We are the Jaguars! Introducing SA's students, faculty, and staff, 2019. Thanks to SA Corporate Partner Walser Technology Group for taking our 2019 whole-school picture this week, drone-style!
Jag Weekly
November 24, 2019
The Wonder of SA: Wishing our families a joyful Thanksgiving 
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

This month we have studied the virtue "wonder" as a school and taken time to mindfully observe, reflect upon, and show gratitude for the beauty, magic, and talent that surrounds us. Indeed the Salisbury Academy community is an endless source of this wonder! 

This Thanksgiving season, I thank you for being part of our very special school community. It is because of our dedicated parents, students, and staff, and a supportive network of alumni and alumni families, that Salisbury Academy continues to be a unique and vibrant place to learn and grow! We are incredibly thankful for you all and wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

Looking ahead, the expression and celebration of gratitude continues with an upcoming Corporate Partner chapel on Thursday, December 5. During this chapel we will thank our Corporate Partners and find inspiration in messages from two students: Salisbury Academy Broyhill scholar Isaiah Woods and SA eighth-grader Madisyn White. 

Happy Thanksgiving from your Salisbury Academy family. Wishing everyone a very joyful season of gratitude! 

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Fourth grade students were dressed to impress for their Manners Meal this week! At the meal students enjoyed a Thanksgiving potluck feast while focusing on their table manners and a fun dining experience among friends.
Important Dates

Amy Smith from the Rowan County Health Department leads this week's middle school wellness seminar: The Truth About Vaping

Thanksgiving Break Begins after regular dismissal
Tues., Nov. 26
*No ASK offered

School Resumes
Mon., Dec. 2

SA Christmas Extravaganza
Thurs., Dec. 19
10:30 a.m.

Christmas Vacation Begins after noon dismissal
Thurs., Dec. 19 
*No ASK offered
Dismissal Times:
JK/K: 11:50 a.m.
Lower School: 12:00
Middle School: 12:15

 

Discovery Center Genius Hour: Empowering students to explore their passions

Lower School Division Director Mrs. Anderson shares: 


For just over a month, lower school students have been hard at work creating their Genius Hour projects! Genius Hour is time set aside in class for students to study their passion through a new idea or skill once a week during Discovery Center time. 

This time to research a topic of choice is a way of promoting, supporting, and modeling creative and innovative thinking. Through these experiences students take ownership in their own learning and are empowered to learn about something they want to learn about! Genius Hour sparks curiosity, and students have an opportunity to become their own Genius. Student projects included the arts, robotics, coding, animals, and even how to DJ!
 
Goals of Genius Hour:
  • To allow students an opportunity to discover and investigate one of their passions
  • To provide students an opportunity to develop skill sets that are valuable in any learning situation
  • To reflect on their learning
  • To learn from mistakes and how to navigate and research road-blocks
  • To grow through sharing their projects with others 

Middle School Matters
   
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
      - William Arthur Ward


100 Reasons Annual Fund: Help your child's class reach 100%!


Introducing a fun incentive for class participation in the 100 Reasons Annual Fund: a $100 Amazon gift card! The first class to reach 100% participation will earn their classroom a $100 Amazon card to be used toward any exciting classroom projects or items that the students and teachers choose.  

Lunch Menus
School Lunch
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  salunchlady@yahoo.com


JK/K December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)
Grades 1-8 December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)

Booster Club Pizza
Students interested in participating in the Booster Club Pizza lunch fundraiser this year may sign up by submitting the Booster Club Pizza form to the front office. 

Chapel This Week
There will be no chapel this week due to Thanksgiving break. The following week's chapel will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 and will be a Corporate Partner thank you chapel! Speakers will be Broyhill scholar Isaiah Woods and SA eighth-grader Madisyn White.

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

Athletics

Monday, November 25
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Summit School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Summit School 4:00
  • Blue Team Basketball Game @ Summit School 5:15
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Summit School 5:15
  • Swim practice 7:30 - 8:30 @ JF Hurley YMCA
    • Information for Away Games
      • Carpool
      • JV Girls will be dismissed at 2:30
      • Blue team will be dismissed at 3:05
      • Blue uniforms
Tuesday, November 26 - No Athletics

Wednesday, November 27 - No School

Thursday, November 28 - No School

Friday, November 29 - No School