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The Language Department is excited to offer a trip to Costa Rica during spring break of 2019. Take advantage of “early bird” pricing by signing on before March 22.  Participating students must have finished at least one level of Spanish and be in the 9th-12th grade next year. A Costa Rica parent and student informational meeting will be held this Friday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish classroom #7 downstairs in the White building. If you cannot make it to this meeting, please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] and they will send you information....


Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] for their outstanding performance at the Regional Drama Festival at Hartford High School Saturday, March 10. Their show was selected to advance to the State Finals in Springfield on April 6 and 7. Thetford Academy was recognized for Excellence in Storytelling through Outstanding Company. Clare Swanson and Emma Bauer were recognized for Outstanding Stage Management, and Malcolm Silver Van-Meter, Hallie Zens, and Eli Kaliski each received individual awards for Excellence in Acting. Students will present an encore performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] later this month; stay tuned for the date and time.  ...


The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is hosting a campout in our new yurt Friday, March 16, through Saturday, March 17. The yurt is located at the top of Sunset/Sunrise Hill in the Thetford Hill State Park, adjacent to and a ten-minute walk from the school's main campus. Activities will start after classes on Friday and all students must be picked up at 10 a.m. at Thetford Academy on Saturday. An ideal location for camping, the yurt has a new wood stove that will insure everyone stays warm overnight. Students will cook dinner over the fire, play outdoor games, stargaze, and tell stories. Students...


The Thetford Energy Committee is sponsoring a year-long series of FREE forums and workshops in 2018 focusing on ways individuals can take action on a local level to create a global impact, including strategies to save money while reducing energy use and waste and building community. "Thetford 2050: The Good Life in a Post Fossil Fuel Era" begins with a kickoff movie screening and free community dinner on March 10th. ALL are welcome to attend - including non-residents of all ages!            ...


February’s Student of the Month embodies so many of the qualities that we value at TA.  She is a conscientious student, unflappable in her kindness and positive attitude, a loyal friend; and she contributes to our community in many ways.  In addition, this junior is that rare person who works hard to benefit her community without any expectation of recognition or reward. In her role as a student council representative, Abby Berard can be relied upon to volunteer her time and efforts behind the scenes; and at each meeting, she listens carefully to others before deciding on the issues. These qualities...


Friday, Feb. 16, marked the lunar New Year and the beginning of the two-week Spring Festival in China, a time when many Chinese return to their hometowns and celebrate by participating in family, regional, and national traditions. This year at TA, we participated once again in a few of those traditions. “No Dumplings, no Spring Festival!” One of the traditional foods associated with Chinese New Year is jiǎozi, a kind of Chinese dumpling. Jiǎozi are said to bring prosperity because their shape is like that of the metal ingots used as dynastic currency, and also because the name sounds similar to a unit...

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