Archive | October, 2018

Halloween Quiz!

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Announcements Oct 22-28, 2018

Hello Giants! Here’s what is going on at WHS:


  • Check out our new Giant Jams playlist on! Comment on the link to tell us what YOU want to hear in our next playlist.
  •  The senior class council is having a Halloween trail at Berkeley Glenn elementary Saturday, October 27th. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 7. For “little” kids the time would be 6-7 and 8-11 for “big” kids.
  • Waynesboro High school Concert Choir presents its annual Fall Variety Show featuring the music of the smash hit musical, Mamma Mia. Concert will be presented on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 PM in the John Louis Spilman Auditorium at WHS. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $5 for students and available at the door.


  •  Are you ready to impact kids around the world this Christmas? If your answer is YES, then join the Latin club as we collect donations and prepare shoe boxes filled with gifts for children who otherwise may not experience the joy of Christmas. Bring toys, hygiene items, coloring books and school supplies to Mrs. Sati’s room, or simply come and grab a box and return it full by November 14th. “What goes in is fun, what comes out is eternal!”
  • Your education does not always have to be an uphill battle. That’s why you should learn to go downhill in high school with the ski and snowboard club! For tips on how to go downhill fast, talk to Nigel Stewart, Caleb Weeks, or Lauren Porter! To pick up your club forms, see Mr. Johnson or Mr. Wion. Tutoring is available!


  • Seniors:  If you have a college deadline in October or the first of November make sure your counselor has your college folder.
  • JMU Athletics Communication department is hosting an event at Bridgeforth Stadium on November 1.  Sophomores, juniors & seniors interested in any of the following subject are invited to attend the field trip: Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Coaching, Communications, Social Media, Facilities Management, Event Coordination, Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition. See Mrs. Wood ASAP for more information.
  • If you want to be a lawyer, William and Mary will be holding summer sessions with their Law-Related Program.  Topics include: Intro to Law, Intro to Artificial Intelligence, Intro to Evidence and many more. If you are interested see your counselor.
  • For students interested in Governor’s School next year, there will be an informational meeting in the Waynesboro High School Library on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m.   Ms. Whitesell from Governor’s School will be here to share information about the STEM and Arts & Humanities programs as well as discuss the application process.   Students will be able to sign up for shadowing at Governor’s School.


  •  Please excuse the members of the boys and girls cross country team at 1:15 today Tuesday, October 23rd. Thanks.
  • Indoor track will begin on Nov. 5th at 3:30 pm on the track (weather permitting). We will meet near the small gym in case of bad weather. Must have a current physical.

Weekly Sports Calendar

Monday, October 22, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00pm Volleyball: Girls Varsity District Tournament

vs. Turner Ashby

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00pm Football: JV Game

vs. Fort Defiance

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00pm Football: Varsity Game vs. Fort Defiance

Senior Night

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018

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What’s Your Favorite Upcycled Clothing? Poll

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Comic: How To Prepare For Major Tests

By: Cheyenna Pirkey













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Studying Tips and Tricks

By Lily Ockerman

Studying can be tough and often frustrating, but is worth it when the exams come.

Here are 10 tips that can make studying easier.

  1. Discover your Learning Style: Everyone has a different learning style, what is yours? Knowing how you learn best can be extremely helpful when you are planning a study session. Discover your learning style here.
  2. Plan your Study Session: Plan where, when, and how you are going to study. Creating a studying plan is a great way to stay organized and manage activities.
  3. Organize your Study Space: Clean up your study area. Getting rid of all distractions and clutter can help you get work done faster and more efficiently.
  4. Ask for Help: Ask a friend for help or create a group to study with. Creating a study group is a great way for you and your friends to have fun while getting work done.
  5. Use Colourful Pens: Write your notes in different colours. By writing in bright colours, your brain will remember more on exam day.
  6. Listen to Music: Create a playlist to listen to while studying. Listening to music while studying can lighten your mood, create a happier atmosphere, and keep you motivated. Be sure the music isn’t distracting!
  7. Drink Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated is essential for your brain to function properly. Drink plenty of water the day before and the day of the exam.
  8. Keep Mints Nearby: Eating something minty, such as mint gum, helps you concentrate. Mints directly stimulate your brain, causing more blood flow to your brain.
  9. Take Frequent Breaks: Take frequent, 5 minute breaks from studying. Any sort of movement that doesn’t involve work can reduce stress and help you look at a problem differently.
  10. Stay Motivated: Keep a positive attitude and keep the benefits of studying in your mind. According to this will create a happier atmosphere and will keep you motivated to keep working.

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Tell Me Something Good

Positivity is always a good thing to focus on. In an effort to draw attention to positive events at WHS, “positive moments” that can be submitted by students and staff will be featured here on Giantword. Fill out the form to submit your positive moment. Scroll below the form to read positive moments, and check to see if yours has been featured. If you would like to add a picture to your positive moment, please email it to with your name and “Tell Me Something Good” as the subject.

Postive Moments:



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Voting Information

  • The deadline to register to vote or update your address for the November 6th General Election is October 15, 2018
  • Virginia now requires a photo ID when voting in person
  • To register: fill out and mail Register Application
  • You can register to vote in person, online, or by mail but you must be registered 22 days before the Election Day
  • If you’re new you must include: a photocopy of current and valid ID, either a Virginia state-issued ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government-issued identifying document with your name and Registered Address on it
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

Where to vote:

  • Precinct                                     Location    

    Ward A                               Basic United Methodist Church

                                               489 N. Winchester Ave.

    Ward B                               Waynesboro Public Library

                                               600 S. Wayne Ave.

    Ward C                               Wayne Hills Elementary School

                                                941 Fir St.

    Ward D                               Westminster Presbyterian Church

                                                1904 Mt. Vernon St.

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Weather October 22nd- October 28th



High/ Low


Monday, October 22th

  59°/ 41°


Tuesday, October 23th

  66°/ 36°


Wednesday, October 24th

  54°/ 31°


Thursday, October 25th

  53°/ 33°


Friday, October 26th



Saturday, October 27th



Sunday, October 28st

50°/ 38°


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Check Out These Giant Jams

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Favorite Fast Food poll



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