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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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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
26

2019 Spring Sports Round-up

Despite ongoing weather issues causing delays and reschedules, Panthers baseball had an impressive 9-4-0 year, finishing with the first winning season in a decade and ending the regular season in 4th place for D-III. Highlights included a number of solid wins against D-II foes and an early May upset of previously-undefeated Oxbow. The team’s postseason […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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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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Jun
06

TA Students Honored at RBCTC Awards Assembly

Riverbend Career and Technical Center honored students’ achievements at its annual Awards Assembly on Wednesday night. Five TA students were among the honorees, all earning certificates for completing their respective programs. Congratulations to these Thetford Academy seniors for their outstanding work at RBCTC: Emma Clark, Automotive Technology Keegan Erskine, Construction Technology Shannon Hayes, Health Science […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
23

Open Your Home to an International Student

The International Student Program at Thetford Academy brings a diversity of cultures and viewpoints to our little corner of the world. Over the eight years of the program’s existence, we have welcomed 27 students from 11 far-flung regions of China as well as from Switzerland, Greece, Rwanda, and Korea! This program has allowed our community […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | News . 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 […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . Parents . TA Today . TOP Blog
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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
25

April Student of the Month: Elle Dixon ’20

We are delighted to recognize the Thetford Academy Student of the Month for April 2019, Elle Dixon.  Here’s what some teachers say about Elle:  From Kelly Welsh: Elle is a joy to teach. Even in an A block history class, when most teen brains are still under the influence of sleep hormones, Elle is a leader. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
21

Students Sought for Vermont State Board of Education

The Vermont Governor’s Office is seeking a candidate to serve on the State Board of Education as one of its two student representatives. The State Board of Education usually meets on the third Wednesday of every month and establishes policies, regulations and rules related to education in Vermont and in keeping with statutes passed by the Legislature. […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
21

Cedar Circle After-School Culinary Program for Middle School: May 7 to June 11

Cedar Circle Farm is offering an after school cooking program open to Middle School students. Registration and additional information may be found online. Scheduled for Tuesday afternoons from May 7 to June 11, this 6-week culinary program session is geared toward a middle school students’ skill set. The lessons take a well-rounded approach to teaching students culinary […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
21

Helping Families Manage Anxiety: Lynn Lyons at HHS, April 29

Lynn Lyons, a Concord, New Hampshire, psychotherapist, author and expert on treating, managing and avoiding childhood anxiety, will speak on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Hanover High School Auditorium.  Lyons, author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids, […]

By William Bugg | Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
03

TA Gear On Sale Now!

You can never have enough TA gear! Show your Panther Pride AND support the Class of 2019’s Project Senior when you order from the new online store. The store is only open until April 25, so get your gear today! Visit the store at: https://thetfordacademyseniorfund19.itemorder.com/

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
02

UVM Summer & Fall Science and Environmental Programs

The UVM 4-H Teen & Leadership Program just sent along this info about a wealth of available programs for secondary students. Check it out: Summer of Science Registration is now open for these activities. Open to youth in grades 7-12. Click here to learn more.  GIS Camp (June 24-28, 9:30 – 3:30 daily) Farming, Climate Change & […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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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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