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MCA Testing - Tues, Mar. 19 and Wed, Mar. 20

We will be on a block schedule March 19 and 20 for MCA Testing.
Students in 10th grade will take the MCA Reading in their English 10/AP English class.
Students in 11th grade will take the MCA Math in their World Studies/IB History classes.
Students enrolled in Biology (Biology or IB Biology) will take the Science MCA.

Students can use their MCA reading and math scores to indicate college readiness at institutions of higher learning in the MN state colleges and universities system (MNSCU) instead of ACT scores or the Accuplacer.  Questions? ask Tara Mennitt or your student’s counselor.

"Up in Smoke" Vaping Presentation 3/21/19 @ 6:30pm

Vaping is a hot topic among parents of teens. Does it feel like the young people in your life know more about vaping than you do? Come learn more about the latest information on Thursday, March 21st @ 6:30-8:00pm. All are welcome so share with your friends and family! We will cover the latest public health and medical information on vaping including: 

• E-cigarette trends among adolescents
• JUUL's impact on youth vaping
• Health effects of vaping
• Strategies to reduce access to ecigarettes
• Tools for talking with young people about vaping and helping them with nicotine addiction

Presenter: Annie Krapek, Program Manager, Twin Cities Medical Society 
Spring Plant Sale 2019

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 4th. Pre-order TODAY at

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

Yearbook Application for 2019-2020

Washburn Students, We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 yearbook staff. Fill out this application if you want to work on the 2019-2020 yearbook. The yearbook staff meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am to 8:25 am. We need writers, designers, editors, artists and photographers. Stop by the media center and talk with John McCreary or Chuck Smith if you have questions. You can still order a 2019 yearbook.

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2019 Summer Soccer Camps - Registration Open!

Registration for the 2019 Youth Soccer Camps at Washburn High School is open! 

What: Boys & Girls Grades K-5 -- Skills and fun
When: June 17-20 @ 9:00-11:00am
Where: Washburn High School (run by Washburn Varsity Soccer Coaches and Players, girls and boys)
Cost: $80 per player (includes t-shirt and ball)
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It’s Back! Washburn Soccer Camp for Middle School Athletes 

What: Boys & Girls entering Grades 6-8
When: June 25-27 @ 9:00–11:00am
Where: Washburn High School 
Cost: $55.00 per camper (includes t-shirt) 

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Student Graduation Speaker

Senior Speaker for 2019 Graduation Seniors have the opportunity to represent the Washburn Graduation class of 2019 and speak at your graduation ceremony. Senior speeches should be no longer than 3 minutes and will be accepted April 22nd – April 25th. The chosen speaker will be announced on Thursday, May 2nd. Speeches are about your graduating class with all its strengths and weaknesses. When completed, put a hard copy in Ms. Jensen's box in the main office. If you have any questions please come see Ms. Jensen in room 210.

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Spring Break Academy April 1-5

Spring Break Academy is now accepting registrations. If you need to recover credit in a core class, stop in the counseling office to get signed up! Spring Break Academy will run from April 1-April 5 at Edison or Roosevelt High Schools from 8:30 am-12:40 pm. Snacks and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is March 19.

Bilingual Seal Testing

The Multilingual Department is excited to announce the 2019 Bilingual Seal Testing season! The test languages available are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Hmong and Somali. Any interested students who are Grades 10, 11, and 12 should register for a test session. More Info

AVID Application

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) provides scaffolded supports that students need to encourage college and career readiness and success. Students are expected to take control of their learning and play an active part in building a community with classmates, while maintaining good organization habits along the way. In order to be in AVID students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Don’t delay and apply to be a part of the Washburn AVID community today!!! Apply for Avid

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New After School Activities

There are several new after school activities available to students. Check it out!

  • Boxing - If you are interested in boxing please come to room 101 and talk to Iggy Showers! Students will have to get waivers signed by their parents to get approved.
  • Spanish Debate Team - Washburn now has a Spanish debate team. If you know a fluent Spanish speaker, encourage them to join!
  • Latin Dancing - A great new club that celebrates dance and culture. See Mayde in the office with questions! 
Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands - Sign Up

Calling all bands...The 5th Annual Page-Washburn Battle of the Bands is coming soon: Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 6 pm, at the Uptown VFW. For families new to Page, this event features Page and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy beautified by Justice Page's own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl. Does your band have what it takes? Registration is now open! This is a first come, first booked, sign-up process. Please make sure to review the guidelines and enter all needed information. May the best band win! Sign up here:

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Resources about the topic of Consent

The topic of Consent is very imporant. The School Based Clinic is a great on-site resource that we hope students will access. If you need any additional resources, the SBC recommends:
Text: 1-800-656-HOPE (annoymous texting support) 

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Ulferts & Yanny Heading to State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Washburn's two competitors in Poetry Out Loud swept conferences and are going to state!  Grace Ulferts and Paige Yanny!  Whoo-hoo!!!

Driver's Ed Registration Starts March 4

Drivers Education Classroom Training Registration for Spring and Summer sessions will start on Monday, March 4. These classes fill up quickly and are first come first serve. Signing up online is the best option. 
Spring Session at Washburn High School • Mon-Fri, Apr 29 - May 10, 3:15 - 6:15 PM 
Summer Session at Justice Page Middle School (4 sessions begin June 17 and July 15)
For further information, call Washburn Community Education, 612-668-3450

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