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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 […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
22

Senior Jake Colby Reaches 1000 Point Milestone in Basketball

Jake Colby began the Thetford Academy – Montpelier home varsity basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, determined to reach his 1000th point. Coming into the game with 990 combined career points for Chelsea High School (grades 9-11) and Thetford Academy (grade 12), he was ready to get the milestone done and over with … and […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . Features . News . TA Today
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Dec
20

December Student of the Month: Tyler Wojcik

Those in the course Sports and Society have created a new verb: “to Barnsdale.” It means to put 110% effort into a fictional story—because that’s just what our December Student of the Month did as Taxpayer #1 in a town meeting for the fictional municipality of Barnsdale. Yes, Tyler Wojcik is this month’s honoree! Recurring […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . 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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Dec
09

Pageant Rakes In $4,132 for Raise Rwanda, as Alden Nichols Named 2018 Mr. TA

The 8th annual Mr. Thetford Academy Pageant—a beauty pageant/talent show spoof —featured land-kayaking to the sounds of a river, a Michael Jackson moonwalk, a wrestling match between a brother and a sister, and plenty of corny jokes, as 11 contestants and their escorts competed for the Mr. TA crown. Along the way, the packed house heard […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
30

Students Build Sugar Shack

TA’s sugar shack is starting to take shape.  Adjacent to the timber framed outdoor classroom just south of the student parking lot, the structure will be completed in the upcoming days — with several months of time to spare before this year’s sugaring operation begins. With help from Mike Wells and Jere Linehan, Scott Ellis’s […]

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Nov
29

TA is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Finalist

Thetford Academy is among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest – a nationwide competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities. Out of thousands of schools that entered the contest, the […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
21

Students Enjoy Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Paper turkeys, paper plates, paper tablecloths, and plastic utensils adorned the tables, but the food was the real thing: delicious turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, plenty of peas, and rolls — served free of charge to all students and staff on the last day of classes before Thanksgiving (Tuesday, Nov. 20). The idea of the […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
19

Thetford Geo Bee Celebrates TA Bicentennial

The Thetford Historical Society’s Geography Bee celebrated TA’s Bicentennial this year by focusing the contest on TA and Thetford town history. It was a tough field – eight teams sparred in the adult division and five in the youth division, answering questions that might stump event the most dedicated Thetford historian. For example, do you […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
15

World Civ Class Takes on Greek Tragedy

Len Whitaker’s and Casey Huling’s sections of 9th grade history classes have been studying ancient Greece.  On Nov. 8-9, Mr. William Bugg visited as special guest star, presenting a two-day unit on Greek tragedy. He took the class on a deep dive into mythology, telling the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus Rex, and other tales from the […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
04

Varsity Girls Take Soccer Championship in 2-1 Thriller

At times during the Thetford Academy – Vergennes Union High School Division III state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 3, it looked like intermittent heavy downpours would add an element of chance to the game.  But the Panther girls’ resiliency, superior ball-handling skills, and deep playoff experiences over the past three years didn’t leave anything […]

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

Strong Performance by TA at State Cross Country Meet

Boys Win State Behind Owen Deffner’s First Place Finish; Girls Take Fifth It was snowy and cold and trail conditions were tough—but there was no stopping the Panthers at the VPA cross country state championship meet last Saturday. Owen Deffner ’19 finished first in the D-III race with a time of 17 minutes, 42.1 seconds, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . 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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Oct
19

Scott Ellis Earns SHAPE VT Leadership Award

Scott Ellis, coordinator of the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP), was recognized by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont (SHAPE Vermont) with the Physical Activity Leadership Award during a ceremony Oct. 19 in Killington. The state-wide award recognizes outstanding individuals who actively promote lifelong health and physical activity. Ellis, who teaches Thetford Academy’s […]

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Oct
15

They Ran for Asa Burton

By Charlie Buttrey We made history!! As part of Thetford Academy’s year-long bicentennial celebration, close to 70 runners and walkers were at the starting line when the blast of an 1820’s-style muzzle loader shattered the morning stillness and sent them on their way to compete in the Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz 5K race. This was […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . TA Today
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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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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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