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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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Nov
12

Abenaki Storyteller Visits TA

On Friday, Thetford Academy seventh graders had the opportunity to hear from James Bruchac, a member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe. Bruhac is an award winning author, Abenaki storyteller, animal tracker, wilderness survival expert, cultural educator, and instructor of the martial arts. Seventh graders are currently reading the novel Hidden Roots, a book written by […]

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Nov
04

Champions! Panthers Win Third VPA Div. III Soccer Title

On Saturday, November 1, TA’s Varsity Girls soccer team headed to the Maxfield Sports Complex for their championship game to take on No. 2 Vergennes. The Commodores were a familiar foe and a formidable one–the Panthers played hard to win last year’s title game, 2-1, against the same team. Knowing their opponent well, the Panthers […]

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Nov
04

2019 Thetford Geography Bee Friday, Nov. 15

The Thetford Historical Society has announced the date and theme for the 8th annual Thetford Geography Bee. The Bee, scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thetford Academy Cafe, will focus on the theme of “Migrations,” a topic that the Historical Society has been exploring with their “Migration Nation” series this […]

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Oct
31

October Student of the Month: Samara Spelman

October’s Student of the Month is a quiet, hard-working, and well-rounded student. Always a positive presence in any classroom, she shows a genuine interest in learning. She also plays a leadership role in the TA community. She is involved with gender equity and the Gay Straight Alliance. She is a talented musician, willing to take […]

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Oct
25

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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Oct
23

Robotics Team Gets Ready for 2019-2020 Competition Season

At Wednesday’s all-school assembly this week, TA’s Robotics Club, also known as VEX Robotics Team 4886, presented their early-stage prototypes for the robots they hope to take to competition this year. The team is gearing up for the 2019-2020 VEX game “Tower Takeover,” designing, building, coding, and learning to drive robots that will withstand competition […]

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Oct
21

Fall Sports Regular Season Closes, Playoffs Ahead

Soccer Last week, the Panthers celebrated their Varsity Soccer seniors at the final home games of the regular season. At last Tuesday’s Varsity Girls game v. Stowe, the Panthers honored Brittany Clifford, Arwen Clayton, Grace Davis, Alexis Gaetz, Jade Jamieson, Lily MacVeagh, Casey MacVeagh, Bethany Maxfield, Ellen Veracka, and Sophie Williams for their contributions to […]

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Oct
17

Nicaragua Dance Troupe Visits TA

On Thursday, October 17, Thetford Academy, with the New Hampshire non-profit Compas de Nicaragua (Friends of Nicaragua), was proud to host the Nicaraguan dance troupe “Daughters of the Corn” for the third time. Compas, founded in 1992 and now led by Littleton, NH native Michael Boudreau and Ana Narvaez of Managua, Nicaragua, began as a small, […]

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Oct
17

Mountain Biking at TA Coming Soon!

Thetford Academy is gearing up to open the town’s first fully sanctioned mountain bike trail and one of only a few high school mountain biking trails in Vermont. The new, one-mile flow track is slated to open on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a launch event on campus from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The new […]

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Oct
07

2000 Student Athletes Take on Woods Trail

For the last 29 years, Thetford Academy has been the proud host of the Woods Trail Run, widely considered the best of New England’s middle and high school cross country circuit every year. This year, as bus after bus pulled into TA’s lots, the temperature hovered at 32 degrees and a dense fog hung over […]

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Oct
04

Student of the Month: Casey MacVeagh ’20

We are pleased to introduce senior Casey MacVeagh as TA’s first Student of the Month for the 2019-2020 school year. Here are some shared words of praise from Casey’s teachers: -A quiet leader -An engaged and motivated student -A civil and well-respected classmate -A fierce competitor This student’s teachers and coaches have been impressed with […]

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Sep
27

It’s Woods Trail Time Again!

The 2019 Woods Trail Run marks the 29th year of TA’s renowned cross country event. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Thetford Academy’s campus will transform into a vibrant, buzzing event space and host nearly 2,000 people— including runners, coaches, families, and supporters. Over 100 community volunteers help to execute the event every year, ensuring that it’s […]

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Sep
25

Admissions Open House: Oct 10

Thetford Academy will host its annual Admissions Open House for prospective students on October 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This interactive and informational event gives students and families an inside look at TA’s academic program, extracurricular opportunities, and positive school culture. Learn how TA encourages and supports students, fosters community spirit and engagement, […]

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Sep
22

New Faces on Campus

If you’ve signed in at TA recently, you might have noticed a new face in TA’s front office. Welcome Alison Davis! Alison joined TA this August and splits her time between the front office and study center. She comes with years of administrative and teaching experience, and has worked in schools both internationally and in […]

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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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