In the News

  • Advanced Manufacturing receives donation

    The Gene Haas Foundation awarded the Advanced Manufacturing program a $20,000 grant. The grant awards graduating seniors studying mechanical engineering with a $2,500 scholarship. (5/16/24)

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  •  The team

    SkillsUSA State Success 2024

    At the 2024 SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Leadership & Skills Conference, 49 Diman students received a medal, while 26 students won gold medals and are heading to compete on the national stage in Atlanta in June. The contest was held in Marlboro on April 25-27. (4/30/24)

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  • Students and staff stand with banner celebrating US News ranking

    Diman ranks as top HS in Fall River

    We're excited to share that US News and World Report named Diman one of the best high schools in the nation for the third time in school history and the third time in four years. Comparatively, we were the #1 ranked school in Fall River and the only school in Greater Fall River to climb in the rankings. (4/24/24)

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  • 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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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.