2004

Old Colony to participate in SOS program

– (12/6/04) The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School District, at the request of the Assistant Superintendent/Principal, has been selected for participation in the S.O.S. Suicide Prevention Program. The program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The S.O.S. (Signs of Suicide) Program has been implemented in more then 1,300 schools nationwide. …

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School Committee adopts SPEDPAC by-laws

– (12/6/04) At its November meeting, the Old Colony District School Committee adopted by-laws for the Special Education Parent’s Advisory Council (SPEDPAC). State Department of Education regulations require that by-laws be adopted for each district’s SPEDPAC. As with vocational program advisory committees, the SPEDPAC will be meeting a minimum of two times per year. The …

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Mr. Brown appointed to MAVA task force

– (12/6/04) A SouthCoast administrator has been appointed to a committee for the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators for the 2004-2005 school year. Old Colony Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Gary Brown, was appointed to the MAVA Strategic Planning Task Force focusing on the Delivery of Curriculum and Instruction. The Task Force began its efforts in early November.

Machine & Tool instructor named to COP committee

– (12/6/04) A vocational faculty member at Old Colony has been appointed to a committee for the development of the State Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. Due in part to the new Chapter 74 regulations, some elements relating to the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency have changed. Old Colony is pleased to announce the statewide appointment of …

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Two attend MASC/MASS conference

– (12/6/04) An administrator and a school committee member from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School attended the 40th Annual Joint Conference of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS). Superintendent-Director, David J. Ferreira, and Rochester School Committee member, Augusto B. Costa, reported that the conferences …

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Superintendent moderates NEASC conference

– (12/6/04) The Superintendent-Director at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School recently served as a moderator at the 119th Annual Meeting and Conference of the New England Association of School and Colleges. The presenter of the December 3, 2004, conference was Braden Goetz, Director of Policy, Research and Evaluation Office of Vocational and Adult …

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Committee to conduct policy review

– (12/6/04) School Committee Chairman, Vincent Ryan of Rochester, has appointed a five-number committee to conduct a policy review and revision. The committee will begin next month to review and developed policy to govern the operation of the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School District. Appointed to serve by Chairman Ryan were: Acushnet- Linda …

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Five staff members complete AED training

– (12/6/04) Five staff members at Old Colony successfully completed voluntary defibrillator training last month. The individuals were trained to use an AED in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. AED (automatic external defibrillators) have been available at Old Colony for a number of years. Successfully trained staff include: Jeanne Butler (Health Careers) Robert Francis (Carpentry) …

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Health Careers Program continues its excellence

– (12/6/04) The Division of Health Care Quality of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is one of the agencies that certifies the Health Careers Program at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. The state agency is responsible for approving training programs in Health Careers throughout the Commonwealth. The Health Careers Program at Old …

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Trainworks & Old Colony begin pilot program

– (12/6/04) Trainworks International, Inc. and Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School have entered into a Pilot relationship. Old Colony’s Computer Information Technology and Electrical Departments will implement the system for a trial period of one year. The Departments will submit student data to Skills Plus. In turn, the program will be set up …

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Students attend criminal justice careers presentation

– (12/1/04) Old Colony students interested in the criminal justice field attended a presentation by two law enforcement officials on Dec. 1, 2004, in the cafetorium. Rochester Police Sergeant William Chamberlain discussed the many career opportunities in law enforcement and the skills necessary for success. Forensic Chemist Melissa Marino, of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department …

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Mrs. Foskett appointed to state review team

– (11/1/04) Patricia Foskett, the Special Services Coordinator at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, has been appointed by Commissioner David Driscoll to serve on the 2004-2005 Coordinated Program Review Onsite Teams. The Massachusetts Department of Education conducts reviews of Title I, Special Education, Perkins, and Civil Rights on a five-year basis. Mrs. Foskett …

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Mr. Overton appointed to NHS Faculty Council

– (11/1/04) Superintendent-Director, David J. Ferreira, and National Honor Society Advisor, Christine Watling, have selected Graphic Communication and Design teacher Charles Overton for the Faculty Council of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society. Mr. Overton has been an ardent supporter of the Chapter and has been a chaperone for the NHS National …

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Two staff members appointed to MAVA posts

– (11/1/04) Two members of the professional staff at Old Colony Tech have been appointed to various positions in the Massachusetts Vocational Association (MVA). Instructors Jeanne Butler (Health Careers) and Steven Miranda (Culinary Arts) are serving as MVA Building Representatives for the 2004-2005 school year. The election of officers for the Southeast Chapter of MVA …

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