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8th Grade Registration Night 4-27-17

For students who received their official confirmation letter from the placement office, congratulations on becoming a Miller! We're happy to have you join our great school. Hopefully you received a letter from Washburn with information regarding our registration events. Registration Night on 4/27/17 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. If you cannot arrive on time, we suggest you wait and attend the next session. 

Families choose one of three offered sessions to attend. Sessions take place in the Main Gym (49th & Pleasant side of the building). Short, guided tours of the building will also be available this evening. Also, plan on visiting our clubs/activities and athletics booths before or after your session (*booths not open after 7:00pm session, only before).

         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

We will host a make-up session on 5/3/17 @ 7:30-8:30am in the Auditorium 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 on this date. 

Science MCA testing begins May 1

MCA Science testing will start Monday, May 1. Students who have completed or are completing their Life Science credit (Biology) AND who have not yet taken the MCA Science are expected to take it. This means that primarily sophomore and juniors who are currently enrolled in Biology will take the test. Students will be scheduled as a biology class, but not necessarily during their biology period. Please look for an updated schedule soon on the Washburn website. Academics > Testing Information

Math MCA testing started on Monday, April 17. All 11th grade students are expected to take the math test. The test should take approximately 2 hours. Students will be scheduled in 3-period blocks based on the their 11th 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.

AP & IB Exams Schedule 2017

TESTING SCHEDULE: Washburn helps facilitate over 1000 exams in May for our students in AP & IB courses. Please see the attached exam list with locations and check-in times.  Classroom teachers also have the schedule in class. As a reminder, students are required to provide their own transportation to/from the test locations if held offsite. All offsite locations are within a walkable zone and are on the bus line.  
IB & AP Exam Schedule 2017

EXCUSE NOTE: Students wishing to be excused from classes outside of testing times on their exam days must return the attached form no later than April 25th.  Notes and phone calls will not be accepted.  
IB-AP Parent Excuse Form

VOLUNTEERS: As you can image it takes many volunteers to help hundreds of kids take their exams. It's a really easy way to give back to the school. Proctor responsibilities are quite simple: some table set up/take down, help distribute exams, and be present in the room while students complete their exams. Volunteer here

Please contact Deb Keefe with more questions. 

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Spring Plant Sale 2017 - Order Now!

Let's think Spring! The PLANT SALE ordering site is live. Visit our site to plan for spring planting all while supporting Washburn. All proceeds help fund the Senior Party and other student activities guided by the Parent Council. Order by April 15th and orders delivered before Mother's Day on May 13th!

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Reggie Perkins named 2017 Athletic Director of the Year

Congratulations to Washburn's Athletic Director, Reggie Perkins, on being named the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year for Region 6AA by the Minnesota Athletics Administrators Association. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and experienced athletic director at Washburn. 

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

The 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands is on Sun, April 23 at The Junction. 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. Performance Schedule

College Planning Night- April 12 - 6-8 pm

Representatives from Madison, the U of MN, Metro State, Carleton College and Latinx Outreach at North Hennepin CC will lead breakout sessions for 10th and 11th grade students and families to select from. Topics to be covered include:
-How to afford college (financial aid and scholarships)
-How credits transfer within the Minnesota State College and University Systems
-What highly selective colleges look for in an applicant
-Tips for writing a college essay
-Latinx Outreach Specialist at North Hennepin Community College will be presenting in Spanish

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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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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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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. 

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:

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