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Jan
18

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference: March 8 Deadline

Champlain College is hosting a Young Writers’ Conference May 24-26. Interested students must apply by March 8, 2019. See Champlain College’s note below for all the details about the program and application process. Dear High-Stepping Daughters & Sons of the Word Road, You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, […]

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Jan
17

STEM Students Present Outtakes from High Tech Manufacturing Internship

Hypertherm and FUJIFILM Dimatix, two Lebanon, N.H., businesses, celebrated 15 Thetford Academy and Lebanon High School students’ achievements upon their successful completion of the inaugural STEM High Tech Manufacturing Internship program on Tuesday night, Jan. 15. The internship was an unequivocal success. During the program finale, which took place at Hypertherms’ 71 Heater Road facility […]

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Jan
14
Jan
14

Record-making Performances for TA Indoor Track Team at Dartmouth Relays

TA athletes delivered spectacular performances at the 50th Annual Dartmouth Relays this weekend. PRs abounded, along with a number of school records, and even a state record! Grace Davis (’20) and Knute Linehan (’21) both set TA records in the triple jump. Bel Spelman( ’19), Tad Darrah (’20), and Eloise Van Meter (’21) also earned […]

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Jan
14

Add / Drop Period Ends Friday, January 25, 2019

ADD/DROP PERIOD FOR CLASSES:  Friday, January 25 ends our add/drop period for second semester classes. All course changes should be done prior to the end of the school day. Any further changes require a signed TA Course Change Permission Form available in the Counseling Office.

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Jan
10

Summer Opportunities in STEM at New Hampshire Academy of Science

The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) STEM Lab, located in Lyme, NH is a state-of-the-art lab equipped with advanced scientific instruments supporting student research across the STEM fields. Programs are instructed by Ph.D.scientists and engineers. Partial or full need-based tuition assistance is available. Note: Thetford Academy has been given the opportunity to nominate 3 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . TA Today
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Jan
09

TOP Campout at TA Yurt: Jan. 25-26

The Thetford Outdoor Program is hosting a campout for 7th to 9th graders at Thetford Academy’s yurt in the Thetford Hill State Park on Friday, Jan. 25, to Saturday, Jan, 26. The group will meet after school (at 3 p.m.) on Friday in Scott Ellis’s classroom and then hike up to the yurt for the […]

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Jan
08

MIT Spark Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

MIT Spark is a one-weekend program designed to give 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects. MIT students and community members teach a variety of classes, from urban orienteering to mathematics to Chinese brush painting and everything in between! Check out the 2018 course catalog for an idea […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . TA Today
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Jan
07

TA’s 22nd Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Jan 17-18

Thetford Academy’s 22nd annual festival of ten-minute plays, written and performed by TA students, will take place Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater at Thetford Academy. As usual, the plays contain a wide variety of topics and themes, this year ranging from complicated friendships, to […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . Arts . 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 […]

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Jan
02

High School Polar Science Programs

Offered by Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College We want to notify you of two exciting polar science programs currently available to high school students: the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) to Greenland and the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) to Antarctica. JSEP and JASE are supported by the National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. Travel, lodging and meals are provided at no cost to selected […]

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Dec
22

Senior Jake Colby Reaches 1000 Point Milestone in Basketball

Jake Colby began the Thetford Academy – Montpelier home varsity basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, determined to reach his 1000th point. Coming into the game with 990 combined career points for Chelsea High School (grades 9-11) and Thetford Academy (grade 12), he was ready to get the milestone done and over with … and […]

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Dec
20

December Student of the Month: Tyler Wojcik

Those in the course Sports and Society have created a new verb: “to Barnsdale.” It means to put 110% effort into a fictional story—because that’s just what our December Student of the Month did as Taxpayer #1 in a town meeting for the fictional municipality of Barnsdale. Yes, Tyler Wojcik is this month’s honoree! Recurring […]

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Dec
19

For Juniors: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship

“The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous: a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge can be used by recipients at any accredited U.S. college or university.  Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and […]

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Dec
17

Chris Phelps Named to Football All Division Team

Thetford Academy Junior Chris Phelps, who played varsity football for Hartford High School this fall, was named to the Vermont Interscholastic Football League All Division team for his outstanding defensive performance this season. Wearing number 50 for Hartford, Chris was named second team inside linebacker. Congratulations, Chris!

By William Bugg | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
15

Order 2018-19 Yearbooks Now – April 21

Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Yearbook will be published this May, thanks to the efforts of Mark Weigel’s yearbook class. Picaboo, the company TA uses to print our yearbook, has now opened its store to allow families to purchase yearbooks. To order, go to thetfordacademy.picaboo.com. This year, yearbooks cost $35 for hardcover, $25 for softcover, and $5 for […]

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School Events

January 21, 2019
  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 21, 2019

  • Bicentennial MLK Day Speaker - Derrick E. White, PhD
    January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MJR Theater

January 22, 2019
  • Second Semester Begins
    January 22, 2019

January 24, 2019
  • College Night for Juniors and Parents of Juniors (snow date, Jan. 31)
    January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January 25, 2019
  • Grade Reports Go Home with Students
    January 25, 2019

  • Dance by Sophomore Class for 7th-12th Grades
    January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Athletics This Week

January 19, 2019
  • MS Girls Basketball @ Rivendell 10AM

  • MS Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 11AM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 11AM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 12:30PM

January 21, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 22, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Girls vs Oxbow 5:30PM

  • V Girls vs Oxbow 7PM

January 23, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Boys vs Randolph 5:30PM

  • V Boys vs Randolph 7:00PM

January 24, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 25, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

Lunch

January 14, 2019
  • Quesadillas

January 15, 2019
  • Burgers

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