Academics

Jan
28

TA Selected to Join “Making Spaces” Initiative with Montshire Museum

With its long history of experiential education, Thetford Academy seems tailor-made for the maker movement. So when Norwich’s Montshire Museum of Science put out a call for school partners in the Google-funded Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation, TA’s teachers jumped at the chance to apply. In December, Thetford Academy, along with nine […]

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Jan
27

TA Robotics Teams Compete in New Hampshire, Prepare for NH/VT State Championships

TA’s VEX robotics team is competing strongly in local and regional competitions, as they make final preparations for the New Hampshire/Vermont State Championship on Feb. 18. Thetford Academy team 4886 sent two robots to Conval High School in Peterborough, NH, on Saturday, Jan. 21.  Both TA teams (4886A and 4886B) had a respectable day. Team A, senior Justin Duguay […]

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Jan
09

TA’s 20th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Jan. 12-14

Thetford Academy’s 20th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will feature student-written, student-directed, and student-performed plays centered around the theme Voices in Your Head. The festival of short plays will take place on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Martha Jane Rich Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door. Students are free. The plays and playwrights are as follows: This […]

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Jan
05

December Student of the Month: Emma Bauer

Thetford Academy’s Student of the Month for December 2016 is a junior who is almost always smiling. She is also a very hard-working individual, and it is this intertwining of work and play that make Emma Bauer shine. Emma’s successes are many. She is a brilliant mathematics student, placing out of Geometry by teaching herself […]

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Jan
04

Interview with Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies

At assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 4, Senior Clara Hoffman interviewed Lauren Culler, the Science Outreach Coordinator at Dartmouth College’s Institute of Arctic Studies. They discussed what it’s like to do field research in the polar regions and how high school students can get involved in polar field research. For more information about how to join the […]

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Dec
13

TA’s Skye Currier is HACTC December Student of the Month

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is proud to announce that Skye Currier, a junior at Thetford Academy,  was selected as the December Student of the Month for her outstanding work in the HACTC Business Administration program. This award is sponsored by the White River Rotary and Skye will be honored and celebrated at […]

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Dec
03

VEEP Grant to Allow TA Students to Build DIY Solar-Based Chargers

Inspired by reading William Kamkwamba’s book, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Dean of Academics Marc Chabot’s high school physics students will build Do-It-Yourself solar-based charging units to power a device that is used in their day-to-day life, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). In a project related to an existing unit […]

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Dec
01

November Student of the Month: Sammantha Lepenven

Our November Student of the Month is one of the hardest working seniors at TA. She puts 100% into everything she does. Her class work, day after day, demonstrates her determination to understand complex material, to do her best thinking and writing, and to get the most out of her time in and out of […]

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Nov
20

Six Students Participate in Winooski Music Festival

Congratulations to Maeve Curtin, Erik Lindahl, Alex MacVeagh, Reshma Rasmpersaud, Breanna Williams and Jordan Woodward for their participation in the Winooski Music Festival that took place Nov. 17 and 18 at U-32 in Montpelier. Led by Choral Music Director Jennifer Yocom, the students joined over 100 other high school singers from central Vermont, and another […]

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Nov
20

Empty Bowls Project Raises Funds for Thetford Food Bank

After making 14 pies for this month’s TEN Luncheon, students in Jennifer Gernhard’s Meal Planning and Preparation class made nine gallons of soup and 28 mini-loaves of bread for the Empty Bowls Project, an internationally acclaimed organization whose mission is to fight hunger. At the Alumni Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19, the class then sold bowls, soup, and bread, donating proceeds to the Thetford Food […]

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Nov
14

River Bend Presents First Quarter Awards to TA Students

River Bend Career and Technical Center presented first quarter awards to three Thetford Academy students last week. Senior Jonathan Hayes received an academic award for excellence, effort, and achievement in his River Bend Automotive Tech level 2 class.  Junior Alexis Dunn received an academic award for excellence, effort, and achievement in her Cosmetology level 1 class.  And […]

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Nov
12

Cordell Benjamin: HACTC Outstanding Student of the Quarter

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is extremely proud that Thetford Academy senior Cordell Benjamin of Strafford, VT, was chosen as the Outstanding Student of the First Quarter in his Level I Industrial Mechanics and Welding program at the HACTC!  Congratulations, Cordell! – Doug Heavisides, HACTC Director, posted 11/12/16

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Nov
08

Geography Bee Taps Winners in Vermont vs. New Hampshire Contest

The Thetford Historical Society’s Geography Bee at Thetford Academy Nov. 4 challenged contestants to answer 60 difficult questions on the theme of Vermont versus New Hampshire. Three youth teams and seven adult teams answered questions, all of which were developed by TA history teacher Steve Niederhauser.  In the younger division, the winners were the Fire-Breathing Rubber Duckies […]

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Nov
06

Robotics Team 4886A’s Alliance Places First

The 2016-17 robotics season has begun! At the first New Hampshire / Vermont regional tournament (Trinity High School Granite State VRC Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 29), Thetford Academy’s Team 4886 was well represented among 34 competing teams. Team 4886B, Black Mesa, consisting of Senior Janos Groszek (who was away at a college open house) and 7th […]

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Oct
28

English 8 Classes Create Wood Block Prints and Poetry

This October, students in Ray Chapin’s English 8 classes have created wood block prints and poetry as part of a Japanese unit during which they read and analyzed Cynthia Kadohata’s novel, Kira Kira. Student work is on exhibit in the upper hall of the White Building. Above, Hannah R’s poem and wood block print adorn the hallway. Below, […]

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Oct
22

Six TA Choral Music Students Head to 2016 Winooski Music Festival

Six Thetford Academy choral music students participated in the Winooski Music Festival auditions at Harwood Union High School on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Congratulations to the following students who passed their auditions and will be participating in the 2016 Winooski Music Festival in Montpelier at U-32 on Nov. 17 and 18: Maeve Curtin, Erik Lindahl, Alex MacVeagh, Reshma Rampersaud, Breanna […]

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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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