Thornton Academy Trojan News

TA students promote a culture of giving during this holiday season

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Dec 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The holiday season encourages us to think of others before ourselves. Thornton Academy students have taken this to heart and organized multiple events to collect goods for those less fortunate. Student Council organized a class competition food drive to benefit the Saco Food Pantry. Chinese Club sold bubble tea, dumplings, and other Chinese delicacies to raise over $700 for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) participated in a “Battle of the Bridge” clothing drive competition with JMG students from Biddeford High School with donations going to the Salvation Army.

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Topics: community, giving, fundraiser

Taking an AP class at Thornton Academy - It's fast becoming the norm.

Posted by David Arenstam on Nov 29, 2017 8:00:00 PM

by Lauren Mesley '18

Taking Advanced Placement courses at Thornton Academy gives students the gift of 40 hours of homework every week, plenty of all-nighters, enough stress to last them a lifetime. Along the way, the students experience a $94 exam fee in the spring, at least one ton of self-imposed discipline, and a heavily weighted GPA. But for these students, they wouldn't have it any other way.

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Topics: academics, AP Curriculum

Student Spotlight: Nolan Eisenhaur '18

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Nov 17, 2017 2:19:59 PM

Nolan Eisenhaur '18 was recently selected by the senior class as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen award. This award recognizes excellence in dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Nolan is currently Student Body Treasurer. Additionally, he serves as captain of the Swim Team and is a member of Dance Company, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club.

We sat down with Nolan to get to know him better!

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Topics: Awards, students

TAMS Celebrates Maine BioScience Day

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Nov 9, 2017 2:54:32 PM

Seventh grade students from Thornton Academy Middle School learned about opportunities for STEM careers on November 8 for Maine BioScience Day.  Computer programmer Dave Libby from Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough shared his educational and career path with the students while also describing the work he and his BioTech company do here in Maine. As a 1985 graduate of Thornton Academy, Libby was able to show TAMS students how their experiences in school today can lead to a successful career as an adult.   

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Topics: STEM, TAMS

Preparations for the fall play are nearly complete - Come and see "You Can't Take It With You!"

Posted by David Arenstam on Nov 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

By Lauren Mesley '18 

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Topics: TA Players, Thornton Academy Arts, Garland Auditorium

Thornton Academy Boys Soccer – the 2017 playoff run ends with a 2-1 loss to Portland

Posted by David Arenstam on Oct 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM

PORTLAND - The Thornton Academy boys soccer team knew they were in for a tough game, but seemingly it had been that way for the last few weeks. Defense and timely goalkeeping helped them get further in the playoffs than ever before, but on Saturday, October 28, their season and historic playoff run ended with a 2-1 loss to the Portland Bulldogs.

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Topics: Athletics, sports, soccer, MPA

Thornton Academy Boys Soccer - History in the making

Posted by David Arenstam on Oct 27, 2017 8:15:14 AM

PORTLAND - Coach Andrew Carlson watched the local weather forecasts all day and hoped the impending rain and wind would hold off and his team would be able to complete their playoff game against the No. 1 seeded team from South Portland.

A little after noon, Gary Stevens, the Director of Athletics and Student Activities, notified Carlson that their 6 p.m. kickoff time was being pushed back to 7 p.m. and their game was being moved from the natural turf field in South Portland to the artificial turf of Fitzpatrick Stadium, a pitch that resembled the turf at Thornton's Hill Stadium.

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Topics: Athletics, sports, soccer

Sports Spotlight: Cross Country 2017

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Oct 25, 2017 5:15:00 PM

The TA cross country team has loved this season. Cool, crisp fall days are perfect for running. Coached by Tom Quentin '10, both the girls and boys teams have had successful seasons and bonded together through their love of running.

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Topics: athletics

Thornton Academy Boys Soccer - A Winning Tradition Continues

Posted by David Arenstam on Oct 24, 2017 1:26:06 PM

SACO - By all measures, the 2017 edition of the Thornton Academy Boys Soccer team has had a successful year. Last June 12 senior boys graduated and left the program with some pretty large shoes to fill. On Saturday, October 21, the boys from TA did just that as they took to the pitch at Hill Stadium and won their first-round playoff game, 1-0, defeating the Marshwood Hawks, improving their overall record to 9-5-1.

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Topics: athletics, soccer, sports

#WhyIWrite: TA students celebrate the National Day of Writing

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Oct 20, 2017 2:41:24 PM

To recognize the National Day on Writing, English classes at Thornton Academy celebrated the power of the written word through presentations by published authors and an activity designed to show how individual voice can empower and unite people.  The National Day on Writing is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

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Topics: community, upper school, writing