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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.

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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.

Parent Nights Planned

Several Auburn-Washburn schools are hosting parent nights this week.

Date: 8/21/2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Auburn Elementary, 810 N. Commercial, Auburn
Date: 8/21/2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Washburn Rural High School, 5900 SW 61st ST
   
 
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