The Blue Streak

  • November 12KU Honor Scholar Program, WRHS Auditorium; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 11NHS Blood Drive, WRHS Mat Room; 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 24AF JROTC Picnic, WRHS Cafeteria Patio; 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • August 232019-2020 Evaluation Orientation Meeting, WRHS Library; 7:00am - 8:00am
  • August 22Band Parent Council Meeting, WRHS Band Room; 6:00 - 7:00pm

New High School Band: Out of Context

Alivia Cook, Writer

December 12, 2019

A new band, Out of Context, composed of Washburn Rural juniors Keiran Hayes, Josh Omit, and Mark McKinnley is taking off. They have already produced a couple singles and plan to release a new EP called “Cosmo” sometime in January. The band is currently on Soundcloud under “Out of Context” and ...

Debate Squad Achieves Success

Aaron Schifman, Writer

December 10, 2019

This weekend was very successful for the Washburn Rural Debate Squad. They competed at the Hayden, Lawrence Free State, and Maize High School tournaments. At Hayden, Washburn sent five teams to compete. Seniors Logan Michael and Trenton Wagner went 5-0 finishing as the top team at the tournament, whi...

Winter Concerts

Lauren Miller, Writer

December 10, 2019

Washburn Rural High School students involved in choir, orchestra, and band will be having their winter concerts this week.  The choir will kick it off on Monday night with their concert at 7 p.m. Following that will be the orchestra concert on Tuesday and the band concert on Thursday at the same time. ...

A Charlie Brown Christmas: WRHS Theater

Lauren Miller, Writer

December 2, 2019

The Washburn Rural High School Theatre Department will be having their winter show, A Charlie Brown Christmas, starting this Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. There will be additional showings on Friday and Saturday at the same time. The performances will take place in the high school auditorium. The thea...

Winter Sports Tryouts

Emma Schroeder, Writer

November 22, 2019

With the fall sports season coming to a close, winter sports have already begun. Many athletes began tryouts on Monday, Nov. 18 to try to earn spots and compete for different division levels on the WRHS sports teams.  For boys' basketball, 52 students are currently trying out for the team and appr...

Common Grounds Customer Appreciation Week

Lauren Miller, Writer

November 20, 2019

The Common Grounds coffee shop at Washburn Rural High School will be celebrating Common Grounds Appreciation Week this week to thank their frequent customers.  The event lasts from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. This is Common Ground’s eighth year holding this event. Customers have a chance to win a varie...

School Board Meeting: Nov. 18

Aaron Schifman, Writer

November 19, 2019

On Nov. 18, the USD 437 school board had a meeting. Topics include the approval of the payment of bills totaling $1,556,523.20. A whole host of other topics covered in the meeting include terminations and resignations, along with new hires. Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams presented the board with...

Music Department District Auditions

Rachel Woodbury, Writer

November 15, 2019

On Nov. 9, the WRHS vocal, orchestra, and band programs travelled to Eudora, Kansas for district auditions. The choir and orchestra students had their auditions at Eudora Middle School and the band students had their auditions at Eudora High School. Students left Washburn Rural High School at 6:30 on Sa...

Former WRHS Graduate Takes Strides for Kansas State Cross Country

Former WRHS Graduate Takes Strides for Kansas State Cross Country

Hope Oswald, Writer

November 14, 2019

Washburn Rural High School graduate Jaybe Shufelberger has continued to push herself for performance in cross country through her university career.  Shufelberger came out of her senior year at Washburn as a distinguished cross country runner. She was Kansas’ only girl to qualify for a national ...

National Technical Honor Society Induction

Lauren Miller, Writer

November 14, 2019

14 students at Washburn Rural High School will participate in the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) ceremony this Thursday, Nov. 14. The induction will take place in the WRHS library at 7 p.m.  Washburn Rural teacher Teresa Golden has helped organize the ceremony.  “CTE students are nomi...

Washburn University Art Day

Emma Schroeder, Writer

November 13, 2019

Students from the Washburn Rural art department took a trip to Washburn University on Nov. 8. Art teachers from various different classes nominated a small group of students to attend classes at the university and display their pieces in a show.  Coral Aboud, a senior who has taken various art classes througho...

CTE Career Fair

Gwen Clark, Online Editor

November 12, 2019

On Nov. 20, a Career and Technical Education Career Fair will be held at WRHS, giving students an opportunity to prepare for their future.  Representatives will be in attendance from Washburn Tech, Mars, Chick-fil-a, Frito-Lay, Batis Development Company, KBS Constructors, PKMR Engineers, Rebound P...

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