Thetford Academy Drama students will perform a one act play, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] (revised), in the school's MJR Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield condensed their hilarious full-length play (which TA produced in the fall) into a 50-minute whirlwind that students are taking to the Vermont One Act Competition.
The cast and crew will welcome feedback after the show as they continue to polish their production for the upcoming Regional Drama Festival … read more
On Friday, Feb. 16, the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 10th annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition was held at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. Sixteen schools with over 145 students participated in an incredible display of artistic talent. Juror for the show was Patrick Dunfey, Head of Exhibitions Design and Planning at the Hood Museum of Art.
Ten TA art students have work displayed in the show. We are very … read more
The January 2018 Student of the Month is a confident and talented Panther who possesses a strong voice, both as a writer and a visual artist. This may seem incongruous with this quiet, unassuming student, unless you are one of her many friends gathered daily around the table in the art room passionately discussing things like dense plot lines and detailed depictions of dragons. Drawing and writing about dragons and mythical worlds are just two … read more
HANOVER, N.H.—Feb. 5, 2018—FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm, are partnering on a high-tech manufacturing and engineering program for high school seniors at both Lebanon High School and Thetford Academy. In addition to learning career readiness skills, participating students will earn two credits toward graduation, including one full math and half a science credit.
The program’s introduction follows more than 18 months of planning between the two employers and schools. Designed to last one full semester or 18 … read more
This Saturday, Feb. 3, come to TA for a day full of basketball and to benefit a great cause!
The JV and varsity girls basketball teams will be taking on Rivendell at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively.
Followed by the JV and varsity boys teams playing Harwood at 2:30 and 4 p.m.
Aside from a great day of basketball, all donations made throughout the day will be given directly to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC. Dartmouth-Hitchcock … read more
Celebrate the natural world and our place in it by watching this selection of award winning films from the acclaimed Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This event is the premier nature film competition celebrating the world’s best science, conservation, wildlife films.
Our afternoon will feature beautifully crafted short and medium length films which inspire wonder, catalyze change, and broaden horizons.
Schedule of films and brief descriptions can be found on town bulletin boards and Listerv.
Come for one … read more
The 2017-2018 TACADIAN, Thetford Academy's yearbook, is available for pre-order. This year there is the option for a hardcover OR a softcover yearbook; the content of the books will be the same in both books.
Yearbooks will arrive at the end of May, and a supplement book, with everything from the remainder of the year will be distributed at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Hardcover is $35
Softcover is $25
The option for a digital version of … read more
TA Class Year shirts are available to purchase for three (3) days only! The store will close at midnight on Sunday, Jan. 21, to ensure that the shirts will arrive by Founders' Day!
The baseball style shirts are available for alumni and all current classes at TA!
Order yours today!
Click here to order.
*There must be a minimum of 12 of each class for the order to be filled* … read more
Sophomore Tim Gray has recently completed a map of all the trails around Thetford Academy for the Thetford Outdoor Program, as a special project for TA's new, half-day Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education course.
To complete the project, Tim spent many hours in the woods behind Thetford Academy mapping out the many trails in TA's woodlands and neighboring Thetford Hill State Park, which the school manages. He located and walked every trail, while using his GPS … read more
75th Annual Founders' Day!
On Friday, Feb. 2, Thetford Academy celebrated its 199th birthday with the 75th annual Founders’ Day celebration!
This year's theme was animated movies; each class chose an animated movie for their class to represent. Students displayed their individual talents and creativity by preparing skits, building floats, decorating cakes, making costumes, and designing banners that incorporated the specific movie as well as earned points for their class. Classes also earned points by competing in … read more
When our December Student of the Month found herself at challenging spots both in Mrs. Barton’s Economics class and in World History with Kelly Welsh, she demonstrated the grit and determination necessary to succeed. “Many students hit dead ends shortly after they begin their research papers,” Kelly explained, “and many others start a paper with great promise only to later run out of the time and energy needed to revise and improve their work. Anabel … read more
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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