Perpich Arts High School Newsletter 3.10.2017
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this week at Perpich...
Perpich PAC 
(Parent Advisory Council) NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 3rd 6:00 p.m.- 8:00p.m.
Perpich Visitor's Center

behind the scenes at hair

Come see the final two performances of Hair!
Friday and Saturday night at 7:30p.m.
$8/Adults | $5/Students
legislative update

Legislative Update from Interim Executive Director Peg Birk
Perpich was represented at a legislative hearing this week by Chair Ben Vander Kooi and Ahava Silkey Jones before the House Government Operations and Election Policy Committee, HF1826. Mary Schaefle, executive director of Minnesota Music Educators Association, also testified in support of the importance of the state-wide outreach programs. The bill passed on a party-line vote 10-6 and was re-referred to the House Education Finance Committee. The government affairs committee will be focusing on the Senate and the Governor's Office in the next few weeks with individual meetings with key legislators and testifying where necessary at hearings. We are staying calm, strategic and focused. I encourage those who are interested in more detail to create an account at to follow the bills. For those who do not, here is a snapshot of bills introduced since my last update.
  • Senate companion bills, SF859 and SF1860 have also been introduced but hearings have not yet been scheduled. 
  • SF1765 was introduced to appropriate to Turnaround Arts $375,000 in FY2018 and $375,000 in FY2019.
  • SF640 was introduced to appropriate $2.3 million for capital asset preservation and improvements.
  • SF718 was introduced in for general fund appropriations for $8,330,000 in FY2018 and FY2019 $8,803,000. Also funding for technology of $1,285,000 in FY2018 and $975,000 is also included in the bill.
  • SF1979, a bill related to Perpich board and executive director qualifications was also introduced.
Board Update
A search committee for the new executive director has been selected. They will begin meeting March 23. We have approximately 18 applicants at this point in time. The job posting is open until March 17.
art work on display

Nadja Hunt, senior literary arts, has a watercolor exhibit at The Hook and Ladder. The Literary students performed their writings last Thursday to great reviews.

@ the walker

Kamryn Friedrich and Dani Rogers had their video poems screened at the Walker Art Center as part of the Twin Cities Youth Media Event. 
student recognition

Eli Cooper, media senior, was selected as a Finalist in the Photographer's Forum 37th Annual College and High School Photography contest. They received close to 13,000 photographs from the U.S., Canada and around the world. View Eli's selected image, and others, here.
how you can help spread the word!

1. April 15th Second-Round Deadline.  It's NOT too late to apply for 2017-18.
2.  Summer Art Camp!!!  Create Art With Professionals!!!  Grades 8-12, novice or experienced

ASK friends to help spread the word.
TELL a high-schooler about Perpich.
SHARE this information any way you can.
PERSONALIZE the invite to make it real.
PRINT the postcard and flier (see links below) for distribution to anyone and everyone.
POST them anywhere and everywhere.
COMPETE with those adorable Girl Scouts for attention at the lunchroom table at work.
CONNECT with others who can help spread the word: counselors, teachers, faith leaders, local art instructors.
TALK TO ANNE with other ideas for promoting the April 15th deadline and Summer Camp.  If we all pull hard in the same direction, students will benefit and Perpich will thrive.

Camp Flyer
Arts High School Flyer
life @ the dorm

Looking to contribute to life at the dorm? 
Note from admissions coordinator and dorm director on items to collect!

1. A bean bag sack would be fun
2. Twin bedspreads
3. Some comfy looking big pillows for lounging 
4. Colorful area rugs
science class

In Material Science, Students have been studying the properties of glass and glazes. Students made their own "glass" out of sugar instead of sand, creating colorful and edible stained glass sheets. They also made their own fiber glass (cotton candy) using a similar method used by factories to make that fluffy pink insulation found in houses to keep out the cold.

state competition

Alex Magozzi (Junior) will be representing Perpich Arts High School this Saturday in the girls State Weight Lifting meet. Wishing her a great meet!
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We had a vibrant meeting of the Perpich Advisory Council on Monday, March 6th. Committee meetings are in full effect (contact me if you'd like to join!). Our next meeting is scheduled for April 3rd from 6p.m.-8p.m. in the Visitors Center. 

A reminder, students will have a half-day of school on Friday, March 24 and will start their spring break. Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Friday, March 24, from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. If these dates/times do not work for you, we can arrange for  you to meet your student's teachers at a more convenient time.

Attendance is essential at Perpich, part of being a successful student is participating fully in classes and the greater Perpich community. A reminder that students are allotted no more than three (3) unexcused absences per semester (5 tardies equals 1 unexcused absence) and no more than 12 excused or unexcused absences. Please communicate all excused absences to Karla at 763-279-4199.
cuteness corner

Austin is making finger paint butterflies in this interpretive piece. 
looking ahead...
3.11 | Audition Review Sessions | Perpich | 8 AM- 4 PM
3.10 - 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 
5.2-5.9 | AP Testing
5.12 | Deadline to Register for Perpich Summer Arts Camp
5.19 | Gala
6.2 | Graduation | Ted Mann Concert Hall University of Minnesota  
6.12-6.23 | Perpich Summer Arts Camp | Perpich | 9 AM - 4 PM
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