Rochester Opts Out of School Choice


Holding with Superintendent Doug White’s recommendation, the Rochester School Committee voted to inform the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that the district will withdraw from the school choice obligation for the next school year. May 1 was the public hearing for school choice discussion, during which White ran down a list of factors […] Read more »

AFS Club Seeks Volunteers


Old Rochester Regional High School’s AFS club is looking for volunteers in the Tri-Town area to host foreign exchange students for the 2014-2015 school year. This year, the school welcomed two exchange students – Ailina Cervantes Diaz from Costa Rica and Louisa Truss from Germany – but the school has had up to five students […] Read more »

Annual Lap-a-Thon


Tabor Academy has a number of annual traditions; perhaps one of the most important of them is the annual lap-a-thon. For the past eight years, rain or shine, the lap-a-thon has taken place at the Tabor track on a Sunday in the spring, and it did again this past weekend. Gary Sousa, Tabor faculty member, […] Read more »

ORR High School Honor Roll


The Following students have achieved honors for the third term at Old Rochester Regional High School.             Highest Honors, Grade 9; Erin Costa, Mason DaSilva, Hannah Guard, Caleb Jagoda, Davis Mathieu, Tyler Mourao, Brooke Santos, Matthew Wyman, Emily Ziino, Grade 10; Serena Jaskolka, Jane Kassabian, William Lynch Jr., Dennis Reynolds, Evan Roznoy, Rachel Scheub, Grade […] Read more »

RMS to Perform “The Tempest”


The Rochester Memorial School Drama Club will perform its 26th Shakespeare production, featuring “The Tempest” on May 2. Since 1988, the Drama Club has been performing Shakespeare under the direction of teacher, Danni Kleiman. Each January 20-30 students are cast as the Bard’s most colorful characters in productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The […] Read more »

Tabor Furthers Women in Leadership


Tabor Academy has undergone a number of changes throughout the school year. Perhaps the most important of these changes is the ongoing transformation to encourage more young women to take part in student leadership. John Quirk is finishing up his second year as the head of school at Tabor Academy. Although he already finds Tabor […] Read more »

Cool Science Art Competition


Two students from the graphic arts department at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School were among winners of the Cool Science Art Competition, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Boston. The June 2014 winner is Melissa Peets, a junior in graphic arts from Acushnet, whose artwork will be […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Year


The Elks of Wareham Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, […] Read more »

“Mr. ORR” Dazzles Audience


Last Thursday, Old Rochester Regional High School’s junior and senior classes sponsored the entertaining “Mr. ORR” fundraiser. At the conclusion of the night, senior Talon Gomes was named Mr. ORR, winning $100. Senior Troy Rood was the runner up, winning $50. Freshman John Kvilhaug and senior Chad Santello tied for third place, each winning a […] Read more »

Become a Global Family with AFS-USA


Old Rochester Regional High School residents — open your home to the world and make a global connection! Host an AFS Exchange Student! Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA, a leader in international high school student exchange for more than 65 years, welcomes 2,300 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities like our […] Read more »