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In the last week of September, the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class created a 20-foot diameter yurt platform. Building the platform was a class project that pushed the students to learn new skills, work as a team, and take part in building their future outdoor classroom. The platform is located in Thetford Hill State Forest in the Upper Picnic area on an existing slate foundation that once housed a pavilion. The building of the yurt platform is a first step on improving and bringing back special places in the state forest. When the Goddard family first donated the land as...

This year, the Thetford Academy yearbook, known as Tacadian, will be created through a local company called Picaboo Yearbooks, based out of Hanover, NH. Students have the option of purchasing a hardcover yearbook or a softcover yearbook, as well as an digital e-book option for a small extra fee. The contents of the book will be the same for each version, but the price is impacted. Hardcover books will sell for $35, softcover books are $25, and the e-book can be added for an extra $5. Yearbooks will be ordered solely online. Please click here to order your yearbook today! ...

On Friday, Sept. 29, dozens of students, teachers, and community members gathered in the Martha Jane Rich Theater to watch 12 TA students and two faculty members present their original poems in a Poetry Slam. Performances were judged  by five student judges who were picked randomly by Ms. Silver after applying for the position. The selection of judges was based on qualifications listed by the applicant, and the more preposterous the qualifications, the better. The focus of the event was not on the scores or the winner, but on the students, their works, and their presentations. The school's house band, led by instrumental music teacher...

On Monday, Oct. 2, the Classic Repertory Company (CRC) presented a matinee performance of Shakespeare's Othello to TA students in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. CRC is the educational outreach arm of New Rep Theater from Boston, MA. The group takes their adaptations of classic plays to schools all over New England, with the goal of "creat[ing] a space for critical thinking, risk-taking, conversation, and shared experience." Students from TA's English department enjoyed the 90-minute play and the Q & A with the actors after the performance. We hope to bring CRC back next year for another great performance!  ...

The TA 7th graders will be selling pies this Saturday, Oct. 7, on the Thetford Hill Green from 9 a.m. until the pies are gone. Come support the TA 7th graders as they raise money for their Washington DC trip in the spring. Pies are $15. Event happens rain or shine. Also available for purchase: "Cow Plop Flop," with 60/40 Raffle Tickets available for $10 each. Intrigued?  Come to the Green to find out more and to pick up a delicious treat!   Hope to see you there. ...



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