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OC AD wins AD of the Year

Congratulations to Old Colony’s own Athletic Director Matthew Trahan for winning the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Athletic Director of the Year. Check out the article in SouthCoast Today here.

Walter J. Markham Award

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has been named the recipient of the 2017-2018 Division II Walter J. Markham Award as part of the Boston Globe’s Scholastic Awards, which go to schools with the best win-loss records in athletic competition. This is a first for Old Colony.

In 2017-2018, Old Colony athletic teams won 58.61% of all athletic contests. Old Colony boasted a Fall Season record of 46-51-3; a Winter Season record of 25-12-0; and a Spring Season record of 50-22-0; with an overall record of 121-85-3.

Established in 1997, the award is named for Walter Markham, a native of Lowell who initiated the state’s regional vocational and technical high schools and served as president and treasurer of the American Vocational Association.

Click here to read the Sippican Week article recently written by one our students, Zachary McMahon.

Now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. Start your application today at https://oldcolony.go2cte.com.

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2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has been nominated for the 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year. Please click on the link here to vote for Old Colony. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this effort. #WeAreOC

Grads leave with diplomas and special skills

The message on Erin Taylor’s graduation cap spoke to her feelings: “I want to sing with all my heart a lifelong song.”

The class salutatorian and treasurer for the Old Colony Class of 2018 said her goodbyes to classmates and the school she’s been a part of for the past four years, but she said she doesn’t leave empty handed.

“I’m so glad I went to a vocational school,” the Rochester resident said. “We did a project my junior year in my graphic communications and design class, where we started a T-shirt company and we had to do the design from scratch. I based my design on Tenth Avenue North, a Christian music group from Nashville.

To read the whole article by Bill Abramson, check it out here on SouthCoast Today.

Summer Discovery is Back!

Old Colony Summer Discover Experience

Football • Basketball • Soccer • Fun & Games • LEGO Robotics • Electronic Engineering • Welding & Metal Art • Culinary Arts • Computer Science • Carpentry • CADD • Automotive Technology • Cosmetology • Electricity

Register at http://bit.ly/2H36QPe

Registration is open for the 2nd Annual 2018 Old Colony Summer Discovery Experience. Our First Annual Summer Discovery Experience included close to 100 students. We’ve added programs and look forward to an incredible week with students from grades 4-9. All are welcome!

Connect. Create. Inspire.

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Coordinated Program Review – Invitation for Feedback

Aaron Polanksy, Superintendent-Director of the Old Colony Region Vocational Technical High School District was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of April 2, 2018. Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. The department is reviewing several programs during a single visit in order to use Department and school staff’s time most efficiently and to encourage strong connections among the programs.

Any member of the public may request to be interviewed by telephone by a member of the Departments visiting time. For more information read the full press release here.

91 students to attend this year’s SkillsUSA district competition

Old Colony is sending 91 students to this year’s SkillsUSA district competition in New Bedford on March 2.

SkillsUSA is a program where students from technical schools compete against other students in a chosen trade, to demonstrate their knowledge of a given skill or vocation. All 13 departments at Old Colony participate in the competition.

To read the full article in the Sippican Weekly, by Old Colony’s own Zachary McMahon, click here.

OCTV Episode One is Here!

This is a very exciting moment for Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. Over the past eight months or so we have been partnering with ORCTV and LakeCam (with financial support from Rockland Trust) to start an extracurricular TV production program at the school. Instructor Marsha Davenport and our OC students have worked diligently to get their first episode on the air. The results are fabulous!

We look forward to continuously enhancing the list of offerings at Old Colony RVTHS to meet the varied interests of our student body. Congratulations to the OCTV team and special thanks to ORCTV, LakeCam, and Rockland Trust for making this effort possible.

You can view Episode 1 by clicking here.