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After Juliet
Spring Play, After Juliet, runs May 20-22
The spring play, After Juliet, will run May 20-22 @ 7:00 pm. Tickets are general admission: Adults/$15 Students/$5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The auditorium will be set up for social distancing. Masks are required.
Vaccine event
Vaccine Events for MPS Students Ages 12+ May 19 & 26

MPS students who are 12+ can get their first dose on May 19 or May 26. The Washburn School Based Clinic, in partnership with MPS, Hennepin Health, and the Minneapolis Health Department will be hosting vaccine events at Washburn High School for all MPS students ages 12+For students ages 12-15, a parent or guardian must accompany the minor for vaccination. The accompanying guardian/parent must be at least 21 years of age. 

Event #1:
First Dose Wednesday, May 19th 8:30am-2:30pm (Scheduling Closed for May 19 Event)
Second Dose Wednesday, June 9th 8:30am-2:30pm (Scheduling link will be available at event in May 19)
 
Event #2:
First Dose Wednesday, May 26th 8:30am-2:30pm  Sign up for a vaccination time slot on May 26
Second Dose Wednesday, June 16th 8:30am-2:30pm (Scheduling link will be available May 26)
 
Vaccine: Pfizer
Where: Washburn High School Main Gym, Enter through Door 5A
Who: MPS students, ages 12+. We may open appointments to families if spots are still available. Check back here for details later in the week.

AGE 16 – 18:  Parent may verbally consent over the phone with the vaccinating nurse if they are not present.  Nurse will write on the Registration Form verbal consent given with the name of the guardian/parent and the nurse’s initials in the parent/guardian signature line.
AGE 12 – 15: A parent or guardian must accompany the minor for vaccination. The accompanying guardian/parent must be at least 21 years of age.

HOW TO REGISTER

Step #1: Complete consent and registration forms found at the links below. Paper copies also available in main office, Room 005 (School nurse) or Room 002 (School Based Clinic), or ask a teacher for help printing. Note: ALL students younger than 18 years old MUST have signed parent/guardian consent prior to vaccination. Vaccinations cannot be given without parent/guardian consent.

Step #2Sign up for a vaccination time slot on May 26 (Scheduling Closed for May 19 Event.)

Reminders: 

  • You MUST schedule a vaccine appointment time, no walk-in's allowed
  • Please wear a mask and respect social distancing signs
  • Parents MUST sign the registration form if your student is under 18 years old. For students ages 16-17 you may send the student with the signed and completed registration form or you may accompany your student to the appointment. Registration forms will also be available on-site. Vaccination will not be given if registration forms are not completed by a parent/guardian.
  • For students ages 12-15, a parent or guardian must accompany the minor for vaccination. The accompanying guardian/parent must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Spanish and Somali language interpreters will be available on-site.
Summer
Summer Credit Academy - Register by May 27

Need to make-up credits? If so, you have the opportunity to make up as many as 2.25 credits this summer at Summer Credit Academy. Summer Credit Academy will be held at Minneapolis South and Minneapolis Edison High Schools. You must register by May 27. This is an “in-person” credit recovery program. There are three sessions of summer school in which a student can earn up to .75 credits in each session. The three sessions are as follows:

 

June 21-July 2nd (8:30am-1:30pm) Class of 2021, Class of 2022, and Class of 2023 ONLY with Seniors given priority

July 6-  July 15 (8:30am-1:30pm) All students

July 19-July 29 (8:30am-1:30pm) All students

 

Each class period is about 1.5 hours in length and there are no classes on Fridays.

 

To register, please fill out the Google Form below. Your counselor will send you a confirmatory email after you have filled out the form. After that, students should just show up at the appointed school on the appointed date that they registered for. Once the counselor has enrolled the student, any questions about registration should be addressed to aaron.gerhardt@mpls.k12.mn.us or randy.naughton@mpls.k12.mn.us. If you are wondering about your credit status toward graduation, please contact your counselor.

 

CLICK LINK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CREDIT ACADEMY:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sAjB3KoBCp62UiKuxfwxQbDPAIq9_i0oi3w51NP9Mhg/edit

 

There are a few very limited opportunities (limited course options) to make up credits on-line through the Flex Academy Program. Contact your counselor for more information.

On-site COVID-19 saliva testing

The Washburn School Based Clinic (Room 002) is now providing on-site COVID-19 saliva testing for all Washburn students. Students must be symptom-free with no family contacts who are positive for COVID-19. Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment please call or text 612-599-1714. Parent consent form is required for testing for students under 18. Vaccine consent forms can be found on the SBC website and in the main office and Room 002. Testing is recommended every 2 weeks for all in-person learners. Tests will be collected and sent by clinic staff, and results will arrive via email within 24-48 hours. 

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Senior Recognition Night - May 26

Our annual Senior Recognition Night is set for May 26th at 6:20pm! Recognition Night represents the opportunity to honor individuals from the Class of 2021 who have won awards or scholarships. Our ceremony will be slightly modified this year be we are thrilled to be able to offer a live event in our auditorium. Due to current mandated capacity limitations, only recognized students and their families will be invited to attend the event however we are pleased to offer a YouTube livestream of the proceedings.  Use this link below to view the ceremony. If you don't see the live link, try refreshing your browser and make sure you're on the "videos tab." 

https://www.youtube.com/c/WashburnMillers/videos

At the front end and back end of the presentation, we will be scrolling photos of our seniors with their college choice and intended major. At this time, we have about 100 senior photos. If senior students would like to be part of the slide presentation, they must DM their senior photo, the name of the school they will be attending, and their intended major @whs2.1 on Instagram. This must be sent by  May 19th !  

 Special thanks to Nora Grant and her team for allowing us to use her Instagram account to put the slide show together! 

Cheerleaders
Cheerleading Tryouts - May 25 and 27

Cheerleading tryouts will be May 25th and 27th in the small gym from 4-6pm. No experience is necessary but you will need to attend both days to learn the material and tryout. Masks required. Contact coach Michelle with questions at michelle.nelson@mpls.k12.mn.us or call/text 612-440-3412.

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Senior Exit Interviews -- Required!

Attention Seniors! The counselors and CCC staff look forward to seeing you in person for your exit interview. You will complete your final Senior Survey which will include where you want us to send your final transcript among other important and required tasks. Please come during your scheduled time. Seniors should enter door #10 on their assigned day and go to the small gym #103.

*We have a strong preference for in-person, socially distanced interviews (exit interviews are required before Cap & Gown distribution). 

Wednesday, May 19th

  • 1:00-2:00 Last Names P-R
  • 2:00-3:00 Last Names S-T
  • 3:00-4:00 Last Names U-Z      

Wednesday, June 2nd

  • 1:00-3:00   (Make-up day if you missed or couldn’t make your schedule time)
 
AP Exams
AP exams moving to the first weeks of June

The AP Exam Testing window is June 1- June 10 this year. All exams will be taken digitally at home this year. Please read the information in the links below for dates and times along with important information for students on setting up computers for the exam. Thank you so much and please have your students connect with their teachers or Mr. Percy if they have questions.
• Washburn AP Exam digital schedule 2021
• AP Digital exam information letter for students

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Meeting This Moment in History

Washburn staff & students took time to share thoughts on the killing of Daunte Wright and the civil rights movement that we are currently experiencing in our country through an expanded Weekly Webcast on April 16th. Here is the link. A big thank you to all of the students & staff who stepped up to speak out!

We are also partnering with the Mpls Legal Rights Center: here is a short video summarizing the basics of the Know Your Rights information they shared with us in last month's workshop. You can find more info on their website as well.

Washburn Seal with Fist
Incoming 9th Grade Registration by 4/30

We’re looking forward to welcoming incoming 9th graders to Washburn! We are excited to offer an online course registration process for families. This is a nice way to walk your student through the process of selecting courses at home. All the information you need to register your student for classes is below. Please complete your choices by April 30th.

Plant Pot
Spring Plant Sale 2021 -- Benefitting Senior Class

Plants will be delivered (within 5 miles) on Wednesday, May 5. We also need volunteer drivers that day. If you can help, please email washburnplantsale@gmail.com. Thank you!

MCA
MCA Testing Information

The district and state of MN has released some information regarding MCA testing. Find out more information.

MCA testing during the week of April 19...
• Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20: Orange group students  (A-L) will test as scheduled in their Biology, World Studies/IB History Yr 1, or English 10/AP English classes.
• Due to the change to distance learning on Wednesday-Thursday, we are adjusting our schedule for Blue group students. A new schedule will be posted by Wednesday (4/21) afternoon.

Washburn Seal
Return to In-Person Learning - Updates

We are so excited to welcome our Millers back to in-person learning for Quarter 4! Note that students will have two weeks with no school. There is no school March 29 – April 2 for teacher planning week, and there is no school April 5-9 for Spring Break . This space will continue to be updated with information as we know it, so you can always find the latest accurate info right here. We also support those who make the decision to stay with distance learning. Thank you for your patience as we navigate uncharted territories!

Here is the revised schedule for Quarter 4 for all students.
Here is the Quarter 4 Lunch Schedule for in-person students

KEY LINKS

New Q&A doc (as of 3-15-21)
Freshman Tour Sign-Up (Tours on 3/31 & 4/1 -- only for those returning to in-person learning)
Welcome Back Video describing in-person learning
PPT from Q&A session
What We Know Right Now (updated 3-4-21)
Live Q&A Session for Students & Families (recorded on 3/3/21)

Chromebook Expectations for In-Person Learners
Washburn is now a 1-to-1 Chromebook school. All students will receive an MPS Chromebook if they don't already have one. Students are expected to bring their MPS Chromebook home, charge it, and bring the Chromebook and charger to school each day. 9th graders who need one may pick up a Chromebook after their tours on March 31 and April 1. 10th-12th graders can pick up their Chromebook on April 2 between 11 am and 1 pm. Enter door 5 on 49th street by the gym to get your Chromebook. If you cannot make it to pick up a Chromebook March 31-April 2, students can pick one up the week of April 12-16.

Please contact Dr. Palmer with questions that are not covered in the materials above: emily.palmer@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-3402.

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Food and snack box updates - April 2021

Washburn is a food box pick-up site Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come to Door #3 on 49th St. We will be offering one food box with a week’s worth of nutritious, convenient breakfast and lunch items. Food boxes are free for all youth 18 & under, and all families are welcome to participate in this program.

Washburn choir
Choir Videos

WHS Choir Director Tim Buzza and his choir students produced this amazing choir concert video. Also, here is their latest COVID hit single Don't Stand So Close to Me. Check out these amazing recordings! #MillerPride

Helen Hedge
Junior Helen Hedge Appointed to Governor's Young Women Initiative Cabinet

Washburn 11th grader, Helen Hedge, has been appointed to the Governor's Young Women Initiative Cabinet working to achieve equity in opportunities and improve the lives of young Black, Indigenous, and women of color. The Executive Council includes leaders from business, academic, non-profit, and government sectors. The Cabinet is composed of young leaders from communities across the state that experience some of the greatest disparities in opportunities and outcomes. Thank you for your leadership, Helen!

Poetry Out Loud
Ebba Nordstrom Takes 2nd Place in State Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to Ebba Nordstrom who took 2nd place in the state Poetry Out Loud competition on March 11, 2021! Her performance was terrific and showed months of hard work.  She will receive a cash prize and a trophy.  The school will also receive a check for $200 to spend on enhancing poetry and Poetry Out Loud in our school. State champs two years in a row for Washburn. Whoo-hoo!!!!! Facebook - Google Photos Album

Megan
Megan Twomey is 2021 Athena Award Winner
Megan Twomey has been named the 2021 Athena Award Winner for Washburn High School. The Athena Award honors one outstanding senior female student-athlete at every high school in Minnesota.  Over the past four years Megan has excelled in four sports: tennis, basketball, softball and track & field. She has earned nine varsity letters, and she was captain of the tennis team. With her contagious positive attitude and her great work ethic Megan shows her leadership on and off the court as she is a member of the National Honor Society and she is on the yearbook leadership team. Congratulations Megan! Facebook Photos • Google Photos
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