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Thetford Academy robotics teams 4886B and 4886C travelled to North Conway, NH, on Saturday, Nov. 4, to face 29 other teams from eight  schools. Team 4886C, with senior Clay Goodling (who joined our team last spring) and third year competitor, 9th grader Alex Holzer, finished first in the qualifying rounds with the best record of the day; Clay and Alex were team captains and first seed in the elimination rounds. Team 4886B, with 8th grader Tate Whiteberg and 7th grader Isaiah Kol finished in the top ten and were team captains for the fifth seed out of the eight alliances moving forward...


If you haven’t noticed, the past three years have seemed to be mast years for oaks producing acorns. A mast year is when a tree produces a large amount of cones, nuts or seeds.  In the picture to the right you’ll see what the ground looks like if you find yourself standing in a patch of oaks during a mast year. “It’s like roller skating with all these acorns, just without the skates, and in the middle of the woods.” Quote  Tim Gray Now onto the real question. The last three years have been mast years and let’s not forget that mast...


A Parent Orientation for OWL (Our Whole Lives) will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Thetford Hill Church. OWL is an award-winning comprehensive and progressive approach to sexuality education, addressing human sexuality in a developmentally appropriate manner.  It is fun, engaging, and provides young people with accurate information on sexual health, human development, sexual behavior, relationships, and personal skills in a supportive setting. Although created and updated by the Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ the program is secular and based on these four shared values: self-worth sexual health responsibility justice and inclusivity The program takes a...


What you need to know for the upcoming week: Monday, Nov. 6: Fall Sports Awards Assembly, 6 p.m., Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 7: Deadline for Poinsettias for Sale to Benefit France Trip Tuesday, Nov. 7, ARC Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Veteran's Day Assembly, 11:30 a.m., Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium Thursday, Nov. 9: Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 p.m., TA Library Friday, Nov. 10: Deadline for Recreational Cross Country Ski Team Friday, Nov. 1o: Deadline for Nov. 19 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament Looking Ahead: Week of Nov. 13 Wednesday, Nov. 15: College Money 101 Workshop, 6 - 8...


Dec. 2 Update:   Poinsettias will be delivered on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. If you purchased one (or several) to support TA panthers traveling to France this April, stop by the Art Room on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., or Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., to pick yours up. Merci! Original Nov. 3 Post: High School students in TA's French program will travel to Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy next April. As part of their fundraising efforts, they are selling poinsettias in time for the holiday season. Poinsettias will be available for pick-up at Thetford Academy on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec....


The leaves have all fallen and snow is right around the corner. Cross country skiing is a great way to get outside in the winter, have fun, and get some excellent exercise. Not to mention, we have an amazing trail right in our back yard and lots of other great trails in the immediate area. This will be a noncompetitive group that will focus on skiing technique, outdoor exploration, and fitness. Anyone interested in joining the recreational cross country ski team should contact me or sign up on the athletics board by Friday, Nov. 10. I will be ordering the new...

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