Homecoming and a taste of Fall! 

We’ve had some wild weather this past week, complete with 90 degree temperatures and a hurricane!  By the time the storm called Lee passed us by, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm.  Although we were prepared with fully charged phones, flashlights and provisions, the Lincoln Academy campus sustained no damage, nor any power failures.  We weathered the storm with movies, snacks and, later in the day, a trip to the YMCA to work off that sugar.   The temperatures are feeling much more comfortable now, providing a bit of relief to us all.  Although our apple picking adventure was canceled due to rain, our fall activities will continue with this coming weekend’s Homecoming celebrations!

Homecoming is an American tradition that celebrates the history of a school or organization by welcoming back alumni to celebrate its traditions.  This week, we will mark homecoming with athletic and class competitions, 5K road race, a parade with our teams and musicians, a dance, and dress up days.   This year’s Homecoming theme is Pirates,  and students, staff and alumni will be coming together to show their Eagle Pride at events all week.  Check out this week’s fun on our Flickr page!  A full schedule of Homecoming events are on our website.   

Two field trips are happening this week in the midst of Homecoming. AP Environmental Science students will be at the Common Ground Fair on Friday.  Meanwhile, Integrated Science and  Honors Biology students will be at Reid State Park participating in Coastal Clean UpCoastweek is a national celebration of our coastal resources. In Maine, the annual Coastal Cleanup is the biggest volunteer event in the state.  Last year, 533 volunteers removed 2580 pounds of garbage from 56 miles of waterfront! These two trips address important academic goals, while also allowing 9th graders to engage in community service. 

Wishing you well and please be in touch with any questions or concerns.

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 18 – Sunday, September 24: Lincoln Academy Homecoming Week!
Sunday, October 1: Whitewater rafting trip with the Outing Club. More info below.
Friday, October 6: No School. Professional Development Day
Monday, October 9: No School. Indigenous People’s Day
Monday, October 16: District III auditions for band and choir.

In Service to Others

Dean of Students Jake 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 jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.

The first edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

Whitewater Rafting

Lincoln Academy is planning a white water rafting on the Kennebec River on Sunday, Oct 1st with North Country River Outfitters . We will leave LA at 6am and will return around 6pm. The cost of the trip is $100 per person which includes the trip, a wetsuit & boots, helmet, life jacket, lunch and tip for the raft guides. Students must be able to swim to go on this trip.

Attendance at two organizational meetings is mandatory in order to be able to go on the trip. See Mr. Manahan, Ms. Welch, or Mr. Abbott for more details.

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
    • wright@lincolnacademy.org

SAT: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 7:45 am, Lincoln Academy

Registration deadline for International Students: September 22, 203

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 mtan@lincolnacademy.org

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Class of 2027: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1241214307279176/

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year: