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30 Lincoln Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 626-2483 Fax: (207) 626-2535
Principal:Heather Gauthier Secretary: Diane Cloutier
Lincoln Elementary School is a neighborhood school serving the population of southwestern Augusta. Lincoln is one of the newest schools in Augusta having opened in September of 1988.
Lincoln meets the varied needs of its students through a variety of programs. In addition to the fourteen regular classes there are: a gifted and talented program, a Title One program, a Project Pride program, a computer lab, a library/media center, a variety of special education programs and Art, French, Music and Physical Education programs. Lincoln's staff works hard to provide an academic program which challenges students to achieve to their highest potential.
Students will be participating in the new state standardized assessment system, MEAs (Maine Education Assessment) for Math and English/ Language Arts. This is a new system where students will be utilizing technology to participate in the assessment. The staff at Lincoln, and across the district, has been working diligently to prepare for what this form of testing will entail. We will begin with ELA the end of March with our students in grades 5 and 6. The following week, our students in grades 3 and 4 will take the ELA portion test. After April vacation, students will take the math portions of the test. The testing windows will be first thing in the morning. It will be important for students to have a good night’s rest, eat a good breakfast, and arrive to school on time. More information will be sent home to parents the closer we get to the actual testing date. Parents can visit the Maine Portal to see sample practice tests questions: http://me.portal.airast.org.
For the month of March, we had 88 students receive the Perfect Attendance recognition. Their names will be prominently placed on our attendance bulletin board as you walk into the school. For the month of March, our overall school attendance average was 93.22%! This is below our monthly goal of 94%. With the promise of spring, lets hope the cold and flu season will be behind us! Attending school regularly is important for students with establishing consistent routines and not getting behind with their schoolwork. We appreciate our parents’ efforts with getting their children to school and on time!
May/ June Upcoming Events
Teacher Appreciation Week~ 5/4/15- 5/8/15
MEA Math: Grades 3 & 4~ 5/5/15- 5/8/15
CPort Ceremony 1:30 p.m.~ 5/6/15
Music Concert Grades 5 & 6 6:30p.m.~ 5/7/15
MEA Science: Grade 5~ 5/12/15- 5/15/15
Early Release: Dismissal 11:45 a.m.~ 5/13/15
Kindergarten Screening: No School for Kindergarten ONLY~ 5/18/15 & 5/19/15
PTC Meeting 6:00 p.m.~ 5/19/15
Memorial Day: No School~ 5/25/15
Summer Slide Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00 p.m.~ 5/28/15
Field Day/ BBQ~ 6/12/15
6th Grade Celebration: 6:00-7:00 p.m.~ 6/12/15
Last Day~ 6/16/15
At Lincoln, we celebrate the diversity of all our students. Click on the link to see our Digital Portfolio.
Lincoln School NECAP Data
Our NECAP (New England Comprehensive Assessment Program) results for 2013/ 2014 are in. These are the state standardized assessments that students in grades 3-6 take yearly over math and reading. Students in 5th grade take a writing test in addition to the math and reading. We are proud to say that our students’ scores went up in both reading and math, which are looked at to determine Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Math 65% (up 8% points) and Reading 74% (up 7% points). Our writing scores dipped slightly, 51%, (down 6%). We are very proud of the work being accomplished at Lincoln! The professional development opportunities around math and writing have helped to sustain our growth. We will continue our focus in these areas and looking for interventions to support our students. Staff will also be looking closely at the released item questions to identify student misconceptions with specific skill areas to be addressed for the remainder of this year. Click here to check out our five year progress. Click here to see our AYP Report. Click here to see our NCLB Report.
Lincoln School Report Card
The Maine Department of Education released this year's letter grades to all Maine schools. We are proud to say that Lincoln's report card for this year is a B (280 points). We went up 13 points and a letter grade from our previous year score. We went up in all but one of the sub groups. The grade is based on our NECAP (New England Comprehensive Assessment Program) three-year average scores in reading and math, as well as our PAAP (Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio) results. The scores reflect the school’s overall students who met/exceeded proficiency, students who showed growth, and the growth of the students who scored in the bottom 25% from the previous year. Lincoln staff will continue its efforts with improving instruction in the areas of math, reading, and writing as well as providing our students with direct support to meet their academic needs. (2014 Report Card)