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Washburn High School Recognized as a 2015 National
Blue Ribbon School!

On Tuesday, September 29th, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 335 schools across the United States as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

These schools demonstrated that all students can achieve to high levels. Washburn High School won this high honor for their exemplary academic excellence.

 “This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said to the awardees.  “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.” Please view the video link announcing this award. Also view link to the Washburn HS Blue Ribbon webpage.

The award plaque affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The award flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. 

Washburn High School is among three high schools in Wisconsin earning this distinction. The state’s highest performing schools are measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. 

The Department will honor the 285 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,000 of America’s schools. Dr. Thomas Wiatr, district administrator, Heidi King, principal and Gina Nelson, high school teacher will be in attendance at this ceremony representing Washburn High School.

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Dr. Thomas Wiatr, Kathy Radtke, Christina Sauer and Heidi King holding the Blue Ribbon Banner.

Washburn Public School 
Board Members:

 Christina Sauer - Board President ~ csauer@washburn.k12.wi.us 
Roxanne Shuga- Vice President ~ roxanne.shuga@washburn.k12.wi.us
Richard Avol - Clerk  ~ peruse@chequamegonbooks.com
Colleen Geisen- Treasurer  ~ cgeisen@washburn.k12.wi.us
JoAnne Katzmarek- Board Member at Large

To mail all the school board members use schoolboard@washburn.k12.wi.us



Food Service Notice for Free/Reduced Lunches for 2015-16 school year.

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Meierotto Court Dedicated

Washburn High School honored Coaches Mike, Wendy and Chelsea Meierotto last Tuesday night during a dedication ceremony of the newly remodeled gymnasium. Mike and Wendy have been coaches for the Washburn Castle Guard volleyball team for over 21 years. The banner gracing the wall of the gym lists the achievements of the volleyball teams under their leadership. A ribbon cutting ceremony followed the reading of many emotional emails from past and present volleyball players. A reception followed for the Meierotto family in the high school LRC.

Mike and Wendy Meierotto



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715-373-6188 ext 101

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Our mission is to enable students to enter the global society with the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes required to be contributing citizens.