Assistant Superintendent-Principal's Page

  • Mr. Rebello with students and staff

    As the Assistant Superintendent-Principal and on behalf of the School Board and Administration, I am honored to welcome the Diman community to the 2020-2021 school year. We are set to embark on the most important school reopening and year in history. Never has resilience, preparation, empathy and patience been more important.
     
    The COVID era of education has forced us to pivot, think differently, innovate and recreate. It does not come without anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. It is a complete shift from our traditional educational practices. We must work together, stick together, and together, we will prevail. I, along with our Administration, am committed to providing the tools to empower our educators to continue to provide what this community has come to expect from Diman, a world-class education for students. No matter the location or learning model, we will not waver from this commitment and standard of excellence.
     
    I look forward to navigating the next several months together. We are committed to making sure that every child and staff member is fully supported, engaged, and safe as we embark on 2020-2021. I remain honored and humbled to serve as your Assistant Superintendent-Principal.
     
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Assistant Superintendent-Principal's Blog

  • Weekly Preparation for 2/21/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 2/21/2021
    I hope your February break was relaxing and rejuvenating. As we head into a long stretch before our next break, I encourage you to continue to work hard and not miss any days of school, in-person or remote. As I have always said, do your future self a favor and work hard now – it will make your future easier! Never hesitate to reach out for assistance, questions, concerns, etc. – we are here to help! 
    • Cohort B1 will be in-person for shop.
    • Wednesday, February 24 will be a full remote learning day. No students will be in the building. We will follow the same remote day procedures we have used. You must sign in to your first-period class by 7:45 a.m.! I will send out details for your reference on Tuesday.  
    • I am pleased to introduce our new Interim Assistant Principal of Student Affairs, Mr. Michael Zajac. Mr. Zajac will begin tomorrow and joins us with a wealth of experience in education and administration. He will be charged with following up on all attendance issues and students who owe Saturday School and Credit Recovery. Attached, please find Mr. Zajac’s professional bio and picture. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Zajac to the Diman Family.
    • Parents and students! Please view the attached document to view all of our School Library offerings!
    • Student-athletes and parents, continue to check our Sports Page for updates! https://www.dimanregional.org/domain/23#calendar72/20210221/month
    • As a reminder, students are not allowed into the building with coffee, energy drinks, etc. Water in clear bottles is the only beverage permitted.
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  • Student and Staff of the Week - 2/12/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 2/12/2021

    Thank you to all of our educators and staff. We are lucky to have you. Enjoy February vacation. Rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Attached, please find our Diman Strong Student and Staff of the week sponsored by Blount Seafood and Fine Food. Congratulations to Corbin Merkt and Mrs. Randi Costa for winning the $25 gift card. Thank you for your continued Diman Strong spirit and efforts.

    Students of the Week (see descriptions here)  

    • Connor Greenhalgh
    • Michael Calouro
    • Lillian Correia
    • Levi Russell
    • Hayley Aguiar
    • Emily Talbot
    • Corbin Merkt
    • Shannon Denis
    • Evan Hetzler
    • Emma Shaker
    • Jelane Palacio
    • Daniel Pleiss
    • Andrew Raposa
    • David Simoes Jr.
    • Jared Graham
    • Victoria Carey
    • Emma Medeiros
    • Mason Viveiros
    • Damian Ruest

     

    Staff Members of the Week (see descriptions here)

    • The Culinary Department
    • Morris Slutsky
    • Leslie Carmo
    • Melissa Petrasso
    • Randi Costa
    • Jonathan Root
    • Patricia Tolan
    • Michelle DaSilva

     

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  • Weekly Preparation for 2/7/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 2/7/2021

    Hello Diman Community,

    We will continue to monitor today’s winter storm. If there are any changes to tomorrow’s learning model, we will immediately notify our school community through email, phone blast and social media (Facebook & Twitter: @DimanBengals or @DimanPrincipal).

    • Cohort B2 will be in-person for shop. Special cohort A2 will be in-person for academics.
    • Department Meetings will be held on Wednesday February 10 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Congratulation to this week’s Diman Strong Students of the Week! Each week teachers will select student that go above and beyond, have shown improvement or overall exemplify the Diman Strong Spirit. Attached, please find this week’s winners!
    • Fall II sports: Diman was forced to cancel fall sports back in September. We are currently in discussions with the Mayflower Athletic Conference regarding fall sports being played from February 22 – April. We will notify our school community of our athletic plan as soon as a decision has been made.
    • I am pleased to introduce Mr. Charles Allaire as our new Athletic Director. Mr. Allaire brings a wealth of athletic administration and coaching experience at the collegiate and high school level to Diman. If you have any questions regarding athletics, please email callaire@dimanregional.org

    It is the last full week before February break – let’s make the most of each day. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

    Andrew D. Rebello

    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Students of the Week - 2/5/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 2/5/2021

    Yadriel Perez with Mr. Rebello We're proud to announce this week's students of the week! Download the PDF to read why the following students earned this honor:

    • Abigail Oliveira
    • Matthew Silver
    • Jake Veveiros
    • Jillian Barnwell
    • Elizabeth Kinnane
    • Matthew Penny
    • Jillian Massaroco
    • Juelz Soria
    • Yadriel Perez
    • Kayla Pacheco
    • Alex Jerez
    • Jacob Chaunt
    • Saneywongse LeMar
    • Maria Ortega Morocho
    • Jadyn Silva
    • Guilherme Nascimento
    • Tyler Gonzague-Abreu
    • Conner Faria

     

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/31/21

    Posted by Nathan Byrnes on 1/31/2021
    Good evening Diman Community,
    Welcome to the start of semester 2! Thank you for your continued resilience and work ethic during the most challenging school year. There is light at the end of the tunnel this semester and this school year. Stay Diman Strong. 
    Weekly Updates:
    • Cohort A1 will be in-person for shop. Special cohort B1 will be in-person for academics.
    • A virtual faculty meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2, at 2:30 p.m. The link will be held in a separate email.
    • Semester one grade entry is due by 8:00 a.m. on February 5, 2021.
      • Teachers should not conduct grade verification until after the horizontal average has been run.  Administration will contact faculty as soon as the horizontal average has been run.   At that point, teachers may complete the online grade verification form.  This form will be emailed to faculty on February 5, 2021.  Paper grade verification will not accepted for semester one.  
      • Directions for entering semester one grades have been attached.
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/24/21

    Posted by Nathan Byrnes on 1/24/2021
    I hope our entire Diman Community is having an amazing weekend. This past week, I was reminded of the incredible difference and opportunity the Diman education provides. If you missed Friday’s emails, take a look at this incredible account of one of our former graduates: https://youtu.be/eDVZRxD-jk4
     
    Important Reminders:
    • Cohort A2 will be in-person for shop. Special Cohort B2 will be in-person for academics.
    • Wednesday, January 27, will be a Professional Day for all teachers and a Remote Learning Day for all students. We will follow the same schedule as our December snow days. No students will be in person, shop or academics.
      • All academic first period teachers and all shop teachers must post their own link to track attendance. All students must sign into their first period academic class or shop by 7:45 a.m. to be considered present for the day. Teachers will then update ASPEN and mark absent any students who did not sign the form.
      • Please view the attachment for further details.
    • On Wednesday, January 27, all educators must participate in the 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. professional development virtual session. For the remainder of the day, educators have a choice to participate in optional professional development sessions or use the time for their professional duties and responsibilities.
    • Please view the attachment for a detailed review of options for the day.
    • As a reminder, semester one ends on January 29, 2021.  Semester one grade entry is due by 8:00 a.m. on February 5, 2021.
     
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/18/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/18/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,
     
    Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable long weekend. On this holiday, let’s not only find time to rest and rejuvenate, but reflect on the impact of Dr. King. A champion of justice and equality, Dr. King’s life showed us the true meaning of courageous leadership and compassionate service. Let’s be reminded of how far we have come as a society and the urgency still required to create a better world for the next generation.
    • Cohort B1 will be in-person for shop. Special population cohort A1 will be in-person for academics.
    • As a reminder, if needed, Stacey Lema’s office is located in the Special Education Office. Her new extension is 1210.
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any needs or questions. I will remind you every week, we are in this together. I will leave you with a quote from Dr. King: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Let’s have a great week.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • A conversation with FRCMedia

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/15/2021

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  • Best High Schools in Massachusetts!

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/14/2021

    Dear Diman Family, 

    The students, parents, educators, and staff that currently make up the Diman community will never be forgotten. The resilience, passion, and unwavering commitment to the Diman standard of excellence, no matter the circumstance or location, during a global pandemic has truly redefined what it means to be Diman Strong.

    Despite the challenges that the COVID-era of education has presented, the Diman community has persevered. Accolades and awards are never the goal, student learning and growth is. Preparing students to be life-ready and globally competitive in any post-secondary avenue is the objective of our work. However, hard work must be recognized. The Diman Difference, the difference when you send your child to Diman or when you choose to be an educator here, must be acknowledged.

    In addition to being named as one of the best high schools in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, Diman has been named as one of the best high schools in Massachusetts by Niche.com. Niche is a global online platform that thoroughly evaluates high schools. This ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and post-secondary outcomes.  

    This achievement is a testament to the fortitude and focus of students, teachers, school and District leaders, support staff, and every member of Diman Regional.  This award is a direct reflection of the work ethic of a group of talented professionals who I consider the best instructional staff in the nation – our teachers. They believe in the ability, potential, and learning capacity of every student. Students and families should be proud of their hard work. The perseverance and determination to meet our high standard from our students and parents made attaining this award possible. 

    This honor acknowledges what this community has come to expect from our school; a world-class education. Diman is a special place that provides incredible opportunities. We will enjoy this honor today. However, my vow to this community is that Diman will not stop growing. We will not stop providing. We will continue to produce students that are life ready upon graduation. We will continue to supply the next generation of workforce for this community as well as students who are college-ready. Students in this community deserve the best. Diman will not stop being a leader in public education.  

    I am proud to serve this community and to be your Assistant Superintendent-Principal. I am proud to be a Diman Bengal. Once a Diman Bengal, always a Diman Bengal. We are Diman Strong.

    Sincerely,

     

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/10/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/10/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,

    I hope everyone is having an amazing start to the New Year. 2021 has proven that global conditions will continue to challenge us and will not be void of adversity. Thank you to all the educators and staff who refuse to let circumstances or location affect high quality instruction, teaching, and student growth.
     
    • Cohort B2 will be in-person for shop. Special cohort A2 will be in-person for academics.
    • A virtual faculty meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. The link will be forthcoming.
    • Diman Bengal Foundation will be hosting an online auction for Diman faculty only to help fund projects at Diman – a link will be forthcoming.
    • In addition to Gale Databases and the Commonwealth eBook Collection, we have free access to the wealth of resources at the Boston Public Library (including eBooks, audiobooks, and the college-level JSTOR research database)? Details on how to sign up for a BPL eCard and access JSTOR are on the library site here.
    • If you unexpectedly need to leave early on a given day/take sick time, please be sure to speak with your appropriate supervisor/Assistant Principal.
    • We cannot waver from the health and safety protocols that have served us well thus far. Strict social distancing between all staff and students must be adhered to. Proper mask wearing is required at all times.
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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