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.

Week of April 28, 2017

From Interim Head of School, Miss T

Dear All,
It is Reunion Weekend here at Salem, and we will be celebrating with women from the classes of 1947 to 2012. It promises to be a wonderful time of remembering, catching up with old friends, and reliving some of the Academy experiences from their time here in school. These folks want to see the school, walk the hallways, check out what used to be their dorm rooms, and basically just have a moment in time of reliving some of those wonderful high school memories. The excitement in the air is palpable, and there will be much squealing, hugging, and the saying of the Salem, ahhh! 

It is a pleasure to welcome these Salem Sisters back to campus. They are examples for all of us for the life of women after they leave the Academy. We have lawyers, doctors, entertainers, teachers, mothers, businesswomen, and a host of other occupations represented here this weekend. They have taken what Salem gave them, the opportunities and education, and have carried it forth to become the women they are today, either five years out of Salem or fifty-five years. We are proud of them, as we are of our current students and the path that they are on. We will be celebrating them when they return in five years.

Over the seventy years of women represented here this weekend, they find that parts of the building have changed, there are new teachers and administrators, but the education remains the same. Passionate teachers, with a love of their subject matter, teaching and explaining the truths of the world to another group of eager young women with a thirst for knowledge.

Salem is essentially two things – an educational community giving a stellar education and a community of people who care about each other and the world they live in. That is a powerful combination, and we celebrate it with our alumnae this weekend and every day with our current students.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Mary Lorick Thompson

Interim Head of School


Upcoming Events and Announcements

Upcoming Activities


Graduation Weekend Schedule

Believe it or not, Graduation Day is four weeks from tomorrow!  So, as you’re making plans to come to campus that weekend, I thought it wise to get you a schedule ASAP.  Here’s what’s going on:


Friday, May 19th


Parents and friends are invited to the Closing Chapel ceremony in the Academy Auditorium at 12:30 pm In addition to the closing service, we will also have the installation of student officers for 2017-2018 and the presentation of Citizenship Honor Awards for this year.


Saturday, May 20th


From 9:00-10:30 am the DADs group will serve pancakes to the students in the Academy Rec Room.  At 1:00 pm that afternoon, the girls will have their first spring exam (English), and it’s become a tradition for the DADs group to help them get the day started with a little sustenance.



        Friday, May 19           1:45 pm      Online Courses

        Saturday, May 20       1:00 pm      English

        Sunday, May 21                               Reading Day

        Monday, May 22         1:00 pm      History

        Tuesday, May 23        1:00 pm      Language

        Wednesday, May 24   1:00 pm      Science

        Thursday, May 25       1:00 pm      Math




Friday, May 26th


  • Home Moravian Church (on the square in Old Salem)-11:00 am 
  • This event is required for all students


President’s Reception   

  • Rondthaler-Gramley House - noon  
  • For seniors and their families


Recognition Assembly  

  • Hanes Auditorium - 4:30 p.m.
  • Required for all students.
  • All parents are encouraged to attend.


Senior/Parent Dinner   

  • Bryant Hall - 5:45 pm – this is for seniors and their families.
  • No charge for the first five guests ($15/person after that)  Reservations requested.


Art Show Reception     

  • Fine Arts Center - 7:00 pm


Glee Club Spring Concert

  • Fine Arts Center, Hanes Auditorium - 8:00 pm 
  • Open to public.


Senior Fest - a dance and celebration for students, families, friends, faculty and staff.

  • The Commons - 10:00 pm-12:30 am


Saturday, May 27th



  • May Dell, 10:00 am   (In case of rain - Hanes auditorium, Fine Arts Center)
  • Required for all students




  • Academy Front Lawn (after graduation)


***Attendance at Baccalaureate, Recognition Assembly, and Graduation is required of all students.


Boarding students may leave as soon as the graduation is over on May 27th, about 11:30 am.  The dorms will close and all students should have moved out by 4:00 pm.  If this schedule presents a problem for you, please discuss it with Ms. Rogers prior to the end of school.


Also, Day Students should have lockers cleaned out and all personal belongings removed from the school by 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 27th.


Four weeks to go … let the countdown begin!


Take care,

Mary Lorick


NAHS Induction Ceremony

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 National Art Honor Society Inductees

Maiya Barsky (President), Wendy Guo (Vice President), Cynthia Bian (Secretary), Alexis Hubbard (Parliamentarian), Vivian Wang (Treasurer), Hannah Goldfarb (Historian), Charlotte Dorn, Anna Grace Sapp, Chase Alston, Blythe HUdson, Fadzai Mushayamunda, Grace Gould, Nina Thompson, Favor Idika, Jenae Edwards, Juna Qorlaze, Stelina Gjeci, Catherine Wright, Catherine Davila, Kiya Norman, Alexandra Robinson, Amanda Na, Charlotte Tang, Paula Gomez Lucas, Jasmine Robinson, Julia Zhou, Mekenna Hartwich, Bella Hartwich, Maggie Campbell, Alexandra Byers

Academy Students Volunteer in WFDD Pledge Drive

Salem Academy girls know how to leave their mark! Nine academy girls volunteered for the WFDD pledge drive earlier this week making quite the impression on the WFDD staff. They were articulate, intelligent and eager to make a difference. Thank you to everyone who called in to talk to our volunteers.




Advanced Placement Art Students to Exhibit at Sawtooth

Salem Academy Certified as Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Many members of the Salem Academy community dedicate hours to local organizations in volunteer throughout the school year.  Just look at the photos from our WFDD drive if you need proof!  If you are a passionate volunteer who’d like to receive recognition for your service in the community, our school is now a certifying organization for volunteers to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Click here for more information about this award.  If you’re interested in developing a volunteer profile, click here.  As you create your volunteer profile, remember to use our ROS key, BWQ-1303.  If you have any questions about this award, please contact our Dean of Students.


2018 JanTerm Trip to Great Britain

The Salem Academy Math Department would like to invite you on a fantastic journey as we explore Great Britain during JanTerm 2018:  Spend two nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow, one night in the Scottish Highlands, two nights in the English countryside, and three nights in the heart of London.  Walk through the amazing palaces of monarchs from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II. Stand in the shadow of monumental Stonehenge and marvel at ancient treasures in the British Museum.  Dive into Scottish history and learn about the great struggles between the Scots and the English.  Humbly explore the grand churches of Britain, including Westminster Abbey, the home church of the British Monarchy.  Take a ride on the towering London Eye Ferris Wheel high above the River Thames.  Hear the words of Shakespeare in the modern Globe Theater and visit the town of his birth. Relive the lives and music of the Beatles in their hometown.

Tentative travel dates of our 12-day tour are January 4th through January 15th, 2018.  For pricing and other details about the trip, please view the attached itinerary.  An interest meeting will be held for students during lunch later next week.  Feel free to direct any questions regarding this trip to either Kris Sorrells or Amanda Malatlian.  We would love to have your company on this exciting excursion!


Athletics Update

Varsity Soccer

Despite all the rain this week, the Sabers soccer team was able to get in two games to end the regular season out. On Wednesday, Salem took on American Hebrew Academy. The team fought hard and despite losing, played a great game that showed their progress from the first time they played AHA in the first game of the season. Carolina Norris and Emma Auch provided crucial minutes off the bench for the Sabers.

Thursday ended the regular season schedule for the Sabers and did so in the right way. Salem was able to secure another win over The Burlington School with a score of 2-1. Charlotte Dorn got the Sabers on the scoreboard on a goal, assisted by Maggie Campbell. TBS wasn’t giving up easily and found the equalizer halfway through the second half. But the Sabers were relentless and took the lead just 8 minutes later on a breakaway goal by Charlotte Dorn, which later proved to be the game winner. The team members showed great effort and enthusiasm all the way around and it was a true team victory.

The team will play in the first round of the TAC Conference Tournament on Tuesday with opponent, location, and time to be determined.


Varsity Track and Field

The Sabers had an eventful day at their last track meet of the regular season Thursday. The jumpers had several personal records from Jasmine Robinson in the triple jump and Aaliyah Brown and Taylor Marshall in the long jump.

Prayers go out to sophomore Favor Idika, who dislocated her ankle while high jumping. The team showed major support for their fellow Saber. Word is she is recovering well. The team and coaches wish her a very speedy, and more importantly, successful recovery.

The sprinters showed up well in their events, also, with personal records in the 100m dash from Kiya Norman and the 4x400 relay team running well.

The distance ladies had great showings from the 4x800 team and Lillian Giles in the 800.

The throws squad had great showings from Lucy Calaway winning the discus with a personal record throw, Makenna Hartwich placing third, and Uche Okoh winning the shot put.

Certainly, this has been an amazing season, and the coaches cannot wait to show up and show out in less than two weeks at the TAC Conference Championships, happening on Tuesday, May 9th at American Hebrew Academy. Go Sabers!


Lifeguard Training

There is a lifeguard certification class being offered the first two weekends of May. Please contact Ms. Howard to register or with any questions at 336-721-2732.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 2nd

Varsity Soccer in the first round of the TAC Conference Tournament, time and location TBA

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