The Blue Streak

  • April 20V Track & Field @ KU Relays, University of Kansas Rock Chalk Park; 8:00 am,

  • April 19School IN Session - Snow Make-up Day

  • April 18District Bandfest Concert, Activity Center; 7:00 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18JV/V Girls' Soccer vs. Mill Valley HS, WRHS McElroy Field; 4:30 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18Blue Print Judging, Library; 3:00 - 9:00 pm

Orchestra Competes in State Music Festival

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 17, 2019

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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

Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Pep Band Tours Middle and Elementary Schools

Major Copeland, Writer

February 4, 2019

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Every year in January the Washburn Rural High School Pep Band travels around to the 437 elementary schools and plays some of the classic tunes. There is a wide array of songs. From motown, to pop, and blues. At every school, onc...

Transitioning to College: Insight from WRHS Alumni

Brittney Wilson, Ads Manager

December 18, 2018

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As the first semester of the school year draws to a close, seniors may begin to feel anxious about their future plans. Washburn Rural alumni, now in college, give insight on what to expect when transitioning to college. Fr...

Chess Team Achieves Success

Gwen Clark, Writer

December 18, 2018

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The chess tournament was held at Kansas University on Saturday, Dec. 8. Washburn Rural took 1st place over Lawrence Free State, Shawnee Mission North, Lawrence High, and Leavenworth. Nine members of the WRHS chess club placed a...

The Perks of Knowing Multiple Languages

Emily Hoopes, Writer

December 18, 2018

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All social animals communicate with each other, from bees and ants to whales and apes, but only humans have developed a language which is more than a set of prearranged signals. Knowing a language allows a person to commun...

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