SA Spirit Week brought out the school pride and the silly, colorful, and sporty sides of SA's students, faculty, and staff! Friday's pep rally was an exciting end to the week of fun, uniting us all in Jaguar enthusiasm! 
Jag Weekly
February 3, 2019
Celebrating the Jaguar Spirit:
A very happy Spirit Week at SA
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

The Jaguars gave it their all in a joyful showing of creativity and SA pride for this week's SA Spirit Week! From breaking out our silly sides on Wacky Tacky Day to the hilarious hats, socks, and PJ outfits worn by students and staff, this week has been full of laughter and community fun. 

As a culminating moment of Jaguar pride this week, the school community came together to celebrate our winter athletes at Friday afternoon's pep rally. Lower school students held up signs in support of their eighth grade buddies as the entire school erupted in cheers for all of the sports teams. 

This week and every week at SA, the community connectedness and Jaguar spirit shines in all that we do! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

SA Book Fair
Feb. 8 - 14
7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Staff Work Day
Friday, Feb. 15
No school for students

Presidents Day Holiday
Monday, Feb. 18
No school for students or staff

Finding and Developing Passions in SA Spring Enrichment Programs
How do we communicate non-verbally and read non-verbal cues? What does it take to build and program a robot that can move on command and perform various tasks? And how will SA's youngest learners choose to express themselves theatrically after a semester of instruction in song, dance, and performance?  These questions and more will be answered over the course of the coming months through SA's spring semester enrichment after-school courses: Sign Language, BrickEd Lego Robotics, and Little Performers. 

Salisbury Academy's enrichment programming provides choice-based offerings for students as they explore topics and areas of interest that complement their school-day educational experiences. Through enrichment programming at Salisbury Academy, students are invited to delve deeper into their curiosities about the arts, technology, wellness, and more! 
To learn more about this semester's enrichment opportunities, contact  Mrs. Melody Lee  

Middle School Matters
"Look at flowers, butterflies, trees, and children with the eyes of compassion. Compassion will change your life and make it wonderful." 
                     ~Thich Nhat Hanh
The Tablecloth Trick: 
Can it be done? Yes, it can! 

Eighth grade students enjoyed a visit from the Catawba Science Center as they put to test Newton's Laws of Motion in a special program on force and motion. Students explored inertia, air resistance, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy. As one of several demonstrations, eighth-grader Jaiden overcame friction, inertia, and static electricity to successfully pull a tablecloth out from under a full place setting! The tablecloth trick demonstrates Newton's First Law of Motion.

SA Summer Camp: Now enrolling!

Enrollment for SA Summer Camp is open!

Learn more and register by visiting 

SA Student Art on Display at Waterworks and the Rowan Public Library
It's time for our annual student artwork showcase at Waterworks Gallery! SA families are invited to stop by Waterworks from February 13 to March 2 to view student work from all Rowan County Independent Schools and homeschools. A reception for students and their families will be Thursday, February 21st, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the gallery.  
The following students will have artwork at Waterworks this year:
Kindergarten - Vivian Brincefield, Sophie Johnson, James Stephenson
1st - Dylan Anderson, Stuart Menees
2nd - Elle Blankenship, Emmaline Meyers
3rd - Fletcher Busby, Anna Kate Goodman, Jillian Towns
4th - Blake Cordasci, AJ Jarrell, Emma Ott
5th - Mary Grace Antosek, Sam Goodman, Virginia Walser
6th - Noah Bardinas, Peyton Hollar
7th - Kari Downs, Lucy Heilig, Reid Hlavacek
8th - Miles Abramson, Elsie Richter, Ann Hunter Robertson
Additionally, we have another opportunity to showcase student artwork at the Rowan Public Library for the entire month of February!  Both 7th and 3rd grade classes will be on display beginning this Friday (2/1) in the children's area of the library.  These classes worked hard on creating heart images inspired by the artist Peter Max.

Bloom Save the Date: March 30

SA Parents: Look for your formal Bloom in Wonder invitation to come!  Please contact SA's Development Office to learn more about becoming a host for this year's Bloom gala. 

SA Book Fair, Feb. 8-14

The SA Book Fair begins this week! 

The Book Fair will run from Friday, Feb. 8 through Thursday, Feb. 14 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. each day.

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 feature Brian Farmer of First Baptist Church of Salisbury  speaking on the monthly virtue of loyalty. Prior to that, JK/K parents are invited to join us for the Pastries with Parents event at 8:15 a.m. (please R.S.V.P. with your child's classroom teacher).

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

  • There will be a required spring sports parents meeting on Wednesday February 20 at 6:00 in the gym.

Monday, February 4
  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 3:30 - 4:45
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (Blue Team) 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 7:00 - 8:30

Tuesday, February 5
  • WCCAA JV Girls Consolation Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 4:00
  • WCCAA JV Boys Consolation Basketball Game @ Tabernacle 4:00
  • WCCAA JV Girls Championship Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 5:30
  • WCCAA JV Boys Championship Basketball Game @ Tabernacle 5:30

Wednesday, February 6
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 5:00 - 6:30

Thursday, February 7
  • WCCAA Varsity Girls Quarter Final Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 4:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 5:30 - 7:30

Friday, February 8
  • WCCAA Varsity Girls Semi-Final Basketball Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 4:00/5:00
  • WCCAA Varsity Boys Semi-Final Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 4:00
Saturday February 9
  • WCCAA Varsity Girls Consolation Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 9:00
  • WCCAA Varsity Boys Consolation Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 10:30
  • WCCAA Varsity Girls Championship Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 12:00
  • WCCAA Varsity Boys Championship Basketball Game @ Salisbury Academy 1:30