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Washburn High School is an authorized IB World School

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Julius Caesar One Act Play - Feb. 23

Washburn is hosting the prelims for the 5AA Region One Act Play competition on January 22 and 23, 2020. On Thursday, Jan. 23 there will be four One Act plays that last about 30-minutes each beginning at around 4 pm. Washburn students are performing an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar set in a women’s prison scheduled to be performed on Thursday, Jan. 23 around 7:40 pm. The performances are free and open to the public. Here are photos from a rehearsal of Julius Caesar. View photos: Google Photos - Facebook

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Spirit Week Jan. 27-31 and Winter Dance Feb. 1

Monday: Pajama Day     Tuesday: Safari Day       Wednesday: Generations Day (9th: babies/toddlers, 10th: middle schoolers, 11th: middle age, 12th: senior citizens, Staff: high schoolers)    Thursday: Superheroes     Friday: Washburn Spirit Day (orange & blue)
Saturday, Feb. 1: Dance: 70s/Disco from 7-10 pm (Tickets sold during lunches for $10)

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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

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.

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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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!

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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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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.

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.