Head of School Weekly Email: On the Eve of February Break
February 18, 2022
Dear TA Families,
Next week will be a relatively quiet one here at TA, with no classes and the offices closed. However, there is still lots happening in and around our campus and community in the coming days. Here are a few highlights …
TA Robotics Team Heads to States Tomorrow
The TA robotics team is comprised of a number of smaller sub-teams, all of which qualified for the big VT/NH championships. Best of luck to our middle school and high school competitors. Check out this week’s assembly to learn more about the team: Link to video.
AVA Gallery Hosts Community Reception on Thursday 2/24
The annual high school artists exhibition at AVA Gallery is on display through next Friday. On Feb. 24, the evening before the show closes, the gallery will host a reception for the community from 5-7pm. Congratulations to students Mary Bosco ’24 and Chantel Swasey ’22, whose artwork received special recognition. Read the TA news post from Feb. 1 for more details and a complete list of the TA artists included in the exhibit this year.
Thetford Town Meeting on Saturday 2/26 (Virtual)
Information about the Thetford Town Meeting can be found at this link. Details regarding the Thetford School District annual meeting portion of the day, including this year’s school district report is available at this link.
Basketball Games – Final Stretch of the Season
The high school boys’ teams are off to Williamstown this evening, while the two middle school teams (girls and boys) will take on Waits River in the Vaughan Alumni Gym. The Varsity/JV girls teams play Lamoille tomorrow at home. The V/JV boys’ teams have two more regular season games next week, hosting Montpelier at home on Monday and heading to Harwood on Thursday. Meanwhile, the varsity athletes await news about their first round of state championship play; stay tuned for details.
HS Boys Alpine Ski Team Heads to States
Congratulations to all of our high school skiers for a big season – and a special thanks to the coaches, Amy Huyffer and Paul Dixon. The boys’ team made it to the next round of state competition. Seven athletes will represent TA in the races at Burke, coming up right after break: Ben Acker, Harley Ransom, Uly Junker-Boyce, Liam Patterson, Logan Wurtz, Isaac Yukica, Oliver Yukica.
Looking back at this week …
- Congratulations to Leah Crossett ’27, this year’s middle school spelling bee champ.
- And kudos to the Poetry Out Loud competitors, with a special shout out to winner Mary Bosco ’24 and runner up Grace Solsaa ”24.
Looking ahead to the return to school …
- Please be sure to review the Feb. 17 health update in detail. Students each brought home a rapid test kit yesterday, which we encourage families to use in the days leading up to the return to school.
- A reminder that the half-day in March was moved from March 2 to March 9, to align with the new dates for Founders’ Day and Founders’ Day prep activities (March 9-11).
Happy Friday & February Break!
Carrie Brennan, Head of School
Featured photo: The TA robotics team competes at a VEX robotics event last month.