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 »

ORYF Bulldogs Scholars


Several ORYF Bulldogs were recently selected as 2014 Pop Warner All-American Scholars for the New England Region (RISMA). To be eligible to receive this honor, a student must be a football player or cheerleader with a minimum grade point average of 96%. Team placement is determined by utilizing each scholar’s academic achievements along with their […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


The following local residents were named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College, a liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in America: Claire Martin, daughter of Beth and Louis Martin of Mattapoisett, a Senior Media Studies & Digital Arts major, […] Read more »

Technology: Improving and Puzzling Education


Over the years, the technological tools we use in our everyday lives have been making their way into the classroom. Thus digital learning has become a growing concept in the educational world. It sparks a question: How can we use technology to enhance the education of our students? The Southeastern Regional Student Advisory Council (SERSAC) […] Read more »

Inside the ORR School District


ORRHS School to Career program is featured on “Inside the ORR School District” with Supt.Doug White. The series airs on Comcast Ch.97 and Verizon Ch.37 Education Channel. Pictured L-R seated: ORR Seniors Shawn McCombe, James Glavin, Emily Goerges, Elizabeth Machado, L-R standing: Scott Greany, ORR School to Career Coord., ORR School Dist. Supt. Doug White. […] Read more »

Jobs Cut, New GPA System Adopted


Just as he has managed to accomplish with all of the schools’ fiscal year 2015 budgets so far, ORR Superintendent Doug White presented a more palatable budget to the ORR School Committee, down from requesting an additional $828,000 in January to $206,000 on February 12. The price of that decrease, though, will be paid in […] Read more »