Due to winter weather, Salem Academy will open at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. See our Winter Storm Update page for details.
Many of you may be aware of the incident that took place on the campus of Winston-Salem State University this past Sunday. Preliminary reports suggest that there was dispute between two or more individuals on the WSSU campus and two University students were shot. One of the victims suffered an injury that was not life-threatening, but the other student was tragically killed. This was an isolated incident and the authorities arrested the sole suspect on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
I wanted to reassure you that we take the safety of our community very seriously. Indeed, within minutes of the incident at WSSU, our Public Safety officers contacted the local police department and requested additional support around the perimeter of our campus. Public Safety and the administration closely monitored the situation throughout. It was approximately 1:30 am on Sunday morning when this tragic event took place, and our boarding students were never in any danger. They were safely inside the Academy, with a public safety officer posted at the Academy entrance.
Our primary concern is always the safety of your daughters. Therefore, I thought this may be a good time to remind you of just a few of the things we have in place here at the Academy to protect our girls. In addition to our full time psychological counselor, chaplain, and nursing staff; all of whom are available to talk with students twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we also do the following:
We know that no school, or place of business, is one hundred percent safe. After all, we live in a broken, and sometimes unpredictable, world. Still, we believe that the things we are doing at the Academy will go a long way toward keeping our girls out of harm’s way. This is a safe place, and we promise to stay focused on doing the things we need to do to keep it that way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of these victims. The Academy has graduates, family, and friends living and working on the Winston Salem State University campus, and so we grieve alongside them and the entire WSSU community.
Head of School
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For over 3,000 years, Greece has inspired the world. Whether standing humbly in a 1,000-year-old Orthodox monastery, examining the Parthenon marbles from inches away, hearing the words of the Apostle Paul in their original context, or enjoying a Greek feast at a family owned vineyard, this is a tour to Greece you will never forget. Join your fellow alumnae March 18-27, 2016, on an authentic, personalized, and unforgettable journey through beautiful Greece.
Trip Features Include:
Salem Travel Companions:
We still need your help! Thank you for your response to our request for hosts after last week’s eNews! However, we still have 2 students who do not have a place to go for Thanksgiving. If you would be willing to host one or several of them for the holiday, please let Miss Thompson know as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call Miss Thompson and she will be glad to tell you all about it. Thank you so much for considering doing this for some of our students who are from so far away from home.
We have a vacation period coming up, and it is important that we have information about your daughter’s travel plans. Please complete this Thanksgiving travel form and return it to me as soon as possible.
The Thanksgiving vacation begins at 3:38 p.m. (after ninth period) on Friday, November 20. Boarders should return to the Academy by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30.
Because of the travel congestion on the Thanksgiving weekend, we have extended our holiday through Monday, November 30. We hope that the delayed return will facilitate you in making travel arrangements. Please make public transportation arrangements so that your daughter will arrive by 9:00 p.m. on Monday. The Thanksgiving holiday is scheduled as a long break, so please do not ask for students to be excused from classes on Friday, November 20 or Tuesday, December 1. Absences before and after a vacation period are unexcused.
The Academy will be completely closed during this vacation period. Students should leave by noon on Saturday November 21 and return after 11:00 a.m. on November 30. Students may not return on Sunday, November 29.
Thank you very much and we wish you all a pleasant Thanksgiving.
Mary Lorick Thompson
Assistant Head/Dean of Students
Seven members of the cross country team competed in the NCISAA State Championship meet last Friday in Charlotte. Many of the runners posted top times for the season and all ran a great race. Those who participated were: Emily Bannigan, Laura Browne, Abigail Wucherer, Favor Idika, Praise Idika, Becca Olsen, and Charly Martin.
Fall Awards Banquet
The Salem Academy athletic department hosted its fall awards banquet on Wednesday, October 28, to recognize the accomplishments of the 70 athletes and seven teams that represented the Sabers this fall on the fields, courts, and courses.
Coaches recognized their team’s accomplishments and athletes that contributed to the success of their seasons. The following are the award winners for their given teams:
MVP: Meta Kate White
Defensive Award : Kadie Hicks
Best Offensive: Katy Callewart
Coach’s Award: Maddy Fogelman
Most Improved: Charlotte Dorn
MVP: Salem Kirkman
Coaches Award: Courtney Clawson
Most Improved: Grace Wilson
Junior Varsity Tennis:
Most Improved: Joy Cheng
MVP: Uche Okoh
Coaches Award: Veronica Li
Defensive Specialist: Jenna Barnes
Most Improved: Savannah Scarborough
Coach’s Award: Aleisha Patton
Junior Varsity Volleyball:
Most Improved: Molly Flathman
MVP: Gillianne Norris
Coach’s Award: Kaely Miller
Most Improved: Favor Idika, Praise Idika
Outstanding Senior Award: Emily Bannigan
Outstanding Freshman Award: Abigail Wucherer
Coaches Award: Sydney Weaver
Congratulations also goes out to Pearle Lavery who was awared the TAC All-Conference Award for tennis! Way to go, Pearle!
Winter Sports Information
The winter sports of basketball, swimming, and fencing have begun their seasons. All teams will have their first competition next week. Please view the links below to find rosters and schedules for winter sports. Any updates to the schedule and results from competitions will be available on the Academy website. Come out and support your Sabers this winter.
Thursday, November 12th
Basketball at Salem Baptist - 4:00
Swimming vs. TAC Teams at Salem Academy- 4:30
Saturday, November 14th
Fencing Meet at Carlisle School
*Home games are in italics!
November 6: Friends of the Central Library Fall Book Sale
November 7: Tanger Outlet Shopping
November 13 - 15: Fall Drama Play - Murder for the Bride
November 20 - 30: Thanksgiving Break
Dear Parents and Students,
The Theatre Department is underway and we are preparing to open our fall play. Over the past several years we have sold refreshments during intermission for the performances. The money goes towards the Theatre Banquet at the end of the year. We are in need of things to sell. If you are willing, we are looking for small bottles of water, and snack foods like Little Debbie cakes or homemade cookies and brownies or little bags of chips. The cookies and brownies will need to be individually wrapped. Donations can be sent to school with your daughter, or they can be brought to the theatre on performance nights.
Also, we will be having a cast/crew party right after strike after the last Sunday performance. If anyone wants to donate food and drink for the students it would be greatly appreciated. They will probably miss dinner so this will be something they will attack with great hunger. We have about 45 students involved with the show
All the students who are signed up for any crew are required to be at strike which begins at 4:00 on Sunday, November 15th. Any parents or relatives can come and help as well. We always need extra hands and especially extra drills.
I have enjoyed working with all of your daughters on this show and I am looking forward to working with them again in future productions. Please call or email me if you have any questions at email@example.com or 336-917-5508.
To all fathers/male guardians of Salem students:
Salem Academy dads are invited to join an ongoing informal discussion about issues impacting our daughters. Approximately every month a group of Academy dads will get together to compare notes and discuss the varying issues that come about when raising teenage daughters. It’s always an informal conversation, and all fathers of Salem Academy students are welcome to attend! For fathers who are unable to participate, notes from these conversations will be made available. The DADs point-of-contact is Paul Allen, the Academy Physics and Environmental Science teacher and father of a senior this year: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next DADs meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 9, in the Dining Room, 7:15 - 8:30am. Our guest that morning is to be Ms. Jenny Orr, the Academy’s mental health counselor, who will talk with us about some of the “life issues” our daughters face as adolescents. Please inform Mr. Allen by e-mail if you intend to join us for this gathering.
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Thank you for your support of Salem Academy and College!
Beginning August 1, Salem Academy proudly continued in Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 5509, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, Salem Academy will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, Premier Selection, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Naturals, Your Pet, Hunter Farms, Highland Crest and More Value) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!
For those of you who participated last year, don’t forget to re-link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter!
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