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Sep
14

2nd Annual Thetford Academy Homecoming

The 2nd annual homecoming weekend at TA is officially in the books. A fantastic couple of days filled with Panther Pride, TA spirit, and lots of fun started on Friday morning, Sept. 9, with a pep rally that showcased all eight fall athletics teams, featured cheers from every class, and included instrumental students who kept the tempo […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
12

An Afternoon with The Bone Finder

An Afternoon with The Bone Finder What do 23 Revolutionary War soldiers, Five founders of Thetford Academy and two little boys named William Spencer Gardner have in common?  The East Thetford Cemetery, on Route 5 in East Thetford. Come spend an afternoon at Thetford’s oldest cemetery on Sunday, September 25th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Meet Robert […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | TA Today
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Sep
09

Mountain Day: Sept. 16, 2016

MOUNTAIN DAY: Our 38th annual Mountain Day, one of Thetford Academy’s most special traditions, will take place on Friday, Sept. 16 (rain date: Monday, Sept. 19). Founded by the late headmaster Frederick G. Torrey, Mountain Day challenges each of TA’s six classes to climb a nearby peak: 7th Grade – Mt. Cube; 8th Grade – […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Sep
07

September Student of the Month: Maggie Harlow

Senior Maggie Harlow was named TA’s September Student of the Month. Maggie “…radiates kindness wherever she goes. Her teachers, coaches, and advisors all agree that [she] is one of the most cheerful and optimistic people they know.” Maggie is a star in the classroom and in co-cirricular activities. She is a second year co-captain of the […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . News . TA Today
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Sep
02

Freshmen Visit Hulbert Outdoor Center

On Thursday, Sept. 1 the Class of 2020 and their faculty advisors spent the day at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on Lake Morey, in Fairlee, VT. With 65 students making up the freshman class, including 28 who are brand new to TA this year, this trip offered the opportunity for the students to get to know […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
31

Post Mills Labor Day Parade

Students, show your Panther pride and march in the annual Labor Day Parade, the longest running Labor Day Parade in the State of Vermont. This year’s parade theme is “Under Construction,” but all you need to do is dress in the TA colors and meet at the field next to Baker’s Store in Post Mills […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
26

TA Students Blaze New Trails

This summer, Design Technology teacher Chris Schmidt and a team of eight Thetford Academy students spent a week in the woods improving and expanding TA’s trail network.  They enhanced two existing ‘ghost’ trails, now named the Fireplace and Ridge Trails. The crew then added trail signs (designed and created in the Design Tech shop), blazes, two new […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . TA Today
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Aug
26

TA Receives $55,000 Grant to Fund Outdoor Initiative Year 2

This summer, The Woodbury Foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $55,000 grant to support Year Two of the school’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative, which the school launched with the Foundation’s support in 2015. Last year, the renewable grant (also in the amount of $55,000) helped Thetford Academy begin to implement a vision to integrate […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Aug
25

Bringing our Themes of the Year to Life:  Jane Goodall and the Rest

Thetford Academy’s 2016-17 theme comes from a Jane Goodall quote: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” I like this quote because it aptly states the power […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
25

Opening Day Assembly: Head of School Address and Theme for the Year

Head of School William Bugg presented the following opening day address to the Thetford Academy student body on Wednesday, Aug. 25. A warm welcome to all of you! You’ve now enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful Vermont summer, and now, at the end of August, our school year is upon us. “Thetford Academy’s mission is to celebrate the worth […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Aug
08

Fifth and Sixth Graders Sought for TA Cross Country Team

All local 5th and 6th grade students are invited to join the Thetford Academy middle school cross-country team.  Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. at Thetford Academy (TES runners will be escorted to and from TA). This is a low-key but fun way to introduce your child to a lifelong, healthful and fun sport.  […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . Parents
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Aug
08

TA Receives Grant to Support Outdoor Education and Annual Fund

On July 5, a local foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $25,000 grant and pledged an additional $100,000 over the next four years to support Thetford Academy’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Center and the Fund for Thetford Academy. The foundation, which has asked to remain anonymous, is committed to both educational and environmental concerns. TA’s […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Aug
08

Local production of The Secret Garden featuring Thetford Student and Alumna

The Secret Garden opens at the Old Church Theater, 137 North Main Street, in Bradford, VT, this Friday, Aug. 12, for a 2 weekend run! Two Thetford actors are in the cast. Come see Mikey Fernandez, rising TES 6th grader, as “Colin” and Naomi Wallner, TA Class of 2015, as “Martha.” This version of The […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | TA Today
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Jul
25

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Parent Support Network

PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK: The Parent Support Network is a coaching service offered by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to parents who are struggling with a teen who is considering or using drugs and alcohol. It includes five one-hour telephone sessions with a parent coach who has personally experienced the challenges of teen substance use, and a resource […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Jul
25

Concussion Management Protocol for TA Athletes

VERMONT STATE CONCUSSION LAW, Act 68, became effective on July 1, 2013. As a result of this law, Thetford Academy is following a concussion management protocol as outlined on the website: www.biavt.org. The “return to learn” (RTL) as well as the “return to play” (RTP) protocols are outlined in the toolkit. We will be following […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . TA Today
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Jul
24

Student Medications at School

Students carrying emergency medications: Students are permitted to carry emergency medications with them during the school day. These include asthma inhalers, epi-pens and benedryl (for potential severe allergies). Please inform the Health Office about any condition that requires your student to carry such medications. It is important that we are kept updated on any health condition […]

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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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Athletics This Week

March 25, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-4:40

March 26, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-4:40

March 27, 2019
  • HS T&F 3:10-4:40

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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