Bicentennial

Jan
03

“Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon”: Jan. 21

Bicentennial Speaker Series: Derrick E. White, Ph.D., Monday, Jan. 21 @ 7 p.m. TA will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, with a Bicentennial Speaker Series presentation by Professor Derrick E. White, entitled “Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon.” This special event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Martha Jane Rich Theater at 7 p.m. Visiting […]

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Dec
04

Alumni Play Ball!

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, TA alumni came out in force to play ball on their former home court. Nineteen alumni from four decades of Thetford Academy classes showed up to the Alumni v. Students game, taking on a small but feisty group of current TA seniors. Both teams played hard and the game was […]

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Dec
04

200 for 200: Make Your Gift Today

There are a lot of ways to celebrate TA’s Bicentennial birthday this year–but only one big birthday challenge. This year, we need every one of you to help us reach our goal of 200 for 200 – $200K in gifts and pledges to support Thetford Academy this year. Your gift to “200 for 200” is […]

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Nov
01

Inaugural Speakers Series to Feature Prof. Sonu Bedi on Constitutional Rights

As part of its Bicentennial Celebration, Thetford Academy is hosting a Speaker Series that will take place from November through April.  The inaugural speaker is Dartmouth College Professor Sonu Bedi, J.D., Ph.D., who will speak on the topic, “Why Rights Are Not the Defining Feature of the U.S. Constitution.”   “We often consider our constitutional rights as central […]

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Oct
11

Thetford Geo Bee: Nov. 2

The 7th Annual THETFORD GEOGRAPHY BEE is coming up on Friday, Nov. 2, at Thetford Academy.   What is a Geo Bee?  We ask a series of multiple choice questions to three-person teams, focusing on a specific topic.  This year’s theme is “Thetford and Thetford Academy.”  TA is gearing up for its 200th anniversary in February, […]

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Oct
02

Run the 5K Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz at TA: Oct. 13

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., join Thetford Academy for a one-of-a-kind super fun Fun Run/Walk with a TWIST! Whether you’re a runner, a history buff, or both, this free event will not disappoint. Named for TA’s founder, Asa Burton, the Bicentennial Blitz will follow TA’s iconic Dan Grossman Woods Trail on a 5K […]

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Oct
02

#MountainDayEverywhere: TA Alums Hit the Trails

This September, alumni everywhere came out to honor TA’s beloved, 40 year-old Mountain Day tradition. The first of many events celebrating TA’s 200th birthday this year, #MountainDayEverywhere was an enormous success and a whole lot of fun. Over the first two weekends in September, TA alumni hiked from where they were – there were hikes […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . TA Today
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Sep
25

Announcing: Bicentennial Speaker Series at TA

Thetford Academy has a big birthday this year –  the school is celebrating 200 years since Asa Burton founded Thetford Academy, the first secondary school in Vermont. In honor of this milestone event, TA is hosting a series of community events aimed at bringing our community together in the spirit of TA’s core values and […]

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Aug
30

Alumni, We’re Bringing Mountain Day to YOU!

Do you miss Mountain Day at TA? Every year for more than 40 years, Thetford Academy students have been lacing up their shoes to climb one of the six mountains visible from TA’s front door. This annual class hike is one of TA’s favorite traditions, and if it’s one of yours, now is your chance […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . TA Today
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Aug
16

2018-2019: Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Year

The 2018-19 school year marks our 200th year. We’ll be celebrating our Bicentennial from the opening of school until graduation — with a special birthday party on Founders’ Day, Feb. 8, 2019, and a community-wide Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9, 2019.

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Jun
13

Save the Date for Our 200th Birthday!

Save the Date! Thetford Academy is Vermont’s oldest secondary school and the 2018-2019 school year will mark our 200th birthday! We are planning a year-long celebration and we want YOU to join us.  Stay tuned for a full schedule of events, and mark your calendars today for our Bicentennial Gala celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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Jun
12

Bicentennial Book Project

With our bicentennial year fast approaching, TA is hard at work at chronicling our 200-year history in a commemorative book. Our Bicentennial Book Committee, led by local editor Alan Berolzheimer, is a dedicated group of TA staff, students, alumni, and community members. In the last several months, the book committee has been digging through archives […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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Feb
05

Do you have a TA story to tell?

Do you have a stash of photos or yearbooks or programs from your years at Thetford Academy? Maybe a box labeled “TA” in your attic? Are there stories from your TA years that should NEVER be forgotten? Memorable pranks, sports games, or teachers? We want to hear from you! You may have heard that Thetford […]

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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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