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Resident Life Update – November 18, 2019

By |November 18, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Resident Life students hosted the 2nd Wing Dinner of the year on Sunday. This time the young men of Hall House worked together with their dormmates to plan, prepare, and serve a special meal for the community.  The menu represented the diverse tastes and backgrounds of our student cooks and the food was enjoyed by all!  Many of our students also recently volunteered to lead tours and give presentations to future LA students and their families as part of this year’s 8th Grade Family Night.  Thank you to everyone involved for making these events fun and successful for our whole community.

Trimester 1 Ends on November 22 and final grades will be available in PowerSchool  and sent via email to all Resident Life families in a PDF report card the week following Thanksgiving Vacation.  In addition to trimester grades, this report will include comments from dorm parents about your student’s experience living on campus as part of the Resident Life community.

Dorms will be Closed:  The dormitories will be closed for three school breaks in December, February, and April.  December Break is just one month away.  Will your student be traveling home, visiting friends, or taking part in a special program?  Please submit plans for the December, February and April Vacations through Boardingware as soon as possible.  We count on families to provide this information in a timely fasion so we can ensure all students have the support they need to get to their destinations.

  • December Break:  December 21 – January 5, 2020
  • February Break:  February 15 – February 23, 2020
  • April Break:  April 18 – April 26, 2020

No Plans? If your student does not already have travel plans for February and April Vacations, there is limited space at Vacation Camp with our Partner Kieve Wavus.  Register now: Lincoln Academy Vacation Programs

Thanksgiving Break:  There will be no classes November 25 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday, however the dorms will remain open and most residental students plan to remain on campus.   On Wednesday, November 27 students will be treated to a special holiday meal hosted at the beautiful Kieve Wavus Leadership Center on Damariscotta Lake.  On Thanksgiving Day, families in the local community have invited students to their homes for a traditional holiday celebration.  Please be on the lookout for more information on this event from your student.

Updated Student Health Insurance Brochure:

Important Links:

Student Handbook

Travel Dates for the 2019/2020 School Year

Academic Calendar



Resident Life Update – November 11, 2019

By |November 11, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Students are returning to classes Tuesday after a holiday weekend in honor of Veterans Day.  Activities over the extended weekend included an exciting game of Dorm Family Feud, swimming, and ice skating.  Our first snow flakes fell over the weekend and some students took advantage a shopping trip to Portland to purchase cozy winter clothes. Dorms will be Closed:  The dormitories will be closed for three school breaks in December, February, and April.  December Break is just one month away.  Will your student be traveling home, visiting friends, or taking part in a special program?  Please submit plans for [...]

Resident Life Update – November 3, 2019

By |November 3, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Stormy weather kept students inside the dorms on Halloween night, but they didn't hold back from silly games and room-to-room trick-or-treating.  After the storm, students ventured out for weekend activities including a trip to the historic seaside village of Bath, roller skating in Portland, and swimming at the Boothbay YMCA. December Vacation is just over a month away and the dorms will be CLOSED from December 21-January 5.  We are working hard to collect student travel plans and need your help. Will your student be traveling home, visiting friends, or taking part in a special program?  Please submit plans [...]

Resident Life Update – October 28, 2019

By |October 28, 2019|Categories: Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

This past weekend included our first wing dinner hosted by students who live in the Green Wing.  The eclectic menu of borscht, stir fry, New England clam chowder, rice joloff, and crepes reflects the creativity and diversity of our student hosts, who not only planned, prepared, and decorated for the special event, but also served their fellow students and staff.   Each dorm group will have an opportunity to prepare a special meal for the community this year. Four Resident Life students joined Jose Cordero on a tour of Rhode Island schools including Salve Regina University, Brown University, University of [...]

Resident Life Update – October 20, 2019

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Students challenged themselves at the Moneky C Monkey Do ropes course and zipline over the weekend.  This fun tradition is a group event for all residential students and we were treated to beautiful fall weather and a lot of student excitement this year.  Over the past weekend, Lincoln Academy also hosted a debate tournament and students got in the mood for the Haloween holiday with a spooky nighttime trail walk. Progress Reports and Eligibity Update: Mid-Trimester Progress Report Grades were posted in  PowerSchool on October 15. Students and families may view grades through the PowerSchool online learning management [...]

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Contact the Office of Resident Life:

Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students, Director of Residential Life—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Currently, as the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the schools residential population and the various departments that support it. Jake also supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees. Jake is also on the Board of Directors at Central Lincoln County YMCA.


Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879

(207) 563-3596 ext. 231
Sarah Kennedy : Vacation Programs Coordinator, Outreach and Administrative Assistant
Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and went on to study Spanish and International Relations at the University of Maine and University of Costa Rica.  She coordinated volunteer education programs and fundraising for a small non-profit organization in Nicaragua and then went on to join Sustainable Harvest International as the Director of Development and later transitioned to working as a program director specializing in outreach and service learning programs in Central America.  In 2012, Sarah took a position with AmeriCorps and Santa Clara University's Center of Sustainability to develop school garden and community nutrition programs in San Jose City Schools.

In 2013, Sarah’s family had the opportunity to return to Maine and was excited to become a part of Lincoln Academy’s new Residential Program. Sarah developed LA’s homestay program and loves welcoming students from around the globe to our community here in the Midcoast. Sarah works part-time as support staff in the Resident Life Office and is also a member of LA’s Website Team and Grant Team.  

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono

(207) 563-3596 ext. 223

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