Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…
Dedication Day 2019
Dedication Day 2019 was September 24. Dedication is a Perpich tradition where new students and faculty/staff are welcomed into the Perpich community. This year’s ceremony featured speeches from students in all six art areas (Noah Engebretson, Catherine Hinz, Anna Miller, Lucy Roberts-Niemann, Ash Wood,…
Katie Bush, Chalk Artist, leads hands-on workshop
Chalk artist Katie Bush led a hands-on workshop with Perpich students and faculty on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Bush is a freelance artist who specializes in 2D and 3D chalk art, hand lettering, sign painting, menu art, retail art, murals, and more. As part of…
Perpich Library now has a Zine Collection
The Perpich Library started a zine collection this summer! What is a zine? They are self-published works created to share thoughts, feelings, art, experience, knowledge, and more with others. A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually…
Harding and Lein Walseth lead Osseo educators in Arts Integration Professional Development
Mary Harding (Education Specialist in Dance) and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Education Specialist in Theater) partnered with Zanewood Community School in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools for a day of professional development in August, 2019. Harding and Lein Walseth presented an arts integration unit…
Sonder: Perpich Studio Arts Summer Project Exhibition – September, 2019
This exhibition features work from all visual and media arts students. Each student was asked to create a work of art over the summer. Themes explored include self-portraits: present and future, inner and outer and memory.
Noun. sonder (uncountable) (neologism) The profound feeling of realizing…
Perpich Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist
Perpich Senior Mary Pfeifer has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Mary Pfeifer is a Visual Arts student from Rochester, Minnesota, and the daughter of Margaret and Eric Pfeifer.
National Merit Semifinalists are determined by their performance on the Preliminary…
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…
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…
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,…