Archive | January, 2019

Announcements Jan 22-27, 2019

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


  • Ben White was selected to participate in All State Chorus. James Kim was selected as First Alternate for All State. Congratulations to both of them!
  • Congratulations to Isaiah Clinger, Meagan Cuomo, Tarah Hansley, Elizabeth Johns, James Kim, Melody Robinson, Gabriel Salzman, and Thomas Wagoner for making All District Band. The All District Band concert will be held February 2nd at 3 pm at Harrisonburg High School. Best of luck!
  • Friday night basketball returns to the Y from 9-11 pm. Come on out and join the fun!


  • Ski and Snowboard Club heads to Wintergreen on Thursday, January 24th after school! This outing looks like it will definitely happen this time! So…ALL 3 package deal club members: YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO GO—UNLESS YOU TALK TO MR. WION BEFORE 1:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY!! 
  • Did you know that teen sex trafficking and teen slavery are issues happening to people today? Interact club wants you to know this puts teens in danger because we are the target group.  Remember to always be aware of your surroundings–especially when you’re alone.  So today when you see red ribbons, it is to bring awareness to sex trafficking and slavery among teens. Be safe out there!


  • Seniors planning to attend BRCC: Please see Mrs. Wood to sign a transcript release form for Blue Ridge before January 31st.
  • Students, check your school email for important information about scheduling for next year.  Counselors will call students from class during the next 6 weeks.  Review the courses available in your email and be ready to meet with your counselor!
  • Seniors interested in training for a career in Welding or Precision Machining, Blue Ridge will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 30, 4:30-6:30 PM.  Please see Mrs. Wood if you are interested for more information.


  • The football team will be lifting every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 3:30. 

Weekly Sports Calendar

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Snow day fun day

By: Peyton McNorton

Let’s face it, when you were a kid, you had so much fun things you did when it was snowing. Even if the power went out, your parents always had something for you to do. But as you got older, you don’t have anything fun to do. What if you have to watch a younger family member when the power is out and they tell you that they’re bored? What if the power is out and you have nothing fun to do for yourself? Here are some tips to keep kids occupied and yourself occupied during a snow storm:

Thing to do to get kids occupied:

  • Having kids playing board games or card games can be a great way to pass time and interact with them.
  • Get kids to play a puzzle game or create a scavenger hunt for them. It can be a great activity for them while keeping their minds active.
  • Let kids get creative by doing some art. Let them create things, color, or even paint!
  • Kids can build forts and pretend they’re spies with their secret fort.
  • One main thing for kids to do while it’s snowing is to play in the snow! bundle them up and let them go sledding, build a snowman, make a snow angel, or even have a snowball fight!

This information was provided by Link:

Thing to do to keep yourself occupied:

  • Take a nap with your cozy bed with your cozy blankets.
  • Brain teasers like Sudoku, crosswords, and word searchers are always great things to do to relax.
  • Reading a book is always a great thing to do if you want some quiet.
  • Cleaning your closet is a great way to be productive!
  • Try to be creative and create different hair styles!

This information is provided by Wisebread and Mydomaine. Links: and

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How to be safe on icy roads

How to be safe on icy roads

This photo provided by: The Allstate Blog Team

By: Jacob Bell & Jackson Sherman

  • Reduce speed on icy roads
  • Go easy on the brakes when turning and when stopping
  • Avoid hills and bridges if possible
  • In case of a wreck don’t stop driving slow down
  • If you skid or loose traction, stay calm
  • You should keep a sturdy ice scrapper in your car
  • Winter clothing
  • Rope or chains
  • Jumper cables
  • Water and snacks

This information provided by: how to drive on black ice and icy roads: safety tips to remember.


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Supplies needed in winter storms

By; Jadyn Wood

Here are multiple supplies that can help and keep you safe in a winter storm. Make sure you have plenty of food for a number of days approximately 72 hour , as well as water and medication if needed. When this happens be sure to stay off the roads. Keep an extra set or two of warm clothes. Make sure to keep batteries and flashlights, first aid kits and portable chargers and chargers. Use you phone battery in moderation, so it will not die. When you go to sleep have two thick blankets for each person and lots of layers so you will not freeze. If you have a young child/ infant make sure you have enough baby formula, diapers, bottles, wipes and lastly rash cream. If you have an animal(s) be sure you have food to feed them and water to give them. Lastly keep plastic and or styrofoam plates, cups, forks and spoons etc..

  • Food, water. Approximately 72 hours
  • Medication, Prescribed and over the counter
  • Extra set of warm clothes
  • First aid kit(s)
  • Batteries and flashlights
  • Portable chargers, chargers
  • Use phone in moderation
  • Thick blankets for each person
  • Baby formula, bottles, wipes, rash cream
  • Dog food, cat food etc.
  • Plastic, styrofoam plates, cups, etc.

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What to do during a snow storm power outage

By: Abby Sikora and Kamren Hale

Stay Safe:

  • Use flashlights because candles can be a fire hazard
  • Have extra batteries for flashlights and radios
  • Watch out for falling trees and power lines
  • Unplug electronics
  • Have back up chargers
  • Eat dairy foods first so they don’t go bad and get you food poisoning
  • To know how long your food will last go to
  • Stay inside
  • Follow the hashtags #WinterSafety and #Winterstorm
  • Be careful using heating and generators
  • Understand generators safety

Make plans with your family:

  • Plan a shelter to go to and evacuation route
  • Make meal plans
  • Talk with family about moving locations if you live near trees and power lines
  • Figure out communication plan (example: walkie-talkies)
  • Don’t forget the needs of pets

Fun things to do inside:

  • Play board games
  • Sleep
  • Write
  • Use glow sticks
  • Make a fort

This information is provided by Ready Gov and Food Safety. Gov

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