Features

Mar
20

3rd in Poetry Out Loud State Championships

Eloise Silver Van Meter placed third in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Championships held at Vermont PBS Studios in Colchester on March 18th. To reach the championship, Eloise first won TA’s contest, then advanced from the semifinals at the Barre Opera House, and finally performed at PBS. Pictured: Eloise reciting Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back up […]

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Mar
18

Senator Patrick Leahy to Speak at TA: April 6, 2019

In his over 44 years of service in the United States Senate, Vermont’s Senator Patrick Leahy has been witness to many iconic moments in American history. A prolific photographer, Senator Leahy has often used the lens of his camera to capture his personal perspective of these events. In an intimate evening in the Martha Jane […]

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Mar
14

Soil Health Expert Didi Pershouse Presents at TA

TA parent, Thetford resident, author, and soil health expert Didi Pershouse gave a presentation to Mr. Whitaker’s Horticulture class about the “soil carbon sponge.” With a simple experiment, she demonstrated the importance of healthy soils in our ecological communities. In the experiment, Pershouse invited students to “rain” onto flour (a stand-in for degraded soil) and […]

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Mar
13

Dr. Scott Shipman to Speak on Future of Primary Care: March 28

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, will speak at Thetford Academy on Thursday, March 28, as part of the school’s Bicentennial Speaker Series. Shipman, who serves as the Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), also holds faculty positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Dartmouth Institute. […]

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Mar
11

TA Drama Students Advance to State Finals

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Who Am I This Time” for their performance at the Regional Drama Festival on Saturday, March 9, at Mill River High School in Clarendon, VT. Their production was selected to advance to the State Finals on April 5 and 6 at Essex High School in Essex, VT. Individual awards for Excellence […]

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Mar
08

Eloise Silver Van Meter advances to the Poetry Out Loud State Championships

At the Vermont Semifinal Poetry Out Loud contest, held at Barre Opera House on March 7th, Eloise Silver Van Meter advanced to the State Championships, along with nine other students. Thirty-one school winners recited two poems each. Eloise recited Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back Up Quick They’re Hippies” and Brenda Cárdenas’s “Zacuanpapalotls” (which means “Butterflies” in ancient […]

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Feb
26

Judge Broderick Addresses TA Student Body on Mental Illness

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Attorney General TJ Donovan also speak Three hundred students listened intently during a special assembly program on Tuesday, Feb. 26, as former New Hampshire Chief Justice John Broderick addressed Thetford Academy students on the topic of mental illness. Special guests for the presentation included Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Attorney General […]

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Feb
15

Students Mark Bicentennial with Founders’ Day and Night Celebrations

On Friday, Feb. 8, Thetford Academy turned 200 years old! Students celebrated the school’s birthday in style, with an all-day Founders’ Day and Founders’ Night extravaganza. Other posts describe the school’s Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9 and Vermont Historic Marker dedication on Feb. 8. Chico Eastridge ’05, Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator at CATV in White […]

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Feb
15

Town of Thetford’s first Historical Marker dedicated on TA’s 200th Birthday

At noon on the day of Thetford Academy’s 200th birthday — Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Virginia Anderson Barrett ’51, daughter of legendary TA Principal Carl Anderson (1925-1961) and wife of the late TA Headmaster Ruel Barrett (1961-1977), unveiled the Town of Thetford’s first Vermont Historical Marker in a ceremony on Academy Road. Marking the site of […]

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Feb
05

Carrie Brennan Named Next Head of School at Thetford Academy

Carrie Brennan, the founding principal of an innovative public charter school in Arizona and an accomplished educator, has been named the next head of Thetford Academy. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2019. “I am absolutely thrilled that Carrie will lead Thetford Academy,” says Ann Bumpus, President of the Thetford Academy Board […]

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Feb
04

VPR CEO Scott Finn Featured in Bicentennial Speaker Series: Feb. 11

Scott Finn, Vermont Public Radio’s new president & CEO, joins Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Speaker Series to discuss the role of public media in America. Finn’s talk, titled “Filling the Gap: How Public Media Can Respond to a Decline of Reporters,” addresses the nearly 50 percent decline in reporters in Vermont the last two decades, a […]

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Feb
04

TA Robotics Team 4886 Season Update

By Marc Chabot, Dean of Academics and Robotics Team Advisor Featured Photo: The winning team: Isaiah Kol and Marshall Melancon and their robot BeefCake, along with their alliance partner from Team 603A, Belmont, NH. In case you were wondering how Thetford Academy’s 9th season is going, here is an update! Saturday was our last tournament before the State Championship in two weeks, […]

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Feb
02

Kiana Johnson Reaches 1000

Basketball standout Kiana Johnson, a senior from Chelsea, scored her 1000th point during the TA vs. U-32 varsity basketball matchup on Friday, Feb. 1. Kiana, who transferred to TA at the beginning of the school year after Chelsea’s high school closed, hit her 997th, 998th, 999th, and 1000th career points with four consecutive free throws, […]

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Jan
30

January 2019 Student of the Month: Maeve Curtin ’19

Every morning, when most TA students are stealing that last five minutes of sleep, this intrepid member of our bicentennial class has already been on the road for an hour, proving each day that it’s possible to commute to Thetford from almost Canada and to be an incredibly successful student.  And we’re grateful that she […]

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Jan
17

STEM Students Present Outtakes from High Tech Manufacturing Internship

Hypertherm and FUJIFILM Dimatix, two Lebanon, N.H., businesses, celebrated 15 Thetford Academy and Lebanon High School students’ achievements upon their successful completion of the inaugural STEM High Tech Manufacturing Internship program on Tuesday night, Jan. 15. The internship was an unequivocal success. During the program finale, which took place at Hypertherm’s 71 Heater Road facility […]

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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 […]

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School Events

March 22, 2019
  • No School - Spring Faculty In-Service Day
    March 22, 2019

March 26, 2019
  • Admissions Visits
    March 26, 2019

  • Paying for College Night
    March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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March 21, 2019
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March 25, 2019
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March 26, 2019
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March 27, 2019
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March 21, 2019
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