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Minuteman Hall of Fame inductees announced for dinner Friday

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UPDATED May 5: The Minuteman High School Hall of Fame Committee will hold an in-person Hall of Fame ceremony Friday, May 20, and the inductees have been selected.

There is still time to buy tickets for the 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony, which will be held Friday, May 20, at 6:00 PM inside the new Minuteman High School building, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Minuteman Hall of Fame honors alumni and former teachers, staff, or coaches, 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.

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees:

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Minuteman opens summer program registration for grades 6-8

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Minuteman High School is offering summer enrichment programs for students entering grades six through eight throughout July. Online registration is now open.

The cost is $200 per one-week enrichment course.

School buses will be available for grade six-through-eight students who live in one of Minuteman’s nine member towns: Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham and Stow. Scheduling and route information will be provided after the registration process is complete.

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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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North Carolina educator to start as Minuteman superintendent July 1

Dr. Kathleen DawsonDr. Kathleen Dawson

The Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School Committee has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Kathleen A. Dawson as superintendent-director of the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District, effective July 1.

The School Committee’s vote took place Jan. 26. Since then, the School Committee and Dawson worked collaboratively to arrive at a three-year agreement beginning July 1.

The Minuteman district encompasses nine member towns (Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham and Stow) and includes Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School and Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI), a career technical education program for adults seeking courses in high-demand occupations.

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Minuteman wins grant named after late Sen. Donnelly

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The Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District recently became the only school district to receive funding from the Sen. Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grant to train adults to work in industries that have identified a strong need for skilled employees.

Minuteman is receiving nearly $500,000 to provide evening courses in facilities management through Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI), the adult career technical education (CTE) division of Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington. MTI has three business partners – Jones Lang LaSalle, ABM Industries and Sodexo – to share training resources and provide career pathways for students.
 
Facility managers are responsible for ensuring that a range of systems within an organization operate effectively and harmoniously. Often, facility managers oversee an organization’s largest and most valuable assets, such as property, buildings, inventory, and employee productivity, according to the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).

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Minuteman restaurant hosts scholarship fund-raiser

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The District Restaurant at Minuteman High School will host the eighth-annual Ryan’s Wish fund-raiser to benefit student scholarships on Wednesday, April 13.

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This year’s fund-raiser is barbeque themed and will be open to the public for lunch and dinner service.

All food is prepared and served by students in Minuteman’s culinary arts and hospitality major.

Ryan Eaton was a 2014 Minuteman High School graduate from Watertown who majored in culinary arts.

 It was his wish to establish a scholarship fund in his name to benefit future graduates of Minuteman.

All proceeds from the lunch and dinner will be contributed to the Ryan Eaton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Phone reservations are required for both dinner and lunch service. Tickets are $20 per person.

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Minuteman students earn 17 medals in SkillsUSA district competition

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Seventeen students from Minuteman High School received medals in the SkillsUSA Massachusetts district technical competitions this month.

More than 370,000 vocational-technical students participate in SkillsUSA competitions nationwide annually. Students demonstrate their skills in their career technical areas of study, employability, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety guidelines.

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Minuteman alumnus from Arlington wins on Food Network show

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A Minuteman High School alumnus has beaten Bobby Flay! 

“Bobby Flay was a very kind host and I couldn’t have asked for a better competitor,” Keeley said.Arlington native Jon Keeley,  class of ’01, is now an executive chef at Fire Restaurant and Lounge in Denver.

He went up against celebrity chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network show, “Beat Bobby Flay,” in an episode that premiered on Thursday, Feb. 24. (S29, E8, “Girl Meets Flay.”) 

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Minuteman gets $150k skills grant to expand robotics, automation

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The Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District recently received a $150,000 Skills Capital Grant from the Commonwealth to expand robotics and automation programming. The funding will be used to teach students Industry 4.0 skills amid a rapidly expanding logistics automation and supply chain management industry.

Logistics automation and supply chain management are crucial aspects of today’s global economy and have only increased in importance since the pandemic began. Minuteman is expanding its programming in response to student interest and the needs of the work force. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there has been a 140-percent increase in employees in the transportation and warehousing industry since 2012.

“This is a perfect example of supporting a form of career technical education that directly energizes the regional workforce and the economy,” said Edward A. Bouquillon, Superintendent-Director of Minuteman. “The Skills Capital Grant provides for technology and skills needed today in a rapidly changing global market.”

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Minuteman nominates Bedford senior for award

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Arlington student contended

Katerina Holbrook, a senior from Bedford who is majoring in early education and teaching, has been selected as Minuteman High School’s nominee for the 2022 Walter J. Markham Award, given each year by the Massachusetts Vocational Association (MVA) and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA).

An Arlington senior, Trinity Choroszej, contended for the honor named after a former Massachusetts vocational education administrator. It recognizes a Massachusetts vocational-technical high school senior who has shown a high degree of commitment to and achievement in career and technical education as well as academics, along with significant involvement in their school community. MVA and MAVA's announcement of the winner is forthcoming.

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North Carolina educator named new Minuteman superintendent

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UPDATED Feb. 3: The Minuteman School Committee has voted to name Dr. Kathleen Dawson as the new superintendent.

School spokesman Dan O'Brien told YourArlington about the vote Feb. 3 and said the committee is waiting to issue a full news release once a contract is signed.

Dawson, deputy superintendent of Orange County Schools in North Carolina, will replace Dr. Edward A. Bouquillon, who plans to retire at the end of June after a successful 15-year tenure leading the district. 

The committee voted in favor of Dawson  Jan. 26.

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Arlington Minuteman sophomore among those recognized in term 1

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Four exceptional students from Minuteman High School were recently chosen as Students of the Term for Term 1, Assistant Principal Brian Tildsley announced Dec. 20.

Receiving this honor are freshman Madison Bruno of Lexington, sophomore Annie Lindor of Arlington, junior Elias Bak of Belmont and senior Taien Gorman of Belmont. 

Bruno will be selecting a career major shortly, as will the rest of Minuteman’s freshman class. Lindor is in the cosmetology program, Bak is studying environmental science and Gorman is in culinary arts.

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Arlington Minuteman student among 4 awarded SkillsUSA gold medals

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Students from Minuteman High School and adult students from Minuteman Technical Institute participated in the SkillsUSA Massachusetts' fall leadership conference in Marlborough on Nov. 22. Four Minuteman

High School students, including one from Arlington, received gold medals for their participation in the day, which included guest speakers, workshops and a community-service project.

The day highluighted the SkillsUSA Framework, which focuses on the personal, technical and workplace skills to ensure that students are career ready. At this event, both the high school and adult Minuteman students participated in a community-service project, building picnic tables for the MetroWest YMCA.

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