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)…
Lisa Swenson (Literary Arts 1996) receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Lisa Swenson (Literary Arts 1996) has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Swenson teaches sixth grade science at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Music for PreK Classes Workshop
Perpich Professional Development & Resource Programs hosted a workshop in early October on the topic of Music for PreK Classes. Participants took away a better understanding of three-year-old and four-year-old children plus countless songs and finger plays.
Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist, said, “Participants took…
Perpich Students Shine at Portfolio Day 2019
On Monday, October 7, students at Perpich Arts High School participated in Portfolio Day, celebrating college and career readiness. For over 20 years each October, Perpich sponsors a Portfolio Day, offered in conjunction with a national portfolio day at Minneapolis College of Art and…
Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist
Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…
Perpich Junior selected for Access/Print Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Essence Young (Visual Arts 2021) has been selected as one of only three students for this fall’s ACCESS/PRINT Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Essence is the fifth Perpich student in the past four years to be selected for this fantastic program.
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…