In the News
Diman is pleased to announce that 92 students have earned the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship in 2019. Recipients of the state-run scholarship program are entitled to 8 semesters of tuition-free education at any Massachusetts state college or university. Students earn the scholarship by scoring in the Advanced and Proficient levels on the grade 10 MCAS exam and scoring in the top 25 percent of that year’s test takers. (11/4/19)
The Diman Math Team was invited to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 32nd Annual Math Meet on Tuesday, October 15th. WPI limited the event to only four students per team, and Adam Bouchard, Makayla Cabeceiras, William Girard, and Owen Morris represented Diman well. (11/04/19)
Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School saw gains in student attendance and made moderate progress toward state-set targets, according to an accountability report released late last month with exam results for the 2019 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System. (10/2/19)
Dining out is so much more than a meal. It’s all about the experience. Some chefs in training at Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School are learning early on to cater to their customers’ needs, including those with dementia, autism, hearing loss, vision loss and post-traumatic stress disorder. (10/1/19)
UMass Dartmouth, along with a contingency from Sao Miguel, Azores, visited Diman on 9/19. The Azorean group represented a company called Nanogon, a non-profit association resulting from the collaboration between the Regional Government of the Azores and the municipality of Lagoa. (9/20/19)
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.