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Threatening Message Found Inside Boys Bathroom

Threatening Message Found Inside Boys Bathroom

Aaron Thomas, Julius Bastien, and Sydney Haulenbeek

October 30, 2018

On October 25, word got around the school of a possible school shooting. This rumor stemmed from graffiti on the wall of a boys bathroom, which advised students not to come to school and warned of their intent to shoot up the school on Monday, October 29.   Principal Melissa George sent a message out ...

Introducing: One Lunch

Introducing: One Lunch

Skylar Tunstill, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

The trials have ended. The time of One Lunch is here, formally implemented into all Virginia Beach Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year onward. The basic concept of One Lunch is to eliminate the need for students to stay after school and have activities, clubs, and tutoring available during t...

New Security Changes Help Protect Students

New Security Changes Help Protect Students

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2018

Even as Kempsville High School and VBCPS continue to allow visitors, a new layer of front-desk security is still being added this year - a video intercom system. A silver box that contains a video camera, a buzzer and voice intercom has been installed in all VBCPS schools prior to the end of September a...

Happy Retirement, Mr. Harris!

Happy Retirement, Mr. Harris!

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

As the 2017 - 2018 school year draws to an end, so does the time of Kempsville’s current Principal, William “Bill” Harris.   Harris came to Kempsville in 2012, replacing Evangeline Petrich. During his 6 years spent working at Kempsville, he has influenced many changes, including the e...

Mr. Kempsville, 2018, Is Crowned!

Mr. Kempsville, 2018, Is Crowned!

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

Kempsville High School’s SCA hosted the 2018 Mr. Kempsville pageant on Friday, May 18th. The theme was ‘Mr. Kempsville Braves Jurassic Park’ and proceeds went to the SCA, Leadership Workshop and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.   The opening act was something to remember: a...

A Brand New Look: KHS’ Library Reopens After Remodeling

A Brand New Look: KHS’ Library Reopens After Remodeling

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

      The renovation of Kempsville High School’s library began on March 5, 2018, and reopened on May 9th. It was originally expected to be completed two weeks prior, but electrical problems caused the reopening to be delayed.   The opening was celebrated by lib...

KHS’ Blood Drive – What Drives You to Give?

KHS’ Blood Drive – What Drives You to Give?

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Kempsville High School hosted their spring blood drive on April 18, 2018. Students who had signed up prior to the event (and met the required age and weight requirements) were able to donate their blood.   Brittney McLaggan, a senior who donates whenever the school has a blood drive, said that ...

Voices that Matter: the Kempsville Students Who Walked

Voices that Matter: the Kempsville Students Who Walked

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Two hundred and six. That's the number of Kempsville High School students who chose to participate in National School Walkout Day on March 14th, exactly a month after the tragic shooting at Marjory High School. Students from across the nation participated in this movement, which was at 10 a.m. nationa...

Kempsville’s View on Gun Violence and Student Walkouts

Kempsville’s View on Gun Violence and Student Walkouts

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

On February 14, 2018, a school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since then, many of the student survivors have opposed gun violence and supported gun restrictions.   This debate has surpassed Florida and made it into national news and discus...

Love Our Tribe – Love Our Parents!

Love Our Tribe – Love Our Parents!

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Kempsville High School hosted the first Love Our Tribe Day, or parent-student shadow day, on February 14th, 2018. While it is a concept that has been in and around Virginia Beach schools, it was Kempsville’s first time trying it out and was intentionally scheduled on Valentine's day to accompany...

Kempsville Welcomes National School Counseling Week

Kempsville Welcomes National School Counseling Week

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Kempsville High School celebrated National School Counseling Week from February 5th to the 9th. In order to draw attention to school counselors and their availability to students, counselors explained their role in the building each day on the morning announcements. “We want them [students] to know that our ...

KHS Performs the Night Of One Acts

KHS Performs the Night Of One Acts

Sydney Haulenbeek, Business Manager and Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

On January 26, 2018 Kempsville High School performed the Night of One Acts; a yearly tradition. This year, 2 of the 3 plays were chosen and directed by students. The night began with a comedy titled Café Murder, written by Nathan Hartswick, which had been selected and directed by junior Elaina Augustus....