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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!

  • 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 ...
  • EMID Board to Celebrate Conveyance of Schools, 5/21 Jean Lubke, Executive Director of EMID, wants to let everyone know that the EMID board will mark the conveyance of the schools at their meeting tomorrow. Please join the board if you can! The meeting is at Crosswinds and starts at 5:30 on Wednesday. The EMID Board will have a small celebration with the leaders of ...
  • Crosswinds and Harambee Get Legislative OK 60 years after the landmark ruling in Brown v Board of Education, we celebrate the success of our three-year collaboration between families, two school districts, and Minnesota House and Senate members which has culminated in a vote enabling both Crosswinds and Harambee to stay open. Language included as part of bonding and finance bills passed last ...
  • Pioneer Press: Zander Sellie is in the house Our own indefatigable Crosswinds graduate, Zander Sellie, became front page news in the Saturday 5/17 Pioneer Press! See the article by Christopher Magan, Zander Sellie is in the house — in the statehouse, that is. Here is a PDF of the front page. Share this:
  • Perpich Dinner and Art Fair, 5/3 As you know, the Perpich Center for Arts Education has been managing the Crosswinds Arts & Science School this year. All signs are pointing to success at the legislature over the next few weeks, so Perpich and Crosswinds may have a bright future. With this in mind, you may want to know about this upcoming ...

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