Thornton Academy Trojan News

Go on a Symphony Safari! Junior Delaney Ziegman debuts an original story with the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Jan 18, 2018 8:45:50 AM

Thornton Academy student Delaney Ziegman will debut an original story entitled Symphony Safari on stage with the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, January 21. Ziegman, a junior at TA, wrote the piece specifically to fit the music provided by the PSO. Symphony Safari is one of the PSO Discovery Concerts for Kids and is designed to provide an opportunity for families to enjoy classical music together.

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Topics: partnership, writing, Thornton Academy Arts

Picking pumpkins and learning hard work: TA students go down to the farm

Posted by Kristy Kendrick on Oct 11, 2017 11:39:45 AM

This fall, the students enrolled in the Community Vocational Program (CVP) at Thornton Academy have been busy working at Leary Farm in North Saco. CVP is a program specifically designed to create real-world work opportunities and experience for students by exposing them to various vocational opportunities in the community. The broad goal of the program is to individualize sets of activities that focus on improving a student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including education, vocational training, and community participation. Some of the various task the students have done include picking pumpkins and squash out in the field, washing vegetables, making boxes for packaging, and selling fresh produce to faculty at school.

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Topics: community, investment, partnership