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Week of August 12, 2018

From Head of School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Greetings from 500 East Salem Avenue! We have been busy these last few weeks—students’ schedules have been created, touch-up paint has been applied, and updated furniture has arrived in many of the dorm rooms. Rainy days have given us a beautiful entrance to the school as the flowers just pop against the green grass of campus.

For me, every day has been a gift: President Sandra Doran models high energy and complete Academy enthusiasm, and I know that you will feel the same way when you meet her; the staff members who have been here over the summer are more than gracious in my transition; and the faculty have been popping in and out, excited for the new academic year and the opportunity to teach your daughters.

I have a few reminders before we officially begin the 2018-2019 school year:

The Orientation Schedule for August 18 – August 25 can be found here. Please email Ms. Lauren Rogers, Dean of Students, if there are any questions.

Class schedules will be distributed during orientation; all forms must be submitted in order for a student to receive her schedule.

We do not have any changes to the dress code, but I am asking that all students adhere to a 5-inch minimum inseam on shorts.

Don’t forget about our Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 21, to discuss The House on Mango Street. Ms. Shellhamer and Mrs. Boyd have put together a fantastic discussion program, so you want to be certain you have read this short novel so that you can fully participate.

Finally, we have had suggestions to send out the Weekly Newsletter on Sunday instead of Friday, so for the rest of August and September, we are going to try that. I will send out a Survey Monkey in late September to see if this is the best time to provide information to you.

I look forward to meeting you, and I am counting the seconds until we have all the students back in the building!

Far may our song ring clear!

Carol Killebrew
Head of School

Investiture Service

Investiture Invite

New and Local Student Kick-Off Party

New and Local Students!  Please come join us for our back to school kick-off party at Westwood Club (265 Harper St, Winston-Salem, NC 27104) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16.

Bring your swimsuit and towel; we’ll provide dinner and games!

500 East Salem Ave | Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 1-877-40SALEM