Parents

Jul
31

New Start Date, Survey Request, Info Session Recording

This post was originally sent by email to TA families by Head of School Carrie Brennan on July 31, 2020. Dear Thetford Academy Families,Here is the latest news as we prepare for the fall semester: 1. New Start Date – September 8 Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order this week, expected to be officially […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
30

COVID Updates and Parent Information Forums

Thetford Academy hosted three parent information sessions this week to help parents and families learn more about TA’s plan for the upcoming term and have the opportunity to ask questions. The meeting built upon the information shared with families by email on July 22. Six faculty and staff members attended each session to help answer […]

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Jul
22

Head of School Community Email: Important Updates

The following information was emailed to families of new and returning students on July 22. Dear Thetford Academy Families & Students,  I hope you are well and finding time to enjoy some of your favorite summertime activities, despite the travel and activity restrictions we are all dealing with.  Planning for the fall semester continues intensively […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
14

2020 Graduation in the Books!

On June 12 and 13, 2020, Thetford Academy celebrated this year’s class of graduating seniors. On Friday, TA premiered a prerecorded version of its Class Day awards and performances, followed by the formal graduation ceremony. Both were aired on on YouTube and Facebook. To celebrate in person, the Class of 2020 graduates led a car […]

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Jun
26

Q4 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Final report cards for the school year were mailed to students’ homes the week of June 22, with the following cover letter included. Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Families, Sunsets are stretching until 8:30 these days and the fireflies are out after dark. Summer has officially begun!  I imagine all of us are welcoming changes […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
11

Girls and Boys Track & Field Remain Defending State Champs

Tribute to our Track & Field Seniors Grace Davis  Grace graduates as the most decorated female field athlete in Thetford Academy history. She is the outdoor school record holder in the 100m hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, and decathlon. She holds indoor school records in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump. […]

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Jun
04

5 Faculty Voices in Response to Nationwide Protests for Racial Justice

On June 2, a handful of TA faculty and administrators came together swiftly to share their reflections and responses to national outrage over the killing of George Floyd – and the broader topics of racial justice, racism, and civil disobedience, to name a few. Their recorded message was shared with the TA community – students, […]

By Carrie Brennan | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
04

TA Sophomores Present First-Ever Digital Anthologies

This week, English 10: Identity & Voice students presented the final projects of the semester: “The Anthology” for peers, family, friends and faculty via livestream (Zoom). 2020 necessitated a transformation of the Anthology, now considered a rite of passage for TA students, into the interactive digital realm, opening new opportunities for expression through visual design and multimedia.  […]

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May
29

May Students of the Month: Jahirah Thurber and Lilian MacVeagh

Given that TA alternates between recognizing a junior and a senior as Student of the Month, May is the last opportunity to award a member of the Class of 2020. We couldn’t let this chance go by without awarding two particular seniors: JJ Thurber and Lily MacVeagh. Congratulations to both! Jahirah Thurber, Class of 2020 […]

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May
18

Student of the Month April 2020: Emi Vaughan

The floodgates opened when an email went out soliciting input for April’s Thetford Academy Student of the Month Emi Vaughan. Some common themes quickly emerged and were summarized by Mr. Mann, who writes that Emi Vaughan is “a scholar, a natural leader, and one of the kindest people I have had the privilege of knowing.” […]

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May
14

TOP Summer Update

Due to the current covid-19 health crisis, Thetford Academy has made the final decision to postpone TOP Summer programming scheduled for June and July of 2020. Both the rock climbing and backpacking trips have been cancelled, with the goal of resuming these option in 2021. The Connecticut River canoe trip, the advanced canoe trip, and […]

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May
04

Update on End-of-Year Celebrations and Milestones

With many of Thetford Academy’s traditional end-of-year milestone events on hold as a result of Covid-19, we are working hard to ensure that our students don’t miss out and that every student feels valued, supported, and celebrated. Graduation for the Class of 2020: Though we may not be able mark graduation day in the same […]

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May
01

Free, Online “Purpose” Bootcamp for Grades 10-12

Thinking About College? First, Think About Your Purpose In Life!  Apply for a free, online purpose bootcamp in May and July, hosted by nXu. nXu’s mission is to catalyze a diverse community of youth to explore, articulate, and pursue their purpose. This bootcamp is open to high school students in grades 10-12. Apply by Wednesday, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
20

TOP Summer Programs – UPDATED

PLEASE READ: UPDATE ON TOP Summer Programs, April 16, 2020. TOP summer programs fill up fast – enroll today to ensure your child can be a part of the adventure! Trail Crew, June 15-19 Students must first apply and interview for a position with the TOP Trail Crew. Participants will be hired based on their […]

By Scott Ellis | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
17

College Board Testing Updates

The College Board, the company that administers the SAT and PSAT tests, has issued an update on testing for the spring, summer, and fall. Please see the link below for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Dugan-Sullivan in the Counseling Office.https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
16

9th Grade Virtual Class Meeting: April 15

If you would like to view or review the April 15 9th grade class meeting, you can find the recording of the meeting at this link. Please reach out to Molly Dugan-Sullivan in the Counseling Office if you have any questions or need help accessing the video.

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School Events

August 3, 2020
  • TOP Advanced Canoe Trip
    August 3, 2020 - August 11, 2020 @ 

August 4, 2020
  • TOP Advanced Canoe Trip
    August 3, 2020 - August 11, 2020 @ 

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Athletics This Week

August 4, 2020
  • Fun Run (team)

August 8, 2020
  • XC Practice

Lunch

Nothing from August 2, 2020 to August 9, 2020.

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