Principal Ed Raines

WRHS Principal

Season's Greetings!

I hope this newsletter finds you well and anticipating the upcoming holiday season! As you know, the first semester of the school year will end on December 20, 2019. A study session designed for the purpose of helping our students prepare for their final examinations will be offered again this year! Faculty members representing most of the core content areas (Math, Science, and English) and several teachers in elective areas will be available to help your child prepare during this time. The study session will be held in the Washburn Rural High School Cafeteria, and pizza will be provided for both students and teachers. Finals Study Night will be on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. We strongly encourage you to help your child take advantage of this very important opportunity!

In an effort to help students navigate an admittedly difficult time of year, we have made some adjustments to our Final Examination Schedule that I want to make you aware of. In making the adjustments, we had three things in mind:

  1. There would be a built-in "test prep" period the day before the actual exam for any given period. The only exception is 5th hour which meets every day because of lunch.
  2. Students would have no more than two final examinations to prepare for on any given day. Previously that number was three.
  3. Expanding the time available for final-examination make-up to include some time during the regular school day. A description of the exam schedule follows for your convenience:
Tuesday, 12/17 Wednesday, 12/18 Thursday, 12/19 Friday, 12/20
Zero period final (if applicable)
3rd period final
1st period final
6th period final
2nd period final
7th period final
4th period final
5th period final
1st period final prep
6th period final prep
2nd period final prep
7th period final prep
4th period final prep
5th period final prep
2nd and 5th period classes meet 5th period classes meet 3rd period classes meet 1st, advisory, & 5th period classes meet

Winter break for students is December 21, 2019 through January 6, 2020. The second semester will begin on January 7, 2020. On behalf of the staff at WRHS, I would like to wish all of our extended Junior Blue Family a relaxing and memorable holiday break!


Ed Raines
Phone: 339-4105