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Dec
14

Winter Concert to Feature Holiday Classics & Music Across the Ages: Dec. 19

The choral and instrumental music programs will perform their winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. The band has been working hard preparing for the concert.  Approximately 40 musicians in grades 7-12 will be playing pieces from a broad scope of styles and eras, including music from […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
12

November Student of the Month: Senior Lily Vaughan

Remarkable. Positive. Conscientious. Kind. A Gentle Soul. A Delight. These are words teachers used to describe our November Student of the Month, a person who exemplifies academic and character traits that contribute positively to our school community. By always showing up to be her best self, senior Lily Vaughan is Panther who makes a difference. […]

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Dec
09

Pageant Rakes In $4,132 for Raise Rwanda, as Alden Nichols Named 2018 Mr. TA

The 8th annual Mr. Thetford Academy Pageant—a beauty pageant/talent show spoof —featured land-kayaking to the sounds of a river, a Michael Jackson moonwalk, a wrestling match between a brother and a sister, and plenty of corny jokes, as 11 contestants and their escorts competed for the Mr. TA crown. Along the way, the packed house heard […]

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Dec
05

Middle School Girls Go Camping in the Snow

Nine 7th grade girls spent the night at the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) yurt in the Thetford Hill State Park adjacent to Thetford Academy on Friday, Nov. 30. Chaperone and science teacher Rose Dedam shared, “We did some nighttime sledding on the soccer field, hauled our gear up to the yurt on sleds, and had […]

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Dec
05

In Memoriam: Larry Drew

Larry Drew, long-time mathematics teacher, cross-country coach, and track and field coach at Thetford Academy, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at the age of 85. And while he performed many roles at Thetford Academy, “Mr. Drew” (as his student-athletes addressed him), was probably best known as the face of cross-country at the school. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Dec
04

200 for 200: Make Your Gift Today

There are a lot of ways to celebrate TA’s Bicentennial birthday this year–but only one big birthday challenge. This year, we need every one of you to help us reach our goal of 200 for 200 – $200K in gifts and pledges to support Thetford Academy this year. Your gift to “200 for 200” is […]

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Nov
30

Mr. TA Pageant To Provide Laughs for All and Dollars for Rwanda: Dec. 8

The 8th annual Mr. Thetford Academy Pageant is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. This student-run beauty pageant/talent show spoof will feature 11 contestants representing every grade in our high school, along with their glamorous escorts.  This year’s show is directed by Eli Kaliski ’19, co-directed by […]

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Nov
30

Students Build Sugar Shack

TA’s sugar shack is starting to take shape.  Adjacent to the timber framed outdoor classroom just south of the student parking lot, the structure will be completed in the upcoming days — with several months of time to spare before this year’s sugaring operation begins. With help from Mike Wells and Jere Linehan, Scott Ellis’s […]

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Nov
30

Riverbend Career and Technical Center Recognizes TA Students

Riverbend Career and Technical Center (RBCTC) announced first quarter awards this month, recognizing several Thetford Academy students for their achievements in RBCTC programs. Congratulations to all! Connor Lewis ’19, for outstanding achievement in 21st Century Media and Design Tim Gray ’20, for outstanding achievement in automotive technology Keegan Erskine ’19, for outstanding effort and attitude […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
29

TA is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Finalist

Thetford Academy is among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest – a nationwide competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities. Out of thousands of schools that entered the contest, the […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
21

Students Enjoy Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Paper turkeys, paper plates, paper tablecloths, and plastic utensils adorned the tables, but the food was the real thing: delicious turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, plenty of peas, and rolls — served free of charge to all students and staff on the last day of classes before Thanksgiving (Tuesday, Nov. 20). The idea of the […]

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Nov
19

Thetford Geo Bee Celebrates TA Bicentennial

The Thetford Historical Society’s Geography Bee celebrated TA’s Bicentennial this year by focusing the contest on TA and Thetford town history. It was a tough field – eight teams sparred in the adult division and five in the youth division, answering questions that might stump event the most dedicated Thetford historian. For example, do you […]

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Nov
15

World Civ Class Takes on Greek Tragedy

Len Whitaker’s and Casey Huling’s sections of 9th grade history classes have been studying ancient Greece.  On Nov. 8-9, Mr. William Bugg visited as special guest star, presenting a two-day unit on Greek tragedy. He took the class on a deep dive into mythology, telling the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus Rex, and other tales from the […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
15

Alumni v. Students Basketball Game Nov. 24

Calling all Thetford Academy alumni! If you’re in the Upper Valley for Thanksgiving weekend, don’t miss the us Alumni v. Students basketball game on Saturday. All alumni are welcome to play – this is your opportunity to relive your TA basketball glory days and show TA current students how it’s done! This event is free […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
09

Culinary Arts Bakes for Community

This November, students in Jennifer Gernhard’s Meal Planning and Preparation and Cooking for Health classes are working on Community Service Learning projects. They are making 12 apple pies for the T.E.N. Luncheon, soups and bread for the Empty Bowl Project, and pints of frozen soup for the Thetford Food Shelf.

By William Bugg | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
09

October Student of the Month: Emily Trage

October’s Student of the Month is a junior who is known for her warmth, her sincerity, and her positive nature. Even while running her first cross-country race over at Woodstock in miserably cold, muddy, and rainy conditions, she smiled back at everyone who cheered for her. When it comes to academics, the same traits shine […]

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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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