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Power to the Seniors in Powderpuff 2018

The Senior class team in Powderpuff 2018.

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Powderpuff is a game of football which is very different from Kempsville's other football games, as it uses teams made up only of girls, with guys taking on the role of cheerleaders. Kempsville High School played their annual game of Powderpuff on Thursday, December 6th, pitting the grades against each...

Sponsor a Child – How Kempsville Students Are Making a Difference

Sponsor a Child - How Kempsville Students Are Making a Difference

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

Kempsville students are active in serving the community through the Interact Club, sponsored by Ms. Allison Heighschober. This club is a high school version of Rotary Club, an international service organization for adults.   “What we do is we find opportunities to interact with the comm...

Singing and Signing – Kempsville’s Sign Language Club

Singing and Signing - Kempsville’s Sign Language Club

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2018

“Students have been asking me for years to create a sign language club, and this year I was crazy enough to do it,” said Ms. Fernandes, a special ed teacher who began a sign language club at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.   She learned sign language in her early 20s, for her deaf in-law...

How New Start Times Could Affect High Schoolers

How New Start Times Could Affect High Schoolers

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

On the night of Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, a unanimous vote took place within the Virginia Beach School Board, changing the start times of Virginia Beach public schools for the 2020-2021 school year. This decision was made specifically with the idea that high schoolers need more rest.   VB...

You Win Some, You Loose Some: Kempsville’s Scholastic Teams Face Off

Varsity Scholastic teams face off on November 28, 2018. Bayside's team is in red, on the left, and Kempsville's team is on the right. The judge and timekeeper sit in a table in front.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2018

On Monday, November 26, 2018, Kempsville’s Scholastic Bowl team faced off against Bayside in their fifth match of the season.   On the way to the match, in a white activity bus, they quiz each other. “Rap,” repeatedly answers Carson Blythe, senior, after his answer to a question on music...

Springstead leads the drama department in “subText”

Springstead leads the drama department in “subText”

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2018

When the lights illuminate the stage on the first showing of “subText” and two teenagers become visible, it becomes clear that something is going to be different about this play: both Cameron, played by James George, and Dani, performed by Kylie VanHoose, are on their phones.   This is t...

Teens disagree with trick-or-treating policy

Teens disagree with trick-or-treating policy

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018

This Halloween, trick-or-treating begins at dusk and ends at 8 p.m. - for kids. Virginia Beach code states that “If any person over the age of twelve years shall engage in the activity commonly known as “trick or treat” or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever, he shall...

Threatening Message Found Inside Boys Bathroom

Jaden Cumpston’s hands on March 14th, 2018, after he participated in the National School Walkout to protest gun violence.

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

Students gathered around a booth hosted by Virginia Beach Public Library, playing games to receive candy.

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...