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Center School open house connects families, school community
MATTAPOISETT — Students transformed into tour guides at the Center School open house Thursday, Sept. 17. “They love to show their parents their classrooms,” new principal Linda Ashley said as she stood outside the school doors greeting families. “...
New principal meets and greets at Old Hammondtown open house
MATTAPOISETT — “The school year is going great, we’re off to a terrific start,” said Kevin Tavares, who assumed the role of principal at Old Hammondtown Elementary School after serving in the district for 29 years. Tavares along with other staff...
Rochester chief saved through program he implemented
Golfers raise money in memory of ORR athlete
Beverly Yacht Club rides the wave to 150 years
Candidates interview for Marion Board of Health position
Things got wild with petting zoo at Taber Library
Reservation Road beach shoreline closed
‘Unsung heroes’ honored for saving a life at boatyard fire
Marion police investigate report of suspicious person following girl
Kickin’ it with Old Rochester Regional soccer teams
Old Rochester football nearly pulls off huge comeback against rival Dartmouth
New scholarship established for students of Cape Verdean descent
A new scholarship has been established for high school graduates of Cape Verdean descent from several southeastern Massachusetts schools, including Wareham High School. The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced on Monday, Aug. 29 the...
Lace your shoes and zip your backpack, Tri-town students go back to school
At Center School in Mattapoisett, children arrived in buses with backpacks, lunch boxes and good spirits in tow, as Principal Linda Ashley greeted them at the front door for their first day back on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Students are returning this year...
A new face at Center School: Linda Ashley joins as principal
MATTAPOISETT — As the new principal of Center School in Mattapoisett, Dr. Linda Ashley has “big shoes to fill,” she said. Ashley, who started working on July 1, is taking over from Rose Bowman, the previous principal of Center School, who retired...
Mattapoisett student among scholarship recipients
John J. Kassabian of Mattapoisett was among the top ten graduating seniors of Old Rochester Regional High School this year. Now, he is among the the forty high school seniors from all over the state who were awarded a scholarship from HarborOne Bank...
Funding to help Old Colony support underemployed
ROCHESTER — A grant of $279,994.24 has been awarded to Old Colony Regional Vocational High School to provide training and placement services to underemployed individuals in the culinary arts and welding fields. The funding, which was announced July...
Marion students among honor roll recipients at Upper Cape Tech
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School has announced their fourth quarter honor roll, which includes nine students from Marion. Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School is a public vocational-technical high school located in Bourne, Massachusetts...
Superintendent Nelson earns high praise from committee members
Superintendent of Schools Michael Nelson received the adult equivalent of straight A’s during his job evaluation by the Joint School Committee. He received the highest rating possible, exemplary, in the four categories reviewed, instructional...
Eighth grade graduates of Old Rochester Junior High School honored with ceremony
Old Rochester Regional Junior High School honored their graduating 8th graders with a ceremony on Thursday, June 23. Ruby Medeiros, a member of the 8th grade class, delivered opening remarks and thanked parents, teachers, and staff for attending...
Sippican School Band Blast is a splash
The annual Sippican School Band Blast, which raises money for the music program, took over the school's lawn on Thursday, June 23. The school’s musicians played a variety of songs, and a dunk tank was provided by the Goodwin family and Cape Cod...
New assistant superintendent named
MATTAPOISETT — Veteran Abington educator Sharlene Fedorowicz has been named the new assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the Old Rochester Regional school district following a unanimous vote by the Joint School Committee Monday,...
Teachers say disc golf fits ORR to a tee
MATTAPOISETT — Disc golf could be making its way to the grounds and the physical education offerings at Old Rochester Regional High School. ORR teachers Andrew Apperson and Nathan Kane have proposed adding disc golf as a club for the school’s...
Mattapoisett community surprises Principal Bowman with farewell parade
MATTAPOISETT — After more than 35 years in the Mattapoisett school system, you would think that nothing could surprise retiring principal Rose Bowman. The Mattapoisett community made a plan to do so anyway. Mattapoisett staff and community members...
Honorary Old Rochester mascot passes away
The Old Rochester Regional High School community is mourning the loss of a special friend. The football team recently shared a sad message on Instagram: Madaket, the school’s honorary bulldog mascot, has passed away unexpectedly. “It is with a heavy...
New Tabor campus center to honor Travis Roy
MARION — The new campus center at Tabor Academy, which is slated for completion in December, will be named the Travis Roy Campus Center, school officials have announced. “Travis supported Tabor with his time, investment, and thoughtfulness, and he...
Coffee selection has new perk, thanks to Rachael Ray grant
ROCHESTER — The coffee selection will soon perk up at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, thanks to a $5,000 Rachael Ray ProStart Grow Grant recently received by the culinary arts department. The competitive award will allow the...
Student takes third in state poster contest
MATTAPOISETT – Artistic skill is blooming in Mattapoisett. Fifth-grader Paige Mailloux’s winning poster design for the Mattapoisett Tree Committee earned third place in the state Arbor Day Poster Contest. Select Board member Jodi Bauer calls this a...
Rochester Memorial students salute the stars and stripes on Flag Day
ROCHESTER — Students at Rochester Memorial School honored the stars and stripes during a Flag Day ceremony at the school Tuesday, June 14. Participants included members of Cub Scout Pack 30.
New Center School mural will recognize Principal Bowman
MATTAPOISETT – The community is doing all it can to make sure that Principal Rose Bowman’s legacy at Mattapoisett schools will not be forgotten, including honoring her career with a new mural at Center School. Representatives from faculty and staff...
Stars and stripes fly at Center School Flag Day
MATTAPOISETT — Principal Rose Bowman said that she wished she had an “aerial view” of the “glorious sight” at the Center School’s annual Flag Day celebration. A sea of red, white and blue stretched across the Center School front lawn on Tuesday,...
Old Colony student presented with outstanding achievement award
ROCHESTER – Throughout her high school career at Old Colony Regional Technical Vocational School, Mary Quin has not been able to sit still. Now, she’s received a state award that recognizes her nonstop hard work. Quin, who is from Lakeville, is the...
Academic award winners announced at ORR
MATTAPOISETT — Old Rochester Regional High School has announced the academic awards for the class of 2022. Awards were presented to:
English Language Arts
Certificates of excellence: Advanced placement English 12, Klara Whalley;...
Vocabulary Day portraits display students’ “love of words”
MARION – Visitors to Sippican School this month will notice an interesting collection of photographs lining the walls. Over 300 portraits of students in word-themed costumes from the school’s Vocabulary Day are on display, taken as part of what...
New principal named for Center School
MATTAPOISETT — Linda Ashley has been selected to be the new principal of Center School, Superintendent Michael S. Nelson has announced, She replaces Rose Bowman, who is retiring effective July 1. Ashley will be the full-time principal of Center...
ORR students receive awards
Old Rochester Regional High School has announced the academic awards for the class of 2022. The following students received top honors in their departments. Awards were presented to: English Language Arts: Department award: Isabella Correia. Foreign...
Center School celebrates Field Day
MATTAPOISETT — The Center School celebrated the end of the school year with fun and games. It was a bright, sunny day when they hosted a field day for elementary students on Monday, June 6.
Seniors are Center of attention as they visit elementary school
As they prepared to move into their futures, Old Rochester Regional High School seniors experienced a blast from the past. visited local elementary schools On the day before graduation, Friday, June 3, the seniors visited their younger counterparts...
Three Marion residents graduate from Upper Cape Tech
Three Marion students graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on Sunday, surrounded by their friends, family and peers. Cosmetology student Alyssa Fornaro, engineering student Lucas Marcolini and health technology student...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club awards scholarships
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club recently announced its three scholarship winners for 2022. The Adult Scholarship Award winner is Abigail Stark, a resident of Mattapoisett and a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Class of...
‘Enjoy every minute,’ ORR graduates urged
MATTAPOISETT — With stands packed with cheering fans in the form of family and friends, Old Rochester Regional High School students received their diplomas Saturday, June 4 and entered the latest chapter of their lives. “This is the true civic...
Old Colony bids farewell to ‘special class’
ROCHESTER — Superintendent Aaron Polansky was so excited about graduation that he broke into song. In a similar style, if not voice, to Michael Buble, he altered the lyrics to “Feeling Good’’ to reflect the emotions of the milestone, which was...
Tabor Academy grads urged to take on good responsibility
MARION _ They entered the stage as seniors and exited as Tabor Academy graduates. “As you descend the stairs, you are beginning a new role,’’ Tabor Board of Trustees Chair Regina Shakin told the graduates during the commencement ceremony held Friday...
Old Colony recognizes employed graduates with Industry Signing Day
As many students along the South Coast celebrate graduation, Old Colony Regional Technical High School is also celebrating students’ futures with their first ever Industry Signing Day. On Tuesday, May 24, Old Colony recognized 29 graduating seniors...
Meet the prom-enaders before ORR prom
MATTAPOISETT — Under spectacular sunny skies, Old Rochester Regional High School students took photos, exchanged hugs and shared a moment at the school Tuesday, May 31 before heading to their prom in Newport, R.I. Before that, they participated in...
Old Rochester Regional High School names top graduating seniors
Old Rochester Regional High School has named the top 10 seniors to graduate with the highest marks in the 2022 class. They are: Edward Anthony Gonet IV Colby Dawson Gross John Joseph Kassabian Amaya Catherine McLeod Stephen Michael Old Marc Francis...
ORR juniors attending state convention
Seven members of the class of 2023 at Old Rochester Regional High School will be attending the Boys/Girls’ state convention sponsored by the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280 June 11 to 17 at Stonehill College. Those attending are: Reagan...
Students jump for joy on Senior Picnic Day
MATTAPOISETT — Seniors at Old Rochester Regional High School take a celebratory leap in front of a school bus at Ned’s Point during Senior Picnic Day. The celebration was held May 20 and was one of a series of events that celebrate the...
Neighborhood party June 8 part of Tabor’s community outreach
MARION — Marion residents are invited to sip cocktails, nibble on appetizers and interact with Tabor Academy’s Head of School Tony Jaccaci, part of his effort to reach out to the community. A Tabor Neighbor Party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m...
A creek runs through it: Students help clear land
MARION — Students at Tabor Academy helped clear the Sippican Lands Trust Williams Wildlife Refuge on Front Street. Land trust personnel describe the property as tiny but mighty. The students helped clear out invasive species at the site and revealed...
Sippican School band performs
MARION — Hannah Moore, Instrumental/Band teacher directed the Sippican School beginner band for a performance on Tuesday, May 17. The band played a range of numbers, including the national anthem. Their next stop will be Marion’s Memorial Day parade.
Sippican Historical Society awards scholarship
MARION — Jamie
Lindsay MacKenzie has received the 2022
Judith W. Rosbe History Scholarship from the Sippican Historical Society.
MacKenzie will be attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, studying interior...
Ice cream social a sweet sendoff for retiring principal Bowman
MATTAPOISETT — The sun found its way through the rain clouds to shine brightly on Principal Rose Bowman's retirement celebration Tuesday, May 17 at Center School. The sweet event featured ice cream, artwork and fun family outdoor activities. Ice...
Scooby Doo meets Shakespeare in ORR performance May 25
The theater class at Old Rochester Regional High School will perform “Scooby Doo's Shakespearean Adventure’’ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The play follows Scooby and the gang as they travel...
Meet the candidates for Rochester Memorial School Committee
ROCHESTER — Incumbent Sharon Hartley will have a challenger for her seat on the Rochester Memorial School committee. Newcomer Melissa Goneau has stepped up to the plate, and it will be up to voters to decide on Rochester’s Election Day on Wednesday...
School nurses thanked by collaborative organization
The Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives thanked and recognized school nurses across its 25 collaboratives as part of School Nurse Day. School Nurse Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of National Nurse Week. This year,...
Yoga is a new twist for ORR class fund-raiser
MARION — Rather than attending a brunch or family breakfast, several mothers and teens supported the ORRHS Junior Class on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, during a calm but sweaty yoga class. Led by Elke Pierre at her Marion Yoga Loft studio, the class...
Chalk this up to appreciation for teachers, staff
MATTAPOISETT _ Students at Center School, with support from the parent-teacher organization, recently created colorful expressions of their affection and respect for their teachers during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 2 to 9. And they...
Tall tales and folklore spun at Sippican School
Sippican School Librarian Jessica Barrett was searching for a way to bring the first grade unit on storytelling to life. “The kids love [this unit],” she said. “We study folktales from all around the world, trickster tales, tall tales, anything like...
Students keep the beat as drummer visits Sippican
MARION — Sippican School sixth graders proved they’ve got the beat. They drummed along with enthusiasm as percussionist Jesus Andujar visited the school Friday morning to share his talents with the students. The experience allowed Andujar to teach...
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