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Jun
30

TA Celebrates Mr. Mellinger & Mr. Chapin with Employee of the Year Award

Thetford Academy honored two retiring faculty with the Peters Family Employee of the Year Award in June. Greg Mellinger and Ray Chapin are co-awardees of the 2020 Peters Family Employee of the Year Award. Both long-serving faculty members at Thetford Academy, Mr. Mellinger and Mr. Chapin are well-known and beloved among TA students and alumni […]

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Jun
25

Coaching Positions Available

Thetford Academy is looking to fill several coaching positions for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year.  We are looking for energetic and knowledgeable people to work with our student athletes.  Coaching experience is preferred but not required.   FallJV High School Girls SoccerV Asst. High School Girls SoccerJV High School Boys Soccer WinterJV High School Girls BasketballJV High School […]

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Jun
25

Class of 2020 Awards and Scholarships

Every year, Thetford Academy awards a slate of scholarships to its graduating seniors. These scholarships are funded by alumni and community supporters of TA and in many cases, have been awarded to generations of deserving students. We are proud to announce this year’s recipients of the following scholarships and awards: Vermont Honors Scholarship: Eamon Thomas […]

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Jun
12

Letter to Seniors: Ray Chapin

Dear Seniors, As I started to think about writing a letter to your class, I decided to reflect on my own graduation in 1978. I wondered if I might share something meaningful from mine. I dragged my yearbook out from a box in the attic, and paged through it in the hopes that I’d discover […]

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Jun
12

Letter to Seniors: Karen Heinzmann

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations. You made it!!! What I remember from my last month or so of high school is how ready I was to leave. I wanted to leave the South, leave my parents, leave the house on Londonberry Road where I grew up… When I went to college, on the long drive […]

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Jun
12

Graduation 2020 – An Overview of Events

On June 12, and June 13, Thetford Academy will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 with both virtual and in-person commencement events. TA has modified its end-of-year ceremonies to prioritize the health and safety of our students and families, while striving to stay true to the spirit of the school’s traditions and to joyously celebrate […]

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Jun
11

Letter to Seniors: Angela Lavoy

Wow! What a mind-blowing end to your high school experience. There is so much to process. I won’t say too much here–you have most likely heard so many words of wisdom and encouragement from family, friends, and your teachers by now. But, chew on these morsels: learn something new–big or small–on a regular basis. It […]

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Jun
11

Letter to Seniors: Jennifer Gernhard

Dear Seniors, “When life gives you lemons,  make lemonade.”  “Every cloud has a silver lining.”  Many people gravitate to these mundane and clichéd sayings. I find myself repeating them to friends and family during difficult times or unexpected hardships. They are predictable, ordinary, almost habitual.  Perhaps the ordinary is the crux of their charm.  Difficult […]

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Jun
11

Letter to Seniors: Karen Martin

Thinking about myself as a high school senior sent me to my yearbook to review the past in a way I hadn’t in quite a long time.  Peering out of the pages were young women all wearing the same style sweater and necklace and young men wearing the same style jacket and tie.  All the […]

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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
10

Letter to Seniors: Joe Deffner

Dear Seniors, The hairstyle in my senior photo (above) is the male counterpart, I guess, to the hairstyle that Karyn Neubauer included with her letter to all of you.  I’m guessing that unlike Karyn, though, I stayed with that look longer than I should have.  I rocked that look through college, through the Peace Corps […]

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Jun
09

June 2020 Student of the Month: Carter Banks

June’s Student of the Month can be described with many positive adjectives: polite, considerate, conscientious, hardworking, tenacious, and many more as you’ll see. When challenges come his way, he doesn’t let them slow him down, rather, he seems to use them as fuel to drive him to even greater heights. Tim Renner, an instructor at […]

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Jun
09

Letter to Seniors: Kate Owen

Dear Class of 2020, If you had asked me, at 18, if I wanted to become a school librarian I would have laughed and looked at you like you were nuts. Who wants to go back to high school when everyone is so desperate to get out of it? Why would anyone ever do that?!  […]

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Jun
08

Letter to Seniors: Marc Chabot

Dear Class of 2020, I join you this year in saying goodbye to Thetford Academy. Pandemic strangeness aside, I know that all of you will move forward to a new life that is largely unimaginable at this moment. What you make of it will be a mixture of your own doing in combination with other […]

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Jun
05

Letter to Seniors: Becky DiFrancesco

Dear members of the Thetford Academy Class of 2020~ A class to remember- a time to remember. So many times over the last eight weeks I’ve thought of all of you. I’ve  imagined how you all are feeling, what your thoughts are, and honestly, if I could hug each and everyone of you, I would!  […]

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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, […]

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School Events

July 9, 2020
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    July 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    via Zoom

    Contact Giovanni.Bosco@dartmouth.edu for Zoom link.

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Athletics This Week

July 7, 2020
  • Fun Run (team)

July 11, 2020
  • XC Practice

Lunch

Nothing from July 5, 2020 to July 12, 2020.

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