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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.

Dr. Kathleen A. Dawson, the new superintendent-director of the Minuteman Regional Technical School District, greeted students as they arrived for the first day of school, along with Minuteman High School Principal George Clement and several other administrators and teachers.

Minuteman Regional Technical School District Superintendent-Director Kathleen A. Dawson greets a student on the first day of the school year, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.Minuteman Regional Technical School District Superintendent-Director Kathleen A. Dawson greets a student on the first day of the school year, Tuesday, Aug. 30. / Photo by Reba Saldanha)

Minuteman combines core content teaching with 19 career technical-education majors, along with sports, clubs, events, and more. Last year, 98 percent of graduates entered college/university or a career in their field of study within a few months of graduation.


This news announcement was published Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, based on information from Dan O'Brien of Minuteman. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase prepared it for publication.