Seasonal Changes Are All Around

Autumn brings cooler days, heavier coats, and lots of changes on campus.  As the days grow shorter and the sun sets earlier in the afternoon, we reflect on our first academic and athletic milestones.

At the Trimester midpoint, students and their teachers are marking progress by giving out mid-trimester grades.  This gives students important information about their studying habits, strengths and areas of improvement.  For Juniors (11th grade) and Seniors (12th grade), academic success (above an 80%) comes with privileges, such as early dismissal.  Here in ResLife, we encourage positive studying and organizational skills that promote successful learning.  We are proud of our students’ progress so far this year, and their resilience overcoming language and cultural barriers. 

The fall sports season is coming to an end, and many of our teams have experienced great success this season. Our two cross country runners performed admirably this year, and both the girls and the boys teams won competitions last weekend.  In soccer, our girl’s soccer player enjoyed her first experience on an American high school team.  The boys team is celebrating a successful season, and are looking ahead to championship playoffs.  

Fall weather is often accompanied by illness, and Lincoln Academy is working to mitigate infections in the Res Life community.  As agreed to, all ResLife students will receive an Influenza Vaccine on Tuesday October 24, here on campus.  We know that these inoculations not only reduce the number of flu cases each year, but also reduce the severity of symptoms. In this communal living environment, these measures are imperative in keeping students healthy and active. If you have questions, please reach out to us.  

We wish you well,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 18: 3:30-7 pm. Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up here.

Thursday, October 19: District IV auditions for Orchestra

Thursday, October 19: LAPA Meeting, 6 pm in the conference room (with a remote option via Google Meet) 

Wednesday, October 25: Picture retake day, 8-noon in the conference room

Thursday, October 26: 3:30-7 pm. Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up here.

Thursday, October 26-Saturday, November 4: The Crucible performances in Poe Theater. Tickets are now available through Heartwood Theater.

Friday, October 27: All State music auditions

Friday, November 3: 5-7 pm on the Turf Field. Open Turf for LA students. Concessions available. (No Trunk or Treat this year! Instead the Student Council will host Open Turf)

Saturday, November 4: 1-4 pm on the Turf Field. Corn Hole Tournament

Wednesday, November 8: 7:30 am in the LA Library. Books and Breakfast

Wednesday, November 8. 6:30 pm in the Dining Commons. 8th Grade and Prospective Student Family Night.

Friday, November 10: Veterans Day holiday. No school.

November 18-26: Thanksgiving vacation. No school.

In Service to Others

Wood Stacking

Dean of Students Jake Abbott and a team of 4 students (Tokyo (Thailand), Vitor (Brasil), Alison, and Trey (local students) stacked about 4 cords of wood.  The volunteer work took place at the CHiP wood processing lot at NC Hunt in Jefferson.  The group worked for two and a half hours and this wood will be donated to local families to assist in heating costs.  To complete the project, another afternoon will be planned to stack the rest of the wood, about 5 cords.  This event will happen on Saturday, September 30 at 8:00am.  The more volunteers we have, the faster it will go!  This is a great opportunity to serve the community, enrich relationships and get a bit of exercise!

Mr. Abbott is coordinating community service opportunities for LA students. He will be putting together a monthly update of these opportunities for students to take advantage of. Want to get involved, or have a service opportunity for students? Contact him at  The lastest edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

AP Exams and SAT Testing Schedule

AP exam fee collection has begun!

  • The $98 fee per exam is due Oct 2nd, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about payment please see Mr. Cordero. $35/exam fee reductions are also available – please contact Mr. Cordero for more information.
  • Payment options: Cash, Credit Card ($3 fee), or a Check made out to Lincoln Academy.
  • Please submit payment to:
    • Lori Wright, Lincoln Academy Business Office
    • Kiah Bayley Hall, 89 Academy Hill
    • Newcastle Maine 04553
    • 207.563.3596 ext. 2105

Approved Resident Student Travel Dates

air travel

All air travel must be via Portland International Jetport — Airport code:  PWM

All arriving students MUST e-mail a flight itinerary to Ms. Monica Tan, Director of Residential Life

November Vacation:  Dorms are OPEN and students may stay on campus. 

                                              Last Day of Class: Friday, November 17th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Saturday, November 18th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for RETURNING: Sunday, November 26th, 2023

                                              Classes resume on Monday, November 27th, 2023


December Vacation:   Dorms are CLOSED and students MAY NOT stay on campus. 

                                               Last Day of Class: Friday, December 15th, 2023

                                               Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Friday December 15, 2023 (after school)

                                                                                                                 OR Saturday, December 16, 2023 

                                               Approved  Date for RETURNING: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

                                               Classes resume on Tuesday,  January 2nd, 2024

If a student wishes to stay with a family during the December vacation, Lincoln Academy Residential Life will make every effort to find a host family but it is NOT Lincoln Academy’s responsibility to find host families for students wishing to stay in the area when the dorms are closed.  

If a student wishes to stay with a host family during vacation, the student’s family will be charged a daily fee of $65 per day per student by Lincoln Academy. A vacation homestay stipend will be paid to the vacation host family to defray the cost of food, transportation, and entertainment expenses. 

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 2024:

Class of 2025:

Class of 2026:

Class of 2027:

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year:

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