Sophomore Multimedia Engineering students Clinton Arthur, Benny Murray, and Jonathan Bradbury film a video with a bear costume as part of a class project on March 1.
Message from Superintendent Ed Bouquillon
Dear Minuteman High School Community,

We’re beginning the month on an exciting note: We’ve safely brought back more students for daily in-person learning and we’ve begun the acceptance process for next year’s ninth graders.

It was a great feeling to welcome more students back into our new building on March 1, when we increased to two grades of students receiving in-person instruction.

Luciano Garreffi, a senior in the Advanced Manufacturing career major from Lancaster, is a Student Ambassador and played on the soccer and tennis teams. Luciano speaks with middle school students who are considering applying to Minuteman.

Luciano loves hands-on learning and is doing well in the Advanced Manufacturing career major, which has him working on high-tech machinery. He works as a snowboarding instructor at Wachusett Mountain and is planning to join the U.S. Marines after graduation.

Tristin O’Connor, a Bolton native from the Minuteman Class of 2016, was an Environmental Science major, co-president of Girls in STEM, member of the Student Council (including co-president her freshman through junior year), cheerleader, and president Minuteman’s chapters of SkillsUSA and National Honor Society, among others.

She graduated from Fairfield University in 2020 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She works as a mechanical engineer for a U.S. aerial delivery systems team at the Natick Soldiers Systems Center.

In what has been a historically difficult year for parents with full-time jobs, Minuteman has provided the children of teachers and staff with support for their remote schooling through the Facilitated Learning Program.

The program was launched in September to assist Minuteman teachers and staff whose own children in grades kindergarten through 8 would be conducting remote learning due to the pandemic. The program is staffed by an assistant teacher, two paraprofessionals, and high school students in Minuteman’s Early Education and Teaching career major.

The Soup Group launched in mid-January as a way to serve the public due to limitations on in-person dining at Minuteman’s student-run restaurant, The District. Since then, customers have purchased about 700 quarts of soup. Students have sold out over the past three weeks with about 200 customers per week. They also sell entrees, baked desserts and herbs grown by students in Minuteman’s greenhouse.

In addition, Culinary Arts students have made 3,000 meals since October 1 for people in need through partnerships with Food Link MA and the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry .

Minuteman Technical Institute is an evening career technical education program for adult students.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet has awarded Minuteman and seven other vocational-technical school districts $1.3 million to expand workforce training for unemployed and underemployed adults.

Minuteman was awarded $110,000 from the Career Technical Initiative Grant to provide free, 300-hour training programs in carpentry and computer numeric control (CNC) machine operation through Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI), the district’s evening adult workforce education program. Read more.
Brianna Phipps enrolled in Minuteman Technical Institute’s (MTI) Automotive Technology program in the fall of 2020. Brianna, who is from Bedford, said she always wanted to work on cars, but enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University after high school because many people encouraged her to attend college. When the pandemic forced colleges to hold classes online in the spring of 2020, she made the decision to leave and enroll in MTI. She also works during the day at the Toyota dealership in Lexington.

About Minuteman
Minuteman is an award-winning regional career and technical high school and continuing education institution that integrates robust academic and technical learning. As an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), Minuteman challenges all students to aspire to their full potential, accelerate their learning, and achieve success in the 21st-century global community. Located in Lexington in a new state-of-the-art facility, Minuteman’s member towns are Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow. Learn more at