Academics

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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Mar
20

3rd in Poetry Out Loud State Championships

Eloise Silver Van Meter placed third in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Championships held at Vermont PBS Studios in Colchester on March 18th. To reach the championship, Eloise first won TA’s contest, then advanced from the semifinals at the Barre Opera House, and finally performed at PBS. Pictured: Eloise reciting Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back up […]

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Mar
18

Creative Writing Class Hosts Poetry Slam

English teacher Ray Chapin’s Creative Writing class hosted a Poetry Slam last Friday, with more than 15 students, faculty, and staff competing for the top prize. Each contestant wrote and performed an original poem for the audience and four student judges. The Slam was a culmination of a week-long poetry workshop led by Vermont’s reigning […]

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Mar
08

Eloise Silver Van Meter advances to the Poetry Out Loud State Championships

At the Vermont Semifinal Poetry Out Loud contest, held at Barre Opera House on March 7th, Eloise Silver Van Meter advanced to the State Championships, along with nine other students. Thirty-one school winners recited two poems each. Eloise recited Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back Up Quick They’re Hippies” and Brenda Cárdenas’s “Zacuanpapalotls” (which means “Butterflies” in ancient […]

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School Events

November 19, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    November 19, 2019

  • Poetry Slam (B block)
    November 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Fall Play Matinee (audience 10th-12th grades)
    November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 20, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    November 20, 2019

  • School Assembly
    November 20, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

November 21, 2019
  • Meet & Greet w/Carrie Brennan
    November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Converse Free Library, 38 Union St, Lyme, NH 03768, USA

  • Fall Play - Antigone
    November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 22, 2019
  • TAPA Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Fall Play - Antigone
    November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 23, 2019
  • TA Alumni Association Craft Bazaar
    November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

  • Fall Play
    November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Athletics This Week

November 19, 2019
  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

November 20, 2019
  • Girls Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Girls Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Girls Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Boys Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Boys Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Boys Basketball 5-6:30PM

November 21, 2019
  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 5-6:30PM

November 22, 2019
  • Girls Basketball 3-4:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 3-4:30PM

  • Girls Basketball 3-4:30PM

  • Boys Basketball 4:30-6PM

  • Boys Basketball 4:30-6PM

  • Boys Basketball 4:30-6PM

Lunch

November 18, 2019
  • Chicken fillet sandwich

November 19, 2019
  • Hot dog, beans and cole slaw

November 20, 2019
  • Spaghetti and Texas toast

November 21, 2019
  • Beef stir-fry

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