Residential Life Update – September 12, 2022

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Residential Life Update – September 12, 2022

2022-09-12T21:07:33-04:00September 12, 2022|

Community Service and Learning about Lobster

We have now completed our first full week of school and students are settling into academic routines.  Homework has begun and the dorm is quiet for study hall as students dig into their assignments for the 1st trimester.

This weekend Residential Life proudly participated in a community service project with CHiP.  Our students built 34 insulating window inserts at Lincoln Academy’s ATEC facility which were donated to families in the extended community. These inserts are simple in design, but greatly reduce household fuel expenses.  Read More Here:  https://www.lincolnacademy.org/2022/09/la-student-volunteers-build-window-inserts-for-chip-community-cares-day/

We had to postpone our ocean kayaking and lobster boat trip last weekend due to heavy rain, but the weather cooperated on Sunday and our students got a hands-on introduction to Maine’s working waterfront.  Maine produces more than 100 million pounds of lobster annually and lobster fishing is the backbone of the economy of the Midcoast region.  Students visited the nearby fishing village of Bremen for a lobster boat and kayaking tour to learn more about this important industry and experience the fishery for themselves.

We are very proud of the hard work and energy demonstrated in the first few weeks of school.  We also recognize that after the initial thrill of the start of the school year it is not uncommon for students to miss family and even feel “homesick.” While it can be hard to hear your child express these feelings, it is also very normal.  Encourage your student to be in regular communication, be attentive to their emotions, and ask Ms. Tan and Mr. Abbott for some extra support from dorm parents if you are worried!  We are here to help and support!

We have begun to hear students talking about the need to buy tickets for the return from the 2-week holiday vacation in December/January.  Before making plans, please be sure to review our approved travel dates and print a copy for your reference: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2022_2023-Final-May-1.pdf

We are looking forward to some exciting events in the weeks ahead including LA’s Homecoming, which has the theme of 70’s Disco this year (think the United States in the 1970’s), Pumpkinfest, Halloween, and a white water rafting trip in October.  

Thank you for sharing your wonderful students with us!  As always, please be in touch with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students
Lincoln Academy

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Monica Tan
Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 13: 6:30 pm. Virtual College Info. Night. Link will be emailed to senior parents.
  • Wednesday, September 14: School Picture Day. All students and staff should plan to get their picture taken on this day. These photos are used for school IDs, yearbook, and PowerSchool, and it is essential to get them done early in the year.
  • Tuesday, September 20: 6:30 pm. FAME Virtual Financial Aid Night
  • Friday, September 23-Sunday September 25: 2022 Homecoming Weekend. More details about the Homecoming schedule coming soon!

2022/2023 Travel Dates: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2022_2023-Final-May-1.pdf

Links

Athletics

Fall sports have already begun! You can find more information about sports on the LA Athletics page on the website, where coaches’ contact information, the current practice schedule and game schedule are posted. 

Follow LA Athletics on Facebook for day to day updates on game scores, postponements, and cancellations.

Career and Academic Counseling

Add/Drop Class Process

The first two weeks of each trimester is the Academic class add/drop period.  

  • All students are asked to go to three of their originally scheduled classes in the class in question. 
  • Parent/guardian permission, as well as permission from that teacher to drop the class is needed. (this is typically done via email conversation for documentation with Academic Counselor)
  • Academic Counselors will then meet with students and make adjustments as needed to their schedules.

October 1 SAT

Students can still to register for the 10/1 SAT held at Lincoln Academy. There is a late fee of $30. Register through College Board today!

April, 2023 Trip to Spain

  • There will be a student meeting for those interested in going on the Spain Trip in April of 2023. All interested students should meet in room 304 (Ms. Bass) during Advisory on Tuesday Sept. 13th.
  • There will be a Parent Meeting about the Spain Trip 2023 on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 pm in room 304 of Hall House. Come one come all!!

Scavenger Hunt Results

  • Congratulations to Ms. Welch’s advisor group, won the 9th Grade scavenger hunt by answering all their questions before any other group. Ms. Sawyer and Ms. Phelps’ groups tied for second place. Prizes will be awarded this week!

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