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Mar
20

March 2019 Student of the Month: Seth Boyce ’19

Sometimes we select a student for this prestigious award because they have recently done amazing things and we hope to encourage them to keep it up. Often we reward a student who has come into their own in their last two years of high school. The rarest awards go to students who were worthy of […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
20

3rd in Poetry Out Loud State Championships

Eloise Silver Van Meter placed third in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Championships held at Vermont PBS Studios in Colchester on March 18th. To reach the championship, Eloise first won TA’s contest, then advanced from the semifinals at the Barre Opera House, and finally performed at PBS. Pictured: Eloise reciting Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back up […]

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Mar
19

Panthers Basketball Achieves Historic Title Sweep

For the first time in history, the Thetford Academy boys and girls basketball teams have won state titles in the same year, and celebrating the first title sweep along with TA’s 200th birthday only makes the occasion sweeter. Saturday’s boys basketball Division III championship saw the No. 3 seed Panthers pull out a thrilling 73-64 victory over […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
18

Creative Writing Class Hosts Poetry Slam

English teacher Ray Chapin’s Creative Writing class hosted a Poetry Slam last Friday, with more than 15 students, faculty, and staff competing for the top prize. Each contestant wrote and performed an original poem for the audience and four student judges. The Slam was a culmination of a week-long poetry workshop led by Vermont’s reigning […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
18

Senator Patrick Leahy to Speak at TA: April 6, 2019

In his over 44 years of service in the United States Senate, Vermont’s Senator Patrick Leahy has been witness to many iconic moments in American history. A prolific photographer, Senator Leahy has often used the lens of his camera to capture his personal perspective of these events. In an intimate evening in the Martha Jane […]

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Mar
14

Soil Health Expert Didi Pershouse Presents at TA

TA parent, Thetford resident, author, and soil health expert Didi Pershouse gave a presentation to Mr. Whitaker’s Horticulture class about the “soil carbon sponge.” With a simple experiment, she demonstrated the importance of healthy soils in our ecological communities. In the experiment, Pershouse invited students to “rain” onto flour (a stand-in for degraded soil) and […]

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Mar
14

TOP Hosts Maple Sugar Social: March 22, 2019

The chickadees have changed their call and that means it’s maple season! Join the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) at TA’s new sugar house for its first Maple Sugar Social. This community event is free and open to the public. Come by for sap boiling, syrup tasting, sugar on snow, tours of TA’s sugar bush and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Parents . TA Today . TOP Blog
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Mar
13

Dr. Scott Shipman to Speak on Future of Primary Care: March 28

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, will speak at Thetford Academy on Thursday, March 28, as part of the school’s Bicentennial Speaker Series. Shipman, who serves as the Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), also holds faculty positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Dartmouth Institute. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
08

Eloise Silver Van Meter advances to the Poetry Out Loud State Championships

At the Vermont Semifinal Poetry Out Loud contest, held at Barre Opera House on March 7th, Eloise Silver Van Meter advanced to the State Championships, along with nine other students. Thirty-one school winners recited two poems each. Eloise recited Lani O’Hanlon’s “Back Up Quick They’re Hippies” and Brenda Cárdenas’s “Zacuanpapalotls” (which means “Butterflies” in ancient […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents
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Mar
08

TAPA to Host ‘Meet and Greet’ Sessions with Future Head of School: March 25

The Thetford Academy Parent Association (TAPA) is hosting informal ‘meet & greet’ sessions with our future Head of School, Carrie Brennan, on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. TAPA representatives and Carrie will be in the Project Room next to the TA Library from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. All parents are […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Parents . TA Today
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Mar
03

Panther Girls Head to Barre Auditorium for Semifinals

The No. 2 seed TA varsity girls basketball team soundly defeated a talented White River Valley High School team on Friday, March 1, to win the VPA Division III quarterfinals. While the final score of 64-32 points to a decisive Panther victory, White River Valley, a young team with only one senior, played a strong […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
03

Eloise Silver Van Meter to Represent TA in State Poetry Out Loud Contest

Sophomore Eloise Silver Van Meter’s recitation of “Zacuanpopalotls” by Brenda Cárdenas came in first place in TA’s Poetry Out Loud Contest on Feb. 12. The runner up was William Bosco, who presented “Analysis of Baseball” by May Swenson. Eloise recited “Zacuanpopalotls” in front of the student body on Feb. 27 during Assembly (see above photo), […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
03

TA Indoor Track Runners Break Records in New Englands

Eight Thetford Academy indoor track athletes traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Saturday, March 2, to compete with the best track athletes in New England. “We came into the meet with four goals,” Coach Charlie Buttrey said. “One, that the boys 4 x 800 relay team would reclaim its state record. Two, […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
03

Calling All Youth Filmmakers for the 2019 Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest!

Two TA Students Finished 1st in Last Year’s Contest The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest has opened and is excited to receive submissions from youth filmmakers in Vermont. Inspired by the Vermont Movie Project, The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest invites young Vermonters to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Mar
01

Operation Day’s Work (ODW) Coming in May

Thetford Academy students have started preparing for this year’s Operation Day’s Work, scheduled for May 8, 2019. On “ODW Day”, TA students don’t go to school, but instead spend the school day doing a variety of jobs in their local community. All of the money they earn at work is then donated to a nongovernmental […]

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

February Student of the Month: John Longshaw

February’s Student of the Month is one of TA’s friendliest juniors. If he arrives early to A-block, he sets out the chairs for his classmates, and when he sees them, he almost always greets them with “How are you doing today, Lexi. . .or Gavin. . .or Bethany?” Later, he’ll ask individuals, “So how’s your […]

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School Events

March 22, 2019
  • No School - Spring Faculty In-Service Day
    March 22, 2019

March 26, 2019
  • Admissions Visits
    March 26, 2019

  • Paying for College Night
    March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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March 21, 2019
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March 25, 2019
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March 26, 2019
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March 27, 2019
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March 21, 2019
  • Pizza & Ceasar salad

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