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On Friday, May 27, Thetford Academy began its 5th annual "Day of Giving" event with two challenges - and $15,000 - from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation on the table. Each year, TA hosts the digital Day of Giving as a celebration of both community and philanthropy. This year's theme "Honor the Past, Create the Future," highlighted TA's longstanding traditions like Mountain Day and Founders' Day, as well as the school's historic commitment to experiential and outdoor learning, the arts, and providing diverse opportunities to our students. The challenge from the Byrne Foundation was to reach 100 donors...


In TA's environmental studies and outdoor education course, students spend part of every Friday's two and a half hour class in a designated "solo spot." Solo spots, selected by each student early in the semester, are a place where students can spend time alone with their thoughts–disconnecting, reflecting, and observing. Many students choose to build rustic shelters in their solo spots, offering a bit of privacy and protection from the elements. These weekly "solos" are a lead up to one of the course's culminating experiences. The 24-hour solo experience challenges students to spend a night in their personal spot. It's a...


Dear TA Families, The school year is reaching a late spring crescendo with performances, projects, and special events taking center stage. Arts Focus Recent days have been especially filled with a spotlight on the arts at TA. Congratulations to the cast and crew of the spring musical who delighted their audiences last weekend with their performances of 'Hello, Dolly!'. Last night students and teachers hosted TA's spring concert & arts expo for the first time since May 2019. Paintings, sculptures, photography, and woodworking projects were on display. The culinary arts pastry class prepared treats, and the high school choral and instrumental music classes put...


Covid Cases:TA had 5 new cases of Covid on Monday, one on Tuesday and ZERO on Wednesday & Thursday. Thank you to students for masking this week & keeping our community healthy!! What to do if your student tests positive for Covid: If you have no symptoms on day 5 (date of positive test is day 0) and you are negative you may return to school.If you have no symptoms on day 5 and you are still testing positive, please wear an N95 mask until day 10.If you still have symptoms (cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, extreme fatigue) on day...


On May 27, 2022 Thetford Academy will host our fifth annual Day of Giving, the largest fundraising event of the school year. This year's theme, "Honor the Past, Create the Future" is a celebration of TA's 200+ years of history and the strong connection between the past, the present, and the future of TA. Every generation of Thetford Academy students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends has played a crucial role in TA's success - creating a foundation of excellence, community, and time-honored traditions. We are excited this year to announce a TA Day of Giving challenge from the Jack and...


The Musical Theater Production class at TA will present the musical Hello, Dolly! on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at 7:00 pm at the MJR Theater, Thetford Academy. The Broadway classic, based on the story “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder, follows the life of Dolly Levi, who says of herself, “Some people paint, some sew… I meddle!” Dolly (played by Cecilia Luce) sets her sights on the “well known half a millionaire” Horace Vandergelder of Yonkers, New York (played by Zach Nalette). Meanwhile, Vandergelder’s employees Cornelius and Barnaby (Andre Whiteberg and Caleb Crossett) look to have an adventure of their own...

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