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Aug
21

Meet Thetford’s New School Leaders

Meet and Greet Series Join Thetford’s new school leaders, Thetford Elementary School Principal Chance Lindsley and Thetford Academy Head of School Carrie Brennan, at the Cedar Circle Farm Cafe for a coffee and chat on one of the following mornings: Monday, 8/19, 8-9am Friday, 8/30, 9-10am Wednesday, 9/25, 10-11am The community is invited to meet […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
20

Gearing Up for the New School Year

Excerpted Letter to Families from Carrie Brennan, Head of School August has arrived, and here at TA we are busy preparing for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Every new school year is opportunity for a fresh start – and with those hopes, goals and dreams for a new year often come excitement and […]

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Jul
11

TA Welcomes Carrie Brennan, Head of School

Carrie Brennan arrived on campus last week for her first days as Thetford Academy’s new head of school. The TA community has been looking forward to her arrival. Formerly the executive director at CITY Center for Collaborative Learning in Tucson, AZ, Carrie brings many years of experience in educational and community leadership to her new […]

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Jul
09

Welcome New Students and Families: Letter from the Head of School

July 3, 2019 Dear New Students and Families, Welcome to Thetford Academy! We are delighted that you will be joining the TA community for the 2019-20 school year. The Thetford Academy mission is to “celebrate the worth of all students, nurture their strengths, and challenge them to fulfill their potential.” There is a rich catalogue […]

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Jul
08

Summer / Fall Athletics Information

Summer Activities Athletic practices and scrimmages are available for students during the summer months. The general schedule is as follows: Girls Soccer:  Wednesdays 4:30 to 6 p.m. Those interested should email Coach MacVeagh. Boys Soccer:  Starts July 9th – Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30-7 p.m. Those interested should email Coach Boyce or Coach Thorburn. Girls Basketball:  Tuesdays and […]

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Jun
26

2019 Spring Sports Round-up

Despite ongoing weather issues causing delays and reschedules, Panthers baseball had an impressive 9-4-0 year, finishing with the first winning season in a decade and ending the regular season in 4th place for D-III. Highlights included a number of solid wins against D-II foes and an early May upset of previously-undefeated Oxbow. The team’s postseason […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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Jun
14

2019 Employee of the Year: Len Whitaker

During the Bicentennial Senior Class Day and Final Awards Assembly on Friday, June 14, outgoing Head of School William Bugg presented the 2019 Employee of the Year to Science and Social Studies teacher Len Whitaker. Here follows Bugg’s tribute to this remarkable teacher: At this time, it is my privilege to announce this year’s Thetford […]

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Jun
11

2019 Baccalaureate: a Time for Reflection

TA held its Bicentennial Baccalaureate ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Sunday, June 9, at the First Congregational Church. There was abundant sunshine for the graduates and a palpable feeling of excitement and emotions in the church. Science faculty member Derek Burkins was this year’s presenter of the Baccalaureate address. Below is his speech […]

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Jun
06

TA Students Honored at RBCTC Awards Assembly

Riverbend Career and Technical Center honored students’ achievements at its annual Awards Assembly on Wednesday night. Five TA students were among the honorees, all earning certificates for completing their respective programs. Congratulations to these Thetford Academy seniors for their outstanding work at RBCTC: Emma Clark, Automotive Technology Keegan Erskine, Construction Technology Shannon Hayes, Health Science […]

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Jun
06

June Student of the Month: Eamon Deffner ’20

June’s Student of the Month makes others shine brighter. He is simply drawn to lift schoolmates’ voices and celebrate their successes. When he walks into a classroom, with his big paper lunch bag, it is not uncommon to hear him engaging a classmate from across the room. “Good job in your basketball game, Kiana! When […]

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May
29

VT Reptile Educator Visits Biology Class

The culminating unit in Thetford Academy’s Biology course involves studying the classification, and diversity, of life. A hands-on, up-close meet and greet with some of that diversity was a perfect way to kick off TA’s Field Day activities and the Memorial Day weekend. TA alumna Christina Swaan (Hazelton) ’03, a licensed Vermont Reptile Educator, visited Mr. […]

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May
27

An Arts Night to Remember

The fourth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 23, featured all six categories of art at Thetford Academy: art, design technology, drama, culinary arts, choral music, and instrumental music. The café was transformed into a gallery displaying dozens of student 2-D and 3-D artworks created in Karyn Neubauer’s classes. Tabletops were spread with culinary delights—from spanikopita […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Features . Parents . TA Today
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May
23

Open Your Home to an International Student

The International Student Program at Thetford Academy brings a diversity of cultures and viewpoints to our little corner of the world. Over the eight years of the program’s existence, we have welcomed 27 students from 11 far-flung regions of China as well as from Switzerland, Greece, Rwanda, and Korea! This program has allowed our community […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | News . Parents . TA Today
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May
21

Woodworking Competition Shows TA Students’ Skill

On Friday, May 12, 2019, several Thetford Academy Design Technology students joined more than 70 students from across the region to compete in the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers student woodworking competition. TA’s students showed off the skills they’d honed in class with Chris Schmidt, TA’s Design Technology teacher and master woodworker. Several students earned […]

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May
21

May Student of the Month: Aiden Cudhea ’19

What does it take to be a nominee for TA’s Student of the Month? So few students receive this special award that you might wonder if you have to possess superpowers in order to be considered. As it turns out, our May 2019 Student of the Month does in fact possess a few superpowers – […]

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May
12

TOP to Offer Outdoor Opportunities this Summer

The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is offering three amazing outdoor opportunities this summer.   Trail Crew, June 17 – 21 The summer Trail Crew maintains and builds trails on Thetford Academy’s 295 acres of woodlands and surrounding forests. A paid work opportunity and a great experience for students to add to their resume, Trail Crew is […]

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School Events

August 24, 2019
  • SAT and Subject Tests (register by July 24).
    August 24, 2019

August 25, 2019
  • New Student Orientation Tours
    August 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • TAPA Back-to-School Picnic
    August 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 26, 2019
  • Faculty In-Service Day
    August 26, 2019

August 27, 2019
  • 1st Day of School
    August 27, 2019

August 28, 2019
  • School Assembly
    August 28, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

August 30, 2019
  • School Pictures
    August 30, 2019

  • Meet & Greet w/Thetford School Leaders
    August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, 225 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT 05043, USA

    Join TES Principal Chance Lindsley and TA Head of School Carrie Brennan at the Cedar Circle Farm cafe for a coffee and chat on one of the following mornings:
    Monday, 8/19, 8-9am
    Friday, 8/30, 9-10am
    Wednesday, 9/25, 10-11am

    The community is invited to meet Thetford's new school leaders in an informal setting. Come meet Chance and Carrie, learn about their education backgrounds and their visions as leaders, and help welcome them to the Upper Valley. All are welcome!

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Athletics This Week

August 26, 2019
  • HS XC Practice

August 27, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 28, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 29, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

August 30, 2019
  • HS XC Prac 3:10-5pm

  • Boys V Soccer @ Randolph 4:30PM

  • Boys JV Soccer @ Randolph 4:30PM

Lunch

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

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