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Feb
15

Students Mark Bicentennial with Founders’ Day and Night Celebrations

On Friday, Feb. 8, Thetford Academy turned 200 years old! Students celebrated the school’s birthday in style, with an all-day Founders’ Day and Founders’ Night extravaganza. Other posts describe the school’s Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9 and Vermont Historic Marker dedication on Feb. 8. Chico Eastridge ’00, Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator at CATV in White […]

By William Bugg | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
15

Town of Thetford’s first Historical Marker dedicated on TA’s 200th Birthday

At noon on the day of Thetford Academy’s 200th birthday — Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Virginia Anderson Barrett ’51, daughter of legendary TA Principal Carl Anderson (1925-1961) and wife of the late TA Headmaster Ruel Barrett (1961-1977), unveiled the Town of Thetford’s first Vermont Historical Marker in a ceremony on Academy Road. Marking the site of […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
15

VSAC Free College and Career Planning Events

Join VSAC at College & Career Pathways 2019 for its FREE college and career planning evening program of workshops and a resource fair. Each event runs from 5-8 pm and includes free hearty snacks from 5-6:30. Come hungry, and get your questions answered! Choose from 4 dates/4 locations:  Wed., February 27, Castleton University, Castleton  Thurs., March 7, Southern Vermont College, Bennington  Thurs., […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
05

Carrie Brennan Named Next Head of School at Thetford Academy

Carrie Brennan, the founding principal of an innovative public charter school in Arizona and an accomplished educator, has been named the next head of Thetford Academy. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2019. “I am absolutely thrilled that Carrie will lead Thetford Academy,” says Ann Bumpus, President of the Thetford Academy Board […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

Louise Downey Outspells Ten TA Spellers in Middle School Bee

“Solely,” “gremlin,” “antagonism,” “lustrous,” and “diabolical” were some of the easier words. “Writhing,” “garret,” “humanitarian,” “guise,” and “dismissal” eliminated some of the competitors. And “chilblains,” “balustrades,” “prevaricate,” “flambeau,” and “gondalier” caused no casualties among TA’s top three spellers, as 7th grader Louise Downey eventually prevailed in the TA Middle School Spelling Bee on Monday, Feb. […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

Dear TA community,

Friday, Feb. 8, is the 200th birthday of Thetford Academy. Parent – Alumni – Staff – Community Event The Big Bicentennial Event for parents, alumni, staff, community members, and friends of Thetford Academy is our Bicentennial Gala. The gala will take place in TA’s Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will feature a cash […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

VPR CEO Scott Finn Featured in Bicentennial Speaker Series: Feb. 11

Scott Finn, Vermont Public Radio’s new president & CEO, joins Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Speaker Series to discuss the role of public media in America. Finn’s talk, titled “Filling the Gap: How Public Media Can Respond to a Decline of Reporters,” addresses the nearly 50 percent decline in reporters in Vermont the last two decades, a […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

TA Robotics Team 4886 Season Update

By Marc Chabot, Dean of Academics and Robotics Team Advisor Featured Photo: The winning team: Isaiah Kol and Marshall Melancon and their robot BeefCake, along with their alliance partner from Team 603A, Belmont, NH. In case you were wondering how Thetford Academy’s 9th season is going, here is an update! Saturday was our last tournament before the State Championship in two weeks, […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
02

Kiana Johnson Reaches 1000

Basketball standout Kiana Johnson, a senior from Chelsea, scored her 1000th point during the TA vs. U-32 varsity basketball matchup on Friday, Feb. 1. Kiana, who transferred to TA at the beginning of the school year after Chelsea’s high school closed, hit her 997th, 998th, 999th, and 1000th career points with four consecutive free throws, […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
30

January 2019 Student of the Month: Maeve Curtin ’19

Every morning, when most TA students are stealing that last five minutes of sleep, this intrepid member of our bicentennial class has already been on the road for an hour, proving each day that it’s possible to commute to Thetford from almost Canada and to be an incredibly successful student.  And we’re grateful that she […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . TA Today
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Jan
24

VSAC scholarships close Feb. 15

150 scholarships worth $5 million – and only for Vermonters WINOOSKI (Jan.  23, 2019)— We know Feb. 15 is National Hippo Day but it’s also the last day you can apply for one of 150 scholarships with $5 million in awards administered by Vermont Student Assistance Corp – and only available to Vermonters. Scholarships—like grants—are financial aid […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
21

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 […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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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, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . TA Today
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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 Hypertherm’s 71 Heater Road facility […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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February 18, 2019
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    February 18, 2019

February 19, 2019
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    February 19, 2019

February 20, 2019
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February 21, 2019
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February 22, 2019
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Athletics This Week

February 19, 2019
  • JV Girls vs Lake Region 5:30PM

  • V Girls vs Lake Region 7PM

February 20, 2019
  • JV Boys vs U-32 5:30PM

  • V Boys vs U-32 7PM

February 21, 2019
  • JV Girls @ Oxbow 5:30PM (Depart 4:15)

  • V Girls @ Oxbow 7PM (Depart 4:15)

February 22, 2019
  • JV Boys @ Randolph 5:30PM (Depart 4PM)

  • V Boys @ Randolph 7PM (Depart 4PM)

Lunch

Nothing from February 17, 2019 to February 24, 2019.

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