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Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006, 06:11 pm
lifeinsong: Go Ms Ellis!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Salem Academy Instructor Wins Scholarship to Study in Japan

The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund has granted Salem Academy history instructor Lynn Ellis a scholarship to study in Japan for three weeks this June. Ellis is one of 600 teachers nationwide to be selected for the program this year.

The Japanese government sponsors the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (JFMF) to provide American primary and secondary school teachers with fully funded short-term tours of Japan in order to foster increased awareness and understanding between Japan and the United States. The program was established to show the Japanese people's appreciation for the U.S. Fulbright scholarship program, which has enabled American students to travel and study overseas since 1946.

Ellis, who lives in Winston-Salem, is the second Salem Academy instructor to earn a scholarship. Biology instructor Sharon Spencer received a scholarship in 2001. The JFMF program also dovetails with the goals of World View, a global-awareness curriculum program, which the school joined last year.

Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006, 12:34 am
lifeinsong: Attn: Class of 2005

You may have already received your blue envelope, or it may arrive in the mail later this week.
This blue envelope claims to be a donation slip for the Academy fund or some other such hoo-ha.

In reality, this blue envelope is a very small altar. Upon which The Gods of Good Times receive their worship.

Think of Buffalo Wild Wings
and Senior Outings
and Ring Banquet
and Graduation
or any other fabulously kickass moment in your time at Salem

and pass that intention with your offering to The Gods.

A dollar in the envelope + a stamp = $1.39 isn't too much to say Thy Virgin Trees Stand Tall and We Kick More Ass Than '04. Or any other class, for that matter.

Tue, Dec. 6th, 2005, 12:29 am
lifeinsong: O little town

Who's coming to the Xmas concert/ Alum Brunch?

And why the hell am I so excited to be back in Winston?

PS - Class of 05, remember to bring the pennies from your pocket change. ;)

Tue, Nov. 8th, 2005, 02:26 pm
dropsofwater: play!

ok people. you all have no excuse to miss salem's fall play And Then There Were None. formerly known as Ten Little Indians.

it's totally awesome! so you should come see it. (it even has a real gun shot...oooo)

Thursday, November 17th - 7:30pm
Friday, November 18th - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19th - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 20th - 2:00pm

location: the drama workshop...duh

BE THERE! (because it's totally not cool if you miss it)

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2005, 09:23 pm
werven_scy: This is amusing...

HEY SALEM. You're on Wikipedia, the best dictionary ever.


Mon, Oct. 24th, 2005, 07:33 pm
lifeinsong: (no subject)

Okay, now that I'm going to school on an actual campus that forces me to go outside in the snow (yes, it's supposed to snow tonight) in order to get my education, I would highly appreciate some Salem Gossip.
It'll help keep me warm at night.


So what the hell is up?

Mon, Sep. 5th, 2005, 08:54 pm
dropsofwater: (no subject)

ok i need to rant. and i have to do it now.

i fucking hate the school's new internet deal.

they put internet in the new rooms, which obviously is a problem b/c then people will be online all the time. however, to fix this they decided "ok well we'll just turn the internet off at 11:30pm and all will be happy"

except not. first of all, the people with the new rooms all have at least a junior lights out, so i have 1/2 and hour left legally, and i can't even be online. oh no, i can't go to the lab, because not only do they turn off the internet in the rooms, they turn it off for the entire school.

it gets better. the printer doesn't work unless it's online. so if you haven't finished whatever you want to print by 11:30 then you're screwed.

and they cut off at the same time on WEEKENDS!

YES! i'm not lying to you! the computer lab junkies are practically ruined! the computers are useless after 11:30pm everynight. and there is nothing we can do about it.



p.s. i have heard that they are trying to figure out a way to get the internet to not turn off on weekends. but still, it's annoying that i can't follow my pattern. :(

Fri, Aug. 19th, 2005, 10:44 pm
werven_scy: Alright, I gathered some interesting stuff....

SO. The question of the week is: Is Jessie really pregnant and preparing to marry the culprit? Or is this a crass scheme designed to discredit her (although considering that she's already pretty low...)?

Sat, Aug. 13th, 2005, 06:21 pm
werven_scy: hmm...

I found out why ms. martin is leaving. She was offered more money AND the chemistry post at that new high school, I think it's Reagan. You all know she's been coveting the chemistry post at salem for years (she hates physics with a passion, just like me) and so finally she got fed up with it. It's funny, really. Kind of a snape complex, if you think about it.

Thu, Aug. 11th, 2005, 08:42 am
werven_scy: So I heard this this morning

Dr. Thrift is resigning. After 15 years and a sabbatical, she is leaving Salem. No more throaty speeches. I'm still up in the air about whether this is a good thing or not.

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