Residential Life Update – May 8, 2022

2022-05-08T17:59:38-04:00May 8, 2022|

Mothers Day

Today is a special holiday in the US to celebrate family, especially mothers, and I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the dorm families in the Res Life community who support our students while they are away from home.

Dorm parents take their role seriously, not just reminding students to clean before weekly room inspections (though some may argue that is their most “motherly” task in the dorm…), but also forming special bonds with the students on their wing – checking in about grades, providing comfort when a student is homesick, lending an ear in challenging situations, and celebrating accomplishments. Our dorm families provide care and comfort and the relationships students build with these trusted adults can be a foundation for future success after they leave high school. Thank you to our dorm families, I’m so grateful for your care and dedication to our students and the important role you play in our community.

COVID-19 Update: On Friday of last week the Maine CDC designated Lincoln County as an area with high levels of community transmission and COVID hospitalizations. While we do not currently have Covid in the dorm or high rates within school, the residential life community will be taking increased precautions as we are looking to be preventative as we approach the end of the school year. Clearly, our goal is to preserve participation in the end of year events and to accommodate undisrupted travel plans at the end of the school year. Starting this school week, residential students and staff will be asked to wear a mask while in school and on school transportation. We will continue to operate with a mask- free environment in the dormitory, unless we encounter a Covid positive situation. This is a change from our recent operations, but one that I think is appropriate for this group who all must travel on planes in the coming weeks.

In closing, this has been another busy week in Res Life with AP exams and students working to complete assignments before the end of the trimester. Spring sports are in full swing and many of our students are excited for Prom in just a few weeks time. Please take note of the end-of-year details below as well as the events schedule and be in touch with any questions.

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

  • Monday, May 2-May 13: AP Exams. See AP Calendar here.
  • May 4 – 18: Student Art Show Opens at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, Round Top Farm.
  • May 4-8: LA Robotics to World Championships in Dallas, TX
  • 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: Lincoln Academy Prom 7 pm in the Dining Commons. 
  • Saturday, May 28: Res Life Camping Trip!!
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day. No School
  • Tuesday, May 31: 3 pm in the Dining Commons. Senior Tea.
  • 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.

AP Exams May 3 – 13

Here’s what you need to know:

  • AP Students:  AP Exam Fees Due April 15th.
  • View AP Exam Schedule HERE
  • Contact Mr. Cordero with conflicting exam dates, absence(s) on exam days, &/or questions about fee reductions at cordero@lincolnacademy.org
  • Check with your AP Teachers about Exam locations and test day preparation

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:   Scholarship Season is Here!   
A partial list of state and local scholarships/awards currently available include the American Legion, Bristol Area Lions Club, Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, Heartwood Theater, Maine State Troopers-Women in Law Enforcement, Newcastle Historical Society, Nobleboro Historical Society, North Nobleboro Community Association, Ruffed Grouse Society-Maine Chapter, Town of Nobleboro-Frances & Heather Key Memorial, Town of Nobleboro-George F. Dow, UMaine Balanced Man, WBRC Centennial, and the Worthington Foundation-(2 year Community College only) scholarship. 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

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.

SOPHOMORES: PSAT10 Scores Available!
Those sophomores who took the optional PSAT10 on March 23rd were recently emailed directions as to how to check their scores. One thing to remember is that the PSAT is for practice. Colleges and universities do not see this information. The Class of 2024 will have the option to take the PSAT/NMSQT this coming fall as juniors, and then choose to register for the winter and/or spring SAT. And don’t forget, many schools have become testing optional post-pandemic. (Here is a list of testing optional schools in case you are curious.)

MaineHealth Virtual Career Sessions  ~  Wednesday, May 4th

Career Explorations Event, 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • Gain insight from Maine Health representatives and care team members.
  • Sessions include:
    • Nursing/Clinical Pathways
    • Allied Health: Imaging, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy
    • Business: IT, HR, Finance, Marketing
    • Behavioral Health: Nursing, Psych Tech, Behavioral Tech
    • Join one session or multiple sessions based on your interest.
  • Click HERE to RSVP bit.ly/37PMNXd.
  • Questions? Email workforcedevelopment@mainehealth.org.

Healthcare Career Info Session, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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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