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Washburn Blackbox Theatre - May 30 & 31

Washburn Blackbox Presents: Theatre 2: "This Generation" and Theatre 3: "Channels of Change"
May 30 – May 31 at 7 PM
at the University of Minnesota's Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave S
More info:

Mayor Jacob Frey
Mayor Frey Meets the Millerbots

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Millerbots had a special opportunity to meet up with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey downtown at City Hall to tell about the team's successes this year, promote the importance of FIRST, and demonstrate the robot in action. Mayor Frey even tried his hand at driving the robot and proudly donned a Millerbot bakers hat!

summer school
Summer School Registration is open until Friday, June 1

If your student has failed at least 1 quarter of a required class (English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Fitness, Health or Art) we encourage them to attend Summer School and work productively to recover their credits. Summer School will be held at either South High School or Edison High School. If your student is an English Language Learner or receiving parenting support they should attend at the Wilder School. In addition to regular summer school there are Experiential Learning with Wilderness Inquiry Summer School options. Summer School begins June 18. See your counselor to register. More Info.

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IB Art Exhibit 5/11-5/30

WHS IB Art Exhibit Open on Friday 5/11. Hors D'oeuvres, live music, and art for sale! Runs May 11-30 @ 5:00-7:00pm at Lynnhurst UCC (4501 Colfax Ave S).

Jumping for Joy
Senior Party Volunteers Needed! 6/7/18

Many More Volunteers Needed! 
The Senior Party is fast approaching and we cannot not do it without parent support! Because many senior families have family in town for graduation, we solicit most of our help from 9th-11th grade parents. It's a "pay it forward" model. You help out now so someone will return the favor when your student is a senior. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE sign up today! And if you are a Junior parent, this is a great opportunity to volunteer so you can get ideas for planning your own student's class party! Grab a friend, grab a spouse, or grab a neighbor and sign up together. It really is fun. Even if it's a late night. :) 
PDF Senior Party Form 2018 (spaces still available / now $40)

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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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MCA testing
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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