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Semi-Final Soccer Tickets for Saturday at Wayzata - Only Online!

Congratulations to our Varsity soccer teams! Girls won 3-0 yesterday and Boys won 7-2 so both are advancing to the Section 6AA semi-finals tomorrow! The games are 1:00pm for the Girls and 3:00pm for the Boys - both at Wayzata HS. (4955 Peony Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446)

Tickets must be purchased online - they don't take cash at the door. (You can buy them via your phone with this link at the door, but no cash.)

Here's the link - hope to see lots of Miller fans there! #GoMillers!

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct. 19 and 20

Washburn will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 19 and 20. Students do not have school on the 20th. Conferences will be offered both in person and virtually.  On Tues, Oct. 19 conferences will be available between 4:00pm-8:00pm in person only, first come first served. On Wed, Oct 20, conferences will be virtual. Each teacher’s appointment times will be viewable on More info

PSAT on Tuesday, October 26

The PSAT will be administered on Tuesday, October 26.

There are Student Study Guides available in the Media Center, Main Office, and the CCC. Each Study Guide contains information about the National Merit Scholarship program and a full-length practice exam.

Information about the test’s administration can be found here.

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Picture Retake Day is Thurs, Oct. 28

Picture Retake Day is on Thurs, Oct. 28, 2021. You can order photo packages at and type in code EVT8DPJ6G. Students who missed picture day and students who need to get a retake should have their photo taken on Oct. 28.

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Yearbook early bird sale ends Nov. 1

Buy a yearbook by Nov. 1 and get the early bird rate and save $10.
Senior pictures are due Dec. 6, 2021.  More yearbook information

Celebrating Indigenous People's Day

Washburn joins the city of Minneapolis & President Biden in celebrating Indigenous People's Day as a local & national holiday. We acknowledge that tWashburn sits on native Dakota land, which was stolen from them by the founders of this city, and we honor all the Dakota, Ojibwe and American Indian people at Washburn and in Minneapolis as traditional stewards of the land.

Here is a link to The Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World: 15,000 years of inventions & innovations. Please take time to learn our true history!

Homecoming Dance
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

Homecoming Court
Homecoming Court 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 Homecoming Court: Ritu Boyer-Conway, Mary Bair, Jacqui Kelly, Bizzy Crotteau, Nyagach Kueth, Jaber Abdalla, Joe Coffman, Haniez Hollie, Peter Mortenson, Victor Sanchez, Thomas Pryce, and Connor Walstead
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Hello Washburn Dancers!

Interested in Fall Dance? Minneapolis Competitive Dance is now offering a NEW club program for dancers who would like to prepare for the competitive Winter Dance season.

Interested in being a part of the Minneapolis Dance Team?  The key dates are listed below:

  • CHOREOGRAPHY- October 11th-14th 3:40 pm- 5:30 pm in the Southwest aux gym
  • TRYOUTS- October 18th 3:40 pm- 5:30 pm
  • PRACTICE STARTS- October 25th 3:40 pm- 5:30pm in the Southwest aux gym 
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!

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

Washburn Demands Justice
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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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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