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Early Release

Wednesday, January 28 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 Invited To New Kansas Education Commissioner's Public Discussions

Incoming Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson will be hosting community conversations titled Kansas Children. Kansas' Future. in 15 locations throughout the state. Two of these will be in the Topeka area. The purpose of these conversations is to bring together parents, educators, local school board members, higher education representatives, legislators, members of the business community and all other interested parties to discuss the future they want for Kansas children and the role they believe Kansas education should play in supporting that envisioned future.

Click here for more information.

Energy Lessons Continue

Students at Washburn Rural Middle School are learning about energy conservation. This week, Auburn-Washburn's Energy Specialist, Chris Crockett, is sharing his expertise with the students. The seventh graders are seeing demonstrations on conservation issues and hearing about the district's success with saving energy. They learned how the district positively impacts the environment. This impact equals removing 850 cars from the road for a year and growing 105 trees over 10 years. The district has avoided spending hundreds of thousands dollars on utilities over the past few years thanks to the conservation efforts.

Superintendent Finalists Visit District

Auburn-Washburn interviewed five finalists for the position of Superintendent of Schools. One candidate visited the district each day January 12 through 16. The names and information about each of the finalists are available on the Superintendent Search page. Click here to see complete details on the superintendent search.

WRHS Baseball at Kauffman

The Washburn Rural High School baseball team is selling vouchers, which may be exchanged for tickets, to Kansas City Royals games in order to play in the 2015 High School Baseball Classic this spring. 1000 vouchers must be sold in order for the team to participate, and a portion of the proceeds will go the the WRHS baseball team.

There are two voucher options:

  • Field Box - $24 (avg. $48 in 2014)
  • Field Plaza - $20 (avg. $38 in 2014)

Vouchers may not be exchanged for games on April 6 (opening day), May 15-17 (Yankees), May 22-24 (Cardinals), or June 19-21 (Red Sox).

Click here for the seating chart and order form. Return your order form, with payment, to WRHS coach:

        Jay Mastin
        5900 SW 61st ST
        Topeka, KS 66619
        *Make checks payable to WRHS Baseball

You may also contact Jay with questions at or (785) 339-4251.

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