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Celebrating One Year of TA’s Community Newsletter

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably already subscribed to Thetford Academy’s weekly e-newsletter. This round-up of TA highlights and happenings is aimed to provide everyone in our community – our parents (current and former), alumni, neighbors, friends, and others – a way to stay engaged and informed.

Over the 200+ years TA has been serving students, there have been many iterations of a TA newsletter: in the 1980s, we had “The Panther Purrs,” and in the 90s “The TA Times,” both printed publications mailed out to the community. Today, news from Thetford Academy is, of course, digital, but the mission remains the same: to build community, to share and celebrate successes, and to tell the story of our school in real time.

As we embark on year two of this newsletter, we are grateful for all of our readers and look forward to another year of sharing news from TA. We encourage you to share the sign-up form on our website’s home page and invite your network, family, or friends to stay connected to TA.



We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.