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Spring Break Academy April 2-6

Spring Break Academy sign-up is now open. If you need to recover credits stop in the counseling office to get signed up. Spring Break Academy will be April 2-6, 2018 at Washburn or Henry High School. Stop in the counseling office for more information.

Spring Plant Sale 2018 - Order Now!

Pre-Sale Orders: Mark your calendar for Washburn's Annual Plant Sale. The proceeds for this event go to the Parent Council and are the primary source of funding for the Senior Party (which provides a safe & fun option for Seniors after graduation). Order now and mark your calendar for pick up day on May 5th. Pre-order TODAY at

Volunteer: We always need volunteers for the plant sale. This is a fun way to give back. Please sign up!

MCA testing
MCA Testing Starts March 12

The statewide MCA testing window opens in early March and Washburn will start with the 10th grade reading test on March 12.  Testing takes approximately 2 hours and students are scheduled to test with their English class for a 3-period block.

11th graders will take the MCA math the week of April 16 and are scheduled for a 3-period block with their math class.

Students in Biology will take the MCA science the week of April 30 and are scheduled for a 3-period block with their science class.

It is important to note that because of changes at the Minnesota Department of Education, any student who has returned a signed Parent Assessment Refusal form will count as “Not Proficient” when compiling Washburn’s MCA-based achievement levels.  Any Parent Assessment Refusal form must be received the week prior to each test in order to be honored.
If you have any questions about this change in MDE policy, please call the Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability office at the Davis Center: 612-668-0570.

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ACT-for-ALL Information

Students who took the ACT for All on February 27, 2018 should receive their score reports in the mail 3-8 weeks following the test. If a student has already taken the ACT, they should be able to manage all of their scores on 1 account. See Tara Mennitt if you have questions about this. ACT-For-All MAKEUP on March 20, 2018 If a student missed the 2/27 date, they are eligible for the makeup session. (Check your student email account for an email from Ms. Mennitt if this is you) Makeup details- March 20, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Room 310 (Ms. Koppel's room) Students should bring #2 pencils, ACT approved calculator, and a photo ID.

Theatre 1 Tributes - March 28

Please come support Theatre 1 students March 28 @ 7:00pm in the Washburn Auditorium for their first showcase: "A Tribute Performance." Tickets are $5.00 (suggested donation). See you there! 

4th Annual Battle of the Bands! April 15 at 3 pm

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands event is right around the corner - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3pm at the Uptown VFW. This event features Washburn High School and Justice Page Middle School student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy created by Justice Page's own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl.

Students, register your band here as soon as possible.

Drivers Ed
Registration for Driver's Ed begins March 5

Spring registration for Driver’s Ed classes will begin on Monday, March 5th! Spaces are limited and typically fills in the first day of registration. We encourage you to register online at! 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.

Hairspray - March 1 through March 11

Don't miss the Spotlight Musical "Hairspray". Welcome to the 60s. March 1,2,3 at 7 pm. March 4 at 2 pm. March 8,9,10 at 7 pm. March 11 at 2 pm. General admission tickets are $13/adults, $7/students. Reserved tickets:  Tickets will also be available at the door! Thursday, March 1 is 'Pay-What-You-Can' Night

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Swimmers and Wrestlers Heading to State!

Congratulations to Washburn swimmers Harvey Wilhelm and Alex Hawkins. Harvey qualified for state at Saturday's section finals in the 100 breast stroke, and Alex qualified for state at Saturday's section finals in the 100 free. Good at state this weekend Miller swimmers!

Congratulations to Washburn Wrestlers Patrick Lockwood and Sean Follega! Both wrestlers took first place at individual sections on Saturday. Patrick marked his 150th win, and Sean his 100th win and 50th pin. They will compete in the State Wrestling Tournament on March 2nd and 3rd at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Good luck Patrick and Sean, and Go Millers!

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Spring Sports Sign Up - Feb. 28 6-8 pm

Spring Sports Sign Up in the Main Gym (Enter at door 5) Feb. 28 6-8 pm


EVERYONE MUST sign up to try out for teams

Start Dates:

  • Badminton                   3/3
  • Softball & Track           3/12
  • Baseball &                 3/19
  • Boys Tennis                3/26
  • B&G Lacrosse & Golf   4/2
Black History Month Film Festival

Join us for Washburn's 3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival! Every Friday in February a new film will be shown in room 137. Snacks will be provided! 
February 2 --   "Hidden Figures"
February 9 --   "Detroit"
February 14 -- "Antwone Fisher" [*shown on Wednesday this week]
February 23 -- "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Menu Snip
Egyptian Dinner - March 10 from 5:00-7:00pm

Come enjoy an authentic Egyptian Dinner at Washburn! You'll get to try delicious food and learn about another culture all while supporting Washburn's Parent Council. Make a plan to come eat before the Musical on 3/10. 
WHEN:  March 10th @ 5:00-7:00pm (musical begins at 7:00pm)
WHERE: Washburn Cafeteria
TICKETS: Buy your tickets here

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Site Council Meeting 3/8/18 @ 5:30-7:00pm

The March Site Council meeting will be a report on the budget allocation for 2018-2019. All are welcome to attend. 

DATE: 3/8/18
TIME: 5:30-7:00pm
WHERE: Room 108G (enter through door 10)

All-State Choir singers to perform this Saturday, February 24

Washburn All-State singers Grace Hillmyer, Kaj Johnson, Eli Major, and David Petersen are performing the morning of Saturday, February 24th at Orchestra Hall. To hear them and many other high school singers from across the state, you can purchase tickets below or tune into Classical MPR for a recording of the concert.

Auditions for the 2018-2019 All-State season are approaching soon! Any sophomores or juniors who are interested in auditioning should see Nancy Lee to set up a time to audition. Students will work with Ms. Lee and record an art song, classical Italian song, and scale based on their voice type. The All-State choir program includes an SSAA Choir, TTBB Choir, and SATB Choir, and consists of an intensive summer camp and public performances during the summer and winter.

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