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Washburn Blackbox Acting Program Wins 2018 Sally Award

Congratulations to Crystal Spring and the Washburn Blackbox Acting Program for winning the Sally Award for Arts Access on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul. Since 2008, the Washburn Blackbox Acting Program has maintained a safe space for youth to create, perform and tour original theater. Students, parents, alumni, current and former staff, and School Board Director Nelson Inz traveled to St. Paul Monday night to help celebrate. Photos

IB Exam Registration is open through Nov. 6

Online IB exam registration for JUNIORS & SENIORS will be open from 10/16-11/6. No late registrations will be accepted so be sure to register on time. If you plan to test this year, sign up at Total Registration. More details can be found here. Please direct questions to Deb Keefe at

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Theatre 1 Tributes - October 25 at 7 pm

Join us for the Theatre 1 Tributes performance on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7 PM in the Washburn Auditorium.

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Winter Sports Signup Monday Oct 29 - 5-7 pm

Winter Sports Signup Monday Oct 29 - 5-7 pm in the Main Gym
All forms and registration is due in the Athletic Office before tryouts.
Tryout Dates are:

  • 10/29 Girls Hockey            
  • 11/15  Boys Hockey, B Basketball, Alpine & XC Skiing, Gymnastics, Cheerleading
  • 11/22  Girls Basketball, Wrestling
  • 11/26  Boys Swimming
Spelling Bee Fall Musical
Spelling Bee Fall Musical Runs Nov. 1 - 10

The hilarious fall musical, The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, runs Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10. All shows start at 7:30 pm.

Annual Poinsettia Sale - Benefiting Washburn Cares

Enjoy the beauty of poinsettias and know you're making a difference at Washburn. 

All proceeds for this sale are used by the Washburn Cares Committee to help meet basic needs of our students, especially our homeless and highly mobile students. Washburn Cares helps get donations of the following items for students/families in need:
  • School supplies and backpacks
  • Winter gear
  • Toiletries
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Discounted activity/dance tickets and yearbooks
  • Free senior pictures.  
Thanks for lightening the load for families! 
ORDER WINDOW: Monday, October 15 to Sunday, October 28
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Thursday, December 6 from 4:00 to 7:00pm, room 106A
*NEW $5 delivery within 2-mile radius of WHS
**PLUS giveaways for every 15th order-gift cards, coffee, wine, t-shirts, and more! 


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Application for Educational Benefits

It's extremely important that families complete the Applications for Educational Benefits (previously known as Free/Reduced Lunch Form). This form determines eligibility for benefits such as free/reduced, testing waivers, reduced athletic fees, and more. The overall budget of Washburn is also dependent on how many students complete this form. Even if you don't think you qualify based on your income level, when you complete an application for educational benefits you help your school secure vital state and federal funding. Last year, families who completed the request for educational benefits application helped MPS secure over $55,000,000 in state funding. This form must be completed EACH school year. Fill out your application today!

*Turn in forms before your student's account accumlates debt and has an outstanding balance! Some students have a grace period until October 9th if they were on Free/Reduced lunch last year at Washburn. Students new to Washburn are already being charged for lunches until the form is submitted and the family is found eligible. 

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