Salisbury Academy
Animal classification units in grades third and fifth have come to life through a trip to the NC Zoo, a visit from Zootastic, and other hands-on experiences both in and out of the classroom.
The Jaguar Journal
Fall 2019
Veterans Day Chapel at SA: 
Join us Nov. 7 from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Veterans and the larger community are warmly welcomed to join us for our upcoming Veterans Day Chapel at Salisbury Academy on Thursday, November 7 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. An annual tradition, the chapel is an opportunity to celebrate those who serve and have served our country while engaging our students and school community in discussion and reflection on bravery, sacrifice, and gratitude for the country in which we live.

The Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard will present the colors for the chapel and there will be a special musical presentation by Salisbury Academy students. The speaker for the event will be the energizing and inspiring Navy veteran Maiya Keeling, a registered clinical exercise physiologist for the VA Hospital. 

The celebration of our veterans is incorporated into classroom learning and service outreach at Salisbury Academy and is further supported by the school's core virtue program through which we explore and delve into a different virtue each month as a school community. The school-wide virtue of "wonder" for the month of November is very fitting as we admire the beauty around us and the freedoms that others have worked so hard to make possible and preserve.

We look forward to greeting our community members on November 7 for this meaningful chapel. Hope to see you there! 


Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Upcoming Events
In the Community: Above, JK/K students collect food for Rowan Helping Ministries at their quarterly Giving Party. Below, third grade students read to residents at their monthly visit to Carillon Assisted Living.

Fall First Look: Open House For All Grades 
Wed., Nov. 6

Veterans Day Chapel
Thurs., Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.
The "Shoulds and Shouldn'ts" of Early School
Friday, Nov. 15 at noon lunch and learn with Heidi Tringali 
*See more below


Introducing Jaguar Tracks: Alumni support programming at SA
The high school years are an exciting time of growth, finding independence, and self-discovery. Yet along with these positives, the process of preparing for and applying to college during this time can be a source of frustration for high school students and their families.

"Knowing how, when, and where to apply, and even how to prepare in the years leading up to that point is often overwhelming," said Allison Doby, director of admission and alumni support for Salisbury Academy.

In answer to these needs and providing support for Salisbury Academy alumni and students from the larger community, Salisbury Academy is pleased to launch Jaguar Tracks: an alumni support program offering resources and college counseling in individual and group sessions open to both alumni and non-alumni.

Individual help sessions have begun at Salisbury Academy with each session tailored to the high-schooler's needs, whether it be help with the application, essay writing, finding the right college, understanding the different majors and programs that colleges offer, or other key steps. The Academy recently held a coffee and conversation session on financial aid led by Kelli Hand, director of financial aid for Catawba College, as well as the first of a series of group ACT prep sessions. Additionally, a variety of college prep resources are being shared on the Jaguar Tracks/SA Alumni Facebook page

The "Shoulds and Shouldn'ts" of Early School
Join us at Salisbury Academy on Friday, November 15 
from 12 to 1 p.m. for a lunch and learn with Heidi Tringali on
  The "Shoulds and Shouldn'ts" of Early School:
Facilitating Skills through Chores 
and Household Routines
In this lunch and learn session, occupational therapist Heidi Tringali will share her expertise on when to begin encouraging your child to do chores and what chores are appropriate. Heidi will use research, facts, and experience to answer the often-perplexing parent questions on what developmental skills are important for children to have and how to facilitate those skills. * This session is free of cost. Please RSVP to  Allison Doby
100 Reasons Annual Fund: 
Alumni Parents Brian and Melody Lee share their reasons
The Lee Children (from left to right): Allison, Abby, and Alex
SA Alumni Parent Brian Lee shares:

I don't remember the exact year I learned about Salisbury Academy, but I was approached by the school to teach a PE class for golf at the facility I was working at then. The 'entire' school would drive out each week, 13 students I believe, for golf class for forty-five minutes. This was the beginning of a love affair with the school that continues today.

Melody and I have been associated with the school in some form or fashion ever since. We continue to contribute to the Annual Fund because we believe in the mission of the school. Salisbury Academy provides our community with an innovative and engaging learning environment. It was the perfect fit at the right time for our three children (Allison, Alex, and Abby). The school, in particular the teachers and administrative staff, were so caring and driven to bring out the best in our kids. They had so many opportunities, from field trips, to one-on-one teacher support, to athletic opportunities, to hands-on projects that you knew that they were engaged in the learning process all the time.
By the time they graduated from eighth grade we felt like they could go to any school and flourish because of the skills they acquired at SA, and that proved to be right. We are real big on family, and the school gives you that feeling from the day you enter. When you are a young couple and exploring the educational options for your children, you are trying to find the best fit. The family atmosphere and interaction you get from the school is still prevalent today. Since we first became a part of the school 24 years ago, Salisbury Academy has been and will continue to play a big role our lives. We could not think of a better place for any child to begin their educational careers.
Friends of SA Travel Opportunity: Acadia National Park and Boston
Friends of Salisbury Academy are invited to join us for this year's school travel opportunity to Acadia National Park and Boston, June 1-5, 2020  
This exciting adventure includes a hike to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the North Atlantic Seaboard. Other adventures on the trip will include a bike tour of Acadia carriage roads as well as whale watching, walking the Freedom Trail, and visiting Paul Revere's home and Fenway Park in Boston. It is sure to be an unforgettable trip.

The per-person price of our trip is $1699 and includes airfare, hotels, meals, sightseeing, and evening activities as well as medical insurance.
Registration payment is $99 to secure your spot. Registration deadiine is Friday, November 1. Contact SA Travel with questions and to sign up visit SA Travel June 1-5

Jaguars Around the World: Share where SA alumni are today

Jaguar alumni are covering the planet
from Hawaii, to Antarctica, to South Africa

SA Alumni and Alumni Families: Share where you (or your Jaguar grad) are today and send in a photo by emailing SA Alumni Relations. Looking forward to adding you to the "Jaguars Around the World" map and celebrating the positive impacts our grads are making around the globe!