Seven families in the Washburn School district have opened their homes and hearts to seven AFS students. These students bring their culture and experiences to students in the district while developing life-long friendships. Please contact their families if you would like to get to know more about these students.
Front: L to R: Godwin Ashiruma from Kenya, staying with Lea Rolfsen and Michael McKenna; Hedda Taknes from Norway, staying with Jennifer Maziasz and Ryan Mulhern and family; Patcharee "Tong" Prajakrattanakul from Thailand, staying with the Wendy Shields family; Back: Hannah Lengauer from Austria staying with the Rosanne and Jon Haveri family; Joele Alberto from Italy staying with the Mary and Ted Dougherty family; Anna Oleszewski from Germany, staying with the Colleen Matula family; and Ida Leivo from Finland staying with the Joe and Christine See family.
The AFS organization is fortunate to have such a welcoming community for these students.
First Lady Michelle Obama Harvested White House Kitchen Garden with Washburn Students
Monday, June 6th
The White House * 11:10AM ET - First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden and prepare a fresh, healthy meal with ingredients straight from the garden. Mrs. Obama was joined by Author, Daytime Host and Child Nutrition Advocate, Rachael Ray, who is also a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Tastemade's, Frankie Celenza. In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation-a conversation that evolved into her Let's Move! http:/www.letsmove.gov/ initiative. FULL STORY
Our mission is to enable students to enter the global society with the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes required to be contributing citizens.
The High School Tech Ed Manufacturing Class has produced some really nice cedar planters and they are now for sale. Each planter is hand crafted and coated with exterior polyurethane, or unfinished. They are being sold for $19.95 each. The planters are packaged in a cardboard box and ready for shipment, delivery, or can be picked up at the high school. If interested, let Brad Dryer know at (715) 373-6188 ext. 125 or email@example.com FREE gift wrapping is also available upon request.
The open enrollment option is still available for students to enroll in the Washburn Public Schools. The best way to apply is online (a link to the online application is at the top of this page during the application period). Additional information on the regular open enrollment application season can be found on our applications page
WITC Promises FREE Tuition for area High School Graduates
The WITC Promise Scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition will be covered up to four terms (pending eligibility requirements each term).
"The WITC Foundation Board is pleased to support and fund this important college initiative. We know the college's graduates are in high demand and the WITC Promise will give the opportunity to more individuals to attend WITC who otherwise might not have been able to afford to enroll,” said Charlie Singler, WITC Foundation Board President. (Link here for the flyer)