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Construction update on new CTE wing at WRHS

Construction update on new CTE wing at WRHS

May 23, 2024

McCown Gordon Construction is completing an expansion and renovation at Washburn Rural High School. It started being constructed earlier this year and is on scheduled to be completed next fall. The project...

WRHS Summer Walk and Talks

WRHS Summer Walk and Talks

Zane Rentfro May 23, 2024

On June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 18 and 24 Washburn Rural High School will be hosting Summer Walk & Talks for the incoming class of 2028, as well as any new students. The tours are hosted by WRHS...

Washburn Rural Drivers Ed

Washburn Rural Drivers Ed

Molly Worley, Writer May 22, 2024

Attention all new drivers and parents! Washburn Rural offers a Drivers Ed course over the summer for students who are 14 years of age or older. The 2024 summer session is full, but enrollment for...

Concert orchestra playing their last song with guitarist, Megan Weis.

Spring orchestra concert

Allie Mapes May 9, 2024

On May 8, 2024, at 7:00 Pm, the WRHS Orchestra program had their last concert of the school year. The concert, symphony, and chamber orchestras are all performing two to three pieces. Chamber orchestra...

Ava Cowman and Paige Schinkel teaching second graders.

From Farm to You agriculture event

Allie Mapes April 25, 2024

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, students at WRHS in agriculture classes attended an event by the Farm Bureau at the Stormont Vail Event Center. This event was called ‘From Farm to You’ which teaches...

Symphony Orchestra playing their first piece of their performance.

WRHS Choir and Orchestra at state

Allie Mapes April 19, 2024

On April 18, 2024, WRHS orchestras competed at KSHSAA Large Ensemble at Lawrence High School. This event is comparative to high school sports teams going to state competitions. Band, orchestra, and...

Tornado strikes Osage county

Tornado strikes Osage county

Jacob Hall, Author April 17, 2024

On April 16, a low level tornado made its way across Osage county early in the morning. While Shawnee county was also hit, no sirens were sounded. The majority of the damage belongs to the residents of...

Senior, Bebe Reilly, presenting Shakespeares work to the audience.

WRHS theatre’s “Complete Works of W. Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Allie Mapes April 14, 2024

On April 11, 2024 - April 13, 2024, at 7:00 Pm, Washburn Rural Theatre presented their spring play, “The Complete Works of W. Shakespeare (Abridged).” Tickets were available online beforehand or...

Topeka reacts to first solar eclipse since 2017

Topeka reacts to first solar eclipse since 2017

Jacob Hall, Author April 9, 2024

Yesterday, hundreds of students from WRHS took to the outdoors to catch a once in a generation event. The 2024 solar eclipse could be seen all across North America, with Mexico, 15 US states, and certain...

Lamar Giles presenting his slideshow to WRHS students.

WRHS students plan for senior skip day

Jacob Hall, Author April 8, 2024

Every year, students at Washburn Rural participate in the infamous “senior skip day”. While the event itself is harmless, the staff at WRHS says otherwise. According to the WRHS 2023-24 student handbook,...

Students participating in a unified sports soccer tournament with Circle of Friends.

Washburn Rural sends three students to the MLS Special Olympics Unified Sports Program

Allie Mapes March 28, 2024

WRHS students, Cohen Nimz, Gentry Scheid, and Conner Schonlaw, got selected to represent Kansas and Sporting KC in the MLS Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer program. This program unites individuals...

Lunch Changes at WRHS

Lunch Changes at WRHS

Zane Rentfro March 21, 2024

On Monday, March 18, the WRHS Cafeteria changed the way that lunch will be served. Effective immediately, the main course will be served in the serving line room. There will not be any pizza, salads, sandwiches,...

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