A long weekend of sun and fun!

The coast of Maine put on quite a show this past weekend, complete with fog, tropical rain, bright blue skies and crisp air.  The energy on campus was a mix between gatherings, outings, shopping and lots of rest. Many students opted for quiet mornings during the long weekend, desperate to catch up on some sleep and unwind.  Saturday morning found five of our students taking the SAT exams, a “multiple-choice, paper and pencil test, created and administered by the College Board.  The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.” (The Princeton Review)   In addition to the SAT, junior high schoolers had the opportunity to take the PSAT on Tuesday morning, an exam that prepares them for the SAT.   

Our community service commitments kept us busy during Pumpkinfest.  A total of 15 students provided support to the Pumpkinfest Kidzone, supervising local children as they played games and created fall crafts.  We are so grateful to our students for giving their time to participate in our local community events and represent Lincoln Academy with maturity and grace.  

Sunday afternoon provided the whole dorm community with adventure, teamwork and challenge.  Monkey C Monkey Do is a local attraction that boasts a ropes course and zip lines!  Working together and encouraging each other, our students and staff relished the opportunity to climb, take risks and challenge themselves.   It was a joyful experience, even for the most skeptical of our students.  We had full participation and plenty of photos to capture those grins!

The half-way point in the first trimester is Friday, October 13 and mid-trimester grade reports will be sent to families via email this month.  These midterm grade reports do not appear on final transcripts, but do provide a snapshot view of academic progress so far in the grading period.  We work with students to build good study habits and we encourage you to be in touch with questions or concerns.   

With warm greetings,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 16: District III auditions for band and choir.

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

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 jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.  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
    • wright@lincolnacademy.org

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: