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Thetford Academy's Schoolhouse Rocks summer concert series opens its second season this Sunday with a performance from Burlington's bluegrass greats Good Gravy. Good Gravy members Joe Agnello, Jeff Wilson, and Jack Vignone pay homage to bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and Doc Watson - a show you won't want to miss. Join us for music, fun, and food - Casey Huling '92 will be there with his delicious Tug Mountain Pizza and snacks for the whole family! Show starts at 6 p.m. on TA's quad and is free and open to the public. Next up: Thursday, July 18, at...


Dear TA Families, I'm sending my final weekly email of the year. Thanks for reading along with me and staying connected to school happenings these past 10 months! Congratulations to the Class of 2024!  We had three special send-off events for the seniors last week: Baccalaureate with families on Sunday evening, Class Day on Friday morning with students and staff, and Graduation that night with the whole community. We risked the weather and enjoyed an outdoor ceremony with the full beauty of a Thetford Hill sunset! The student speeches, songs, poems, and performances at both baccalaureate and graduation were an inspiration. Thank you to our...


On Friday, June 14, Thetford Academy celebrated its 205th commencement ceremony honoring the graduating Class of 2024. After a long week of dismal weather forecasts for the event, the predicted rain suddenly disappeared from the forecast, replaced by a perfect evening for an outdoor celebration. With the mountains providing an unbeatable backdrop, the Class of 2024 took the stage. Graduation at TA is student-led, featuring speeches, poems, and musical performances from members of the class. This year, the ceremony opened with a welcome from Addison Cadwell, who thanked the audience - the teachers, parents, guardians, grandparents, and friends - who...


As the year draws to a close, Thetford Academy's teachers continue to design rich learning experiences for students. Culminating projects are designed to bring together the ideas, information, and skills students have learned over the course of the semester and put that learning into practice. For example, in Scott Ellis’s Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education course, students selected projects that will become a future resource for our community, like making signs and an interactive map of the tree species on the quad, and building benches for Thetford Academy's new nine-hole disc golf course. Students in Joe Deffner’s Civil Rights Literature class...


Dear TA Families, The end of the school year is a big balancing act between celebration and rigor, and sometimes the silly and the serious. We had our fair share of silly today, as we arrived at school this morning and found the quad crowded with tents and the interior of the white building blanketed in sticky notes. The seniors were busy with pranks over the past 24 hours! We will shift to serious with the baccalaureate ceremony for the Class of 2024 on Sunday evening - a time for the almost-graduates and their families to come together to reflect on their high...


We remember our WWII veterans with appreciation this D-Day. Nurse Ellen will return medications that students have had at school, the week of June 10th. Summer Food Program for Lower Income Students There is money available for summer lunches ($120 per child). If you already have an EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card, these funds should be added to your EBT card. You should receive a letter in July. This is the link for the summer food program. If you are not readily able to access this program Nurse Ellen suggests calling Vermont Economic Services in White River, 800-479-6151. Illnesses  • We had more cases of a stomach...

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