May 13, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Education began the formal rulemaking process for the K-12 Academic Standards in the Arts. The Request for Comments was published in the State Register on May 29, 2018. The department completed the Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR)…
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…
Oliver Lee Cygan (Visual Arts 2016) Selected as Student Speaker for UMD GraduationOliver Lee Cygan
May 14, 2020
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is honoring its 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. It will be a commencement for the history books with the COVID-19 pandemic and…
Trent Ramert (Theater 2020) Receives Central Minnesota Arts Board Scholarship
May 5, 2020
Congratulations to Trent Ramert (Theater 2020) on receiving a Central Minnesota Arts Board $1,500 Student Arts Scholarship! Trent will study Musical Theatre Performance at Columbia College Chicago.
The Central Minnesota Arts Board awarded $24,000 in Arts Scholarships to sixteen students. The Student Arts Scholarship Program is…
Rachel Coyne (Visual Arts 1994) Writes Second Book, Amy Abts (Theater 1994) Provides Illustration
Rachel Coyne (Visual Arts 1994) has written the second book in her Antigone Ravynn Young Adult series. Coyne’s classmate Amy Abts (Theater 1994) provided the cover art for the 2020 published Dante’s Circle. The book is available in e-book format through Amazon.
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Common Ex with Ryan McCartan
April 27, 2020
On Monday, April 27, over 100 students and Perpich faculty joined a video call with Ryan McCartan, the son of Conn McCartan. McCartan is currently back in Minnesota after Broadway closed due to COVID-19.
Ryan McCartan currently plays Hans in Frozen. In 2018,…
Webcomics and more!
If you are missing graphic novels from your local library, here are a few options for you as well as a couple of other sites that might be useful. In addition, there are LOADS of comics online that aren’t available on these apps/websites. You…
Trent Ramert Selected as 2020 Graduation Student Speaker
April 17, 2020
The 2020 Perpich Arts High School Graduation Committee is proud to announce that Trent Ramert (Theater 2020) is the Student Speaker/Master of Ceremonies for this year’s graduation ceremony.
When asked about the honor, Ramert said, “I am so excited and honored to be…