Feb
10

College Information Night: Video

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the Counseling Department hosted the second workshop in its series designed to help juniors and their families learn about the college application process. This panel event featured representatives from a variety of colleges working with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to cover topics such as: the application process and timeline, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . TA Today
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Feb
04

Q2 Report Card Mailing – Letter from Head of School

Dear Thetford Academy Parents and Guardians, Enclosed you will find your student’s 1st semester report card for Fall 2020. This mailing marks another important milestone on our COVID journey – we are now more than halfway through the unique 2020-2021 school year.  I want to share again a theme I have written about in prior parent […]

By Carrie Brennan | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

Virtual Scholarship Workshop for Seniors: Video

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, TA’s Counseling Office hosted an informational session demystifying the college scholarship application process. Led by Counseling Director Mark Pichette, the presentation included information about how students can access local, regional, and national scholarship opportunities to offset college tuition costs. Students and families can access the full video presentation below.

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Jan
26

11th Grade Virtual College Information Night: Feb. 9

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. the Counseling Department will host this second workshop of a series designed to help juniors and their families engage in and think about the college application process. A panel-style event where representatives from a variety of colleges work in concert with Counseling Department Director, Mark Pichette to […]

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Jan
26

12th Grade Virtual College Scholarship Workshop: Feb. 3

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m the Counseling Office will host a webinar designed to help seniors and their families navigate the college scholarship process. It will cover the following topics: understanding college award letters, the Vermont grant, where to search for and find scholarships, and examples of local, state, and national scholarships. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Parents . TA Today
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Jan
22

Mountain School to Host Virtual Info Session for Sophomores: Jan. 27

The Mountain School, a semester program for high school juniors in Vermont, will be hosting a virtual information session for TA sophomores on Jan. 27, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event link will be updated with Zoom information in the school calendar on the “TA Today” page before the event. Located in […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
09

11/5 Virtual College Information Night – Recording

On Thursday, November 5, the TA Counseling Department hosted a virtual college information session for seniors and their families. Topics included the college application process, financial aid, and scholarship information. The event was recorded and can be viewed here. Questions about this event or any of the topics covered should be referred to our TA […]

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Oct
17

Getting to “Y”: New Action-Oriented Student Groups to Start

Next quarter Thetford Academy is launching two Getting to ‘Y’ student teams – one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers – and applications are due October 25. The Getting to ‘Y’ program focuses on students bringing meaning to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Teams will look at the YRBS data and create […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . News . TA Today
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Jun
04

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 11

Panthers, we have approached the final countdown. After a spring semester we never could have imagined, we’re nearing the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This will be the last edition of our newsletter for the year. We hope the tools, links, and tips have been helpful. As we head into summer and the weight of […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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May
29

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 10

Happy Friday, Panthers! Apologies for the late newsletter this week.  The end of the year is approaching, and at TA, we’re thinking about how to wrap up this crazy year and plan for the next, all while dealing with a huge batch of unknowns. It can be completely disconcerting to live in the land of […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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May
20

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 9

Good morning, Panther Community, Can you believe this weekend is Memorial Day? Are you and your family making any fun plans for the “long weekend?”  As we approach the end of the academic year, there’s always a lot of reflection: How did you grow this year? What did you learn about yourself? How were your […]

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May
13

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 8

Happy Wednesday, Panthers! I’ve been thinking this week about silver linings. Quarantimes are hard, and it’s easy to get lost in the uncertainty and fear of it all, but there are good things to notice, too. Some good things over here? More time to bake. Lots of hikes lately. And I chose the word “hygge” […]

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May
01

Free, Online “Purpose” Bootcamp for Grades 10-12

Thinking About College? First, Think About Your Purpose In Life!  Apply for a free, online purpose bootcamp in May and July, hosted by nXu. nXu’s mission is to catalyze a diverse community of youth to explore, articulate, and pursue their purpose. This bootcamp is open to high school students in grades 10-12. Apply by Wednesday, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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May
01

Virtual 8th Grade Class Meeting

On Wednesday, April 29, the Counseling Office hosted a virtual class meeting for current 8th graders focused on course registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Students and families can view (or review) the recorded meeting here.

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling
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Apr
30

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 6

Hello Panther Community, We hope you all had a wonderful staycation last week during April break. Anyone garden, hike, or cook something new?  Returning to school after this break is always a reminder about how fast the rest of the year will go. We’re on the home-stretch to June, and we’re hoping you’re doing well […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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Apr
17

College Board Testing Updates

The College Board, the company that administers the SAT and PSAT tests, has issued an update on testing for the spring, summer, and fall. Please see the link below for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Dugan-Sullivan in the Counseling Office.https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

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