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Both Harambee and Crosswinds have now found a new home. Harambee is being run by the Roseville school district and Crosswinds is being run by the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Both schools supply transportation for students from the 10 EMID member districts, and both schools also welcome open enrollment students. Our schools are year-round, integrated, magnet schools which focus on arts and the environment. Enroll in Crosswinds today!

  • Parents United Legislative Kickoff Hi EMID Friends! I thought you would like to know that the Parents United Legislative Kickoff is planned for Saturday, January 10th at 9am. There is no fee for this event, but Parents United does ask that you please RSVP so they know how many are coming. This is the beginning of a new biennium, ...
  • Crosswinds Update for Start of School School starts next week, on Tuesday 9/2! Can you believe it? The best way to catch up on these and other staff changes at Crosswinds will be to attend the Back To School Night programs on Thursday (8/28, tomorrow!). The program for new students starts at 6pm, returning students are expected at 6:30pm. Here is a ...
  • Talking Circle, 8/26 JoAnn Ward will lead a Talking Circle assisted by Leslye Taylor. This is for parents and alumni students to share in a safe circle space all that needs to be expressed from our experiences. If there is time, we might envision about what we are moving into together. We’ll have some time to visit together ...
  • MSR: Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive The second part of Isaac Peterson’s story about Crosswinds was on the front page of the 7/24/2014 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, “Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive.” According to State Representative Carlos Mariani, who fought for Crosswind’s continued independence, a meeting at the school after the end of the session led to ...
  • MSR: Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt Isaac Peterson had a story on the front page of the 7/17/2014 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, “Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt.” He begins: Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which decreed an end to school desegregation. More ...
  • The Deed is Done We have received word that both Crosswinds and Harambee have officially been transferred to their new homes! Sue Mackert, Director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, reports that Perpich has received the deed to Crosswinds and Shari Thompson, now of the Roseville Area Schools, reports that ISD 623 now hold the deed to Harambee. Please ...
  • EMID Families Reunion and Fundraiser, 7/19 Crosswinds and Harambee both have a long future ahead of them thanks to the incredible work of EMID Families and our supporters in the Minnesota legislature. Please join us for this celebration of our accomplishments and chance to return some support to two of our most dedicated supporters: JoAnn Ward and Peter Fischer. Much work ...
  • Pioneer Press: At Crosswinds school in Woodbury, transfer’s complete, work begins Christophper Magan wrote a story for the Pioneer Press today, “At Crosswinds school in Woodbury, transfer’s complete, work begins.” It describes the final conveyance of Crosswinds to Perpich. Now Crosswinds is working to rebuild its staff and student enrollment. This year fewer than 175 students are enrolled at the school, which houses sixth- through 10th-graders. That’s ...
  • Crosswinds Community Partnership, 6/2 Leslye Taylor wants to make sure that all Crosswinds families know they are invited to participate in the Crosswinds Community Partnership (CCP) meeting on Monday 6/2 at 6:30pm. Details in the agenda. This is the agenda that included our input. This enables us with a time to speak together and look at what is before us ...
  • Star Tribune: Minnesota chosen for Turnaround Arts program Graydon Royce writes for the Star Tribune: Minnesota chosen for Turnaround Arts program. Minnesota is one of three states chosen for the next phase of Turnaround Arts, a national initiative that uses the arts to improve student performance. The Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley will direct the two-year program, with funding from the ...

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