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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.

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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.

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THANK YOU for Give to the Max!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Give to the Max campaign on 11/14! We raised over $20,000 from over 150 donors! We appreciate you!!!

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court!
Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court!

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court! King Candidates: Jason Berry, Ethan Buss, Jameson Charles, Stellan Orvick, Emmet Sutton, and David Worman. Queen Candidates: Ella Endo, Annette Holman, Emma Jackson, Kari Johnson, Mary Kelley and Piper Kondes.

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Homecoming Photos 2019

Homecoming Pepfest - Facebook - Google Photos - Flickr
Homecoming Football Game - Facebook - Google Photos - Flickr
Homecoming Dance - Facebook - Google Photos 

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Boys Soccer State Tournament Run 2019

Congratulations to the boys soccer team on a fantastic season and a 4th place finish in the state tournament!

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair runs through Dec. 20

The Washburn Barnes & Noble Book Fair continues online and at stores through Dec. 20, 2019 A portion of the sales will come back to Washburn if you shop online at or go to any Barnes & Noble between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 and give them the Washburn book fair number 12569646. You can also purchase a book for Washburn from our teacher wish lists. - More Info - Thank you to all parents and students who helped make the book fair a success especially Deanna Diebold and Lynn Henschel who helped plan, organize and run the book fair for the third year in a row.

December Concerts, Performances and Shows

Mon 12/16 - Winter art show 5:30-7pm; Band/choir concert  7 pm
Tues 12/17 - Band/choir concert 7 pm
Weds 12/18 - Blackbox theater 2-3 at Rarig (UMN) 7 pm
Thurs 12/19 - Blackbox theater 2-3 at Rarig (UMN) 7 pm

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Latinx Opportunity Fair - Dec. 10

Washburn High School is hosting their 2nd annual Latinx Opportunity Fair on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6-8PM in the Auditorium. The purpose of this event is to connect our 9-12 Latinx students and their families to college/financial access, job training, academic and immigration resources. The following local community organizations will be attending and will be presenting in Spanish. 

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