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 February 16, 2018

From Interim Head of School, Miss T

Dear All,

It is with great excitement that I share with you that we are beginning our Head of School candidate visits. The first candidate to come to campus will be with us on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 and 21. He is the Reverend Dr. Ned Edwards and he is currently serving at Chatham Hall School in Virginia. We will have an open forum for parents to meet and speak with Dr. Edwards on Tuesday afternoon, February 20 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the Reception Room here at the Academy. We hope to see many of you here.

There will be two more candidates coming to campus during the following week. Laura Clay will be here on February 26 and 27 and Carol Killebrew will be here on February 28 and March 1. There will be an open forum for parents for both of those visits, with the particulars in next week’s Newsletter. Biographies of all of the candidates are found here.

This is an exciting time of positive change for the Academy and we are all so pleased to be able to welcome three wonderful educators to our school.

Take care,

Mary Lorick Thompson

Interim Head of School


Robotics Team

Check out this amazing video by Charlotte Dorn.



The Sisters of the Motherboard, Salem Academy’s First Tech Challenge Robotics Team, have had a busy spring semester.  Over the past three weekends, they have competed in three competitions.  


January 27 at Southern Guilford High School

  • 2nd place Think Award - For a strong engineering notebook that displays creative thinking when solving an engineering challenge

  • 3rd place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award - For an innovative and creative robot design component

  • Qualified for the state championship!

February 3 at Kennedy Middle School in Charlotte

  • 3rd place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award - For an innovative and creative robot design component

Finally, on Saturday February 10, the Sisters of the Motherboard competed in the North Carolina State Robotics Competition held at NC A&T University.  The Sisters did a wonderful job, meeting their personal goals of grabbing and moving the relic, placing glyphs, and scoring jewels!! Additionally, they demonstrated how they have been improving their programming skills.

The Sisters earned many compliments from the judges for their outreach programs, spirit, and desire to increase awareness of the STEM fields.


Although the First Tech Challenge (FTC) program is primarily a team sport, there is a component known as the Dean’s List where robotics members are recognized individually for their work and contributions to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. To be selected for any level of the First Tech Challenge Dean’s list is an honor.   Of all of the hundreds of students participating in FTC, a few North Carolina team members were chosen as Semi-Finalists and only three of these were chosen as Finalists.  This year, Ashley Peake (A’19) & Abigail Wucherer (A’19)  were chosen as Semi-Finalists.

Additionally, we are so excited to share the news that  Ashley Peake was chosen as one of the three finalists from North Carolina. Ashley will have the opportunity to attend the World Championship in Houston and potentially earn a spot as a Dean’s List Winner.   


Congratulations to all of The Sisters on their great work this season.



Ashley Peake, with NC’s other two Dean’s List Finalists, Meenakshi Singh (ECG Robotics) and Cameron Fox (Guzzoline Robotics).


The Sisters Robot (named Sebastian) scores the yellow relic.


Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fountain

ABOVE: Mrs. Malatlian’s and Mrs. Sorrells’ advisees enjoying their annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fountain Party, complete with chocolate-covered marshmallows, peanut butter balls, pineapple, strawberries, Oreos, brownies and more!


Athletics Update

Spring sports tryouts will begin on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.


SAVE THE DATE for 2018 STEAM camp for girls June 18 to June 22

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