Good Evening Old Colony Families,
We hope this letter finds you well and that your summer has allowed for some rest and relaxation in the midst of our uncertain times. As we prepare for the reopening of school, the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our athletic programs remain a top priority. Throughout the course of the summer, we have received hundreds of pages of guidance that has directed the school reopening process.
Recent guidance released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), has provided us with the option of moving our fall athletic season to a floating season in between the winter and spring. The alternative is a fall season with the potential for shutdown, modified rules, and limited attendance for spectators (if any) at athletic events. In short, we believe that our student-athletes deserve more. For this reason, and many others, we will be moving our fall season to a floating season in between winter and spring athletics.
The Mayflower Athletic Conference Athletic Directors are currently collaborating to formulate a comprehensive plan for the transition from our typical fall season to the floating season as permitted by DESE and the MIAA. Interscholastic sport seasons will look different in communities throughout the state. Our efforts have been focused on creating consistency within the Mayflower Athletic Conference and among vocational schools of similar size. We are confident in the collaboration that has taken place to date. Discussions will continue as a result of the fluidity of what we are experiencing.
There are many variables that still need to be discussed, considered and approved in order for Old Colony High School to safely sanction this athletic opportunity. Our goal over the next few weeks is to engage in healthy discussions with school department officials, athletic conference members and other local high schools to review the options for providing our students with the most rewarding experience possible. Old Colony will continue to work tirelessly to provide a realistic and safe athletic experience for all participants and remains committed to releasing updated information as details become available.
Matthew J. Trahan, C.A.A.
Director of Athletics
The MIAA BOD voted unanimously that Fall sports, those approved for participation by DESE, EEA and local school district, will start no earlier than Sept. 14, 2020 with preseason tryouts/practices.
Additional guidance from DESE and EEA should be available by Aug 1st. Further information regarding fall tryouts will be emailed directly.
Attention all Old Colony families, in regard to the outbreak of EEE in Rochester, we have taken a proactive approach for the safety of our students. The school grounds have been sprayed for mosquitoes. Students who are waiting for rides after practice, must wait in the lobby. We are also enforcing a strict 6PM curfew for all practices to ensure students are safe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matt Trahan by email at email@example.com or by phone at (508)763-8011 x143.
Old Colony’s M.I.A.A game has been changed from 3/2/2019 to 3/4/2019 @6:30 pm.
Cohasset @ Old Colony
Hope to see everyone there!
Old Colony Senior Jake Jason became just the 73th player in Massacushetts state history to score 2,000 points in their high school career Monday night.
You can read more about Jake’s night here.
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has been named the recipient of the 2017-2018 Division II Walter J. Markham Award as part of the Boston Globe’s Scholastic Awards, which go to schools with the best win-loss records in athletic competition. This is a first for Old Colony.
In 2017-2018, Old Colony athletic teams won 58.61% of all athletic contests. Old Colony boasted a Fall Season record of 46-51-3; a Winter Season record of 25-12-0; and a Spring Season record of 50-22-0; with an overall record of 121-85-3.
Established in 1997, the award is named for Walter Markham, a native of Lowell who initiated the state’s regional vocational and technical high schools and served as president and treasurer of the American Vocational Association.
Click here to read the Sippican Week article recently written by one our students, Zachary McMahon.
Now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. Start your application today at https://oldcolony.go2cte.com.
Click the link for all things OC Sports.
You will find the schedule and time of all games, FamilyID registration, directions to away games, etc.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
3:30 – 5:00 pm free sports physicals
5:30 pm – informational meeting for all players and parents. Any freshman wanting to participate in a fall sport will be required to sign-up at this time.
Start Dates for Fall Sports:
August 17, 2018 – Football
August 23, 2018 – Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country & Golf
Jake Jason is on pace for something only 1 other person at Old Colony RVTHS has ever done. Score 2,000 points in their high school athletic career. Check out the article on SouthCoastToday for more.
The Cougar’s defense was able to hold off Blue Hill’s in the final minutes of the game to win 16-14. Check out the article SouthCoastToday article here to read more.
Games Under the lights: Come check out some great games under the lights by our OC Cougar Athletics during Homecoming week!
10/10/17 Girls Soccer Blue Hills at OC 6pm
10/11/17 Boys Soccer Norfolk @ OC 6 pm
10/13/17 Football Upper Cape at OC 7 pm
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
The role of the parent in the education of a student is vital. The support shown in the home is manifested in the ability of the student to accept the opportunities presented at the school and in life. Click here to read the whole letter.
On Wednesday, January 25th, The Boys Varsity basketball team invited the Cape Hoops sixth grade girls team from Acushnet to be Honorary Captains for the night. This Friday, February 3rd, the Boys Varsity basketball would like to invite all middle school students from the surrounding area to the game free of charge. Just be sure to bring a school ID for admission. The game will feature raffles and halftime events. Hope to see you all there!
The Athletic Department is proud to announce that our student-athletes and
Athletic Dept. have been a recognized by the MSSADA District D Athletic
Directors Association. We have been selected as the representative for the
District Sportsmanship Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Old Colony was
selected as the top school of the 45 schools in our district. This award is
a credit to each student-athlete, coach, staff member and parents who
demonstrate and exemplify the principles of sportsmanship. Special thank
you to Paul Soucy and Cydney Girard who presented on behalf of Old Colony
Athletics. Congratulations on this fantastic honor. Go Cougars!