Category: News

School nurse achieves national certification


The Administration at Old Colony Regional Tech is proud to announce that school nurse, Paula Ward, has achieved national certification by the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. This voluntary credential serves to highlight Mrs. Ward’s commitment to the profession and her support for the needs of children.

Mrs. Ward, a Mattapoisett resident, has served the staff and students at the Rochester technical school since 2001.

Automotive seniors pass ASE test

Nine Old Colony Automotive Department seniors recently passed the Automotive Service Excellence Test. The ASE test is an EPA-approved program that meets Section 609 of the Clean Air Act of 1990. This certification allows our students to operate Automotive Air Condition Recovery and Recycling equipment at their place of employment. The following Automotive Technology students passed the ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Shop Test:

Name Town
Gordon Boardman Acushnet
Jay Burtch Acushnet
David Cordeiro Lakeville
Patrick Elfen Mattapoisett
Tyler Fitzpatrick Freetown
Victoria Guillette Acushnet
Russell Michaud Acushnet
Joshua Sorenson Acushnet
Stanley Tomkiewicz Acushnet

SkillsUSA VICA officers elected

The SkillsUSA VICA Chapter at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School completed its election this year. Elected to serve as officers of the organization were:

  • President – Andre Arsenault (Acushnet)
  • Vice President – Erin Mello (Acushnet)
  • Secretary – Desiree Genard (Acushnet)
  • Treasurer – Jacqueline Fagan (Freetown)
  • Reporter – Timothy Blanchard (Carver)
  • Historian – Ryan Daniel (Rochester)
  • Parliamentarian – Jennifer Howes (Lakeville)
  • Ambassador – Lethia Tate (Lakeville)
  • Ambassador – Rachel Cardoza (Acushnet)

School Council meetings announced

Under the leadership of the Assistant Superintendent/Principal, the School Council at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will be meeting on the following Wednesdays at 3:00 PM:

  • October 20, 2004
  • November 17, 2004
  • December 15, 2004
  • January 19, 2004
  • February 16, 2005
  • March 16, 2005
  • April 27, 2005
  • May 18, 2005
  • June 15, 2005

Automotive students to compete in Boston

Old Colony Automotive junior Glenn Bassett (Lakeville) and sophomore James Richard (Acushnet) will be participating in the statewide 2004 Massachusetts Automotive Dealers Association Underclassmen Competition in Boston.

Glenn and James will be undertaking the Hands-On Competition, which will be done on simulated vehicles.

Automotive scores for Old Colony students ranged from 10 to 15 points higher than last year’s students.