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Washburn High School is an authorized IB World School

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Auditions for Zombie Prom - Aug. 31-Sep. 2

Auditions for the fall musical, Zombie Prom, will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. You only have to come to one of those three days and sing a minute of a song - pop, musical theatre or 50's style. This is the "Prologue" musical and is open to all freshmen, sophomores, or anyone who has never been in a Washburn musical before. This musical is a mix between Grease and the Rocky Horror Picture Show with many parts and a large chorus. If you have any questions, see Mr. Lynn in room 336.

Important Dates

9/2    Picture Day (all students have their picture taken for ID cards; families can purchase school pictures through Lifetouch)
9/5    NO SCHOOL - Labor Day 

School Supplies for 2016-2017

Some supplies are necessary year after year, no matter what grade students are in. When you're planning for a new school year, it's pretty safe to invest in these basic supplies. For other class specific needs, we encourage students to ask each teacher for a supply list on the first week of school after receiving their official class assignments. Also, we very much appreciate donations of the following items to the office: pencils, pens, spiral notebooks (college rule) & neutral colored backpacks. Thanks! 

• 3-ring binder (1 1/2" preferred size)
• 6 – tabbed dividers
• Red and blue pens
• Headphones (Dollar Store are fine)
• Organizer or Large Binder (students will received a student handbook that has a planner/calendar in it)
• Pencils
• Pocket folders
• USB drive
• Highlighters
• Spiral Notebooks (College Rule)
• Backpack
• Loose leaf paper for binders (three hole punch)
• Calculator (check with math teachers for which type of calculator will be needed)

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

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. 

Fall Sports Start Soon!

Attention Athletes! Just a quick reminder that many fall sports start prior to the first day of school. Keep in mind all paperwork & physicals have to be on file before the first day of tryouts. Check out the Athletics Website for more info!

CROSS COUNTRY - Practices begin 8/15 
FOOTBALL - Check with Coach Galindo
GIRLS SOCCER -- Captain's Practices 8/8-8/12 & Tryouts 8/15-8/19
BOYS SOCCER -- Captain's Practices 8/8-8/12 & Tryouts 8/15-8/19
GIRLS SWIMMING - Check website
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - Captain's Practices 8/8-8/12 & Tryouts 8/15-8/18