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ACT-For-All will be on Tuesday, February 27

ACT-For-All Pre-Administration Sessions will be on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23.  Students are scheduled to complete the pre-administration session with their English class. If a student will be absent on his/her scheduled day, they should connect with Tara Mennitt to see when they should attend. If a student has PSEO (full-time or English), they should come when available.

All 11th grade students are registered for the ACT-for-All on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

  • Please be at school on time!  We will start seating students in the Large Gym on the Garden Level by 8:30.  Students in accommodated testing rooms will be admitted starting at 8:30 AM.  If students are late, they may not be able to test.
  • Bring #2 pencils (wooden), your ID, and an ACT approved calculator.
  • For more information, please review this slideshow presentation (12-page PDF)
  • For ACT practice, check out resources here:
  • Get Ready for the ACT!  Excellent online Practice exams!
  • Learning Express practice tests  (You will need to create an account with an email address and a password.)
  • 9th and 10th graders will have regularly scheduled classes on Feb. 27.
  • Seniors are excused from classes and are expected to participate in a community service activity or post-secondary education or career planning. This means no classes will be taking place for Seniors on this day. 
Hairspray - March 1 through March 11

Don't miss the Spotlight Musical "Hairspray". Welcome to the 60s. March 1,2,3 at 7 pm. March 4 at 2 pm. March 8,9,10 at 7 pm. March 11 at 2 pm. General admission tickets are $13/adults, $7/students. Reserved tickets:  Tickets will also be available at the door! Thursday, March 1 is 'Pay-What-You-Can' Night

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Spring Sports Sign Up - Feb. 28 6-8 pm

Spring Sports Sign Up in the Main Gym (Enter at door 5) Feb. 28 6-8 pm


EVERYONE MUST sign up to try out for teams

Start Dates:

  • Badminton                   3/3
  • Softball & Track           3/12
  • Baseball &                 3/19
  • Boys Tennis                3/26
  • B&G Lacrosse & Golf   4/2
MCA testing
MCA Testing Starts March 12

The MCA Testing Window opens soon. Students in 10th grade will take the reading MCA. The first round of MCA Reading will be during the week of March 12-March 16. Makeups will be held the following week. Students will test with their English class. Students in 11th grade will take the math MCA. The first round of MCA Math will be during the week of April 16-20. Makeups will be held the following week. Students will test with their Math class. Students who are taking Biology will take the Science MCA. The first round of MCA Science will be during the week of April 30-May 4. Makeups will be held the following week. Students will test with their Biology class. A more detailed schedule will be made available on the Testing website soon. Please contact Tara Mennitt with any questions.

Black History Month Film Festival

Join us for Washburn's 3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival! Every Friday in February a new film will be shown in room 137. Snacks will be provided! 
February 2 --   "Hidden Figures"
February 9 --   "Detroit"
February 14 -- "Antwone Fisher" [*shown on Wednesday this week]
February 23 -- "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Menu Snip
Egyptian Dinner Coming Soon! 3/10/18 @ 5:00-7:00pm

Come enjoy an authentic Egyptian Dinner at Washburn! You'll get to try delicious food and learn about another culture all while supporting Washburn's Parent Council. Make a plan to come eat before the Musical on 3/10. 
WHEN:  March 10th @ 5:00-7:00pm (musical begins at 7:00pm)
WHERE: Washburn Cafeteria
TICKETS: Buy your tickets here


All-State Choir singers to perform this Saturday, February 24

Washburn All-State singers Grace Hillmyer, Kaj Johnson, Eli Major, and David Petersen are performing the morning of Saturday, February 24th at Orchestra Hall. To hear them and many other high school singers from across the state, you can purchase tickets below or tune into Classical MPR for a recording of the concert.

Auditions for the 2018-2019 All-State season are approaching soon! Any sophomores or juniors who are interested in auditioning should see Nancy Lee to set up a time to audition. Students will work with Ms. Lee and record an art song, classical Italian song, and scale based on their voice type. The All-State choir program includes an SSAA Choir, TTBB Choir, and SATB Choir, and consists of an intensive summer camp and public performances during the summer and winter.

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