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Oct
15

They Ran for Asa Burton

By Charlie Buttrey We made history!! As part of Thetford Academy’s year-long bicentennial celebration, close to 70 runners and walkers were at the starting line when the blast of an 1820’s-style muzzle loader shattered the morning stillness and sent them on their way to compete in the Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz 5K race. This was […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . TA Today
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Oct
14

Wood Turtles – Up Close and Personal: Oct. 24

Are you fascinated by elaborate mating rituals?  Or anxious to learn the art of “hunting by thumping”? Perhaps you just want to know why a sun-worshipping creature chooses to spend much of its life under water. Or why a species once quite common throughout New England, is now scarce and endangered. Whatever your questions and concerns, you won’t want to […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Oct
13

Halloween Treat at Latham Library: Oct. 22

A pre-Halloween treat…Joe Citro is coming to Thetford! Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Latham Memorial Library on Thetford Hill. Joe Citro, Vermont author and folklorist, has extensively researched and documented the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity, and occult happenings of New England.  He has published numerous novels and works of nonfiction.  His […]

By William Bugg | News . TA Today
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Oct
11

Thetford Geo Bee: Nov. 2

The 7th Annual THETFORD GEOGRAPHY BEE is coming up on Friday, Nov. 2, at Thetford Academy.   What is a Geo Bee?  We ask a series of multiple choice questions to three-person teams, focusing on a specific topic.  This year’s theme is “Thetford and Thetford Academy.”  TA is gearing up for its 200th anniversary in February, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
05

Students, Alumni, and Parents Perform for Parish Players: Oct. 11-21

TA seniors Eli Kaliski, Alden Nichols, and Maeve Curtin (Stage Manager) are featured in local playwright and TA parent Duncan Nichols’ new play, Silvia and Mary at Sea, a “scary musical fairy tale” which time travels from 1968 to 1868 and back again. The play opens at The Parish Players Theater in Thetford Hill on Thursday, Oct. 11. Directed […]

By William Bugg | Arts . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
04

Environmental Science in the Field

Recently, students in Mr. Engler’s Environmental Science class have been studying water quality and the cycling of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous) throughout the ecosystem.  Their work has included a study of hydric soils at Zebedee Wetland with Charlie Hohn, a wetlands ecologist for the state of Vermont, as well as a field trip to […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Academics . News . TA Today
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Oct
02

Run the 5K Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz at TA: Oct. 13

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., join Thetford Academy for a one-of-a-kind super fun Fun Run/Walk with a TWIST! Whether you’re a runner, a history buff, or both, this free event will not disappoint. Named for TA’s founder, Asa Burton, the Bicentennial Blitz will follow TA’s iconic Dan Grossman Woods Trail on a 5K […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
02

Woods Trail Run 2018: Oct. 6

The 2018 Woods Trail Run marks the 28th year of TA’s locally renowned cross country event. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Thetford Academy will become a vibrant, buzzing host to over 2,000 cross country runners and their coaches, families, and supporters. With over 100 volunteers helping to execute the event, it is sure to be another […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
02

#MountainDayEverywhere: TA Alums Hit the Trails

This September, alumni everywhere came out to honor TA’s beloved, 40 year-old Mountain Day tradition. The first of many events celebrating TA’s 200th birthday this year, #MountainDayEverywhere was an enormous success and a whole lot of fun. Over the first two weekends in September, TA alumni hiked from where they were – there were hikes […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . TA Today
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Oct
01

TA Creative Writing Class Hosts Poetry Slam

Eighteen poets performed at TA’s Poetry Slam to a packed theater this past Friday morning, while four student judges sat in the audience, ready to hold up score cards. Emily Silver’s Creative Writing class hosted the event, while Poet-in-Residence Geof Hewitt was the ever-entertaining MC.  Congrats to the brave souls who performed: Michael Adams-Lindberg, Samara […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . TA Today
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Sep
29

Homecoming 2018

Thetford Academy’s 4th annual Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with middle school and high school dances. The full Homecoming Celebration happens on Saturday, Sept. 29! JV and Varsity girls soccer teams face People’s Academy at 11 a.m. JV and Varsity boys soccer teams also take on People’s at 1 p.m. BBQ and concessions […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
28

Sports Roundup: Sept. 28

Soccer The Panthers had a busy week! Varsity boys suffered a 3-1 loss against Stowe on 9/22. Jack Hastings scored on a Jake Colby assist.  Nacio Levey made 13 saves. JV boys also fell to Stowe 3-0, but then beat St Johnsbury 2-0 on Monday, 9/24. Elliott Jones and Kobe Pierson each had a goal […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . TA Today
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Sep
25

September Student of the Month: Leah Ziai

Picking a “Student of the Month” is one TA’s favorite rituals. Faculty started off this year picking a student “enlivens and brightens our community with her positive energy, friendly demeanor, and contagious enthusiasm.” Leah Ziai, Class of 2019, has impressed the faculty and staff at Thetford Academy with her willingness to lend a hand or […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
25

Announcing: Bicentennial Speaker Series at TA

Thetford Academy has a big birthday this year –  the school is celebrating 200 years since Asa Burton founded Thetford Academy, the first secondary school in Vermont. In honor of this milestone event, TA is hosting a series of community events aimed at bringing our community together in the spirit of TA’s core values and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
21

Sports Roundup: Sept. 20

Cross Country At the Panthers’ home meet on Sept. 11, the boys team won handily with a score of 28. Owen Deffner placed 2nd, Jacob Slaughter 3rd, Eamon Deffner 4th, and Bel Spelman came in 6th. Second place went to Brattleboro with a score of 47. The top finishers for the girls were Eloise Silver-Van […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
17

International Student Welcome BBQ

On Sunday, Sept. 23, Thetford Academy international students and their host families gathered at the Bugg residence to meet, mingle, and catch up over BBQ and lawn games. Now in year 8, TA’s International Student Program enrolls up to 10 students annually from around the globe. This year’s 4 international students hail from China and […]

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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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