In the News

  • Diman students grant girl’s wish by building beauty salon playhouse

    On Friday, Diman students made a little girl’s wish a reality at the Rhode Island Home Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. According to the school, it took more than 6 months and hundreds of Diman students from multiple Diman shops to develop a playhouse for Lanasia and to grant her wish. (4/8/24)

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  • Diman students carrying a board

    Diman students, hiking group connect to improve Fall River's Bioreserve

    On Blossom Road, in a 19th-century timber-frame wagon shed, a half-dozen kids from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School were busy building bridges connecting Fall River’s past to its future.  The carpentry students under instructor Jeff Cabral were building the frames for bog bridges — lengths of pressure-treated lumber that will be topped with planks and installed in the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve to help hikers cross muddy trails.  (4/2/24)

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  • Principal Andrew Rebello Named Massachusetts Principal of the Year

    Principal Andrew Rebello Named Massachusetts Principal of the Year

    Diman Principal Andrew Rebello has been awarded the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association High School Principal of the Year. Rebello is an award-winning and nationally recognized educational leader, serving in his fourth year as the Assistant Superintendent-Principal at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (3/27/24)

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  • Enjoying the food

    Molecular Gastronomy Cook-off

    In mid-March, 2024, Diman's Molecular Gastronomy students competed in their final project: an epic cook off! The 15-week Food Science final project showcased culinary prowess and scientific innovation. Students crafted their own menu projects, integrating 3-4 food science techniques they had meticulously honed throughout the class. (3/21/24)

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  •  The team

    BPA State Conference Results

    Congratulations to our team of 36 students that competed at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference on March 4, 2024 in Norwood, 27 of whom earned invitations to the National Leadership Conference in Chicago in May. (3/15/24)

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  •  Students bending pipe

    Diman gets grant to buy 10 new heat pumps: How HVAC students are training for the future.

    A dozen students were busily bending copper tubing, working together as they measured and mounted it to a wall, each one contributing in their own small way to a cleaner climate.  (3/7/24)

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Jewel of the City

  • From the Fall River Herald News

    Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School has a long and distinguished history, not only of turning out first-rate graduates, but of lending a hand when needed. The latest example of this community spirit comes in the form of Diman students replacing an antiquated heating system at the Fall River Water Department building.

    The system was, to be kind, in bad shape. City finances being what they always are, a much-needed replacement seemed unlikely. That's when the Diman cavalry rode to the rescue, offering not just to patch, but to replace the complaining, old heating system.

    And the Diman students aren't doing a halfway job either. They're installing new boilers, new pipes, new baseboards and a 15-zone heat control system. What's not to like about this deal? The Water Department (and its long-suffering employees) will get a building whose heating ability is equal to the New England winters. The students from Diman get, not just experience in their various trades, but an opportunity to do something good. They also get the opportunity to learn how nice it is to help someone out of a jam.

    The kids at Diman will someday practice a wide variety of trades, including plumbing, heating, car repair, culinary arts, construction and much more. In short, Diman students are learning to do the work that makes the world run. Put a dozen men of genius in a room to solve all the world's problems and they won't get much done if there's no roof on the building, no heat or no plumbing.

    Since Diman grads will go forth to do the work that runs the world, it's a good idea they get a solid grounding, not just in hammer and nails work, but in the harder work of honesty, caring and lending a helping hand.

    Over the decades, Fall River and its surrounding towns have been well-served by Diman. It's there that our sons and daughters get on the path to a good job and it's from there that Diman graduates go out to take up all kinds of important jobs.

    And, time and time again, Diman students who have not yet graduated, lend their hands and their hearts to some important piece of work that would never get done without their skilled, cheerful assistance.