Residential Life Update – December 12, 2022

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Residential Life Update – December 12, 2022

2022-12-11T15:32:03-05:00December 12, 2022|

Midyear Milestones

We are at the unofficial mid-point of the school year.  The push from the start of school to December vacation is one of the longest stretches of the academic year and our focus has been on building community, learning how to live and learn together, and sharing space.  This vacation provides a much-needed pause in the schedule to rest and visit with family.  We are so thankful for this opportunity and look forward to see everyone back in January for the second half of the year!

When we return, it will be just three weeks to the mid-point in the second trimester and grade reports will be sent to all families (this will mark the official mid-point of the school year).  As your son or daughter is home and on vacation, please take some time to review their academic progress and help them mentally prepare for the second half of the school year.

January will include lots of fun winter events: a hockey game, a basketball game, multiple ski trips, and more.  Please be sure that your student returns to campus with warm clothes including boots, a hat, gloves or mittens, and a winter jacket to enjoy the coming snow!

We are so thankful to our families.  Thank you for choosing LA, thank you for entrusting us with your precious children, and thank you for being a part of our school community!

Happy Holidays!

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, December 13: Girls Basketball Home opener, with apparel sales in the gym lobby. JV at 5 pm, Varsity at 6:30 pm.
  • Thursday, December 15: 7 pm in Poe Theater. Winter Jazz Concert. This will be live streamed on the LA Facebook page.
  • Friday, December 16: Ugly Sweater Day. Students and Faculty earn Faculty Shield Points by wearing ugly holiday sweaters
  • December 17-January 2: December Vacation
  • Tuesday, January 3: Classes resume (B day).

Vacation Plans

Mark your calendar for the upcoming school vacations in February and April when the dormitories will be closed.  The Washington, DC trip in April is now full, please let us know if you would like your student added to the waitlist for that program. There is still time to register for the Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus in February.

Theater News

Dance Workshops December 14

Michelle Bruckner will be giving free basic jazz, tap and ballet group sessions in the Poe on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday Dec. 14.  Sessions will begin right at 2:00 on those early release Wednesdays. All students are welcome, but should email Mr. Braley to be sure there is room to participate. Michelle is on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and has been working with Lincoln Academy students for several years, as their fall musical and summer camp choreographer. Come and give it a try!

Career Panels Coming Soon!

Weekly Career Panels will start in January! Panels will be held on Thursdays during FLB. Students will have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of people as they share their stories and talk about how they got where they are now. Stay tuned for more information. Reach out to dippolito@lincolnacademy.org for more information.

Yearbook Info

  • Grades 9-11 families: Buy a yearbook at this link. Early Bird sale ends December 31. Online purchases guarantee delivery of a yearbook when they arrive in May 2023. 
  • Senior families: Purchase a Parent or Business Ad. Use this link to make an ad purchase, and build your ad or ask the yearbook staff to build it for you. Parent and business ads are due January 31, 2023.
  • Senior photos, baby photos, and quotes are now OVERDUE. Please use the following forms to submit materials ASAP to help us meet our deadlines!

Connect with Other LA Parents

Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:

Class of 2023: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405116788368222

Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Career and Academic Counseling

SENIORS WHO APPLIED EARLY DECISION OR EARLY ACTION: 

  • Your school counselor submitted your first trimester grades last week. Please confirm that your applications are complete. Reach out to your School Counselor with any questions.
  • Please email the admission officer responsible for your geographic region (you can find this information on their website) with an update. Let your admission officer know that your school counselor has sent your first trimester grades and also give them an update of anything that may have changed since submitting your application (i.e. starting a new athletic season, auditioning for One Acts, winning an end of season award, an upcoming holiday performance, etc.). Ask your school counselor if you have questions or concerns.

Sophomores will be meeting individually with their school counselor over the next two weeks. We hope to reflect on the last year and continue planning for their future. It has been so nice getting to know them! 

Testing

Collegeboard will release the results for the October PSAT December 5th-6th. Please encourage your student to set up a College Board account or log into their account so they have access once scores are released. 

Over the past two years, many schools have gone testing optional and many have committed to a 5 or 3-year testing optional plan however, there are significant differences between the testing policies between schools. With that, we want to make sure our students have access to all options. Junior meetings will begin when we return from the holiday break and we will have an evening program including parents and guardians to further discuss the college process and application timeline. During this meeting we will discuss testing, but here is some useful information to know prior to this meeting:

This winter and spring, CollegeBoard will administer the SAT on 3/11/23, 5/6/23, and 6/3/23. To sign up for one of these tests you will need to log into CollegeBoard and select the date and location. (Lincoln Academy will administer the test in May.) You can talk with your school counselor about your testing plan, but we advise students to take the test twice with sufficient time in between each test to be able to receive the score back and to prepare. Each student’s testing plan is different and some may choose to take the test after the summer (8/26/23, 10/7/23). Again, please speak with your school counselor if there are questions or concerns.

Please remember that testing is only one piece of the application (and some students may not need any testing for their college process). The student’s transcript is the most important piece of any application. Your student’s junior year and their academic experience should be their first priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor.

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

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

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