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Blackbox Theatre Final Showcases May 24 & 25

Wed, May 24 and Thurs, May 25 at 7:00 pm - Final Showcases for Blackbox Theatre 2 & 3

  • Location: Phoenix Theatre
  • 2605 Hennepin Ave
  • Arrive early. Show is sure to be sold out.
  • Tickets are $5.00-$10.00 Suggested donation/Pay what you can
  • Facebook event page
Summer School
Sign Up for Summer School by May 26

Students have until Friday, May 26th to sign up for Summer School. Please stop by the Counseling Office to sign up!

Black Voices
Black Voices Final Performance 5/31/17

Come see the powerful performances by our Black Voices class on Wednesday May 31 from 6:00-8:00pm. Event will be held in the Black Box Theatre and will feature poetry, music, and light refreshments. For more info, visit or email teacher Molly Vasich

Graduation 2017

• Thurs, June 1 - Obligations are due
• Tues, June 6 - 10 am - 1:00 pm Cap & Gown pickup
• Wed, June 7 - 10 am Rehearsal, 4:30 pm Graduation

Graduation Photos and Videos

Families - if you want to take pictures during the ceremony, you must do so from your seat. Washburn staff will be videotaping the graduation ceremony, and it will be available to watch on YouTube from a link on the Washburn website by Monday, June 12, 2017. More Graduation Info

Senior Party
Senior Party 2017 -- June 7

Get your Senior Party tickets by Friday May 19th! The Senior Party is a fun, safe way for seniors to celebrate this exciting time in their life. The party gives them one last chance to see many of their friends before starting summer jobs, travel, and transitioning to post-secondary plans. They will not want to miss out on this night of fun!  Activities Include: Ice Skating, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Swimming, Snacks, Caricature Artist, Massages and more! Also, there will be over $500 in cash and gift cards given away during the night!  This event depends on dedicated parents who care about sending our Seniors off in style! PLEASE sign up to volunteer. Parents always report that it's fun! Check-in starts on 6/7 at 9:30pm at Washburn and buses leave at 10:00pm. Students will arrive back at school by 4:00am on 6/8. Students will go through security before being admitted on the buses. Please note: This event is run by Parent Council, not the school. Direct questions to 
Download Registration the Form Here

computer lab
9th graders will start MAP testing on Monday, May 15

9th graders will start MAP testing on Monday, May 15. Students are required to take a reading and math section (each taking approximately 1.5 hours) of the test. The first run of testing will go through May 19. Makeups will be the week of May 22. Students are scheduled to start the test in their English class (Reading) and Physical Science class (Math) and work through the following class period to allow enough time for test completion. They may miss the class period following their English or Physical Science class. For example, if a student has English during second period they may miss third period based on the time it takes them to complete their test. The testing schedule for both the Math and Reading sections is available on the Washburn website, found under Academics > Testing Information. Any further questions, please contact Tara Mennitt (

Choir Pop Concert - May 23

Tues, May 23 at 7:30 pm Choir Pop Concert
Come see all four choirs showcase music by Brittany Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and a variety of great songs from Disney movies. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. Proceeds support the choral program at Washburn.

Multicultural Festival - May 19

Líderes en acción (Latino Club) is hosting a Multicultural Festival again this year for the 4th year in a row! It'll be Friday May 19th from 3:30-6! There's going to be free food, Danza Azteca, folkloric dancing, quinceanera dress show, spoken word, and a raffle! Bring $$ for the raffle and drinks! The Student vs. Staff Soccer game will be opening the event - STUDENTS: sign-up outside the dean's office Room 220! Photos from 2016 Multicultural Festival

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 schedules. 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 on the bus line.  Contact Deb Keefe with more questions.
PDF IB & AP Exam Schedule 2017 (Updated May 3, 2017)

EXCUSE NOTE: Students wishing to be excused from classes outside of testing times on their exam days had until April 25th to turn in the permission form. Students were notified of this deadline for three weeks prior to the deadline. Other notes and phone calls cannot be accepted.  

VOLUNTEERS: It takes many volunteers to help hundreds of kids take 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


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Spring Comedy Good 'N Plenty runs May 10-13

You won't want to miss the spring comedy Good 'N Plenty, a hysterical play about a high school history teacher who tried to do things differently by teaching democracy to his students through a game based on real-life drug dealing....and the end result was not what he had planned. Shows run Wed, May 10 through Sat, My 13 at 7:00 pm. Come and support the arts! See photos

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.

Prom - May 6 - 7:00-11:00 pm
Prom will be held Sat, May 6 from 7:00-11:00 pm at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416. Tickets are $55/person and will be sold during lunches from April 24 through Fri, May 5 at 12:30 pm (Cash only). Guest forms (available in the main office) will be accepted through Thurs, May 4 at 4:30 pm.
After School Activities Survey
Washburn is working with Community Education to expand our after school offerings for students. Research is clear that when students are involved in extracurricular activities they are more successful in school and more likely to graduate. As we get creative in seeking out additional funding sources, it's important for us to survey our community.
Students, please take the following 3 minute survey that seeks to gather feedback about the types of activities/clubs that would be most beneficial for you. 
Student Survey 
tucker and perkins
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. 

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