Students in grades first through eighth immersed themselves in STEM at the first of our monthly inquiry days at Horizons! Students had the choice of seven coding and computational courses, from building bots to the mathematics of nature, to media, to coding drones. Over their next two Horizons visits students will continue to build upon their projects and understanding in these areas.
Jag Weekly
September 15, 2019
Planning Strategically for the Future: Stakeholder input sessions on SA High School this week
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 
This week we look forward to hearing valued input from our SA parents at the upcoming stakeholder sessions. An opportunity to share your questions and feedback, the stakeholder sessions will offer dialogue and information on the proposed model for expanding Salisbury Academy to grades 9 through 12. 

Three stakeholder sessions will be offered:

Parents of Students in Grades JK-3
Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Parents of Students in Grades 4-6
Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Parents of Students in Grades 7-9
Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.

In preparation for our time together, below is a link to Education Reimagined, an overview of the philosophy and approach behind this potential high school expansion:
For those unable to join in the above sessions, we will hold a morning session for all grades on Monday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. 

Thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to hearing your questions and ideas and to advancing the Salisbury Academy mission of inspiring passionate leaders and a love of learning! 


Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

Fall Picture Day and Designated Team Pictures
Wed., Sept. 18

PSA Family Picnic and Outdoor Movie Night
Fri., Sept. 20
6 p.m. (Meal served at 6:15, movie at 7:00. See below in Jag Weekly for more details.)

See You at the Pole
Wed., Sept. 24
8:05 a.m. 

Middle School Overnight: Teamwork, adventure, and a whole lot of fun
Middle school students and faculty ventured on their fall overnight to the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest camp in Statesville, NC this week. Students engaged in programming at the camp as well as at the Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center.

Topics explored included birds of prey, turtle dogs, and wildlife detective work with students enjoying activities including creek stomping, a cooperation course, kayaking, canoeing, archery, and some classic camp fun: making s'mores and singing around the campfire. 

The middle school overnight builds community and camaraderie among students and staff through teamwork, adventure, laughter, and fun! 

Middle School Matters
"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, 
so long as somebody loves you."
~Roald Dahl

PSA Family Picnic: Join us Friday, September 20
PSA Family Picnic and Movie Night
Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
(Meal served at 6:15 p.m., movie to begin at 7)

Rain or shine, Salisbury Academy looks forward to hosting our school community for a picnic and outdoor movie on Friday, September 20! Movie shown will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Picnic meal will be barbecue with chips and water or lemonade. Families are welcome to pack your own picnic meal and bring it along as well. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs!
There is no entry fee and the barbecue meal is provided at no cost by Parents of Salisbury Academy (PSA). Those interested in the school-provided meal, please RSVP no later than Tuesday, September 17 to Mrs. Shannon McCoy and include the number of people in your party. 

Fall Picture Day: Wednesday, September 18
Fall Pictures
  • The Lifetouch Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder this past week. 
  • Fall Picture Day will take place on Wednesday, September 18 beginning around 8:15 a.m.
  • Please complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher as soon as possible.
  • This is a Dress Uniform Picture Day for Grades 1-8!
Fall Sports Pictures - Cross Country, JV Soccer, Varsity Soccer, Tennis, JV Volleyball, & Varsity Volleyball
  • The Lifetouch Sports Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder last week.
  • Please complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher as soon as possible. Please fill in your child's height on the form.
  • Athletes should bring their uniforms to school with them on the morning of Wednesday, September 18.
  • Sports Pictures will begin immediately following the Fall Pictures.

Additional forms are located in the Main Office.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Peoples at 704-636-3002 x 1010 or by email at if you have any questions.  Thank you.

100 Reasons Over 100 Days: SA Annual Fund
Thanks to Salisbury Academy's board, staff, and early parent contributions, we are pleased to share that the 100 Reasons Over 100 Days Annual Fund has collected $27,087 in gifts to date. 

This is a strong show of support for our school! Show your support by making your gift today .

Pledge cards are available in the front office and can be returned in Monday folders.

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, September 19 and will feature Pastor Danielle DeNise of the NC Lutheran Synod  speaking on the core virtues of respect and responsibility. 

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 sports pictures on Wednesday. Please have your child bring their uniforms:
    • JV soccer blue uniforms
    • Varsity soccer red uniforms
    • Cross country uniform tops and black shorts
Monday, September 16
  • Cross Country Meet @ Lyle Creek Greenway 4:00
    • Information for Meet:
      • Address: 1409 NC 16, Conover, NC 28613
      • Carpool
      • Runners will be dismissed at 2:15
      • Runners should arrive by 3:15 for course preview
  • JV Girls Volleyball Game VS Davidson Day School 4:00
  • JV Soccer Game VS Davidson Day School 4:00 (Blue uniform)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Davidson Day School 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Davidson Day School 5:15 (Red Uniform)
Tuesday, September 17
  • Girls Tennis Match @ Summit Day School @ Wake Forrest Tennis Center 4:00
    • Information for Tennis Match
      • Address: 100 W 32nd St, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
      • Carpool
      • Tennis players will be dismissed at 2:20
  • JV Soccer Game @ Summit Day School 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Summit Day School 4:00
    • Information for Soccer/Volleyball Game
      • Address: 2100 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106
      • Carpool
      • Soccer and volleyball teams will be released from class 2:20
      • Soccer team will wear white uniforms
  • Varsity soccer practice 6:00 - 7:00
Wednesday, September 18
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Girls Tennis Match VS Mooresville Middle School @ CCS 4:00
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Thursday, September 19
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity soccer practice 6:00 - 7:30
  • JV Volleyball Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 5:00
    • Information for Volleyball Games
      • Address: 2304 Spring Road NE Hickory, NC, 28601
      • Carpool
      • The JV team will be released from class at 2:20
      • The Varsity team will be released from class at 3:00
Friday, September 20
  • JV Volleyball Game VS Hickory Christian Academy 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Hickory Christian Academy 4:00 (Red Uniform)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Hickory Christian Academy 5:00