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Apr
05

Weekly Head of School Message: Important TA Updates, April-June

Dear TA Families & Students, When Governor Phil Scott issued his original school dismissal order last month, he suggested it would last until April 3. In that early scenario, TA students and staff would be returning to campus tomorrow morning to resume our familiar routines. I know many of us wish that were true and […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . TA Today
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Apr
03

Elle Dixon Presents Research at National AJAS Conference

Thetford Academy senior Elle Dixon is a not only a cross country and track athlete, a competitive skier, and a standout writer, she is an up-and-coming scientist. For the last two years, Elle has been studying with the New Hampshire Academy of Science in its intensive summer STEM programs. Each year, her hard work paid […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
31

Course Registration Information for Rising Seniors

This year, course registrations will look nothing like they have in your previous years at TA. The process this year is entirely digital, with all necessary documents online and electronic submission of your registration choices. If this is in any way a hardship for you or your family please let us know, we can work […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
30

TA Student Supports COVID-19 Response

Thetford Academy senior Morgan Busby has always had a passion for caring for others. In her junior year at TA, Morgan enrolled at River Bend Career and Technical Center‘s (RBCTC) Health Sciences program to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. By the end of her junior year, she had earned her license to be […]

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Mar
25

Self-Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 2

Dear Panthers, We hope you’re all continuing to do well. As we move to “Stay at Home” in Vermont, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves. We’ve seen amazing things at Remote TA, and love watching how you are learning and connecting with one another from across distances. Here are some new resources […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . TA Today
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Mar
22

Scholarship Update for TA Seniors

Message from the TA Counseling Office to TA Seniors We wanted to share with you a few important updates regarding scholarships and how we will navigate this process throughout the duration of Remote TA. First, we will announce all scholarship opportunities via email as usual, with the application attached to the email. We encourage all […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
20

Head of School Message: Our Remote Learning Plan

Quick link to Thetford Academy’s Remote Learning Plan. Message from Head of School – March 18, 2020 The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 is impacting every facet of our lives in the United States and throughout the world. Each day we tune in to the news, trying to make sense of the rapidly-evolving situation […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Features . News . TA Today
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Mar
19

Lunch Available to All TA Students During School Dismissal

Thetford Academy will be providing brown bag lunches all TA students during this school dismissal period. Lunches will be distributed Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in front of Anderson Hall. If you or someone you know needs access to this service, but have transportation or other concerns, please contact Dean of Students Siobhan […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
19

Library and Wifi Access During School Dismissal

Thetford Academy plans to provide limited, small-group access to the TA library for one-hour and two-hour sign-up periods. We hope to continue offering this as a resource through the weeks of school dismissal. Please stay tuned to “Remote TA” for more information on how to sign up. In addition, we welcome our students and families […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
19

Student Support Services During School Dismissal

Message from the TA Student Support Team Dear TA Families, During the school dismissal period, your Counseling and Health Office staff, including Mark, Rebecca, Molly, Kara, and Siobhan are here to support you and your students. We see our role as helping students overcome the barriers they face to accessing their education – and this […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
17

Tomorrow – Together! – We Launch ‘Remote TA’

Letter from Head of School Carrie Brennan to students, parents, and staff, sent via email on March 17. Tomorrow we turn the experience of school upside-down and inside-out.  Following our governor’s orders and public health recommendations, we will cease convening each day on our beloved Academy Road campus. Classes will move to a virtual space, with […]

By Carrie Brennan | Features . News . TA Today
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Mar
16

Recognizing Our Senior Track Athletes

In the words of Coach Charlie Buttrey… Most athletic teams are able to honor their seniors during the final home game. The indoor track team had planned on doing its senior honors during the Winter Sports Award Banquet. Unfortunately, the banquet has been cancelled. In its absence, we would like to take this opportunity to […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
13

Coronavirus Updates, March 4-15

Head of School Carrie Brennan shared the following information with the TA parent, student, and employee email lists between March 4-15 … March 15, 2020 Dear TA Students, Parents and Guardians,Vermont Governor Phil Scott declared this afternoon that Vermont schools must close their campuses as of Wednesday 3/18 and continue educational services to students remotely. […]

By Carrie Brennan | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
11

Champions! Panther Boys Earn 2020 DIII State Title

With an up and down season, the #7 seed Panthers trip to the Aud was never a sure thing. But with an upset of #2 Randolph 63-54 in the quarterfinals, they punched their ticket emphatically for the third year in a row. The Valley News round-up quotes coach Jason Gray: “It just means that the […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
10

UPDATED: TA Drama Presents “The Insanity of Mary Girard”

Thetford Academy Drama students will perform “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” by Lanie Robertson, in the MJR Theater on Friday, March 13, and on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. UPDATE: The March 18 performance has been canceled. Robertson’s play is a dramatic re-creation of the real-life story of the wife of the famous Philadelphian philanthropist, Stephen […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
09

Eloise Silver Van Meter Advances to Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Ten brave students took part in TA’s 11th annual Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest on Feb 11th: Eamon Deffner (as a sample for judges to calibrate their scoring), Frank Loveland, Lily MacVeagh, Grace Davis, Jordan Smith, Hanna Blankenship, Nattilie Sanso, Mackin Briglin, Gretta Koppers, and Eloise Silver Van Meter. Frank emerged as the runner-up, and […]

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School Events

April 9, 2020
  • Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    will be conducted remotely

    Contact Board President Gio Bosco for Zoom link to the meeting.

April 11, 2020
  • Canceled: Environmental Film Festival & Panel
    April 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

    Co-sponsored by Thetford Energy Committee, TA Climate Alliance (TACA), Thetford Conservation Commission, and Thetford Academy. Check back for details.

April 13, 2020
  • Course registration 2020-21, Round 3
    April 13, 2020

    Round 3 is for middle school course registration (w/current 6th & 7th graders)

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Athletics This Week

April 10, 2020
  • HS T&F @ Fall Mtn (dismiss 1:45; BUS departs 2pm; return by 7pm)

Lunch

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

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