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On the first Tuesday of every month, TA faculty are invited to join the “Teaching and Learning Cafe,” hosted by school counselor and teaching and learning coordinator, Rebecca Walter. The informal event allows teachers from various backgrounds to share their perspectives and experiences–while gaining new ideas about strategies they may implement in their own practice.  This fall, teachers have explored the topics of thoughtful assessment, inquiry learning, and giving group tests. They have discussed the recommendations from TA’s Antiracism Task Force and antiracism in the classroom. “Covid required teachers to find new ways to engage learners,” Rebecca shared, “The Teaching and...


In 1996, a major renovation of TA's White Building created the now spacious and light-filled school library. Featuring large east-facing windows and expansive views of the Connecticut River Valley and New Hampshire’s mountains, the library’s central reading room, the adjoining learning lab, and the project room next door are a hub of activity for both students and staff. As the ‘new’ library turns 25, TA has been working to modernize and refresh this important space. Over the last two years, the library received a fresh coat of paint and bright new flooring. The elimination of a wall further opened the...


Dear TA Families, From my office window I have a beautiful view looking northeast with the TA flagpole in the foreground and the peaks of Mt. Moosilauke off in the distance. This afternoon the flag is blowing in the brisk wind and Moosilauke's two peaks are fully covered in snow: both reminders of the chilly temps outside and the start of winter. Here at school we have a dusting of snow around campus, just enough to play with during Community Day activities earlier this week.  With December's arrival, we enter the final stretch of the semester, a timeframe that is especially important...


The following information and reminders were sent via email from Nurse Ellen Gnaedinger on December 2, 2021. Reminder: If your child is sick with a cough, fever, headache, congestion, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or has a change in taste or smell for more than 24 hours, TA will require a negative Covid PCR test before your student can return to school. Parents of students receiving the weekly Covid PCR tests at TA should be receiving the result via an email from Binx. Please let Nurse Ellen know if you are not receiving these results.To sign your child up for...


During the second and third weeks of November, I left my desk and jumped into classrooms. Ideally, a school leader’s time is balanced between tackling administrative tasks and experiencing the vital teaching and learning happening all around campus. It can be hard to maintain that balance sometimes, with the continuous pull of other responsibilities. What a joy it was, therefore, to immerse myself in TA classes, sitting alongside middle school and high school students, watching as they engaged in a variety of challenging activities, practiced skills, and grappled with new material and concepts.  I was impressed with the technical vocabulary and tools...


Last fall, when Thetford Academy's high school Getting to Y teams analyzed the results of TA's 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, they found a problem they wanted to solve: 40% of TA students felt undervalued by their community. Armed with a goal to improve every student's sense of worth and belonging at TA, the middle school and high school teams began to brainstorm ways to bring a little sunshine into the lives of their classmates–and to show that the TA community cares. They decided to try "Sunshine Boxes", an initiative aimed at bringing a little joy to students who...

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