Academics

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Jan
07

TA’s 22nd Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Jan 17-18

Thetford Academy’s 22nd annual festival of ten-minute plays, written and performed by TA students, will take place Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater at Thetford Academy. As usual, the plays contain a wide variety of topics and themes, this year ranging from complicated friendships, to […]

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Jan
03

“Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon”: Jan. 21

Bicentennial Speaker Series: Derrick E. White, Ph.D., Monday, Jan. 21 @ 7 p.m. TA will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, with a Bicentennial Speaker Series presentation by Professor Derrick E. White, entitled “Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon.” This special event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Martha Jane Rich Theater at 7 p.m. Visiting […]

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Jan
02

High School Polar Science Programs

Offered by Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College We want to notify you of two exciting polar science programs currently available to high school students: the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) to Greenland and the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) to Antarctica. JSEP and JASE are supported by the National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. Travel, lodging and meals are provided at no cost to selected […]

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Dec
14

Winter Concert to Feature Holiday Classics & Music Across the Ages: Dec. 19

The choral and instrumental music programs will perform their winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The band has been working hard preparing for the concert.  Approximately 40 musicians in grades 7-12 will be playing pieces from a broad scope of styles and eras, including music from […]

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Nov
30

Students Build Sugar Shack

TA’s sugar shack is starting to take shape.  Adjacent to the timber framed outdoor classroom just south of the student parking lot, the structure will be completed in the upcoming days — with several months of time to spare before this year’s sugaring operation begins. With help from Mike Wells and Jere Linehan, Scott Ellis’s […]

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Nov
30

Riverbend Career and Technical Center Recognizes TA Students

Riverbend Career and Technical Center (RBCTC) announced first quarter awards this month, recognizing several Thetford Academy students for their achievements in RBCTC programs. Congratulations to all! Connor Lewis ’19, for outstanding achievement in 21st Century Media and Design Tim Gray ’20, for outstanding achievement in automotive technology Keegan Erskine ’19, for outstanding effort and attitude […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
29

TA is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Finalist

Thetford Academy is among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest – a nationwide competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities. Out of thousands of schools that entered the contest, the […]

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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. William 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 […]

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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
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

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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Oct
19

Scott Ellis Earns SHAPE VT Leadership Award

Scott Ellis, coordinator of the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP), was recognized by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont (SHAPE Vermont) with the Physical Activity Leadership Award during a ceremony Oct. 19 in Killington. The state-wide award recognizes outstanding individuals who actively promote lifelong health and physical activity. Ellis, who teaches Thetford Academy’s […]

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Oct
16

TA Student Selected to Serve on Youth Advisory Council

Thetford Academy junior Shelby Varley is one of sixteen Vermont students selected to serve on the Youth Advisory Council, a partnership of the Vermont Family Network, the Vermont Agency of Education, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Vermont Division of Blind and Visually Impaired, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Federation of Families, and Green Mountain Self […]

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Oct
14

Wood Turtles – Up Close and Personal: Oct. 24

Are you fascinated by elaborate mating rituals?  Or anxious to learn the art of “hunting by thumping”? Perhaps you just want to know why a sun-worshipping creature chooses to spend much of its life under water. Or why a species once quite common throughout New England, is now scarce and endangered. Whatever your questions and concerns, you won’t want to […]

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School Events

January 17, 2019
  • Exams
    January 17, 2019 @ 8:10 am - 12:10 pm

January 18, 2019
  • School Day on Account of 2 snow Days prior to Jan. 1
    January 18, 2019

  • Exams
    January 18, 2019 @ 8:10 am - 12:10 pm

January 21, 2019
  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 21, 2019

  • Bicentennial MLK Day Speaker - Derrick E. White, PhD
    January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MJR Theater

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Athletics This Week

January 15, 2019
  • V Girls Basketball 3:15-4:40PM

  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • MS Girls Basketball vs White River Valley 5PM

  • MS Boys Basketball vs White River Valley 6PM

  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 7-8:30PM

January 16, 2019
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • V Boys Basketball Practice 4:45-6:15

  • MS Boys Basketball Practice 7:20-8:40PM

January 17, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 18, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Boys @ Oxbow 5:30PM (Depart 4:15)

  • V Boys @ Oxbow 7PM (Depart 4:15)

January 19, 2019
  • MS Girls Basketball @ Rivendell 10AM

  • MS Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 11AM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 11AM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 12:30PM

January 21, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

Lunch

January 14, 2019
  • Quesadillas

January 15, 2019
  • Burgers

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