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Bernard’s Driving School, Inc.

Parent Class will be held on September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. on Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Student Classes will be held on  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning September 25, 2017 in room 2 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Classes end on Friday, October 27, 2017.


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

ALICE practice drill

All Old Colony staff and students participated in a full ALICE practice drill today (either lock-down/shelter-in-place/barricade or evacuated and reunified outside the building). This drill was led in partnership with the Rochester Police Dept. and two certified trainers employed at Old Colony RVTHS. The ALICE training offers school districts options that mitigate liability, assume less risk, and most importantly, equip the staff and students with life-saving skills.

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!

CS Students Unveil New Website

Today, the senior Computer Science students visited the Onset Fire Department to unveil its new website. Throughout the year, students had been developing a new WordPress site for the fire department. The students presented not only the new website, but also provided basic training in how to update and maintain the site.

CS Seniors with Mr. John Gordon (far right) and OFD Fire Chief Raymond Goodwin (far left)

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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.

2nd Annual Car Show – Saturday, May 13th 4-dusk

Come join us for Old Colony’s 2nd Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 13th from 4-dusk.  You can register early at https://goo.gl/forms/Qva7100ldtQyWHl12, preferred, or day of registration is allowed.  The cost is $15 to register a vehicle and spectator admission is free!!!  Student and adult classes in three categories, plus best in show.  There will be food, drinks, raffle, and awards!  Hope to see you there and help spread the word!  All proceeds benefit the Class of 2017.

“Dinner From the Den”

The Cougar’ Den has a new offering, “Dinner from the Den,” in addition to our breakfast and lunch offerings.  These are family-sized dinners that are already prepared for you.  They just need to be reheated and served on your dinner table.  The menu is posted for the public on Mondays under the Cougar’s den Menu Page on the school’s website.  All orders can be taken by phone (x168) or email cougarsden@oldcolony.us by Wed. at 1 p.m.  Orders must be picked up on Thursdays between 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and cash payments are required.  As always, please join us for Breakfast – Tuesday through Friday 8:30 – 10 a.m. for walk-ins and no reservations are needed and Lunch – Wednesday – Friday 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Reservations are required, and the menu is posted every night on the school’s website.  Orders can be phoned or emailed into the Cougar’s Den.  We look forward to serving you!

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.