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Head of School Weekly Email: Field Trips, States & Upcoming Dates

Dear TA Families,

One of the many markers this year of an evolving ‘return to normal’ is an uptick in the number of field trips students are embarking on. Field trips were traditionally an integral component of the environmental studies and outdoor education class and teacher Scott Ellis has brought back a full schedule of them this year. Students in his class visited the Whitman Brook Orchard in Quechee last week to learn about grafting and pruning apple trees, and this week they did trail and clean-up work at a TA-adopted campsite in Haverhill. The high school design tech class traveled to Hanover on Monday to do final assembly on the window inserts they had created and then visited Latham Library on Tuesday for the installation. Kara Toms and a team of middle schoolers attended a training on public health data and peer leadership as part of the Getting to Y project. We are excited to get students off campus to collaborate with partners, apply their learning in real world contexts, offer service to the community, and explore the greater Upper Valley.

Upcoming dates of note:

  • Nov. 1: Q1 report cards distributed in advisory
  • Nov. 2-4: Dental van on campus (see health office update 10/27 for more details)
  • Nov. 3: Picture retakes in the morning (connect w/Gloria to sign up)
  • Nov. 16: College financial aid forms workshop (look for an invite soon from the counseling department)
  • Nov. 18-19: Performances of Peter and the Starcatcher in the MJR Theater (more promo to come!)

Best of luck to all of our student-athletes competing in state competitions tomorrow! TA hosts the VT Cross-Country Championships for all divisions, with our TA team running in the Division III race. Following their win against Randolph on Wednesday, the boy’s varsity soccer team travels to Peoples Academy in Morristown for the next round of the playoffs.

Have a great weekend,

Carrie Brennan, Head of School

Featured photos this week: The cross-country team sported formal wear today as a way to psych themselves up for their big race tomorrow. Middle school drama classes took to the stage to perform their final scene studies at the end of Quarter 1. The design tech class works with community partners on the final stages of their window insert project. And a gorgeous shot taken during the Whitman Brook Orchard field trip last week.



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