JMA Armstrong High School/Salisbury Middle > News
September 15
Salisbury Night Live- Sept 19

September 12
Last day for Course Changes on Friday, September 13

January 20
Paint Night for Adults

Here We Grow Daycare is organizing a Paint Night as a playground fundraiser.  This will be for adults and will be held here at JMA Armstrong/Salisbury Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30pm -8:30pm.  The cost is $35.  From each ticket sold $10 will go towards the playground fund.  If you are interested, please contact Jennifer at

Seats can be purchased through Jenn and payments etransfered to with the password “Salisbury”. 


January 20
Exam Schedule 2018-2019
January 20
Updates for Assessment Week

Good Morning,

I wanted to review a few things about this week of assessments/exams. I would ask that you review these items with your children.

  1. There are no phones permitted. They are not even to be used as calculators. All students have been made aware of this.

  2. Students need to be prepared with an eraser, pencil, pen and calculator. All other materials like coats, hats, books, book bags are to be left in lockers.

  3. When students are in the building they are to be writing their assessment, eating their lunch or in a study hall.

  4. All students are to report to their class at 8:45AM. The assessment will start promptly at 9:00am.

  5. Students are expected to remain in their classroom until 10:30am during the assessment time.

  6. Any student who needs to complete a rewrite of the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) will do so Monday afternoon. These students met with Mr. Hammond last week to review expectations and details.

  7. On single day assessments bus students are expected to take the first bus run home at 1:30pm.

  8. Assessments are written in their period class. ie English in their English room


In the event of weather:

  1. If there is a school cancellation for Monday, students will have their exams pushed ahead a day. This will mean that students will write period 4&5 on Friday.

  2. If school is cancelled Monday and Tuesday, exams will be doubled on Wednesday, period 1&2, Thursday will stay period 3 and Friday will be period 4&5.

  3. Any day we have a double assessment (one in the am, one in the pm) we will start at 8:20am for the am assessment and 11:50 for the second one.

  4. If buses are delayed for an hour we will start our exams at 9:20am.

  5. If there are any school cancellation from Monday- Thursday, the goal is to have all exams completed at the end of the day Friday. Turn around days will be Monday, Tuesday (no school for students) and the new term starts on Wednesday, January 30th

  6. If there is a school cancellation on Friday, assessments will be completed on Monday, January 28th. Turn Around days will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday so second semester would begin on January 31st.



    If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Dorcas or myself.


    Happy Studying!

November 25
Christmas Turkey Dinner- December 12

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance by December 7th using school cash or in person at the cafeteria. 

Tickets are $6.75$​

November 17
Outdoor Space Fundraiser Tonight - November 17

7:00pm in the teaching Theater

Justin Bannister and Friends

Cake Auction and other prizes

Tickets are $12.00 at the door


September 10
Salisbury Reading Rally and Random Acts of Kindness

Fundraiser for the Middle School Playground begins

September 09
Salisbury Night Live

We are inviting all families to join us on Thursday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30pm for our version of meet the teacher! More details to follow.​

September 09
Middle School Boys Soccer

Mr. Stephen Melanson has graciously agreed to coach the Middle School Boys Soccer team.

Practices will begin shortly. ​

September 03
School Fees

​School Fees are $30 per student. Families of 3 or more students pay $75.00. These fees offset the costs of things like guest speakers, assemblies and field trips.


Fees can be paid using the School Fees and Forms link on the Anglophone East Website.

September 03
Mark Your Calendar

​Thursday, September 27th starting at 6:00pm for our  school extravaganza

Keep watching as we relase more details.

September 03
Middle School Boys Soccer Coach Needed

​We are short a coach and soccer season starts in the next 2 weeks. If we are not able to secure a volunteer there will be no team for our boys this year.

September 03
Senior Boys Soccer Coaches Found

​Mr. Cameron is going to coach our boys with Mr. Hammond assisting!


August 22
Senior Girls Soccer Tryouts

​​​On Monday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 29th the Senior Girls Soccer team will be holding tryouts from 4:30-6:30pm at the school soccer field. Any girls from grades 9-12 are invited to participate. Please bring cleats, and shin guards if you have them as well as water.

If you have any questions please contact Lucille Colpitts, team manager, at 372-9156 or by email at


August 18
School Pictures on September 12
August 18
First day of classes for grades 10-12, September 5
August 18
First day of classes for Grades 5-9 on Tuesday, September 4

September 20
Rebranding - A New Look!

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September 20
Rebranding - A New Look!

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September 20
Rebranding at Armstrong High

​JMA Armstrong High is moving forward with fresh new logos to honour John Melvin Adair Armstrong's good name and finally moving forward with the recognition of his full name. not just the initials of his first and middle names.

We, as a staff, felt it was time to make the move with conversations and designs in June 2017. The ideas and images steadily improved over the summer with confidence in a formal logo and most recently a sporty-styled use of Armstrong with Cougars.

This also led us in the direction to finally get the school's colour schemes down and ownership of these colours - maroon, white and blue - with the correct cougar face and greater need for a recognizable logo "A" for Armstrong.

​We are so close to having these completed for all to see - students, staff, community. A rebrand launch will definitely be in the works with a celebration for Armstrong High and we would like the community to come along for the fun. Stay tuned! Go Cougars!