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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.

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.


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.

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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