Due to the rain predicted for this afternoon, a decision has been made to move the graduation ceremony indoors. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., and students are limited to 4 tickets each for their guests.
On Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm Old Colony will be hosting the New Freshman Orientation. All students accepted to the Class of 2020 will receive a welcome and overview the Old Colony. The theme for the evening is “expectations”. Students and their families will learn what is expected of students in all areas of Old Colony life and what students and families can expect from Old Colony. We look forward to welcoming our new students and helping them become familiar with Old Colony.
Also, all incoming freshmen must complete a math placement test in order for them to be placed in the correct math class for which they are best prepared. There is no preparation needed on your child’s part for this test. It is simply an assessment of their current math skills level. This placement test is being conducted at Old Colony on Saturday 6/4/16 from 9 am – 11 am. Should your child finish before 11:00, we recommend he/she bring a book to read or a cell phone to call for a ride. We are asking for an 8:45 drop off as testing begins promptly at 9. Unfortunately we will not be able to test students who arrive late. Please email our Guidance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name to confirm they will be in attendance for this testing. There will be an alternate date over the next few weeks should the 4th be unavailable for your family.
Old Colony hosted a College and Career Fair for the Junior class in June 2017.
Preparation for the 2018 College and Career Fair are underway and will be posted soon.
Students met with representatives from a wide range of colleges, universities and technical schools. A number of speakers also discussed their professions and career fields. All presentations were held 8:00 am and end at 10:00 am. The dates for the presentations are as follows:
Tuesday, June 7th
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
New England Institute of Technology
Johnson & Wales
Universal Technical Institute
Mount Ida College
Cape Cod Community College
U.S. Air Force
Wednesday, June 8th
Southern Maine Community College
National Aviation Academy
Mass College of Pharmacy Health Services
Lincoln Tech (auto)
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Thursday, June 9th
Bristol Community College (CVTE/STEM)
Bristol Community College (admissions)
U.S Air National Guard
Bay State College
All students in grades 9-11 must return their science selection forms to the Guidance Department by April 29, 2016. Failure to do so will result in administrative assignments. For more information on the selection options and to download selection forms, click here.
There is no school tomorrow, Monday, March 21, 2016, due to the predicted snowstorm. Classes will resume at Old Colony on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The 10th grade MCAS ELA test will still be scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
In only its second year of existence, the Old Colony Robotics Club has qualified to compete in the Southern New England championship. The Robotics Club began in 2014-15 with the donation of a Vex robot. Under the volunteer direction of Mr. Dan Brush, Electronics Engineering Instructor and Mr. Bill Trimble, Science teacher, a small but committed group of students spent countless hours preparing their robots for battle. On January 9th, 2016 at Bristol Community College, the team of Seniors Nick Smith, Jesse Goodwin, Sophomores John Barnes, Tanner Safford, Jasper Tan and Freshman Ben Jensen qualified their robot. On March 5 & 6th, the team will travel to Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester to compete against 67 other qualifying high school teams from MA, CT and RI. The March competition is a qualifying event for the World Championship in Louisville, KY in April.
There is no school tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, due to the predicted snowstorm/blizzard. Classes will resume at Old Colony on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.
There is no school today, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, due to the predicted snowstorm. Classes will resume at Old Colony on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
Old Colony hosted the 4th annual Frosty Runner Road Race on Saturday, January 23rd. Despite the weather predictions (of a blizzard!), we hosted 127 people for the 10.5 mile run and the 5K walk/run. Although the skies were gray and the winds fierce, the runners had a great time and stated that they look forward to this event next year!
For winners & pictures, click here.
As of 3:45 pm on Friday 1/22/16, Frosty Runner road race on Saturday 1/23/16 is a go! While we expect there may be flurries throughout the morning, we are anticipating safe conditions for the race. If we learn of a change in the storm that would make it unsafe and we have to cancel, there will be an update on this page. If no other update appears, the race is on! See you Saturday morning! Day of race registrations welcome! Details here.
During the next two weeks, we will be conducting a survey of faculty, students, and parents about bullying and cyberbullying that may occur in and out of our school. MA Dept. of Education requires that we do this at least every 4 years. Please click on the link below to take the 5 minute survey. into your web browser to take this online survey, which only takes about 5 minutes to complete, and the results will be shared in a future newsletter. Your results are anonymous and will be sent to both Old Colony, as well as the MA Aggression Reduction Center, which is located at Bridgewater State University. We would appreciate it if you complete this survey by 12/11/15.
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Start and Finish: All races begin and end at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, 476 North Avenue, Rochester, MA 02770
Registration: www.jbrace.com or www.oldcolony.us. Entry fee is non-refundable.
- Pre-registration $25 (on-line registration will be open until Jan. 21)
- On-Site & Day of Race $30
Frosty Runner’s T-shirt available to pre-registered runners/walkers by Jan. 4
Registration and Number Pick Up: Day of race from 7:30 –9:45 AM at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, 476 North Ave., Rochester, MA 02770
Awards: Top male and female in each race along with top three male and females in age groups 18 and under, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 and over.
Food Refreshments: Post race food and refreshments to all runners/walkers.
Information: Contact email@example.com or 508.763.8011 x:122
Parent access to our student information system, SchoolBrains, is now available. Login information will be emailed to parents. Click here to access a quick reference guide to use SchoolBrains.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, AND WE HOPE TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR OC TEAMS!
Saturday Night Football Game!
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 6 p.m., the Old Colony football team will host West
Bridgewater. This is the third night football game in the school’s history! Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Come and join the excitement!
Night Soccer Games!
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the girls’ soccer team will host Southeastern at 5 p.m., and the boys’ soccer team will host Blue Hills at 6:30 p.m. at Greater New Bedford Voc Tech. Come and join the excitement!