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The Panthers are gearing up for the winter athletics season at TA. Tryouts are done, rosters are set, and practice is in session! This year, the varsity girls basketball team welcomes new leadership after the passing last spring of Eric Ward, the Panthers beloved coach and mentor. Former assistant coach, faculty member, and alumna Jolene Cadwell '96 will take the reins alongside Robin Pettingell who will serve as the girls' assistant coach. In the 2021-2022 season, the Panthers finished the season ranked 7th in Division III, and will be working to reclaim the championship title they last won in 2020. On...


Since 2016, creative writing students at TA have had the unique opportunity to work with Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion, author, poet, and performer Geof Hewitt. This year, Hewitt joined Mr. Mann’s Creative Writing and Emily Silver’s Composition for College and Career courses as an artist-in-residence. Over the course of the week with Hewitt, Mann and Silver’s students engaged in a variety of poetic exercises and excursions. They learned about the art and science of poetry and performance. The Poet-in-Residence unit wrapped up with 19 student and faculty poets sharing their work in the MJR Theater in a poetry slam format. The...


Tonight (December 8) at 6:30 p.m., Thetford Academy's talented student musicians will take the stage to present TA's annual winter concert. The concert will feature performances by instrumental music classes, choral music class, and the Stage Band ensemble. TA's instrumental students, led by instrumental music teacher Whit Van Meter, will perform a mix of R&B and classic rock–including songs by Wilson Pickett, Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Wonder, among others.  A trio of choral music students, led by new drama and choral teacher Jeff Seabaugh, will present a fall/winter themed collection of songs. Students will perform arrangements of Van Morrison's Moondance, an updated arrangement...


Holiday Meal If your food budget is limited this winter there is a Holiday meal available through the Thetford Food Bank, please contact their Director, Mary Allen or Nurse Ellen if interested in this program.  The cards are available at the Thetford Food Shelf during their open hours of Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon. Illnesses Students, if sick please stay home until you are better so you protect yourself and those around you, particularly children under 24 months old. Hundreds of infants are sick with RSV in New England and there are almost NO pediatric ICU beds. We continue to see several...


Dear TA Families, December is here and flurries are in the air. Listen up and look out for messages tomorrow at noon as we test our emergency notification system.  We have a couple of busy weeks before break. Special events for next week are listed below and in the school calendar online, https://thetfordacademy.org/calendars. 12/7 Half Day: Wednesday, Dec. 7 is a half-day for students, 8:10am-12:10pm. Teachers have professional development time in the afternoon. We are also hosting an intensive office hours session in the library for some students from 12:10-3:00pm; email invitations went out about this earlier today.12/8 Winter Concert: Thursday evening, Dec. 8, we will...


Illnesses We continue to see several viruses: RSV, influenza, Covid, rhinovirus and a stomach virus. Students get over one virus and then are vulnerable to picking up another virus. Students, if sick please stay home until you are better so you protect yourself and those around you.To get better: extra sleep, lots of fluids, gargle with warm salt water for the sore throats, don't share food or water bottles.Thetford Academy has 6 people out with Covid this week, about 20 students out daily with viral or bacterial illness. Students in need of emotional support Please reach out to your parents, a counselor, the school nurse,...

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