Archive | October, 2018

Spooky Season Fun

                                               FEAR FOREST                                                                                                                                  When: Every Friday and Saturday  Oct 12-27 Oct 29-31

Where: 6340 oak shade rd, Harrisonburg Va 22801

Time: 7-11pm

Cost: $15 only fear forest   $25 for all attractions CASH ONLY 

                                     Scare Trail

Where: Berkeley Glenn Elementary School Trail

Time: 6-7pm Scene: $4 For the scared

Trail of fear: 8-11pm $5 For the brave


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Trendy Halloween Costumes

By: Chiara Thacker and Eileen Ortiz

If you’re having trouble looking for a costumes here some trendy costumes that could give you an idea. 

  • The nun
  • Michael Myers
  • Mavis  (Hotel Transylvania) 
  • Eleven(Stranger things) 
  • Edna( The Incredibles) 
  • Rixon (Riverdale) 
  • Deadpool
  • Frozone (The Incredibles) 
  • Pennywise The Clown (It)
  • T-rex Inflatable
  • Maleficent
  • Ursula (The little Mermaid) 
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Billy The Puppet (Jigsaw) 
  • Bob Ross 

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Huddle Player of the Week Poll

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Vote Alijah Braxton for The Huddle Player of the Week  here


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Halloween Quiz!

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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.

Positive Moments:

“A positive moment was when me and my friends stood up for each other because a teacher was bashing us. I’m not usually the type of person to stand up for anyone because I can hardly stand up for myself. This time though, I felt proud and loud for standing up for my friends and myself.” – anonymous


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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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