The Treaty

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

Lana Waters, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

At a school board meeting on Tuesday, December 10, it was decided that Virginia Beach City Public Schools would not be shifting school start times. The vote was 10-1 in favor of keeping current times. The results of a survey conducted by VBCPS had suggested that the majority of participants - over 76% - di...

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Something in the Water is a music festival created by Virginia native, Pharrell Williams, that is held in Virginia Beach. This year, it will be from April 20-26, with concerts and music from the 24 to the 26. This year, to announce the lineup, Pharrell Williams turned to Virginia Beach schools. In K...

Ms. Bass Takes a Creative Spin on Window Safety Regulation

Ms. Bass Takes a Creative Spin on Window Safety Regulation

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Safety is a top priority for most schools, and Kempsville High School is no different. On November 19, 2019, teachers were sent an email instructing them to cover the windows on the doors of their classrooms during lockdown drills to prevent any threat from being able to look inside classrooms throu...

Kempsville’s Scholastic Book Fair

Kempsville’s Scholastic Book Fair

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

December 10, 2019

During the week of December 2, Kempsville held its annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library. For the past two years, students have purchased their favorite novels from Scholastic Corporation to support educational reading.   Cruel Crown, a book from the award-winning Red Queen series, seemed...

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Kempsville High School has many athletic teams, but Ms. Mary “BouBou” Boubouheropoulos has started a performance-based speech competition team: forensics. Rather than the investigative science you may picture, the club is focused on forensic speech, which is the study and practice of public speaking...

Bathroom Beautification: a Passion Project that is Spreading Personal Growth

Bathroom Beautification: a Passion Project that is Spreading Personal Growth

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2019

It’s half past 10 in the morning on Saturday, November 23, 2019, and the girls bathroom in the crux of the 800 and 100 hallways is packed with girls. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” blasts out of a speaker precariously balanced on the wavy grey counter, and little red cups of water and paint are on the floor...

Pastor Speaks to the GSA about Being an Open and Affirming Congregation

Pastor Speaks to the GSA about Being an Open and Affirming Congregation

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

On Wednesday, November 20, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) welcomed Pastor Kim Hodges from the Lynnhaven Colony Congregational United Church of Christ to speak during their after school meeting. She spoke about the United Church of Christ’s more “open and affirming” take on Christianity, and how t...

Jenkins, Mounce Chosen for October Teacher of the Month Award

Jenkins, Mounce Chosen for October Teacher of the Month Award

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Two English teachers, Ms. Charlotte Jenkins and Ms. Katie Mounce, were chosen for Teacher of the Month by Kempsville students for the month of October, an award which was presented by the SCA on November 13, 2019.     Teacher of the Month is when students once a month vote for the teacher they t...

Ms. Baker Spends Saturday Setting up “Be a Santa to a Senior”

Ms. Baker Spends Saturday Setting up “Be a Santa to a Senior”

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2019

Christmas music quietly echoes, and the twinkle of a spinning Christmas tree just barely shines past the lobby into the dark 100 hallway. It’s barely afternoon on Saturday, November 23, - although you wouldn’t be able to tell, as most of the lights in the building are off - and Ms. Beverly Baker...

Kempsville Football Players Earn Scholarships After Win

Kempsville Football Players Earn Scholarships After Win

Janelle Camba, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the varsity football team’s recently won game brought new life to Kempsville High School. But the game also brought new opportunities for seniors Nicholas New and Raevon Gordon.   On the night of the famous streak breaking game, New received a scholarship from Conco...

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Taekwondo Club, which had its first meeting on November 12, teaches its members about the art and how to properly execute it. The club gets people physically involved by teaching them different moves and increases their skills in the art. If the members of the club work hard, they may even move u...

Republican Rally Fires Up Attendees but Falls Short in the Vote

Republican Rally Fires Up Attendees but Falls Short in the Vote

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, many Republican officials spoke at a rally at Kempsville Middle School, urging the public to vote. Vice President Mike Pence headlined this function, speaking of the successes the current administration has had and why Virginia needs to stay red.    "I'm here for one reason and one reason only...