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 13, 2018

From Interim Head of School, Miss T


Dear All,

We are at that point in the year where each week is packed with activities and special events. This week, several of our students qualified for the state meet in track, the final rehearsals for “Mary Poppins” are well on their way to the opening next Thursday, reviews have begun for the AP exams, and the decorating has begun for the prom tomorrow night. On campus this week, were the finalists for the position of Interim President of Salem Academy and College. There will be an announcement early next week of who will be filling this important role.

You have already received information about the Joel Weston Award for Faculty Excellence, but I would like to mention it one more time. We have some of the most dedicated and supportive faculty here at Salem and each year we have the opportunity to recognize one of them for their service to students. If you have not already done so, please consider making a nomination for this award. You received a nomination form but you can also make a nomination by emailing Kathy Barnes here at the Academy at kathyw.barnes@salem.edu. To place someone’s name in nomination, send their name and a few brief remarks about why you feel they deserve this award. The nominations are due by Monday, April 16. I thank you for your participation in this important process.

It looks and feels like we have finally gotten some real spring weather. I hope each of you has a wonderful weekend and can enjoy this change of season. My best to each of you.


Take care,

Mary Lorick Thompson

Interim Head of School


Upcoming Activities

Upcoming Activities

Registration Information

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is underway, and we are so excited about some of the additions for next year, including Salem College history and English classes offered at the Academy, Honors Computer Science Principles, a Yearbook class, and a one-semester college essay writing course for seniors.  Students met with their advisors on Wednesday to begin the conversation about course selection for next year. Our goal is for each student to discuss her interests with her advisor and family and to think carefully about selecting courses that will be challenging, but not overwhelming. Advanced level courses do require department approval, and your daughter’s advisor and teachers can help her determine the appropriate course level.  Students must return their completed registration card, with any required signatures, by Wednesday, April 25.

Please feel free to reach out to your daughter’s advisor or to Betsy Boyd (betsy.boyd@salem.edu) if you have questions about course offerings or the registration process.  You can review our complete list of course offerings for next year here.


Teammates For Life: Leveraging The Positive Power Of Peer Networks

Wake Forest University, along with a host of community partners, is proud to host Teammates For Life: Leveraging the positive power of peer networks April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the LJVM Coliseum.
This event is featuring former major league pitcher John Trautwein‘s personal story of tragedy and hope. When John and his wife Susie lost their teenage son Will to suicide in 2010, they saw no warning signs that their popular and apparently happy son was struggling. To raise awareness about teen suicide and the challenges our teens face in today’s world, they created the Will to Live Foundation. The Will to Live Foundation is on a mission to encourage kids to “talk about it” and serve as Teammates For Life as they encounter life’s sorrows and joys.   In addition to the foundation, Trautwein also wrote a book called My Living Will, which documents his experiences with suicide and suicide prevention.
This event is free and open to the public. Also, there is no age restriction for this event.  Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. Join thousands of teens and parents from across the Triad at the LJVM Coliseum on April 16 and become Teammates For Life.

Mary Poppins Starts Next Week

Mary Poppins The Musical

Re-enrollment contracts

We are looking forward to welcoming your family back to Salem Academy next fall!
Our re-enrollment contracts will be completed online this year.  As part of this form, you will be able to review address information and contact information we have on file in our system.  Please update any information to help us keep our records up to date.  In addition, the Honor Pledge and Computer Usage Policy are also part of the electronic re-enrollment process; you will have to acknowledge and agree to these components in order to submit your form.
Some information cannot be updated from the form. If you have any name or parent updates, please contact the Admissions Office and we will assist you in updating the information.
The username and password will be the same as you use to access NetClassroom. Contracts should be returned within two weeks, by April 27th.
To access the contract, you may do so here.

Please let us know if you have any questions! You may call the Admissions Office at 336-721-2643.

Please note: if you need to use a payment method other than a credit card (i.e. check, Flywire, etc) please contact our office. International credit cards SHOULD work for the payment system.
We hope you are excited about next year! We thank you for your patience, as we have had several technical difficulties that have prevented us from sending out our contracts until today.


Athletics Update

Varsity Soccer
The Salem soccer team hosted Salem Baptist on Tuesday for their second matchup of the season. The Sabers came out strong and put in a good first half showing. Despite giving up an early goal, the team fought hard to even the score with a long shot from Charlotte Dorn that made it through the fingertips of the Salem Baptist goalie. The visiting team was able to extend their lead going into halftime with a penalty kick from a handball in the box. The Sabers saw many chances in the second half to score with multiple shots hitting the post and going just wide of the goal. Lea Allescher and Amanda Na played great games for Salem with both of them creating scoring chances for the home team. 
The team is back in action this afternoon as they host the top team in the conference, Burlington Christian Academy. 
Varsity Track and Field
Last week on April 5th, the Sabers hit the road to Forsyth Country Day School, where they placed second in the meet overall to the host school. The meet turned out great performances, with top finishes in the 100m from Monica Conley (2nd), Alia Agee in the 400 (2nd), and Praise Idika in the high jump.

The following individuals set personal records at the meet:
  • Shanil Henriquez in the 100m
  • Jeanine Ikekhua, Brier Evans, and Iyana Lee in the 200m
  • Tiarra Georges in the 300m hurdles
  • Bella Hartwich in the 800m
  • Miracle Etim-Andy and Tiara Willie in the shot put
  • Brier Evans and Jyana Seaman in the discus
  • Kate Dossel in the high jump

The team also had season-best performances from Jasmine Robinson in the 300m hurdles (placing 2nd), and Staci Davis (1st) and Aaliyah Brown (4th)in the long jump. The 4x100m relay team of Jeanine Ikekhua, Monica Conley, Staci Davis, and Kiya Norman placed 2nd overall with a time of 55.32. The 4x400m relay team of Alia Agee, Praise Idika, Tochi Okoli, and Kate Dossel placed first overall with a time of 4:54.00. Shot put had 2nd-5th place finishes from Tochi Okoli,Lucy Calaway, Julia Luchner, and Tiara Willie. Discus had 2nd-4th place finishes from Tochi Okoli, Makenna Hartwich, and Tiarra Georges.

Upcoming Events
Friday, April 13th
Soccer vs. Burlington Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, April 16th
Soccer at Caldwell Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17th
Soccer at American Hebrew Academy, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18th
Track and Field at Forsyth Country Day School, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19th
Soccer at Calvary Day School, 4:30 p.m.
Home events in italics
Lifeguard Training
There will be a lifeguard certification class offered on May 11th and 12th at Salem Academy’s pool. Please contact Ms. Howard to register or with any questions at 336-721-2732.

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