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Upper School Admissions Open House, Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-12pm, Center for the Arts lobby

Middle School Admissions Open House, Saturday, November 4, 9:30am-12pm, Center for the Arts lobby

HOMECOMING - TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st! Show your tiger spirit and join us for this annual time-honored tradition. There is something for everyone: athletic matches, food, shopping, carnival games and even baby animals! Please click here to view a map and schedule.

HOMECOMING PARKING: Please park in one of the many available spots on campus. After 1pm the Town of Braintree has graciously allowed us to use the Town Hall parking lot. Prior to 1 pm, there is the Braintree Farmers Market, so please do not park there. We make every effort to be good neighbors, please help us by not parking on our neighbor's property or in a way that makes it difficult for them to get in and out of their driveways.

Please help The Sustainability Club make it a GREEN homecoming as well as Black and Orange. All food in the tent and at the food truck will be served in compostable containers. We will have Compost/Trash/Recycling stations set up near the tent for everyone to help reduce waste. We are asking everyone to use the Blue Recycling containers all around the outdoor campus this weekend and from now on. Thank you.

The club Thayer's Aware will be raffling off custom-made Thayer corn hole boards from now until Homecoming on 10/21! Each raffle ticket is $25 or 2 for $40 (cash, check, or Venmo). All proceeds go to various cancer research/fundraising organizations to which Thayer's Aware donates annually such as: Dana Farber/Pan Mass Challenge and Runway for Recovery. This year we will also be giving to the Lloydstrong Trust and Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Nurse's Fund in Michael McHugh's name to honor him and his family's gratitude for the nurses there. Enter for your chance to win a one-of-a-kind custom Thayer corn hole set while helping us to end cancer!! If you'd like to buy a ticket before Homecoming on 10/21 please email to arrange a time to pickup/pay for your ticket with club President, Maggie Skillman. To see a photo of the corn hole boards, click here.

"Not Your Average Quilt," Herring Run Quilters Guild Exhibition is open at the Thayer Gallery and runs to Nov. 8. Please refrain from touching the quilts in the exhibit. Thank you.

Monday Morning Meeting: Students Shoulder to Shoulder

Senior Parent-Teacher Conferences -- Thursday, November 2 Parents of seniors are invited to meet with their child's teachers on Thursday, November 2, from 3:30-6:30pm. Parents will receive an email with instructions explaining how to sign up for the seven-minute conferences in the middle of next week.

9th Grade Parent Social - Thursday, October 26: Headmaster Ted Koskores '70 P '10, '13 will host 9th Grade parents for a cocktail reception in the CFA Lobby from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Please RSVP to Chrissy Dahlheimer.

Homecoming Dance for the Upper School, Saturday night, Oct. 21, from 7-10 pm in the Tiger's Den. Admission to the dance is $5, cash only (no invoices). Students must arrive by 8 pm and stay until 9:30. Note - no outside guests are permitted to this dance. This is for Thayer Upper School Students only.

Parents of Seniors A friendly reminder, if you have not completed your Parent Response Form please do!
As the college counselors put together a Counselor Recommendation Letter for your student they seek input from teachers, advisors, coaches, the students themselves and YOU! Be funny; be serious; be proud. Follow this link and enjoy the experience.

Parents of Juniors and Seniors: Every year, students interested in majoring in the visual arts can attend National Portfolio Day in Boston and receive feedback from admissions officers on their artwork. This year, the event is being held on October 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center from 12-4. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

Click here to see the colleges visiting Thayer next week. Students must register with College Counseling to attend.

Middle School Dance, Oct. 27, 7-9pm

Middle School Photo Retakes-November 1

6th Grade Greek Play Information. Click here for info on dates, costumes, and masks.

Attention 8th Grade Parents. It is that time of year to support the Evergreen, the Middle School yearbook. The Evergreen is collecting a baby picture from each 8th grader to include in the yearbook. Digital pictures can be submitted electronically to or actual photographs can be brought to school and given to Mr. Farwell. The deadline for baby pictures is Friday, October 27th. Also 8th grade families are offered the opportunity to purchase an ad in the yearbook to celebrate the accomplishments of a child or the class. Examples can be seen in any past yearbook. To design and purchase an ad please use the following link. Deadline for purchasing an ad is Tuesday, November 21. If you have any questions, please email Jay Farwell.

Middle School Diversity Celebration Potluck-Style Dinner-Please join us for an evening of food, culture, friends, and family. The Potluck will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Cahall Dining Hall on the evening of the Middle School Diversity Celebration: Tuesday, October 24th. We encourage you to bring a dish that represents your family's background or heritage. For more information or to RSVP, please contact: Matt Ghiden ( or Jon Butler (

Attention Annie Cast: Please be aware that all songs, dialogue and choreography need to be memorized by Oct. 30th

The Thayer Academy Parent Association (TAPA) and the Communications team would like to learn how you use the TNN (Tiger News Network) and hear any suggestions you might have for its improvement. To provide your valuable feedback, please complete this short, 5-question survey by today, Friday, October 20. Thank you to those who have already submitted their survey!

Click here to view Homecoming Merchandise, available for purchase at Homecoming!

The Thayer Academy Alumni Board invites you to a Homecoming Post-Game Tailgate, Saturday, October 21, 4:30 - 6:30pm at the Southworth Library. For more information and to RSVP, click here. This event is open to all members of the Thayer community who are 21+.

See upcoming games for Thayer teams by clicking here on the Athletics page.

Click on the book or article titles for the book review or full article.

Bill Stephenson, Business Manager, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz

Maureen Keleher, Upper School Foreign Language and English teacher and Dean, Chief Justice John Roberts' Commencement Speech, Time

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