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The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2021-2022 school year. BOTH the following forms must be completed and submitted.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for a $25 enrollment fee. Transportation is provided to an address within the Auburn-Washburn district boundaries.

The application and case history forms are available online (see below), at each Auburn-Washburn elementary school, or the Shuler Education Center at 5928 SW 53rd Street. Students must be 4 years old by August 31, 2021, live in the Auburn-Washburn School District, and meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Evaluated and has a developmental delay
  • Primary language is not English
  • Parent lacks high school diploma or GED
  • One parent age 19 or younger at child's birth
  • Single-parent family
  • Referral from KS Department for Children & Families for this child
  • Parents are migratory agricultural workers
  • Qualifies for free or reduced school lunch program
  • Family is homeless

Applying does not guarantee the child a slot in the classroom. After an application is submitted, parents will be contacted mid-March and asked to complete additional paperwork and submit enrollment documents.

Please return your completed application and case history forms listed below to Jill Gratton at Shuler Education Center, 5928 SW 53rd Street or at grattjil@usd437.net.

Please contact Jill Gratton at 339-4039 for more information.

Attention Preschool Parents

Posted 2/18/21, 10:25 AM
Updated 2/24/21, 1:39 PM

The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2021-2022 school year. BOTH the following forms must be completed and submitted.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for a $25 enrollment fee. Transportation is…

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As we do each spring, Auburn-Washburn wants to connect with our incoming kindergarten families. Due to the current reality, Kindergarten Roundup will take on a different format this year. Each school will send essential information to families to prepare for Kindergarten in Auburn-Washburn USD 437 schools.

Please click here to submit the information we will need to communicate with you about Kindergarten Roundup.

Do you need help with using the district provided technology devices or programs? Call (785) 408-8720 or email parenttechsupport@usd437.net for assistance. Individuals will be available during the school day Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and in the evenings Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Please note that this is a tech support line for issues with chromebooks, logins and digital curriculum products. If you have questions about assignments or class details such as Zoom/Google Meet links, please contact your student's teacher.

Auburn-Washburn Tech Support

Auburn-Washburn Tech Support

Posted 10/6/20, 7:00 AM

Do you need help with using the district provided technology devices or programs? Call (785) 408-8720 or email parenttechsupport@usd437.net for assistance. Individuals will be available during the school day Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and in the evenings Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Please note that this is a tech support line for issues with chromebooks, logins and digital curriculum products. If you have questions…

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Over the past two weeks about 875 members of the Auburn-Washburn staff have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of our phase 2 district effort. An additional 90 staff received the vaccine as part of phase 1 or from other providers. This means that about 80-85% of our workforce will have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to the incredible work of the Shawnee County Health Department - SCHD, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, and Stormont Vail Health, school staff vaccinations in Shawnee County were completed a week ahead of schedule.



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Posted 2/26/21, 4:43 PM
Over the past two weeks about 875 members of the Auburn-Washburn staff have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of our phase 2 district effort. An additional 90 staff received the vaccine as part of phase 1 or from other providers. This means that about 80-85% of our workforce will have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to the incredible work of the Shawnee County Health Department - SCHD,…

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Traditional Snow Day Tuesday - School will be canceled in the Auburn-Washburn School District on Tuesday, February 16, due to extreme weather conditions.

Complete information at https://usd437.net/files/dw/2020-2021/parent-message-no-school-2-15-2021.pdf



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Posted 2/15/21, 3:31 PM
Traditional Snow Day Tuesday - School will be canceled in the Auburn-Washburn School District on Tuesday, February 16, due to extreme weather conditions. Complete information at https://usd437.net/files/dw/2020-2021/parent-message-no-school-2-15-2021.pdf

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Congratulations to Joseph Berry, this weeks WIBW Kaw Valley Bank Scholar Athlete of the Week! At Kaw Valley Bank we are supporting our future and our community! Washburn Rural High School WIBW, 13 Sports #hometownproud #trustthestrengthofthekaw

Congratulations to Joseph Berry

Posted 2/4/21, 10:10 AM
Congratulations to Joseph Berry, this weeks WIBW Kaw Valley Bank Scholar Athlete of the Week! At Kaw Valley Bank we are supporting our future and our community! Washburn Rural High School WIBW, 13 Sports #hometownproud #trustthestrengthofthekaw…

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The National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Association has named Washburn Rural’s Kevin Bordewick the National Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year.

WRHS volleyball coach named coach of the year

Posted 2/3/21, 3:05 PM
The National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Association has named Washburn Rural’s Kevin Bordewick the National Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year.…

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This week the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Early Childhood staff members. Paraeducator Ashlie Wilk and Teacher Christine Graves were recognized for their work. The award is presented as a way to highlight staff members who represent all the great employees working in the district. Congratulations to Ashlie and Christine! To view a video of the award presentation visit https://youtu.be/ouw93VvARpU. Pictured (l to r) Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams, Ashlie Wilk, Christine Graves, Early Childhood Principal Mary Pridey, and Board of Education President Tom Bruno.



All Star Appreciation

Posted 2/2/21, 5:04 PM
This week the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Early Childhood staff members. Paraeducator Ashlie Wilk and Teacher Christine Graves were recognized for their work. The award is presented as a way to highlight staff members who represent all the great employees working in the district. Congratulations to Ashlie and Christine! To view a video of the award presentation visit https://youtu.be/ouw93VvARpU. Pictured…

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