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.
We have completed the first full week of school and it feels so good to be back in a routine. Classes are going, the sports teams are practicing, book bags are everywhere and students and teachers are moving through the days with a sense of purpose.
During the Citizenship Assembly last week, I told everyone in the auditorium, teachers and students alike, that we each had a job to do. Not all of the jobs are the same but they are all necessary for the health of the community. Our collective job, as an institution, is to provide a safe place for us to live and learn and to provide the best possible education that we can provide. The students’ job is to work hard at their studies, play hard at their interests, follow the rules, and to be kind to those in the community. My job as Head of School is to oversee the smooth running of our school and to provide the best environment for all to be a part of. If we judge by what has happened this week, then I think we are on the correct path for all to do their jobs well and for us to have a happy and successful year.
Today is the first of September and by the end of the month when you join us for Parents Weekend, everyone will have been hard at work in their various endeavors. The Freshmen will have prepared Ring Banquet for the seniors, the seniors will have received their rings, teachers will have completed progress reports, and the information shared with students, many games will have been played, and a great deal of knowledge will have been taught and learned. It promises to be a great year and we are so pleased that your daughter is a part of the Salem community.
My best to all of you,
Mary Lorick Thompson
Interim Head of School
Here is a link to the Salem Academy Parents text alert sign-up form. I urge you all to sign-up to receive text alerts so that you are always aware when emergency information is shared with your daughters! Our intention is to test the emergency messaging system very soon, so please sign up as soon as possible.
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns.
Director of Public Safety
Please mark your calendars for Parents Weekend on September 29 and 30. On Friday afternoon, we will host a Parent Social. There will also be a College Counseling program for Senior families on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, we will have a morning program where parents will participate in a sample class day and meet for one on one conferences with their daughters’ teachers. */ Please plan to join us!
Our student body enjoyed team building, climbing challenges, and outdoor fun on Saturday, August 26th. Students faced fears, broke down different ways of communication and enjoyed s’mores by a campfire! To get a glimpse of our awesome weekend at Keyauwee, please take a look at our weekend photos on Flickr. (Keyauwee Photos)
* Salem Academy is in no way affiliated with Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council, Girl Scouts of the USA, Or with Keyauwee Program Center.
The annual Back to School Bash will be taking place tomorrow. The bash is the first big social/dance that Salem host guests from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia and Christ School in Arden. If your student is interested in bringing a guest to the Back to School Bash, please fill out the Dance/Event Permission Form by 10 pm today.
The cross country team had a strong showing at their first meet of the year, finishing third overall. Newcomer Sophia Iltis led the pack finishing in the top 10 with a time of 26:58. Returning runners Abigail Wucherer and Bella Hartwich rounded out the top three for the Sabers with times of 28:26 and 29:20, respectively. The entire team worked hard in preseason and have already made great strides in their race times.
Caldwell Academy, returning five of their top six players defeated Salem 7-2 at Guilford College on Tuesday in Salem’s first match of the season. Jayden Brown was impressive in her 6-0, 6-0 at the number 1 singles position and Veronica Li and Abby Duncan teamed up to win the number 3 doubles position in a hard fought 9-8 (7-5) tiebreaker in which Caldwell fought off four match points.
The Varsity volleyball season opened with a double header against Caldwell Academy on August 29th. This was a tough game; however, the team played well. The final scores of the games were 0-2 and 0-2. This game was a great learning experience for the team and they will continue to practice hard and improve.
Your Varsity Volleyball Sabers had their first home game against Burlington Christian Academy on Thursday, August 31st. While both teams played extremely hard, the Sabers fell short of a victory, 1-3. Maggie Dees and Alexandra Maycock contributed three kills each, while Sara Kent Trollinger had some incredible digs. Maggie Campbell showed up with some great serves and senior Kaely Miller’s positive attitude and overall hustle created some great plays. Come out and support your Sabers at their next home game on Thursday, September 7th against American Hebrew Academy.
Junior Varsity Volleyball
Thursday was the Sabers JV Volleyball’s first home game against Burlington Christian Academy. While Burlington did win 2-1, both teams put on a great match, fighting for every point. For your Sabers, Lillian Giles had 3 kills, 5 aces and 1 assist, Izzy Pare had 8 aces and 2 kills, Breanna Allison had 1 kill and 4 aces, Blythe Hudson had 4 assists and Angelina Pierre had six aces. We had a great game and all the energy we had coming from the stands and our Varsity Volleyball Team really pushed the girls to fight for every point. Looking forward to having the same energy on our next home game on September 14th.
Tuesday, September 5th
Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs. Cary Christian, 5:30
Varsity Field Hockey vs. Cary Christian, 4:30
Varsity Tennis at Statesville Christian, 4:00
Wednesday, September 6th
Junior Varsity Volleyball at Langtree Academy, 4:00
Thursday, September 7th
Cross Country at Cedarock Park, 5:00
Varsity Volleyball vs. American Hebrew Academy, 4:30
Varsity Tennis vs. Forsyth Country Day School, 4:00
Junior Varsity Tennis at Forsyth Country Day School, 4:30
Friday, September 8th
Varsity Field Hockey at Parrott Academy, 4:30
Saturday, September 9th
Varsity Field Hockey at Cape Fear Academy, 1:30
Home events in italics
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