Recent 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…

  • Conn McCartan Receives Fine Arts Recognition

    June 17, 2020

    Conn McCartan, Perpich Arts High School Principal, was honored with the Em Stark Dedication Award from Eden Prairie High School. The award is given annually by Eden Prairie Fine Arts faculty to a staff member who demonstrated a commitment to the arts…

  • Tribute Art by Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) Receives National Recognition

    Faith 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 Artists

    Missy 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

    Dear students,

    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

    Marla Riemer Retires After Nearly 25 Years at Perpich

    Marla 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…