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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

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

School Hours for students: 8:30am-3:00pm (zero hour 7:30-8:25am)

Schedule: 6-period day + zero hour with 55-minute classes - see the daily schedule here.

School starts on Tuesday, September 6th. Here is the MPS calendar for the year.

Questions? Contact Dr. Palmer at 612-668-3402 or emily.palmer@mpls.k12.mn.us

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."

Grease wins 21 Spotlight Awards

A huge congratulations to the cast of crew of our fall musical, "Grease" for winning a record 21 awards through the Spotlight program and Hennepin Theatre Trust. Washburn's musical won the highest award, Outstanding Achievement in a Musical, which sends them to the Orpheum Theatre in June to perform in the awards showcase. Only 10 schools out of the 125 involved get this honor to perform on the Orpheum stage. Other big award winners were Madeline Huiting, Mary Bair, and Hattie Tschida for "Best Actor in a Musical" as well as Ryan Rowell, Maddie Barnhill, and Lillian Richman for their roles in technical theatre. Photos: • Opening Night Nov. 11 • Rehearsal Nov. 9 • Act 2 Rehearsal Nov. 8 • Act 1 Rehearsal Nov. 8

Carabet - Voices from a High School - May 5-7, 2022

May 5-7, 2022 Cabaret - Voices from a High School
• Opening Night May 5
• Rehearsal May 4

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.

Tech Tips and Resources

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.

Some households may qualify for low-cost Internet service

How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

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

Emergency Resources

If you are in need of resources relating to housing, food, clothing and other basic essentials, please contact 211 by phone. 

If you are in need of place to sleep tonight, visit ysnmn.org or get the YSNMN app to see shelter bed availability.

If you are experiencing crisis and need assistance, please contact one of the following resources:

  • 911- if you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening issue
  • Crisis Textline: Text “MN” to 741-741
  • Hennepin County Children’s Crisis Services 612-348-2233
  • Hennepin County Adult Crisis Services 612-596-1223
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
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

Poetry Out Loud 2022
Congratulations to the Washburn champions who represented Washburn at the section Poetry Out Loud competition:
Ari Kimball, Chiara Brown and Miguelangel Carbajal Tello
 
Here is the livestream of the event: 
 
Here are the top three finalists and three runners up:
 
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