SA students rocked the house at Grandpersons' Day 2018: Blast from the Past, Jaguar-Style - the Sequel! Thank you to our students and Dr. Rob for an amazing performance!
Jag Weekly
October 21, 2018
Grandpersons' Day 2018: A journey through song
Dear Salisbury Academy Families: 

Grandpersons' Day 2018 was a true blast from the past with our Jaguar choruses taking us on an awesome journey through the 70's and 80's through song! Many thanks to event chair Amy Wilson and her team of parent volunteers for providing refreshments, decorations, and a warm, friendly setting to enjoy this special day. A big thank you also to our parking team for their work in getting everyone safely parked. 
To complete the morning, it was a joy to see the grand people in our students' lives enjoying some classroom time and getting a window into student life here at Salisbury Academy. The connections of our grandparents and special friends to SA means the world to our faculty, staff, and students. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special event!

Stay tuned to Jag Weekly next week for a video sharing of the Grandpersons' Day 2018 performance! The video will be also shared on Facebook along with a Vimeo link with a downloadable video of the show. 
Kind Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates
A visit from Zootastic brought zoology to life for third and fifth grades.

Veterans Day Chapel
Thurs., November 8
9 a.m. in the gym

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thurs., November 8
Half day for all students, staggered dismissal times:
11:50 JK/K
12:00 Lower School
12:15 Middle School
*ASK will be offered until 5:30 p.m. Participating students should please bring a lunch with them.  

Fri., November 9
No school for students


Catawba Partnerships Spark Scientific Connections
Catawba College students of chemical calculations lead SA first-graders in a lab on matter and proportions.
Catawba College's science department is bringing new angles and applications into the classrooms of Salisbury Academy's young scientists! Over the past two weeks, both first grade and seventh grades enjoyed fascinating presentations and hands-on labs which tie directly into their current units of scientific study. 

Dr. ChaMarra Saner and students from her chemical calculations class led first grade students in a lab on matter through the creation of all-natural chapstick.

"We're talking about proportions with the students today, how ingredients have to be just right, like with a cake, or things don't work," shared Dr. Saner.  

This topic directly complements Saner's work with her Catawba science students, as chemistry and chemical calculations go hand in hand. Teaching proportions and how the physical characteristics of things change when measurements are altered is a fitting lesson for her students to take the lead on, Saner shared. 

Student Accola Hudson, a senior in Saner's class, was eager to share her knowledge with the enthusiastic group of young students during the labs.

" I think it's exciting. Hopefully we're able to get the kids more interested in STEM fields, put a fire in their heart, and hopefully they will want to pursue the field as well," said Hudson.
Dr. Carmony Hartwig shares about her research on mosquitoes, including their genetics and relationships to parasites.
Just a few days later, seventh grade enjoyed their own foray into college concepts when  Dr. Carmony Hartwig visited their class to build upon their discussions of symbiotic relationships.

Dr. Hartwig shared her personal field research experiences with mosquitoes, specifically those found in the Catawba nature preserve. As part of the discussion, seventh-graders conversed about relationships such as mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. 

"It was phenomenal to see our study of parasites applied in such a fascinating way and a great way to conclude our unit of study on ecology," said SA middle school science teacher Shea Overcash. 

While the Catawba students and faculty do not have specific requirements for service teaching in schools, it is something that they greatly enjoy, shared both Hartwig and Saner.

"In order to teach something you have to learn something," said Saner of her students' field experience at SA. 

" I hope that from this experience they learn even more about chemistry and the different aspects of chemical calculations." 
Moira Avery and Lucy Burks examine mosquito specimens captured in the Catawba nature preserve.

Middle School Matters
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
                               - Emily Brontë

SA's Fall Fundraiser: Thank you!
Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our SA families for helping us sell over $9,500 worth of products  in this year's Fall Fundraiser. Products will be delivered by Friday, November 16. 

Character Pumpkin Contest: Grades 1-8
All students in grades 1st through 8th are invited to participate in SA's annual Pumpkin Character Contest!

Choose a character from literature on which to base your pumpkin. Bring pumpkins to your homeroom by Wednesday, October 24.

Winners will be chosen from each class and pumpkins will be displayed in the hallway outside the library until Halloween! 

Teachers Appreciation Luncheon: Thursday, Nov.8
The PSA Teachers Appreciation Team would love your help in showing our SA teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them! On Thursday, November 8 we will treat them to a fall soup luncheon. All items are requested to be turned into the front office a drop-off on the day of the luncheon. Sign up to contribute food and drink items below. Thank you for your support!

Sports Shots: Rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 26
The October 12 Sports Shots that was postponed due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for
Friday, October 26

Boy Scouts: Informational meeting on Wed, Oct. 24 at 3:15 p.m.

The Boys Scouts of America will hold an informational meeting for parents of any boys or girls interested in learning more about Scouts from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. 

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 take place on Thursday, October 25 and will feature local adventurer and author David Freeze  speaking on the core virtue "diligence." 

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

Booster Club Pizza

Booster Club Pizza has been rescheduled for 
Friday, October 26


  • There will be open gym on Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for any boy or girl interested in coming out for basketball this year.
  • Booster Club Pizza will take place on Friday, October 26.

Monday, October 22
  • Cross Country Practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV Volleyball Game VS Concordia 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Concordia 4:00
    • White Jerseys
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Concordia 5:00
Tuesday, October 23
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Tri-City Christian 4:00
    • Carpool
    • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:15
  • Varsity Soccer Practice 6:00 - 7:00
Wednesday, October 24
  • Required Basketball Parent Meeting 6:00
Thursday, October 25
  • WCCAA Conference Semi-Finals - Varsity Soccer/Volleyball 4:00 - Location TBD
    • Coach Wilson will send out an email on Tuesday with more information
Friday, October 26
  • WCCAA Cross Country Championship @ Salisbury Community Park 4:00
  • All runners should arrive by 3:00 for course walk
  • Carpool