Arts

Jan
07

TA’s 22nd Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Jan 17-18

Thetford Academy’s 22nd annual festival of ten-minute plays, written and performed by TA students, will take place Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater at Thetford Academy. As usual, the plays contain a wide variety of topics and themes, this year ranging from complicated friendships, to […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . Arts . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
14

Winter Concert to Feature Holiday Classics & Music Across the Ages: Dec. 19

The choral and instrumental music programs will perform their winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The band has been working hard preparing for the concert.  Approximately 40 musicians in grades 7-12 will be playing pieces from a broad scope of styles and eras, including music from […]

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

Timber Framing Class Raises New Softball Dugout

In the fall of 2014 and 2015, Chris Schmidt’s Timber Framing class built two new dugouts to replace deteriorating structures for the Panther baseball team. This fall, Chris’s class has designed and, as of Oct. 30, erected the frame of the first of two dugouts for the Panther softball team.  In September, the class of […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
02

Thetford Academy Drama Presents “Almost, Maine”

Thetford Academy’s fall play, Almost, Maine, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 15; Friday, Nov. 16; and Saturday, Nov. 17. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Dinner / Theater:  On opening night, Nov. 15, TAPA will host a Lasagna Dinner prior to the play, consisting of Lasagna or Chili (a gluten free alternative), […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
05

Students, Alumni, and Parents Perform for Parish Players: Oct. 11-21

TA seniors Eli Kaliski, Alden Nichols, and Maeve Curtin (Stage Manager) are featured in local playwright and TA parent Duncan Nichols’ new play, Silvia and Mary at Sea, a “scary musical fairy tale” which time travels from 1968 to 1868 and back again. The play opens at The Parish Players Theater in Thetford Hill on Thursday, Oct. 11. Directed […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
13

Films by Leah and Eli Kaliski Take First in Freedom and Unity Contest

Senior Leah Kaliski and her brother Eli Kaliski, a junior, were awarded first place in their subject categories in the 15 to 18 year old age group of the Freedom and Unity Youth Film Contest this spring. Leah’s film, In My Heart There is a Lemon, won first place in the Personal Stories category — her […]

By William Bugg | Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
18

An Evening to Celebrate Thetford Academy Arts!

Thetford Academy Arts Night – Thursday, May 24, 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy the work of our culinary, design technology, visual and performing arts students. Viewing and sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall. Students from the Foods Around the World class will be serving savory hors d’oeuvres, including spanikopita, sushi, gougeres and more. […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Arts . Features . News . TA Today
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May
10

TA Presents Spring Musical, Annie: May 17-19

THETFORD ACADEMY PRESENTS Annie MAY 17, 18, 19 All shows at 7 p.m. Thetford Academy’s Musical Theater class proudly presents, Annie, directed by Jenn Langhus and produced by Ray Chapin.  Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Arts . 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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Mar
23

Encore One Act Play Performance: Saturday, March 31

Thetford Academy’s One Act Play students are advancing to the State Festival in Springfield, and to help them prepare, there will be another community performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] on Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The cast will hold a discussion with the audience […]

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

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
21

TA Students Honored for Excellence in AVA Gallery Art Show

On Friday, Feb. 16, the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 10th annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition was held at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. Sixteen schools with over 145 students participated in an incredible display of artistic talent. Juror for the show was Patrick Dunfey, Head of Exhibitions Design […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
07

21st Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Jan. 11-12

Come enjoy some light-hearted drama put on by Ray Chapin’s drama students on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater, for the 21st annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. The plays being performed are written by a variety of people, from famous playwrights to TA alumni. Tickets will be sold […]

By Abi Marsh | Arts . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
12

Fall Play: Parody of Shakespeare: Nov. 16, 17, and 18

Thetford Academy will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. London’s longest running comedy is a hilarious, fast-paced romp through all of the Bard’s 37 comedies, tragedies, and histories, all in about 87 minutes! With a hip-hop Othello, Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, lots of pop culture references, […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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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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School Events

January 17, 2019
  • Exams
    January 17, 2019 @ 8:10 am - 12:10 pm

January 18, 2019
  • School Day on Account of 2 snow Days prior to Jan. 1
    January 18, 2019

  • Exams
    January 18, 2019 @ 8:10 am - 12:10 pm

January 21, 2019
  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 21, 2019

  • Bicentennial MLK Day Speaker - Derrick E. White, PhD
    January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MJR Theater

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Athletics This Week

January 15, 2019
  • V Girls Basketball 3:15-4:40PM

  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • MS Girls Basketball vs White River Valley 5PM

  • MS Boys Basketball vs White River Valley 6PM

  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 7-8:30PM

January 16, 2019
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice 3:15-4:45PM

  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • V Boys Basketball Practice 4:45-6:15

  • MS Boys Basketball Practice 7:20-8:40PM

January 17, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 18, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Boys @ Oxbow 5:30PM (Depart 4:15)

  • V Boys @ Oxbow 7PM (Depart 4:15)

January 19, 2019
  • MS Girls Basketball @ Rivendell 10AM

  • MS Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 11AM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 11AM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 12:30PM

January 21, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

Lunch

January 14, 2019
  • Quesadillas

January 15, 2019
  • Burgers

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