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Spring Sports Sign-Up Night Feb. 24

Spring Sports Sign-Up Night is on Monday, Feb. 24 from 6-8pm in Gym 103 (new location). Enter at Door 10 on 50th Street or Door 3 on 49th Street (by stairs to stadium.) Anyone planning to participate in a spring sport should attend and turn in forms, pay fees & meet with coaches. Download forms

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Winter Play "Almost Maine" runs Feb. 27 - Mar. 1

The winter play, "Almost Maine," is a romantic comedy about residents of a small town who find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Shows run Feb. 27-29 at 7 pm and Sun, March 1 at 2 pm.

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Student Reading Challenge for the Month of February

For the month of February we are having a reading challenge between students from South and Washburn. Record reading done for pleasure, not class. (only exception is books teachers are asking you to read for free time.) Audio books and graphic novels count. Record the pages you have read on this form. More info

Cheer Camp Feb. 25, 27 & 28
Cheer Clinic for Middle School Students - Feb. 25, 27 & 28

There will be a cheer clinic for middle school students on Tuesday 2/25, 4:30-6pm, Thursday 2/27, 4:30-6pm, and Friday 2/28, 5:30- 8:30 pm. Register online. $20 fee and includes a free t-shirt. Athletes will cheer in the stands the first half of the game then do a halftime routine on 2/28. Contact Coach Michelle with questions at

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Egyptian Dinner 2020 -- 2/29 @ 5:00-7:00pm

Join other Washburn families Saturday 2/29 from 5:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria to enjoy and authentic Egyptian meal prepared by Ms. Abir Ismail and her family. Click here for more info & to buy tickets!

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Conway Wins Alpine State Championship

Congratulations to senior Luke Conway who won the boys’ individual Alpine skiing state championship on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota! Star Tribune article

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Mackbee Heading to State in Poetry Out Loud

Sophomore Jay Mackbee won at regions on Feb. 4, 2020 in the Poetry Out Loud contest and is going to represent Washburn at State! Way to go, Jay! #MillerPride

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WHS One Act Play Cast and Crew Heading to State

Congratulations to the cast and crew of our competition one act play, "Julius Caesar." Washburn came in 1st place in the MSHSL 6AA Finals on Feb. 1 at Holy Angels, and so the cast and crew are going to the state competition for the first time in school history. View photos: Google Photos - Facebook

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Course Timeline for Families 2020

Students are in the process of selecting courses for the next acadmeic year.  Parents and students should review these documents.  PDF Course Timeline for Families - Course Catalog and Course Request Cards -  Watch Course Preview videos

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Senior Party 2020 -- Registration Open!

The Washburn Parent Group is proud to provide an all-night senior party as a fun, safe way for seniors to celebrate this exciting time in their life. The party is immediately after graduation on Friday, May 29th. Students load the buses from the convention center at 10:00pm and return to Washburn by 4:30am on Saturday, May 30th. Click here for registration & volunteer info!

Elective Course Option Videos for '20-21

Check out all the great options that WHS students have for electives! Click here for videos from the departments.

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Winter Pepfest Jan. 31 and Winter Dance Feb. 1

Winter Pepfest Photos: Facebook - Flickr
Winter Dance Photos: Facebook - Flickr

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Muedeking Performs with Univ. of Minnesota Honor Band

Washburn Junior, tuba player in our Wind Ensemble, Sam Muedeking participated this past weekend in the University of Minnesota Honor Band. He performed along with 100 other High School musicians from across the State. He was the only Minneapolis Public School representative this year, and this is his second year being accepted to participate. They learned and played 4 very great pieces of band literature. Way to go Sam!!

Sem 2 Grade-Level Assemblies (Class Meetings)

If you missed your grade's assembly - or for parents who want to see what's happening - click here for the info from each one.

Vaping & Addiction Resources

On Oct 28, WHS hosted a workshop on Vaping for our parents & community. On Nov. 25-26, the Science Dept shared a lesson on brain growth and addiction for all WHS students. Click here to learn more & see the presentation materials.

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Yearbook Information

Send your senior pictures, senior quotes and baby pictures to by December 16, 2019. Send each item in a separate email with the first and last name of the senior in the subject line along with what is in the email - Senior picture infoThere is still time to order your 2020 yearbook.

Nathaniel Genene selected as school board student representative

Washburn is proud to announce that junior Nathaniel Genene has been selected as the student representative on the Minneapolis School Board for 2020!
Way to go, Nathaniel! 

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Comprehensive District Design - Share your thoughts

The Comprehensive District Design (CDD) examines how Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) educates students, how they are placed in and transported to our schools, and how we fund this important work. Find out more by attending a listening session, and share your thoughts about the model.

Changes to Student Drop Off & Pick Up

Washburn has a new process for morning and afternoon drop off and pick up - As of Oct. 21, 2019 the 50th Street parking lot can no longer be used to drop off and pick up students. View the new drop off and pick up process.