Academics

Nov
10

Aaron Holmgren: HACTC Student of the Month

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is proud to announce that Aaron Holmgren from Thetford Academy has been named the Student of the Month in Industrial Mechanics and Welding at the HACTC. Students of the month were chosen this month based on the theme of Respect, as it is the first word in […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . TA Today
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Nov
08

TA Robotics Team Qualifies for NH/VT VEX State Championships

Thetford Academy robotics teams 4886B and 4886C travelled to North Conway, NH, on Saturday, Nov. 4, to face 29 other teams from eight  schools. Team 4886C, with senior Clay Goodling (who joined our team last spring) and third year competitor, 9th grader Alex Holzer, finished first in the qualifying rounds with the best record of […]

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Oct
06

Poetry Slam! Students Present Original Work at TA

On Friday, Sept. 29, dozens of students, teachers, and community members gathered in the Martha Jane Rich Theater to watch 12 TA students and two faculty members present their original poems in a Poetry Slam. Performances were judged  by five student judges who were picked randomly by Ms. Silver after applying for the position. The selection of judges […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . TA Today
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Sep
13

September Student of the Month: Hannah Davis

Our first Student of the Month of the 2017-18 school year is a senior who embodies the values of community, compassion and scholarship that make TA a special place to be. Her warm and welcoming attitude is always coupled with a ready smile. In a class full of bright students, our September 2017 Student of […]

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Sep
01

Outdoor Program Class Blog TEST

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Jun
17

TA Launches Adventure Team and Environmental Studies Course

Since his arrival to Thetford Academy in early May, Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) Coordinator Scott Ellis has designed the TA outdoor after school program and refined TA’s half-day environmental studies and outdoor education course, both of which will launch this fall.  The class is nearing full enrollment; sign-ups for the after school program will begin in the fall. The mission of TA’s outdoor […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
03

Timber Framing Class Raises Frame for Outdoor Classroom

Timber Framed Outdoor Classroom Takes Shape With the assistance of a giant crane, Chris Schmidt’s Timber Framing class has now raised the frame for the first third of TA’s new 24 x 32 foot Outdoor Classroom. On June 1-2, the class erected two “bents,” which together make up one of the three “bays” the structure will contain when next year’s Timber […]

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Jun
03

Timber Framed Outdoor Classroom Photo Spread

The Timber Framing class built the first third of a new outdoor classroom during the spring semester of 2018. Next year’s Timber Framing class will complete the structure by June 2018. Below is a photo spread depicting the students’ progress from concept to reality: The project began as the class divided into three groups of three to four […]

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Jun
01

June Student of the Month: Hallie Zens

June’s Student of the Month, junior Hallie Zens, is an asset to Thetford Academy in and beyond the classroom. She is an exceptionally curious and thoughtful student. In science, she asks fantastic questions and often starts sentences with the words, “It’s so amazing that…” She finds wonder in the way the world and the people […]

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Jun
01

May Student of the Month: Moriah Hammond

TA’s May Student of the Month strongly exemplifies the spirit of community that we value here, specifically commitment to her class and peers, participation in school life and activities, and academic excellence. Despite being a newcomer to the Pantherdome, Moriah Hammond has made a big impression on our school. Madame Heinzmann comments, “She has dived right […]

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May
31

Spanish Classes Visit Orozco at Dartmouth

Jane Chambers’ Spanish classes visited the José Clemente Orozco murals at Dartmouth College’s Baker Library on Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19. Pictured here are 8th grade Spanish students analyzing Orozco’s famous murals, known as The Epic of American Civilization and painted in 1932-34. Mrs. Chambers shared the story behind the murals Dartmouth considers one of its “greatest treasures,” and […]

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May
10

TA Students thrive at FBLA Spring Conference

Congratulations to Jake Fortier ’18, Skye Currier ’18, and Grace Veracka ’17 for participating in the Vermont chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America Spring Conference, a diverse series of business related competitions that took place at Lake Morey Resort in March. Jake took 3rd place in his mock job interview out of 98 […]

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May
06

Scott Ellis to Lead TA’s Outdoor Education Program

Scott Ellis is joining the Thetford Academy team as coordinator of the Outdoor Initiative and teacher of the new half-day Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class. Since 2014, Scott Ellis has served as Outdoor Discovery School, customer service, and brand department manager at L.L. Bean in West Lebanon, where his responsibilities include managing the outdoor […]

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May
05

Horticulture Class Grows Marigolds, Delivers to Local Kindergartners

Len Whitaker’s Horticulture class grew marigolds this spring, and this past week began delivering them to local kindergartners. Junior Sarah Ward made the first delivery to the Newton School on Tuesday, May 2. More deliveries will be made to Waits River Valley School, Thetford Elementary School, and the Lyme School. —Senior Dahlia Klarich

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Apr
30

Middle School Robotics Team: Top Third in VEX World Championships

Robotics Alumni Win Accolades in U-Worlds Thetford Academy’s robotics team 4886 completed an excellent 2016-17 competition year with our seventh straight visit to the VEX World Championship in Louisville, KY, during April break. This year, TA team 4886B—Black Mesa—represented Vermont and New Hampshire as the top middle school team in the twin states.  Alex Holzer, 8th grade, […]

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Apr
19

NH Academy of Science Invites TA Students to Participate in STEM Research Programs

The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) has extended an invitation to Thetford Academy students to participate in its 2017 STEM Research Programs this summer and into next year. Registration has just begun. The NHAS STEM Center, located on the Crossroads Academy campus in Lyme NH, is a state-of-the-art laboratory that is equipped with advanced scientific instruments […]

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