Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 14, 2019

Salem Academy

From the Head Of School

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.“ - Melinda Gates

I would like to provide you with a recap of Salem Academy “voices” in the last week:

Friday, November 8
The Salem Academy Glee Club members were guest performers at the Salem Sings! Concert which was held in Hanes Auditorium. Dr. Sonja Sepulveda combined our ensemble with the Salem College Chamber Choir, the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, and the Palmetto Voices in a magnificent performance. This was a great preview of our Academy Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 pm.

Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11

Open House and Shadow Days are successful because of the students. Prospective families had the opportunity to experience the poise and confidence that all Salem Academy students possess. The Academy Admissions team knows how to market the school: Put the students in the spotlight.

Thursday - Sunday, November 14 - 17
Communicating Doors, our fall production, promises to be a mixture of comedy, mystery, and intrigue! Students have been working under the direction of Ashley Pearson, our drama instructor, and the energy that has been shared in previews should result in a full house for every performance!

Friday - Sunday, November 15-17
Model UN, under the direction of Chris Royster with the assistance of Gloria Frost, will be attending its first competition of the year at Appalachian State. While considered a club, Model UN participants are expected to be knowledgeable in current events as well as the challenges of the global community. They always seem to return to school with accolades.

I can go into any classroom, eavesdrop on any conversation, or attend any club meeting and the result would be the same: Salem Academy students are expressing themselves with dignity and empathy, with conviction and compassion. What a gift to this community!


Far may our song ring clear!

Carol Killebrew

World Civilizations Field Trip to WFU Museum of Anthropology

Academy Students

Students in World Civilizations recently traveled just up the road to visit Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology where they studied the exhibit Stoneware on the Silk Roads: Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns. It was an excellent opportunity to see how archaeology contributes to historians’ understanding of the cultural diffusion which occurred along the Silk Roads over many centuries.

On-Campus College Visits

The following colleges will be here next week:

Tuesday, November 19th:

  • Salisbury University: 9:05 am
  • University of Alabama: 1:20 pm

Senior Writing Scholarship

Seniors: If you like to write this may be the scholarship for you! Look on the bulletin board on Dr. Spong’s door for details for this contest!

Fall Play Production

2019 Fall Play Flyer


Check out the hard work of our student cast and laugh your way through this enthralling time-traveling murder mystery! Shows are at 7:30 pm Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16, and 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 17. Admission is FREE and you’re sure to be entertained!

Upcoming Athletic Events

  • 11/19: Basketball vs. Chatham Hall - Away at 4:30 pm

  • 11/21: Basketball vs. Calvary Day - Away at 4:30 pm

  • 11/21: Academy Swim Team Meet - Home 4:30

  • 11/23: Fencing Team Meet at Glenwood Rec Center – Greensboro 10:00 AM

Upcoming Activities and Events

Upcoming Activities and Events

Come out to Old Salem’s Hanging of the Greens this Saturday!

On Saturday, we will meet at North Main at 10:00 am to begin hanging greenery in Salem Square. Please bring scissors if you are participating. The Academy group will leave from the tag room at 9:45 a.m. 

Travel to beautiful Greece with the Salem Academy and College community

Join Salem's ever-growing travel community on an unforgettable journey to stunning Greece departing June 5, 2020. This itinerary—custom-designed for Salem travelers by our boutique, Greek-American travel partners—enjoys the best that Greece has to offer, including three nights in a picturesque, seaside town, three nights in legendary Athens at the foot of the Acropolis, and three nights sailing the Aegean Sea on a Greek Island cruise.

Marvel at the golden burial goods of Greek heroes of the Trojan War, test the acoustics at the world's best-preserved ancient theater, hear the words of the Apostle Paul in their original context in Corinth, stand in the shadow of the Parthenon, walk the preserved streets of Ancient Ephesus, see the cave where John had his revelation on Patmos, and soak up the blue and white beauty of Mykonos and Santorini. For more information, please speak with our tour host, Salem Academy History Chair Betsy Overton, or visit the tour website for the full itinerary at

Winter Greenery Workshop

Greenery Workshop

Mark your creative calendars!  Support the Jr. Garden Club and get in the holiday spirit!

Support Home Moravian Church’s Beloved Candle Tea

Want to support the local community and gain volunteer hours? Interested in experiencing Candle Tea as an insider?  This year is the 90th Anniversary of Candle Tea, and the Home Moravian congregation is looking for help from Salem Academy.

Volunteer by going to SignUpGenius at the links below or call Kate Hix on 336-765-3606.  We have over 100 positions left to fill.  It is easy to sign-up on SignUpGenius: 

Trim lovefeast candles for Candle Tea on November 10th in the Fellowship Hall following worship and Sunday school.  Lunch will be served at noon for $5 per person. Please register by calling the Church office by Monday, November 4th at 336-722-6171.

If you have any questions, contact Bev Moore at or 336-978-5592.

Emergency Notification System

Parents, please sign up here, for our new and updated Emergency Alert notification system. By signing up, you can register your mobile device to receive an emergency text and call alerts from Salem Academy, as well as update your registered mobile number(s) when/if your contact information changes. Salem Academy uses this system to inform parents of important updates such as campus closings or delays during inclement weather and other urgent or emergency-related notifications. If you have difficulty or questions about signing up, please contact our IT Helpdesk at