Happy Easter!

After another stormy weekend, including another extended power outage, things are back to normal and the week has been busy.  Academic, athletic and arts activities are keeping everyone very active- we look forward to getting outside for more hikes.  Congratulations to Mariana and the LA One Act cast, who won several awards at this week’s State One Act Festival.  

Spring Sports:

Tryouts and practices are underway.  The snow and ice have finally melted off of the turf and tennis courts, allowing student athletes to practice outside.  While the mornings are still cool, we are enjoying a slight warming of afternoon temperatures.  The girls lacrosse team will kick off the season with a game on Saturday morning – good luck to Coco, Flora, Emma, and Maria!

A Change in Focus: Managing Stress and Anticipating the End of Year

As April unfolds, it brings with it a flurry of activity for our students. For many, it marks a critical juncture as they prepare for SAT and AP exams. This period can elicit stress and anxiety as students strive to perform their best. However, amidst the pressure, we’re here to offer support and guidance to help them navigate through these challenges.  We are committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes well-being and academic success.

As we approach the end of the school year, feelings of finality and closure inevitably emerge. For our seniors, this period carries additional weight as they grapple with significant decisions regarding their future paths. Whether it’s selecting colleges or finalizing plans to return home, our seniors are embarking on a journey filled with excitement and uncertainty.  For everyone in our dorm community, inevitable goodbyes are looming, as only a small fraction of our students are returning next school year. 

In the midst of this bustling and emotional period, we urge parents to check in with their students frequently. Your support and encouragement play a pivotal role in helping them navigate through this transitional phase. Please let us know if we can help in any way, or if you feel that your child is experiencing unmanaged stress. 

Parents of Seniors: 

For parents of ResLife Seniors, please begin submitting your plans for the end of the year.  Details about Senior Week celebrations can be found in this past newsletter.  To ensure that you have all necessary travel documentation and visa requirements in order,  please use this form to submit your travel arrangements.  This will be gathered by the admissions office, who can provide you with a Visa Invitation Letter.  

We would like to extend our sincerest wishes for a joyous and peaceful Easter holiday to all who celebrate.  Be well and take care,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 29: Spring Egg Hunt. More info below

Friday, March 29: Student Body President Speeches in Community Meeting

Wednesday April 3: 3rd Annual Peter J. Benner ’92 Job Fair

April 3-8: EdLab trip to Puerto Rico

Monday, April 8: All sports practices canceled due to the eclipse

Monday, April 8: 2:45-4 on the hill in front of the Dining Commons. Eclipse watching party

Monday, April 8: 6 pm in Room 116. LA Booster Meeting. All welcome.

April 13-21: No School. April Vacation

Sunday, April 28: 6 pm at Damariscotta Baptist Church. Spring Band Concert

Thursday, May 2: 5-7 pm at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. Annual Student Art Show

Sunday, May 5: Spring Choir Concert

Saturday, May 4: SAT at LA

May 6-17: AP Exams. See the College Board’s AP Schedule.

May 16-18: All State Music Festival

Tuesday, May 21: 7 pm in Poe Theater. Orchestra Concert.

Friday, May 24: 5-6 pm in the Courtyard. 8th Grade Ice Cream Social

Monday, May 27: No School. Memorial Day. Band plays in Memorial Day parade

Saturday, June 1: 7-10 pm at Lakehurst. LA 2024 Prom

Tuesday, June 4: 3-4 pm in the Alumni Dining Commons. Senior Tea

Wednesday, June 5: 6-8 pm on the Upper Field. Class Night 

Thursday, June 6: 6 pm beginning downtown. Baccalaureate March. 7 pm on the Upper Field. Baccalaureate Ceremony.

Friday June 7. No school. Graduation.

Thursday, June 13. Last day of classes for grades 9-11.

Friday, June 14. Faculty and staff Professional Development Day

Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day: School is dismissed at 2 pm and buses depart at 2:10.

Senior Week 2024

Senior Week Tea

SAT/ TOEFL and AP Testing Information

SAT: SaturdayMay 4, 2024 at  Lincoln Academy

Registration deadline for Students:  April 23, 2024

Register for SAT exams  Here

Link to the College Board Website for SAT Information: https://www.collegeboard.org/

AP Exams:  May 6–10 and May 13–17, 2024.

Exams occur in-school.  A link to the exam schedule can be found here.
Exams fees are $98 each.  Registration for exams and payments occur in the fall of each new school year.
Payments can by credit or debit card ($3 service charge per test will be applied), please contact Lori Wright in our Business Office via email. Checks can be made out to Lincoln Academy. Please make sure the student’s name is written on the check. Send checks to: Lincoln Academy, ATTN: Lori Wright 81 Academy Hill Newcastle, ME 04553.

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

Travel Dates

Traveling on Approved Travel Dates

Lincoln Academy only provides transportation to and from Portland at no cost when students travel on approved travel dates.  Transportation is to the Portland International Jetport (PWM) or the Concord Coach Bus Station.  Lincoln Academy may provide transportation to or from Boston (BOS) airport for a fee.

Whenever possible, Lincoln Academy will provide transportation for students who are traveling on non-approved travel dates.  Transportation on non-approved travel dates incurs a fee.  Students and families may also arrange for transportation from Lincoln Academy on the Concord Coach Bus line or with a local taxi. These services are likely to be very expensive. Transportation on non-approved travel dates must be approved by the Director of Resident Life at least 48 hours before the student leaves campus. 

Transportation Fee Schedule

  • Student transportation to Portland on approved travel dates: NO CHARGE
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $125 one-way (6 am – 9 pm) 
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $175 one-way (9 pm – 6 am) 
  • Student transportation to Boston:  $500 one-way 

Families and students are always urged to plan well ahead. In an emergency, Lincoln Academy will make every effort to accommodate a student’s needs.  Students and families are expected to provide copies of all travel plans and flight itineraries to the Office of Residence Life at least two weeks prior to travel.

End of year travel dates

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:

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