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May
22

UVM Extension and 4H Opportunities for Students

VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe – Join the Leadership Team! We are looking for students entering grades 9-12 who would like to join the leadership team to help plan and organize the 2018-2019 teen science cafes. See attached information; applications are due no later than June 30. Youth Environmental Summit Seeking Workshop Presenters YES is an […]

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May
22

Summer Opportunities for TA Students

It is that time of year when students start to think about how they will spend their summers. Below is a list of different opportunities we have posted over the past few weeks, all compiled in one place for viewing convenience! UVM Extension and 4H Opportunities for Students River Bend Career and Technical Center Summer […]

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May
19

April 2018 Student of the Month: Ian Spelman

Our April Student of the Month, recognized in assembly on May 16, is an enthusiastic junior whose curiosity and love of learning shines through in all he does. As a sophomore last year, Ian Spelman embraced the challenge of honors level work in Stacy Barton’s U.S. History course with vigor and a high level of […]

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May
19

What You Need to Know: Week of May 21

Week of May 21: Monday, May 21:  Late-Arrival-Schedule.  School begins at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 24:  Arts Night.  Culinary arts sampling and visual arts display viewing, 5:30 p.m., Anderson Hall.  Choral and Instrumental Concert, 6:30 p.m., Martha Jane Rich Theater. Friday, May 25: Field Day: Grades 7-11:  Shortened day of classes from 8:10 a.m. to […]

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May
18

American Civil Rights Activist Shares Stories with TA Students

Wallace “Wally” Roberts is an American Civil Rights Activist who considers some of his most important civil rights work to be his time as the Freedom School Coordinator for Freedom Summer in Shaw, Mississippi in 1968. The goals of the Freedom Schools were to educate white students about black history and the current civil rights […]

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May
18

An Evening to Celebrate Thetford Academy Arts!

Thetford Academy Arts Night – Thursday, May 24, 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy the work of our culinary, design technology, visual and performing arts students. Viewing and sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall. Students from the Foods Around the World class will be serving savory hors d’oeuvres, including spanikopita, sushi, gougeres and more. […]

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May
12

What You Need to Know: Week of May 14

Week of May 14: Thursday, May 17: Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Friday, May 18: Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Saturday, May 19: Color Run sponsored by Clara Martin Center, 10 a.m. Dan Grossman Woods Trail Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Looking Ahead: Week of May […]

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May
10

TA Presents Spring Musical, Annie: May 17-19

THETFORD ACADEMY PRESENTS Annie MAY 17, 18, 19 All shows at 7 p.m. Thetford Academy’s Musical Theater class proudly presents, Annie, directed by Jenn Langhus and produced by Ray Chapin.  Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse […]

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May
04

TA Day of Giving: May 9

Thetford Academy is excited to announce its first-ever Day of Giving, scheduled for May 9, 2018. Coinciding with TA students’ annual participation in Operation Day’s Work, TA is working hard to make May 9 the “most generous day at TA.” From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., TA will be using social media to highlight its […]

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May
01

Science Teacher Accepted to Glacier Institute

TA Science teacher Gary Engler is one of 18 teachers from across the country selected to attend the Glacier Institute teacher workshop “Discovering Glacier through Science and Culture” at Montana’s Glacier National Park. The five-day science and field-based workshop is an opportunity for teachers to learn about resource topics at Glacier National Park and to […]

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Apr
28

Middle School Robotics Finish 25th in VEX World Championships

The Thetford Academy middle school robotics team (eighth grader Tate Whiteberg and seventh grader Isaiah Kol) competed in the VEX World Championships in Louisville, KY, Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, going 6-4-0 and finishing 25th out of the 92 teams that qualified from the U.S. and other countries. Tate’s and Isaiah’s robot made it to the […]

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Apr
28

Timber Framing Class Raises 2nd Phase of Outdoor Classroom

Rain, drizzle, and overcast skies didn’t dampen the spirits of Chris Schmidt’s 2018 Timber Framing class as students completed most of the second phase of their two-year project to build an outdoor classroom during “Raising Day” on Friday, April 27. On that day, the class erected two bents, connecting girts, shed posts, and shed rafters for […]

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Apr
28

What You Need to Know: Week of April 30

Week of April 30 Sunday, April 29, to Tuesday, May 1: NEASC Accreditation Committee Visit to TA Monday, April 30: Timber Framing Structure Raising Continues Friday, May 4: Blood Drive at TA, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Progress Report Period Closes Saturday, May 5: TOP Green-Up Day Kayaking Trip: Contact Scott Ellis for more information […]

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Apr
13

TA Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

TA juniors Shannon Hayes and Maximilian Horster were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the River Bend Career and Technical Center. The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top career and technical education students, provides scholarships for higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s competitive work […]

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Apr
12

Dr. Ray Chin to Present Mindfulness Program for Parents: April 27

Dr. Ray Chin, Thetford resident and expert in pediatric behavioral medicine, will present a special program on Friday, April 27, on the subject of Mindfulness. Sponsored by TAPA (Thetford Academy Parents Association), this free program will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the TA Library.  Snacks will be provided. Mindfulness is the cultivation of focused […]

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Apr
08

One Act Play Wins State, Heads to NE Drama Festival

Thetford Academy’s one act play has been selected to advance to the New England Drama Festival after winning the Vermont state title in the State Drama Festival in Springfield on April 6 – 7. The talented TA cast and crew of 12 students, led by director Ray Chapin, performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] […]

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Important Documents

TA 2017-2018 School Calendar
TA 2018-2019 Key Dates
Student Registration Form
TA Athletics Calendars
Student and Family Handbook
TA 2017-2018 Bus Routes

DAILY SCHEDULES:
  • Daily Schedule
  • Late Arrival Schedule
  • Early Dismissal Schedule
  • Exam Schedule

  • COUNSELING OFFICE INFORMATION

    LUNCH INFORMATION:
    2017-2018 Lunch Information

    THEME OF THE YEAR:
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    School Events

    May 28, 2018
    • Memorial Day - No School
      May 28, 2018

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    Athletics This Week

    May 26, 2018
    • HS T&F Meet @ Essex Invitational (qualifying required); bus 6am

    • V Baseball @ Blue Mountain 1PM

    • V Softball @ Blue Mountain 1PM

    • V Baseball @ Blue Mountain 1PM

    May 28, 2018
    • HS T&F Practice until 4:40

    May 29, 2018
    • HS T&F Practice until 4:40

    May 30, 2018
    • HS T&F Practice until 4:40

    May 31, 2018
    • HS T&F Practice until 4:40

    June 1, 2018
    • HS T&F Practice until 4:40

    Lunch

    May 21, 2018
    • Chicken Tenders

    May 22, 2018
    • Chicken Ceasar Salad

    May 23, 2018
    • Hot & Cold Sandwiches

    May 24, 2018
    • PIzza

    May 25, 2018
    • Field Day

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    “Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
    We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
    Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.
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