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Prospective Students for 2017-2018

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Washburn Open House @ 6:00-8:00pm
(plan to attend for full 2 hours -- after Principal's welcome we use a bell schedule to visit different classes)


MPS School Choice Deadline (submit school choice preferences online)


Placement  letter send to families  


9th Grade Registration Night (for students officially placed at WHS) 4:30pm & 5:45pm & 7:00pm -- details below

Early August           

Sports Info & Registration Night  


Fall Sports Begin Before School  (check with your sport for start date, captains practices, & tryout dates)             

Between 8/22-8/25   

Welcome Back & Freshman Orientation (specific date TBD)


First day of School 2017-2018 school year                           

Families who completed a School Choice Request Application will be notified by MPS of their high school placement for the 2017-2018 school year during the week of March 27-31. If Washburn was listed as your assigned high school, congratulations on becoming a Miller! Please note that you should be receiving a letter from Washburn during the week of April 10-14 providing details of our upcoming Registration night. This is an opportunity to meet our staff and select courses for the 2017-18 school year. Sessions have a set start time so please plan on arriving on time or else you could miss important information. 

4/27  Families choose one of three offered sessions to attend. Sessions take place in the Main Gym. Short, guided tours of the building will also be available this evening.

         4:30-5:15pm   Session 1
         5:30-6:00pm   Tour 1
         5:45-6:30pm   Session 2
          6:30-7:00pm   Tour 2
         7:00-7:45pm    Session 3

5/3  Make up session for families who can't attend on 4/27. Please note: this session will have less teachers present, no clubs/activities info provided, and we do not offer tours. 

         7:30-8:30am    Make up Session (Auditorium) 


Make sure to submit your high school request online by  February 4, 2017. This is the chance for you to indicate your preferences for high schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Keep in mind you must submit the request form online even if you are at a Middle School where students seem to have a pathway to Washburn High School. Priority for high school is based first on geographic zones. All 8th graders need to make their request(s) known. Visit MPS website for more detailed information (High School Request Center)

Family Tours (December 2016 - February 2017)

We will be offering tours to students and their families after the December Open House. Tours will only happen December--February. Tours are an optional offering for students and parents who would benefit from a small group guided tour led by students leaders and parent ambassadors. It is a good opportunity to hear general information about the school, walk through the school and see different important locations, and ask specific questions. Please note that MPS no longer allows prospective students to shadow at the high school during the school day. Tours sign-ups are scheduled online through a SignUpGenius link or can be scheduled over the phone through Erica Lebens-Englund, Parent Liaison, 612-668-3440 or by email .

Tours will be 9:00am-10:30am on the following dates: [please sign up here]

  • Friday  12/9/16
  • Tuesday  12/13/16
  • Friday  1/6/17
  • Tuesday 1/10/17
  • Friday 1/20/17
  • Tuesday 1/24/17
  • Friday 2/3/17  [last availabe tour before the 2/4/17 online registration deadline; no tours offered after this date]