Congratulations to the winners of the Endangered Species Poster Contest led by the NC Zoo! Division 1 winner: Joseph Mills in 1st place. Division 2 winners: Mollie Sullivan in 1st; Carrie Robson in 2nd; Jacob Mills in 3rd. Division 3 winners: Elsie Richter in 1st; Kendall Colwell in 2nd; and Evan Koontz in 3rd place. Thanks to all of our creative student participants! 
Jag Weekly
December 30, 2018
A Shared Vision for SA's Future
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

In the fall of 2018, Salisbury Academy kicked off a strategic planning process to determine our school's aspirations over the next five years. This fall, we have rolled up our sleeves and started work in earnest.

We appointed a Strategic Planning Committee whose focus is uncovering opportunities for SA and making recommendations. This group reflects the diversity of thought and experiences of alumni, faculty/staff, current/past parents, and trustees. The committee is listed below.

Vibrant independent schools are able to build on their program strengths and innovate in ways that keep education relevant and dynamic. As we continue to plan for our future, we need your feedback and input.
During the next few weeks, teams will form to tackle specific focus areas and follow-up surveys will be sent to parents.  
Because we want to keep all parents engaged, we are planning updates throughout the spring semester through dedicated emails, Lunch and Learn sessions, and updates to our website. 
We look forward to working with you on our shared vision for Salisbury Academy's future!

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

Staff Workday
Wed., January 2
No school for students

School Resumes
for Students and Staff
Thurs., January 3

Alumni Basketball Game
Thurs., January 3
following varsity games

Priority Enrollment Begins
Mon., January 14
SA's Strategic Planning Committee 2018-19

Traci Williams, Chair
Elizabeth Anderson
Robert Anderson
Paul Bardinas
Jennifer Burks

Heather Coulter
Beverly Fowler
Melody Lee
Ben Ott

Lizzy Roy
Greg Shields
Nichole Towns
Maria Vandergriff-Avery

Fourth Grade Travels to Ancient Africa
Fourth grade students recently made their final stop on a magic carpet ride through ancient and medieval Africa! Over the past several weeks, students have traveled through the Kush, Axum, Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires where they learned about the natural resources, time periods, geographic features, and religious beliefs of the different kingdoms. Students also explored the folklore of the different regions. 

As a colorful culmination of the unit, students donned their traditional African kentos and gris-gris medallions and simulated an Ancient African marketplace in the busy trading center of Timbuktu.

Middle School Matters
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." 
                        ~ Rainer Maria Rilke      

Join Us for the SA Alumni Basketball Game: Thursday, Jan. 3
SA families are encouraged to join us for 
SA's Annual Alumni Basketball Game on Thursday, January 3!
Join us for a fun annual tradition uniting current students and families with SA alumni and alumni parents! The varsity teams will be playing against Hickory Day School. The alumni game will follow and will feature quarters with alumni vs. alumni and alumni vs. current students. 
Varsity girls game begins at 4 p.m.
Varsity boys at 5 p.m.
Alumni game will directly follow at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Every Gift Counts: Parking Spot Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of the SA Annual Fund Parking Spot Raffle:

Diana and Dennis Davidson

Melissa and Josh Yost

Spring Enrichment Offerings: Spaces are filling quickly!
SA's Spring Enrichment Programs for 2019 kick off on January 22 and run through May 9. With both first-semester favorites and exciting new courses, there are course options for all grades and a variety of interests! 

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
This week's chapel will be held on Thursday, January 3rd and will feature  Rev. Danielle Denise of the NC Lutheran Synod  speaking on the monthly virtue of courage. 

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


  • The basketball games against Iredell Charter Academy that were canceled on December 12 have been rescheduled for January 8. The JV teams will play at Iredell Charter Academy, and the varsity teams will play at Salisbury Academy.
  • The Salisbury Academy Alumni Game will be this Thursday, January 3! Varsity games are at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. with the alumni game immediately following. 
  • There will be open gym from 5 to 8 p.m. for all Salisbury Academy basketball teams on Wednesday, January 2.

Monday, December 31 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 1 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 2 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, January 3
  • Cheerleaders will cheer for both games 4:00/5:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Hickory Day School 4:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Hickory Day School 5:00
  • Alumni Basketball Game 6:15
    • Information for Varsity Basketball Games
      • White Uniforms
      • Varsity boys should arrive by 4:15
Friday, January 4
  • JV Boys (White Team Game) VS Forsyth Country Day School 4:00
    • Information For JV Boys White Team Game
      • Athletes should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
      • Carpool
      • Blue Uniforms
      • Address: 5501 Shallowford Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023