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.
Greetings to you all! I hope that you are enjoying this lovely spring weather.
The Board of Trustees and the Board of Visitors have been on campus this week and whenever they are here, I have the privilege of talking to them about the Academy and the accomplishments of our students. In pulling my information together this week, I am again amazed at all of the things that our students are involved in and at which they excel.
After coming off the accolades for Mary Poppins, and all of the musical and dramatic entertainment that it provided for so many people, we went straight to the AP art show opening last Friday night at the Sawtooth Center. The seventeen AP art students are displaying their works at the gallery at Sawtooth until May 23. If you have the opportunity to view the show, please do so. The girls are so talented!
On Wednesday afternoon, the piano students who take lessons from Mrs. Overton, gave their spring recital. It always impresses me that we have Academy students who want to learn music and will begin lessons in their high school years. Playing in piano recitals was the bane of my existence in my early years, and I have such respect for these young women who are willing to play for their peers and teachers.
At assembly yesterday, we recognized so many talented, learned, and accomplished students. Fourteen students were inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society and six students into the National Latin Honor Society for their achievement in their language study. There were also fifteen students inducted into Mu Alpha Theta, the math honorary society. During these 2 weeks, we are administering 16 different AP exams to 62 students. Most of their scores will be 4s and 5s if past years are anything to go by.
Fifty student-athletes were recognized with the Academic All-Conference award. These are students who played at least two sports during the year and have achieved a grade average of 3.5. Speaking of athletics, at the conference track meet on Tuesday, the track team came in first in the conference. You can see their trophy in the Tag Room! Four students were selected to the All-Conference track team and there are eleven students who have qualified for competition at the state level on May 18 and 19. This is a school record!
It has been my pleasure to work with so many talented Salem students through the years, and this year’s group is no exception. I am so pleased that I been here to enjoy their achievements and successes. We are at the end of the school year and I think we all - parents, students, teachers, and staff can look back on the year as one of accomplishment and growth.
My best to you all for a wonderful weekend.
Mary Lorick Thompson
Interim Head of School
Senior, Charlotte Dorn makes a presentation to the Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors about STEAM and Robotics at the Academy on Friday morning, May 11.
On Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15, Salem Academy will preview our 2018-2019 schedule with an 8:15 am start time, a 3:45 pm end time and five minutes between classes. Our AP exam schedule will not change on these dates; all testing will start at the previously scheduled time.
Parents and friends are invited to the Closing Chapel ceremony in the Academy Auditorium at 9:45 a.m. In addition to the closing service, we will also have the installation of student officers for 2018-2019, the recognition of our student publication, and the presentation of Citizenship Honor Awards for this year.
Saturday, May 19
From 9:00-10:30 a.m. the DADs group will serve pancakes to the students in the Academy Rec Room. At 1:00 p.m. 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.
Baccalaureate Home Moravian Church (on the square in Old Salem) - 11:00 a.m. This event is required for all students
President’s Reception Rondthaler-Gramley House - 12:00 noon (for seniors and their families)
Recognition Assembly Hanes Auditorium - 4:30 p.m. - required for all students. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Head of School Dinner Bryant Hall – 6:00 p.m. – this is for seniors and their families. There’s no charge for the first 5 guests ($15/person after that) Reservations requested – click here to RSVP.
Art Show Reception Fine Arts Center - 7:00 p.m.
Glee Club Spring Concert Fine Arts Center, Hanes Auditorium - 8:00 p.m. Open to the public.
Senior Fest The Commons - 10:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.. A dance and celebration for all students, families, friends, faculty, and staff.
Graduation May Dell, 10:00 a.m. Required for all student (Hanes auditorium, Fine Arts Center, if rain)
Reception 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 26, about 11:30 a.m. The dorms will close and all students should have moved out by 4:00 p.m. If this schedule presents a problem for you, please discuss it with Miss Rogers prior to the end of school.
Also, Day Students should have lockers cleaned out and all personal belongings removed from the school by
At this celebratory dinner, families can relax and spend time together before our evening events. There is no charge for families with five or fewer guests. Senior families with more than five guests will be charged $15 per additional guest. Please submit your RSVP by May 19.
Are you a Salem Academy Dad who wants to help out during our breakfast on Saturday, May 19? If so, please sign up here to join in on the fun with fellow dads! You help is appreciated and needed to make this event a success!
Track and Field-
On May 2nd, four ladies represented the Sabers while competing at Forsyth Country Day School. Miracle Etim-Andy broke the school record in the discus, which was set the previous week, with a throw of 102’10. Praise Idika also broke her own school record with a jump of 5’4. The results are as follows:
1st- Miracle Etim-Andy 102’10- PR & school record
1st- Praise Idika 5’4- PR & school record
2nd- Favor Idika 5’0
3rd- Kate Dossel 4’6
*PR – personal record
The Lady Sabers traveled to American Hebrew Academy for the 2018 TAC Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 8th. The team had a tremendous performance and won the TAC Conference Women’s Title. There were many outstanding performances and several personal records (PR) set. Alia Agree, Praise Idika, Monica Conley and Miracle Etim-Andy made the TAC All-Conference Team with their 1st place finishes.
The full results are below:
1st- Monica Conley 13.45
4th- Jenae Edwards 13.80
8th- Jeanine Ikekhua 14.41
2nd- Monica Conley 28.40
4th- Jasmine Robinson 29.74- PR
1st- Alia Agee 1:06- PR
4th- Kiya Norman 1:10- PR
8th- Lillian Giles 3:07- PR
7th- Winna Xia 15:40- PR
2nd- Jasmine Robinson 53.46- PR
5th- Tiarra Georges 56.21 - PR
2nd- Staci Davis, Jenae Edwards, Jeanine Ikekhua, Monica Conley 58.99
2nd- Kiya Norman, Staci Davis, Brier Evans, Tochi Okoli 2:02.99
3rd-Kate Dossel, Staci Davis, Kiya Norman, Alia Agee 4:46.88- SR
3rd- Alia Agee, Bianca Minter, Bella Hartwich, Lillian Giles 12:25.79- SR
2nd- Amira Rady 27’00
4th- Tochi Okoli 25’4.50
5th- Brier Evans 24’11.50
1st- Miracle Etim-Andy 100’00
2nd- Tochi Okoli 92’10
3rd- Lucy Calaway 88’10- PR
1st- Praise Idika 5’5- PR & School Record
2nd- Favor Idika 5’0
3rd- Kate Dossel 4’8
2nd- Staci Davis 14’2.50- PR
3rd- Jasmine Robinson 27’5.50- PR
*SR – season record
1 Salem Academy 154
2 Caldwell Academy 138
3 Burlington Christian 133
Friday and Saturday, May 18th & 19th-
Varsity Track and Field- NCISAA State Meet- Ravenscroft School
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