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Nov
15

World Civ Class Takes on Greek tragedy

Len Whitaker’s and Casey Huling’s sections of 9th grade history classes have been studying ancient Greece.  On Nov. 8-9, Mr. Bugg visited as special guest star, presenting a two-day unit on Greek tragedy. He took the class on a deep dive into mythology, telling the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus Rex, and other tales from the House […]

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Nov
15

Alumni v. Students Basketball Game Nov. 24

Calling all Thetford Academy alumni! If you’re in the Upper Valley for Thanksgiving weekend, don’t miss the us Alumni v. Students basketball game on Saturday. All alumni are welcome to play – this is your opportunity to relive your TA basketball glory days and show TA current students how it’s done! This event is free […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
09

Culinary Arts Bakes for Community

This November, students in Jennifer Gernhard’s Meal Planning and Preparation and Cooking for Health classes are working on Community Service Learning projects. They are making 12 apple pies for the T.E.N. Luncheon, soups and bread for the Empty Bowl Project, and pints of frozen soup for the Thetford Food Shelf.

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Nov
09

October Student of the Month: Emily Trage

October’s Student of the Month is a junior who is known for her warmth, her sincerity, and her positive nature. Even while running her first cross-country race over at Woodstock in miserably cold, muddy, and rainy conditions, she smiled back at everyone who cheered for her. When it comes to academics, the same traits shine […]

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Nov
09

Fall Sports Awards 2018

Thetford Academy celebrated its soccer and cross country athletes at the Fall Sports Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 7. All teams had a strong season, marked by standout performances, tough match-ups, dramatic OT wins, personal records, and as always, a whole lot of Panther pride. The boys cross country team was honored for earning the Division […]

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Nov
04

Varsity Girls Take Soccer Championship in 2-1 Thriller

At times during the Thetford Academy – Vergennes Union High School Division III state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 3, it looked like intermittent heavy downpours would add an element of chance to the game.  But the Panther girls’ resiliency, superior ball-handling skills, and deep playoff experiences over the past three years didn’t leave anything […]

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Nov
04

Strong Performance by TA at State Cross Country Meet

Boys Win State Behind Owen Deffner’s First Place Finish; Girls Take Fifth It was snowy and cold and trail conditions were tough—but there was no stopping the Panthers at the VPA cross country state championship meet last Saturday. Owen Deffner ’19 finished first in the D-III race with a time of 17 minutes, 42.1 seconds, […]

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Nov
04

Timber Framing Class Raises New Softball Dugout

In the fall of 2014 and 2015, Chris Schmidt’s Timber Framing class built two new dugouts to replace deteriorating structures for the Panther baseball team. This fall, Chris’s class has designed and, as of Oct. 30, erected the frame of the first of two dugouts for the Panther softball team.  In September, the class of […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
02

Annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

It is time for the Annual Wreath Fundraiser to support the 7th-grade spring trip to New York City! The wreaths are provided by Nichols Farm in Lyme, NH. Once again, they have been very generous with their efforts to help us with fundraising and their wreaths are beautiful: 24 inches in diameter, handmade, double-sided fresh […]

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Nov
02

Thetford Academy Drama Presents “Almost, Maine”

Thetford Academy’s fall play, Almost, Maine, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 15; Friday, Nov. 16; and Saturday, Nov. 17. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Dinner / Theater:  On opening night, Nov. 15, TAPA will host a Lasagna Dinner prior to the play, consisting of Lasagna or Chili (a gluten free alternative), […]

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Nov
01

TAAA Holiday Craft Bazaar: Nov. 17

The 33rd annual Thetford Academy Alumni Association Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium at Thetford Academy, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Exquisite hand-made items created by craftspersons across New England will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
01

Inaugural Speakers Series to Feature Prof. Sonu Bedi on Constitutional Rights

As part of its Bicentennial Celebration, Thetford Academy is hosting a Speaker Series that will take place from November through April.  The inaugural speaker is Dartmouth College Professor Sonu Bedi, J.D., Ph.D., who will speak on the topic, “Why Rights Are Not the Defining Feature of the U.S. Constitution.”   “We often consider our constitutional rights as central […]

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Nov
01

College Representatives Visit TA

Over the course of the month, the Counseling Office is 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. November Visit Schedule School NameRepresentativeLocationDateTimePlymouth State UniversityAlex BoudreauCounseling Office11/1/201812:00 p.m.Hampshire CollegeAaron HellemCounseling Office11/2/20189:00 a.m.Vermont Technical CollegePaul WintersCounseling Office11/7/20181:30 p.m.Colby-Sawyer […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
30

Middle School Success at XC State Championship Meet

Text by Charlie Buttrey, image courtesy Linnea Spelman A very young but enthusiastic Thetford Academy middle school cross-country team traveled to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe on Sunday Oct.28 to compete with hundreds of other athletes at the Vermont State Middle School Cross-Country Championships. Unlike the varsity meet, where schools are placed in divisions […]

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Oct
26

Cross Country Teams to Compete in State Meet: Oct. 27

The TA boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the Vermont State Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27, at TA’s Dan Grossman Woods Trail.  The races will begin at 10:30 a.m.  TA girls will run at 11:30 a.m. and the Panther boys will compete at 1 p.m.; some TA boys will participate in the Challenge Race […]

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Oct
25

Girls Soccer Defeats Winooski 6-0 in First Round of the Playoffs

TA’s 1st-seed varsity girls defeated 16th-seed Winooski 6-0 in the opening round of the VPA Division III playoffs yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 23). On a cold, damp, windy afternoon on TA’s lower soccer field, the Panthers dominated from the start, racking up five goals in the first half before adding their sixth in the second half.  […]

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School Events

November 17, 2018
  • Alumni Crafts Bazaar
    November 17, 2018

  • Fall Play
    November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 21, 2018
  • No School - Thanksgiving Recess
    November 21, 2018

November 22, 2018
  • No School - Thanksgiving Recess
    November 22, 2018

November 23, 2018
  • No School - Thanksgiving Recess
    November 23, 2018

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Athletics This Week

November 19, 2018
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

November 20, 2018
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

Lunch

November 12, 2018
  • Burgers & Hot Dogs

November 13, 2018
  • Quesadillas

November 14, 2018
  • Chili and Biscuits

November 15, 2018
  • Deli day

November 16, 2018
  • Pizza

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