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Resident Life Update – October 7, 2019

By |October 7, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Autumn is especially beauitful here on the Maine coast – the air turns crisp, bright blue skies are reflected in the sea and the forests transform from lush summer green to orange, red and gold.  This past week Resident Life students have enjoyed seasonal activities including apple picking, baking, camp fires and a trip to visit Maine’s largest city, Portland.

This coming weekend is Pumpkinfest, an annual celebration that draws thousands of visitors to our town.  There is a pumpkin parade, giant decorated pumpkins are on display throughout the community and there is even a pumpkin boat regatta!  Our students will be taking part in the festivities and volunteering with children’s events.

Learn more about Pumpkinfest here:

College Visits: LA’s Guidance and Residential Life Offices are offering two college visits this month, including a day-trip to the University of Maine in Orono on October 11 and a multi-day trip to trip to tour Salve Regina University, Brown University, Providence College and University of Rhode Island on October 25 -27.  Space is limited, please sign-up in the Resident Life Office this week.

Grades:  Mid-Trimester Progress Reports will be processed on Oct 15th.  Please be in touch with your student about their academic goals and progress.  Our online student information system, PowerSchool and online learning management tool, Canvas will provide families with academic updates throughout the year.  Let us know if you need any assistance with your online registration.  More details and video tutorials here:

Thanksgiving Break:  There will be no classes November 25 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday, however the dorms will remain open.  Resident Life organizes special activities for students who remain on campus including a holiday dinner at Camp Kieve, an opportunity to enjoy Maine Thanksgiving traditions with a local host family, a College tour and quintessential Black Friday shopping trip.   If your student will be traveling for this school vacation, please submit their travel plans via Boardingware .  Contact the Resident Life Office with any questions.

Vacation Programs:  Lincoln Academy’s Dormitories will be closed for three school vacations this year:

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

There is limited space available for students to take part in vacation programs including a travel to France and Vacation Camps with our partner Kieve/Wavus.  Register now:  Lincoln Academy Vacation Programs

Important Links:

Student Handbook

Travel Dates for the 2019/2020 School Year

Academic Calendar


Resident Life Update – September 9, 2019

By |September 9, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Following the holiday weekend lobster bake and excursions, our focus this week has shifted to service and all residential students have taken part in one or more volunteer projects in support of local community organizations.  Projects included building insulating window inserts with Community Housing Improvement Project  (CHIP), trail work with on Monhegan Island, and maintenance work at an area elementary school playground.  Our students were generous with their time, learned new skills, and embraced working together.  This is a tremendous group of caring and compassionate young people and we are very proud of their efforts to get involved and [...]

Resident Life Update – September 2, 2019

By |September 2, 2019|Categories: News, Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Lincoln Academy's Resident Life Program has been celebrating the start of the school year and the long holiday weekend with a lobster bake at Maine's iconic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, a trip to the Windsor Agricultural Fair, and a look into the region's fishing and tourism industries with a lobster boat tour and kayak trip.  After the American Holiday of Labor Day on Monday, classes will begin in earnest.  The week ahead includes our annual service weekend filled with opportunities for students to give back to our school and grater community.   Fall College Visits:  LA's Guidance Office and the Office [...]

Resident Life Update – August 25, 2019

By |August 25, 2019|Categories: Resident Life Weekly, Residential Life|

Everyone at Lincoln Academy is excited for the start of the school year and it has been wonderful to welcome new and returning students to campus.  This year’s incoming Residential Student group is made up of scholars from New England and around the globe and includes our first students from Cambodia and Hungary.  Classes will begin on August 29th after the completion of orientation.  We have had perfect late summer weather and start of the year outings have included a mountain hike, shopping in Portland and a trip to Popham Beach State Park.  Resident Life students also worked together [...]

Resident Life Summer Update – August 3, 2019

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

Hello from Lincoln Academy!  We miss you!  There are only a few short weeks until the start of the school year and we hope you have had a relaxing, productive, and rewarding summer! Important Information for those of you Traveling Internationally: When returning to the United States, you should have the following documents ready at the Port of Entry: Your signed and up-to-date I-20 (make sure you and your parents sign the front page). Valid visa and passport Evidence of financial support from your parent or guardian (bank statements, certified letter from employer or certificate of deposit) I-901 SEVIS [...]

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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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