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This is a guest post from the Operation Day's Work student leadership team: Charlotte Reimanis '23, Cecilia Luce '24, Mary Bosco '24, Mack Briglin '22, and Annie Hesser '24. A tradition of over a decade at Thetford Academy, ODW (Operation Day’s Work) resumed on May 4th, 2022, after a two year pause due to the pandemic. Years ago, TA students were inspired to co-found ODW USA by the established ODW initiative in Norway where children raise millions each year for youth around the world. TA is now one of 10 schools in the United States (and hundreds around the world)...


On May 4, TA hosted its annual Honors Celebration, welcoming honor students and their families into the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium for a special recognition of students' academic achievement. The theme this year was "Hope," a nod to Emily Dickinson's poem, "'Hope' is the thing with feathers." In her opening comments, Head of School Carrie Brennan spoke to the importance of hope during challenging times, "Hope has been an important inspiration during these pandemic years. We have had to draw on it to sustain us through ‘the storm,’ as Dickinson calls hard times. We’ve had to keep hope perched in our...


TA Panther athletes are off to an impressive start for the spring sports season. In baseball, the Panthers are six games in - with five in the win column. In their third game of the season vs. White River Valley, the team toppled the undefeated Wildcats, who had been 39-0 in two-plus seasons as a program. In the Valley News, Panthers' Coach Phil Chaput said, "“It feels good to walk away with a victory today. WRV is a quality, well-coached team. We played a great game today with effective pitching, timely hitting and we were error-free. This is a total...


Dear TA Families, Here are a few of the highlights as we jumped into a busy spring schedule after break this week: Service Activities The Operation Day's Work event on Wednesday had student crews working throughout our community, painting, spring yard cleaning, baking, car washing, and more - at organizations like the Thetford Church, at people's homes, and here on campus. Check out some of the many crews in today's photos. Congratulations to the ODW student organizers for all of their coordination and thanks to the many students who participated in this service-oriented fundraiser, despite the rainy weather. The week ended with another community service...


Pictured: The Class of 2001 celebrating their 20 year Thetford Academy reunion last summer. Each summer, Thetford Academy alumni gather for class reunions - some at TA Alumni Association's Alumni Day, some at Thetford Academy's outdoor classroom, some at local spots nearby. This year, we've got several reunion events in the works and hope you can join us! Alumni Day: Held on the Saturday after graduation on campus, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association welcomes alumni from all class years to join them for their annual banquet event. This year, the event is on June 11, 2022, and starts at 4:30...


On Monday, May 2, VT representatives (Windsor-Orange 2) Tim Briglin and Jim Masland visited with Thetford Academy students on campus to talk food policy. The group, which included students from Casey Huling’s Why Food Matters class, Stacy Barton’s Civics class, and Betsy Pond’s World History class, have been studying government, civic engagement, and the impact decisions made by our elected leaders have on our daily lives. The representatives spoke specifically about S. 100, a bill that is currently moving through the Vermont Legislature. The proposed law would use an existing surplus in the State’s Education Fund, to extend, for one...

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