The Blue Streak

  • March 3Renaissance Lunch, Auditorium Commons Noon-1:15
  • March 3Varsity Girl's Basketball Sub-State, WRHS 7 pm
  • March 3Vocal Concert/Choral, Auditorium, Men's @ 6-7:30 pm Women's 7:30-9 pm
  • March 2BOE Meeting, Shuler Education Center 6:30 pm
  • March 2Winter Bands Concert, Auditorium 7-8:30 pm

Washburn Rural Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Hope Oswald

September 18, 2020

A Washburn Rural High School student in Group A has tested positive for COVID-19. Six other individuals have been quarantined due to close contact. The student was last in the school building on Tuesday, September 15, and notified the District that they tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. T...

PSAT Regristration

PSAT Regristration

Hope Oswald, Writer

September 11, 2020

Registration for the PSAT is open now for grades 9-11 and will close on September 15. Registration takes place online through a google form. A fee of $18 will be collected afterward at the Washburn Rural High School bank, in either cash or check, for the test fees. Juniors who qualify for free/reduced lu...

WRHS Senior Awarded Emory’s Full Scholarship

Emma Schroeder, Writer

May 9, 2020

While schools and universities are still deliberating how to reopen their doors next fall, students are still making plans to continue on with their education. Senior Grace Kessler is looking forward to an exciting new chapter in her life as she begins her collegiate experience at Emory University in Atlanta,...

Gallon Grad: Blood Donation Program

Gallon Grad: Blood Donation Program

Hope Oswald, Writer

May 9, 2020

During quarantine, many people are looking for ways to help others. However, it can be difficult to volunteer when going outside could be unsafe, and many opportunities to help that existed before quarantine can no longer be done.  However, there is still one important way to help: giving blood....

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

Aaron Schifman, Writer

May 4, 2020

  Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has released a new plan to start reopening the state. This new plan is called Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. The name is a reference to the state motto: “Ad astra per aspera", or “To the stars through difficulties". The plan is phased into four sections....

Be The Light Movement

Emma Schroeder, Writer

April 25, 2020

In honor of Washburn Rural’s graduating seniors, WRHS is joining a nationwide movement to help seniors and their families feel supported during this trying time. The #bethelight movement attempts to do this by encouraging high schools across the United States to turn on their sports stadium lights ...

2020 Governor’s Scholars from WRHS

2020 Governor's Scholars from WRHS

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 17, 2020

Each year, students are chosen to represent the top 1% of high school seniors across the state of Kansas. Congratulations to the following 2020 Governor's Scholars from Washburn Rural! Trent Dodge Aditi Malay Jay Ram Halley Robinett Emma Schroeder   For the complete list of...

WRHS Orchestra Prepares for Virtual Concert

Emma Schroeder, Writer

April 17, 2020

While music is traditionally learned and practiced in the company of the director and one’s fellow musicians, the WRHS orchestra has had to be a bit more creative with the student body in practice of social distancing. The orchestra department has decided to host an online video concert to replace...

2020-2021 Dance Tryouts Information

Gwen Clark, Online Editor

April 6, 2020

Each candidate interested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 WRHS Dancin' Blues needs to complete the Google form in order to receive further information and instructions. Please contact Jenny Tiller at [email protected] with questions or concerns. The Google form is due by Apr. 15.  WRHS Dancin' ...

District to Provide Chromebooks to Accommodate Online Learning

District to Provide Chromebooks to Accommodate Online Learning

Hope Oswald, Writer

April 3, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Auburn Washburn has been trying to accommodate students through online learning. However, many students have trouble attending classes online. According to federal data from the Department of Commerce, 14% of households with school-age children have no internet access. Additi...

Counseling Department Contact

Laney Frydendall, Photographer/Writer

April 3, 2020

With the start of virtual school and students' lives coming to halt for the time being, some students will find the need for assistance from the WRHS counselors. The counseling center is doing everything they can to provide as much help to students as possible through this time. Counselors are a...

Which Teacher Are You? Quiz Answers: March Issue

March 4, 2020

Mostly A's: Mrs. Hardesty Mostly B's: Mr. Muff Mostly C's: Mr. Eliason Mostly D's: Mrs. Wampfler

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