Alumni

Sep
17

The Mountain Day Challenge

Friday, September 18 would have been Thetford Academy’s 42nd annual Mountain Day and we are disappointed that we won’t be able to climb with our students this year. Traditionally on Mountain Day, each grade tackles one mountain per year, with the goal of having hiked each of the six peaks by the time they graduate […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
08

TA Deepens Its Commitment to Anti-Racism

The following was sent to the Valley News as a letter to the editor on July 8 and distributed to the TA community via email … Two recent graduates of Thetford Academy wrote an op-ed for the Valley News last week (“Vermonters, racism is here in our own backyard” by Raphael Orleck-Jetter and Emma Glazer) about the need for our […]

By Carrie Brennan | Alumni . Features . News . TA Today
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Dec
12

Culinary Arts Students Serve Community

Thetford Academy’s Meal Planning and Preparation students hosted their annual Thetford Academy Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, serving more than 20 guests a delicious three course meal. The guest list included students’ grandparents, TA alumni, former faculty, neighbors and friends. Upon arrival, guests were treated to wonderful service, a festive atmosphere, and lively conversation. Students Michael […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
04

Alumni Basketball for One and All

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, TA has something fun to be thankful for: the gathering of Thetford Academy alumni of all ages in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium for the annual TA Alumni Basketball game. This year, 27 alumni and one “honorary” alumnus (Tim Ouellette, assistant coach for TA’s Varsity Boys Basketball team) came […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . Features . News . TA Today
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Nov
18

Alumni Basketball: November 30

Calling all Thetford Academy alumni! Are you in Thetford or nearby for the Thanksgiving holiday? We’ve got a great way for you to burn off some of that Thanksgiving meal! Join us on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12pm in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium for our annual Alumni Basketball game. Relive your TA basketball glory […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
12

35th Annual TAAA Holiday Craft Bazaar: November 23

The 35th annual Thetford Academy Alumni Association Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium at Thetford Academy, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Exquisite hand-made items created by craftspersons across New England will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be door prizes […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
24

TA Alumni and Community Members Take to the Trails

The second annual Alumni Mountain Day weekend–with a bonus Thetford community hike led by Head of School Carrie Brennan–was an opportunity to get TA’s adults out on the trails. This #MountainDayEverywhere event encourages TA alums from all over the country to gather with others in their area–not only to relive TA’s Mountain Day tradition, but […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
13

Explore TA’s Trails with Head of School Carrie Brennan: Sunday, Sept. 15

On Sunday, September 15 at 10am, TA’s new head of school, along with TA’s parent and alumni associations, will host the second annual Alumni and Community Mountain Day hike. All are welcome to come along on this relaxed trek through TA’s trail system. Learn more about how TA uses its outdoor resources to enhance the […]

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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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May
30

Alumni Day is Coming!

The Thetford Academy Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Day events on the Thetford Academy campus on June 15, 2019. Scheduled every year for the day after TA’s graduation, this event is always a fun way to connect and reconnect with TA alumni of all generations. Social hours and campus tours begin at 4:30 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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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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Feb
15

Town of Thetford’s first Historical Marker dedicated on TA’s 200th Birthday

At noon on the day of Thetford Academy’s 200th birthday — Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Virginia Anderson Barrett ’51, daughter of legendary TA Principal Carl Anderson (1925-1961) and wife of the late TA Headmaster Ruel Barrett (1961-1977), unveiled the Town of Thetford’s first Vermont Historical Marker in a ceremony on Academy Road. Marking the site of […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
05

Carrie Brennan Named Next Head of School at Thetford Academy

Carrie Brennan, the founding principal of an innovative public charter school in Arizona and an accomplished educator, has been named the next head of Thetford Academy. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2019. “I am absolutely thrilled that Carrie will lead Thetford Academy,” says Ann Bumpus, President of the Thetford Academy Board […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
03

“Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon”: Jan. 21

Bicentennial Speaker Series: Derrick E. White, Ph.D., Monday, Jan. 21 @ 7 p.m. TA will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, with a Bicentennial Speaker Series presentation by Professor Derrick E. White, entitled “Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon.” This special event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Martha Jane Rich Theater at 7 p.m. Visiting […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
10

Calling Classes of 1993, 1994, and 1995!

It’s Reunion time! Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 13-14, 2019 for a Thetford Academy reunion featuring YOU. It’s been 25 years(ish) since your TA graduation and your classmates are planning a “MegaReunion” to get everyone back together. Visit the reunion website for more information and to let organizer Emily (Grossman) Reilly know […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Dec
05

In Memoriam: Larry Drew

Larry Drew, long-time mathematics teacher, cross-country coach, and track and field coach at Thetford Academy, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at the age of 85. And while he performed many roles at Thetford Academy, “Mr. Drew” (as his student-athletes addressed him), was probably best known as the face of cross-country at the school. […]

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School Events

September 18, 2020
  • 9th Grade Retreat
    September 18, 2020

September 23, 2020
  • Fully Remote Day
    September 23, 2020

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Athletics This Week

September 18, 2020
  • HS XC practice

  • Boys HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Boys HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Girls HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • Girls HS Soccer Practice 3:30-5PM

  • MS Soccer Practice 5-6:30PM

September 21, 2020
  • HS XC practice

September 22, 2020
  • HS XC practice

September 24, 2020
  • HS XC practice

Lunch

September 14, 2020
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

September 15, 2020
  • Bagel Cream cheese and Sausage

September 16, 2020
  • No Lunch Served

September 17, 2020
  • Cheeseburger

September 18, 2020
  • Italian Grinder

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