Residential Life Update – May 8, 2023

Residential Life Update – May 8, 2023

2023-05-08T15:38:03-04:00May 8, 2023|

Busy Month of May

We’ve all been enjoying beautiful May weather and looking forward to a sunny week ahead!  Last week students from the dorm visited a Straw’s Farm to see baby animals, brought out an inflatable pool to enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard, went shopping for prom attire, and survived an escape room challenge.  Our students are also very active in community activities and athletics this spring including sailing, softball, tennis, lacrosse, track, math team, and band.  

May is full of academic work and tests including the SAT, AP and NWEA exams (more details on these exams below).  There is a push to focus on coursework as we count down the days until the end of the trimester and graduation – just a few weeks away!  

Graduation is Friday, June 2.  You can view a full list of end-of-year events at the link below.  Please be in touch if you are making travel plans and have any questions: https://lincolnacademy.org/campus-and-community/graduation-events/

Sincerely,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students
Lincoln Academy

Jake Abbott

Monica Tan
Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 11: in the Dining Commons. Jazz Night and Dessert Auction. Auction starts at 5:30 PM; Concert starts at 6:00 PM.
  • Friday, May 12: 6 pm in the Courtyard. Ice Cream Social for incoming students in the Class of 2027 and their families. 8th graders are invited to join sophomores at their open turf event immediately after the Ice Cream Social.
  • Friday, May 12: 7:30 pm on Clark Field. Sophomore Class Open Turf. 
  • Saturday, May 13: 7:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle, Spring Choral Concert
  • Tuesday, May 16: 7:00 PM in the Poe Theater. Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 18-Saturday May 20:  MMEA All-State Band, Orchestra, and Choir Festival, UMaine-Orono
  • Saturday, May 20: 7 pm at Lakehurst. 2023 LA Prom. Tickets are now available. 
  • Monday, May 29: Memorial Day holiday. No School. Wind Ensemble and Concert Band march in the Memorial Day Parade
  • Tuesday, May 30: 3 pm in the Dining Commons. Senior Tea
  • Wednesday, May 31: 11:30 am-2 pm on the Track Field. Senior picnic & yearbook distribution
  • Wednesday, May 31: 6 pm at the Waltz Field Pavilion. Class Night
  • Thursday, June 1: 6 pm in the back parking lot: Baccalaureate March up Academy Hill. 7 pm at the Waltz Field Pavilion: Baccalaureate ceremony for the Class of 2023
  • Friday, June 2: 4 pm on Waltz Field. Graduation
  • Thursday, June 8: last day of classes for grades 9-11.

Spring Testing for Jrs & Sophomores

In accordance with Maine Department of Education policy, sophomores and juniors will begin state-required testing next week. Sophomore NWEA will be administered during study halls between May 1 and May 12. Most sophomores will miss two study halls during this testing window. 

Juniors will take a state science assessment on one of three testing days between May 15 and May 26. Juniors will be excused from other classes on these days.

Sophomore and junior parents should have received an email last week with more details.

Class of 2023 Future Plans Instagram

Want to see what’s ahead for our senior class? Follow the new Instagram account @LAGradPlans! The page is currently being updated. Want to submit your senior plans to be added to the page? Use the form at this link.

Fall Theater Update

Students interested in the Fall Musical should plan to attend one or both meetings on May 15.

  1. An informational meeting will be held during the FLB – all are welcome. 
  2. A meeting to review titles and suggestions AFTER school that day. 2:45 – 4:00 at the latest. 

All students are invited; meetings are in the Poe Theater, and auditions will be announced soon. 

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

ASVAB Test: Thursday, May 25th 11:30-2:30

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in and outside of the US military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.  It is a useful test for undecided students or students who want to explore multiple career options beyond high school that may or MAY NOT be related to entering the US Military. Your results will NOT be shared with US Military recruitment.  The ASVAB test will be a paper-based exam and will be administered at LA on Thursday, May 25th 11:30-2:30. Students who are interested in taking the exam should speak with their school counselor and must sign-up by 5/15. Priority will be given to seniors and juniors.

AP Exams
AP testing began this week and will continue over the next two weeks. AP Exam information is always available in the CAC office, and with AP teachers. Students should be checking with their AP teachers about AP Exam locations and times.  Testing locations will be on campus in Hall House, St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle, and at the Second Congregational Church at the bottom of Academy Hill Road.  It will be the student’s responsibility to arrive at least 20 minutes in advance of the exam starting time.  It will be the student’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to and from exams.  This may require parents, guardians, or friends providing rides to early morning exams and bringing students home from late afternoon exams.  There will be a bus available for students with exams that start at noon at St. Patrick’s Church.  Some exams can last up to four hours.  Bring pencils, black or blue pens, approved calculators, water, snacks and your AP ID number.  *If you have testing accommodations please check with your teacher or the CAC office, your exam may be in a different location than your other classmates.*

FRESHMEN:
Bath Tech is offering a FREE summer program for rising sophomores (current ninth graders) focusing on Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students can take part in their choice of programming including: Automotive, Culinary/Baking, Welding, Carpentry, Graphic Design, Electricity, and Cosmetology. Transportation can be provided, please inquire. CAC recommends that students with any interest in attending Voc in the future take advantage of this opportunity. Applications have been given to freshman advisors.

SENIORS:
Complete your Application for Graduation and Scholarship!  This form was shared with seniors through email and will serve as an application for free money through Lincoln Academy endowment funds; the details that students provide will help the Awards Committee see how they may qualify for a variety of awards whether they are going to college, trade school, military, or work. 

We are asking seniors to complete this form once they are confident about their post-graduation plans (i.e., know the college or trade school they plan to attend, know that they will be apprenticing or joining the workforce).  It is important that the information they provide is comprehensive and accurate. Please touch base with CAC if you have any questions or concerns.

Scholarships are updated regularly and posted in Naviance! Encourage your senior to check often. Additionally, the CAC office is running an FLB that meets weekly on Mondays to give seniors time to research and apply for scholarships. FLB’s have been shared with students, but feel free to speak with your senior about this option.

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

Summer Opportunities:
High school girls can experience a 3.5 day residential program to explore STEM careers at UMaine through Selfmade Engineering Leaders of the Future (SELF). More information and online application is available at www.umaine.edu/gem. Click here for more information!

University of New England Health Careers Exploration Camp: Click here for more information! This is a free health career explorations overnight camp for high school students to participate in hands-on activities to learn about various careers in health care. In addition, they learn about the college admissions process. The camp will take place June 24th – June 26th.  During the camp, students will participate in fun hands-on activities while learning about careers in: Dental Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Neuroscience, Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Treatment, Nursing, Occupation Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant. To submit an application, please fill out our online application at https://forms.gle/CkzWUUi77qQ9ghBc8

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2022/2023 Travel Dates:

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