Perpich Arts High School Newsletter 2.8.2017
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Welcome to the ARTS HIGH SCHOOL newsletter! Here you will find celebrations, school-wide announcements, notes, and dates to remember. This newsletter emerged from conversations with Perpich Parents, eager for more avenues in which information is shared.  I'm excited for its possibilities! Thank you for continuing to push our practices as a school, making sure our systems are working to meet the needs of our stakeholders, and ensuring ALL voices are being heard. It's an honor to serve the Perpich community, I truly believe that together we will champion the mission and vision of Perpich, reinvent our selves in the process, and come out as innovative and impactful as ever. 
Perpich's youngest member expressing himself artistically.
Look out Perpich class of 2035!

(Austin Silkey Jones, 18 weeks)
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a note about inclusion @ perpich

Perpich is enriched every single day by students and faculty from diverse backgrounds without regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, geographic region, national origin, or immigration status. I would like to reiterate that Perpich places tremendous value on equity and inclusion; it is inherent in who we are as a community and it’s imperative that our community provides a learning environment that honors all voices and works through conflict together. Perpich faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that every student here knows he, she, or they are valued and respected and that this environment is free from fear, violence, and intimidation. If you or your family are impacted and in need of support with regards to national policy changes, please reach out for support. This is not a matter of politics but rather a matter of equity and inclusion. We will continue to embrace all members of our community and speak truth to light through our artistry. Thank you for being a part of our community.

school-wide announcements

The Perpich PAC was in full effect Thursday night! We had  a phenomenal turnout at our second Parent Advisory Council meeting Thursday, February 2nd. Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend. We are re-assessing our meeting time and hope that even if you weren't able to join us that you'll consider joining one of our newly created committees:  

Parent Coordination 
Admissions + Recruitment 
Student Life  
Fundraising + Event Planning 

Our next large group council meeting will be the first week of March!
Cast your vote
HERE for your preferred day and time. 

Students at Perpich are planning a social justice awareness day for April 13th. If you are affiliated with organizations or presenters that would be interested in supporting this event please reach out to Principal Silkey-Jones.

As Perpich navigates a transition in leadership an Interim Executive Director will be appointed by the Governing Board. A search for a new Executive Director will take place this spring. The board hopes to have a new ED in place by July 1, at which time Perpich will enter an intensive strategic planning process. All stakeholders will be included in both the Executive Director search as well as the strategic planning process. 

This year Perpich has hosted exchange students from China and France and will be sending a group of French students to Paris, France over spring break. In 2018 Perpich plans to send students to both France and Cuba on exchange initiatives. We endeavor to develop global citizens at Perpich and hope all students will participate in some form of global exchange as either a host, shadow, or participant during their time at Perpich.

76% of seniors have been accepted to college thus far! We're striving for 100%! Seniors keep applying (and sharing!) your post-secondary plans. A few highlights from the class of 2017 so far:  Perpich students have been admitted to University of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Minnesota College of Art and Design, Columbia College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Savannah College of Art and Design. Many students have also been awarded full and partial scholarships related to both arts and academic accomplishments. We look forward to celebrating more college acceptances and scholarships in the coming months!


Perpich Students were awarded 97 scholastic honors in the
2017 Minnesota Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards
> Media Arts students were presented thirty-nine Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions 
> Visual Arts students were presented forty Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions 
> Literary Arts students were presented eighteen Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions 
All Gold Key honorees are automatically entered in the national competition. Last year we had seven national winners! 
All the Gold Key works will be on exhibit Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Regis Center for Art’s West Gallery, 418 21st Ave. S., on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. The awards ceremony will be Saturday, Feb. 18, at the gallery. The time has not yet been set.
In addition, Perpich will host an exhibit of Perpich award recipients in the Basta Gallery Feb. 28. 
this week

2.9 | Governing Board Annual Meeting | Visitors Center | 3:00 PM
upcoming dates to remember

2.13 | Love in the Sun Day | Cafeteria | Closed Campus Lunch Provided by Faculty
2.13 | Foundation Board Meeting | Visitors Center | 6 PM
2.16 | Alumni Event | Visitors Center | 4 PM - 6 PM
2.16 | Music Concert | Performance Hall | 7:30 PM
2.17 | Music Concert | Performance Hall | 3 PM
2.28 | Screening of Video Poems & Scholastic Exhibition | Performance Hall | 5 PM
3.2 | Senior Literary Arts | Location TBD | 7:30 PM
3.4 | 3.11 | 3.18 | Audition Review Sessions | Perpich | 8 AM- 4 PM
3. 8 - 3. 11 | Spring Musical Hair | Black Box Theater | 7:30 PM
3.24 | Parent Teacher Conferences | Student Half Day
3.27-3.31 | Spring Break
4.3 | MCA Testing
4.15 | Final Deadline for Admissions for 2017-2018 School Year | Spread the Word!
4.19 | ACT @ Perpich
5.12 | Deadline to Register for Perpich Summer Arts Camp
6.2 | Graduation | Ted Mann Concert Hall University of Minnesota  
6.12-6.23 | Perpich Summer Arts Camp | Perpich | 9 AM - 4 PM

past highlights
1.21 | Admissions Open House | 45 families in attendance
1.26 | Visual Arts Exhibition | Tempus Fugit | Perpich Visual Art Gallery
1.27-1.28 | A Play In A Day | 40 participants (26 non-Perpich students) | 80+ Attendees

2.7 | Junior Literary Arts Presentation @ Open Book in Minneapolis
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