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WRHS Blues Backers

Meetings

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the WRHS library.

September 14, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023

Who are we?

Blues Backers is the parent-teacher organization at Washburn Rural High School. Our purpose is to work closely with the administration at the school to support the students as well as show appreciation for the hard work of the teachers and staff. This is accomplished through volunteer time and financial support in various ways.

Blues Backers are responsible for organizing and executing a number of events and activities:

  • Hosting post-prom each year.
  • Fulfilling funding requests from extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs, activities).
  • Providing concessions at events.
  • Providing hospitality lounge at school-hosted events.
  • Student achievement recognition.
  • Hosting teacher appreciation events.
  • Volunteering at school dances/events.

Blues Backers fundraising efforts include:

  • Membership fees.
  • Operation of concession stands.
  • Selling school spirit merchandise.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved and support the Blues Backers and thus Washburn Rural students. The first step is to join online, at walk-in registration, or at the PTO merchandising booth at games. After that, there are many ways to be involved.

  • Attend the board meetings
    Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library. You could even head a committee.
  • Volunteer your time
    at the concession stand, merchandising booth, post-prom, hospitality booth, coat check at prom, etc.
  • Donations of any kind
    We provide paper products for several student events/banquets, prizes for post-prom, food for teacher appreciation luncheons, etc.
  • Buy PTO merchandise
    only available online through The Shack.

Any and all contributions are appreciated and needed. Please join Blues Backers and help support your student(s) at Washburn Rural.

Board Members

Position Name Email
President Ann Rausch rauscann@usd437.net
Vice President Jenny Lang jenlang4@gmail.com
Secretary Carrie Stead steadcar@usd437.net
Treasurer Angie Bachelor bachelorange@cox.net
Assistant Treasurer Jennifer VandeVelde vandy4012@gmail.com
Activities/Athletics Charlie Nimz nimzchar@usd437.net
Concessions Chair TBA  
Concessions Purchasing Angie Rea
Angela Truelove
a.rea1@cox.net
atruelove@theeyedoctors.net
Concessions Drinks Ann Rausch rauscann@usd437.net
Concessions Scheduling Deanna Hutson deanna.hutsen@gmail.com
Membership Chair Jenny Lang jenlang4@gmail.com
Post Prom Nicole Harris
Ronda Kozlowski
nicole_harris427@yahoo.com
rondakoz@gmail.com
Hospitality/Staff Appreciation Angie Conklin acdcconklin@gmail.com