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Cocoa, Clay and Concerts - Dec. 18 & 19
Are you still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Please join us on December 18th and 19th from 5:30-7:00pm for our annual Cocoa and Clay sale which happens before our 7:00 pm winter concerts! Beginning and advanced ceramic students have been creating a variety of ceramic wares including, mugs, bowls, soap dishes, and plates to raise funds for the ceramic program. These funds will be used to go on field trips, artist in residencies and to purchase speciality supplies. We will be located in front of the auditorium. Cash and Checks accepted. After the sale move to the auditorium and enjoy music from our choirs, bands and orchestras.
Black Box students
Theatre 2 & 3 Blackbox performances at U of M Dec 20 & 21

Theatre 2 & 3 students will showcase original work on Dec 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm at the U of M Rarig Center, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets 5-10 dollars by donation. 
Theatre 2 topics: Toxic Masculinity, Sexual Assault, Islamophobia, Immigration
Theatre 3 topics: Gun Violence, Colorism, Alcoholism, Teen Pregnancy, Multi-Racial Identity
‚ÄčOpening Acts: Bella Dawson, Savannah Spirov & Olivia Roberts, Ashawnti Sakina Ford
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PSAT scores available from the Counseling Office

10th and 11th grade students can pick up paper copies of their PSAT scores from the Counseling Office starting Wednesday, December 13. Their score report will include an Access Code that will help them create an online CollegeBoard account.

Washburn Cares Gift Card Drive 2017

The Washburn Cares Committee annual GIFT CARD DRIVE is on! This committee works on soliciting donations that support the cares & concerns of struggling students/families at Washburn (with a particular focus on our Homeless/Highly Mobile students). The holidays are a particularly tough time for some families. Please consider donating gift cards today! Our Social Workers suggest cards from the following stores. Cards can be brought or mailed to the main office: Attention "Washburn Cares."
- Walmart (*highest demand)
- Cub
- Walgreens
- Target

Drivers Ed
Registration for Driver's Ed begins Jan. 3

Winter registration for Driver’s Ed classes will begin on January 3, 2018! Because we will still be on winter break when registration opens, we encourage you to register online at Our first winter Driver’s Ed session will start on Friday, January 12, 2018, and will end on Friday, January 26, 2018. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast! If you have any questions or would like to get a flyer, please stop by the Community Ed office in room 013A or call 612-668-3450.

ACT Writing
ACT Writing Practice in December

Juniors are invited to practice their writing skills of on the ACT at an ACT Writing Test Workshop on: December 4 (after school), December 12 (after school), and December 19 (6th period). Students will learn about the test, the process, and the rubric and then be able to take a practice writing test. Their practice test will be evaluated using the ACT Writing Test Scoring Rubric and will be returned to students with feedback. More Info

Heathers Cast
Washburn Students Win Record 14 Spotlight Awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the fall musical "Heathers" for winning a record 14 Spotlight Awards with the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Some of these awards include Lillian Carlson and Ellis Korblick Jay for Outstanding Actor in a Lead role and Abby Brauer for Oustanding Costume Design. View full list of Award Winners

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