Practice Questions Now Available

Practice skirmish questions have been posted for all divisions! Coaches can find the practice questions on our Resources page. Viewing, downloading, and printing these PDFs require your access password. Please remember that password access and practice questions are for COACH USE ONLY. If you have forgotten your access password, please email Jeneé Orso and it will be sent to you as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to our virtual tournament on Friday, April 30, 2021! Please watch the website for announcements and tournament details as we get closer to the event!

Final Book List for 2020-2021

We are happy to announce the official reading list of 15 books for 2020-2021. Brief details for each book can be found here on the website. 3rd-4th Grade Division will read 9 of the books, 5th-6th will read 12, and 7th-8th will read 6 books. Please see each division’s complete list below:

3RD-4TH GRADE DIVISION

  • Another Quest for Celeste by Henry Cole
  • Book of Acts NIV Bible (Chapters 1-14)
  • Book Scavenger: The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 by Lauren Tarshis
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  • The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema by Priscilla Shirer
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

5TH-6TH GRADE DIVISION

  • Another Quest for Celeste by Henry Cole
  • Book of Acts NIV Bible (Chapters 1-14)
  • Book Scavenger: The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Rascal by Sterling North
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies 
  • The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema by Priscilla Shirer
  • The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISION

  • Book of Acts NIV Bible (Chapters 1-28)
  • Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold by Janet & Geoff Benge
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  • York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Welcome Back to a Crazy School Year

There is some good news for you in all this craziness. We are planning to move ahead with SALT for the 2020-2021 school year!

We have made the decision to shorten the reading lists by 25% since we might not be back on our campuses full time until at least November. We have been working to shorten the reading list and we will have that posted for you soon.

We will be extending grace on timelines to register your schools since getting your teams up and running might take some extra time.

We aren’t sure exactly what the tournament will look like on April 30th, 2021, but we are committed to making something happen if possible. It might even be a virtual tournament, but we will see what the guidelines look like closer to the spring before we make any major decisions.

Please contact us with any questions you might have. We are here to help figure out how to facilitate this and keep the momentum rolling for our kids!

Partial Book List for 2020-2021

We are ready to jump into our third season of SALT. As we welcome 7th and 8th graders to the club, here are the first nine books on our 2020-2021 reading list:

ALL GRADE DIVISIONS

  • Book of Acts NIV Bible (3rd-6th: chapters 1-14, 7th-8th: chapters 1-28)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

3RD-4TH & 5TH-6TH GRADE DIVISIONS

  • Another Quest for Celeste by Henry Cole
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  • The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema by Priscilla Shirer
  • The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

5TH-6TH & 7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISIONS

  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISION

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

These first nine books are listed with details here on the website. We hope you enjoy some great summer reading. Watch for the remaining nine books to be announced in August.

Final Book List for 2019-2020

We are so excited to get started for the school year! The official reading list for 2019-2020 is here:

  • Absolutely Truly Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Book of Nehemiah NIV Bible
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
  • Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion by Priscilla Shirer
  • The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks
  • What Was the Underground Railroad? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (5th-6th Grade Division Only)
  • Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen (5th-6th Grade Division Only)
  • Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton (5th-6th Grade Division Only)
  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Péne du Bois (5th-6th Grade Division Only)

Brief details for each book can be found here on the website.

Please remember that we have a mandatory coaches meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019. Join us at 4:00 pm in the Salem Academy Elementary Library. If you are unable to attend, please contact us so we can make alternate plans to get you the current information you will need for starting up your SALT program this fall. 

Partial Book List for 2019-2020

We are so excited to jump into our second season of SALT. Here are the first eight books on our 2019-2020 reading list:

  • Book of Nehemiah NIV Bible
  • Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion by Priscilla Shirer
  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
  • What Was the Underground Railroad? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (5th-6th Grade Division Only)

The first eight books we’ll be diving into are listed with details here on the website. Thank you for your suggestions and we hope you enjoy some great summer reading. Watch for the remaining eight books to be announced in August.