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Washburn Cares
Washburn Cares is a group of staff, students, parents and community members who try to make the high school experience better for our homeless and highly mobile students.  We work closely with our social workers to provide things like free senior photos, basic hygiene and clothing, gift cards to Walmart, Cub, Holiday/Speedway, and winter gear.  We are always accepting donations, please consider giving something from our list.  THANK YOU!
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."
Spring Awakening Earns Top Spotlight Awards!

The cast and crew of Spring Awakening has earned the highest Spotlight awards any Washburn production has ever received. Kudos to Director John Lynn and the entire cast and crew!

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 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
  • Children and Adult Mental Health Crisis – 612-596-1223
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988

Homecoming 2023: The Homecoming pepfest and football game were on Friday, October 13 and the Homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October 14, 2023
View photos: PepfestFootball game • Dance • Court • Spirit Week: Pajama DayBusiness CasualAnything but a backpackBabies and BoomersClass Colors

Homecoming 2022: The Homecoming pepfest and football game were on Sep. 30, 2022, and the Homecoming dance was Oct. 1, 2022
View photos: Pepfest •  Football game • Dance • Homecoming Court

Homecoming 2021: The Homecoming pepfest and football game were on Oct. 8, 2021 and the Homecoming dance was Oct. 9, 2021
View photos: Pepfest • Football game • Dance • Video

Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud 2023
Congratulations to the Washburn School Finalists who represented Washburn at the section Poetry Out Loud competition:
Kaia Brown, Ian Hayne, and Ari Kimball
Here is the livestream of the event: 
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Poetry Out Loud 2022
Congratulations to the Washburn School Finalists 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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