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Rochester Women’s Club scholarship winners
ROCHESTER — The scholarship committee of the Rochester Women's Club has announced winners for its three scholarships. From Old Rochester Regional High School , Carly Drew and Paige Sommers will each receive the Raymond C. Hartley $1,000 Scholarships...
Mattapoisett students draw art from reality
MATTAPOISETT — Visions of Center School danced in their heads. Now on display in Center School is a wall of drawings kindergarten and first grade students made of the school building. Art teacher Greta Anderson said students made the drawings as...
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Mattapoisett to admit three new school choice students
Here’s what residents will vote on at Marion Town Meeting
Old Rochester's older students return to school fully
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Mattapoisett to admit three new school choice students
MATTAPOISETT — More kids from out of town are coming to Center and Old Hammondtown schools. The Mattapoisett School Committee voted on May 3 to admit three additional school choice students into Mattapoisett elementary schools, adding to the eight...
Meet Abby, the new Old Rochester Regional support dog
Most dogs don’t have jobs, let alone a job before their first birthday. But Abby the mini goldendoodle — who turns one year old on May 24 — has already started her duties as the support dog at Old Rochester Regional High School. School social worker...
Tabor sailing team back on the water after two years
MARION — Although most boats aren’t in the water yet, Marion residents looking out to sea may have noticed a little fleet of 420s tacking and jibing on Sippican Harbor since late March. The Tabor Academy sailing team is back underway for the first...
ORR district agreement changes to miss Marion, Rochester Town Meeting
Marion and Rochester residents won’t find recent changes approved by the Old Rochester Regional School Committee on the warrants for the upcoming May Town Meetings this year. A string of amendments to the agreement governing school district...
School committee approves first changes to regional agreement in decades
The Old Rochester Regional District School Committee approved changes to its regional agreement for the first time in 35 years on Tuesday night. A string of amendments to the agreement governing school district procedures and municipal...
Mattapoisett School Committee member refutes allegations
A Mattapoisett School Committee member and UMass Dartmouth official has refuted allegations of discriminatory funding policies and other equality issues leveled at her by student leaders in a letter calling for her resignation earlier this month. In...
Photos: First week full in-person for all elementary students
Elementary students of every grade returned to full in-person school on April 5 after a year of modified learning models. At Sippican school, recess returned with the full in-person pivot too, using a rotating schedule where each class rotated...
Marion School Committee passes $6.5 million budget
MARION — The Marion School Committee unanimously approved a $6.46 million operating budget for the 2022 fiscal year on April 7. Old Rochester Regional District Assistant Superintendent Howie Barber presented the budget to the committee at a public...
Elementary students return to full in-person learning
All of the Old Rochester Regional School District’s elementary schools resumed full-time classroom learning on April 5, and students and school officials alike were excited about the return. Rochester Memorial School Social Worker Jamie Pacheco said...
Mattapoisett School Committee member under fire from UMass Dartmouth student leaders
MATTAPOISETT — Student leaders at UMass Dartmouth have published a letter this week calling for Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dr. Shannon Finning — who is also a member of the Old Rochester Regional and Mattapoisett School Committees — to...
Mattapoisett School Committee approves $7.5 million budget
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett School Committee unanimously approved a $7.51 million Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget at a March 31 meeting. The budget reflects an increase of over 2% from the Fiscal Year 2021 $7.35 million budget. The operating...
Mattapoisett preps for full elementary return
MATTAPOISETT — As the return to full in-person learning approaches for Mattapoisett’s older elementary students, Old Rochester Regional School District Superintendent Michael Nelson said Old Hammondtown and Center Schools are “extremely prepared” to...
ORR High School, Junior High students to return to full in-person learning
Old Rochester Regional High School and Junior High students will return to full in-person learning on April 27. At a March 24 ORR School Committee meeting, members voted unanimously to approve the pivot from hybrid learning to full in-person...
ORR School Committee approves $19.9 million budget
The Old Rochester Regional School Committee approved a $19.9 million budget for the ORR Junior High and High Schools The budget reflects an increase of nearly $300,000 over the 2021 Fiscal year. Assistant Superintendent Howie Barber broke the budget...
Sippican School to use tent for outdoor learning
MARION — Sippican School has purchased a 30 foot by 60 foot tent to be used as additional outdoor learning space when students return to full-time classes, according to Town Administrator Jay McGrail. The tent, purchased through state funds received...
Meet Abby: ORR’s new top dog
Old Rochester Regional High School is getting a new top dog in Abby, an emotional support goldendoodle who will help with the mental health of students and staff, alike. Michelle Wright, the school social worker who will be partnered with Abby, said...
Early Childhood Program registration open
Registration for the 2021-22 Old Rochester Regional School District Early Childhood Program is open. The Tri-Town Early Childhood Program enrolls children 2.9 to 5 years old. Class size in the program is limited to 15 children per day. Enrollment is...
School district working toward in-person school for grades 3-6
Following the State Board of Education decision to allow the state to mandate a return to full time in-person school for elementary students, the Old Rochester School District is working on a plan to get its third through sixth graders back in the...
Rochester Memorial may bring all students back in April
ROCHESTER — One month after the Rochester Memorial School’s youngest learners went back to school full time, administrators are discussing plans to bring back grades three through six in April. According to Old Rochester Regional School District...
Students and scouts aid in Land Trust cleanup effort
MATTAPOISETT — Debris cleanup is no problem for local Boy Scouts and Old Rochester Regional High School’s Environmental and Community Service clubs. The ORR Community Service Learning Club, the ORR Environmental Club, and Mattapoisett Boy Scout...
Old Rochester debate team argues their way to success
The Old Rochester Regional Debate team has brought its season to a close, with a number of members placing well in competitions. The 25 students on the team debated over zoom against 15 other schools from across the state. “Debate has been my...
‘Who, me?’: ORR holds conversation on racism and bias
What does it mean to be racist? When author and educator Sarah Fiarman was in fifth grade, her African-American neighbors came home to their Long Island suburb one day to find someone had burned a cross in their yard. “I knew that to be racist means...
Tri-Town turns out for Black History Month conversation on identity
Thinking about race and identity is like brushing your teeth, according to educator Christina Brown. “People don’t say ‘I brushed my teeth this month, so I’m good,’” she said during an Old Rochester Regional school district community conversation on...
School choice defended by ORR school committee
As enrollment declines in the Old Rochester Regional School District, space has opened up for 27 school choice students. With over 20 school choice students graduating this year, the 27 students would bring the district up to its 103-student limit...
School district proposes budget increase
The Old Rochester Regional School District’s 2022 preliminary budget contains an increase of over $500,000 from last year, and some School Committee members blame the state for not helping to close the gap as costs increase. “Education has been a...
Three approaches to the return to school
After months of debate and planning, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have each found a way to send their youngest learners back to school full time. Elementary schools in the Tri-Town began the academic year in a hybrid learning model, which...
Friends, teachers, coworkers hold drive-by celebration for graduate
MARION — For Matt Dube, turning 22 marked an important milestone — one that his friends, teachers, coworkers and family members were all too happy to celebrate by throwing a covid-safe drive-by parade on Feb. 12. Dube was a student in Old Rochester...
Friends of Jack honors ORR cafeteria workers
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Old Rochester Regional School District’s cafeteria workers have been working to make sure Tri-Town students don’t go hungry. Now, they’re being recognized for their efforts. The Friends of Jack honored the...
Sippican School K-2 students to return to the classroom full time on Feb. 22
MARION — After Mattapoisett and Rochester sent their kindergarten, first and second grade students back to the classroom full time, Marion will follow suit. The Marion School Committee voted on Feb. 8 to pivot to a full in-person learning model for...
Photos: Rochester Memorial School students socially distance on first day of K-2 full in-person learning
ROCHESTER — Rochester Memorial was the second school in the Old Rochester Regional School District to have its kindergarten, first and second grade students return to the classroom full time. The school’s youngest learners were greeted on their...
Applications open for Marion scholarship
MARION — The Marion Scholarship Committee has opened applications for graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall to apply for the Marion Scholarship Fund. The scholarship — which is funded directly by Marion residents — will give out...
Parents applaud Mattapoisett K-2 return
MATTAPOISETT — Old Hammondtown and Center Schools’ youngest elementary students returned to full in-person school on Jan. 19, and according to officials and parents alike, things are going well. “The plan is in motion according to how we thought,”...
Bulldogs to play in ‘Fall II’ sports season
Old Rochester Regional High School athletes will get to play fall sports after all — in the winter. After the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association voted to approve the Fall II season on Jan. 29, ORR Athletic Director Bill Tilden...
ORR DECA club celebrates after regional competition
After spending much of their season in remote meetings, the Old Rochester Regional High School DECA club was able to hold an awards ceremony following its regional competition in person and on campus. At the ceremony, the business-focused club gave...
Sign up for project GROW
Signups have begun for the Old Rochester Regional School District’s preschool program: Project GROW. Enrollment is open to all children who live in Marion, Mattapoisett, or Rochester and turned 3 years of age before September 1, 2020. In an effort...
Kindergarten orientation on Feb. 3.
The Old Rochester Regional School District’s kindergarten orientation will happen virtually this year, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 via video conference. The orientation is for families with students beginning kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Visit...
Portuguese is coming back to ORRHS
Old Rochester Regional high schoolers will be able to learn Portuguese again, after the School Committee approved a plan to reinstate classes in the language at a Jan. 20 meeting. At first, classes would only be available for ninth and 10th grade...
Hang out virtually with the cast of Spoon River Anthology
Everyone is invited to a virtual party hosted by the cast of the Spoon River Anthology, a virtual play recently staged by the Old Rochester Regional Drama Club. The play was first performed in early December, and that recording has been edited into...
ORRHS students chosen for UMass exhibit
From the struggles of the Black community to the difficulties of mental illness, Tri-Town students are tackling tough topics in their artwork — and it’s not going unrecognized. Three pieces of artwork by Old Rochester Regional High School Students...
Seven new cases reported in school district
Seven new covid cases were reported in the Old Rochester Regional School District on Jan. 14 and 15, bringing the district total up to 139 since its Sept. 16 reopening. The 139-case total is a reflection of all the cases that have been contracted by...
Five new cases reported in OR District
Five new covid cases were reported between the Old Rochester Regional High School and Junior High in a district press release on Jan. 12. Four of the new cases were reported at ORRHS, with the other at the Junior High. The individuals who teated...
Full steam ahead for Mattapoisett K-2 full in-person plan
MATTAPOISETT — Despite comments from parents concerned about a return to in-person school , the Mattapoisett School Committee unanimously decided at a Jan. 11 meeting to move ahead with a plan to bring kindergarten, first and second grade students...
Eight new cases found in OR district
Seven new covid cases were reported at between Sippican School, Rochester Memorial School and the Old Rochester Regional School High School on Jan. 8, bringing the district total to 112 since its reopening in mid-September. Five of the reported...
Tabor Academy plans to tear down library for new student center
Tabor Academy plans to tear down its Hayden Library on Spring Street and replace it with a new 22,750 square foot campus center that will include student life, the office of diversity and inclusion, and a library and academic support services on the...
Five new covid cases reported in Old Rochester district
Five new covid cases between Rochester Memorial School and Old Rochester Regional High School were reported by the Old Rochester Regional School District on Jan. 4, bringing the district’s total to 90. Four of the new cases were found in ORRHS, with...
Nine new covid cases announced in Old Rochester district
The Old Rochester Regional School District reported nine covid cases on Jan. 3, the most reported at one time since the beginning of the pandemic. Of the cases, four are from Rochester Memorial School, three are from Old Hammondtown School and two...
Rochester Memorial reports new covid case
ROCHESTER — The Old Rochester Regional School District reported a new covid case at Rochester Memorial School on Dec. 31, bringing the district total to 76. The positive individual was last in Rochester Memorial on Dec. 23. Contact tracing for the...
Marion 2021 college scholarship application now open
The Marion Scholarship and Education Committee is offering a scholarship to high school students who will graduate in 2021. Applicants must live in Marion, be in good academic standing, and accepted at a recognized college for the fall of 2021...
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