MPSHome Alumni Calendar Contact MyMPS

id criteria

Washburn High School is an authorized IB World School

Click here to learn more.

washburn building
Volunteers are needed August 21-23

Volunteers are needed August 21st through August 23rd to help us compile the information for Welcome Back Night (in other words help stuff envelopes). Please let us know if you can help out even for an hour. Thank you!! Sherrie 668-3401 or

go to
Go-To Card Distribution

Go-To Cards will be distributed on the following dates and times.
Check in with Hannah Bundlie, Check and Connect Advisor, outside room 208.
For 10th-12th graders, Mon, Aug. 21 from 9 am - 3 pm
For 9th gradersWed, Aug. 23 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
All grades - Thur, Aug. 24 from 9:00 - 12 noon 

Welcome Back Night - Wed, Aug. 23 4:30-6:30 pm

Welcome Back Night is for all students and parents
3:00-4:30 pm Orientation for 9th grade students only
4:30-6:30 pm 9th grade student go-to card distribution
4:30-6:30 pm 10th-12th grade students drop in anytime to get their schedules, turn in all relevant forms - get locker locations & combinations - check out our new construction - meet staff - sign up for extracurricular activities - parents urged to attend to complete and sign necessary forms!! We are planning to be outside on the mall permitting
5:00-6:00 pm Information Session for 9th grade Parents only

The first day of school is Monday, August 28 for all Washburn students. 
First hour starts at 8:30 am. Zero hour starts at 7:30 am.

Washburn Jazz Auditions September 5-8

Our Washburn Jazz Ensembles are holding auditions September 5th-8th. Click on the attached link to more information. Please contact Tim Martin, our Band and Orchestra Director for anymore details.

Blue W
We are now offering Arabic 1, 2 and 3
We are now offering Arabic 1 and Arabic 2/3. If your student would like to add this class, please complete the schedule change form available during Welcome Back Night on August 23.
student smiling
Picture Day is Friday, September 1

School Picture Day will take place on Friday, September 1, 2017. Order packets will be distributed to students earlier that week. The packet needs to be filled out with payment enclosed OR you may order online at using our school Picture Day ID M1207217Y0. The online option is open up to 48 hours after Picture Day. Please note that ALL students will have their picture taken regardless of ordering for use in the yearbook and for school ID’s. Retake day is on Monday, October 9 for students who miss picture day or need retakes.

Yearbook Spring Supplements have arrived

If you purchased a 2017 yearbook you may pick up your spring supplement at door 10 (50th street) through August 25. After that you can pick it up in the media center.

Colorful W
Washburn to End the Practice of ‘Ranking’ Students

In May, 2017 the Washburn Site Council approved the recommendation made by the counseling staff that Washburn remove class rank from transcripts beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. We are falling in line with how most college-prep high schools in Minnesota practice and the practice that most college-prep high schools on the East Coast have been doing for more than a decade. More info