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Twenty Millers from the Class of 2018 Earn IB Diplomas!!!

Congratulations to the twenty Washburn graduates from the class of 2018 who earned their International Baccalaureate diplomas. This is more than twice as a many in any previous year. This is an extremely rigorous accomplishment! The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive two-year course of study during the junior and senior year that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. Congratulate these amazing scholars when you see them!  #MillerAcademics More info about IB at:

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Athletics Registration Night - August 1

Wed. August 1st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at PEARL Park . . . (Washburn under constrution)
Who should attend: all Athletes & Parents for Fall Sports
Meet coaches - Complete forms - Pay Fees - PDF 2018-19 Athletics Forms
Athletic Office closed all summer due to construction

Looking Ahead to Fall -- Important Dates

For all the planners out there, here are some "save the dates!" 

8/1  Fall Sports Registration Night @ 5:30-7:30pm (Pearl Park Rec Center)
8/6-10  Captain's Practices (many fall sports due captain's practices; check with coaches)
8/13  First day of practices (for most sports; check with coaches)
8/22  Welcome Back Day @ 4:30-6:30pm (schedules handed out
           Freshman Orientation @ TBD
           Freshman Parent Orientation @ TBD
8/27  First Day of School
8/31  Picture Day
9/3  No SCHOOL -- Labor Day
9/12  Curriculum Night
9/28  Homecoming Football Game
9/29  Homecoming Dance
Join Site Council!

The Washurn Site Council is actively seeking additional members. We encourage students, staff, and parents to apply. We seek to have a diverse membership that reflects our student body. All applications will be reviewed with an equity lens. Apply today! Completed applications should be sent to SC co-chair, Diana BenJaafar ( by July 31, 2018.
PDF Site Council Application

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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, students will be asked to write an essay and/or engage in discussion about the required reading. As an added bonus, each student who reads at least one of the summer reading texts from their course's list will be entered into a weekly drawing to win prizes. Prizes last year included tickets to the Homecoming dance, Twins tickets, and gift cards!

Fostering a love of reading and a healthy habit of reading are our main objectives. Research shows that all students benefit from summer reading, especially those who are reluctant readers. Summer reading prevents the summer slide, or the regression/loss of academic skills over the course of the summer. Although only one book is required for each grade, each has a list of optional readings that students are encouraged to read as well

Summer Reading Lists

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Summer Work for IB Math or IB/AP Sciences

Attention all students taking IB Math or IB/AP Sciences next year.  Please complete the attached summer work by the first day of class. In most cases, there will be quizzes/tests during the first week on this material. Contact the IB Coordinator, Aaron Percy, with any further questions.

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Washburn Closed for Construction June 14- August 15

Due to summer construction our building will be closed from June 14th through August 15th.  Some staff continue working throughout the summer, so please feel free to email staff directly. If this is an emergency please contact the district at 612-668-0000. 

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Summer School -- Pre Registration Required
For student pre-registered for summer school the schedule is below. For questions, call or email Quyen Phan @ 612-668-0148 / 
Locations:  South, Edison, or Wilder (ELL Support)
Breakfast and lunch provided
Bus passes provided
Session 2
July 9-July 26
Some students also signed up for the Experiential Field Trip Opportunities, either from June 18-21 or June 25-28 (both of these two sessions take place during session 1) or the overnight trip to Apostle Island from July 5-8. 
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