Second grade students traveled back in time to the mid-1800s with a visit to the historic Setzer School this week! 
Jag Weekly
April 14, 2019
Reaccreditation Pre-visit and a Continual Path Toward Improvement
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents: 
As part of our SAIS reaccreditation process, Salisbury Academy hosted Dr. Jeff Mitchell, Head of School from Currey Ingram Academy, on Wednesday. The purpose of his visit was to introduce himself to our school as our accreditation chair and review the work that the school has done on our standards and indicators. 

Reaccreditation takes place every five years in independent schools and focuses on three key components: adherence to SAIS standards, a self-study which results in an improvement plan, and a review visit from peers. SAIS focuses on the continual path toward improvement that schools should exhibit. 
I am pleased to share with you that step one is complete and that our accreditation chair found us to be in compliance with all required standards and indicators.  Next steps for us include the work on our self-study. The school will focus on three areas for self-study:
  1. Financial sustainability and affordability
  2. Programmatic opportunities to enhance the student learning experience
  3. Learning support services
All of our school families will be part of this process next fall as we provide surveys, focus groups, and feedback sessions for each of these important areas. The school will welcome our team of peer visitors to campus November 10-12, 2019. I look forward to sharing with them the caring, innovative, forward-thinking model that Salisbury Academy provides every day to our students.
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

Fourth and fifth grade students enjoyed their first-ever "Camp Read S'more" with Mrs. McCall after school this week!

ERB Testing for Grades 3-5
April 15-18 (Mon-Thurs)

Good Friday/Easter 
Friday, Apr. 19 - Monday, Apr. 22
No school for students or staff

JK/K Spring Show
Congratulations to JK/K students and teachers and to Dr. Rob on a fantastic JK/K Spring Show! Students sang with confidence and energy in a patriotic and musical celebration of our country.

Salisbury Academy JK/K Spring Show 2019
Salisbury Academy JK/K Spring Show 2019

We Are Able Camp: SA Middle School students dream big with camp for children with special needs
From this week's Salisbury Post, by Andie Foley: 

Decked out in a green, frog-themed raincoat, 8-year-old Bradley Barlow entered the halls of Salisbury Academy last Friday clutching his mother's hand tightly.

Quiet and wide-eyed, he approached a waiting welcome desk just paces from entrance. And he was greeted with multiple smiles.

Those greeting him were students Lucy Heilig, Maggie Antosek, Elizabeth Applewhite, Emmaline Goodnight and Izzy Banish, the group responsible for the day's activity: "We Are Able," a day camp for area children with special needs.
As Bradley's mother, Crystal, released his hand to sign him in, Elizabeth leaned close and rattled off the waiting, fun-filled activities through the school's gymnasium, classrooms and halls. There was dancing and karaoke, bowling, cookie decorating, basketball, soccer, relay races, arts and crafts, storytelling and more.

The information was enough to erase any lingering apprehension in Bradley, and he was quickly off making the rounds. The first stop? Cookie decorating, of course.

According to middle school science teacher Shea Overcash, "We Are Able" was the culmination of a third-quarter project in Salisbury Academy's inaugural "Genius Hour" exploratory class. "Genius Hour" allows students to explore and create around their own passions.

"My hope was to inspire the middle schoolers to think big, dig deep within themselves, and help them feel like they could make a difference in the world," she said. "I told them although sometimes their ideas may feel small, they have a big place in this world and have the ability to make a powerful and positive impact on the world."

Middle School Matters
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." 
    ~William Shakespeare

Summer Camp at SA: Now enrolling!
Rising kindergarteners through rising fifth-graders currently enrolled at SA are invited to join us for a summer of fun!  Eight full weeks of experiential summer programming will be offered by the week for full and half days. Camp experiences will include Big Splash Fridays and Wednesday outings to both Muddy Sneakers expeditions and other exciting destinations. So much fun to be had! 

Learn more at 

JLT Fieldhouse Summer Camps

JLT is offering a 5% discount coupon code for anyone that signs up from SA. The coupon code is JAGS, is limited to the first 15 people that sign up, and expires on May 15.

Community Event: Girlology, April 28 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
Girlology is helping girls face puberty and growing up with knowledge and confidence, and they are helping parents start conversations that matter. Join Dr. Erin Grey for a parent-child puberty program where she will cover everything about puberty and staying healthy (and nothing more!). Learn more and register at 

Girlology with Dr. Erin Grey
Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1-3 p.m.
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
612 Mocksville Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144

*$50 per parent-child pair
*Pre-registration is required. Visit to register.

Lunch Menus
Habeeb Catering will provide hot lunches Monday through Thursday for JK/K students. Students in grades 1-8 will have lunch provided Monday through Friday.

Contact Nancy Gokey at Habeeb Catering at

Chapel This Week
There will be no chapel this week due to ERB testing. Our next chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, April 25 and will feature Mr. Robert Jones of the Rowan Public Library speaking on the virtue forgiveness.  

All families are welcome and encouraged to join us in the gym for chapel each Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.


  • Booster Club will meet on April 18 at 8:05 a.m.
    • Agenda items for Booster Club meeting:
      • Conference changes for the upcoming year
      • Soccer uniform purchases
      • Annual sports banquet on May 9

Monday, April 15
  • Track practice 3:15 - 4:15 (Pick-up at soccer field)
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:00 @ CCS
  • Girls Soccer Game @ Westchester Day School 3:30
    • Information for soccer game
      • Carpool
      • Address: 2045 Old Greensboro Rd. High Point, NC 27265
      • Athletes will be dismissed at 2:00
      • White Jerseys
Tuesday, April 16
  • Girls soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Tennis Match VS Concordia @ CCS 4:00
Wednesday, April 17
  • Tennis Match @ Sacred Heart @ Salisbury City Park 4:00
  • Track Meet @ West Rowan High School 4:00
Thursday, April 18 - No Athletics

Friday, April 19 - No School