ORRJH Students of the Month


Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for February, 2014: Red Team: Victoria Belanger and Michael Stack Blue Team: Robert Sylvester and Kristina Hopkins Orange Team: Jilian Gilman and Ian Craig Green Team: Freeman Bauer and Hannah Strom Special Areas: Sophie Gurney and Ian […] Read more »

AFS Club Welcomes Arcola, IL


Last week, Old Rochester Regional High School’s AFS club welcomed twelve students and three advisors from a partnering AFS club in Arcola, Illinois. The visitors arrived Wednesday night and were hosted by students of ORR’s AFS club until their departure early Sunday morning. Throughout their stay, the visitors from Arcola spent their time touring the […] Read more »

SkillsUSA Medal Winners


Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School students brought home 10 gold medals, six silver medals, and one bronze medal in the SkillsUSA District Competition held in New Bedford on February 28. “Congratulations to all SkillsUSA competitors for representing Old Colony in such a respectful and professional manner,” said advisor Kevin Gonsalves. The students competed […] Read more »

Scholarships Available for Tri-Town Seniors


Graduating high school seniors from the Tri-Town area are urged to apply for several scholarships now available through the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA). The following scholarships can be applied for online at www.cfsema.org/scholarships by April 30, unless otherwise noted: The George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship Fund provides several scholarships of at […] Read more »

Soy Butter Sandwiches for Lunch


After the April school vacation, the kitchen area of the Rochester Memorial School cafeteria will go peanut-free. Director of Food Services Caitlin Meagher said the peanut butter sandwiches provided to students through the school lunch program will change to WOWBUTTER® sandwiches, a substitute peanut butter made from non-GMO soy. “I could not tell the difference,” […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


Rhode Island College is pleased to announce that the following Massachusetts residents have been named to the Fall 2013-14 Dean’s List for scholastic achievement: Jaclyn Hahn of Mattapoisett and Lauren Sylvia of Rochester. Full-time RIC students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the semester in order to qualify. Bucknell University has […] Read more »

Debate Team Makes ORR History


Last Wednesday, students of the Old Rochester Regional debate team completed their undefeated season with an incredible win at the Eastern Massachusetts Debate League championships. The tenth and final debate of the season, consisting of the top two teams in the league, was ORR negative team John Hewitt and Justin Smilan against ORR affirmative team […] Read more »

District Presents ORR FY15 Budget


  “What does it take to educate our students here at Old Rochester?” asked ORR Superintendent Doug White the night of March 3, upon presenting the fiscal year 2015 revised draft to the committee and to the public. It will take $17,060,868 to be exact. This is an increase of $206,294 or 1.22% from FY14, […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


Breanne Inman-Trendowski of Mattapoisett graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies. Anya Cummings of Mattapoisett, a first-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for […] Read more »

Falmouth Academy’s 26th Annual Science Fair


At Falmouth Academy’s 26th annual science fair Thursday, February 13, more than 170 students in grades 7 – 12 presented their projects to three of the nearly 100 volunteer judges, primarily from Woods Hole and Falmouth scientific and engineering communities. The judges based their choices on the students’ research and data as well as their […] Read more »