Residential Life Update – January 23, 2023

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Residential Life Update – January 23, 2023

2023-01-23T15:42:10-05:00January 23, 2023|

Snow!

Winter has come slowly here in Maine with warmer than usual temperatures and lots of rain to start the season, but snow has finally arrived with 8 inches predicted for today, a true “snow day.”  A snow day is when the roads are deemed unsafe for local travel and classes are canceled to keep everyone home and safe.  In the dorm this is particularly fun as it creates a full day off with friends and freshly fallen snow.  We are in the middle of a 1, 2, 3 punch of winter storms.  This snow certainly increases the feeling of winter and makes for some big fun as students get to ride in sleds down hills, learn to ski, and explore some of Maine’s best ski destinations.

Over the weekend, in addition to enjoying the fresh snow, we celebrated Lunar New Year with cooking, sharing traditions, and fireworks!  Some students also attended a Maine Celtics Basketball game.  

Travel plans for February Break are now due!  Please be sure your student has entered their travel plans for February Break in Orah.   You may also now submit travel plans for April Vacation.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

As a reminder, the Approved Travel Dates for 2022/23 and 2023/24 are linked below:

Sincerely,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students
Lincoln Academy

Jake Abbott

Monica Tan
Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, January 24: 6:30pm via Google Meet. “Sophomore Year and Beyond.” School counselors will present on the importance of sophomore year and how to make the most of it. More information and the link will be provided as the date approaches.
  • Friday, January 27-Saturday January 26: District 3 Honors Music Festival at Mt. Ararat High School.
  • Sunday, January 29: Group ski trip to Sugarloaf.
  • Monday, February 13-Friday, February 17: Winter Carnival!
  • Saturday, February 18-Sunday February 26: February Vacation
  • February 18-21: Quebec Trip
  • Monday, February 27: School resumes. “A” Day
  • Friday, March 10: Last Day of Trimester 2
  • Friday, March 10-Saturday, March 11: One Act at Regionals
  • Monday, March 13: Professional Development Day–NO SCHOOL

Calendar Links:

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.

Athletics

Click on this link to see an updated Gym Practice Schedule. Want to catch a game, meet, or match? Check the Athletics Calendar!

LA Career Exploration Series

Lincoln Academy’s Career Exploration series began with a great presentation and a terrific turnout! This Thursday, January 19 the theme will be Careers in Law with attorneys Peter Drum ’92 P’26 and Meeghan Burbank P’23

  • January 26:  Adam Jeffers and Kate Mess about their experiences as freelance graphic designers.
  • February 2: Heating Systems and other trades with Bill Morgner and Joseph Giberson ’20 of Midcoast Energy Systems.
  • February 9: Careers in music and Sound Design with Round-Pond based audio engineer Charles Van Kirk
  • March 2: Acting with Anna Belnap ’90 P’25

To sign up for a session, students ask advisors to enroll them in the Thursday ‘Career Panel’ FLB.

The Career Exploration sessions offer opportunities for students to have a casual conversation with professionals in specific fields. Learn how they got started and what their day-to-day work life involves. Students in all grades are welcome.

Yearbook Info

Yearbook Ad deadline is January 31!

Don’t miss out on the chance or your family or business to have a place in Lincoln Academy history by advertising in the 2023 Lincolnian Yearbook!

  • 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.
  • Grades 9-11 families: Buy a yearbook at this link. Online purchases guarantee delivery of a yearbook when they arrive in May 2023.

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

SOPHOMORES:

The CAC Office invites sophomores and their parents to our virtual presentation of “Sophomore Year and Beyond” on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm. As we reach the halfway point of the school year, counselors will present on the importance of sophomore year and how to make the most of it.

  • GoogleMeet Link
  • Join by phone
  • ‪(US) +1 515-318-5175‬ PIN: ‪734 357 595‬#

Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (BRCTC) faculty will be visiting with sophomores during the day at LA on Friday, January 27th to share more about their programming, and applications will be available after this date. On Thursday, February 9 BRCTC will be hosting a prospective student open house 5:30pm-6:30pm.

JUNIORS:

The CAC Office invites you to our virtual College Information Night on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, at 6:30pm. Details of the college search, admissions, and the college application process will be reviewed. Juniors who plan to continue their education at any level beyond high school should attend this meeting. After this virtual event, school counselors will be meeting with juniors individually to discuss life after LA plans. If the student’s plan includes college, counselors are happy to work on college lists in preparation for any February or April vacation college visits.

  • GoogleMeet Link
  • Join by phone
  • ‪(US) +1 720-593-3658‬ PIN: ‪828 132 083‬#

SENIORS:

Scholarships are updated regularly and posted in Naviance! Encourage your senior to check often.

Please continue to check your online portals at the colleges and universities where you applied. If materials are missing, we have electronic receipts for all submitted materials from LA and can help. We can absolutely take care of this now versus March.

Peer Tutors

If your student is interested in becoming a Peer Tutor, please email Ms. Alicia Lemar in the CAC office at Lemar@lincolnacademy.org. This will happen during FLB and only in subjects students choose. Sign up now to join this exciting program!

In turn, if your student would benefit from the help of a peer tutor, please reach out to Ms. Alicia Lemar at: lemar@lincolnacademy.org

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2022/2023 Travel Dates:

https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/4.-Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2022_2023-Final-May-1.pdf

2023/2024 Travel Dates for NEXT school year:

https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-23_24.pdf

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