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Cocoa, Clay and Concerts - Dec. 18 & 19
Are you still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Please join us on December 18th and 19th from 5:30-7:00pm for our annual Cocoa and Clay sale which happens before our 7:00 pm winter concerts! Beginning and advanced ceramic students have been creating a variety of ceramic wares including, mugs, bowls, soap dishes, and plates to raise funds for the ceramic program. These funds will be used to go on field trips, artist in residencies and to purchase speciality supplies. We will be located in front of the auditorium. Cash and Checks accepted. After the sale move to the auditorium and enjoy music from our choirs, bands and orchestras.
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Theatre 2 & 3 Blackbox performances at U of M Dec 20 & 21

Theatre 2 & 3 students will showcase original work on Dec 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm at the U of M Rarig Center, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets 5-10 dollars by donation. 
Theatre 2 topics: Toxic Masculinity, Sexual Assault, Islamophobia, Immigration
Theatre 3 topics: Gun Violence, Colorism, Alcoholism, Teen Pregnancy, Multi-Racial Identity
‚ÄčOpening Acts: Bella Dawson, Savannah Spirov & Olivia Roberts, Ashawnti Sakina Ford
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PSAT scores available from the Counseling Office

10th and 11th grade students can pick up paper copies of their PSAT scores from the Counseling Office starting Wednesday, December 13. Their score report will include an Access Code that will help them create an online CollegeBoard account.

Washburn Cares Gift Card Drive 2017

The Washburn Cares Committee annual GIFT CARD DRIVE is on! This committee works on soliciting donations that support the cares & concerns of struggling students/families at Washburn (with a particular focus on our Homeless/Highly Mobile students). The holidays are a particularly tough time for some families. Please consider donating gift cards today! Our Social Workers suggest cards from the following stores. Cards can be brought or mailed to the main office: Attention "Washburn Cares."
- Walmart (*highest demand)
- Cub
- Walgreens
- Target

Drivers Ed
Registration for Driver's Ed begins Jan. 3

Winter registration for Driver’s Ed classes will begin on January 3, 2018! Because we will still be on winter break when registration opens, we encourage you to register online at Our first winter Driver’s Ed session will start on Friday, January 12, 2018, and will end on Friday, January 26, 2018. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast! If you have any questions or would like to get a flyer, please stop by the Community Ed office in room 013A or call 612-668-3450.

ACT Writing
ACT Writing Practice in December

Juniors are invited to practice their writing skills of on the ACT at an ACT Writing Test Workshop on: December 4 (after school), December 12 (after school), and December 19 (6th period). Students will learn about the test, the process, and the rubric and then be able to take a practice writing test. Their practice test will be evaluated using the ACT Writing Test Scoring Rubric and will be returned to students with feedback. More Info

Heathers Cast
Washburn Students Win Record 14 Spotlight Awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the fall musical "Heathers" for winning a record 14 Spotlight Awards with the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Some of these awards include Lillian Carlson and Ellis Korblick Jay for Outstanding Actor in a Lead role and Abby Brauer for Oustanding Costume Design. View full list of Award Winners

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Go-To Bus Cards

Students can get MTC Go-To cards from their student dean. The discounted cost is $75 per quarter for students who do not qualify under district guidelines. More Info

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MPS Seeks Budget Feedback

General Budget Info: In his letter to the community this past February, MPS Superintendent Ed Graff outlined the financial challenges faced by our school district. He pledged then and continues to be committed to a structurally balanced budget by the 2019-2020 school year. That means that over this school year and the next school year, MPS needs to make some important decisions about our basic infrastructure so that the programs and services MPS offers don't continue to cost more than we can afford. View Budget Basics.

Budget Survey: MPS is looking for input from our entire community on how to best do tackle budget issues. We hope that the information on these webpages and in the survey you'll find here will answer questions for you, but we also hope it will also stimulate ideas about how you'd like to see MPS move forward. Everything is on the table. We can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. We look forward to hearing from you. We need all families to take the survey to fully understand our community's needs and wants. The survey is available in multiple languages. Take the survey.

Tutoring Available Three Days a Week at Homework Lab

Washburn has free tutoring for all students on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:15AM to 8:15AM and Tuesdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM in the Media Center. Students are encouraged to come in to get help with assignments and homework from teachers and college students.

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair - Dec. 2

The Washburn Barnes & Noble Book fair is Sat, Dec. 2 from 9:00am - 10:00pm at The Galleria location in Edina. A portion of the sales that day will come back to Washburn if you say "Washburn" while checking out. Robotics students will be doing a demonstration in the morning. Washburn vocal groups and instrumental combos will be performing in the afternoon and evening. We'll also have a wish list available from our teachers.

If you can't attend the book fair you can support Washburn by shopping online at or by going to any Barnes & Noble between Dec. 2 and Dec. 7 and give them the Washburn book fair number 12213096 to have Washburn get a portion of the sale.

Emily and Anna
Two Washburn Women Claim State Championships

Senior Anna Christian won her third consecutive state mountain biking championship on October 29, and junior Emily Covert won the 2017 state cross-country championship on November 4 Star Tribune. Both are the first female students from Minneapolis to accomplish these achievements. Congratulations to these strong Miller women!

Poinsettia Sale Pick Up 12/7 @ 4:00-6:00pm

If you ordered a Poinsettia from the Washburn Cares fundraiser this year, they will be available for pick up on 12/7 @ 4:00-6:00pm in room 107 (right at door 10). Thanks to all those who ordered! 

Open House 11/30/17
8th Grade Open House - Prospective Families - Nov. 30. 2017

Washburn High School invites prospective students and their families to join us for our Open House event on Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 6:00-8:00pm. This is a night organized to help you learn about course offerings, explore extra-curricular opportunities, and tour the building by visiting various classes. This event does follow a set bell schedule as you rotate through different presentations, so please plan on attending for the full two hours.

Additional Offerings

-    Student Panel Sessions: Hear from current students about Washburn [for students only!]
-    Extra-Curricular Offerings: Visit our extra-curricular offerings as you pass between classes by visiting the various clubs & activities scattered throughout the building!

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