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Dear TA Families & Students, Semester 2 is humming along. Here are some key highlights to share, as we reflect back to the first few weeks of February and look ahead to the month of March. ACADEMICS: When we return from break on Monday, March 1, we will fully implement our new schedule with classes meeting in person, one block per day throughout the school week on pod days. We have gone over this change and students should know what to expect, but please reach out to your pod leader or Dean of Students Siobhan Lopez with any lingering questions. For a refresher, you...


On February 18, 2021, one of Thetford Academy's partner technical schools, Riverbend Career and Technical Center, presented to TA students. The informational session highlighted the RBCTC's diverse and exciting programming opportunities available to TA students interested in pursuing technical education as part of their high school experience. Interested students and families can view the full session below. ...


On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, Thetford Academy hosted its 9th annual middle school spelling bee. As in past years, the event – hosted by English teacher Joe Deffner – was held in TA's Martha Jane Rich Theater. This year's layout was a little different due to social distancing guidelines, but the rules and structure remained the same. Pronouncer and judge Rebecca Walter cited each word and shared definitions or usages when asked by the spellers. Two middle school students from each pod were represented, having advanced from qualifying bees. They were: Caleb Crossett, David Thaxton, Ira Crandall, Dillon Vance, Nya Perry,...


Learn more about the STEM Internship, a partnership with Hypertherm and Fujifilm Dimatix that provides a unique, hands-on and multidimensional learning experience in the high-tech manufacturing industry. This fall will be the fourth year of the program and there is space for eight TA students to join. Full details are provided in the video below. ...


Dear TA Families and Students, With Valentine's Day coming up, I want to dedicate this edition of my weekly communication to sharing love and gratitude for our TA teachers and school staff. The TA team has been putting their heart and soul into the work of teaching through COVID for almost a year now. It has been an incredibly complex and challenging journey to navigate the change, loss, and disruption of the pandemic; adopt new approaches to one's practice; and, all the while, be present and model resilience for students. A tall order, for sure. Please join me in giving a big panther...

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