Two Minuteman Revolution football players celebrate a touchdown during Homecoming on October 23. (Photo by Reba Saldanha/Minuteman High School)
Message from Superintendent-Director Ed Bouquillon
It has been a busy fall at Minuteman High School, to say the least. We began the school year with a full return to in-person learning, sports, clubs, events, and activities. It has been a joy to witness all our students return to active engagement in hands-on learning and the moments that define the high school experience. The autumn of 2021 has already marked a couple of significant milestones for Minuteman.

The District Restaurant at Minuteman High School is now accepting phone reservations for its traditional Thanksgiving buffet on Friday, November 19. The school’s salon and automotive repair shop continue to welcome customers now that in-person services are fully resumed.

The District Restaurant is open for in-person dining by reservation every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM while school is in session. Read more.
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School will hold both in-person and virtual events this month for families of middle school-age students who are interested in attending the career technical education high school for the 2022-23 school year.

On Sunday, November 21, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Minuteman will hold its annual open house.
Special thanks to four Minuteman High School Student Ambassadors who volunteered at Lexington Rediscovery Day on Saturday, October 9. Student Ambassadors are students who speak about their experiences as Minuteman High School students at public events. They give tours to guests and often speak with middle school students who are considering enrolling at Minuteman.

We spoke with a large number of people at the event in Lexington. A big thank you to the organizers of Lexington Rediscovery Day and the Town of Lexington for being committed partners of Minuteman High School. Read more.
A big thanks to the Minuteman students, staff, and parents who ran, walked, or volunteered at the annual Battlegreen Run road race in Lexington on Sunday.

Special shout-out to the Culinary Arts students and teachers who prepared, transported, and served vegetarian chili!⠀
The event raises thousands of dollars for local organizations. This year, the Minuteman Parents Association formed a team to raise money for scholarships for #MinutemanHS seniors. The weather was perfect for this fun fall event! 

Two recent Minuteman cosmetology graduates got a taste of the big times – they got to work at New York Fashion Week, assisting with hair styling for models showcasing luxury womenswear for global designer Snow Xue Gao.⠀
Brianna Garrigan '20 (Minuteman High School) and Lauren Ellison '20 (Minuteman Technical Institute adult program), both of Waltham, traveled to New York City with fellow Minuteman alumna Kristin Lopez Cooper '97, the owner of Ailish and Aston Salon. Cooper frequently works for high-profile clients and was hired by Gao. Cooper employs seven (yes, 7) Minuteman alumni at her salon. 

Minuteman High School juniors in the Carpentry and Electrical programs are learning how to install SolaBlock solar masonry technology after the Massachusetts green-energy company received a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to train Minuteman students.

SolaBlock is an innovative way to construct buildings while incorporating clean energy. A SolaBlock is a concrete block with a small solar panel embedded onto it. Multiple SolaBlocks create a “solar wall system” for buildings. The company focuses on net-zero construction solutions. 

Sophia Li, of Acton, was an Engineering Technology major at Minuteman who graduated as the Valedictorian in 2019. She is continuing her studies with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh after being accepted to seven colleges or universities.

At Minuteman, Sophia was a Student Ambassador, president of Girls in STEM, president of the Math Club, a member of Skills USA, and a player on the girls’ soccer and basketball teams. "At first, I wasn’t sure what engineering was, but I wanted to explore it. When I went to Minuteman, I found what I really loved.".

William Frost, of Stoneham, was a Class of 2013 Automotive Technology major at Minuteman High School. He transferred into Minuteman his junior year and credits his experience here with improving his grades and career prospects.

After working in the automotive field, Frost transitioned into a career as a pipefitter, working on HVAC systems for major construction projects. He is a member of the Pipefitters Union Local 537 in Boston and employed full-time with Walsh Mechanical Contractors of Abington..

Minuteman High School has added Animal Science to its list of career technical education (CTE) majors for the 2021-22 school year – addressing the needs of the veterinary industry that is growing rapidly nationwide.

The addition of the Animal Science career major comes amid an increased demand for skilled workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 16 percent by 2029, which is much faster than the 4 percent growth rate for all occupations.

About 20 percent of all U.S. households acquired a dog or a cat during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Read more.
An adult student works in MTI's Electricity program in the fall of 2021. (Photo by Reba Saldanha/Minuteman High School)
Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI) is now accepting student applications for adult workforce development programs that begin in January for the Metal Fabrication and Joining, CNC Machine Operation, Carpentry Pre-Apprentice, and Plumbing Code programs. In addition, MTI will accept applications beginning in January for 10-month programs that start in August 2022. Read more.
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