The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is excited to announce the opening of our new classroom space in the Thetford Hill State Forest. Students in the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class have constructed a platform and will raise a 20-foot yurt on Sunrise Hill, at the highest point of Thetford Hill State Park adjacent to Thetford Academy. The class would like to celebrate this new space with Thetford Academy students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and … read more
Twenty Thetford Academy alumni came back to TA on Saturday, Nov. 25, to play in the 2017 Alumni Basketball Game. Representing classes from 1984 up through 2017, this group of Panthers put on quite the show. The high energy game, officiated by Coach Mark Weigel and Casey Huling '92, remained close for the full 40 minutes, with neither team leading by more than 8 points at any time. At the end of regulation the contest … read more
Senior Sam Kidder was named November Student of the Month during assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 29. As she presented the award, math teacher Dawn Deibler shared the following remarks:
We are often asked what makes a Student of the Month. The truth is there is no algorithm or formula. We look for students who embody what it means to be a Panther. November’s student of the month is an ideal candidate. He may not always complete … read more
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Soccer team on their 3-1 victory over Green Mountain last Saturday, Nov. 4, to bring home the 2017 Division III State Title, the first for the girls soccer program in 23 years!
The Panthers took control early on, with a goal from senior Brooke Horniak, assisted by Ellen Veracka, less than 2 minutes into the match. The scored remained 1-0 through the rest of the first half, despite strong pressure on … read more
Thetford Academy robotics teams 4886B and 4886C travelled to North Conway, NH, on Saturday, Nov. 4, to face 29 other teams from eight schools.
Team 4886C, with senior Clay Goodling (who joined our team last spring) and third year competitor, 9th grader Alex Holzer, finished first in the qualifying rounds with the best record of the day; Clay and Alex were team captains and first seed in the elimination rounds.
Team 4886B, with 8th grader Tate Whiteberg … read more
Thetford Academy will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.
London’s longest running comedy is a hilarious, fast-paced romp through all of the Bard’s 37 comedies, tragedies, and histories, all in about 87 minutes! With a hip-hop Othello, Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, lots of pop culture references, and even some audience interaction, there is something for everyone in the production.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] will be … read more
October’s Student of the Month for the 2017-2018 school year is an outstanding junior who demonstrates TA’s core values every day. Skyra Coulter is a pleasure with whom to share a classroom. She is creative, serious, and kind-hearted. Skyra is a true scholar who has high expectations of herself, as well as lofty goals - one of which is to travel the world.
She will be well-served in those travels by her innate curiosity. She works … read more
The TA Winter Apparel Store is up and running! Place your order today for all your TA winter gear.
The deadline for the Winter Store order is Nov. 19.
All orders will be here in time for the holidays!
How does it work?
You are welcome to place as many orders as you would like before the store closes on Nov. 19. However, ALL orders will ship after the store closes and will be delivered within two to three … read more
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