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Washburn High School is an authorized IB World School

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Info for Incoming Students

Welcome to Open House for the Class of 2026!
If you missed the virtual event on 12/2, check out these resources:

Winter Break Academy for Credit Recovery

If you are missing any credits, Winter Break Academy is an option to make them up during winter break. Sign up here with this form by next Tuesday, 12/7. Classes will be virtual, but live/synchronous. A student could make up 2 quarter credits by attending all sessions over break. See your counselor for more info!

December Arts Events

Dec 7 - Band and Miller Voices Concert at 7 pm
Dec 8 - Orchestra and Choir Concert at 7 pm
Dec 10 - Jazz Band in Band Room at 7 pm 
Dec 15 and 16 - Theater 3 Black Box at Rarig Center, U of MN at 7 pm

Project Success Holiday Theater Opportunities

Project Success has another great holiday theater opportunity for all MPS high school students! Come enjoy the Nutcracker Fantasy at the historic State Theatre. Tickets are FREE and students can register for up to 4 tickets per performance, so please bring friends and family! If students need transportation assistance to the show, Project Success can provide that. Registration is simple and can be done at

Senior, Baby Photos and quotes due Dec. 6
Senior pictures, baby photos and quotes are due Dec. 6

Send senior pictures, senior baby photos and senior quotes to by Dec. 6, 2021 • Buy a yearbook • More yearbook information

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Washburn Cares Gift Card Drive

Washburn Cares works to support our homeless and highly mobile students. We are collecting gift cards that our social workers give to our students/families to meet basic needs.  We prefer $20 cards to Walmart, Cub or Target - as many as you can afford will be appreciated by our families in need.  You can drop them off at school with the security desk, or in the mail slot to the right of the door at 5217 Portland. Thank you!

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Thank you for your support through Give to the Max!

Thank you for your generous support of Washburn's Give to the Max campaign! We raised over $15,000 this year. Your gifts will make a huge difference in supporting our Millers!

Drop Off/Pick Up Map
Drop Off & Pick Up At WHS & Justice Page

Please click here for a MAP of how traffic should flow before and after school, and our procedures for families who are dropping off and/or picking up students at Washburn. Thank you!

MPS Device Guidelines

Now that Washburn students have 1:1 technology (every student has a school Chromebook) please check out the device guidelines:

MPS Student Device Guidelines (Also available in EspañolHmoob, and Soomaali)

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The fall musical, Grease, runs Nov. 11-20

The fall musical, Grease, runs Nov. 11-20. Tickets will be sold at the door, $15 for adults and $5 for students. Masks required.

Photos: Act 1 Rehearsal Nov. 8 •  Act 2 Rehearsal Nov. 8 • Rehearsal Nov. 9 • Opening Night Nov. 11

Support the arts at WHS through the Washburn Arts Council site!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Welcome to the new school year! Take a virtual tour of Washburn

School Hours for students: 8:30am-3:00pm (same as before distance learning - also Zero Hour at 7:30am)

Schedule: Same as 2 years ago - 6-period day + zero hour with 55-minute classes

Questions? Contact Dr. Palmer at 612-668-3402 or

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Washburn Demands Justice - A Statement from WHS Student Council

The Washburn Student Council has published a statement about racial justice. Please click to see the full statement.

"We not only demand that community leaders address social injustices through systemic changes in the areas of police reform, voting rights & access, and economic disparities in our city, but we call on our whole school community do the following:

  • Commit to practicing anti-racism work at school and in our own personal lives;

  • Acknowledge and address the systematic problems in our own school system that create divisions and separations between white students and students of color;

  • Listen to and uplift the voices of students of color."

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Go To Metro Bus Cards

Information regarding student transportation opportunities available via the MTC Go-To Card program can be found here. Students qualify for a Go-To Card either by location or by eligibility for educational benefits (free/reduced lunch). Students who do not qualify for a free card may purchase one from Metro Transit.

For lost or replacement cards and for more information contact:

Lisa Jensen at or 668-3504 or in room 210


Brandon Krona at or 668-3405 in room 210

Bus cards are available Tuesdays and Fridays in room 210 from 7:30 - 8:30am and 3:00 - 4:00pm

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Tech Tips for Distance Learning and Beyond

WHS Class of 2020 students Nathaniel Mersy and Ben Anderson created a YouTube Channel called WHS Tech Tricks with tech trick tutorials for students to help Millers navigate distance learning. This channel is an IB Diploma CAS Project, and just one example of the fabulous work our Millers do as part of the IB Diploma Program.

Also - there is a district Technology Support website for students & families that has software & platform training in four languages. Check them out!

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Homecoming 2021

The Homecoming pepfest and football game were on Oct. 8, and the Homecoming dance was Oct. 9 outside on the mall.
View photos: Pepfest • Football game • Dance • Video

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