Minuteman Hall of Fame recognizes 6 alumni, female team, teacher

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UPDATED Nov. 7: Minuteman High School in Lexington honored six accomplished alumni, a trailblazing female athletic team and the memory of an inspirational teacher at the 2022 Hall of Fame Celebration on Friday, Nov. 4.

The Minuteman Hall of Fame honors alumni and former teachers, staff, coaches or teams who have gone above and beyond to exemplify the spirit of Minuteman High School – whether it be in the classroom, on the athletic field, in their community, or in the world of business and industry.

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Minuteman open house held

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Minuteman High School plans to hold its annual "Family Showcase" open house on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school, at 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. To attend, register online >>

The open house is a great way for prospective students (current seventh- and eighth-grade students) and their families to tour the new state-of-the-art facility, and speak with current students, teachers, and staff members to learn more about the school.

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Deadline passes as Minuteman seeks funds for rooftop garden

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UPDATED Oct. 17: Minuteman Regional Technical High School is a finalist to receive $20,000 from the "Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities" charitable giveaway contest from Saint-Gobain North America. Voting closed Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The funds would support a rooftop garden that would be developed and maintained by students in the horticulture and plant science career major. The garden would produce fruits and vegetables with the goal of donating many of the items to nonprofit organizations that help people experiencing food insecurity.

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Minuteman opens with large ninth-grade class

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The 2022-23 school year at Minuteman High School began Aug. 30 with a ninth-grade class of 189, one of the largest in recent memory. 

For the first time in the school’s history, all of the ninth graders live within the nine district towns of Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham and Stow.

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23 adult students, 4 from Arlington, complete programs at Minuteman Technical Institute

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Twenty-three adult students from greater Boston, including four from Arlington, recently completed evening courses in automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology and electricity at Minuteman Technical Institute in Lexington. These students have gained critical knowledge in trades with high demand for skilled workers and that provide long-lasting, economically sustainable careers.

Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI) – the adult evening division of the Minuteman Regional Technical School District – offers 10-month and 15-week career technical education programs throughout the year. The 15-week programs are tuition-free for most applicants because of support from the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet.

MTI is accepting registration for five tuition-free, 15-week programs that begin in September: CNC machine operator, carpentry preapprentice, facilities manager, robotic technician and welding.

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Governor visits Minuteman, awards $1.2m in grants

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Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and several members of the governor’s cabinet visited Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School on July 22 and awarded more than $32 million in grants statewide to modernize equipment at career technical schools and programs.

As part of the award, Minuteman received $1,254,000 in grants from the governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet. Minuteman received $354,000 from the Skills Capital Grant to support equipment for metal fabrication and welding for Minuteman High School and the Minuteman Technical Institute adult evening program. Additionally, Minuteman Technical Institute received $900,000 from the Career Technical Initiative Grant to support programming in carpentry, CNC (computer numeric control) machine operation, plumbing and welding.

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Arlington students among those winning awards for environmental projects

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A team of three environmental science students from Minuteman High School won gold medals at the national SkillsUSA competition in Atlanta for their work certifying a vernal pool in the town of Bolton.

Abigail Bayer of Acton, Cameron French of Arlington and Kevin Mukherjee of Arlington, who will be juniors in Minuteman’s environmental science career major this fall, received the medals in the category “Career Pathways: Natural Resources: Agriculture and Food,” at the national competition, which was held in late June. The team previously won a gold medal at the SkillsUSA Massachusetts state competition in April.

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Animal clinic aims to open at Minuteman in fall '23

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An animal health-and-wellness center to be operated in collaboration with Minuteman High School students and professional staff from Boston Veterinary Clinic (BVC) has tentative plans to open on the Minuteman campus in Lexington in the fall of 2023, Minuteman Superintendent-Director Edward A. Bouquillon and clinic CEO Paul Mataras have announced.

The partnership and opening of the animal clinic mark a milestone for Minuteman’s animal-science career major, which launched last fall. The clinic will be in the East Campus Building, which is separate from the main school building, with its own parking area and easy access for patients and pet parents.

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121 students, 27 from Arlington, graduate from Minuteman

Minuteman High School logoUPDATED: The 121 graduates of the Minuteman High School class of 2022, including 27 from Arlington, bid a spirited goodbye and looked forward with anticipation to the next phase of their lives at the commencement ceremony on June 3 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Graduation began with Principal George Clement, who was master of ceremonies, asking all veterans in the audience to stand and be recognized. He also requested that senior Bradley Winters of Lexington, who will be joining the Air National Guard, to stand for recognition.

The class of 2022 experienced the thrill of being in the new, state-of-the-art Minuteman building which opened in 2019. Then, just five months later, they abruptly transitioned to learning remotely when schools closed statewide for the rest of the academic year because of the pandemic.

View the 2022 graduation photo slideshow with 200+ images

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Minuteman awards nursing certificate to 3 Arlington students

 Minuteman High School logoThree Arlingtonians are among seven students in the Minuteman High School health-assisting career major who recently received their Certified Nursing Assistant Certificates after several months of clinical work and Covid-related obstacles.

The students wore masks and shields and took other precautions to care for patients at long-term care facilities and made up for time lost during quarantine.

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Register for adult-workforce development at Minuteman Tech

15-week programs free for qualified applicants, including recent high school graduates

Minuteman High School logoRegistration is open for 10-month and 15-week* workforce development programs at Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI), the adult evening division of Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District, in such high-demand trades as automotive, cosmetology, electricity, facilities managementCNC machine operationcarpentryrobotic technician and welding. MTI also plans to offer a veterinary assisting program this fall and will share details when completed. 

Classes begin in August or September, depending on the program. Visit minutemanti.org to learn about the admissions process and register. Classes are held weekday evenings and Saturday mornings depending on the program. Minuteman Technical Institute is open to any student over 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED. 

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Arlington Minuteman students among those getting gold for skills

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Seven Minuteman High School students, including those from Arlington, have received gold medals at the 2022 SkillsUSA Massachusetts awards ceremony and will head to the national competition in Atlanta this fall. In total, 16 students from Minuteman received medals at the state competition.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that strives to teach workplace, personal, and technical skills to high school and post-secondary students. Minuteman and numerous other career technical education high schools participate in the statewide competition each year. Students often present projects they have completed that demonstrate the core SkillsUSA framework, which includes workplace skills, personal skills, and technical skills that are grounded in academics.

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Arlington student wins Minuteman Student of the Term award

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Minuteman High School recently recognized four students from Arlington, Lexington, Needham, and Stow with the Student of the Term Award. The award is based on nominations from teachers and celebrates both academic achievement and good citizenship. One student is awarded per grade.

Assistant Principal Brian Tildsley surprised the students, presenting them their awards in class. Later in the week the winners received a certificate and a free lunch with the staff members who nominated them in The District Restaurant at Minuteman.

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Minuteman spotlights 2 Arlington student co-ops

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Minuteman's cooperative-education program, commonly referred to as "co-op," allows students to work at job sites within the scope of their career majors.

Students receive on-the-job training, course credit, and gain hours toward industry-recognized credentials. Co-op is open to seniors all year and juniors for the second half of the year. Here are snapshots of two from Arlington.

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Minuteman hosts first school play in new theater

View slideshow of 'Brainstorm,' exploring adolescent brain

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UPDATED April 11: In April, Minuteman High School will host its first student play for the public in the school’s new state-of-the-art theater, which was constructed with the new school building that opened in 2019.


“Brainstorm” explores the development of the teenage brain and the complications that occur in one of the most volatile times of a person’s life. Significant portions of the “Brainstorm” script were written by the Minuteman student cast.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors or students. Minuteman is located at 758 Marrett Road (Rt. 2A), Lexington.

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