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01

What You Need to Know: Week of June 4

Week of June 4 – Final week of the 2017-2018 school year Monday, June 4: Spring Sports Awards and Cookout, Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Junior & Senior Exams, C & D Blocks Tuesday, June 5: Junior & Senior Exams, A & B Blocks Wednesday, June 6: Exams, 8:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | News . Parents . TA Today
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May
30

May Student of the Month: Jacob Slaughter

Our May Student of the Month has a true love of learning, as evidenced by his approach to course work. He does not see it as a chore or as something he needs to just “get through,” but more as a delicious meal to be savored. This junior’s written work demonstrates a determination to understand […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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May
30

Conservation Commissions & TOP to Showcase Thetford Hill State Park: June 3

Do You Know What’s in Your Backyard? Come find out on Sunday, June 3, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Thetford Hill State Forest. The Thetford & West Fairlee Conservation Commissions will be offering a series of outings this summer and fall to shine a light on the rich display of nature we have […]

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May
26

What You Need to Know: Week of May 28

Week of May 28 Monday, May 28:  Memorial Day: No school Sunday, June 3:  Baccalaureate, Thetford Hill Congregational Church, 7 p.m. Looking Ahead to Week of June 4 Monday, June 4: Spring Sports Awards and Cookout, Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: Exams, 8:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June 7: Exams, 8:10 […]

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May
22

UVM Extension and 4H Opportunities for Students

VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe – Join the Leadership Team! We are looking for students entering grades 9-12 who would like to join the leadership team to help plan and organize the 2018-2019 teen science cafes. See attached information; applications are due no later than June 30. Youth Environmental Summit Seeking Workshop Presenters YES is an […]

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May
22

Summer Opportunities for TA Students

It is that time of year when students start to think about how they will spend their summers. Below is a list of different opportunities we have posted over the past few weeks, all compiled in one place for viewing convenience! UVM Extension and 4H Opportunities for Students River Bend Career and Technical Center Summer […]

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May
19

April 2018 Student of the Month: Ian Spelman

Our April Student of the Month, recognized in assembly on May 16, is an enthusiastic junior whose curiosity and love of learning shines through in all he does. As a sophomore last year, Ian Spelman embraced the challenge of honors level work in Stacy Barton’s U.S. History course with vigor and a high level of […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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May
19

What You Need to Know: Week of May 21

Week of May 21: Monday, May 21:  Late-Arrival-Schedule.  School begins at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 24:  Arts Night.  Culinary arts sampling and visual arts display viewing, 5:30 p.m., Anderson Hall.  Choral and Instrumental Concert, 6:30 p.m., Martha Jane Rich Theater. Friday, May 25: Field Day: Grades 7-11:  Shortened day of classes from 8:10 a.m. to […]

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May
18

American Civil Rights Activist Shares Stories with TA Students

Wallace “Wally” Roberts is an American Civil Rights Activist who considers some of his most important civil rights work to be his time as the Freedom School Coordinator for Freedom Summer in Shaw, Mississippi in 1968. The goals of the Freedom Schools were to educate white students about black history and the current civil rights […]

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May
18

An Evening to Celebrate Thetford Academy Arts!

Thetford Academy Arts Night – Thursday, May 24, 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy the work of our culinary, design technology, visual and performing arts students. Viewing and sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall. Students from the Foods Around the World class will be serving savory hors d’oeuvres, including spanikopita, sushi, gougeres and more. […]

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May
12

What You Need to Know: Week of May 14

Week of May 14: Thursday, May 17: Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Friday, May 18: Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Saturday, May 19: Color Run sponsored by Clara Martin Center, 10 a.m. Dan Grossman Woods Trail Spring Musical, 7 p.m. Martha Jane Rich Theater Looking Ahead: Week of May […]

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May
10

TA Presents Spring Musical, Annie: May 17-19

THETFORD ACADEMY PRESENTS Annie MAY 17, 18, 19 All shows at 7 p.m. Thetford Academy’s Musical Theater class proudly presents, Annie, directed by Jenn Langhus and produced by Ray Chapin.  Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse […]

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May
04

TA Day of Giving: May 9

Thetford Academy is excited to announce its first-ever Day of Giving, scheduled for May 9, 2018. Coinciding with TA students’ annual participation in Operation Day’s Work, TA is working hard to make May 9 the “most generous day at TA.” From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., TA will be using social media to highlight its […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
01

Science Teacher Accepted to Glacier Institute

TA Science teacher Gary Engler is one of 18 teachers from across the country selected to attend the Glacier Institute teacher workshop “Discovering Glacier through Science and Culture” at Montana’s Glacier National Park. The five-day science and field-based workshop is an opportunity for teachers to learn about resource topics at Glacier National Park and to […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
28

Middle School Robotics Finish 25th in VEX World Championships

The Thetford Academy middle school robotics team (eighth grader Tate Whiteberg and seventh grader Isaiah Kol) competed in the VEX World Championships in Louisville, KY, Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, going 6-4-0 and finishing 25th out of the 92 teams that qualified from the U.S. and other countries. Tate’s and Isaiah’s robot made it to the […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
28

Timber Framing Class Raises 2nd Phase of Outdoor Classroom

Rain, drizzle, and overcast skies didn’t dampen the spirits of Chris Schmidt’s 2018 Timber Framing class as students completed most of the second phase of their two-year project to build an outdoor classroom during “Raising Day” on Friday, April 27. On that day, the class erected two bents, connecting girts, shed posts, and shed rafters for […]

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