Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Manhattan High School Performing Arts department is to support the Manhattan High School as well as the USD #383 mission of educating the whole learner by way of the performing arts. We will empower our learners to develop their creativity in all aspects of their lives and to become lifelong contributors to the local and global community through the arts.

Performing Arts Learners:

  • understand that problems can have more than one solution.
  • make sound judgments about qualitative relationships.
  • know that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  • utilize complex forms of problem solving.
  • know that the limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  • understand how to “speak” without words.
  • can connect on a global level to other academic and world disciplines.
  • are more likely to seek degrees of higher education.
  • score higher on standardized tests.
  • are sought out by employers due to their collaborative and communicative skills.
  • are sought out by colleges and universities, since they are diverse learners.

Welcome to the MHS Performing Arts Department - where “Performance is good”!



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