Alumni

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 . Bicentennial . 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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Dec
04

Alumni Play Ball!

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, TA alumni came out in force to play ball on their former home court. Nineteen alumni from four decades of Thetford Academy classes showed up to the Alumni v. Students game, taking on a small but feisty group of current TA seniors. Both teams played hard and the game was […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial
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Dec
04

200 for 200: Make Your Gift Today

There are a lot of ways to celebrate TA’s Bicentennial birthday this year–but only one big birthday challenge. This year, we need every one of you to help us reach our goal of 200 for 200 – $200K in gifts and pledges to support Thetford Academy this year. Your gift to “200 for 200” is […]

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Nov
19

Thetford Geo Bee Celebrates TA Bicentennial

The Thetford Historical Society’s Geography Bee celebrated TA’s Bicentennial this year by focusing the contest on TA and Thetford town history. It was a tough field – eight teams sparred in the adult division and five in the youth division, answering questions that might stump event the most dedicated Thetford historian. For example, do you […]

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Nov
15

Alumni v. Students Basketball Game Nov. 24

Calling all Thetford Academy alumni! If you’re in the Upper Valley for Thanksgiving weekend, don’t miss the us Alumni v. Students basketball game on Saturday. All alumni are welcome to play – this is your opportunity to relive your TA basketball glory days and show TA current students how it’s done! This event is free […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
01

TAAA Holiday Craft Bazaar: Nov. 17

The 33rd annual Thetford Academy Alumni Association Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, 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 horse-drawn wagon rides, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
15

They Ran for Asa Burton

By Charlie Buttrey We made history!! As part of Thetford Academy’s year-long bicentennial celebration, close to 70 runners and walkers were at the starting line when the blast of an 1820’s-style muzzle loader shattered the morning stillness and sent them on their way to compete in the Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz 5K race. This was […]

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School Events

October 18, 2019
  • College Representative Visit: Southern New Hampshire University
    October 18, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Counseling Office

October 19, 2019
  • TA Mtn Bike Trail Grand Opening
    October 19, 2019

    Join us for the grand opening of TA's new flow track mountain bike trail! Be one of the first people to ride the new trail, meet the builders, give feedback on the new trail, and learn what the Thetford Trails Team is doing to enhance recreation opportunities for residents of Thetford and the Upper Valley.

October 21, 2019
  • College Representative Visit: University of New Hampshire
    October 21, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Counseling Office

October 22, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    October 22, 2019

  • Mountain School Presentation for Sophomores
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
    Project Room

  • College Representative Visit: University of Vermont
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
    MJR Theater

  • College Representative Visit: Denison University
    October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Counseling Office

October 23, 2019
  • College Representative Visit: St. Lawrence University
    October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Counseling Office

  • School Assembly
    October 23, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

October 24, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    October 24, 2019

  • Financial Aid Forms Night, 12th Graders & Parents
    October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Athletics This Week

October 18, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • V Girls Soccer @ Lake Region 4PM (Depart 1:30)

  • JV Girls Soccer @ Lake Region 4PM (Depart 1:30)

October 19, 2019
  • Girls V Soccer @ Williamstown (Norwich Univ.) 5PM

  • Boys V Soccer @ Williamstown (Norwich Univ.) 7PM

October 21, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

  • MS Girls Soccer vs Lyme 4PM

  • MS Boys Soccer vs Lyme 5PM

October 22, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

October 23, 2019
  • MS XC Meet @ TA

  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

October 24, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • MS XC Practice 3:15-4:30PM

Lunch

October 15, 2019
  • Burgers

October 16, 2019
  • Spaghetti with garlic bread

October 17, 2019
  • Taco pie with black bean corn salsa

October 18, 2019
  • Pizza

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