News

Apr
03

Elle Dixon Presents Research at National AJAS Conference

Thetford Academy senior Elle Dixon is a not only a cross country and track athlete, a competitive skier, and a standout writer, she is an up-and-coming scientist. For the last two years, Elle has been studying with the New Hampshire Academy of Science in its intensive summer STEM programs. Each year, her hard work paid […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
30

TA Student Supports COVID-19 Response

Thetford Academy senior Morgan Busby has always had a passion for caring for others. In her junior year at TA, Morgan enrolled at River Bend Career and Technical Center‘s (RBCTC) Health Sciences program to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. By the end of her junior year, she had earned her license to be […]

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Mar
20

Head of School Message: Our Remote Learning Plan

Quick link to Thetford Academy’s Remote Learning Plan. Message from Head of School – March 18, 2020 The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 is impacting every facet of our lives in the United States and throughout the world. Each day we tune in to the news, trying to make sense of the rapidly-evolving situation […]

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Mar
17

Tomorrow – Together! – We Launch ‘Remote TA’

Letter from Head of School Carrie Brennan to students, parents, and staff, sent via email on March 17. Tomorrow we turn the experience of school upside-down and inside-out.  Following our governor’s orders and public health recommendations, we will cease convening each day on our beloved Academy Road campus. Classes will move to a virtual space, with […]

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Mar
16

Recognizing Our Senior Track Athletes

In the words of Coach Charlie Buttrey… Most athletic teams are able to honor their seniors during the final home game. The indoor track team had planned on doing its senior honors during the Winter Sports Award Banquet. Unfortunately, the banquet has been cancelled. In its absence, we would like to take this opportunity to […]

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Mar
13

Coronavirus Updates, March 4-15

Head of School Carrie Brennan shared the following information with the TA parent, student, and employee email lists between March 4-15 … March 15, 2020 Dear TA Students, Parents and Guardians,Vermont Governor Phil Scott declared this afternoon that Vermont schools must close their campuses as of Wednesday 3/18 and continue educational services to students remotely. […]

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Mar
11

Champions! Panther Boys Earn 2020 DIII State Title

With an up and down season, the #7 seed Panthers trip to the Aud was never a sure thing. But with an upset of #2 Randolph 63-54 in the quarterfinals, they punched their ticket emphatically for the third year in a row. The Valley News round-up quotes coach Jason Gray: “It just means that the […]

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Mar
10

UPDATED: TA Drama Presents “The Insanity of Mary Girard”

Thetford Academy Drama students will perform “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” by Lanie Robertson, in the MJR Theater on Friday, March 13, and on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. UPDATE: The March 18 performance has been canceled. Robertson’s play is a dramatic re-creation of the real-life story of the wife of the famous Philadelphian philanthropist, Stephen […]

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Mar
09

Eloise Silver Van Meter Advances to Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Ten brave students took part in TA’s 11th annual Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest on Feb 11th: Eamon Deffner (as a sample for judges to calibrate their scoring), Frank Loveland, Lily MacVeagh, Grace Davis, Jordan Smith, Hanna Blankenship, Nattilie Sanso, Mackin Briglin, Gretta Koppers, and Eloise Silver Van Meter. Frank emerged as the runner-up, and […]

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Mar
02

TA Adds Low Ropes Course to Campus and Curriculum

Late this fall, just before the snow overtook campus, Brattleboro-based High 5 Adventure Learning was onsite installing a low ropes challenge course at Thetford Academy. The course, located on the Barrett property adjacent to the Thetford Hill State Forest, has twelve features that will challenge students to think creatively, work together, and help to build […]

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Feb
27

POSTPONED – TA to co-host Nolumbeka Project’s “River Stories”

EVENT POSTPONED – We regret to share the news that this event has been canceled to mitigate community health concerns. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thetford Academy and the Dartmouth College Native American Studies Department will co-host the Nolumbeka Project event “Nisnol Siboal/Two Rivers: Celebrating the Waters of Ndakinna (Our Land)” on March 14, […]

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Feb
27

Student of the Month: Logan Brinkman

February’s Student of the Month is not a flamboyant attention seeker. He doesn’t do things because he wants you to notice, but because it’s the right thing to do. Teachers describe him as kind, easy-going, and dependable with a ready smile.  He’s a team player. Coach Tim Ouellette says that even though he was “a […]

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Feb
20

Indoor Track and Field Takes Top Spots in State Finals

Thetford Academy’s Indoor Track and Field teams had a very, very good day at the state meet, walking away with a hard-earned Division II title (boys) and a TA-best second place overall finish (girls). According to Coach Buttrey, “new school records were set and a boatload of PR’s were made and ELEVEN TA athletes punched […]

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Feb
13

Leo Downey Wins TA Middle School Spelling Bee, Heading to State Finals

TA’s annual Middle School Spelling Bee went 36 rounds before defending champion Leo Downey correctly spelled the word “patrilocal” to win the contest. (Patrilocal definition: adjective 1. relating to a pattern of marriage in which the couple settles in the husband’s home or community.) Runner-up Margaret Smallwood also had an impressive performance, getting knocked out […]

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Feb
10

TA’s Alpine Ski Team Competes at Pico and Bromley

by Paul Dixon Thetford Academy’s alpine ski team competed at Pico and Bromley recently, with some great individual and team performances from both the boys and the girls. Elle Dixon skied well in both races finishing in 14th place in the Giant Slalom at Pico and cracking the top ten for the first time ever […]

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Feb
09

Student of the Month: Tim Gray

January’s Student of the Month takes his responsibilities seriously. Never before has Ms. Silver had an advisee who checks in with her if he will be absent to see if there is any advisory-related work he should take care of ahead of time. Whether he is motivated by the desire to excel, or by the […]

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School Events

April 9, 2020
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    will be conducted remotely

    Contact Board President Gio Bosco for Zoom link to the meeting.

April 11, 2020
  • Canceled: Environmental Film Festival & Panel
    April 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

    Co-sponsored by Thetford Energy Committee, TA Climate Alliance (TACA), Thetford Conservation Commission, and Thetford Academy. Check back for details.

April 13, 2020
  • Course registration 2020-21, Round 3
    April 13, 2020

    Round 3 is for middle school course registration (w/current 6th & 7th graders)

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Athletics This Week

April 10, 2020
  • HS T&F @ Fall Mtn (dismiss 1:45; BUS departs 2pm; return by 7pm)

Lunch

Nothing from April 5, 2020 to April 12, 2020.

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