Perpich Center celebrates 20 yearsThe Perpich Center Arts High School will celebrate its 20th anniversary by hosting "Live from Perpich!" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The family-oriented community and fundraising event will feature games, creative activities for all ages, a trivia contest, performances and artists. Proceeds will benefit the school's foundation. Admission is free.

Perpich hosts 'Into the Woods'The Perpich Center for Arts Education will present "Into the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. May 11-14. The musical will be performed by junior and senior students from all over Minnesota. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens and free for Arts High School staff and students. To make a reservation, call 763-591-4769.

Congressional art competition winnersThe Perpich Center for Arts Education will hold an awards reception for the Congressional Art Competition from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison. The winning selection will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Second- and third-place winners will hang in Ellison's offices.


Math team wins fourth title in a rowWayzata High School's math team won its fourth consecutive state championship tier I title in March at the 26th Minnesota Mathematics League State Tournament. This is the seventh time in the past nine years the high school's math team has won the state title.

Participating in the tournament were seniors Rohit Agrawal, Gaurav Singh, Kelly Chen, Larry Lee and Brian Tu; juniors Duligur Ibeling and Sahiba Singh; sophomores Miri Choi, Jacob Kautzky, Abram Sanderson and Roy Zhao; and freshmen Priyanka Narayan, Apekshya Panda and William Zeng. The team is led by head coach Thomas Kilkelly and assistant coach William Skerbitz.


Benilde hosts spring musicalBenilde-St. Margaret's School will host "High School Musical" in May. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 13 and 14, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 15. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students and free for children under 5. They can be purchased at


Oak Point raises $42,000 for charityStudents and staff at Oak Point Intermediate School in Eden Prairie raised more than $42,000 recently for the 20th annual "Pennies for Patients" charity drive, earning the top spot for the most money collected by schools in the region.

The drive raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year, 66,000 schools from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the drive, raising $750,000 for the organization.


Jefferson presenting "Our Town"Bloomington Jefferson High School will present "Our Town" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. A special senior performance will be held at 5 p.m. today for $5. Call 800-838-3006 for ticket reservations or go to

Students win President's AwardsTwo Bloomington Jefferson High School students have earned President's Volunteer Service Awards.

Junior Cori Johnson received the honor for her service in volunteering for this year's Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk-a-thon.

Max Woodrich was recognized for his role as co-founder of Bloomington's thinkPINKkids organization that has raised $75,000 for breast cancer research.

The award is presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Obama.


Charter school infoBeacon Preparatory School at 8600 Bloomington Av. S. will host an information session for prospective families on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For details, go to