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Early Release Day Notification

Early Release

Wednesday, January 23 is an Early Release day. Students will be dismissed 45 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled.

Auburn-Washburn provides early release days to give teachers an opportunity to collaborate throughout the year. See the Student Calendar for additional Early Release days.

Zoe Spangler, a junior Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Washburn Rural High School has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2019.

Cadet Spangler is one of 150 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 1,560 cadets applied for one of the 150 scholarships. There are more than 120,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S. and overseas. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000.

The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage.



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

January 20, 2019
Zoe Spangler, a junior Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Washburn Rural High School has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer…
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Washburn Rural High School DECA club has three seniors participating in a project called The Learn and Earn Project. This is a chapter project through DECA that provides an opportunity for chapter members to develop business and marketing knowledge and skills.

Students are able to apply entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to a single sales/service activity to be run as a real business venture.

Nadia Jackson, Emma Getsinger, and Sydney Yost have integrated the sale of garments at the Topeka Hy-Vee from The Shack school store. The items are available to purchase at Hy-Vee at least through February 14. The sales support this project and these seniors as they attempt to qualify for Nationals in Orlando, Florida.



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

January 20, 2019
Washburn Rural High School DECA club has three seniors participating in a project called The Learn and Earn Project. This is a chapter project through DECA that provides an opportunity for chapter members to develop business…
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The game times for WRHS Girls’ Basketball vs. Junction City High School Girls’ Basketball on Friday, January 18th at WRHS, have been changed due to the weather forecast. The JV will play at 4:00 pm in the Activity Center. The Freshmen will play at 5:30 in the Auxiliary Gym, and the Varsity will play at 5:30 pm in the Activity Center.

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January 15, 2019
The game times for WRHS Girls’ Basketball vs. Junction City High School Girls’ Basketball on Friday, January 18th at WRHS, have been changed due to the weather forecast. The JV will play at 4:00 pm in the Activity…
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The application packet for 2019-2020 Preschool Peer Models is now available!

Peer models may only include children who reside within the USD 437 attendance area, employee children, or employee grandchildren. Additionally, children must meet the following criteria:

  • Group one students must be at least 3 years old on or before August 31.
  • Group two students must be at least 4 years old on or before August 31.
  • Students must have strong language and social development.
  • Students must be fluent in speaking and understanding English.
  • Students must pass an eligibility screening.
  • Students must be toilet trained.

Classes are held five half-days per week and cost $175 per month, August through May.

Click here to download the application packet. Please return your completed packets before February 6, 2019 to:

Mary Pridey
Early Childhood Supervisor
6701 SW 33rd ST
Topeka, KS 66614
pridemar@usd437.net

Attention Preschool Parents

January 4, 2019

The application packet for 2019-2020 Preschool Peer Models is now available!

Peer models may only include children who reside within the USD 437 attendance area, employee children, or employee grandchildren. Additionally…

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