Academics

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 […]

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Mar
21

Emma Bauer named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

About 1.6 million juniors in the United States entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Those who scored in the top 1% achieve the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist. Many of these students move on to become […]

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Mar
21

Free Summer Programs Offered by ISTS at Dartmouth College

The Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is pleased to offer, once again, free summer programs exploring cybersecurity to area high school students. We appreciate your assistance in encouraging students to apply for one of these five day programs, that will run July 9th through July 13th (Introductory Program) and July 30th […]

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Mar
11

Language Department Announces 2019 Trip to Costa Rica

The Language Department is excited to offer a trip to Costa Rica during spring break of 2019. Take advantage of “early bird” pricing by signing on before March 22.  Participating students must have finished at least one level of Spanish and be in the 9th-12th grade next year. A Costa Rica parent and student informational […]

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Mar
11

One Act Play Advances to State Drama Festival

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] for their outstanding performance at the Regional Drama Festival at Hartford High School Saturday, March 10. Their show was selected to advance to the State Finals in Springfield on April 6 and 7. Thetford Academy was recognized for Excellence in Storytelling through Outstanding Company. Clare Swanson and Emma Bauer were recognized […]

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Mar
07

February Student of the Month: Abby Berard

February’s Student of the Month embodies so many of the qualities that we value at TA.  She is a conscientious student, unflappable in her kindness and positive attitude, a loyal friend; and she contributes to our community in many ways.  In addition, this junior is that rare person who works hard to benefit her community […]

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Feb
28

Thetford Academy Celebrates Chinese New Year

Friday, Feb. 16, marked the lunar New Year and the beginning of the two-week Spring Festival in China, a time when many Chinese return to their hometowns and celebrate by participating in family, regional, and national traditions. This year at TA, we participated once again in a few of those traditions. “No Dumplings, no Spring […]

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Feb
23

Michael Fernandez: Spelling Bee Champion

Seventh grader Michael Fernandez out-spelled thirteen 7th and 8th graders to win Thetford Academy’s fifth annual spelling bee, organized by English teachers Joe Deffner and Ray Chapin. Michael won on the twelfth round of the bee, correctly spelling “segregation” and “callous” for the win after classmate Noah Hill (who correctly spelled “cyclops” in the previous […]

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Feb
08

Upper Valley Employers Team Up with TA and LHS on STEM Program

HANOVER, N.H.—Feb. 5, 2018—FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm, are partnering on a high-tech manufacturing and engineering program for high school seniors at both Lebanon High School and Thetford Academy. In addition to learning career readiness skills, participating students will earn two credits toward graduation, including one full math and half a science credit. The program’s introduction […]

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Feb
07

Clare Swanson ’18 Wins Poetry Out Loud Competition

Thetford Academy’s 9th annual Poetry Out Loud competition took place in the Martha Jane Rich Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The competition is part of a nationwide contest that “encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.”  It reaches 3 million students from 10,000 schools across the country. Ten high school students […]

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Jan
27

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Comes to TA: Feb. 11

Celebrate the natural world and our place in it by watching this selection of award winning films from the acclaimed Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This event is the premier nature film competition celebrating the world’s best science, conservation, wildlife films. Our afternoon will feature beautifully crafted short and medium length films which inspire wonder, […]

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Jan
27

Astrobiology: Life Among the Stars: Feb. 3 at UVM

Astrobiology: Life Among the Stars University of Vermont, Davis Center, Mansfield Dining Room Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. FREE pizza and soda Open to all youth in grades 7-12 Registration required by January 31st Astrobiology, as NASA describes it, is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life […]

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Jan
15

Tim Gray Produces TA Trails Map

Sophomore Tim Gray has recently completed a map of all the trails around Thetford Academy for the Thetford Outdoor Program, as a special project for TA’s new, half-day Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education course. To complete the project, Tim spent many hours in the woods behind Thetford Academy mapping out the many trails in TA’s […]

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Jan
05

Students Present Creative Writing Pieces

On Friday, Jan. 5, Emily Silver’s Creative Writing class presented a sample of the pieces that they have written throughout the semester.  In a special program in the Martha Jane Rich theater, the 15 students presented a wide variety of writing, ranging from long stories to short poems that were a good mix of silly, […]

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Dec
20

December Student of the Month: Anabel Reining

When our December Student of the Month found herself at challenging spots both in Mrs. Barton’s Economics class and in World History with Kelly Welsh, she demonstrated the grit and determination necessary to succeed. “Many students hit dead ends shortly after they begin their research papers,” Kelly explained, “and many others start a paper with […]

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Nov
29

November Student of the Month: Sam Kidder

Senior Sam Kidder was named November Student of the Month during assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  As she presented the award, math teacher Dawn Deibler shared the following remarks: We are often asked what makes a Student of the Month.  The truth is there is no algorithm or formula.  We look for students who embody […]

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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

Nothing from November 18, 2019 to November 25, 2019.

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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