Arts

Mar
10

UPDATED: TA Drama Presents “The Insanity of Mary Girard”

Thetford Academy Drama students will perform “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” by Lanie Robertson, in the MJR Theater on Friday, March 13, and on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. UPDATE: The March 18 performance has been canceled. Robertson’s play is a dramatic re-creation of the real-life story of the wife of the famous Philadelphian philanthropist, Stephen […]

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Mar
09

Eloise Silver Van Meter Advances to Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Ten brave students took part in TA’s 11th annual Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest on Feb 11th: Eamon Deffner (as a sample for judges to calibrate their scoring), Frank Loveland, Lily MacVeagh, Grace Davis, Jordan Smith, Hanna Blankenship, Nattilie Sanso, Mackin Briglin, Gretta Koppers, and Eloise Silver Van Meter. Frank emerged as the runner-up, and […]

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Jan
30

TA Students Win Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Three Thetford Academy students, Layla Hanissian, Eloise Van Meter, and Olivia White, were recently recognized for their artwork and creative writing by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The awards program comprises the nation’s “longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12,” and is presented by the Alliance for Young Artists […]

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Jan
14

Instrumental Teacher Greg Mellinger Featured in “High School Today”

Thetford Academy’s instrumental music teacher Greg Mellinger recently penned an article for the National Federation of State High Schools Association‘s publication “High School Today.” The article, titled “Maintaining School Activities in a Small School Setting,” discusses the importance of providing students with a broad range of athletic, club, and arts activities—and the challenge of doing […]

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Jan
02

TA Drama Presents “5 Funny (Short) Plays”

Thetford Academy Drama students present five comedic, short plays Thursday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 17 in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. This year’s plays are drawn from a variety of authors, from Christopher Durang to Rich Orloff, and they offer an evening of light-hearted drama. NOTE: Some plays are PG-13 for strong language. Shows […]

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Jan
02

Visual Arts Students Collaborate with Juneberry Chorus

TA’s Visual Arts teacher, Karyn Neubauer, includes a multimedia unit in her curriculum every year. So when Patricia Norton, director of the Upper Valley Music Center‘s Juneberry Choral Program, reached out with an idea to incorporate multimedia art into the group’s next choral performance, it felt like a perfect fit. Juneberry Community Chorus, one of […]

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Dec
18

TA Presents a Winter Concert: Dec. 19

Thetford Academy’s Choral and band students have been working hard to prepare seasonal music for the annual Winter Concert. The chorus will be singing music of several different eras and styles, including folks songs from around the world–in French, Spanish, and German. Some of the music to be performed include Scarborough Fair, Basin St. Blues, […]

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Dec
16

Creative Writers Share Their Work

Ms. Silver‘s Creative Writing students performed a sampling of their semester’s work on December 12th in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The class, made up of Thetford Academy juniors and seniors, opened with a collage of “I Remember” statements, followed by music to allow for a scene change. For the rest of the show, small […]

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Dec
13

NH Charitable Foundation Supports TA With Two Grants

Thetford Academy recently received two generous grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) to support school initiatives. NHCF, New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, manages nearly 2,000 funds and awards more than $40 million in grants and scholarships every year to communities serving New Hampshire residents. This year, Thetford Academy received a grant from NHCF’s […]

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Nov
14

TAPA to Host Dinner (Before) Theater: Nov. 22

Planning to attend the Thetford Academy Drama performance of Antigone on November 22? Then don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a delicious homemade meal with neighbors and friends before the event! The Thetford Academy Parent Association (TAPA) will host a lasagna dinner in the TA Cafe from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the Friday […]

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Nov
14

Thetford Academy Drama Presents Antigone

ANTIGONE OPENS NOV. 21! Thetford Academy Drama presents ANTIGONE,  a Greek tragedy reimagined by Jean Anoulih, and translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere. The story of ANTIGONE, by Sophocles, is rooted in civil disobedience, set in the aftermath of civil war. Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in a fight for the crown of Thebes. […]

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Nov
13

Arts Students Work Together to Support Thetford Food Shelf

This holiday season, TA students will participate once more in the international “Empty Bowls” event, selling hand-crafted bowls and homemade soup and bread at the annual TAAA Craft Bazaar. Empty Bowls is a global grassroots movement, led by artists and crafts people in cities and towns around the world and aimed at supporting food-related charitable […]

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May
27

An Arts Night to Remember

The fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23, featured all six categories of art at Thetford Academy: art, design technology, drama, culinary arts, choral music, and instrumental music. The café was transformed into a gallery displaying dozens of student 2-D and 3-D artworks created in Karyn Neubauer’s classes. Tabletops were spread with culinary delights—from spanikopita […]

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May
21

Woodworking Competition Shows TA Students’ Skill

On Friday, May 12, 2019, several Thetford Academy Design Technology students joined more than 70 students from across the region to compete in the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers student woodworking competition. TA’s students showed off the skills they’d honed in class with Chris Schmidt, TA’s Design Technology teacher and master woodworker. Several students earned […]

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May
12

Arts Night: TA’s Six Areas of Arts Will Dazzle the Senses

Thetford Academy’s six areas of art will dazzle the five senses during the fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23. Visual arts, design technology, drama, and culinary arts displays will be on hand at the TA café beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a choral music and instrumental music performance in the Martha Jane Rich Theater to follow […]

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May
10

Thetford Academy Spring Musical Opens May 16

TA Presents “Once Upon a Mattress” The Thetford Academy Drama department is getting ready for its spring performance—the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. Opening night is Thursday, May 16, with encore performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. Once Upon a […]

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School Events

June 2, 2020
  • 10th Grade Anthology Reading - A Block
    June 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Contact samantha.davidson.green@thet.net for invitation to Zoom link.

June 3, 2020
  • Teacher Meetings (p.m.)
    June 3, 2020

  • Advisory Sessions (a.m.)
    June 3, 2020

June 4, 2020
  • 10th Grade Anthology Reading - D Block
    June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Contact samantha.davidson.green@thet.net for invitation to Zoom link.

  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    June 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    via Zoom

    Contact Giovanni.Bosco@dartmouth.edu for Zoom link.

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Athletics This Week

June 1, 2020
  • Core Workout

June 2, 2020
  • Team Fun Run

June 5, 2020
  • Core Workout

Lunch

Nothing from May 31, 2020 to June 7, 2020.

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