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Nov
09

Fall Sports Awards 2018

Thetford Academy celebrated its soccer and cross country athletes at the Fall Sports Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 7. All teams had a strong season, marked by standout performances, tough match-ups, dramatic OT wins, personal records, and as always, a whole lot of Panther pride. The boys cross country team was honored for earning the Division […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
04

Varsity Girls Take Soccer Championship in 2-1 Thriller

At times during the Thetford Academy – Vergennes Union High School Division III state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 3, it looked like intermittent heavy downpours would add an element of chance to the game.  But the Panther girls’ resiliency, superior ball-handling skills, and deep playoff experiences over the past three years didn’t leave anything […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
04

Strong Performance by TA at State Cross Country Meet

Boys Win State Behind Owen Deffner’s First Place Finish; Girls Take Fifth It was snowy and cold and trail conditions were tough—but there was no stopping the Panthers at the VPA cross country state championship meet last Saturday. Owen Deffner ’19 finished first in the D-III race with a time of 17 minutes, 42.1 seconds, […]

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Nov
04

Timber Framing Class Raises New Softball Dugout

In the fall of 2014 and 2015, Chris Schmidt’s Timber Framing class built two new dugouts to replace deteriorating structures for the Panther baseball team. This fall, Chris’s class has designed and, as of Oct. 30, erected the frame of the first of two dugouts for the Panther softball team.  In September, the class of […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
02

Annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

It is time for the Annual Wreath Fundraiser to support the 7th-grade spring trip to New York City! The wreaths are provided by Nichols Farm in Lyme, NH. Once again, they have been very generous with their efforts to help us with fundraising and their wreaths are beautiful: 24 inches in diameter, handmade, double-sided fresh […]

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Nov
02

Thetford Academy Drama Presents “Almost, Maine”

Thetford Academy’s fall play, Almost, Maine, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 15; Friday, Nov. 16; and Saturday, Nov. 17. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Dinner / Theater:  On opening night, Nov. 15, TAPA will host a Lasagna Dinner prior to the play, consisting of Lasagna or Chili (a gluten free alternative), […]

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Nov
01

TAAA Holiday Craft Bazaar: Nov. 17

The 33rd annual Thetford Academy Alumni Association Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium at Thetford Academy, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Exquisite hand-made items created by craftspersons across New England will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
01

Inaugural Speakers Series to Feature Prof. Sonu Bedi on Constitutional Rights

As part of its Bicentennial Celebration, Thetford Academy is hosting a Speaker Series that will take place from November through April.  The inaugural speaker is Dartmouth College Professor Sonu Bedi, J.D., Ph.D., who will speak on the topic, “Why Rights Are Not the Defining Feature of the U.S. Constitution.”   “We often consider our constitutional rights as central […]

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Oct
30

Middle School Success at XC State Championship Meet

Text by Charlie Buttrey, image courtesy Linnea Spelman A very young but enthusiastic Thetford Academy middle school cross-country team traveled to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe on Sunday Oct.28 to compete with hundreds of other athletes at the Vermont State Middle School Cross-Country Championships. Unlike the varsity meet, where schools are placed in divisions […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
26

Cross Country Teams to Compete in State Meet: Oct. 27

The TA boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the Vermont State Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27, at TA’s Dan Grossman Woods Trail.  The races will begin at 10:30 a.m.  TA girls will run at 11:30 a.m. and the Panther boys will compete at 1 p.m.; some TA boys will participate in the Challenge Race […]

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Oct
25

Girls Soccer Defeats Winooski 6-0 in First Round of the Playoffs

TA’s 1st-seed varsity girls defeated 16th-seed Winooski 6-0 in the opening round of the VPA Division III playoffs yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 23). On a cold, damp, windy afternoon on TA’s lower soccer field, the Panthers dominated from the start, racking up five goals in the first half before adding their sixth in the second half.  […]

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Oct
25

Boys Soccer Concludes with 3-2 Playoff Loss to Leland & Gray

The 13th-seed varsity boys scored the first and last goal in their playoff game against 4th-seed Leland & Gray, but the Rebels scored the intervening three, as Leland & Gray edged the Panthers 3-2 yesterday. Nine minutes into the game, Ethan Steingas put a Tate Linehan pass into the net, and the Panthers took a […]

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Oct
21

Girls Win Season Finale in OT Thriller

The TA varsity girls completed their season in spectacular fashion, defeating U-32 3-2 on a Namya Benjamin shot three minutes into overtime, with Casey MacVeagh getting the assist. The 11-1-1 Panthers earned the top seed for the VPA Division III playoffs, with pairings to be announced tomorrow.  The Panthers dominated the first half, with goals […]

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Oct
19

Scott Ellis Earns SHAPE VT Leadership Award

Scott Ellis, coordinator of the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP), was recognized by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont (SHAPE Vermont) with the Physical Activity Leadership Award during a ceremony Oct. 19 in Killington. The state-wide award recognizes outstanding individuals who actively promote lifelong health and physical activity. Ellis, who teaches Thetford Academy’s […]

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Oct
18

Senior Boys Recognized in Final Home Game; Tie White River in Season Finale

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Seriously. It was bitter cold. It rained.  It hailed. It sleeted. The field was muddy. The ball stuck in the mucky grass whenever it landed. So did some athletes’ shoes! The occasion was the Wednesday, Oct. 17, boys varsity soccer team’s Senior Game – their final home game […]

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Oct
16

TA Student Selected to Serve on Youth Advisory Council

Thetford Academy junior Shelby Varley is one of sixteen Vermont students selected to serve on the Youth Advisory Council, a partnership of the Vermont Family Network, the Vermont Agency of Education, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Vermont Division of Blind and Visually Impaired, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Federation of Families, and Green Mountain Self […]

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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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