Features

Feb
19

Head of School Email: Semester 2 Highlights – Academics, Athletics & the Arts

Dear TA Families & Students, Semester 2 is humming along. Here are some key highlights to share, as we reflect back to the first few weeks of February and look ahead to the month of March. ACADEMICS: When we return from break on Monday, March 1, we will fully implement our new schedule with classes meeting […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Arts . Athletics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
18

TA’s Bianca Pulaski Earns Spot in Regional Spelling Bee

On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, Thetford Academy hosted its 9th annual middle school spelling bee. As in past years, the event – hosted by English teacher Joe Deffner – was held in TA’s Martha Jane Rich Theater. This year’s layout was a little different due to social distancing guidelines, but the rules and structure remained […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . TA Today
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Feb
12

Head of School Weekly Email: Sharing Love & Gratitude for the TA Team

Dear TA Families and Students, With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to dedicate this edition of my weekly communication to sharing love and gratitude for our TA teachers and school staff. The TA team has been putting their heart and soul into the work of teaching through COVID for almost a year now. It […]

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Feb
12

Poetry Out Loud, Outdoors

On Thursday, Feb. 11, eight Thetford Academy students gathered at the timber framed outdoor classroom to recite poetry with a view. The students were competing in Vermont’s Poetry Out Loud contest, hoping to be TA’s representative to the state–and maybe even the national–competition. This year was the twelfth year in a row that TA has […]

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Feb
01

Founders’ Day Traditions, Adapted

With more than 200 years of school history, TA likes its traditions. Founders’ Day, celebrated by generations of TA students, honors the founding members of Thetford Academy who opened the school in 1819. 2021 marked the 78th consecutive year that TA has celebrated its birthday this way.  Though it looked a little different in the […]

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Jan
29

Head of School Weekly Email: Founders’ Day Fun & New Schedule

Dear TA Families & Students, We had a blast this week. While we couldn’t do all of the Founders’ Day activities and traditions of a normal year, we did our best to adapt and innovate. (Boy, we are all getting good at this adapting thing – even if we are tired of it!) Thanks to […]

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Jan
22

Eleven TA Students Featured in AVA Gallery 2021 High School Exhibition

Eleven students from Thetford Academy are featured in the Alliance for Visual Art Gallery’s (AVA) 13th Annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition. The show will run from Friday, January 22 through Friday, February 26, 2021. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the show has gone entirely virtual and winners will be […]

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Jan
21

Head of School Weekly Email: Video Message about the Semester 2 Plan

Dear TA Families & Students, My weekly email today focuses on looking ahead to the next half of the school year. Below are 3 resources designed to provide the TA community with information about our 2nd semester plan and to support families with their decision-making process. 1. Video message to explain TA’s 2nd semester plan […]

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Jan
21

Advanced Art Class Showcases Work in “Concentration Series”

Students in TA’s Advanced Art class spent the first quarter of the fall semester honing their skills both technically and conceptually. They also participated in The Memory Project‘s Portrait Program, creating portraits of children in Venezuela to serve as memories of their lived experience. This quarter, students focused their ideas and techniques on following the […]

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Jan
11

Guest Speakers Bring First-Person Experiences to Student Discussion

Emily Bernard, UVM professor and author of Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s, and Mine visited Ms. Silver’s two English 10 classes on Wednesday, December 9th. After having read Bernard’s 2019 collection of essays, students crafted questions in preparation for the author’s visit and got to listen to her thoughtful […]

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Jan
08

Head of School Weekly Email: 1st Semester Final Stretch, January Dates, 2nd Semester Planning

Dear TA Families, I hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year. I imagine we are all relieved to say goodbye to 2020. At the same time that we look for the light and optimism that come with welcoming 2021, this week has been a stark reminder that the pandemic and deep […]

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Dec
18

Head of School Weekly Email: December Surveys & Holiday Wishes

Dear TA Families, Today’s brilliant white expanse of snow and clear blue sky made for a beautiful final day of 2020 here on campus. The past four months have been quite a journey – but we made it, thanks to everyone’s collective effort! Kudos to students and teachers for continuing to spend time outdoors, even […]

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Dec
11

Head of School Weekly Email: January Calendar Changes & Winter Athletics Update

Dear TA Families, Please note the following important program updates for the remaining weeks of Fall Semester: 1. January Calendar Changes We are extending the fall semester (and specifically the 2nd quarter) by one week. Please visit the TA Today page on the school website to review the online school calendar for all updates. Key changes include: […]

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Dec
11

TA Students are “Getting to Y” with Up for Learning

Thetford Academy middle and high school students have teamed up with Montpelier-based nonprofit Up for Learning to make a difference in our school community. With support from the Mount Ascutney Prevention Partnership and led by TA’s Student Assistance Provider Kara Toms, two groups of students (a middle school and a high school group) are participating […]

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Dec
02

TA Athletes Recognized for Fall Season Achievements

Cross Country runners Tobin Durham ’22 (pictured in header photo running with Abby Egner ’23) and Madelyn Durkee ’23 were recently named to the All SVL (Southern Vermont League) League list. In his press announcement, Todd Smith, SVL Cross Country Liaison, says: “To say the least, this was a challenging season. It began with questions […]

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Nov
25

TA Drama Releases Virtual Fall Play, “Sorry, Wrong Number”

Thetford Academy Drama introduces its first-ever virtual fall play, the murder mystery “Sorry, Wrong Number.” Performed entirely on Google Meet, with post-production support from TA alum and CATV Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator Chico Eastridge, Fall Play students have created something entirely new for their virtual audience. Based on the critically acclaimed radio play […]

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School Events

March 8, 2021
  • A Block Classes (a.m.)
    March 8, 2021

March 9, 2021
  • B Block Classes (a.m.)
    March 9, 2021

  • Getting to Y Community Dialogue w/Middle School Group
    March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

March 10, 2021
  • Fully Remote Day
    March 10, 2021

March 11, 2021
  • C Block Classes (p.m.)
    March 11, 2021

  • TA Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

March 12, 2021
  • D Block Classes (p.m.)
    March 12, 2021

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Lunch Calendar

Nothing from February 28, 2021 to March 7, 2021.

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