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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,...

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...

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...

SCA Announces January Teachers of the Month: Ms. Marks and Ms. Swanner-Duran

Ms. Marks pictured with members of the SCA for January's Teacher of the Month.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Every month at Kempsville, the Student Cooperative Association (SCA) releases a poll for students to select either one or two teachers who show awe-inspiring performances in and out of the classroom. For the month of January, Ms. Sarah Marks, a health and physical education teacher, and Ms. Kelly Swanner-...

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Lines from Kobe Bryant's

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, students’ first day back to school following NBA player Kobe Bryant’s death, English teacher Mrs. Charlotte Jenkins took a different approach in her AP Literature classes, opening them with the poem “Dear Basketball,” written by Kobe Bryant to announce his retirement afte...

Ms. Guckert, an Enthusiastic English Teacher

 Ms. Taylor Guckert with her classroom in a cart.  She doesn't have an assigned classroom because she is a

Nina Fountain, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Ms. Taylor Guckert, an enthusiastic book-loving, 9th-grade English teacher has her own theories on English and how it makes students more successful in learning.    “English asks students to question themselves, others, and the world around them,” she said, explaining that she feels Engl...

Ms. Timlin Recognized with the Top 40 Under 40 Award

Ms. Meghan Timlin, center right, in an EBA classroom. Photo taken by The Core.

Janelle Camba, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

On October 8 Inside Business recognized Ms. Meghan Timlin, Kempsville High School academy coordinator, with the Top 40 Under 40 award due to her outstanding accomplishments. As an educator, much of Kempsville High School’s success is attributed to her hard work and dedication.    The Top 40 ...

Mrs. Snowden Joins the Math Department Teaching Algebra I

Mrs. Snowden Joins the Math Department Teaching Algebra I

Keara Covita, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Mrs. Narquita Snowden is a new Algebra I teacher here at Kempsville High School and is currently teaching the first half of Algebra I.    Snowden decided to teach this particular subject because, during college, she completed a mathematical internship and became interested in math. Over the year...

College Coaching with the Chief College Corner

“Go to class!” Ber warns as he shares his tips for college with students. Kevin Ber,  who went to Penn State, was inspired to become a school counselor through his own experience of not having many resources to help with college prep.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Are you confused about your future? Unsure of what you want to do or where you want to go? Many students are and typically don’t know where to start. However, with the Chief College Corner, students can now find guidance through the college preparation process with the help of easily accessible resou...

Ms. Mounce on Having Voice and Choice

Ms. Mounce on Having Voice and Choice

Janelle Camba, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

In the mind of a student, the words “class” and “boring” are synonymous. However, Mrs. Mounce, a new English teacher, is ready to bring life into her lessons.   From an early age, literature played a large role in her education. Her passion for English ultimately drove her career ...

Educating the Educators: Marine Workshop

Educating the Educators: Marine Workshop

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2019

On January 30, Michael Danley, Kempsville High School security assistant, attended the 12th Annual Marine Corps Educators Workshop on Parris Island, South Carolina. Danley is a veteran, having served 22 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, and while he wanted to attend the workshop prior to 2019, thi...

Kempsville Gets a New Football Coach

Coach Cherry with his wife, Ebony Cherry.

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, Kempsville welcomed a new head football coach, Mr. Daryl Cherry. Cherry started playing football at Green Run High School and then went on to be the first on his team to receive a full scholarship and play for Liberty University. Over the last 17 years, he has been an assistant...