Alumni

Feb
17

Winter Sports Update

The Thetford Academy winter sports season is starting to wind down as varsity basketball teams prepare for playoffs and the ski team competes in its last meet before districts. Basketball The varsity boys basketball team had several snow cancellations this winter, forcing the season to close with five games over a nine-day period. The senior members of […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics
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Feb
15

Students Build Outdoor Classroom, Create with Laser Engraver, Thanks to Donor Support

Thetford Academy’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative will soon have a new outdoor classroom space to house its innovative programming. This spring, TA’s Design Technology Timber Framing program will begin the design and construction of a timber framed outdoor classroom to be located on the recently acquired “Barrett property.” The 24’ by 30’ structure […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Alumni . Arts . TA Today
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Feb
15

Founders’ Day Alumni Challenge

TA alumni, are you up for another Founders’ Day challenge? Although you might not get to play tug of war, or run in a three-legged race, we are challenging you and your classmates to one more competition! From now until Feb. 28 we are challenging you to show your Panther Pride by making a gift […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni
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Feb
04

Alumni Association Funds TA Academic, Athletic, and Arts Programs

Each year, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association (TAAA) organizes several major fundraisers for the benefit of TA students. Through their extraordinary efforts, they raise thousands of dollars by running the concessions at the Woods Trail Run and Vermont Cross Country Championships and by hosting the annual Alumni Holiday Craft Bazaar. This fall, TA faculty submitted funding proposals for the […]

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

TA Alumni: Stay Connected with TA and Win an iPad Mini!

We want to stay connected with YOU! Complete this brief survey to be entered to win a brand new Apple iPad Mini. Winner will be drawn on January 31

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . TA Today
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Dec
10

TA Alumni Gather in Burlington

On Thursday, Dec. 8, a fun, energetic group of TA alumni gathered at RiRa’s Irish Pub on Church Street in Burlington. The event drew 15 alumni from five classes, ’05, ’06, ’13, ’14, and ’16, for a fantastic evening. TA faculty member Joe Deffner was also at the event and enjoyed reconnecting with former students […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Nov
20

Holiday Shoppers Attend 2016 Alumni Craft Bazaar

Strong crowds of holiday shoppers attended the 31st Annual Craft Bazaar at Thetford Academy on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Vendors displayed a broad variety of wares as hundreds of attendees searched for the perfect holiday gift. Pictured here is a horse-drawn wagon which made circuits around the school, to the delight of children and adults, alike.  Santa himself made […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
17

TA International Program Growing

If you are a member of the class of 2011 or earlier, you may not realize that Thetford Academy has been developing a small but robust International Student Program (ISP). TA has long embraced one-year exchange programs. During the 2009-2010 school year, TA laid the groundwork to expand these exchanges to accommodate students wishing attend […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Fall Sports Round-Up

With new athletic director Blendon Salls at the helm and new coaches in place for both boys and girls varsity soccer, there may have been a little bit of uncertainty as our athletes headed into the fall sports season. But the success of TA teams put that uncertainty safely to rest and set the Panthers […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics
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Nov
17

Faculty Spotlight: Joe Deffner

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio: a flier tacked to the campus bulletin board reads: “Need a summer job? Be a counselor at Camp Billings.” A young Joe Deffner pulled off a tab and made the call that would take him from Ohio to Vermont, and ultimately, to Thetford Academy. This year marks twenty-five years since […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Alumni Profile: Tim DiFrancesco ’99

When Tim DiFrancesco ’99 walked into TA’s Sports Medicine class as a sophomore, he never dreamed that he would end up working with the LA Lakers. It was a long journey of hard work, tough choices, and a little bit of risk-taking that led Tim to his current position as the Lakers’ Head Strength and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

TA Alumni Event a Success

Last month, TA’s Boston-area alumni gathered at The Joshua Tree in Somerville, MA for our second-ever alumni event. The small but lively group represented five TA classes—’99, ’01, ’02, ’05 and ’06—and had a wonderful evening catching up with each other and on news from Thetford Academy. The group chatted over appetizers, reconnected with old […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Outdoor and Environmental Education at TA

In the fall of 2015, Thetford Academy launched an Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education Initiative, an academic and extracurricular focus that builds on TA’s long history of place-based and experiential learning. With generous funding from the Woodbury Foundation and others, TA is developing and implementing new environmentally-focused curriculum, clubs and activities, and adding outdoor units […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Sisters Earn October Student of the Month…12 Years Apart

This October, junior Grace Clement ’18 was named TA’s Student of the Month. Twelve years ago–also in October–Grace’s sister, Alexandra Daum ’06, received the same honor. These sisters, both daughters of alumna Cathee (Daum) Clement ’89, were recognized for their contributions to TA and to the TA community. So what does it take to earn […]

By William Bugg | Alumni
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School Events

November 19, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    November 19, 2019

  • Poetry Slam (B block)
    November 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Fall Play Matinee (audience 10th-12th grades)
    November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 20, 2019
  • Visit Day for Prospective Students
    November 20, 2019

  • School Assembly
    November 20, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

November 21, 2019
  • Meet & Greet w/Carrie Brennan
    November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Converse Free Library, 38 Union St, Lyme, NH 03768, USA

  • Fall Play - Antigone
    November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 22, 2019
  • TAPA Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Fall Play - Antigone
    November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 23, 2019
  • TA Alumni Association Craft Bazaar
    November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

  • Fall Play
    November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Athletics This Week

Nothing from November 18, 2019 to November 25, 2019.

Lunch

November 18, 2019
  • Chicken fillet sandwich

November 19, 2019
  • Hot dog, beans and cole slaw

November 20, 2019
  • Spaghetti and Texas toast

November 21, 2019
  • Beef stir-fry

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