In the News
Diman students and teachers in the construction cluster trades participated in a full day of fall protection training. In collaboration with #BurnsPowerTools and #Wernerladder our students and Teachers were able to participate in a hands on demonstration learning the Osha standards, different parts of a fall arrest system, proper use and equipment for different types of fall hazards, proper fitment, different style anchoring methods for a variety of applications, along with what to do should you experience a fall while using a safety harness. (10/6/21)
The workshop is for any high school athlete who have an interest in playing college sports. It is open to all students, all schools. It will run Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:30pm. Call for information at 201-220-4424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 17th at 11:30 a.m. at White’s restaurant, nine new members will join the Diman Hall of Fame. This unique recognition was created in 1998 to honor Diman graduates, retired staff, teams/clubs and community supporters of the school. This year’s class of inductees includes former graduates Paul Jennings (78), Michelle Pelton (09), Richard Magan (79), James Aquiar (89), James Martin (48) and Paul Amaral (80). In addition, other selections include the 1972 Boys Cross Country team, 1992 VICA Club Business Procedures and former staff teacher Henri Pare.
Tickets priced at $40 can be purchased by contacting Diman Hall of Fame committee members Edward Hill (508-965-8571), John Mullaly (508-672-2635) and Dennis Abdow (508-674-4552). In addition, tickets can be purchased at Diman starting in September by contacting Jeanne Hill at 508-678-2891, ext. 1130.
Jewel of the City
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.