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  • Regional Arts Teacher Leaders meet for Summer Workshop

    Our Regional Arts Teacher Leaders were hard at work mid-August, preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. This network of expert teachers signed up to advocate and expand arts education through the state of Minnesota. The team of 70 educators represent all arts areas and…

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  • Dr. Charles Rick to be Interim Executive Director for the 19-20 school year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Dr. Charles Rick will serve as our interim executive director for the 2019-2020 school year. Charles’ start date will be 8/13/19.

    Dr. Rick holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from…

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  • Conn McCartan to be Interim High School Principal for the 19-20 School Year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Conn McCartan will serve as our interim high school principal for the 19-20 school year. Conn’s start date was 8/5/19.

    Conn McCartan’s educational career spans 36 years. During that time,…

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  • Curt Tryggestad

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Announces Departure

    Tryggestad has led the agency since August, 2017.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced Thursday, June 20, that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools. His last day at Perpich will be determined…

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  • Minnesota Commissioner of Education

    Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Joins Perpich Board

    The Commissioner of Education, or their designee, serves on the Perpich Board of Directors as an ex officio member per the 2017 Education Omnibus Bill.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker as an ex officio member…

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  • Perpich News

    Perpich Spirit Shop Now Open

    The Perpich Spring 2019 Spirit Shop is now open!

    ORDERS END FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019 – EVERYTHING WILL BE DELIVERED TO PERPICH ON JUNE 3, 2019 All items need to be picked up at Perpich Center for Arts Education; no items will be shipped to…

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  • equity conference

    Registration is Now Open for Equity Through the Arts: Change Starts With/In Us

    A conference for Arts Educators to better understand: WHAT WE’VE INHERITED, WHAT WE CARRY, HOW WE RELATE, and WHAT WE CAN DO TO START DISMANTLING INEQUITY IN AND THROUGH THE ARTS.

    Registration for the upcoming Equity Through the Arts: Change Starts With/In Us conference is…

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  • scholastic award

    Perpich Success in MN Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    The Minnesota Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been announced.
    The Minnesota Scholastic ART Awards have been announced. This year, Perpich Arts High School students received 63 total awards: 14 Gold, 17 Silver, and 32 Honorable Mentions.

    There are 97 schools in Minnesota receiving awards. Of…

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