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Sep
11

Bicentennial Community Hike: Sept. 15

Have you ever wondered where the Thetford Academy trails go?  Are you curious about the school’s management of Thetford Hill State Park, next door to TA?  Would you like to hike the school’s new trails at a leisurely pace and see the new yurt built by the Thetford Academy Outdoor Program and the new outdoor classroom built […]

By William Bugg | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
07

TA Trojan Horse Arrives with Cookies

On Tuesday, an all-school announcement interrupted TA’s lunch period–a surprise for all students was “happening now” on the green. Students would not be disappointed, announcer (Alden Nichols ’18) promised. And if they appreciated art and cookies, they were not.  Alden and his classmates William Bugg ’18, Owen Deffner ’18, and William Bosco ’18 had spent […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
07

Sports Roundup: Sept. 7

Soccer Our soccer teams kicked off their season with strong efforts in their opening games against Rivendell at home on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5. The varsity girls had a 7-1 win, highlighted by three goals by Lily MacVeagh, while the JV girls tied 2-2. The varsity boys came away with a 2-1 win, including […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . TA Today
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Sep
07

Mountain Day: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

MOUNTAIN DAY: Our 40th annual Mountain Day, one of Thetford Academy’s most special traditions, will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, with a rain date of Monday, Sept. 17. 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 […]

By William Bugg | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
31

FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm Launch Student STEM Internship

Fifteen Students from TA and LHS Participate in Inaugural Program After more than 18 months of planning, FUJIFILM Dimatix and Hypertherm launched a half-day STEM internship program in high-tech manufacturing and engineering for seven Thetford Academy students and eight of their counterparts from Lebanon High School.   In the semester-long program which began Aug. 30, students will rotate […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
31

NH Academy of Science After-School Programs

Middle and High School Students, Register for STEM After School Programs Now! The New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) STEM Center, located in Lyme, NH, is a state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with advanced scientific instruments supporting research across the STEM fields. Our programs are instructed by Ph.D. scientists and engineers. This is a rare opportunity to […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
30

Alumni, We’re Bringing Mountain Day to YOU!

Do you miss Mountain Day at TA? Every year for more than 40 years, Thetford Academy students have been lacing up their shoes to climb one of the six mountains visible from TA’s front door. This annual class hike is one of TA’s favorite traditions, and if it’s one of yours, now is your chance […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . TA Today
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Aug
28

Themes of the Year:  Aptitude-Attitude-Altitude and the Rest

Thetford Academy’s 2018-19 theme comes from a quote attributed to both Jesse Jackson and Zig Ziglar: “It’s not your aptitude but your attitude that will determine your altitude.” As I mentioned in my remarks to the TA student body on opening day (Aug. 28), regardless of whether Ziglar or Jackson said it first, or whether someone else […]

By William Bugg | Parents . TA Today
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Aug
28

Thetford Academy Begins Bicentennial Year!

Thetford Academy’s 200th session began on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  This year, our  301 students—including 67 new to the school—come from 13 Upper Valley towns (Brownsville, Chelsea, Corinth, Hanover, Hartland, Lyme, Newbury, Orange, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, and Washington) and two countries (China and South Korea). Opening day began with an all-school assembly during which the theme and goal for […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
27

New and Returning Students Enjoy Back-to-School Picnic

Over 100 families attended our Back-to-School Picnic and New Student Orientation Tours on Sunday, Aug. 26, including 42 Student Ambassadors in grades 8-12 (who showed new students where their classes and lockers are located) and 48 new students and their families.   Families contributed dozens of home-cooked main dishes, sides, and desserts for the TAPA-sponsored […]

By William Bugg | Features . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
16

2018-2019: Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Year

The 2018-19 school year marks our 200th year. We’ll be celebrating our Bicentennial from the opening of school until graduation — with a special birthday party on Founders’ Day, Feb. 8, 2019, and a community-wide Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9, 2019.

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . TA Today
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Jul
18

Thetford Academy Receives 2017-2018 RAMP School Honor

On July 16, 2018, at their annual conference in Los Angeles, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) honored Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office for earning designation as a “Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).” The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Counseling . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
02

Become a Host Family for an International Student

Have you ever considered becoming a host family for an international student? The International Student Program at Thetford Academy brings a diversity of cultures and viewpoints to our corner of the world. Over the 7 years of the program’s existence, we have welcomed 26 students from 11 far-flung regions of China as well as from […]

By Patty McIlvaine | News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
15

Thetford Academy Graduates Class of 2018

Our 2017-18 school year came to a close on Friday, June 8, with Graduation exercises, accompanied by beautiful weather, moving student speeches, well-deserved senior awards, hundreds of proud family members, and 67 boisterous seniors delighted to receive their TA diploma. Keeping in tradition with past Thetford Academy commencement exercises, the graduation was student-led, with speeches […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jun
14

2018 TA Employees of the Year Award: Rich Young, Steve Niederhauser

  On Class Day, June 8, Thetford Academy honored two extraordinary people as Employees of the Year, individuals who have given their all to the students and community of Thetford Academy for many years: Steve Niederhauser and Rich Young. Head of School William Bugg shared the following remarks about Rich and Steve during the Class […]

By William Bugg | News . TA Today
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Jun
13

Films by Leah and Eli Kaliski Take First in Freedom and Unity Contest

Senior Leah Kaliski and her brother Eli Kaliski, a junior, were awarded first place in their subject categories in the 15 to 18 year old age group of the Freedom and Unity Youth Film Contest this spring. Leah’s film, In My Heart There is a Lemon, won first place in the Personal Stories category — her […]

By William Bugg | Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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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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