The Blue Streak

  • 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
  • August 222019-2020 Club Day, WRHS; All Day
  • August 21WRHS Open House, WRHS Auditorium; 6:30 - 9:00pm

Marching Band Prepares for Brewster Place Performance

Lauren Miller, Writer

October 14, 2019

The Washburn Rural High School Marching Band will be performing for residents at Brewster Place this Thursday, Oct. 17.  Brewster Place is a retirement facility located in Topeka, KS. Bresterliving.org describes the Brewster Place community, saying that it “shouldn't be considered a ‘last step,...

2019 PSAT

Hope Oswald, Writer

October 14, 2019

The PSAT will be taking place this Wednesday, Oct. 16. This is an opportunity for students to see what they excel at and what they need to work on for the SAT. Junior PSAT takers also have the opportunity to enter scholarship competitions.  All Freshmen and Sophomores will take the test in the auditorium...

Jay Shideler Elementary School Sock Hop

Hope Oswald, Writer

October 14, 2019

Jay Shideler Elementary School needs volunteers to help run their annual Sock Hop. This year’s Sock Hop will take place on Oct 10 from 5-8 p.m. The Sock Hop is an annual party for all Jay Shideler students. The party is themed around the 1950’s, and students are encouraged to dress up in poodle...

Capital City Marching Festival

Lauren Miller, Writer

October 7, 2019

The Washburn Rural High School marching band will be attending Capital City Marching Festival at Washburn University on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The festival will take place at Yager Stadium starting at 6 p.m. Multiple bands from across Northeast Kansas will be in attendance, each competing for a rating and...

Yearbook Picture Retakes

Hope Oswald, Writer

October 4, 2019

Washburn Rural High School is taking yearbook pictures and retakes on Oct. 7. This is an opportunity for students who do not like or have not gotten their yearbook picture taken to get one. All students must have a portrait taken at some point to appear in the yearbook. The process of taking yearbook ...

Fall Play Preview

Lauren Miller, Writer

October 1, 2019

Washburn Rural High School’s fall play, One Man Two Guvnors, will be premiering this week on Oct. 3. The play’s official preview will take place on Oct. 2 during 6th hour. Several students at Washburn Rural will be dismissed to see the preview and are encouraged to buy tickets to the official sh...

HOSA Club

Emma Schroeder, Writer

September 27, 2019

  At Washburn Rural, clubs meet twice a month, which makes it hard for club leaders to get the word out about new clubs and opportunities. This year, students started a branch of the HOSA Club, which stands for Health Occupations Students of America. Anyone intrigued by a career in the healthcare i...

WRHS Theater Department: Tech Week

Lauren Miller, Writer

September 26, 2019

Tech week for the Washburn Rural High School theater department began this week on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Theater students participating in One Man, Two Guvnors meet after school in the auditorium to begin rehearsals. Rehearsal ends at around 6:30 each evening. Next week, theater members will engage in a more...

The Shack Goes Digital with Online Store

Emma Schroeder, Writer

September 20, 2019

Because technology is rapidly developing, businesses must constantly adapt their marketing strategies. Most recently, The Shack has been expanding access to their apparel on their online store.  James Fakoury is the DECA business club vice president this year, and is on The Shack staff.  “In T...

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