• ISD 309 Fine Arts

    Park Rapids Area Schools Celebrates its Fine Arts!

    The mission of Fine Arts Education in the Park Rapids Area Schools is to provide quality experience, foster skill development and self confidence, cultivate an awareness of and appreciation for the arts as lifelong activities and vocations.

    Park Rapids Area Schools Visual Arts programs provide students K-12 opportunities in many studio areas: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, graphic design, pottery, sculpture, cartooning, calligraphy and more. The Visual Arts programs at every age level emphasize: creativity; understanding the importance of art through history and cultures; developing aesthetic awareness, problem-solving and communication skills; and improving studio skills.

    From Kindergarten through 5th grade all students benefit from our "Kids in Sound" General Music program. In grades 6,7, and 8 students can select Choir, Band or General Music. Our high school courses include Concert Band, Concert Choir, Concert Choraliers, Chamber Singers, and Rapid and Bards. In extracurricular Choir and Band activities, we compete in MSHSL Solo, Ensemble and Large Group contests, Jazz Band and also Pep Band.

    The Drama department produces fall and winter productions along with participating in the Regional One Act Play Competition. Drama gives students the opportunity to challenge their imaginations, appreciation, develop listening, observation and physical skills.

    Students involved in any Fine Arts program are required to follow Minnesota State High School League rules.  Parent/guardian and student must complete a Coding Form and the Fine Arts Eligibility Form and pay a participation fee prior to competition. Forms can be found on the 'Register for a Sport' page under "Activities/Athletics".

    Participation Fees

    Band/Choir $35
    Fall Play - $75
    Winter Play - $75
    One Act Play - $75
    Speech - $75

  • Fine Arts Staff

    Choir
    Director Leandra Craigmile

    Band
    Director John Cook

    Drama
    Director - Abby Sellnow
    Technical Director - Jamie Jokela and Victoria Harju

    Speech
    Head Coach - Tanya Miller
    Assistant Coach - Juliann Kjenaas
    Junior High -  Coach Emily Schueller
    Volunteer Coach - Sandy Aldrich

    Visual Arts
    Head Coach - Mike Hartung