First grade students explored the animal world in an exciting visit to Zootastic this week!
Jag Weekly
March 31, 2019
A Night of Wonder at the Tenth Annual Bloom Gala
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 

The Bloom in Wonder gala was a magical and festive evening! The event served as a wonderful time to gather and connect as well as a successful fundraiser for a number of community organizations. 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, including Bloom hosts, attendees, and auction supporters, our 10th annual gala raised funds to support the scholarship and operating budget for Salisbury Academy and our local community partnerships. We are so pleased to announce the event raised over $90,000 for these meaningful causes! 
I'd like to say a big thank you to the group of individuals who have worked this entire year to make Bloom possible. Thank you to our steering committee: Chair Taylor Sexton Durham and committee members  Tracey Baird, Brooks Busby, Amy Goodnight, Andrea Ralston, Alice Rich, LaSheka Walker, Lauren Whaley, and Traci Williams. 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

ERB Testing for Grades 6, 7, & 8
April 8-12 (Mon-Fri)

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

EBOB and BOB Teams Complete a Successful Battle of the Books Season
Mrs. Isenhour shares: 

SA's Elementary Battle of the Books (pictured left) and Middle School Battle of the Books team members (pictured below) are savvy readers! Both teams did a wonderful job at the district competitions held in March. The Middle School BOB team came in third place in a very close competition, and the Elementary BOB team won fourth place this week in their competition. We are so proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

Battle of the Books provides a fun, challenging way to motivate students in grades 3-8 to read books from a wide variety of genres and to recognize academic excellence. Schools participate in a quiz-bowl style tournament that tests their knowledge of a list of books selected by the NC School Librarians' Association's Battle of the Books Committee. Classics, award winners, and new favorites are selected. They also look for quality books in a series and authors with a large body of outstanding work to encourage students to read after the competition.
The book lists for 2018-19 were extensive, with 15 books for the elementary team and 27 for the middle school team. Being on the team required a large commitment of reading time outside of school. Some students read novels twice and worked on many practice questions. Both teams practiced once a week and also after school when the competition date drew near. The competitions were very exciting, and students met members of other teams from many areas of NC. The competition instilled confidence, and six team members had to work collaboratively to agree on and give their answer in a brief 20 seconds!
BOB team members enjoyed BOB for many reasons:

"I liked BOB because I got to read new books and found other styles of books to read that I enjoyed. It was really beneficial because you become a better reader."
- Rodina Eliwa, BOB Member

"I was introduced to a lot of new genres of books."
- Wyatt Goodnight, BOB Member

"I liked reading the BOB books more than I like doing book reports!"
- Nate Shaffer, BOB Member

"I love reading because it is one of my favorite skills, and BOB was a fun way to do it."
- Moira Avery, BOB Member

"My favorite book was Incarceron by Catherine Fisher because of its constant action and thrill. My favorite part of BOB was the competition because we would always enter it with no knowledge of what question we would get. Sometimes it was easy, and sometimes it was hard!"
- Elsie Richter, BOB Member

"I enjoyed getting to know other lower school students. My favorite book was the Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm because it was about science, and it was funny."
- Connor Towns, EBOB Member

Middle School Matters
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." 
 John F. Kennedy

From the Desk of Mrs. Overcash: Science and advisory announcements
Soil Poster Contest

Congratulations to Gray Davis for winning first place in the 6th grade division for the Rowan Soil and Water Conservation District's Living Soil themed poster contest. He will enter the 11 county area contest in April. Good luck Gray!
2019 Endangered Species Poster Contest

On behalf of the North Carolina Zoo and Salisbury Academy, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all participants in the 2019 Endangered Species Awareness Poster Contest. Elsie Richter's Bengal Tiger, Kendall Colwell's Sumatran Elephant, and Mollie Sullivan's Dhole each placed as a top five finalist in the state. Congratulations! 
Overcash Otters Advisory Announcement

The Overcash Otter's Advisory has partnered with Rowan One Church One Child (ROCOC) to accept donations for foster children in our community. They are in need of: gently used clothes and shoes (infants through high school), sheets, towels, and blankets/comforters. Simply send your donations to school with your child by April 23 and the Otters will take all SA donations to the ROCOC facility. We thank you in advance for supporting this great cause.

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 Mr. Matthew Michael Brown, director of music and organist for First United Methodist Church,  speaking on the monthly 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.


  • We will have our first track meet of the season on April 12 at West Rowan High School. Coach Wilson will send an email with more information.
  • Booster Club will meet on April 11 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 1
  • Track practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • Girls Soccer Match VS Salem Baptist 4:00
    • Blue Uniforms
    • Players should be on the field by 3:30
  • Tennis Match @ Woodlawn School @ Bailey Road Park 4:00
    • Information for Tennis Match
      • Address: 11536 Bailey Rd. Cornelius, NC 28031
      • Carpool
      • Players will be released from class @ 2:25
Tuesday, April 2
  • Golf Match @ The Warrior Golf Club 3:30
    • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:15
  • Soccer practice 3:30-5:00
Wednesday, April 3
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:00
Thursday, April 4
  • Golf Match @ Rock Barn Country Club 3:30
    • Information for Golf Match
      • Carpool
      • 3791 Club House Dr.NE Conover, NC 28613
      • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:00
  • Middle school track practice 3:30 - 4:15
  • Girls soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Tennis Match VS St. Stephen Lutheran School @ The Country Club of Salisbury 4:00
    • Players should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
Friday, April 5 - No Athletics