Tabor Focuses on Gender Equality


This year, Tabor Academy has refocused attention on gender equality and providing equal opportunity for both female and male students. Two years ago, Headmaster John Quirk implemented a system of co-heads of school so that one boy and one girl are selected from the senior class to lead the school each year. Subsequently, Student Council […] Read more »

Spirit Week a Highlight of the ORR Year


Last week, the decorated halls of Old Rochester Regional High School buzzed with excitement. Homecoming was upon the ORR community, and one could practically feel the elation of both students and faculty, which would eventually lead up to Friday’s pep rally and Saturday’s dance. Pajama Day was, and always has been, a hit at Old […] Read more »

Tabor Welcomes Students from Spain


On Friday, Tabor Academy welcomed 20 students and two teachers from Beques, Spain. One of the teachers was returning to Tabor, as well as several siblings of past exchange students who visited two or even four years ago when the exchange began. Day students and some faculty families volunteered to host the Spanish students in […] Read more »

Wendy’s High School Heisman


Old Rochester Regional High School Senior, Deianeira Marie Underhill of Rochester, MA has been chosen as a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. She, along with other high school seniors across the United States as well as the District of Columbia, was chosen out of thousands of high school students for this accomplishment. To […] Read more »

ORR Sea Scout Blazes the Trail for Female Scouts


Emily Newell, a junior at Old Rochester Regional High School, has recently graduated from the National Youth Leadership Academy, a high-level leadership course. As a Sea Scout on Ship 40 from Falmouth, Massachusetts, Emily has been training to be a youth leader for quite some time. She had one year to complete five leadership goals […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


Marion resident and Azusa Pacific University student Shannon Smith made the academic Deans’ List at APU. Smith is honored for a spring semester 2015 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Smith is joined by 1,880 other students receiving the same honor. Read more »

Students Ponder Entrepreneurship


Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation were the focuses of this year’s Graboys Leadership Symposium at Tabor Academy on October 20. This annual event, now in its third year, was kicked off by a presentation by Alan Harlam, a professor at Brown University. He founded Brown’s Social Innovation Initiative, which provides support and guidance to Brown students […] Read more »

Upcoming Fall Dramas


With just under a month left until the final performances, Tabor Academy anticipates the showing of two drama productions. This year, the plays are Bang Bang You’re Dead, a controversial play about school shootings, and Human Geometry, an original play written by one of Tabor’s own English teachers, Mark Howland. While very different, both are […] Read more »

Graboys Leadership Symposium


Faculty Symposium Chair Mel Bride has planned a wonderful blend of inspiring keynote speakers along with break out groups led by alumni and other local and national social entrepreneurs with the aim of flexing students’ innovation muscles and creating some new ideas to solve local or global problems. The symposium, named for George and Lois […] Read more »

ORRJHS Students of the Month


Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for September 2015. Green Team: Hannah Johnson & Eric Tippins Orange Team: Alexa McLeod & Stephen Feeney Blue Team: Caitlin Simpson & Bennett Lynch Red Team: Erin Davis & Thomas Durocher Purple Team: Kiya Doberck & Benjamin […] Read more »