Wednesday, September 17 is an Early Release day. Students will be dismissed 45 minutes earlier than usual.
Auburn-Washburn provides early release days to give teachers an opportunity to collaborate throughout the year.
Student Calendar (PDF)
Community Forum & Survey Planned for Superintendent Search
A community forum is set for 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 24, to give
Auburn-Washburn patrons and parents the opportunity to learn about the
superintendent search process and provide input. Current superintendent,
Dr. Brenda Dietrich, announced that she will be retiring at the end of the
current school year. The forum is open to the public, and will be held at
Shuler Education Center located at SW 53rd & Wanamaker Road.
In addition to the forum, the district is also conducting an online survey so the
community can rate the characteristics they believe are important in the new
superintendent. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes. Click the link below to
access the survey.
Community Forum: 6:30 PM Wednesday, September 24 at Shuler Education Center
5928 SW 53rd Street
Superintendent Trait Survey: Go to
to complete the survey.
Dietrich to Retire at Year's Conclusion
Superintendent Dr. Brenda S. Dietrich announced Wednesday, August 6 that she will
retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. This will be Dietrich's 14th year
as head of the district. She has been Superintendent of Auburn-Washburn since 2001.
Her announcement came during the back-to-school staff convocation held that morning.
Click here to read more.
Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists
Congratulations to Farley Elementary Kindergarten teacher
Nicole Meier and Washburn Rural Middle School math teacher
Jennifer Wilcox for being named Kansas Teacher of the Year
semi-finalists. They were among only six semi-finalists
selected from Kansas Region 2, which covers the second U.S.
District Sees Increase in ACT Scores
ACT results were recently released and the average
composite score for students at Washburn Rural High
School increased to 23.7. This is up .5 from last
year. In addition to an increased composite, the scores
in each area also increased as did the total number of
students tested. The WRHS 2014 totals are listed below
(2013 totals appear in parenthesis):
- Total tested: 311 (293)
- Composite: 23.7 (23.2)
- English: 23.1 (22.8)
- Mathematics: 23.4 (23.2)
- Reading: 24.3 (23.5)
- Science: 23.5 (22.8)
The statewide average composite is 22.0. WRHS also
exceeded the state average in each subject area.
The ACT is an indicator of college readiness. The
composite readiness benchmarks are set at 18 for
English, 22 for Math, 22 for Reading, and 23 for
Science. The WRHS average exceeded the benchmarks
in all areas.