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Posted 3/27/20, 2:28 PM
Updated 4/19/21, 8:38 PM

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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.

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
Updated 4/5/21, 8:26 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.

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,…

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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.

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Washburn Rural High School sophomore Camryn Clark recently presented a Flag Reclamation Box to the school. She created the box for an Eagle Scout project. The WRHS AFJROTC conducted a flag retirement ceremony in conjunction with the presentation.

Eagle Scout Presentation

Posted 4/16/21, 3:33 PM
Washburn Rural High School sophomore Camryn Clark recently presented a Flag Reclamation Box to the school. She created the box for an Eagle Scout project. The WRHS AFJROTC conducted a flag retirement ceremony in conjunction with the presentation.…

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PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic.

Dates: April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 pm CDT

Tickets: Socially-distanced seating and home livestream both available at www.warutheatre.org/ticketing

Maturity: This play is recommended for ages 14 and older

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil.

This, however, is not his story.

This is the story of an orphaned wizard named Wayne... who just happened to be there, too. This clever and inventive parody-style comedy “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theatre wishing they were in the stories all along.”

"If you haven't seen Puffs, I need you to go buy a ticket immediately. I can promise you won't regret it." - Mugglenet.com

By Matt Cox. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

WRHS Theatre Presents

Posted 4/9/21, 10:39 AM
PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic. Dates: April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 pm CDT Tickets: Socially-distanced seating and home livestream both available at www.warutheatre.org/ticketing Maturity: This play is recommended for ages 14 and older For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of an orphaned wizard…

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This week WRHS inducted alumnus Jessica Dorsey, former staff member Mary Lou Bowen, and the 1960 Boys Basketball team into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Jessica Dorsey, J.D., LL.M. graduated in 2000. She lives in Maarsbergen, the Netherlands where she is involved in the practice and teaching of international law with a focus on human rights.

Mary Lou Bowen taught journalism at WRHS for 15 Years. She served as co-sponsor of FCA from its organization until her retirement in 1998. While teaching at WRHS Bowen held several leadership positions with the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.

The 1960 Boys Basketball team won the Class A State Championship, the first for the program. Team members included Jim Stevick, Mike Laughon, Del Lewis, Ronnie Paradis, John Richarson, Jerry Marstall, Darrell Siecgrist, Rodney McMaster, John Garcia, Don Williams, and Ned Nusbaum. The team was coached by Bryce Stallard and assistant coach Bob Peel.

You can see the induction program with more information at usd437.net/files/dw/2020-2021/2021-hall-of-fame-program.pdf.



Washburn Rural High School Hall of Fame

Posted 4/9/21, 9:27 AM
This week WRHS inducted alumnus Jessica Dorsey, former staff member Mary Lou Bowen, and the 1960 Boys Basketball team into the school’s Hall of Fame. Jessica Dorsey, J.D., LL.M. graduated in 2000. She lives in Maarsbergen, the Netherlands where she is involved in the practice and teaching of international law with a focus on human rights. Mary Lou Bowen taught journalism at WRHS for 15 Years. She served as co-sponsor of FCA from its organization until…

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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 the link below to submit the information we will need to communicate with you about Kindergarten Roundup.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfbDUfbt0itQci_TtK7Rk0HaZzOR_y6G1x6G1VYs0l7WpPgg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628&fbclid=IwAR3zMrACBmcNRYeay0sZJALKOXRju1xDZGc3QipF6qRe8jkesUWiXjpW54c



Kindergarten Roundup

Posted 3/30/21, 1:25 PM
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 the link below to submit the information we will need to communicate with you about Kindergarten Roundup.…

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Earlier this month the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Washburn Rural Middle School staff members. Paraeducator Mary Roth and Language Arts Teacher Jenny Leonard 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 Mary and Jenny! Pictured with Mary (top) and Jenny (bottom) are (l to r) WRMS Principal Mark Koepsel, Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams, and Board of Education President Tom Bruno.



All Star Appreciation

Posted 3/24/21, 8:33 AM
Earlier this month the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Washburn Rural Middle School staff members. Paraeducator Mary Roth and Language Arts Teacher Jenny Leonard 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 Mary and Jenny! Pictured with Mary (top) and Jenny (bottom) are (l to r)…

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