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Upcoming Concerts and Performances

12/14 Jazz Band Winter Holiday Concert
12/17 Winter Visual Arts Show
12/17 Choir & Orchestra Winter Holiday Concert
12/18 Band Winter Holiday Concert
12/19 Winter BlackBox Theater 2 & 3 Performance at U of M Rarig Center
12/20 Winter BlackBox Theater 2 & 3 Performance at U of M Rarig Center

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Winter Art Show and Art Sale - Dec. 17

Join us Monday, December 17th for our annual winter art show and art sale from 5:30- 7:00pm in the main foyer. An unveiling and ribbon cutting at 6:30pm of our mural painted by Studio Art students will be held in the Science wing, and pottery and 2-D art will be for sale outside of the auditorium. Stay a little longer to hear the band and choir concert!

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Mary Dierkes named Debate Teacher Coach of the Year

The Urban Debate League has named Washburn High School Social Studies Teacher Mary Dierkes the 2018 Debate Teacher Coach of the Year. Ms. Dierkes has led the Washburn debate program for 5 years, and Washburn won the Minnesota Debate State Tournament in 2018.

In addition, Lily Endo, a 2018 Washburn graduate and debater on the Washburn Debate team the past four years, is now a community coach at Highland Park High School, and she was chosen as the 2018 Community Coach of the Year.

Let’s hear it for Washburn Miller Flour Power!

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Winter Break Resources

If your family needs support over the winter break, please visit the MPS website for assistance.
http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/winter_break_resources 

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Prospective Student Tours (for 2019-2020 School Year)

Prospective students are encouraged to tour Washburn during the school day. These tours are a small group setting to help you better understand our offerings and to help students feel more comfortable with their upcoming transition to high school. These tours are designed for students to attend with their families. We have Student and Parent Ambassadors as leaders who share their personal experiences. They can help answer a variety of questions families may have. Please choose a tour date time slot that works best for your family. Currently we have our December dates open for registration. January/February dates will be added soon. 
http://bit.ly/WHStours19-20 

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Amazing study abroad opportunity - Summer 2019
A huge thank-you to Washburn High School families who have hosted an AFS student over the last several years! Because of your willingness to open your doors to many AFS students, AFS has chosen Washburn as one of only 20 high schools in the nation who will receive a full scholarship* to be awarded to one student for AFS’ 2-3 week Global Prep Program next summer. There are several destinations to choose from as outlined in the application. Those destinations can be previewed at https://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/programs/global-prep. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and must be returned by January 17th. The only qualification to be considered for the scholarship is that you must be a current 9th-11th Washburn student. More Info
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PSAT Scores Available

Students can pick up their PSAT score reports from the Counseling Office. These score reports are from College Board and offer lots of helpful information about how to interpret and understand the student's score on the PSAT. The score reports will also help students access their PSAT score online if they haven't yet done so.

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Winter Break Academy Dec. 27-Jan. 4

Registration for Winter Break Academy is now open! If you need to recover any graduation required classes, stop by the counseling office and your school counselor can sign you up! It will be offered at South or Edison High School from December 27-28th and January 2nd - 4th from 8:30-12:30pm. Space is limited so sign up soon!

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