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Mar
03

TA Indoor Track Runners Break Records in New Englands

Eight Thetford Academy indoor track athletes traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Saturday, March 2, to compete with the best track athletes in New England. “We came into the meet with four goals,” Coach Charlie Buttrey said. “One, that the boys 4 x 800 relay team would reclaim its state record. Two, […]

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Mar
03

Calling All Youth Filmmakers for the 2019 Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest!

Two TA Students Finished 1st in Last Year’s Contest The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest has opened and is excited to receive submissions from youth filmmakers in Vermont. Inspired by the Vermont Movie Project, The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest invites young Vermonters to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain […]

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Mar
03

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival at TA: March 10

Celebrate the natural world and our place in it by watching a lively selection of award winning films from the acclaimed Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This event is the premier nature film competition celebrating the world’s best science, conservation, wildlife films. This matinee festival will feature hand-picked, beautifully crafted short andmedium length films which […]

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Mar
01

Operation Day’s Work (ODW) Coming in May

Thetford Academy students have started preparing for this year’s Operation Day’s Work, scheduled for May 8, 2019. On “ODW Day”, TA students don’t go to school, but instead spend the school day doing a variety of jobs in their local community. All of the money they earn at work is then donated to a nongovernmental […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . Parents . TA Today
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Mar
01

February Student of the Month: John Longshaw

February’s Student of the Month is one of TA’s friendliest juniors. If he arrives early to A-block, he sets out the chairs for his classmates, and when he sees them, he almost always greets them with “How are you doing today, Lexi. . .or Gavin. . .or Bethany?” Later, he’ll ask individuals, “So how’s your […]

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Feb
26

Judge Broderick Addresses TA Student Body on Mental Illness

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Attorney General TJ Donovan also speak Three hundred students listened intently during a special assembly program on Tuesday, Feb. 26, as former New Hampshire Chief Justice John Broderick addressed Thetford Academy students on the topic of mental illness. Special guests for the presentation included Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Attorney General […]

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Feb
25

HACTC Community Night: March 5, 2019

Hartford Area Career and Technology Center is welcoming current and prospective students and their families, community members, business partners, and others to visit the Center on March 5. This community event will showcase HACTC faculty, students, and programs, and feature student presentations, refreshments prepared by HACTC Culinary Arts students, and a robotics demonstration by FIRST […]

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Feb
25

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference

The Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference is coming up! “If you are an emerging writer; if you’ve dreamed of studying the craft with celebrated authors; if you’ve longed to meet others who share your passion for story, drama, and song; this conference is for you.” Application deadline is March 8, 2019 – interested students should […]

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Feb
24

Thetford Academy Drama Presents: “Who Am I This Time?”

The next two Thursdays, February 28 and March 7, at 7:00 p.m., Thetford Academy Drama students will perform “Who Am I This Time?” in the MJR Theater. Students are taking the play to the Vermont One Act Play Competition in March and to help them prepare, the actors will be requesting audience feedback at these […]

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Feb
24

Panthers Basketball Celebrates Seniors

Nearing the end of basketball season is always bittersweet for the Thetford Academy Panthers, as it comes time to celebrate and send off our senior athletes. This year, the Panthers honored standout Girls’ Varsity players Abby Berard, Lily Brown, and Kiana Johnson at the February 7th home game v. Randolph (56-29). The Varsity Boys honored […]

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Feb
19

Panthers Shine at Indoor Track State Meet

By Charlie Buttrey The Thetford Academy boys indoor track team made history on Saturday when, in just its second year as a varsity sport, they finished a very close second in the Division II meet.  The girls also had a great meet, finishing in a tie for 5th, just one point out of 4th place. […]

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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 ’05, Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator at CATV in White […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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School Events

March 26, 2019
  • Admissions Visits
    March 26, 2019

  • Paying for College Night
    March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

March 28, 2019
  • Admissions Visits
    March 28, 2019

  • Bicentennial Speakers Series - Scott Shipman
    March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    MJR Theater

March 29, 2019
  • End of Third Quarter
    March 29, 2019

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March 25, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-4:40

March 26, 2019
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March 27, 2019
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March 28, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-4:40

March 29, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-6:00

Lunch

March 25, 2019
  • Burgers and fries

March 26, 2019
  • Chili and cornbread

March 27, 2019
  • Chop suey

March 28, 2019
  • Quesadilla

March 29, 2019
  • Pizza

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