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Mackail oversees COVID-19 regulations in city schools

Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor

October 8, 2020

As the 2020 school year came to an end, Chief Operating Officer of Harrisonburg City Public Schools Craig Mackail was, as usual, focused on keeping students safe, from their bus rides in the morning to the minute they left the school building. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the majority of kids f...

New assistant principal Johnston finds upside to COVID-19

Assistant principal Heath Johnston in his new office at the high school.

Olivia Hammond, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

From online classes to the cancelled sports season, Covid-19 has had it's impact on students everywhere. However it's also had an impact on the staff here too. One of the new assistant principals, Heath Johnston, shares how he has been handling Covid-19 in his personal and professional life. “[During...

Librarians make ways to check out books during pandemic

The library last year before the pandemic, this may not be what the library looks like now.

Caryanne Shaw, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2020

If we were able to go to school normally, there would be five to 100 students in the library at any given time. Due to the current circumstances, and seeing as there are less than 100 students in the whole building in a  school day, the library staff has found ways for students to come to the sch...

‘Elf the Musical’ holds workshops in preparation for auditions

The poster for the 2020-2021 HHS musical,

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

September 30, 2020

Despite COVID taking over in-person learning, the annual HHS musical has not been canceled. It is continuing with new plans and direction. The chosen musical is "Elf the Musical," which was based on the popular 2003 movie starring Will Ferrel. It follows Buddy the Elf, a worker for Santa in the North...

Assistant principal Burner switches from Central High School

Assistant principal Jennifer Burner sits in her office during the school day.

Clare Kirwan, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

Years ago, a parade of tractors drove down the main street of Woodstock on their way to prom. Though uncommon in Harrisonburg, for new assistant principal Jennifer Burner, this was nothing out of the ordinary. Burner was not always an administrator. Her childhood dream was to be a marine biologist unt...

UPDATED SEPT. 24, 2020: Counseling Center to hold backdrop decoration event

The flier for the event being held at HHS.

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

September 24, 2020

Update from Sept. 24, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. This event has been delayed due to a recent COVID-19 outbreak at HHS. It will be held next Friday, Oct. 2 at the same time as planned.  As a way to get students out of their homes and away from virtual learning, the Counseling Center is holding a...

UPDATED SEPT. 24, 2020: Prestige by Lifetouch to take senior pictures

Yearbook advisor Emilee Hussack helps with senior photos. Photo was taken before pandemic.

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

September 24, 2020

Update from Sept. 24, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. For senior photos, students will enter through the North 4 doors. Once they are finished, they will exit from the multipurpose room door. Students are to arrive earlier than their appointment due to the limited time the photographers have. Students are required to w...

Harding joins as new head girls basketball coach

New head girls basketball coach, Tracy Harding, will begin leading the program for the 2020-21 season.

Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor

September 24, 2020

After the loss of head girls basketball coach Durmount Perry, Harding will take the lead over the girls basketball program. See press release above for more information. ...

Brown, Wells create Spikeball club amidst pandemic

Senior Nathan Brown gets ready to hit the ball into the middle net.

Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief

September 20, 2020

The ball bounces off of the net as another player slaps it back, only for the ball to bounce off of the net, prompting a dive for the ball to save the game. This continues until a groan of anger is heard as the ball lands on the ground giving the opposing team a point. The ball is picked up and serve...

New college adviser to host introductory and informational session

Counselor Anda Weaver helps junior Dilsy Rodriguez Sanchez schedule her classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

Holly Bill, Head Editor in Chief

August 31, 2020

New college adviser Anna Du will be hosting a Google Meet to both introduce herself to the HHS community and share how she can support HHS seniors in the college application process. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 1:30 p.m., and the link will be posted ten minutes prior on the HHS Counseling Department website....

Counseling Department announces instructions regarding first day of school

Buses pull up to the school for early morning drop off.

Counseling Department

August 27, 2020

This following is a message from the Harrisonburg High School Counseling Department: "The first day of school for HHS students is Monday, August 31st. Classes begin at 8:00am. Please note the following instructions on how to access your child's virtual classrooms. Ask your child to check their school...

HHS prepares for upcoming school year with information for students

The introduction of the letter sent to all HHS students. The letter contained information the students need to know before the school year starts.

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

August 21, 2020

While the school year is close to beginning at HHS, there is still work needed to be done before the year can start. This deals with materials for virtual learning.  For Harrisonburg High School, the first day of virtual learning is Aug. 31. Classes will be held  every weekday except for...

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