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Upcoming Concerts and Performances

12/14 Jazz Band Winter Holiday Concert
12/17 Winter Visual Arts Show
12/17 Choir & Orchestra Winter Holiday Concert
12/18 Band Winter Holiday Concert
12/19 Winter BlackBox Theater 2 & 3 Performance at U of M Rarig Center
12/20 Winter BlackBox Theater 2 & 3 Performance at U of M Rarig Center

Winter Art Show and Art Sale - Dec. 17

Join us Monday, December 17th for our annual winter art show and art sale from 5:30- 7:00pm in the main foyer. An unveiling and ribbon cutting at 6:30pm of our mural painted by Studio Art students will be held in the Science wing, and pottery and 2-D art will be for sale outside of the auditorium. Stay a little longer to hear the band and choir concert!

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Winter Break Academy Dec. 27-Jan. 4

Registration for Winter Break Academy is now open! If you need to recover any graduation required classes, stop by the counseling office and your school counselor can sign you up! It will be offered at South or Edison High School from December 27-28th and January 2nd - 4th from 8:30-12:30pm. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Prospective Student Tours (for 2019-2020 School Year)

Prospective students are encouraged to tour Washburn during the school day. These tours are a small group setting to help you better understand our offerings and to help students feel more comfortable with their upcoming transition to high school. These tours are designed for students to attend with their families. We have Student and Parent Ambassadors as leaders who share their personal experiences. They can help answer a variety of questions families may have. Please choose a tour date time slot that works best for your family. Currently we have our December dates open for registration. January/February dates will be added soon. 

PSAT Scores Available Soon

Student scores from the PSAT will be available online to students December 10–12. Students who provided their email address on their PSAT answer sheet will receive an email reminder from CollegeBoard/PSAT where and how to view their scores. Students can set up a free College Board account at any time. If a student logs in after December 10-12 and does not see their scores, they may need to enter an access code. Students can get their access codes from Tara Mennitt.

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Thank you to the Washburn Community!

A huge thank you to the 133 donors who donated to support Washburn through the 2018 Give MN Campaign! We raised over $18,000 for supplies for Visual Art and Science. Thank you to our fabulous Miller community - we are so grateful! And it's never too late - you can donate any day all year at - just designate Washburn and 100% of the funds come directly to us.

Amazing study abroad opportunity - Summer 2019
A huge thank-you to Washburn High School families who have hosted an AFS student over the last several years! Because of your willingness to open your doors to many AFS students, AFS has chosen Washburn as one of only 20 high schools in the nation who will receive a full scholarship* to be awarded to one student for AFS’ 2-3 week Global Prep Program next summer. There are several destinations to choose from as outlined in the application. Those destinations can be previewed at Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and must be returned by January 17th. The only qualification to be considered for the scholarship is that you must be a current 9th-11th Washburn student. More Info
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‚ÄčTaking the ACT?

Taking the ACT on December 8? Taking the ACT + Writing? Interested in having a quick tutorial on what to expect during the test? Come to the ACT WRITING Test Workshop in Thursday, November 29 at 3:15 in the Media Center where Ms. Mennitt will explain some of the nuances of the test and show students some example prompts. No sign up necessary, but come ready to write! *Students do NOT need to be registered for the December 8 test to attend.

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Graduation 2019 - Date Change

Graduation Ceremony 2019 -- Date Changed!  We recently learned that Washburn’s originally scheduled graduation date, Wednesday, June 5th, falls on Eid al-Fitr, an important Muslim religious holiday. Eid al-Fitr is a day of celebration, which marks the end of Ramadan (the Islamic holy month of fasting). It is a special day for families and communities to come together for prayer and celebration. In an effort to support our Muslim families, Washburn has worked with the district to move our graduation date from June 5th to Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm. Our graduation ceremony will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium. June 8th was the best alternate date available at the Convention Center. Edison High School and Wellstone High School have also moved their graduation ceremony dates to June 8th; their ceremonies will take place at 11:00am and 4:00pm. Thank you for your understanding and support of all families at Washburn. We are so excited to celebrate graduation with you on Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm.

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State of the School 2018

On November 8th, Washburn presented their "State of the School" at our monthly Site Council meeting. Review the presentation here. 
PDF State of the Schools Presentation

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Barnes & Noble Online Bookfair runs through Dec. 6

You can still support Washburn by shopping online at by Dec. 6 and give them the Washburn book fair number 12384954 to have Washburn get a portion of the sale. Thank you!

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Washburn Prom 2019

WASHBURN PROM 2019 IS LOOKING FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS What has been decided; Prom location/venue – Machine Shop DJ – Adult DJ has been chosen. We need 7 students who have very specific skills * The ability to work well with a small group * Invitation design skills * Technology design skills * Advertising ideas * Customer service * Music ideas that please a variety of students attending *Creative ideas to decorate a big, beautiful venue Complete an application by sharing your ideas, skills and experience in written form to Ms. Jensen. Put your application in Ms. Jensen’s box by or before November 20th. The committee will be chosen by the week of December 1st.

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Miller Mart Online Store 2018

MILLER MART ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! Online ordering is only an option one time a year. Don't miss out on this opprotuntiy for great Miller swag!  The store will be open 11/8-11/18.This is a great time to buy gifts for the holidays. There are specialty items that can only be bought through the online option. Check it out today!
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Homework Help Available

We hope students will take advantage of homework help here in the building and at other locations in the community. Click the links below for details. 

Washburn: Monday & Friday Afterschool @ 3:00-4:30pm (Media Center)
Hennepin County Library (Sabathani Community Center): Monday & Wednesday  @ 4:00-7:30pm & Saturdays @ 1:00-4:30pm
PDF Sabathani Comm Center Flyer

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