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Spirit Week
Homecoming Spirit Week Sep 27-30, 2022

Washburn Spirit Week runs from Tuesday, 27 September through Friday, 30 September in the run up to Washburn’s Homecoming football game against Richfield High School on Friday evening. All students and staff are invited to participate in our daily Spirit Day themes by dressing up! This week’s themes are:

  • Tuesday: Denim Day
  • Wednesday: Staff/Student Swap (Student dress up, staff dresses down)
  • Thursday: Dress Like the Sport (or Club) You Don’t Play
  • Friday: Class Color Day
    • Freshman- White
    • Sophomore- Orange
    • Junior- Blue
    • Senior- Black

Students who are “Most Spirited” can be nominated via Google Form by any staff member during the week for a gift card drawing during Pepfest.

Hollywood homecoming
Homecoming Dance - Oct. 1

Washburn’s Homecoming Dance is Saturday, 10/1. The Hollywood-themed dance starts at 6:30 and ends at 9:30. It will be held outdoors at Washburn’s Stadium. Doors will close at 8:00pm, so students should plan on arriving before then. Tickets for the dance are $15 each and will be for sale each lunch in the auditorium Tuesday, 9/27 through Friday, 9/30. Ticket sales are cash only. Only 12th graders can bring guests from other schools. Each 12th grader received specific information about the guest policy in their Washburn email. We appreciate parent and family support. If individuals are interested in donating their time on Saturday for dance setup, dance chaperoning, or dance take-down--please fill out this Google Form.

Homecoming Court
Homecoming Court 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Homecoming Court: Alex Hollie, Anika Zaccardi, Brynn Winter, Cade Heinemann, Charlie Graff, Colin Brandt, Isaiah Philibert, John Dolan, Lila Kuntz, Maddie Barnhill, Maggie McHugh, Paige Gruenhagen, Ryan Rowell, and Zamzam Abdi. View photos

Senior College Planning Night - Sep. 29
Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00-8:00pm for our Senior College Planning Night. This will be a chance to learn about the search process specifically for Class of 2023 (we will offer another event in the spring for 10th & 11th Grade families). This will be an in-person event, but we try to record as many of the sessions as possible and post them on our website after the event. This will be similar to our event last spring, but our welcome session in the Auditorium at 6:00pm will have more specific information to the actual application process. We will use a rotating schedule so students and families can choose the top three sessions that are of the most interest to them. Having more than one family member attend is a good way to maximize gaining information in the following areas: 
  • Finding a Good Fit School: How to improve your search process
  • Financing College: A general overview of financing college (Financial Aid & Scholarships)
  • College Essay Writing: Tips on submitting a strong essay
  • Highly Selective Admissions: Understanding the expectations of schools with more selective admissions 
  • U of M SpotLight School: Applying to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • General Application Support: Understanding the Common App & HBCU Common Black College App
PSAT - Oct. 12

Washburn High School will offer the PSAT on Wednesday, 12 October 2022. This standardized test is offered to students in grades 11 and 10, with priority given to 11th graders.

Test Registration is open through Friday, 30 September. Washburn will start charging a $3 late fee on Tuesday, 27 September for registration.

Registration & General Information can be found here

Citywide Student Leadership - Applications Open

Apply to be on CITYWIDE for the 2022-23 School Year! 

Come represent your school in district decisions. MPS is looking for two representatives from each High School. 

Applications will be OPEN September 6-21, with interviews the week of September 26. To learn more, read our member expectations  and apply online HERE.

Driver's Ed Classroom Training

Driver's Education Classroom Training Fall Session Monday, October 3 to Monday, October 17 (10 days, Monday-Friday with no class on Wednesday, October 5) 3:10pm to 6:10pm In-person at Washburn HS Class fee is $145. We are also offering a sliding fee option ($95 to $185) Registration for fall opens on Monday, September 12. When registering for classroom instruction online, a parent/guardian must create a profile on to enroll their student. email or call 612.668.3450 with questions.

School Picture Day
School Picture Retake Day - Oct. 14

School Picture Retake Day is on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Parents can order and pay for photos ahead of time at

Order your 2023 Yearbook

The 2023 yearbook is now on sale. Order a 2023 yearbook soon to get the early bird pricing.
Senior pictures are due Dec. 5. More Yearbook Info

Washburn Whirl - Save the Date!! - Nov. 19
The Washburn Arts Council is hosting its annual fundraising silent auction and student arts showcase at St. Mary’s Event Center on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, from 6-10:00pm.  The Washburn Whirl, formerly known as the Washburn Gala, is a much-loved event that helps fund band, orchestra, choir, visual arts, theater and Black Box social justice theater at Washburn High School.   
We invite the Washburn community to join us on Saturday, November 19th Click on the link to learn more about the Washburn Whirl and to purchase tickets.
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