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8th Grade Registration Night - April 26

Families are to pick one session to attend.
Session #1 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Session #2 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Session #3 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Presentations will be held in three locations during all three session times:

  • English presentation will be in the Auditorium
  • Spanish-language session will be in Room 102
  • Somali-language session will be in 102A

Upon arrival, families will pick up a folder and copy of the PowerPoint presentation outside of the Auditorium. Each session will begin with a 15-minute presentation. Once the presentation is over, counselors will hand out green course cards to students and their families. Families/students will use the remaining thirty minutes to fill out cards. Families and students who have questions about classes are instructed to visit with teachers in Gym 103. Departmental tables will be arranged around the perimeter of Gym 103. During this time, counselors will circulate around the auditorium and gym assisting families. If families arrive with less than 20 minutes remaining in the session, we prefer that they wait until the next presentation begins to enter the auditorium.

Millwheels Variety Show -- 4/27/18 @ 7:00pm

Want to show off your talent? Dancing, juggling, stand-up comic, singing, playing in an awesome band? Audition for the ALL school variety show. See Ms. Lee in the choir room to audition your act. The show will be Friday, April 27 @ 7:00pm in the Auditorium. This is a long time Washburn tradition that we're excited to be bringing back! 

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IB and AP Exam Proctors Needed!

IB and AP Testing starts May 2nd. We have over 700 students taking a multitude of exams and we NEED YOUR HELP. Please consider signing up for a shift or two.  It’s an easy way to get involved. Sign up with a friend.  Pass on the sign up to everyone you know.  Any questions please contact Deb Keefe at

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Prom May 5, Tickets on Sale through May 4

Tickets for Prom are on sale April 23-May 4, 2018. Prom will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS Tower. Tickets will be sold during lunches through May 4 in the concession stand for $65 a person.

Kathryn Hecht
RESCHEDULED - "Brave Parenting: Helping Your Teen Cope with Stress & Anxiety" 5/7 @ 6:30pm

This event has been rescheduled due to the april blizzard. The new date is May 7th

Event Description: All people experience stress and anxiety as a normal part of a rich and full life. However, for some youth, anxiety becomes so pervasive that it starts to get in the way at home or school.  In this talk, anxiety and child development specialist Dr. Kathryn Hecht will share clinically proven “brave parenting” strategies that support adolescents dealing with significant worries and fears. She will discuss current research on anxiety, including what is normal anxiety and what is not, the hidden cost of excessive worry/avoidance, and what adults can do at home and at school to help anxious children thrive. A licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dr. Hecht will also describe how to use same evidence-based tools that she uses in her office when working with anxious adolescents.

Date: 5/7/18
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Washburn Auditorium
PDF Brave Parenting Presentation

Battle of the Bands Rescheduled for May 20

The Battle of the Bands has been rescheduled for May 20th! 

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands - Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:00-6:00pm at the Uptown VFW. Cheer on Washburn High School and Justice Page Middle School student and staff bands as they play for prizes and awards plus an amazing traveling guitar trophy. Donations at the door benefit programs at both Justice Page and Washburn, and a drawing will be held for a Fender guitar donated by sponsor,Twin Town Guitars. Battle of the Bands T-shirts will be on sale. And remember, the VFW has a full menu for this family-friendly event. Here is the lineup of bands.

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MCA Math Testing Begins April 16

MCA Math: MCA math for 11th graders (juniors) is scheduled for the week of April 16. Students will test with their Social Studies classes and are scheduled for a block of 2-3 class periods. All 11th graders are expected to take the MCA Math unless they are enrolled full-time in PSEO classes. A detailed schedule is available under the Academics > Testing Information.  Students will receive more information in their Social Studies classes and were emailed a schedule.

MCA Science: MCA math for all students enrolled in their life science credit (Biology or IB Bio) will test the week of April 30. Students will test with their Biology classes and are scheduled for a block of 2-3 periods. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

It is important to note that because of changes at the Minnesota Department of Education, any student who has returned a signed Parent Assessment Refusal form will count as “Not Proficient” when compiling Washburn’s MCA-based achievement levels. Any Parent Assessment Refusal form must be received the week prior to each test in order to be honored. If you have any questions about this change in MDE policy, please call the Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability office at the Davis Center: 612-668-0570.

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