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Wear a proper mask, not a gaiter, ORR district says
Students wearing a mask was always a part of the Old Rochester Regional School District’s school reopening plan. But the district adopted a formal policy at a Sept. 24 Joint School Committee meeting that fine tuned the rule, including a measure that...
ORR district looking for more substitute teachers
Due to coronavirus cautions, the Old Rochester Regional School District lost some of its substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. To help fill the positions, the district’s Joint School Committee voted at a Sept. 24 meeting to increase the...
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ORR district opens schools smoothly despite changes
Wear a proper mask, not a gaiter, ORR district says
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ORR district opens schools smoothly despite changes
Educators from the Old Rochester Regional School District managed to work through technology hiccups and planning logistics to make a smooth start to an unusual school year “Overall, we are all relieved to get back to what we do - and that’s...
Chromebooks, tablets on back order for ORR district
MATTAPOISETT — Currently, the Old Rochester Regional School District has 1,700 Chromebook laptops for students to use, with approximately 550 more Chromebooks and about 550 tablets on the way. Superintendent Michael Nelson said at a Sept. 14...
District to continue free breakfast and lunch for those in need
MATTAPOISETT — Through the final semester of the 2019-2020 school year, parents were able to pick up free meals for their students while staying in their cars to help out those who needed assistance for food. With students returning to school in a...
ORR district works on final preparations for covid school year
Teachers, faculty, staff and administration are coming into the home stretch before the school year starts on Sept. 16 in a hybrid format that will split student’s time between learning at home and in buildings, depending on the day of the week. For...
ORR district moves towards creation of anti-racism committee
MATTAPOISETT — Over the last several months, the Old Rochester Regional School District has been taking steps to becoming a more anti-racist school district. At a Sept. 2 Marion School Committee meeting, Superintendent Michael Nelson told of plans...
Tabor Academy welcomes students back with covid tests
MARION — Coronavirus testing started this weekend for Tabor Academy students who plan to return to campus this year for in-person learning. The school is partnering with Southcoast Health to provide rapid antigen testing. Day students were tested on...
Tabor Academy recognized by Special Olympics
MARION — Special Olympics Massachusetts awarded Tabor Academy a national banner of recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. Tabor Academy had to meet ten national standards of...
With more clarity from the state, ORR sports await district approval
The sports league that covers most high school sports in Massachusetts and state education officials released guidance this week on how sports will proceed amid coronavirus restrictions, adding an additional season into the school year. In the Tri-...
Old Rochester Regional school district delays school year by 10 days
The school year will begin on Sept. 16 for the Old Rochester Regional School District, giving teachers an extra ten days to prepare three radically different classroom setups. After four of the district’s school committees approved the school year...
ORR school district fills key administrative positions
The assistant superintendent of teaching and learning position for the Old Rochester Regional School District has been unfilled for more than a year, since its former occupant Elise Frangos retired. But on Aug. 12 the Joint School Committee voted in...
Hybrid plan fully approved with ORR school committee OK
MATTAPOISETT — In a unanimous vote, the Old Rochester Regional School Committee approved of the district’s hybrid plan to return to school in the fall at an Aug. 10 meeting. This marks the final approval from all four school committees in the...
ORR students praised at graduation after tough senior spring
MATTAPOISETT — Students and administrators alike celebrated the grit and determination of the Old Rochester Regional High School class that lost its senior spring at a delayed Aug. 8 graduation ceremony. Students sat with their parents on the...
School reopening plan gets third approval in Marion
MARION — In discussions between Old Rochester Regional School District administrators and the School Committee, flexibility and compassion emerged as two key elements in enforcing the district’s new reopening plan, which the committee formally...
Old Rochester Regional High School releases senior awards list
The Old Rochester Regional High School senior awards list is as follows: CLASS OF 2020 AWARDS Recipients
English Language Arts
Certificates of Excellence:
Advanced Placement English 12 Emma Gabriel Creative English 12 Sascha...
Old Rochester Regional releases full reopening plan
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional School District released a detailed, 49-page draft plan of how it will implement a hybrid learning model for the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be broken up into two cohorts by last name. On Mondays,...
After hearing varied opinions, Mattapoisett committee OKs school plan
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett School Committee approved a draft reopening plan from the Old Rochester Regional School District after hearing a wide variety of opinions from parents and committee members. The plan, as released on Aug. 5, quickly...
Rochester School Committee approves ORR reopening plan
ROCHESTER — Almost a day after the Old Rochester Regional School District released its 49-page draft plan for a hybrid return in the fall, members of the Rochester School Committee unanimously approved the protocols and to adopt a Sept. 16 start...
ORR district proposes hybrid learning, awaiting approval
MATTAPOISETT — Plans are still being solidified for reopening, but Old Rochester Regional School District Superintendent Michael Nelson said in a July 31 letter that the district is submitting proposals to town school districts and workers’ unions...
Old Colony to use hybrid learning for reopening
ROCHESTER — After working on a plan since May with over 70 people involved in the process, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School announced that it will resume classes in the fall online and in-person. The July 30 announcement included...
Tabor Academy releases reopening plan
MARION — Tabor Academy plans to bring boarders and day students back to campus and will require every student who returns to campus to have a screening and antigen test upon arrival. The private school will change its rules, campus limits and...
ORR students, families share stories of racism on Instagram
On the Instagram account @blackatorr, a godparent of a preschooler posted “My godchild is in preschool at Sippican [School] and she’s mixed [race]. They were doing portraits and she didn’t know what color to use, so she used brown. A teacher said to...
ORR families should register now to attend graduation
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 2020 Graduation will be held on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Per local health guidelines, all graduates and family members who will attend must register before July 31. Contact the school at (508)...
Sippican School launches new Kindergarten website
MARION — Sippican School has launched a new website for its students entering Kindergarten this year. The website features videos from teachers introducing themselves and sharing stories, a video tour with Principal Marla Sirois, a story with...
Marion School Committee appoints member after election mixup
MARION — The school committee met on July 23 with the Board of Selectmen to appoint one new member, Mary Beauregard, for a three year term, fixing a June 26 election mixup. Marion's School Committee saw three write-in candidates run for two open...
Caps, gowns, masks: Old Colony holds socially distanced graduation
ROCHESTER — “This has been one hell of a year to say the least,” Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Principal Michael Parker said in his welcoming remarks to the Class of 2020 at the school’s first-ever socially distanced...
Sippican School hires new assistant principal
MARION — Sippican School has chosen a new Assistant Principal for this coming school year, Marion resident Sean Persico. Persico is currently the assistant principal at Donovan Elementary School in Randolph and will replace Kyle Letendre who...
ORR begins preparations for the new school year
The Old Rochester Regional School District Joint School Committee hired a new Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations and has started committee meetings to brainstorm on reopening plans for next year. Superintendent Michael Nelson said...
Tabor Academy to change class schedule because of virus
MARION — Tabor Academy may temporarily alter its academic schedule and physically alter buildings and movement patterns around campus as coronavirus prevention measures when students return. The school has been communicating with students every two...
Sippican Woman’s Club names 2020 scholarship winners
The Sippican Woman’s Club will award 18 scholarships this year. The club’s hard work throughout the year and the success of its House Tour meant it was able to give almost 20 awards (totaling $10,000) based on scholarship, service to the community,...
Tri-Town schools respond to state reopening suggestions
Principals and superintendents at Old Rochester Regional School District and Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical School District don’t entirely know what school is going to look like next year — after all, the state only released its initial...
Old Colony cancels prom, releases modified graduation format
ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational High School has given the first glimpse as to what an in-person graduation will look like in the coronavirus era, in a letter that went out to students and families on June 26. The school will cancel its...
Old Rochester Regional honors its undergraduates
Old Rochester Regional teachers and administrators chose the following undergraduate students for awards.
PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARDS
Bronze (100-174 hours):
Katelyn Bellemare Carly Drew Kathleen Dunn Lauryn Lent Amaya...
Tabor administration, students confront schools’s racism issue
On the new Instagram account @blackattabor , a former black Tabor Academy student writes, “On my first day of Latin class my freshman year, a white student turned to me without introducing himself or asking my name and said to me: 'You know slavery...
ORRHS holds first graduation parade
Fire engines blared and car horns screamed through the lovely summer night; seniors from Old Rochester Regional High School hung out of windows, stood up through sunroofs and waved to Tri-Town residents as three graduation parades wound their way...
Tabor Academy begins search for new head of school
MARION — Tabor Academy Head of School John Quirk will not return to the school after a leave of absence this semester, Trustees announced in a letter to community members. Quirk was arrested for driving under the influence, speeding and negligent...
Students, teachers say goodbye at Old Colony book return
ROCHESTER — The school bells still rang inside the building, but the students of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School weren’t inside. Instead, they said brief goodbyes as they returned books to teachers and administrators on the...
Joint School Committee addresses racism in schools
It’s been a year since Barbara Sullivan met with the Old Rochester Regional Joint School Committee about racism in district schools. Returning to the committee on Monday night with other members of Tri-Town Against Racism, her message was simple:...
Old Rochester Regional invites community to graduation parade
On the evening of June 19, Tri-Town families will be able to watch the Old Rochester Regional Class of 2020 Parade go by. There will be three town parades that will merge into one parade around the high school campus. The Rochester parade will begin...
School committee pays tribute to retiring administrator
Joint Old Rochester Regional School Committee members honored Dr. Douglas White, the district’s retiring superintendent, on June 11. School Committee member Shannon Finning acknowledged that it “feels a little anticlimactic not to be together to...
School committee members bring up anti-racism suggestions
On June 11, Old Rochester Regional Joint School Committee members made suggestions to district administrators on how to combat racism and prepared for another meeting on the topic scheduled for June 15. Committee member Shannon Finning said she...
Rochester School Committee talks remedying racism
ROCHESTER — The Old Rochester Regional School District will start a curriculum review and action plan to address issues of racism and cultural sensitivity, its Superintendent Dr. Douglas White said at a June 2 school committee meeting. Although the...
Rochester School Committee honors retiring superintendent with book
ROCHESTER — School Committee members presented retiring Superintendent Dr. Douglas White with the book “Swimmy,” on June 2. The book will be added to the Rochester Memorial School library with a dedication in his honor. White finished up his...
Old Rochester Regional High School names top 10 graduating seniors
Principal of Old Rochester Regional High School has named the top ten graduates of the Class of 2020: Mary Clare Butler Emma Rose Gabriel Ian Antonio Gomes McCann Alexa Lyn McLeod Alexandra Corinne Moniz Natalie Elizabeth Nilson Danielle Deveau...
Old Rochester Regional names two Students of the Month
Old Rochester Regional has honored two Students of the Month: Zoe Kelley and Will Gauvin. Kelley is the Student of the Month for May. She is from Marion. Gauvin is the Student of the Month for April. He is from Mattapoisett. The Elks of Wareham and...
Marion has new write-in candidate for ORR School Committee
To the Editor: I have written my name in as a school board member for ORR because I would like to know the rest of the story!!! I would like to know more about what we are teaching and how we are teaching the ones who will soon be taking over our...
Sippican School honors departing community members
MARION — In keeping with a district tradition, the School Committee, school administrators and the Marion Teachers Association presented retiring teachers, administrators and school committee members with books which will be added to Sippican School...
Marion, Tabor Academy in talks on reopening school in the fall
MARION — Public Health Nurse Kathy Downey has started talking with Julie Przybyszewski, director of Tabor Academy’s heath services about how to reopen campus in the late August or September. Downey said at a June 2 Board of Health meeting the school...
Cuddly donkeys cheer up Sippican School students
MARION — She may need a boat to get home, but Sippican School instrumental teacher Hannah Moore can still use her two donkeys, Nancy and Peggy, to cheer up students from afar on Ram Island in Sippican Harbor. While the building is closed through the...
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