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Jan
14

Dartmouth Relays Recap

TA’s indoor track and field team had another standout day at last weekend’s annual Dartmouth Relays event. Or, as Coach Buttrey put it, “This was almost certainly the best Dartmouth Relays the Thetford Academy Indoor Track team has ever had!!” In addition to the school records, podiums, and placement of the teams highlighted below, almost […]

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Jan
14

Instrumental Teacher Greg Mellinger Featured in “High School Today”

Thetford Academy’s instrumental music teacher Greg Mellinger recently penned an article for the National Federation of State High Schools Association‘s publication “High School Today.” The article, titled “Maintaining School Activities in a Small School Setting,” discusses the importance of providing students with a broad range of athletic, club, and arts activities—and the challenge of doing […]

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Jan
13

Anthology Project in 29th Year

On Friday, English 10: Identity & Voice students presented the final project of the semester: “The Anthology.” 2020 marked the 29th year of the Anthology assignment, which is now considered a rite of passage for TA students. Since retired teacher Peggy Sadler began the project back in 1991, the assignment has shifted, but the essence […]

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Jan
10

French Students Ring in New Year with Raclette

Students in Madame Heinzmann‘s French classes said au revoir to 2019 by sharing a raclette during their final class of the year. Raclette is a Swiss tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Wheels of cheese were melted using a heat source (traditionally a fireplace), then the melted cheese was raked (raclé) off, little by little, onto […]

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Jan
08

Strong Showing at UVM for TA Track Team

The Panthers’ indoor track team headed to Burlington last weekend for a Sunday meet at the University of Vermont. The team continued their streak of record-making and breaking performances, with both boys’ and girls’ teams earning podium finishes in several events. The recap from Coach Charlie Buttrey: Knute Linehan ’21 set a new school record […]

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Jan
07

TA Student Writing Featured in VTDigger

This week, TA seventh grader Piper Leibon was featured in the online newspaper VTDigger for her Young Writer’s Project (YWP) submission titled, “Tomorrow.” YWP, a Vermont-based non-profit organization, engages young people to write and use digital media to express themselves “with clarity and power, and to gain confidence and skills for school, the workplace and […]

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Jan
02

TA Drama Presents “5 Funny (Short) Plays”

Thetford Academy Drama students present five comedic, short plays Thursday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 17 in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. This year’s plays are drawn from a variety of authors, from Christopher Durang to Rich Orloff, and they offer an evening of light-hearted drama. NOTE: Some plays are PG-13 for strong language. Shows […]

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Jan
02

Visual Arts Students Collaborate with Juneberry Chorus

TA’s Visual Arts teacher, Karyn Neubauer, includes a multimedia unit in her curriculum every year. So when Patricia Norton, director of the Upper Valley Music Center‘s Juneberry Choral Program, reached out with an idea to incorporate multimedia art into the group’s next choral performance, it felt like a perfect fit. Juneberry Community Chorus, one of […]

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Dec
30

TA’s Track Team Running Up Records

At Friday’s indoor track meet at Leverone Arena at Dartmouth College, TA athletes were on fire! They set new school records in the 600, hurdles, and 4 x 200 relay. And, TA senior Grace Davis set a new state record in the high jump. The details from Coach Charlie Buttrey: In her first-ever race in […]

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Dec
18

December Student of the Month: Emma Colby

To her teachers, the December 2019 Student of the Month is known as a hard worker, someone who approaches learning not just with ability, but with a serious commitment to understand and improve in any way she can. She is not afraid to participate in class discussions and is happy to accept and incorporate coaching […]

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Dec
18

TA Presents a Winter Concert: Dec. 19

Thetford Academy’s Choral and band students have been working hard to prepare seasonal music for the annual Winter Concert. The chorus will be singing music of several different eras and styles, including folks songs from around the world–in French, Spanish, and German. Some of the music to be performed include Scarborough Fair, Basin St. Blues, […]

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Dec
16

Creative Writers Share Their Work

Ms. Silver‘s Creative Writing students performed a sampling of their semester’s work on December 12th in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The class, made up of Thetford Academy juniors and seniors, opened with a collage of “I Remember” statements, followed by music to allow for a scene change. For the rest of the show, small […]

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Dec
13

NH Charitable Foundation Supports TA With Two Grants

Thetford Academy recently received two generous grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) to support school initiatives. NHCF, New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, manages nearly 2,000 funds and awards more than $40 million in grants and scholarships every year to communities serving New Hampshire residents. This year, Thetford Academy received a grant from NHCF’s […]

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Dec
12

World Language Students Compete in Poetry Recitation Contest

On Tuesday, December 10, thirteen students represented Thetford Academy at Hanover High School’s Annual World Languages Poetry Recitation Contest. With the support of TA’s World Languages faculty (Dana Brettell, Karen Heinzmann, and Jane Chambers), the students memorized Students memorized poems by some of the giants of French and Spanish literature. On the French language side, […]

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Dec
12

Culinary Arts Students Serve Community

Thetford Academy’s Meal Planning and Preparation students hosted their annual Thetford Academy Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, serving more than 20 guests a delicious three course meal. The guest list included students’ grandparents, TA alumni, former faculty, neighbors and friends. Upon arrival, guests were treated to wonderful service, a festive atmosphere, and lively conversation. Students Michael […]

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Dec
05

Students Lead Feminine Hygiene Project at TA

Starting this fall, Thetford Academy’s bathrooms have been stocked with free feminine hygiene products. In the past, TA students were able visit the Health Office to access these necessities, but this year a few dedicated students worked to expand availability and make it easier for all students to access the feminine hygiene products they need, […]

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School Events

January 20, 2020
  • No School - Martin Luther King Day
    January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020
  • Second Semester Begins
    January 21, 2020

  • Power Hour * Extra Advisory
    January 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • JV/V Boys Basketball HOME
    January 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

January 22, 2020
  • School Assembly
    January 22, 2020 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

  • Alpine Ski Team AWAY
    January 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Bromley Mountain Ski Resort, 3984 VT-11, Peru, VT 05152, USA

  • JV/V Girls Basketball HOME
    January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

January 23, 2020
  • Power Hour * Clubs & Office Hours
    January 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • College Night for 11th Graders & Parents (snow date Jan. 30)
    January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 24, 2020
  • Grade Reports Go Home with Students
    January 24, 2020

  • JV/V Girls Basketball AWAY
    January 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Oxbow High School, 36 Oxbow Dr, Bradford, VT 05033, USA

  • Dance (hosted by 10th grade)
    January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • TAPA Parent Cafe
    January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

January 25, 2020
  • JV/V Boys Basketball HOME
    January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Rd, Thetford, VT 05074, USA

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Athletics This Week

January 20, 2020
  • V Girls Basketball Practice 9-10:30AM

  • T&F prac @ TA 3:15-4:45

January 21, 2020
  • VG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55PM

  • JVG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55PM

  • T&F prac @ TA 3:15-4:45

  • MSG Basketball (8th) @ Lyme 5PM

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Randolph 5:30PM

  • MSB Basketball (White) @ Lyme 6:15PM

  • V Boys Basketball vs Randolph 7PM

January 22, 2020
  • Alpine Ski Team @ Bromley 12:30PM

  • VB Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55PM

  • JVB Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55PM

  • T&F prac @ TA 3:15-4:45

  • MSB Basketball (White) @ Hartford 4PM

  • MSB Basketball (Blue) @ Hartford 5:15PM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 5:30PM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 7PM

  • MSG Basketball Practice (TES) 7:30-8:30PM

January 23, 2020
  • V Boys Basketball Practice 3:10-4:30PM

  • JV Boys Basketball Practice 3:10-4:30PM

  • T&F prac @ TA 3:15-4:45

  • V Girls Basketball Practice 4:30-6PM

  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 4:30-6PM

January 24, 2020
  • T&F prac @ TA 3:15-4:45

  • MSG Basketball (7th) vs IRS 5PM

  • JV Girls Basketball @ Oxbow 5:30PM

  • V Boys Basketball Practice 6-7:30PM

  • V Boys Basketball Practice 6-7:30PM

  • MSG Basketball (8th) vs IRS 6PM

  • MSB Basketball (White) @ Rivendell 6:30PM

  • V Girls Basketball @ Oxbow 7PM

January 25, 2020
  • HS T&F meet cancelled

  • MSB Basketball Practice (TA) 9-10:30AM

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Harwood 11AM

  • V Boys Basketball vs Harwood 12:30PM

Lunch

January 21, 2020
  • Chicken burgers

January 22, 2020
  • Shepards pie with biscuit

January 23, 2020
  • Soup and sandwich

January 24, 2020
  • Pizza

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