Academics

Sep
23

Mountain Biking at TA Coming Soon!

Thetford Academy is gearing up to open the town’s first fully sanctioned mountain bike trail and one of only a few high school mountain biking trails in Vermont. The new, one-mile flow track is slated to open on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a launch event on campus.  The new trail, the result of a multi-year […]

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Sep
22

TA to Host Place-Based Ecology Celebration

On October 10, TA is teaming up with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative to celebrate the many ways local schools are incorporating place-based ecology (PBEE) into their curriculum. The celebration, open to schools across the Upper Valley, will give students and teachers an opportunity to show […]

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Sep
09

Back to School Night and Senior College Night

Thetford Academy’s annual Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is designed to give parents and guardians an opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, and learn more about their student’s courses this semester. The program will begin with a welcome assembly in the gymnasium at 6:00 p.m., followed […]

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Aug
28

TA Teams Up with Newton School

The bus pulled up to TA on the first day of Strafford’s Newton School’s partnership with Thetford Academy. On the bus: 16 Newton middle school students, principal Tracey Thompson, and several teachers and staff members. TA faculty met the bus, excited to welcome the group and help them get oriented to their new afternoon routine. […]

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Aug
27

First Day of School in the Books

Thetford Academy launched the new school year with an all-school assembly in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. Head of School Carrie Brennan (Ms. Brennan, to students) introduced herself for the first time to the full student body, welcoming students to the year with a reflection on the school’s mission and values, and the meaning and importance […]

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Jun
14

2019 Employee of the Year: Len Whitaker

During the Bicentennial Senior Class Day and Final Awards Assembly on Friday, June 14, outgoing Head of School William Bugg presented the 2019 Employee of the Year to Science and Social Studies teacher Len Whitaker. Here follows Bugg’s tribute to this remarkable teacher: At this time, it is my privilege to announce this year’s Thetford […]

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Jun
06

TA Students Honored at RBCTC Awards Assembly

Riverbend Career and Technical Center honored students’ achievements at its annual Awards Assembly on Wednesday night. Five TA students were among the honorees, all earning certificates for completing their respective programs. Congratulations to these Thetford Academy seniors for their outstanding work at RBCTC: Emma Clark, Automotive Technology Keegan Erskine, Construction Technology Shannon Hayes, Health Science […]

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May
29

VT Reptile Educator Visits Biology Class

The culminating unit in Thetford Academy’s Biology course involves studying the classification, and diversity, of life. A hands-on, up-close meet and greet with some of that diversity was a perfect way to kick off TA’s Field Day activities and the Memorial Day weekend. TA alumna Christina Swaan (Hazelton) ’03, a licensed Vermont Reptile Educator, visited Mr. […]

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May
21

Woodworking Competition Shows TA Students’ Skill

On Friday, May 12, 2019, several Thetford Academy Design Technology students joined more than 70 students from across the region to compete in the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers student woodworking competition. TA’s students showed off the skills they’d honed in class with Chris Schmidt, TA’s Design Technology teacher and master woodworker. Several students earned […]

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May
21

May Student of the Month: Aiden Cudhea ’19

What does it take to be a nominee for TA’s Student of the Month? So few students receive this special award that you might wonder if you have to possess superpowers in order to be considered. As it turns out, our May 2019 Student of the Month does in fact possess a few superpowers – […]

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May
12

Arts Night: TA’s Six Areas of Arts Will Dazzle the Senses

Thetford Academy’s six areas of art will dazzle the five senses during the fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23. Visual arts, design technology, drama, and culinary arts displays will be on hand at the TA café beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a choral music and instrumental music performance in the Martha Jane Rich Theater to follow […]

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May
10

Thetford Academy Spring Musical Opens May 16

TA Presents “Once Upon a Mattress” The Thetford Academy Drama department is getting ready for its spring performance—the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. Opening night is Thursday, May 16, with encore performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. Once Upon a […]

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Apr
25

April Student of the Month: Elle Dixon ’20

We are delighted to recognize the Thetford Academy Student of the Month for April 2019, Elle Dixon.  Here’s what some teachers say about Elle:  From Kelly Welsh: Elle is a joy to teach. Even in an A block history class, when most teen brains are still under the influence of sleep hormones, Elle is a leader. […]

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Mar
28

TA Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

TA juniors Morgan Busby, Joseph Dunn, Olivia Limlaw, and Bethany Maxfield were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the River Bend Career and Technical Center. Shannon Hayes (’19), a 2018 inductee, administered the oath. The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top career and technical education students, provides scholarships […]

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Mar
22

Dartmouth Engineering Open House: April 5, 2019

Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering is hosting its annual Engineering Expo and Open House on April 5, 2019. See Thayer’s research labs and maker spaces, sample food science demos and treats, and learn more about engineering options at Dartmouth.

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Mar
20

March 2019 Student of the Month: Seth Boyce ’19

Sometimes we select a student for this prestigious award because they have recently done amazing things and we hope to encourage them to keep it up. Often we reward a student who has come into their own in their last two years of high school. The rarest awards go to students who were worthy of […]

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School Events

September 25, 2019
  • Meet & Greet w/Thetford School Leaders
    September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join TES Principal Chance Lindsley and TA Head of School Carrie Brennan at the Cedar Circle Farm cafe for a coffee and chat on one of the following mornings:
    Monday, 8/19, 8-9am
    Friday, 8/30, 9-10am
    Wednesday, 9/25, 10-11am

    The community is invited to meet Thetford's new school leaders in an informal setting. Come meet Chance and Carrie, learn about their education backgrounds and their visions as leaders, and help welcome them to the Upper Valley. All are welcome!

  • School Assembly
    September 25, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

  • Guest Speaker for Seniors - Larry Carbonetti
    September 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

September 27, 2019
  • Middle School Dance
    September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • TAPA Parent Cafe
    September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

September 28, 2019
  • Homecoming
    September 28, 2019

September 29, 2019
  • International Students Community Potluck
    September 29, 2019

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Athletics This Week

September 23, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

  • Girls V Soccer vs Harwood 4:30PM

  • JV Girls Soccer vs Harwood 4:30PM

September 24, 2019
  • HS XC @ Woodstock 4:45 (Dismiss 2:15; depart 2:25; mid school races 4:15)

  • MS XC @ Woodstock 4:15

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

  • Boys V Soccer @ Peoples 4:30PM

September 25, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

September 26, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

  • Girls V Soccer @ Peoples 4:30PM

  • JV Girls Soccer @ Peoples 4:30PM

  • MS Girls Soccer @ Lyme

  • MS Boys Soccer @ Lyme 6PM

September 27, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

September 28, 2019
  • MS XC @ U-32

  • Boys V Soccer vs Lyndon 11AM **HOMECOMING**

  • JV Boys Soccer vs Lyndon 11AM **HOMECOMING**

  • Girls V Soccer vs Lyndon 1PM **HOMECOMING**

  • JV Girls Soccer vs Hartford 1PM **HOMECOMING**

Lunch

September 23, 2019
  • Chicken breast sandwich

September 24, 2019
  • Shepards pie with biscuit

September 25, 2019
  • Spaghetti with garlic bread stick

September 26, 2019
  • Bagel melts with soup

September 27, 2019
  • Pizza

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