to the school year is a new Covid-19 concern.  While the LA Prom was a wonderful event, it also became a covid spread event.  Over the course of this week, we found six residential students and a good number more in the day-student population to have been positive for Covid-19 who were moved into quarantine.  There are an additional ten students who we are monitoring and testing regularly to determine if spread has occurred.  The dormitory has returned to universal masking and we are being as diligent as possible to stop the spread as we move toward the end of the year.  While we are confident we have contained the spread, there is still the possibility that it could happen and students could miss out on the special end-of-year celebrations.  We are expecting strict adherence to our masking rules and our fingers are crossed that we have it contained.  With questions about this and any end-of-year travel complications that could arise, please be in direct communication with me via email or WhatsApp.

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

  • Senior Week Calendar at this Link — Includes Marching Practice Times
    • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day. No School. Bands will march in the Memorial Day parade.
    • Tuesday, May 31: 3 pm in the Dining Commons. Senior Tea.
    • Wednesday, June 1: Senior picnic on the Track Field. Senior yearbooks will be distributed!
    • Wednesday, June 1: 6:30 pm. Class Night
    • Thursday, June 2: Yearbooks will be available for grades 9-11 to pick up or purchase in the gym lobby concession
    • 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.
    • Monday, June 6: 2:45-4 pm in Poe Theater, Les Mis Auditions
    • Tuesday, June 7: 2:45-4 pm in Poe Theater, Les Mis Auditions
    • 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

    Wednesday is early release (1:55 pm) day. See the schedule for 2022 Graduation Week at this link. See a link to the LA Daily Announcements here.

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.  

Students from Spain Present at Bristol School

Four LA residential students from Spain presented at Bristol Consolidated School on Thursday, May 5 as part of Diversity Week.

Four Lincoln Academy residential students from Madrid gave a presentation about their home country to Bristol Consolidated School eighth graders last week as part of BCS Diversity Week.  Read more…

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:  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:   LOCAL Scholarships Available!!

A partial list of scholarships/awards available include the Alna Anchor #43 Masonic Lodge, Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, UMaine Balanced Man, and the Worthington Foundation Scholarship. (The deadline for Worthington 4-yr scholarships has been extended until all scholarships are filled or until the July 1 deadline, whichever comes first. The deadline for 2-yr scholarships is also July 1.)  Go to WorthingtonScholars for more information. 

Log on to Naviance with your PowerSchool Username and ID for national, state, and local scholarships. Email Ms. Blodgett at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with Naviance and scholarships. For Maine scholarship search sites, go to FAME-Maine Scholarship Search and the Maine Community Foundation

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

SOPHOMORES: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an excellent opportunity for rising juniors. To learn more about the summer leadership program sponsored by the Damariscotta/Newcastle Rotary, go to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Scholarships are available. Talk with your parents/guardians and see Ms. Gleason if you have any questions or interest in this program. 

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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