Features

Aug
21

Meet Thetford’s New School Leaders

Meet and Greet Series Join Thetford’s new school leaders, Thetford Elementary School Principal Chance Lindsley and Thetford Academy Head of School Carrie Brennan, at the Cedar Circle Farm Cafe for a coffee and chat on one of the following mornings: Monday, 8/19, 8-9am Friday, 8/30, 9-10am Wednesday, 9/25, 10-11am The community is invited to meet […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
20

Gearing Up for the New School Year

Excerpted Letter to Families from Carrie Brennan, Head of School August has arrived, and here at TA we are busy preparing for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Every new school year is opportunity for a fresh start – and with those hopes, goals and dreams for a new year often come excitement and […]

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Jul
11

TA Welcomes Carrie Brennan, Head of School

Carrie Brennan arrived on campus last week for her first days as Thetford Academy’s new head of school. The TA community has been looking forward to her arrival. Formerly the executive director at CITY Center for Collaborative Learning in Tucson, AZ, Carrie brings many years of experience in educational and community leadership to her new […]

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Jun
14

2019 Employee of the Year: Len Whitaker

During the Bicentennial Senior Class Day and Final Awards Assembly on Friday, June 14, outgoing Head of School William Bugg presented the 2019 Employee of the Year to Science and Social Studies teacher Len Whitaker. Here follows Bugg’s tribute to this remarkable teacher: At this time, it is my privilege to announce this year’s Thetford […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
11

2019 Baccalaureate: a Time for Reflection

TA held its Bicentennial Baccalaureate ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Sunday, June 9, at the First Congregational Church. There was abundant sunshine for the graduates and a palpable feeling of excitement and emotions in the church. Science faculty member Derek Burkins was this year’s presenter of the Baccalaureate address. Below is his speech […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
27

An Arts Night to Remember

The fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23, featured all six categories of art at Thetford Academy: art, design technology, drama, culinary arts, choral music, and instrumental music. The café was transformed into a gallery displaying dozens of student 2-D and 3-D artworks created in Karyn Neubauer’s classes. Tabletops were spread with culinary delights—from spanikopita […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Features . Parents . TA Today
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May
21

May Student of the Month: Aiden Cudhea ’19

What does it take to be a nominee for TA’s Student of the Month? So few students receive this special award that you might wonder if you have to possess superpowers in order to be considered. As it turns out, our May 2019 Student of the Month does in fact possess a few superpowers – […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
12

TOP to Offer Outdoor Opportunities this Summer

The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is offering three amazing outdoor opportunities this summer.   Trail Crew, June 17 – 21 The summer Trail Crew maintains and builds trails on Thetford Academy’s 295 acres of woodlands and surrounding forests. A paid work opportunity and a great experience for students to add to their resume, Trail Crew is […]

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May
12

Arts Night: TA’s Six Areas of Arts Will Dazzle the Senses

Thetford Academy’s six areas of art will dazzle the five senses during the fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23. Visual arts, design technology, drama, and culinary arts displays will be on hand at the TA café beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a choral music and instrumental music performance in the Martha Jane Rich Theater to follow […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . Features . Parents . TA Today
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May
10

Thetford Academy Spring Musical Opens May 16

TA Presents “Once Upon a Mattress” The Thetford Academy Drama department is getting ready for its spring performance—the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. Opening night is Thursday, May 16, with encore performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. Once Upon a […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
22

TA Day of Giving: May 8, 2019

It’s almost here! Thetford Academy’s second annual Day of Giving is coming on May 8, 2019. This year, in honor of our 200th birthday, we are celebrating #200ReasonsWhy Thetford Academy is important to YOU. We each connect to Thetford Academy for both universal and personal reasons. We support education, but we also have a teacher […]

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Mar
28

TA Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

TA juniors Morgan Busby, Joseph Dunn, Olivia Limlaw, and Bethany Maxfield were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the River Bend Career and Technical Center. Shannon Hayes (’19), a 2018 inductee, administered the oath. The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top career and technical education students, provides scholarships […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
26

Dixon presents research results at AAAS/AJAS poster session

In February, Thetford Academy’s Elle Dixon (’20) was among the more than 10,000 international scientists who flocked to Washington D.C. for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2019 Annual meeting. Elle was there to present her own scientific research at a special American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) poster session. Elle’s poster […]

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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 played a role in 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 […]

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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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School Events

August 24, 2019
  • SAT and Subject Tests (register by July 24).
    August 24, 2019

August 25, 2019
  • New Student Orientation Tours
    August 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • TAPA Back-to-School Picnic
    August 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 26, 2019
  • Faculty In-Service Day
    August 26, 2019

August 27, 2019
  • 1st Day of School
    August 27, 2019

August 28, 2019
  • School Assembly
    August 28, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

August 30, 2019
  • School Pictures
    August 30, 2019

  • Meet & Greet w/Thetford School Leaders
    August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, 225 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT 05043, USA

    Join TES Principal Chance Lindsley and TA Head of School Carrie Brennan at the Cedar Circle Farm cafe for a coffee and chat on one of the following mornings:
    Monday, 8/19, 8-9am
    Friday, 8/30, 9-10am
    Wednesday, 9/25, 10-11am

    The community is invited to meet Thetford's new school leaders in an informal setting. Come meet Chance and Carrie, learn about their education backgrounds and their visions as leaders, and help welcome them to the Upper Valley. All are welcome!

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Athletics This Week

August 26, 2019
  • HS XC Practice

August 27, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 28, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 29, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 30, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • Boys V Soccer @ Randolph 4:30PM

  • Boys JV Soccer @ Randolph 4:30PM

Lunch

Nothing from August 18, 2019 to August 25, 2019.

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