Third and fifth grade students brought their animal classification units to life 
through hands-on animal encounters at this week's Zootastic visit!
Jag Weekly
October 6, 2019
Annual Fund: Head of School Update
Dear Salisbury Academy Families: 

This time of year is one of my favorites, and not just because of the promise of cooler weather. Almost one quarter into the school year, the strong connections between students and teachers and among students and their peers are evident in the hallways, classrooms, on the playground and athletic fields, during community field trips and outreach, in the after school help sessions, and throughout the Salisbury Academy community. 

Students are known, loved, and thoroughly supported through their academic and personal journeys at Salisbury Academy. As I reflect upon the growth and bonds that have flourished during this first quarter, these unique connections and successes stand out as several of my personal favorites and my greatest reasons "why!" 

I am pleased to share that we are almost halfway to our 100 Reasons Over 100 Days Annual Fund goal of $85,000 and have already achieved 100% participation from our board of trustees. To all who have given and to all who will soon make their contribution, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. For all these reasons and more, we thank you! 

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

First grade made their first monthly visit of the year this week to read to participants of Trinity Living Center.

Fall Holiday
Mon., Oct. 7
No school for students or staff

Fall Book Fair
Tues., Oct. 8 (final day)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall Pep Rally 
Fri., Oct. 11
12:45 - 1:20 p.m.

Grandpersons'  Day
Fri., Oct. 18
10:30 a.m. program
Classroom visits to follow
Pedaling Through an Exciting Quarter of Middle School Exploratories
First quarter middle school exploratory classes are well under way and students are immersing themselves in areas of interest! A key focus of this year's offerings is to create community connections as students delve deeper into their curiosities. A cycling exploratory led by experts from The Pedal Factory is offered this quarter and will run again next quarter, and in the second quarter students will have the opportunity to learn yoga and meditation with Heart of Yoga operator and instructor Nye Hartwick. 

In addition to the cycling exploratory, students in sixth through eighth grades have chosen from a number of other exciting classes: Advanced Art (a two-quarter offering to allow students to take on projects of greater depth), Frisbee Sports, and Powerful Presentations. Students from the Powerful Presentations class (pictured directly above) will present on different school virtues in the coming months both at chapel and in various grade levels of SA's classrooms.

As a final exploratory offered this quarter, students in fifth grade are honing their organizational, time management, and executive functioning competencies through an exploratory on study skills. 

Middle School Matters
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."  
             -  Jim Rohn

Fall Fundraiser: One week left!
SA students who are participating in this year's Fall Fundraiser have one week left to sell from a beautiful selection of gift wrap, chocolates, and home décor and to earn a variety of cool prizes

Sell in person or sell online! To sell online, register your child at:

and enter the school ID:  1137004

The SA Book Fair: Final day is Tuesday, Oct. 8

The final day of SA's Fall Book Fair will be Tues., Oct. 8 Visit the Book Fair between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.  for a colorful and exciting choice of books and other reading inspirations!

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

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
This week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, October 10 and will feature Sports Director for the Hurley YMCA Jesse Byrd  speaking on the core virtues of self-control and self-discipline.

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



  • Winter Sports Sign-ups are on the board outside of Coach Wilson's office. If your student wants to sign up for winter they must be signed up by Wednesday October 16. (Winter sports: Middle school basketball, Middle school swimming, and Cheerleading (3- 8).
  • There will be a required winter sports meeting on October 24 at 6:00 in the gym.
  • We will have our Fall Sports Pep Rally on October 11 at 12:45. 8th grade fall sports recognition will take place during the pep rally. 8th grade athletes, please bring your home jersey on this day. 
  • Fall Sports Conference Championships:
    • JV Volleyball: Semi-finals/finals October 15. Locations TBD
    • Varsity Volleyball: Semi-finals/finals October 17. Location TBD
    • Varsity Soccer: Semi-finals October 15 @ SA. Finals October 17 @ SA
    • Cross Country: October 21 Fisher Farms (Davidson)

Monday, October 7 - No School

Tuesday, October 8
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Sacred Heart 4:00 (White uniforms)
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Wednesday, October 9
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Tennis Match @ Forsyth Country Day School 4:30
    • Tennis players will be dismissed at 2:45
    • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Thursday, October 10
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV Volleyball Game VS Statesville Christian School 4:00
  • JV Soccer Game VS Statesville Christian School 4:00 (Blue Uniform)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Statesville Christian School 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Statesville Christian School 5:00 (Red Uniform)
Friday, October 11 - No Athletics