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No Shave November

With a little help from Old Colony students, it was back to business as usual for members of Rochester’s Police Department.

Clean-shaven business, that is. For the last month, several officers from the town’s police department have participated in No Shave November. No Shave November is  generally a charity program intended to raise money for colorectal cancer, but Rochester’s finest had something a little different in mind. They used No Shave November to support veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Money raised during the police department’s No Shave November is given to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program that supports members of the military and their families as they deal with brain injuries, PTSD and other combat-related issues.

Participating officers donate to Home Base—participating Rochester officers were asked to donate at least $100 per officer. Those who donate can also opt to grow their beards through the month of November, as an outward symbol of their support for Home Base.

With the coming of December though, it was time to get rid of November’s scruff. Friday, December 1, found officers Nathan Valente, Alex Malo, Sean Crook, Jason Denham, Shaun Peterson and Robert Nordahl in the hot seat, so to speak, as Cosmetology students restored their clean-shaven appearances.

The Cosmetology students razored off a majority of the officers’ beards, followed by a close shave from students in Old Colony’s Health Careers department.

This is the second year that the Rochester Police Department has participated in No Shave November—Valente brought the idea to Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee last year. Magee participated last year; he waives the department’s mandate against facial year below the lip each November for those participating in the charity drive.

No Shave November hits close to home for some members of the department. Two of the department’s officers—Jason Denham and Bryan Burger— are veterans. Denham said he and Burger had been promoting the event.

“This is a chance to not have the stress of having to shave for a month,” he added. “We really love our beards.”

This article was written by Zachary McMahon, a sophomore in the Business Technology shop.  The article can be viewed on the Sippican Weekly here.

Cougar Chronicle

The first Issue of the Cougar Chronicles for 2017-2018 is here! Within the second issue of the Cougar Chronicles tri-annual magazine, you will find literacy pieces and artworks created by our students and staff at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.

The Students who were willing to share their identity are named at the bottom of their work and the end credits below. Anonymous pieces are also displayed throughout the magazine. We express our deepest appreciation to everyone who was willing to share their talent with the Old Colony community.

Cosmetology take trip to the Acushnet COA

On Thursday, October 5th, the 10th graders from the Cosmetology shop brought their mobile nail salon to the Acushnet Council on Aging.   The students gave manicures, hand massages, and moisturized dry arms.   The student’s travel monthly to the Acushent COA, the next visit is October 28th.  The students are also looking to travel to the other COAs in the district.  For more information on the Cosmetology department visit their page here.  To read more about this trip check out this SouthCoast Today article here.

 

39 Students inducted into the National Honor Society

On Friday, September 22nd, Old Colony’s Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 39 new members.

The students who were inducted are as follows: Erin Leydon, Kaitlynn Lurie, Amy Pringle, Alexa Shorrock, Erin Taylor, Bailee Amaral, Decon Amaro, Allyson Bertoldo, Kaitlin Blackburn, Timothy Bourque, Meagan Champagne, Meghan Connolly, Ava Demaggio, Jenna Desrochers, Jessica Fay, Patrick Flannery, Abigail Galas, Connor Halle, Amanda Hannon, Jake Jason, Douglas Johnston, Skylah LaGue, Rebecca, Lawson, Te’Lynn Layton, Hannah L’Heureux, Kassydi Martin, Bryce Mills, Savannah Morales, Lauren Patnaude, Natalie Rose, Tori Santos, Zachary Soucy, Alyson Stellato, Rylie Taveira, Hanna Veary, Mackenzie Vieira, Mitchell Wilson and Anthony Wright.

Admissions Announcements for Students and Families Interested in Old Colony

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has introduced/expanded upon a number of initiatives this 2017-2018 school year.

 
  • October 5th, Chad Hymas Event: Please join us. The Wall Street Journal named Chad one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world. We will welcome world-renowned motivational speaker Chad Hymas to our campus at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th. Tickets are $20 and will benefit our Old Colony Educational Foundation. Purchase your tickets at http://bit.ly/2xewRdk.

    Are you a parent? Have you ever struggled? Do you teach? Do you coach? Are you in sales? There are so many different facets of life that this presentation will touch on. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave a changed person. At the end of the night you will say to yourself, “I can’t believe what just happened. My outlook on life has changed forever.”

  • October 13th & 14th, Homecoming Weekend: We are taking the October 13th & 14th festivities to a new level with fun for all ages. There’s no place like Homecoming! VIP Tour in the morning followed by a children’s concert for ages preK-3 at 10:00 a.m. Family fun day in the afternoon with live music, a climbing wall, knockerball, facepainting, and inflatables. A pumpkin carving contest and more. Interested in securing one of the 32 slots in the First Annual Cornhole Classic Charity Tournament taking place at 3:00 p.m.? Register here: http://bit.ly/2wynKmf

  • Weekly Tours and our Career Exploration Day from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon on Sunday, November 5th

Homecoming Events

Games Under the lights: Come check out some great games under the lights by our OC Cougar Athletics during Homecoming week!

10/10/17 Girls Soccer Blue Hills at OC 6pm

10/11/17  Boys Soccer Norfolk @ OC 6 pm

10/13/17 Football Upper Cape at OC 7 pm

October 13th & 14th, Homecoming Weekend: We are taking the October 13th & 14th festivities to a new level with fun for all ages. There’s no place like Homecoming! VIP Tour in the morning followed by a children’s concert for ages preK-3 at 10:00 a.m. Family fun day in the afternoon with live music, a climbing wall, knockerball, facepainting, and inflatables. A pumpkin carving contest and more. 

Interested in securing one of the 32 slots in the First Annual Cornhole Classic Charity Tournament taking place at 3:00 p.m.? Register here: http://bit.ly/2wynKmf

Come Rock out with OC Music Club

The OC Music club is a place for beginners and experts alike to play some music. The club will start back up on Thursday October 5th, 2017.

Where: Stage

When: Thursday’s afterschool

Letter to Parents

The role of the parent in the education of a student is vital. The support shown in the home is manifested in the ability of the student to accept the opportunities presented at the school and in life. Click here to read the whole letter.

OC Drama Club is Back!

2016’s production of Cafe Murder at Old Colony was a huge success! View Sippican Week’s article of that event here.

This year’s production will be The Big Bad! An interactive comedy where the most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. No experience needed. All personalities accepted. Sign up with Ms. Guy in the Library by September 29th to be part of the club. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 3rd after school.

College Courses at OC!

Attention OC CADD Students & Families: Free college courses begin in June AT OLD COLONY. OC students who complete these courses will earn their certificate and will also graduate with 12 articulating college credits.

When your transcript shows early college success, you open doors. Differentiate yourself from the pack. This is a phenomenal FREE opportunity.

Please read the flier for additional information. Register today.

Mr. Cougar 2017

Congratulations to Peter Sojka who won Mr. Cougar 2017. The competition was Friday, April 28, 2017. Peter is pictured with event coordinators Mr. Brandon Mendez and Mr. Matt Trahan.   The show has been credited as one of the best events of the school year! Peter competed with 8 other contestants in casual wear, talent (Electric Guitar) and formal wear. Other contestants include: Jalon Walbridge, Paul Soucy, Cody Cabral, Ryan Veiria, Ryan Baker, Mason Ashburn, Jacob Murphy and Luke Bagnell.  Thank you to the entire school community for making this such a special event.

Ruth Potee Speaking at ORR on April 27th

Thursday, April 27th, at 7:00 pm Old Rochester Regional High School will be hosting Ruth Potee.  Ruth Potee is a nationally recognized speaker on substance use and addictions. She will be speaking about the developing brain and addictions.  Click here to read more about it.

Cougar Chronicles

Old Colony would like you to check out the first issue of the Cougar Chronicles tri-annual magazine! Within you will find literary pieces and artworks created by our students at Old Colony RVTHS.

The students who were willing to share their identity along with their work are named at the bottom of the literary piece or artwork. Some of our student artists and writers did not wish to be identified and have been listed as anonymous.  The anonymous students’ works are displayed intermittently throughout the magazine. We wish to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who was willing to share their talent with their fellow peers, the faculty and staff, and the OC community.  Check out the first issue here.