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Mar
05

Head of School Weekly Email: In-Person Phase of New Schedule – Reflections & Expectations

Dear TA Families and Students, We welcomed the month of March by introducing the in-person component of our 2nd semester schedule. It was great to feel the energy of having students and teachers together in real time – doing hands-on learning with one another and with the materials and spaces designed for the discipline. Attached are […]

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Mar
02

Moving Forward in Semester 2

As we move through this COVID school year, our program has evolved. We continue to prioritize health and safety, and also strive to balance that priority with ensuring as much student academic engagement as possible. March 1 marked our biggest program shift yet, with full implementation of our 2nd semester schedule. Starting this week, students […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . TA Today
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Mar
01

Winter Sports Round-up: March 1

TA has had a slow, steady and COVID-compliant start to its winter sports season…but the games are on! The alpine ski team is training hard at Pico Mountain and Storrs Hill three afternoons a week. Competitions started on February 9 at Suicide Six, where TA’s skiers turned out some strong performances. Last Friday at Bromley Mountain, […]

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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 […]

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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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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
26

11th Grade Virtual College Information Night: Feb. 9

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. the Counseling Department will host this second workshop of a series designed to help juniors and their families engage in and think about the college application process. A panel-style event where representatives from a variety of colleges work in concert with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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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
15

Head of School Weekly Email: Semester Transitions & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear TA Families & Students, Today’s weekly email repeats a lot of the same information and themes as last week. We all want to focus on a strong finish to the fall semester and ensure everyone understands the special schedules in place over the next two weeks. Week of Jan. 19-22: Next week is 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
24

Head of School Weekly Email: New VT Guidance, Winter Athletics Update, and Other School News

Dear TA Families & Students, We welcomed the good news on Tuesday from Governor Scott and his team that the rate of cases in Vermont has stabilized, thanks in large part due to Vermonters’ willingness to abide by the state’s restrictions. We are processing the new guidance related to winter athletics that Gov. Scott issued […]

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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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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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