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Hey WRHS! Friday’s lunch is Enchiladas! Pizza, Salads, Deli and Wrap Boxes will also be available!

Join the Washburn Rural High School team in 2024! Exciting positions to explore! Find out more at:

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Congratulations to the Washburn Rural High School girls wrestling team for winning their fourth STATE CHAMPIONSHIP this weekend and to the boys wrestling team for placing THIRD overall! A huge round of applause also goes out to boys wrestling coach Josh Hogan, who was named class 6A West Regional Coach of the Year!
Please join us in celebrating our dedicated coaches and athletes, including those who came away with individual podium finishes:

🥇Easton Broxterman: (132 lb. weight class)
🥇Brody Byrne (157 lb. weight class)
🥇Kristjan Marshall (150 lb. weight class)

🥈Landen Kocher-Munoz (138 lb. weight class)
🥈Molly Spader (105 lb. weight class)

🥉Laiken Clark (135 lb. weight class)
🥉TaAni Rhoten (170 lb. weight class)

(4th) Chase Calhoon (165 lb. weight class)
(4th) Fatima Escobar (145 lb. weight class)
(4th) Ryder Harrison (106 lb. weight class)
(4th) Brodye Kocher-Munoz (144 lb. weight class)

(6th) Madi Blanco (130 lb. weight class)
(6th) Lacey Middleton (120 lb. weight class)
(6th) Cooper Stivers (126 lb. weight class)

We interrupt Kansas History Day preparations to bring you this – gifted facilitator Lindsey Dowell (who happens to oversee the History Day program at WRMS) was just named a 2024 Kansas Master Teacher! She is one of only seven educators in the entire state of Kansas to receive this award. Kudos to you, Lindsey! You make us proud!

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Please join us in honoring and celebrating Lindsey Dowell, Washburn Rural Middle School gifted facilitator, for being selected as a 2024 Kansas Master Teacher! Lindsey is one of only seven educators from across the state of Kansas to receive this award.

Established in 1954 by Emporia State University, the Kansas Master Teacher awards are distributed annually to a small selection of teachers who demonstrate the attributes of exemplary professional educators. The selection committee consists of representatives from the Kansas Association of Principals, the Kansas Association of School Boards, the Kansas State Board of Education, the Kansas Parent Teacher Organization, the Kansas National Education Association, and United School Administrators.

Lindsey will be honored at a banquet and awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 3 at Emporia State University's Memorial Union. Cheers to you, Lindsey! You are so very deserving!

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Washburn Rural High School chemistry students put scientific technology to the test this week, using Vernier probes to gather real-time data and create linear graphs for analysis. Students examined three electrolyte solutions to determine which had the best conductivity based on slope. Hands-on experiments like this demonstrate practical applications beyond the classroom – in this particular case, how a solution conductivity lab can be used to identify the electrolyte solution most suitable for consumers. Science rocks!

Come support your Jr. Blues and all the students participating at tonight's Senior Night Varsity basketball games vs. Emporia tonight, February 23! Girls start at approximately 6:00 PM and Boys afterward around 7:30 PM in the WRHS Activity Center. Seniors of winter sports/activities will be recognized between the Varsity Girls and Boys games.

If you are unable to attend tonight's events, coverage will be livestreamed at http://wrhs.net/live.

Congratulations to our Math Club on their second place team finish at the Topeka chapter MATHCOUNTS competition at Washburn University! The team will go on to compete at the state competition on Saturday, March 2.

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Students from the Math Club at Washburn Rural Middle School participated in the Topeka chapter MATHCOUNTS competition at Washburn University earlier this month. The team placed second overall, with five students placing in the top ten, including Prajeet Akula (2nd overall) and Brandon Jeon (4th overall). Other top 10 finishers included Akul Chamesh, Emma Smith, and Ethan Lake.

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series has four levels of competition—school, chapter, state, and national. Each level of competition is comprised of four rounds—Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown Round. The WRMS team will compete at the state contest on Saturday, March 2 at Washburn University. They are advised by Ms. Jenny Wilcox.

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

In an effort to elevate the experience that our students have at Prom, we have made several beneficial changes this year!

To begin, for a good number of years we have held both Winter Formal and Prom at the same venue. This year, it was felt that by utilizing different venues, we could more easily establish a distinction between these two events and, in doing so, make Prom a little more special. After considering the various alternatives, we are pleased to let you know that Prom will be held at the Townsite Avenue Ballroom.

The venue provides the elegance befitting such a formal event and, in a first ever offering to our students, a dinner before prom will be available at the Townsite 16 in the Townsite Tower. Located on the 16th floor of the facility, the space offers panoramic vistas of the Topeka Skyline and Capitol!

For more detailed information on the venue, please go to:


The attached flyer also outlines these changes, but if you have any questions, please reach out to Casey Williams at willicas@usd437.net or Hillary Osborn at osborhil@usd437.net.

WRHS Prom Committee