Academics

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 […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Bicentennial . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today . TOP Blog
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Oct
04

Environmental Science in the Field

Recently, students in Mr. Engler’s Environmental Science class have been studying water quality and the cycling of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous) throughout the ecosystem.  Their work has included a study of hydric soils at Zebedee Wetland with Charlie Hohn, a wetlands ecologist for the state of Vermont, as well as a field trip to […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . News . TA Today
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Oct
01

TA Creative Writing Class Hosts Poetry Slam

Eighteen poets performed at TA’s Poetry Slam to a packed theater this past Friday morning, while four student judges sat in the audience, ready to hold up score cards. Emily Silver’s Creative Writing class hosted the event, while Poet-in-Residence Geof Hewitt was the ever-entertaining MC.  Congrats to the brave souls who performed: Michael Adams-Lindberg, Samara […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . 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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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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May
22

Summer Opportunities for TA Students

It is that time of year when students start to think about how they will spend their summers. Below is a list of different opportunities we have posted over the past few weeks, all compiled in one place for viewing convenience! UVM Extension and 4H Opportunities for Students River Bend Career and Technical Center Summer […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
18

American Civil Rights Activist Shares Stories with TA Students

Wallace “Wally” Roberts is an American Civil Rights Activist who considers some of his most important civil rights work to be his time as the Freedom School Coordinator for Freedom Summer in Shaw, Mississippi in 1968. The goals of the Freedom Schools were to educate white students about black history and the current civil rights […]

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May
01

Science Teacher Accepted to Glacier Institute

TA Science teacher Gary Engler is one of 18 teachers from across the country selected to attend the Glacier Institute teacher workshop “Discovering Glacier through Science and Culture” at Montana’s Glacier National Park. The five-day science and field-based workshop is an opportunity for teachers to learn about resource topics at Glacier National Park and to […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
28

Middle School Robotics Finish 25th in VEX World Championships

The Thetford Academy middle school robotics team (eighth grader Tate Whiteberg and seventh grader Isaiah Kol) competed in the VEX World Championships in Louisville, KY, Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, going 6-4-0 and finishing 25th out of the 92 teams that qualified from the U.S. and other countries. Tate’s and Isaiah’s robot made it to the […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
28

Timber Framing Class Raises 2nd Phase of Outdoor Classroom

Rain, drizzle, and overcast skies didn’t dampen the spirits of Chris Schmidt’s 2018 Timber Framing class as students completed most of the second phase of their two-year project to build an outdoor classroom during “Raising Day” on Friday, April 27. On that day, the class erected two bents, connecting girts, shed posts, and shed rafters for […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
08

One Act Play Wins State, Heads to NE Drama Festival

Thetford Academy’s one act play has been selected to advance to the New England Drama Festival after winning the Vermont state title in the State Drama Festival in Springfield on April 6 – 7. The talented TA cast and crew of 12 students, led by director Ray Chapin, performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
04

March Student of the Month: Caitlyn Town

Our March Student of the Month is a senior who has the power and enthusiasm to make good things happen. While that description applies to quite a few people in the class of 2018, because she is essentially a force of nature, this senior stands out. Her power is all the more remarkable because of […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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