In the News
Perfect Smiles is extremely fortunate to have a close relationship with Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, MA. The relationship has been something that was in the making since the inception of the Dental Assisting Program in September of 1998. (4/8/21)
'I don’t think you can replicate the hands-on approach': Diman preps for return to in-person classes
Ahead of the state mandating high schools’ return to fully in-person classes, Diman Regional Vocational Technical School already has a plan for when students will see increased time in school buildings, with a plan for all classes to be in person by the end of May. “We really wanted to prioritize planning,” said principal Andrew Rebello. “We didn’t want to throw something at them two weeks before the commissioner releases the high school date.” (3/29/21)
The committee for the Diman Hall of Fame is accepting new nominations until April 30. To be nominated, former students (individual graduates, teams and clubs) must have been graduated from Diman for at least ten years. Nominations for previous or retired employees of the school must be removed from employment at the school for a minimum of three years. Community supporters can be nominated any time during or after their contributions to the school. (4/12/21)
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.