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05

December Student of the Month: Emma Bauer

Thetford Academy’s Student of the Month for December 2016 is a junior who is almost always smiling. She is also a very hard-working individual, and it is this intertwining of work and play that make Emma Bauer shine. Emma’s successes are many. She is a brilliant mathematics student, placing out of Geometry by teaching herself […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . TA Today
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Jan
04

Interview with Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies

At assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 4, Senior Clara Hoffman interviewed Lauren Culler, the Science Outreach Coordinator at Dartmouth College’s Institute of Arctic Studies. They discussed what it’s like to do field research in the polar regions and how high school students can get involved in polar field research. For more information about how to join the […]

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Dec
13

TA’s Skye Currier is HACTC December Student of the Month

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is proud to announce that Skye Currier, a junior at Thetford Academy,  was selected as the December Student of the Month for her outstanding work in the HACTC Business Administration program. This award is sponsored by the White River Rotary and Skye will be honored and celebrated at […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Dec
12

Sixth Annual Mr. TA Pageant Makes History and Raises Record Funds for Rwanda

The cast and crew of the 2016 Mr. TA Pageant—a benefit event for Raise Rwanda—enthralled a sell-out crowd for two hours of student performances on Saturday, Dec. 10, and made history in the process. The sixth annual event, a Miss America-styled spoof in which 12 students compete for the Mr. TA title, turned into a “spoof of a spoof,” […]

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Dec
12

Change in Exam Schedule due to Snow Days—Friday, Jan. 13, Now a School Day

Because TA has lost two days of school thus far on account of inclement weather, we will make up one of the days at the end of the first semester—on Friday, Jan. 13. Exams will now be held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, instead of on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 11-12. Wednesday, Jan. 11, […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Dec
10

TA Alumni Gather in Burlington

On Thursday, Dec. 8, a fun, energetic group of TA alumni gathered at RiRa’s Irish Pub on Church Street in Burlington. The event drew 15 alumni from five classes, ’05, ’06, ’13, ’14, and ’16, for a fantastic evening. TA faculty member Joe Deffner was also at the event and enjoyed reconnecting with former students […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Dec
05

Two Students Win Age Group, Set Personal Records in Vermont Power Wars Lifting Competition

Two members of the TA Lifting Club competed Dec. 3-4 in the 2016 Vermont Power Wars, a powerlifting competition in Fair Haven, VT. Junior Grace Clement, pictured above, had only a few weeks prep time and is still nursing a dislocated elbow yet managed to set personal records.  Her results were: squat 185 pounds, paused bench […]

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Dec
03

VEEP Grant to Allow TA Students to Build DIY Solar-Based Chargers

Inspired by reading William Kamkwamba’s book, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Dean of Academics Marc Chabot’s high school physics students will build Do-It-Yourself solar-based charging units to power a device that is used in their day-to-day life, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). In a project related to an existing unit […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
01

November Student of the Month: Sammantha Lepenven

Our November Student of the Month is one of the hardest working seniors at TA. She puts 100% into everything she does. Her class work, day after day, demonstrates her determination to understand complex material, to do her best thinking and writing, and to get the most out of her time in and out of […]

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Nov
20

Six Students Participate in Winooski Music Festival

Congratulations to Maeve Curtin, Erik Lindahl, Alex MacVeagh, Reshma Rasmpersaud, Breanna Williams and Jordan Woodward for their participation in the Winooski Music Festival that took place Nov. 17 and 18 at U-32 in Montpelier. Led by Choral Music Director Jennifer Yocom, the students joined over 100 other high school singers from central Vermont, and another […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Arts . TA Today
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Nov
20

Special Parent Letter: Nov. 20, 2016

Dear parents, Since the Nov. 8 election, there have been numerous reports of harassment, intimidation, violence, and vandalism at schools, businesses, parks, and places of worship around the nation.  This morning’s New York Times featured a piece on “tensions and protests” at a progressive high school in Iowa, and similar incidents have been reported in many […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Nov
20

Empty Bowls Project Raises Funds for Thetford Food Bank

After making 14 pies for this month’s TEN Luncheon, students in Jennifer Gernhard’s Meal Planning and Preparation class made nine gallons of soup and 28 mini-loaves of bread for the Empty Bowls Project, an internationally acclaimed organization whose mission is to fight hunger. At the Alumni Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19, the class then sold bowls, soup, and bread, donating proceeds to the Thetford Food […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Nov
20

Holiday Shoppers Attend 2016 Alumni Craft Bazaar

Strong crowds of holiday shoppers attended the 31st Annual Craft Bazaar at Thetford Academy on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Vendors displayed a broad variety of wares as hundreds of attendees searched for the perfect holiday gift. Pictured here is a horse-drawn wagon which made circuits around the school, to the delight of children and adults, alike.  Santa himself made […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
17

Fall Sports Round-Up

With new athletic director Blendon Salls at the helm and new coaches in place for both boys and girls varsity soccer, there may have been a little bit of uncertainty as our athletes headed into the fall sports season. But the success of TA teams put that uncertainty safely to rest and set the Panthers […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics
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Nov
14

River Bend Presents First Quarter Awards to TA Students

River Bend Career and Technical Center presented first quarter awards to three Thetford Academy students last week. Senior Jonathan Hayes received an academic award for excellence, effort, and achievement in his River Bend Automotive Tech level 2 class.  Junior Alexis Dunn received an academic award for excellence, effort, and achievement in her Cosmetology level 1 class.  And […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
12

Cordell Benjamin: HACTC Outstanding Student of the Quarter

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is extremely proud that Thetford Academy senior Cordell Benjamin of Strafford, VT, was chosen as the Outstanding Student of the First Quarter in his Level I Industrial Mechanics and Welding program at the HACTC!  Congratulations, Cordell! – Doug Heavisides, HACTC Director, posted 11/12/16

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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
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March 26, 2019
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March 27, 2019
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March 28, 2019
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March 29, 2019
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Lunch

March 25, 2019
  • Burgers and fries

March 26, 2019
  • Chili and cornbread

March 27, 2019
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March 28, 2019
  • Quesadilla

March 29, 2019
  • Pizza

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