Washburn High School provides students with an education that promotes excellence in academic, artistic and athletic achievement!

9/29/17 -- Issue 5
10/4  Parent Council Meet & Greet Social @ 6:30-8:00pm (Wild Mind Artisan Ales)
10/9  Picture Re-take Day
10/11  PSAT Test (required pre-registration & is now full)
10/13  Homecoming Football Game @ 7:00pm
10/14  Homecoming Dance @ 7:00-10:00pm (no entrance after 8:00pm)
10/17  Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 4:30-8:00pm
10/18  NO SCHOOL / Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 8:00am-3:45pm (teacher lunch break 11:00am-12:00pm)
10/19  NO SCHOOL - MEA Break
10/20  NO SCHOOL - MEA Break 

11/1  1st Quarter Ends
11/2  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development
11/3  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Record Keeping Day 
11/3  Last day for Early Bird pricing on Yearbook ($55 instead of $60)
11/16 Native American College Fair  @ 5:30-7:30pm (East Phillips Park Cultural and Comm. Center)

12/18  Senior Pictures Due to Yearbook Committee 
12/25-29  NO SCHOOL - Winter Recess

Career & College Center (CCC) Newsletter
Stay connected with opportunities offered through our CCC! The weekly newsletter is located online. October 2-6

Free College App Opportunity
Apply now CommonBlackCollegeApp.com Promo Code: mn2017 

School Compact
Each year Washburn shares with families the Family-School Compact. The Compact is designed to demonstrate the commitment we all make to one another to create a positive school climate that focuses on academic achievement for all students. Our Site Council will be reviewing this compact at the October meeting. If you have feedback for suggested changes, please email Parent Liaison  Erica Lebens-Englund

Homework Lab Info

Is your student missing credits? Come find them! Credit Recovery is after school, Monday through Thursday. See Hannah in Room 221 for more information. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates
10/5: Wine tasting and purchase event for WAC Gala. 5-8 p.m. (Cork Dork, 4703 Cedar Ave. S, Mpls)
10/10:  Orchestra Concert @ 7:00pm
10/12:  Homecoming Choir Concert @ 7:00pm
10/26-10/28:  Heathers the Musical @ 7:00pm
11/1: Blackbox Theatre 1 Tributes @ 7:00pm
11/2-11/4:  Heathers Musical @ 7:00pm
11/18:  Washburn Arts Council Fall Arts Gala @ 6:30-10:30 pm (St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church)
Sign up to help out at the fall concerts. Hand out programs or take donations.
Heathers the Musical
This high school edition of the musical is a dark comedy following the story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy misfit who makes her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High, the Heathers. Come enjoy our talented students! 
Wine Tasting and Purchase Event ( 21+)
Join us for hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting at the Cork Dork from 5-8 p.m. on 10/5. Buy a discounted bottle to donate to the gala and buy another for yourself.
WAC Arts Gala
We are looking for hosts for Great Gatherings (parties/events) and for auction item donations. Have a cabin to donate a stay? Restaurant gift cards? Host an 80s party? Spaghetti dinner? Contact  whsfallartsgala@gmail.com  for more information.
A Stage Portrait  written by Willard Simms Starring Thomas Schuch  
Last weekend: Runs through Oct. 1   Friday/Saturday at 8 pm Sunday at 2 p.m.  
The Matchbox Theater 5415 1/2 Nicollet Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55419  
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Washburn Performing Arts Program!

Ceramics For Sale at Conferences
Washburn ceramic artists will be selling ceramic wares at Conference Night to raise funds to support artist in residencies and field trips this year. Mugs, bowls and decorative pieces will be for sale. Cash or check will be accepted. Thanks! 

Like the Washburn Arts Council Facebook page to keep track of upcoming events! 

Athletics Schedule Online
Don't forget check out the weekly athletic schedule online to come out and support our players at home games & matches!   http://mplscity.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=6&school_id=7  

10/5 Sylvester Soccer Cup
4th Annual Sylvester Cup will be October 5, 2017 at our Washburn Stadium. It's Millers vs. Lakers!  Boys match @ 5:00pm and Girls Match @ 7:00 pm. A special program will occur to honor and remember John Sylvester @ 6:30 pm. 

Parent Council
Parent Council will be using a new structure this year for their meetings. Parent Council will have a leadership team that meets regularly to discuss "business" topics (review committee reports, plan for volunteer needs, plan for upcoming communications, etc.) and review  the financials. This opens up the Parent Council meetings to be used more efficiently and better meet the needs of our parents. With this in mind, Parent Council will use an "every other month" structure and alternate between social gatherings and educational topics. Here's the schedule for year:

Social Meet & Greet
[Wild Mind Artisan Ales @ 6:30-8:00pm]
11/9 Parent Topic -- TBD  [Room 106B @ 6:30-7:30pm]
December Social Meet & Greet [Pepitos @ 6:30-8:00pm]
January Parent Topic -- TBD
[Place & Time TBD]
February Social Meet & Greet
[Place & Time TBD]
March Parent Topic -- TBD
[Place & Time TBD]
April Social Meet & Greet
[Place & Time TBD]
May Parent Topic -- TBD
[Place & Time TBD]
June Social Meet & Greet
[Place & Time TBD]

Visit the Parent Council page on the Washburn website for information on available opportunities   http://washburn.mpls.k12.mn.us/parent_council 
Site Council
Interested in what is being discussed at Site Council? Read the minutes from last month! While only official members have voting rights at Site Council, the meetings are always open to the public and all are welcome to attend. If you have a topic you'd like addressed, please reach out to the Co-Chairs prior to next meeting: Jeanne Massey and Diana Benjaafar

Room 106B  @ 4:30-6:00pm
11/9 Room 106B  @ 4:30-6:00pm
12/14 Room 106B  @ 4:30-6:00pm
1/11 Room 106B
 @ 4:30-6:00pm
2/8 Room 106B
 @ 4:30-6:00pm
3/8 Room 106B
 @ 4:30-6:00pm
4/12 Room 106B
 @ 4:30-6:00pm
5/19 Room 106B
 @ 4:30-6:00pm

Parent Meet & Greet Social
The Washburn Parent Council wants to celebrate the start of this year with a parent gathering!

Wednesday October 4th @ 6:30-8:00pm Why : Come mingle with other parents. Get to know what opportunities are available for you to get involved.  We want to see you there!
If you want to stay longer you can enjoy some free LIVE comedy starting at 8:30pm.
Thanks for being part of our community!  Parent participation in events like this is a great way to connect with other parents.  

Our annual Homecoming Dance is on  Saturday, October 14th 7:00-10:00pm (must arrive by 8:00pm to be admitted!) . The dance is held at Washburn in the big gym and cafeteria.  With the help of parent volunteers we make it a gorgeous venue! 

Info for Students & Families:
  • This dance is open to all students in grades 9th-12th;
  • Only Seniors have a dress up theme that is just for them (Rock n Roll). 9th, 10th, & 11th usually dress up (not Prom formal, but look your best!);
  • Going with just one date is not required or the norm; often the most fun is to come with a group of friends;
  • There is not a professional photographer at the dance; many students make their own plans to take pictures before the dance; 
  • Tickets will be sold 10/2-10/13. Tickets are not sold at the door; you must be on the list and have your ID to get in; 
  • Do not bring bring large bags or backpacks, small purses only but there will be NO COAT CHECK THIS YEAR (so if you bring a small purse, you'll have to keep it with you the whole night); 
  • Entrance at door #3 (note: no in/out privileges);
  • Absolutely no drugs/alcohol, tobacco, or weapons allowed; security staff will be present
  • People wishing invite guests from other schools need to complete guest form located in the main office. Forms for guests due by Wednesday, October 11th.
  • Tickets are $15 each. Cash only.
Parent Volunteers Needed
Please consider helping with decorating for the dance. We REALLY need parent help with making our school a beautiful venue for this fun dance. Slots available Friday afternoon & Saturday morning 10/13 & 10/14. 

Senior Photo Information
  • Senior photos due December 18
  • Senior photos should be cropped to 8x10 portrait orientation at a minimum of 300 dpi (should be around 1 meg sized file)
  • DO NOT submit LANDSCAPE (horizontal) oriented photos
  • Senior photos must be recognizable. No props
  • Seniors who do not submit a photo will have their Lifetouch photos used 
  • Senior quotes should be: 
    • 20 words or less, positive, encouraging, celebratory, and related to school/graduation/success
    • Quotes must be in standard English, verifiable by a quick internet search if attributed to someone else. 
    • No violence, put-downs, sarcasm, -isms, or random statements that are non-graduation related
Order Information
Order a yearbook at the early-bird price of $55 by Nov. 3, 2017. The price goes up to $60 after November 3, 2017.

John McCreary and Alex Conover are the advisers for Yearbook. Please contact them with any questions or concerns at   wahian2018@gmail.com

Picture re-takes will be happening  Monday October 9th in the Auditorium between 7:45am and 1:00pm. If you had pictures taken previously you MUST bring back the original package. If you are having them done for the first time, order forms will be available in the main office or you can order online at http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/MI207217Y1 . Students are encouraged to take advantage of the before school and lunch hours. Students should not come down during a class unless they have a pass from a teacher. 
CPEO - Connection Parents to Educational Opportunities

Need information on how to prepare your student for college? Attending the 7 week CPEO course can really help parents navigate the school system setting your student up for the best opportunities post high school! 

WHERE: Washburn High School
WHEN: Tuesday Nights: 11/7 - 12/20
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Dinner & Childcare Provided
For more information or to register contact:
Erica Lebens-Englund: 612-668-3400 erica.lebens@mpls.k12.mn.us
DeSean Smedley: 612-668-2090


Temi Adedoyin, Math Teacher

Temi is known around the building as a reflective, dedicated, and super caring educator. She is extremely hard working and always brings a smile to the building. Congratulations on being staff of the week! 
Washburn High School | Main Office 612-668-3400 | Family Liaison 612-668-3440