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Mar
05

Head of School Weekly Email: In-Person Phase of New Schedule – Reflections & Expectations

Dear TA Families and Students, We welcomed the month of March by introducing the in-person component of our 2nd semester schedule. It was great to feel the energy of having students and teachers together in real time – doing hands-on learning with one another and with the materials and spaces designed for the discipline. Attached are […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
02

Moving Forward in Semester 2

As we move through this COVID school year, our program has evolved. We continue to prioritize health and safety, and also strive to balance that priority with ensuring as much student academic engagement as possible. March 1 marked our biggest program shift yet, with full implementation of our 2nd semester schedule. Starting this week, students […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . TA Today
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Mar
01

Winter Sports Round-up: March 1

TA has had a slow, steady and COVID-compliant start to its winter sports season…but the games are on! The alpine ski team is training hard at Pico Mountain and Storrs Hill three afternoons a week. Competitions started on February 9 at Suicide Six, where TA’s skiers turned out some strong performances. Last Friday at Bromley Mountain, […]

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Feb
19

Head of School Email: Semester 2 Highlights – Academics, Athletics & the Arts

Dear TA Families & Students, Semester 2 is humming along. Here are some key highlights to share, as we reflect back to the first few weeks of February and look ahead to the month of March. ACADEMICS: When we return from break on Monday, March 1, we will fully implement our new schedule with classes meeting […]

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Feb
18

TA’s Bianca Pulaski Earns Spot in Regional Spelling Bee

On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, Thetford Academy hosted its 9th annual middle school spelling bee. As in past years, the event – hosted by English teacher Joe Deffner – was held in TA’s Martha Jane Rich Theater. This year’s layout was a little different due to social distancing guidelines, but the rules and structure remained […]

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Feb
12

Head of School Weekly Email: Sharing Love & Gratitude for the TA Team

Dear TA Families and Students, With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to dedicate this edition of my weekly communication to sharing love and gratitude for our TA teachers and school staff. The TA team has been putting their heart and soul into the work of teaching through COVID for almost a year now. It […]

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Feb
12

Poetry Out Loud, Outdoors

On Thursday, Feb. 11, eight Thetford Academy students gathered at the timber framed outdoor classroom to recite poetry with a view. The students were competing in Vermont’s Poetry Out Loud contest, hoping to be TA’s representative to the state–and maybe even the national–competition. This year was the twelfth year in a row that TA has […]

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Feb
10

College Information Night: Video

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the Counseling Department hosted the second workshop in its series designed to help juniors and their families learn about the college application process. This panel event featured representatives from a variety of colleges working with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to cover topics such as: the application process and timeline, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . TA Today
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Feb
06

Head of School Weekly Email: Sharing Sad News & Grief Resources

Dear TA Families and Students, It is with deep sadness that I write to you today to share the news that Sue Farrell, our beloved school nurse, passed away this morning with her family by her side. Sue was diagnosed just last month. The progression happened so very fast, and we are all trying to […]

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Feb
04

Q2 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, Enclosed you will find your student’s 1st semester report card for Fall 2020. This mailing marks another important milestone on our COVID journey – we are now more than halfway through the unique 2020-2021 school year.  I want to share again a theme I have written about in prior parent […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

Virtual Scholarship Workshop for Seniors: Video

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, TA’s Counseling Office hosted an informational session demystifying the college scholarship application process. Led by Counseling Director Mark Pichette, the presentation included information about how students can access local, regional, and national scholarship opportunities to offset college tuition costs. Students and families can access the full video presentation below.

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Feb
01

Founders’ Day Traditions, Adapted

With more than 200 years of school history, TA likes its traditions. Founders’ Day, celebrated by generations of TA students, honors the founding members of Thetford Academy who opened the school in 1819. 2021 marked the 78th consecutive year that TA has celebrated its birthday this way.  Though it looked a little different in the […]

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Jan
29

Head of School Weekly Email: Founders’ Day Fun & New Schedule

Dear TA Families & Students, We had a blast this week. While we couldn’t do all of the Founders’ Day activities and traditions of a normal year, we did our best to adapt and innovate. (Boy, we are all getting good at this adapting thing – even if we are tired of it!) Thanks to […]

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Jan
26

11th Grade Virtual College Information Night: Feb. 9

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. the Counseling Department will host this second workshop of a series designed to help juniors and their families engage in and think about the college application process. A panel-style event where representatives from a variety of colleges work in concert with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
26

12th Grade Virtual College Scholarship Workshop: Feb. 3

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m the Counseling Office will host a webinar designed to help seniors and their families navigate the college scholarship process. It will cover the following topics: understanding college award letters, the Vermont grant, where to search for and find scholarships, and examples of local, state, and national scholarships. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Parents . TA Today
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Jan
22

Mountain School to Host Virtual Info Session for Sophomores: Jan. 27

The Mountain School, a semester program for high school juniors in Vermont, will be hosting a virtual information session for TA sophomores on Jan. 27, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event link will be updated with Zoom information in the school calendar on the “TA Today” page before the event. Located in […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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School Events

March 8, 2021
  • A Block Classes (a.m.)
    March 8, 2021

March 9, 2021
  • B Block Classes (a.m.)
    March 9, 2021

  • Getting to Y Community Dialogue w/Middle School Group
    March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

March 10, 2021
  • Fully Remote Day
    March 10, 2021

March 11, 2021
  • C Block Classes (p.m.)
    March 11, 2021

  • TA Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

March 12, 2021
  • D Block Classes (p.m.)
    March 12, 2021

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Lunch Calendar

Nothing from February 28, 2021 to March 7, 2021.

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