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2017 Graduates – Follow up survey

It is that time of year where we ask our graduates from a year ago, what they are up to today.  State law requires us to follow up on our graduates. Completing this form will help us meet that requirement.

Plus, we really want to hear how you are doing!

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey found here.

Student Art Work on Display at the Great Ponds Art Gallery

The Great Ponds Art Gallery at the Lakeville Public Library will be hosting student artwork during the month of March. Several of Old Colony’s  Graphic Communications students work was chosen and will be honored at the gallery. On Saturday, March 3 from 11-3 there will be a reception to kick off the month long gallery exhibit.  See flyer here.

Frosty Runner 2018 a huge success!

Great weather & a huge turn out made for a very successful Frosty Runner Road Race!  Thanks to all the runners, walkers and volunteers!

See media coverage here.

See photos from Saturday’s 2018 Frosty Runner Road Race courtesy of Robert Pina here. Thank you, Robert!!

Career Awareness Days – Nov. 1, 2, 3 & 5.

Old Colony is pleased to host our annual Career Awareness Days.  On November 1, 2 & 3, we will be hosting the 8th grade students from our sending communities for a morning of Career Exploration and a chance to experience Old Colony through activities in each of our 13 technical program areas.  On Sunday, 11/5, from 10 am – noon, we will have our Career Awareness Family Open House.  The technical program areas will be open for tours and q&a.  Additionally representatives from the academic programs, Guidance, student activities and athletics will all be on hand to share information and answer questions.  Join us!  No pre-registration required.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 parent-teacher conferences will be held from 11:15 – 3:15 and 5-8.

Appointments fill quickly on a first come, first serve basis.  You can sign-up here.

Appointments are required for Academic & Special Education Teachers.   Vocational Teachers do not require appointments.  You can drop in at any time during conference hours.

Graduation Day 6/4/17

On Sunday, 6/4/17, Old Colony will hold our graduation ceremony.  The ceremony will be held on the football field so tickets are not required for entry.  We look forward to a great celebration of our graduates with family and friends!

Star Wars: Rogue One Private Screening

Faculty, students, families, and prospective students and their families are invited to join us for a private screening of “Star Wars: Rogue One” on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Flagship Cinemas in Wareham, MA. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2h0XTJO. Please note that tickets will not be available at the door.

Proceeds will benefit Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.  We look forward to seeing you and thank you in advance for your support of our community building efforts.

Fall Sports Teams Make Playoffs!

Come out and support our Cougars!

MIAA Playoff Schedule:

 

Volleyball travel to Fairhaven H.S. Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 5pm

Football host St. John Paul II Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 1pm

Boys Soccer host South Shore Christian Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 2pm

Career Awareness Open House on November 6th 2016.

Sunday morning  parents and families of eighth grade students from Rochester, Mattapoisett, Carver, Acushnet, Lakeville and Freetown are invited to tour Old Colony from 10 a.m. until noon.  Vocational, academic and extra-curricular activities will be represented with displays and presentations throughout the building.

Please come in and see for yourself the many opportunities Old Colony has to offer.

Exploratory Assembly

On Thursday 9/8/16 all freshmen attended an Exploratory Assembly.  This assembly explained the exploratory process and eventual shop placement.  Students were given their schedules and a pair of safety glasses.  The students were also given an information packet with the clothing requirements for each of the shop programs.  Students are reminded to check their schedule and the expectations packet carefully and to come prepared and ready to work in each exploratory!  The first exploratory session begins Monday 9/12/16.   To see a copy of the presentation or the information packet, please click here.

Note the shop expectations here:

Shop Expectations & Clothing Requirements

For ALL SHOPS

  • All school rules apply.

  • Dress code as in handbook (no tank tops, no low cut tops or exposed mid-drifts, no ripped jeans, etc). NOTE: Shorts are not allowed in any shop.

  • Additional clothing requirements per shop are listed below. Students who do not comply with shop specific clothing requirements will be required to call home for a change of clothes and will not be able to participate until wearing appropriate clothing.

Safety Glasses

  • All students will be issued 1 pair of safety glasses at no charge.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to have their safety glasses every day in shops where they are required.

  • Students who do not have their safety glasses will be required to purchase another pair at $5.00/pair.

Automotive Technology

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.

  • Students may get dirty so dress accordingly .

  • No loose clothing.

  • Remove all jewelry.

  • Keep hands away from moving machine parts.

  • Work boots recommended.  Sneakers or work shoes accepted. No open toed or open back shoes allowed.

  • No skirts or dresses.

Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Shop Expectations

  • Come to class/shop prepared with a pencil.

  • Be respectful of everyone, their belongings, and their personal space.

  • Work in a safe and professional  manner and listen attentively.

  • Have your computer network and Google Apps logins with you.

  • Standard school dress code.  All school policies apply.  No shorts in shop.

Computer Information Systems

  • Have your computer network and Google Apps logins with you.

  • Standard school dress code.  All school policies apply.  No shorts in shop.

 

Cosmetology

Shop Expectations – Please bring:

  • No cell phones

  • Be on time to class

  • Be prepared with a pen or pencil

Clothing Requirements

  • No hooded sweatshirts

  • No sandals, flip flops or any open toed shoe of any kind

Culinary Arts

Shop Expectations

  • Students with Food Allergies need to inform instructors A.S.A.P.

  • Freshmen will not use large equipment; only hand tools.

  • Freshmen will work with Juniors assisting them with their assignments

  • Freshmen will be required to do the Pots Sink and Dish Area approx. 2 hrs a day.

  • Bring a pen or pencil.

Clothing Requirements

  • Students will be required to wear latex gloves throughout the day, if there is an allergy please inform instructors A.S.A.P.

  • Students must bring & wear a baseball hat

  • Footwear: Slip resistant shoes, sneakers or work shoes (Ugg style boots are not appropriate)

  • No hooded sweatshirts

Electronic Engineering Technology

Shop Expectations

  • Come to shop prepared with a pencil.

  • Everyone is expected to be respectful and professional in their behavior at all times.

  • Paying attention and listening are the key to success!

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety Glasses must be worn at all times.

  • Students may get dirty so dress accordingly.

  • Long pants required.

  • Sneakers or  boots.  No open toed shoes of any kind. No sandals or flip flops.

  • Any hair longer than shoulder length must be pulled back and out of the face.

 

Electrical

Shop Expectations

  • Pencil required

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.

  • Students may get dirty so dress accordingly.

  • Jeans or work pants.  Baggy pants, capris, and sweatpants are not permitted.

  • Long or short sleeved shirts only.

  • Work boots recommended.  Sneakers or work shoes accepted. No open toed or open back shoes  allowed.

  • No skirts or dresses.

  • No loose clothing.

  • Remove all jewelry.

  • Any hair longer than shoulder length must be pulled back and out of the face.

Graphic Communication & Design

  • Standard school dress code.  All school policies apply.  No shorts in shop.

Health Careers

Shop Expectations

  • Follow school dress code & cell phone policy.

  • Be on time to class and be prepared with a writing utensil.

  • Display good behavior, respect for teacher and peers.

  • Display interest in shop and all assignments and activities

  • Demonstrate basic understanding and knowledge.

  • Participate! Participate! Participate!

House & Mill Carpentry

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.

  • Students may get dirty so dress accordingly.

  • Jeans or work pants.  Baggy pants, capris, and sweatpants are not permitted.

  • Long or short sleeved shirts only.

  • No loose clothing.

  • Work boots recommended.  Sneakers or work shoes accepted. No open toed or open back shoes allowed.

 

Machine & Tool Technology

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.

  • Students may get dirty so dress accordingly.

  • Long hair must be pulled back in a bun – NO PONYTAILS

  • No loose clothing.

  • Remove all jewelry.

  • Keep hands away from moving machine parts.

  • Work boots recommended.  Sneakers or work shoes accepted. No open toed or open back shoes  allowed.

  • No skirts or dresses.

Metal Fabrication & Joining

Shop Expectations

  • Tools that you will need to supply: Tape measure, 12’,16’, or 25’ no less than ¾” wide

  • There will be no horseplay of any kind in shop.

  • Foul language or inappropriate comments will not be tolerated.

Clothing Requirements

  • Safety Glasses must be worn at all times.

  • 100% cotton is required.

  • Jeans or cotton work pants are acceptable. No torn or frayed clothing of any kind. Pant legs must be worn outside the boots.  Belts must be worn at all times.  Pants must be worn at waist level.

  • All leather work boot above the ankle is recommended. (Steel toes optional).  If not work boots – leather shoes must be worn. Absolutely no sneakers, sneaker type work shoes or hiking boots will be allowed.

  • No sleeveless shirts or opened-toed shoes are to be worn in shop at any time.

  • When welding, cutting, or grinding: long sleeve shirts, leathers, sweatshirts or jean jackets must be worn.  All shirts must be tucked into pants at all times. Tightly fitted sweatshirts WITHOUT hoods will be allowed

  • Hats (Baseball caps) may be worn but  must be worn forward or backwards not on the side.

  • Long hair: Hair must be tied back. Hair shall not obstruct vision or pose a safety hazard.

  • Jewelry: No dangling jewelry is allowed. Any jewelry that may cause possible injury to a student will have to be removed.

New Freshman Orientation 6/6/16 & Math Placement Test

On Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm Old Colony will be hosting the New Freshman Orientation. All students accepted to the Class of 2020 will receive a welcome and overview the Old Colony. The theme for the evening is “expectations”. Students and their families will learn what is expected of students in all areas of Old Colony life and what students and families can expect from Old Colony. We look forward to welcoming our new students and helping them become familiar with Old Colony.

Also, all incoming freshmen must complete a math placement test in order for them to be placed in the correct math class for which they are best prepared. There is no preparation needed on your child’s part for this test. It is simply an assessment of their current math skills level. This placement test is being conducted at Old Colony on Saturday 6/4/16 from 9 am – 11 am. Should your child finish before 11:00, we recommend he/she bring a book to read or a cell phone to call for a ride. We are asking for an 8:45 drop off as testing begins promptly at 9. Unfortunately we will not be able to test students who arrive late. Please email our Guidance Department at lsherman@oldcolony.us with your child’s name to confirm they will be in attendance for this testing. There will be an alternate date over the next few weeks should the 4th be unavailable for your family.