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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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Mar
31

THS: Migration Nation, April 4, 11, 25

Please join the Thetford Historical Society (THS) in North Thetford on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m., at the United Church of Thetford (5470 Route 5)  for the first program in their Spring Series: Migration Nation.   All talks begin at 7 p.m., admission is free, and all are welcome.  A description of programs follows, and […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

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