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Dec
20

December Student of the Month: Anabel Reining

When our December Student of the Month found herself at challenging spots both in Mrs. Barton’s Economics class and in World History with Kelly Welsh, she demonstrated the grit and determination necessary to succeed. “Many students hit dead ends shortly after they begin their research papers,” Kelly explained, “and many others start a paper with […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . News . TA Today
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Dec
15

Thetford Outdoor Program Gets Winterized

Just as this week’s extreme cold settled in, the Thetford Outdoor Program completed the construction of their new yurt. The 20′ diameter structure will serve as the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class’s home base for the winter months, and allow the class to continue their work studying–up close–the biology, ecology, and history of their […]

By Patty McIlvaine | TA Today . TOP Blog
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Dec
15

What You Need to Know: Week of Dec. 18

Week of Dec. 18 Monday, Dec. 18: Late Arrival Schedule. Classes begin at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19: Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20: Last day of school prior to Winter Holiday Recess (regular school day schedule) Thursday, Dec. 21 – Tuesday, Jan. 2:  Winter Holiday Recess. Happy Holidays! Looking Ahead: Week of Jan. […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Dec
08

What You Need to Know: Week of Dec. 11, 2017

Week of Dec. 11 Wednesday, Dec. 13: Admissions Shadow Day Sophomore Anthology Readings, Martha Jane Rich Theater, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 : Holiday Instrumental and Choral Concert, 6:30 p.m. Looking Ahead: Week of Dec. 18 Monday, Dec. 18: Late Arrival Schedule. Classes begin at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19: Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 […]

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Dec
08

Celebrate TOP’s New Winter Classroom: Dec. 15

The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is excited to announce the opening of our new classroom space in the Thetford Hill State Forest. Students in the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class have constructed a platform and will raise a 20-foot yurt on Sunrise Hill, at the highest point of Thetford Hill State Park adjacent to […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
02

What You Need to Know: Week of Dec. 4, 2017

Week of Dec. 4 Wednesday, Dec. 6: Admissions Shadow Day Friday, Dec. 8 : Progress Reports Go Home with Students Saturday, Dec. 9: Mr. TA Pageant (snow date, Dec. 16), 7 p.m., Martha Jane Rich Theater Looking Ahead: Week of Dec. 11 Wednesday, Dec. 13:  Admissions Shadow Day Thursday, Dec. 14: Instrumental/Choral Concert, 6:30 p.m. Athletics: Saturday, […]

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Dec
01

Mr. TA Pageant: Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

The 7th annual Mr. TA Pageant will take place in the Martha Jane Rich Theater on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. If you are unfamiliar with the Pageant, which originated with Kelly Welsh’s 2011 world history class, it is a beauty pageant spoof that features 12 TA students in choreographed dances showing off their […]

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Dec
01

2017 Alumni Basketball Game, One to Remember

Twenty Thetford Academy alumni came back to TA on Saturday, Nov. 25, to play in the 2017 Alumni Basketball Game. Representing classes from 1984 up through 2017, this group of Panthers put on quite the show. The high energy game, officiated by Coach Mark Weigel and Casey Huling ’92, remained close for the full 40 […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
29

November Student of the Month: Sam Kidder

Senior Sam Kidder was named November Student of the Month during assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  As she presented the award, math teacher Dawn Deibler shared the following remarks: We are often asked what makes a Student of the Month.  The truth is there is no algorithm or formula.  We look for students who embody […]

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Nov
22

What You Need to Know: Week of Nov. 27

Week of Nov. 27 Monday, Nov. 27: Classes Resume Winter sports begin (click here for full schedule) High School Girls Basketball Tryouts: Nov. 27 and 28, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m., at TA High School Boys Basketball Tryouts: Nov. 27 and 28, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m., at TA Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball: Nov. 27 […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Nov
22

TES Ski Sale: Dec. 3, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

The Thetford Ski Sale to benefit the local ski program is Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Thetford Elementary School Gym. Vermont Ski Co. will be there with demo/new alpine and cross country ski set ups that are comparable in price to a rental package. There will also be a food drive/bake […]

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Nov
21

Windows to the Wild, “Family Vacation,” Features TA’s Scott Ellis

New Hampshire PBS’s new episode of Windows to the Wild features outdoor adventurist (and Thetford Outdoor Program Coordinator) Scott Ellis and his family, as they join host Willem Lange for a night of camping and exploring in Maine’s north woods. Check it out here.

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Nov
17

What You Need to Know: Week of Nov. 20

Week of Nov. 20 Monday, Nov. 20: Late Arrival Schedule. School begins at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22: Early Dismissal Schedule. School ends at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23: Happy Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24: No School Saturday, Nov. 25: TA Alumni Basketball Event Looking Ahead: Week of Nov. 27 Winter sports begin (click here for full schedule) […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Parents . TA Today
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Nov
17

Winter Sports Information

Winter sports begin for middle and school students on Monday, Nov. 27. Below is a schedule for the first two days of basketball and the first week of skiing and indoor track. Once teams are divided for high school basketball, schedules will be available on the Athletics Calendar, or the TA App. Please note that […]

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Nov
16

Scott Ellis’s Guide You Outdoors YouTube Video Channel Featured in Seven Days VT

Check out this Nov. 15 article from Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice, featuring Scott Ellis, Thetford Outdoor Program coordinator. The article, “An Outdoors Enthusiast Shares the Love, and Guidance, on YouTube,” describes the YouTube video channel Scott and friend Austin Borg have developed, known as GuideYouOutdoors, which now has 79 videos, nearly 16,000 followers, and over 1.3 […]

By Scott Ellis | News . Parents . TA Today . TOP Blog
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Nov
13

TAPA to Host Community Dinner Before Opening Night of Fall Play

Come join us for dinner! The Thetford Academy Parents Association will again host a dinner to fund TAPA and Student Activities at TA in conjunction with TA’s Fall Play (donations gladly accepted). This year the dinner will be held on Opening Night, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the TA Café. TA’s Fall Play is […]

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School Events

January 21, 2019
  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 21, 2019

  • Bicentennial MLK Day Speaker - Derrick E. White, PhD
    January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MJR Theater

January 22, 2019
  • Second Semester Begins
    January 22, 2019

January 24, 2019
  • College Night for Juniors and Parents of Juniors (snow date, Jan. 31)
    January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January 25, 2019
  • Grade Reports Go Home with Students
    January 25, 2019

  • Dance by Sophomore Class for 7th-12th Grades
    January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Athletics This Week

January 19, 2019
  • MS Girls Basketball @ Rivendell 10AM

  • MS Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 11AM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 11AM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Montpelier 12:30PM

January 21, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 22, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Girls vs Oxbow 5:30PM

  • V Girls vs Oxbow 7PM

January 23, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

  • JV Boys vs Randolph 5:30PM

  • V Boys vs Randolph 7:00PM

January 24, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

January 25, 2019
  • HS T&F practice @ TA

Lunch

January 14, 2019
  • Quesadillas

January 15, 2019
  • Burgers

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