The Treaty

The Last Game: Student Athletes’ Seasons Come to a Close

A lively moment as the boys lacrosse team huddled together after a difficult game against Ocean Lakes.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

The lights illuminate the field, the crowd’s cheers and clapping echo throughout the stadium, jerseys fill your vision, and a whistle catches your attention. The game is over; however, unbeknownst to everyone, the season, too, is also over. The place where people spend five days a week, where jobs...

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...

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

As the final semester begins VBCPS has switched from the first phase of their response to COVID-19’s closure of schools, Continuity of Learning, to phase two, or the Emergency Learning Plan.    Continuity of Learning went from March 16 through April 24, following the closure of schools....

VBCPS Communities Petition For Graduation Ceremony

Laura Lemm, Human Resources recruiter and mother to VBCPS students, created a petition to try and allow her daughter to have an in-person graduation ceremony.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

High school seniors experience an abundance of emotions as the school year comes to an end. The stress of preparing for the future as they look into college, joining the workforce, or whatever path they may choose to progress with, the sadness of growing up, moving on, and leaving the past behind, an...

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...

Whipped Coffee Becomes the New Quarantine Snack

Whipped coffee: the final result.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 9, 2020

During our time in quarantine, many trends have taken the internet by storm in an attempt to keep everyone busy. More recently, people across TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube popularized the recipe for whipped coffee. Always a skeptic, I decided to see if the whipped coffee trend was worth the hype. &n...

Reflecting Their Culture in the Library: ESL Students and Spanish Books

A Spanish copy of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, available for students to check out. While prior to the 2016-2017 school year there were no Spanish books available to be checked out in Kempsville High School's library, now there are 75.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

April 8, 2020

It was the 2016-2017 school year, and Library Media Specialist and Webmaster Ms. Lori Todd had noticed an increase in Kempsville High School’s English as a Second Language (ESL) population.    The number of students had jumped from the 2015-2016 school year, having more than quintupled...

Planting Shade Gives Back While Social Distancing

Evan Nied promotes no-contact doorstep seedling drop-offs on the Planting Shade Instagram.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

April 7, 2020

There are many things you can do while social distancing, and helping the planet is one of them. On March 22nd, Evan Nied, creator of nonprofit Planting Shade, as well as Kempsville student volunteers Hadyn Hall, Luke Boynton, and Mary Casper, decided to spend their quarantine giving back by planting trees....

AP Exams Open Book/Note and Will Be Taken at Home

AP Exams Open Book/Note and Will Be Taken at Home

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

Due to the closing of schools and the need to protect the safety of protectors and students CollegeBoard has had to get creative with prep for AP exams and how students are going to take the AP exams they’ve worked all year for.   On March 25, CollegeBoard said: “Your health and safety ...

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 3, 2020

Amidst the rollercoaster of news regarding school closures, seniors have been coping in different ways. While some move closer to acceptance, others are still processing what this means for their futures. Many have taken to social media to express their feelings on the matter.   Rhianna Re...

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...

Class Quarantine: How Students are Impacted by the Two-Week Absence

“I have been drawing and painting a lot more which is good, I always wanted to get better so now I have the time to do it more,” Tyler Mullins, 17, said.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

People around the world have been cautioned to stay inside their homes. They have been warned to try to stay out of the public and prevent gathering in heavily populated places. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, people have been informed to self quarantine. This has been asked of various ...