Old Colony News

Engineering Exploration EVENT

Come…Learn…Invent!

Explore multiple majors including

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Physics

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Lunch: pizza and salad

Entrance Fee: Free

Venue: Woodland Commons, UMASS Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Rd. N. Dartmouth, MA 02747

*Email swe@umassd.edu with subject “Engineering Exploration Event: Student Application”  for application.

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.

#WeAreOC

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.

STUDENT OF THE TRIMESTER – MARCH 2018

 

Shop Student Grade Town
Automotive Kaysie Moniz 11 Acushnet
Business Technology Eric Hackett 10 Freetown
CAD Drafting Katherine Ashley 10 Freetown
Computer Science Aiden Nordahl 11 Rochester
Cosmetology Abigail DaSilva 09 Acushnet
Culinary Arts Devan Galas 10 Acushnet
Electrical Kyle Fernandes 12 Acushnet
Electronics Chris Lambert 09 Freetown
Graphic Communication and Design Chris Conde 11 Rochester
Health Careers Rylie Taveira 11 Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Thomas Forde 11 Carver
Machine & Tool Liam Stuart 10 Rochester
Metal Fabrication Marcus Ashley 11 Acushnet

Student Art Work on Display at the Great Ponds Art Gallery

The Great Ponds Art Gallery at the Lakeville Public Library will be hosting student artwork during the month of March. Several of Old Colony’s  Graphic Communications students work was chosen and will be honored at the gallery. On Saturday, March 3 from 11-3 there will be a reception to kick off the month long gallery exhibit.  See flyer 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.

Frosty Runner 2018 a huge success!

Great weather & a huge turn out made for a very successful Frosty Runner Road Race!  Thanks to all the runners, walkers and volunteers!

See media coverage here.

See photos from Saturday’s 2018 Frosty Runner Road Race courtesy of Robert Pina here. Thank you, Robert!!

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 2-hour school delay

There will be a 2-hour school delay this morning, Jan 30, 2018, due to the overnight snow that we received. This delay will allow the roads and school to be cleared this morning. The school day will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the buses will follow the same schedules, just 2 hours later.