In the News
The committee for the Diman Hall of Fame is accepting new nominations until February 28th, 2019. Started in 1998, this recognition is unique because it accepts nominations for Diman graduates, retired and former staff, and community individuals or groups that have supported the school. In addition, past inductees become future voters for this honor, not the committee. (1/4/19)
Students and staff from Dental Assisting and Culinary Arts teamed together to keep up the tradition of the Annual Toy Drive which was started many years ago by Mrs. Maria Torres. Close to 300 toys will be donated to “Operation Christmas”, the annual toy giveaway at Citizens for Citizens, who have about 4,000 people signed up to receive toys, all of whom signed up in advance. Culinary Arts department donated the profits from the annual gingerbread house event to Diman’s Key Club, who donated the proceeds back to the toy drive. Culinary Arts department also held a raffle in Room 251. The Dental Assisting program have been collecting toys in the shop and faculty members have been very generous. (12/14/18)
Diman juniors and seniors are learning about the art of combining food and science. (12/10/18)
For the second year in a row, the Diman Regional Math Team won first place at the annual vocational league competition, this time hosted by Bay Path Voc-Tech in Charlton, MA on Monday 11/19. Team captain Marcus Banoub led Diman's A Team to victory over Bay Path, Greater Lawrence, Bristol Plymouth, Norfolk, Greater Lowell, Essex, and Madison Park. New members Owen Morris, William Girard, and Adam Bouchard all contributed to the team win. (11/19/18)
During a recent conversation with Diman Regional girls’ soccer coach Flo Lima, a reporter reminded Lima of something he had previously said about senior Mya Parker. That she is Diman’s best forward. That she is Diman’s best midfielder. That she is Diman’s best defender. “And,” Lima added in all seriousness, “she’s our best goalkeeper.” (11/2/18)
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.