Once a Jaguar, always a Jaguar! Salisbury Academy welcomed our grads back on Thursday evening 
for the SA Alumni Basketball Game. 
Jag Weekly
January 6, 2019
A Grand Evening with SA Grads and Alumni Families 
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

An annual tradition that brings SA students, families, teachers, alumni, and alumni families together in an evening of fun, the SA Alumni Basketball Game brought with it laughter, cheers, and a homecoming welcome for our grads on Thursday. Alumni delighted in reconnecting, thumbing through yearbooks, and posing with the Jaguar mascot. They were especially happy to see the many familiar faces - teachers, staff, parents, and SA peers of all ages.

This tradition has such meaning. The lively conversations held with alumni on Thursday are a reminder of the many students who have grown with us at SA and the lasting, positive impact we have on one another. 

Thanks to all who joined us for this special event. And for our current students and families, know that you will always have a home here at SA! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

Priority Enrollment Begins
Mon., January 14

MLK Chapel
Thurs., January 17
9 a.m. in the gym

SA Spelling Bee
Immediately following chapel

Launching 2019 in Middle School Flex Time

Middle School students come together each week for a 45-minute Flex Time dedicated to community building and design thinking of all kinds. To kick off 2019 on their first day back from break, middle school students not only launched the new year but also launched confetti from homemade catapult systems! 

Students were provided a set number of supplies including paint stirrers, cups, rubber bands, and a spool of thread. After a round of word games with the entire middle school, students broke into small groups to devise the best way to launch the confetti.

Middle School Division Director Mrs. Goodman shares that Flex Time looks different each week. Flex Time may build community and present challenges through a service project one week and a STEM lab the next.

" Providing students with the opportunity to explore new concepts and break out of a traditional schedule is a top priority for us. Whether through designing a catapult system or working in groups on a service project, students encounter real-world problems and work together to persevere through challenges," shares Mrs. Goodman.

"These moments of growth allow students to increase stamina and teach them that the journey to success is not always easy, and that's OK."

Middle School Matters
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." 
                       ~ CS Lewis

Your Spring Semester ASK Team
The spring semester ASK team is excited to engage and spend time with SA's students over the second half of the school year! ASK team members are listed below along with the divisions (JK/K, Lower School, and Middle School) that they will be working in. 

Elizabeth Bergsma - MS
Cassandra Smith- JK/K
Bethany Gunnink - LS and MS
Melanie Stegall - JK/K
Grace Nicholson - LS
Jennifer Thore - LS
Elvia Portillo - JK/K and LS
Jacey Voris - LS
Katie Pryor - JK/K

Welcoming our Newest Additions to the ASK Team 

Bethany Gunnink
Grace Nicholson
Katie Pryor

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  nsebastiangokey@yahoo.com

PSA Corner: Join us on Jan. 8 at 8:05 a.m. for this month's PSA meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 8 at 8:05 a.m. for this month's PSA meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to come! 

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will be held on Thursday, January 10 and will feature  Pastor Kelly Shrader  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.

  • There will be open gym tonight (Sunday, Jan. 6) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for all SA basketball players. 

Monday, January 7
  • Cheerleaders will cheer for varsity girls and boys 4:00/5:00
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Concordia Lutheran School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Concordia Luther School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball (Blue Team) Game @ Concordia Lutheran School 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 5:00
    • Information for JV Games
      • Address: 215 5th Ave. SE Conover, NC 28613
      • Carpool
      • Blue Uniform
      • JV Girls will be dismissed from class at 2:20
Tuesday, January 8
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball (Blue Team) Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
    • Information for JV Games
      • Address: 251 Home Improvement St. Troutman, NC 28166
      • Carpool
      • Blue Uniforms
      • JV Girls will be dismissed from class at 2:45
Wednesday, January 9
  • Cheerleading practice 3:15 - 4:45
  • JV Boys Basketball (White Team) Game @ Westchester School 3:30
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ Westchester School 4:45
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Westchester School 6:00
    • Information for Away Games
      • Address: 2045 N. Old Greensboro Rd. High Point, NC 27265
      • Providence (Big Bus)
      • Away Uniforms
      • Players that are riding the bus will be dismissed at 1:55
Thursday, January 10
  • 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
Friday, January 11
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Summit School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball (Blue Team) Game VS Summit School 5:00
    • Information for Varsity Games
      • White uniforms
      • Varsity girls should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
      • The JV boys should arrive by 4:30 for warm-ups