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Come enjoy some light-hearted drama put on by Ray Chapin’s drama students on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater, for the 21st annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. The plays being performed are written by a variety of people, from famous playwrights to TA alumni. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 and students will be able to attend for free!...


On Friday, Jan. 5, Emily Silver’s Creative Writing class presented a sample of the pieces that they have written throughout the semester.  In a special program in the Martha Jane Rich theater, the 15 students presented a wide variety of writing, ranging from long stories to short poems that were a good mix of silly, heartfelt, and personal. The students engaged and entertained the audience with the use of props, music, pictures, and high energy....


The Instrumental and Choral Concert, rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m., has been postponed due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for information on the rescheduling of this event. From previous post: There will be over 60 student musicians performing a variety of music encompassing a broad variety of musical styles and eras. The chorus program, directed by Jennifer Yocom, will include a French dance piece, “Mambo Italiano,” a beautiful winter song with words by Sara Teasdale, the traditional Hallelujah Chorus, a holiday song from “Peanuts,” and more. Patricia Norton is accompanying the chorus on piano.  Tom Norton will play clarinet with the...


Week of Jan. 1 Wednesday, Jan. 3: Classes Resume, 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4: Choral and Instrumental Concert, 6:30 p.m. - POSTPONED - INCLEMENT WEATHER Looking Ahead: Week of Jan. 8 Wednesday, Jan. 10: A and C Block Exams, 8:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., respectively.  Classes dismiss at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11: B and D Block Exams, 8:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., respectively.  Classes dismiss at 12:10 p.m. Note that if there is a school cancellation before Jan. 11, Friday, Jan. 12, will be a school day, with exams occurring on the final two days of the semester. Thursday, Jan. 11: Board of Trustees...


When our December Student of the Month found herself at challenging spots both in Mrs. Barton’s Economics class and in World History with Kelly Welsh, she demonstrated the grit and determination necessary to succeed. “Many students hit dead ends shortly after they begin their research papers,” Kelly explained, “and many others start a paper with great promise only to later run out of the time and energy needed to revise and improve their work. Anabel Reining doubled down and persevered.” The result was one of the very best papers her teacher has ever received. In Economics, Anabel’s steadfast and methodical approach...

Just as this week's extreme cold settled in, the Thetford Outdoor Program completed the construction of their new yurt. The 20' diameter structure will serve as the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class's home base for the winter months, and allow the class to continue their work studying--up close--the biology, ecology, and history of their local landscape. Today, though, the TOP Environmental Studies students took some time to simply celebrate their accomplishment-- it's been no easy task raising the new building in just 5 days. Students have been working hard in some difficult temperatures, in snow and wind, to ensure that...

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