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Washburn High School is an authorized IB World School

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Ashley Karlsson receives $15K teacher leadership grant

Washburn teacher, Ashley Karlsson, has received one of the first-ever Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Teacher Impact Grants for $15,000, which will directly fund teacher leadership initiatives to drive transformation and improve student outcomes. More info.

Fall Sports Information Night - Wed, Aug 3

Wednesday August 3rd...6:30PM...Washburn Main Gym (use Door 5)
Who should attend? ALL Student-Athletes grades 9-12, those 7th & 8th graders who would like to participate on a High School team, and Parents for 2016 FALL SPORTS.
What you can do: Turn in Sports Physicals, Sign the MSHSL Eligibility Form, Pay Participation Fees, Meet Coaches, learn about academic rules, attendance and GPA requirements. More info at

Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Receives Honorable Mention at Tony Awards

Nancy Lee, director of arts programming at Washburn, has received an Honorable Mention as part of the 2016 The Tony Awards® Excellence in Theatre Education. “We are so proud of Nancy Lee and the strong arts program she has been instrumental in building at Washburn,” said Rhonda Dean, principal of Washburn High School. “We are truly fortunate to have Nancy as part of the Washburn community. She brings her passion for teaching, music and theater to the classroom and to students. She brings in a very diverse group of students who come together lifting up their voices.” Washburn’s Theater Arts program started with a handful of students when Lee joined Washburn in 2008. Her leadership has helped build a thriving program and helped hundreds of students find their voices on stage. 

Sports Physicals Offered All Summer -- School Based Clinic

Please call the clinic at 612-668-3453 to schedule an appointment.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain the necessary paperwork to bring with the day of your physical.  Get in early and avoid the rush before fall sports start! Remember, you  must have a phycial on file BEFORE your first practice.  The School-Based Clinic is open Monday-Thursdays from 7:00am-2:30pm starting June 16th. 

Summer Reading
Washburn Reads - Summer Reading Program

We are excited to announce the Washburn Reads Summer Reading Program! Every incoming Washburn student is expected to read at least one book over the summer. Upon their return to school on Monday, August 29, 2016, students will be asked to write an essay and/or engage in discussion about the required reading. Fostering a love of and a healthy habit of reading is one our main objectives. Summer Reading Lists

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Help Water the Washburn Urban Farm this Summer!

Washburn Urban Farm is a student club that grows produce in the small garden on the Washburn Mall. We plan to donate our produce to a local food shelf after it's harvested. The farm needs to be watered over the summer and we'd love some help! You can sign up for just one day or multiple days and it would only take about 20 minutes. Students: this opportunity counts toward service hours!! If you are interested in finding out more, please click on the link to tell us your contact information, and we'll email you the summer schedule. You can also email us with any questions at