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Dear TA Families, It's been a jam-packed February. Here are a few highlights from this past week. Black History Month Panel: "Spread love, no matter the color." Yesterday morning students attended an assembly for Black History Month featuring two Black artists and entrepreneurs, moderated by DEI coordinator Tony Strat-Cortez and student reps from SARJ (Student Alliance for Racial Justice). The panelists Kai Liciaga and CK Marion joined us remotely from their homes in Florida and Georgia to share their experiences as artists, their perspectives on Black history and culture, and their thoughts on how to move our country and culture forward to become more inclusive....


TA junior Caleb Crossett is about as active as they come. Of the few fond memories I have of “CovidPodLife 2021”, one that stands out to me is the memory of Caleb and former Science teacher Len Whitaker passing a hockey puck any chance they could get. It came as no surprise, then, to learn that Caleb has been participating in competitive sled hockey since he was seven years old.  For those who might not know, sled hockey is a fast-paced sport in which participants propel themselves in aluminum-framed sleds across a hockey rink using two modified hockey sticks. At one...


Guest post from TA robotics coach Leif LaWhite The NH/VT 2024 VEX robotics state championship tournament is in the books. And once again, tiny TA wrote the book.  The meet was held at Manchester Community College, an hour an a half from TA, so it was another 6:30 a.m. departure for our roboteurs and their family fan club. There were 40 robots representing 12 schools (some 10 times our size) competing.   The event began with a series of eighty 2-minute qualifying matches where robots were randomly chosen to ally-with and go-against others in the main 2V2 event. Our own 4886S (Aden Perry, Connor Kutter-Walker and Duncan...


Guest post from TA Alpine Ski Coach Paul DixonThe Thetford Academy Alpine team is heading into the end of the season and hitting their stride after a delayed start to the season. We are seeing so many breakout performances from athletes across both the Ladies and Men's teams. Many are seeing this reflected in the race results and having their best finishes ever. This has largely been due to hard work and deliberate practice to refine their skills every day we are on the snow. We have completed four more races since the season opener at Saskedena Six on January 18th. A Slalom At Bromley on January 22nd,...


Dear TA Families, I attended the college information session for juniors and their families on Monday night and wanted to share some takeaways. The event, hosted by the TA Counseling Department, featured admissions officers from six regional colleges and offered important information and insights that any parent of a student in secondary school might find useful - even if just to contemplate for the future. The panelists each had a lot to share; here are a handful of high-level pointers that stood out for me: Challenge yourself while in high school - explore and take advantage of a wide range of classes Do your research, know...


That darned stomach bug is back :( Illnesses - A stomach bug, causing much vomiting, has arrived at TA, the elementary school is also affected. If you want to keep your tummy happy; please don't share water bottles or food. - We still have several students out with influenza symptoms. Symptoms are headache, sore throat nausea, body aches and fever. If your child has a temperature over 100.0 they need to stay home, please. It is taking 3-6 days for students to feel well after getting the flu. - There is an upper respiratory virus causing: sore throat, congestion, cough and sometimes laryngitis. - We have...

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