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United We Stand - Community Forum Mar. 27

Washburn is pleased to be hosting a South MPLS Community Forum on Substance Abuse on Monday, March 27th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Auditorium. Come learn about important topics: local stats, vaping, warning signs, drug lingo, personal stories, and parents' role. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Theatre 1 Tributes Performance March 29

Please come out and support Theatre 1 Tributes, Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm in the Washburn Auditorium. Theatre 1 students will be honoring someone in their life who has been an inspiration to them! Tickets are a $5.00 suggested donation. See you there!

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Students - Please fill out Go-To Card Survey

Students, please fill out the Metro Transit Go-To Card survey by spring break. We need at least 200 students to fill out the form to inform us how student Go-To Cards are helpful. Thank you.

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Spring Plant Sale 2017 - Order Now!

Let's think Spring! The ordering site is live. Visit our site to plan for spring planting all while supporting Washburn. All proceeds go towards funding the Senior Party and other student activities guided by the Parent Council. Orders ready before Mother's Day!

3rd Annual Battle of the Bands! April 23 3:00-6:00pm

Calling all Washburn & Ramsey bands...The 3rd Annual Washburn-Ramsey Battle of the Bands is coming soon---Sunday, April 23rd at The Junction.  For families new to Washburn, this event features Washburn and Ramsey student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights (and an amazing traveling guitar trophy beautified Ramsey's own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl).  The band sign up form is now live. This is a first come, first booked, sign-up process.  Please make sure to review the guidelines and enter all needed info.  Sign up here 

Math MCA testing begins April

Reading MCA testing will start Monday, March 13. All 10th grade students are expected to take the reading test. The test should take approximately 2 hours. Students will be schedule in 3-period blocks based on the their 10th grade English class.

A complete schedule can be found here. Students will test in the Blue Lab or Lab 201. Fee free to ask to Tara Mennitt (WHS Testing Coordinator) for any further information.

FAFSA & MN Dream ACT Workshop Night, Mar. 23 5-7pm

FAFSA/MN Dream ACT Workshop Night will be Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm in the Career & College Center (#107). This night is designed for seniors and their families to get help completing your FAFSA or MN Dream Act Applications! *MUST bring all applicable financial documents (2015 income tax returns, W-2 forms, etc.) to complete applications. Spanish and Somali Interpreters will be available. Light refreshments provided. 

Senior Nominations for Yearbook

ATTENTION SENIORS: use the link on the website and the senior Facebook page to nominate people for the senior awards. It's anonymous so nominate up to 4 people for each category! Link Here

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Washburn's Theater 3 to perform for school board March 14

Washburn's Theatre 3 students will be performing for the school board on Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 PM at Davis Center. Students will be performing a ten minute piece on school to prison pipeline and what impact the Blackbox Theater program has had on them. We hope to see you there.

District Chess Tournament March 11

WHO: ALL MPS K-12 Students           WHEN: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Whittier International Elementary – 315 W 26th St, Minneapolis 55404      
Students can register online at this link:

Take the Budget Priorities Survey for 2017-2018
Please consider taking time to give us some feedback around budget priorities for the 2017-2018 school year. Your answers help us make important budgeting decisions. The following survey asks brief questions that help us understand what our families value most. 
Budget Priorities Survey English  (
Budget Priorities Survey Spanish (
School budgets will be given to Principals on March 1st and there is a very quick turn around to make decisions. Please take the survey ASAP to have your feedback considered! 
Race 2 Justice Day

Students: Please take this survey about Race 2 Justice Day.

ACT Test - Feb. 28

The ACT for All Juniors will take place at Washburn High School on Tues, Feb. 28 at 8:15 am in the main gym. All 11th graders will take the paper-based with writing exam. This exam is offered to all WHS juniors free of charge. Grades 9, 10 & 12 will maintain their regular schedule on Feb. 28. More

Winter Sports Playoffs

Come out to support WHS in sectional and state appearances!

  • Alpine Skiing -- team placed 8th in state 
  • Nordic Skiing -- finished 5th in the Charley Banks relays 
  • Boys Hockey -- take on Orono in the section playoffs on Thursday 2/23 at Parade Ice Garden @ 6:00pm
  • Wrestling -- Team sectionals were last week and now individuals head to sectionals Friday & Saturday 2/24 & 2/25 @ Hopkins High School 
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