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ALICE practice drill

All Old Colony staff and students participated in a full ALICE practice drill today (either lockdown/shelter-in-place/barricade or evacuated and reunified outside the building). This drill was led in partnership with the Rochester Police Department 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.

SchoolBrains coming soon!

Old Colony is transitioning to a new student information system called SchoolBrains. We are in the process of  preparing a data validation for parents  to review that data for  their  child and sign off.  Once we have all of the data confirmed we will send  out  directions to parents and students on how to access  SchoolBrains.  We  hope to do this in early October.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition.

Freshmen Exploratory Assembly

Today the freshmen were give an overview of the exploratory process along with their exploratory schedule.  You can view the presentation here and the student handout here.  We wish all the freshmen an enjoyable journey through exploratory and remind them to arrive prepared and work hard!

OC’s Vex Robotics Team Takes 1st Place!

Congratulations to OC’s Vex Robotics Team for taking 1st place in the Skyrise trial at Bristol Community College on 5/23/15.  Team members Ryan Andrade, John Barnes, Evan Phaneuf & Nick Smith, all of our Electronic Engineering Technology program, finished 1st in 8  of their 9 rounds of competition!  This was the final Skyrise trial of the year.  The team will now begin preparing a robot for the “Nothing but Net” Challenge for next year.

Class of 2005 – 10 year reunion!

Are you a member of Old Colony’s Class of 2005?  Your classmates are planning a 10 year reunion and want you to come.  It will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 -6:30 pm – midnight at the Century House in Acushnet.  Contact Kristy Lynn Bell @ for more information and tickets.  Connect with old friends at the at the 2015 reunion facebook group and event pages!

Boys/Girls Lacrosse and Freshman Baseball – New Location for Home Games

Boys/Girls Lacrosse and Freshman Baseball – New Location for Home Games
Boys/Girls Lacrosse and Freshman baseball will play home games at the Dexter Lane Fields in Rochester, MA.  Directions to Dexter Lane follow:

Dexter Lane Fields
Dexter Lane
Rochester, MA 02770
From the West
Rte. 195 E to exit 19B (N. Rochester)Go to end of North St. Take right, go to stop sign (will be approx. 3-4 miles) you will see signs for Rochester Police, Sippican Rod & Gun Club on the right. Take right onto Dexter Ln. Fields will be on left after Police Station.
From East
Rte. 195 W to exit 20. Take left at end of ramp. Follow Rte. 105 into Rochester Center.  Dexter Lane will be on left-take left onto Dexter

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Old Colony offers twelve different areas of study to help you progress toward your personal goals. What are you most interested in learning? Click the shop(s) that interests you the most to get a glimpse into a day of an OC student. You can even create your own playlist of the shops that interest you.

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NEW Grade 10 ELA & Math MCAS Dates!

Due to the snow days that resulted in missed instructional days, the Department of Education is allowing schools to postpone the 10th grade MCAS dates by 1 week.  The new 10th grade MCAS dates are as follows:

Tuesday March 31 -ELA Reading C0mprehension sessions 1 & 2

Wednesday April 1 – ELA Reading Comprehension session 3

Thursday April 2 – ELA Long Composition

Tuesday May 19 – Math Session 1

Wednesday May 20 – Math Session 2


Grade 9 Science MCAS will not change and remains on June 2 & 3.