The Blue Streak

  • August 19Fall Play Audition Workshop, WRHS Little Theater; 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • August 19First Day of Fall Sports Practice/Tryouts; All Day
  • May 19Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, Kansas Expocentre; 7:00 pm
  • May 18This Generation (TG) Farewell, Auditorium; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • May 16NHS Meeting, Auditorium; 7:15 - 7:50 am

Band Fest 2019

Lauren Miller, Writer

April 24, 2019

Sixth grade band students across Shawnee County participated in Band Fest on April 18. Band Fest offered students a chance to meet and listen to other band students at Washburn Rural High School and Middle School. It was an op...

Competing vs. Collaborating in Classrooms

Marta Johnston, Writer

April 23, 2019

There are numerous ways to approach education. The methods by which teachers teach their students vary greatly, and students can learn differently according to each of them. Two rather prominent ways in which students learn are by means o...

Orchestra Competes in State Music Festival

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 17, 2019

The Washburn Rural zero and first hour orchestras attended the Wichita State University Orchestra Festival Invitational on April 9, and the State Music Festival at Lawrence High School on April 11. Both orchestras performed a...

Senior Carly Bachelor Receives McDonald All American Recognition

March 1, 2019

This year has been a memorable one so far for everyone involved in a sport or activity. This holds especially true for the boys and girls basketball teams. This season has been one to remember with both teams going undefeated for...

Exploring College Major Options

Lauren Miller, Writer

March 1, 2019

High school is the time students begin to start thinking and planning for their future. Students at Washburn Rural are given several opportunities to see what subjects interest them and what career they want to pursue post-high s...

Updated Tardy Policy

Updated Tardy Policy

March 1, 2019

Orchestra Tours Elementary Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 26, 2019

The Washburn Rural first hour orchestra visited Auburn Elementary, Jay Shideler Elementary and the middle school orchestras on Jan. 28. The orchestra played a variety of songs for the audiences to enjoy. Orchestra director Da...

Impacts of Cheating in High Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 4, 2019

Cheating is an issue that affects many high schools, including Washburn Rural. Normally, students cheat to try to get a better score on an assignment to raise their grade, even if it isn’t their own work. Teachers often try to...

Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble

Lauren Miller, Writer

February 4, 2019

Band students at Washburn Rural High School were given the opportunity to participate in Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble at Washburn University. Students involved in band could request a place in the band and attend two rehearsals be...

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