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Sep
18

UPDATED: College Representatives Visit TA

Starting next week, the Counseling Office will be hosting representatives from a wide variety of schools and colleges. Juniors and Seniors interested in applying to college are encouraged to meet with these visiting representatives. September Visit Schedule School NameRepresentativeLocationDateTimeDartmouth CollegeVanessa PiusCounseling Office 9/06/201811:05 a.m. Rivier UniversityNathan SmithCounseling Office9/10/20189:00 a.m.Stonehill CollegeAbby MeachemCounseling Office9/10/201811:30 a.m.Bard CollegeLindsay PikeCounseling […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
17

International Student Welcome BBQ

On Sunday, Sept. 23, Thetford Academy international students and their host families gathered at the Bugg residence to meet, mingle, and catch up over BBQ and lawn games. Now in year 8, TA’s International Student Program enrolls up to 10 students annually from around the globe. This year’s 4 international students hail from China and […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
11

College Information Night for TA Seniors

Thetford Academy seniors and their families are invited to TA’s annual College Information Night on Sept. 20 — the same night as Parents Back-to-School Night. All parents are invited to begin their evening by attending a short “parent assembly” at 6 p.m. in Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. Following the assembly, parents will attend their student’s classes […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
11

Bicentennial Community Hike: Sept. 15

Have you ever wondered where the Thetford Academy trails go?  Are you curious about the school’s management of Thetford Hill State Park, next door to TA?  Would you like to hike the school’s new trails at a leisurely pace and see the new yurt built by the Thetford Academy Outdoor Program and the new outdoor classroom built […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
07

TA Trojan Horse Arrives with Cookies

On Tuesday, an all-school announcement interrupted TA’s lunch period–a surprise for all students was “happening now” on the green. Students would not be disappointed, announcer (Alden Nichols ’18) promised. And if they appreciated art and cookies, they were not.  Alden and his classmates William Bugg ’18, Owen Deffner ’18, and William Bosco ’18 had spent […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
07

Sports Roundup: Sept. 7

Soccer Our soccer teams kicked off their season with strong efforts in their opening games against Rivendell at home on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5. The varsity girls had a 7-1 win, highlighted by three goals by Lily MacVeagh, while the JV girls tied 2-2. The varsity boys came away with a 2-1 win, including […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . Cross Country . Soccer . TA Today
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Sep
07

Mountain Day: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

MOUNTAIN DAY: Our 40th annual Mountain Day, one of Thetford Academy’s most special traditions, will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, with a rain date of Monday, Sept. 17. Founded by the late headmaster Frederick G. Torrey, Mountain Day challenges each of TA’s six classes to climb a nearby peak: 7th Grade – Mt. Cube; 8th […]

By William Bugg | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
31

FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm Launch Student STEM Internship

Fifteen Students from TA and LHS Participate in Inaugural Program After more than 18 months of planning, FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm launched a half-day STEM internship program in high-tech manufacturing and engineering for seven Thetford Academy students and eight of their counterparts from Lebanon High School.   In the semester-long program which began Aug. 30, students will rotate […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
31

NH Academy of Science After-School Programs

Middle and High School Students, Register for STEM After School Programs Now! The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) STEM Center, located in Lyme, NH, is a state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with advanced scientific instruments supporting research across the STEM fields. Our programs are instructed by Ph.D. scientists and engineers. This is a rare opportunity to […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
30

Alumni, We’re Bringing Mountain Day to YOU!

Mountain Day has been a TA tradition for more than 40 years. This year, we want to make it #MountainDayEverywhere. Do you miss Mountain Day at TA? Every year for more than 40 years, Thetford Academy students have been lacing up their shoes to climb one of the six mountains visible from TA’s front door. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . TA Today
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Aug
28

Themes of the Year:  Aptitude-Attitude-Altitude and the Rest

Thetford Academy’s 2018-19 theme comes from a quote attributed to both Jesse Jackson and Zig Ziglar: “It’s not your aptitude but your attitude that will determine your altitude.” As I mentioned in my remarks to the TA student body on opening day (Aug. 28), regardless of whether Ziglar or Jackson said it first, or whether someone else […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Aug
28

Thetford Academy Begins Bicentennial Year!

Thetford Academy’s 200th session began on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  This year, our  301 students—including 67 new to the school—come from 13 Upper Valley towns (Brownsville, Chelsea, Corinth, Hanover, Hartland, Lyme, Newbury, Orange, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, and Washington) and two countries (China and South Korea). Opening day began with an all-school assembly during which the theme and goal for […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
27

New and Returning Students Enjoy Back-to-School Picnic

Over 100 families attended our Back-to-School Picnic and New Student Orientation Tours on Sunday, Aug. 26, including 42 Student Ambassadors in grades 8-12 (who showed new students where their classes and lockers are located) and 48 new students and their families.   Families contributed dozens of home-cooked main dishes, sides, and desserts for the TAPA-sponsored […]

By William Bugg | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
16

2018-2019: Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Year

The 2018-19 school year marks our 200th year. We’ll be celebrating our Bicentennial from the opening of school until graduation — with a special birthday party on Founders’ Day, Feb. 8, 2019, and a community-wide Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9, 2019.

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . TA Today
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Jul
18

Thetford Academy Receives 2017-2018 RAMP School Honor

On July 16, 2018, at their annual conference in Los Angeles, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) honored Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office for earning designation as a “Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).” The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Counseling . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
02

Become a Host Family for an International Student

Have you ever considered becoming a host family for an international student? The International Student Program at Thetford Academy brings a diversity of cultures and viewpoints to our corner of the world. Over the 7 years of the program’s existence, we have welcomed 26 students from 11 far-flung regions of China as well as from […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . Parents . TA Today
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School Events

September 21, 2018
  • Early dismissal; classes end at 12:10 p.m.
    September 21, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:10 pm

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Athletics This Week

September 21, 2018
  • HS XC Practice 12:20-1:30pm

  • V Boys Soccer 3:30-5PM

  • V Girls Soccer @ Lake Region 4:30PM (Depart 2:15)

  • JV Boys Soccer Practice 5-6:30PM

September 22, 2018
  • HS XC @ Manchester Invitational 9:00 (Depart 6:00)

  • V Boys Soccer @ Stowe 11AM (Depart 8:45AM)

  • JV Boys Soccer @ Stowe 11AM (Depart 8:45AM)

September 24, 2018
  • HS XC Practice 3:10-5pm

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Cross Country Practice 3:15-4:15

  • JV Boys Soccer vs St. Johnsbury 4:30PM

  • JV Girls Soccer vs St. Johnsbury 4:30PM

September 25, 2018
  • HS XC @ Woodstock 4:45 (Dismiss 2:15; depart 2:30; mid school races 4:15)

  • ?MS XC @ Woodstock

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Cross Country Practice 3:15-4:15

  • V Boys Soccer vs Lyndon 4:30PM

  • JV Boys Soccer vs Lyndon 4:30PM

  • MS COED Soccer @ Lyme 5PM

  • MS COED Soccer @ Lyme 5PM

September 26, 2018
  • HS XC Practice 3:10-5pm

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Cross Country Practice 3:15-4:15

  • V Girls Soccer @ Lamoille 4:30PM (Depart 2PM)

  • JV Girls Soccer @ Lamoille (Depart 2PM)

September 27, 2018
  • HS XC Practice 3:10-5pm

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • MS Cross Country Practice 3:15-4:15

  • MS COED Soccer vs Waits River 5PM

  • MS COED vs Waits River 5PM

Lunch

September 17, 2018
  • Meat Ball Subs

September 18, 2018
  • Shepherd's Pie

September 19, 2018
  • Stuffed Shells

September 20, 2018
  • Deli sandwiches

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