Arts High School News
New Picture Books by BIPOC Authors
June 24, 2020
These are a few of the newest picture books by Black, Indigenous, and people of color added to Perpich Library’s Children’s Arts and Diversity Collection. The collection focuses on picture books that reflect the life experiences and cultures of all people.
1. Birdsong by…
Tribute Art by Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) Receives National RecognitionFaith Blackstone next to her tribute art at the funeral of George Floyd
June 11, 2020
Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) created two pieces of tribute art for George Floyd, the man killed by Minneapolis police officers during an arrest in late…
Missy Whiteman (Visual Arts 1995) Receives 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Media ArtistsMissy Whiteman
June 10, 2020
Missy Whiteman (Visual Arts 1995) has been named one of four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Media Artists. The other fellows are David J. Buchanan of Minneapolis, Cy Dodson of Minneapolis, and…
Challenging Days and Support
June 1, 2020
We have had many challenging days and our hearts are heavy and our bodies exhausted. I am writing to remind you that we, your Perpich community, are here to support you. I understand many of you may be struggling emotionally as…
Important Message about May 30th Curfew
May 30, 2020
Greetings, Perpich community,
We remain deeply troubled by the death of George Floyd and the events that have taken place since Monday. We respect the right to freedom of assembly, as well as each family’s personal decision about whether and how to engage….
Marla Riemer Retires After Nearly 25 Years at PerpichMarla Riemer
May 29, 2020
Marla Riemer, Perpich Arts High School Administrative Specialist, is retiring from Perpich after nearly 25 years and a total of 30 years with the State. Her last day at Perpich will be Tuesday, July 7th.
When asked to…
A letter to Perpich Students and Families on the Death of George Floyd
May 28, 2020
Dear Perpich Arts High School Community,
It is not often that words escape me, but I am struggling to come up with the appropriate message a leader should deliver in a time such as this. The death of George Floyd has left me…
Student Films Selected for 2020 EDU Film Festival
May 21, 2020
The 2020 EDU Film Festival has selected two short films by Perpich seniors. The films will be included in this year’s streamed film festival on May 29, 2020.
Breath of Spring is about a young woman on a picnic who impulsively dances when a sentimental song plays…
Feel-Good Books During Trying Times
May 14, 2020
Times are tough, and sometimes you need to escape the real world for awhile by reading a good book. Whether you are laughing, learning something fascinating, visiting another world, experiencing new love, or being inspired by someone else’s life – reading can…