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 […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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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” […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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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

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
16

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 5

Hi, Panthers, It’s the last week before a break! We hope you’re continuing to take care of yourself, and that next week will give you some space to breathe, even if you can’t travel to places far and wide. Are you marking this non-traditional April break in any fun or exciting ways?   Cool Things to […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . TA Today
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Apr
16

Course Registration for Rising Juniors

Hello, Class of 2022,Welcome to your first official responsibility as a junior!  Course registrations look nothing like they have in your previous years at TA.  Please bear with us through this process, it’s new for us too.  The process this year is entirely digital, you can view all documents online and you will submit your […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling
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Apr
16

Course Registration Information for Rising Sophomores

Hello, Class of 2023,Welcome to your first official responsibility as a sophomore!  Course registrations look nothing like they have in your previous years at TA.  Please bear with us through this process, it’s new for us too.  The process this year is entirely digital, you can view all documents online and you will submit your […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling
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Apr
16

9th Grade Virtual Class Meeting: April 15

If you would like to view or review the April 15 9th grade class meeting, you can find the recording of the meeting at this link. Please reach out to Molly Dugan-Sullivan in the Counseling Office if you have any questions or need help accessing the video.

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
13

Updates on Testing for Juniors

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, testing for college has been effectively put on hold. The websites linked below will give you information regarding ongoing updates from the SATs and the ACTs, along with an article talking about how colleges are handling the situation. In short, many colleges are choosing to go test-optional temporarily, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Apr
09

Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 4

Hi, Panthers, I don’t know about you, but I am grateful that the weather is feeling spring-like (at least on some days) and that we live in a beautiful place with lots of outdoor spaces for hiking, running, walking, etc. It makes this whole “stay at home thing” a little more tolerable. Are you getting […]

By Carrie Brennan | Counseling . Features . TA Today
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Apr
08

VSAC Information Available Online

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) has provided the digital versions of many of their presentations. The most recent additions are Financial Aid and Managing College Costs and FAFSA Friday. Thetford Academy was scheduled to host the “Managing College Costs” presentation on March 25, 2020. This event provides a helpful overview of how families can plan […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling
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Apr
08

Sophomore Class Meeting – April 7

To view or review the virtual sophomore class meeting that took place on Tuesday, April 7, please click here. The Counseling Department hosted this meeting to provide students with information regarding the process of electronic course registrations, as well as recommendations and thoughts from the counselors around making decisions for junior course selections. The Counseling […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling
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