Welcome to the Minuteman Parents Association

Congratulations to this year’s MPA scholarship winners! 

Pathways Awards go to at least one student in each of Minuteman’s five career and technical education pathways.

Trades and Transportation: Jack Primpas Nolan Griffin

Communications & Media: Connor MacKenzie Jonathan Bradbury

Engineering and Production: Jaime Lehoux

Health, Hospitality and Human Services: Rylan King Saleena Kahn Melanie Mytych Emma Heckman

Agriculture, Environment and Life Sciences: Elias Bak Blaise Anderson 

The Minuteman Revolutionary Award goes to students who demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, sportsmanship, or commitment to community service or who overcame significant challenges to achieve success

This year’s winners are: Sabine Adams Nicolette Stamos 

Two Honorable Mention Certificates were also presented to two very accomplished students whose passion and dedication for their school and their studies shone through: Josh Formaggio Annie Brosnan 

New this year the Layla Lubin (MMHS'22) Leadership Award is awarded to students who sought to improve the student experience and climate at Minuteman, especially for students of color: • Nyah Bordeau 

All awardees received certificates at Senior Awards night and will each get an e-check for $500. Thank you to Scholarship Chair, Stephanie Ettinger De Cuba and Mr. Joncas for their work in this process! THIS is why we fundraise and it was an honor to recognize these kids. Thank you to all of you who participated in fundraisers, whether you ran/walked at Battlegreen, ordered food from WECO, bought spirit wear, shopped Amazon, or gave to our spring fundraiser. YOU made this possible!

Congratulations to all of you and to the entire graduating Class of 2023!! 

The June MPA meeting will be in-person!

 Revolution Food Hall in Lexington at 6pm on Thursday, June 15. 

Please join us if you can!


How to Talk to Kids About Gun Violence!

Free Zoom Webinar (follow link below)

How To Talk to Kids About Gun Violence

June 7, 7:00 - 8:00 pm 

Spear-headed by Minuteman parent Beth Saunders who serves as the Be SMART lead for the Arlington chapter of Moms Demand Action. Their objective is to connect with schools and other local organizations to normalize the conversation around safe gun storage. 


Follow this PDF link to read the MPA Policy Statement and list of Parent Resources related to the Superintendent's recent decision not to renew Principal Clement's contract. 


MPA Leadership for 2023

Jinna Penachio - President (on leave)

Courtney Zwirn - Vice President / Acting President

Silvia Dominguez-Bodie, Treasurer

Will Barker - Secretary

Shelley Scruggs, Claudia Donnet & Erin Palmer - Communications - Website, Facebook Group & Daily Announcements

Open Position - Spirit Wear On-line Store

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba - Head of Scholarship Committee

Michele Abroff - Teacher Appreciation Week

Minakshi Singal - Parent Outreach

Please feel free to reach out to the MPA Leadership via email at 


Past events:

The 2022 Battlegreen Run (Sunday, November 6)
was a Great Success, raising $3,555 online for Minuteman Scholarships! 

A Special Thanks to All Participants, Donors & Sponsors!

MPA Annual Meeting
October 2, 2022

Notes from the meeting below, including remarks from Principal Clement and Superintendent Dawson

As a part of her Entry Plan, Superintendent Dawson, would like to hear from Minuteman parents and students.  Please submit questions and feedback for her using this form!

Dr. Dawson's Entry Plan slides

10.2.22 MPA meeting - notes.pdf
Dr. Dawson's Entry Plan v.2--MPA.pdf

All the information you need about school issues - bus schedules, lunches, school schedules, etc. can be found on the Minuteman website.

For an overview of Minuteman communications and how to locate various information on the website, please see the slide deck below.

2022-23 Comms Guide for Parents.pptx

How to get involved

1. Join our monthly virtual Zoom calls to find out what we are working on and where/how we need help. 

2. Help us Raise Funds for Scholarships. See our Events Page to learn about Dine Around and Take out for Minuteman.  

3. Shop and support Minuteman. 

4. Sign up for the private MPA Facebook page  *for current parents/guardians of MMHS students.  You can access resources, post questions, and meet other families.  

*Please answer three questions to be admitted to the group. 

On April 10, 2022, the MPA hosted our first in-person event in over 2 years. This Open House gave parents a chance to tour the building, hear from Mr. Clement, purchase Minuteman swag, and make connections with other Minuteman parents! Minuteman parent, Alfonso Velasquez, created this awesome video of the event.

The MPA Mission                                                                  

The Minuteman Parent Association Inc. seeks to promote the intellectual, social, and physical well-being of high school students of Minuteman High School by supporting the philosophy of technical and vocational education; fundraising to benefit students and faculty; and promoting cooperation and communication among the school, parents, and the community.

 The Minuteman Parent Association Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contact us at MPA-president@MinutemanPA.org