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  • Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2021

    September 17, 2021

    This week we celebrate National Arts in Education Week. Recently I came across an article by Americans for the Arts that highlights 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021. I encourage you to check out the article. After reading it, the…

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  • Books About Fashion

    September 14, 2021

    Fashion Week MN is September 12-18; the library is celebrating with a display of fashion-filled books chosen by library TA Rosella Stewart. Listed below are just a few examples of what we have to offer. All items on this list are available…

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  • Perpich Studio Arts Presents “Active Reactions” Self-Portrait Exhibition, Dance and Literary Arts Students Perform at Opening

    September 3, 2021

    Perpich Studio Arts students opened their first exhibition of the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. The exhibition is showing in the Perpich Gallery through October 30, 2021.

    Titled Action Reactions, the show features artwork created over the summer by Perpich…

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  • A Note from Conn McCartan on the Start of the 2021-2022 School Year

    August 23, 2021

    As I write this, I am most anxious to start the school year. I choose the word anxious intentionally. There is so much to look forward to as the school year begins. We have a student body that is 40% larger than…

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  • Hwy 55 Closing This Weekend for Mill and Overlay Project

    August 20, 2021

    Traffic Alert: Resurfacing on Highway 55 Means Weekend Detour in Golden Valley, 10:00 p.m. Friday, August 20 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 23

    Greetings Dorm Students and Dorm Families,

    The MN Department of Transportation will be working on Highway 55 the weekend of dorm…

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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources for Educators

    August 19, 2021

    It’s the beginning of the school year! Here are some book recommendations for educators by the Perpich librarian in collaboration with the Perpich arts education specialists. This curated list is intended to offer compiled research and a variety of perspectives to support…

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  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    August 18, 2021

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) launched the 2021-2023 CAPP cohort with a Kick-off Conference on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th. Twenty-seven arts specialists, classroom teachers, and administrators attended the two-day virtual event to commence this strategic planning program for…

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  • Arts Standards Required Implementation Year Delay

    August 1, 2021
    The following language was included in the 2021 K-12 Education Omnibus bill:

    “REVISED ACADEMIC STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION SUSPENSION. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, the commissioner of education must suspend until June 1, 2023 any implementation of revised academic standards not already implemented as of…

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  • Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth and Theater Educators Present “A Breath for George” at National Conference

    George Floyd Mural Memorial Photo Credit: Regina Marie Williams

    July 26, 2021

    On Friday, July 23, 2021, Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth, Education Specialist in Theater, and a group of theater educators presented a panel session at the American Alliance for Theatre and…

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