The Treaty

A Look into the Entrepreneurship Strand of the EBA

K.I.T.E gives bracelets to health care workers.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

June 5, 2020

Of the many aspects of the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy, the Entrepreneurship strand is one of the most complex. From Incubator to Accelerator to Advanced E and I, this route requires a lot of students, but creates many questions: how do the businesses run? How are these minors able to gain...

The Treaty’s Editor-in-Chief Recognized as Student Journalist of the Year

Haulenbeek accepts the Colonel Charles E. Scholarship.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 27, 2020

Recently, the Virginia High School League, or VHSL, recognized Senior Sydney Haulenbeek as the Student Journalist of the Year. With this honor came the Colonel Charles E. Savedge Student Journalist Scholarship for $500 to the applicant’s college or university of choice. The scholarship is awarded to...

Keeping the Peace: How The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Stays Connected

“I can’t speak for my siblings, but for me, our youth group has grounded me, its given me some sense of normalness. I was in one of my community groups for high school girls and we didn’t do anything related to the Bible but we just played games and it was so much fun, I sorta forgot about how quarantine has kept us away from each other,” Caroline Daugherty, 15, said. For Daugherty, keeping up with members of another group also helps her stay close to others and connect with them, as well.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

In a time where gathering is discouraged in an effort to keep each other safe, people have had to put get-togethers, gatherings, and meetings on hold. Many people have avoided meeting in large groups when possible and made an effort to stay inside. This has led various groups to cease activities, esp...

How Ms. Schoettlin is Managing the New Normal

How Ms. Schoettlin is Managing the New Normal

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

The new normal: staying at home, only leaving the house for necessities, doing homework (and instructional time) at home, and stocking up on everything from toilet paper to canned goods, “just in case.”   At this point in many people’s lives, it is so easy to focus only on one’s self,...

K-Pop Dance Covers and Climbing: Social Distancing and Student Hobbies

Andre Mas practicing on a crack climbing training frame that he made in his backyard.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2020

As schools have been closed and students are responsible for less schoolwork, time opens up in previously busy lives. Some students, such as Amara Cross and Andre Mas, have taken this opportunity to spend more time working on their hobbies.    Cross, who is the founder and president of K...

How School Shutdown Affects Bus Drivers

How School Shutdown Affects Bus Drivers

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Bus drivers are essential to daily school life. Without them, many students would never be at school on time, if at all. During this unprecedented shut down of schools, bus drivers are being affected just as much mentally and emotionally as students and teachers.    “This is a first for me,” said Lisa Hath...

ICDC Qualifiers Discuss Feelings on Cancelation

DECA members qualify for ICDC.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 23, 2020

Since freshman year, DECA has become a staple in my high school experience. Nothing could replace the connections I’ve made or the opportunities DECA gave me. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancelation of the national DECA tournament (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee.    Being...

Teachers Manage the Change in Learning Environments

A screenshot showing the work assigned by Guckert. Each assignment is a mix of English and life skills.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

Due to the shutdown of schools across the country, teachers have taken different approaches to teaching over the internet. Zoom has allowed teachers and students to have online video calls and discuss different topics, similar to a regular class. Teachers post assignments on Schoology and send out messa...

Commitment to Catering: The Kempsville Students Who Cook

Students in catering making homemade Gnocchi with different sauces and toppings.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

At monthly staff meetings, clubs, and faculty events, there is a line up of a wide variety of food. However, who makes the food? The answer is the catering students of Kempsville. To a majority of people, catering may only appear as making and serving food, but in reality, it goes beyond that. Kempsville...

The Stress of Success: How School Affects Students’ Health

“Right now, I realize that school dominates most of my time. Most people would say school, but I don’t want that to be my most important thing. I want to focus more on my spiritual side, because I feel like I’ve been putting that on the back burner because of school, so I want my most important thing to be God and I’m working towards that,” Jada Jones said. Jones, 17, wants the most important aspect of her life to be her connection with God and not school.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine having to study for an important test for math. The grade from this test could greatly impact the overall grade in the class. However, a paper must also be written for English, due in the near future. Along with this, time must also be set aside for a science project. On top of this, consider needin...

Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Abigail Knights, senior, wearing a lock and key as a necklace at her place of work, a daycare.  Photo via her Instagram, @abbyknightess.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2020

Fashion is subjective, and entirely up to the person wearing it. Some Kempsville students have come up with more creative options in choosing their jewelry and dress, dipping into incorporating everyday objects into their fashion.     Senior Abigail Knightes describes her fashion sense as “altern...

Lubinski Teacher of the Month of February

Lubinski Teacher of the Month of February

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Every month the Kempsville community comes together to vote to recognize a hard-working spirit of Kemspville’s staff. Kempsville’s choice for Teacher of the Month of February is none other than Mrs. Katharine Lubinski from the science department.    “I was a little surprised I got teacher of...