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 March 23, 2018

From Interim Head of School, Miss T

Dear All,

Today begins Spring Break at the Academy. I’m not sure who is more excited, the students or the teachers. My hope for everyone is that you have a wonderful, relaxing time with family and friends. There is important work to accomplish when we return from the holiday, but the focus of the vacation is for students to refresh and rest, so as to be ready for the last two months of school. It is a reward for work well done and preparation for important work to come.

My best to all of you for a wonderful time together.

Take care,

Mary Lorick Thompson

Interim Head of School


Third Quarter Grades are Now Available

Third quarter grades are now available on the Parent Portal. Your daughter met with her advisor on Wednesday to discuss her grades and academic progress, and we hope that you will continue this conversation at home. If you have questions, please reach out to your daughter’s advisor.

Upcoming Activities

Upcoming Activities

Mary Poppins Won't Fly Without You

We need help with the flying that will take place with two of the characters in our Spring Musical. 

The Mary Poppins character will be flown up and out several times during the play. The Bert character will be lifted up into the air and then back down. In order to do these amazing feats, we need adults willing to work as the flight operators. 

This will include a training session on:

  • Friday, April 6th from approximately 3:45-7:00 pm.
  • and another session Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 am until noon. 

Along with this training session, flight operators will need to attend rehearsals and be there for show nights.  I am hoping to get enough flyers that not everyone will need to be there every night but can switch out.  It would be great to have 6-9 people. 

Please send an email to Kerry Lawson if you think this is something you can help with for the play. 

Athletics Update

Varsity Soccer
On Monday, March 19th, the Salem soccer team traveled to Burlington to take on defending conference champions, Burlington Christian Academy. As expected, BCA came out ready to play and put the Sabers on their heels for the entire game. Unfortunately, Salem could not get into a rhythm and spent much of the game on defense. Amanda Na and Lea Allescher provided valuable minutes at outside midfield.
The Sabers soccer team had a thriller game on Tuesday, March 20th as they traveled to American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro. The game was evenly matched and saw chances by both teams to score. AHA got on the board first with an own goal in the first ten minutes. They extended their lead with a second goal halfway through the first half. But the Sabers weren’t going to go down without a fight. Charlotte Dorn scored late in the half to pull Salem within one goal and down 2-1 at halftime. The second half was more of the same hard work and great passing but unfortunately, the Sabers weren’t able to convert any more shots into goals. The team fought hard for the entire eighty minutes.
The Sabers were back in action on Thursday for one more game before spring break as they hosted Salem Baptist. Both teams played a physical game and Salem was determined to make Salem Baptist work for their goals. Maggie Campbell and Mandy Peake  played very well in the defensive line and Charlotte Dorn and Sophia Itlis continue to provide a solid presence in the midfield. 
Varsity Track and Field
The Lady Saber track team has some follow up results from the March 15 track meet.  Congratulations to following ladies who claimed first in their season opener:  
  • Alia Agee - 400m Dash
  • Staci Davis - Long Jump
  • Favor Idika - Triple Jump
  • Tiarra Georges - Discus
The next competition scheduled will be Thursday, April 5th at Forsyth Country Day.  The coaches wish everyone a wonderful Spring Break. 


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 3rd
Varsity Soccer vs. Westchester Country Day School, 4:30
Thursday, April  5th
Varsity Track and Field at Forsyth Country Day School 4:0
Friday, April 6th
Varsity Soccer at Westchester Country Day School, 4:30
* Home events in italics.

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