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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.


Shop Student Grade Town
Automotive Jordyn Dexter 09 Rochester
CAD – Drafting Josh Mitzan 11 Freetown
Computer Info Systems Eric Hackett 09 Freetown
Cosmetology Skyla Duarte 10 Carver
Culinary Arts Victoria Hannon 09 Carver
Electrical Katelyn Besse 10 Freetown
Electronics Tanner Safford 11 Carver
Graphic Communication and Design Victoria Belanger 10 Rochester
Health Careers Allyson Bertoldo 10 Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Josh Kingsbury 11 Lakeville
Machine & Tool Rachel Baker 11 Carver
Metal Fabrication Ian Vezina 11 Lakeville

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.

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.

Old Colony basketball players team up with Acushnet

Old Colony’s boys and girls basketball players recently took a trip to Acuhnet Elementary to read the students.  The players were split up and each went to their own classrooms.  The purpose of the trip was to help build community and also give the basketball players a chance to improve on some important life skills.  To read more about this trip check out this article from the Sippican Week.

Old Colony Welcomes Temple Grandin

On March 11th, Old Colony welcomed one of the world’s most sought after speakers on the topic of autism to speak about her opinions on education.  Temple Grandin, who is now a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is herself autistic.  She talked about making sure that kids get real world experience, such as running a lemonade stand or helping neighbors with yard sales.  Read more about her visit here at South Coast Today.