The Treaty

School’s Out: VB Schools Close for the Remainder of the School Year

“Although I could still do this now, I would want to say thank you to my teachers because it’s more heartfelt and personal in person,” Tyler Mullins, 17, said as something he would have liked to say in person before school ended.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, many students become busy as they prepare for numerous upcoming events. Classes start to review content as SOLs and exams approach, students start to plan ahead for major events like prom, and for seniors, they begin to gather everything they need for the most importan...

The Stress of Success: How School Affects Students’ Health

“Right now, I realize that school dominates most of my time. Most people would say school, but I don’t want that to be my most important thing. I want to focus more on my spiritual side, because I feel like I’ve been putting that on the back burner because of school, so I want my most important thing to be God and I’m working towards that,” Jada Jones said. Jones, 17, wants the most important aspect of her life to be her connection with God and not school.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine having to study for an important test for math. The grade from this test could greatly impact the overall grade in the class. However, a paper must also be written for English, due in the near future. Along with this, time must also be set aside for a science project. On top of this, consider needin...

Continuity of Learning, Graduation, and Spring Break: Coronavirus Update

Continuity of Learning, Graduation, and Spring Break: Coronavirus Update

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2020

As the closure of schools in Virginia due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has extended swiftly from 2 weeks to the end of the academic school year, VBCPS has released more information concerning student learning.    The School Board met on March 25, 2020, to extend the 3rd quarter until Ap...

School Closure Devastates Student Body

VBCPS informs students that schools are closed for the rest of the year.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 27, 2020

On March 23 Governor Ralph Northam announced a groundbreaking change that made students’ hearts drop: all Virginia schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. After a mere week in quarantine, students had already expressed their boredom, looking forward to their return to Kempsville...

Making Room for Social Distancing

A screenshot of part of a filter made by Snapchat and the World Health Organization to highlight certain tips that will reduce the spread of infection.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Social distancing is being seen in many ways throughout the world. Whether it be the prevention of handshaking, or the cancellation of schools, the increase of space between others can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   On Sunday, March 15, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) endorsed...

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

Photo posted by Lynnhaven Elementary School, @LynnhavenES, on Twitter on March 24.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has left some students with bigger concerns than their schoolwork: where their next meal is going to come from.   To combat this, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is providing bagged breakfast and lunch to all students age eighteen and younger. VBCPS is...

Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Abigail Knights, senior, wearing a lock and key as a necklace at her place of work, a daycare.  Photo via her Instagram, @abbyknightess.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2020

Fashion is subjective, and entirely up to the person wearing it. Some Kempsville students have come up with more creative options in choosing their jewelry and dress, dipping into incorporating everyday objects into their fashion.     Senior Abigail Knightes describes her fashion sense as “altern...

Bringing the Class into the Quarantine

Meme referencing AP US History.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 20, 2020

Since the announcement of school being canceled for the next two weeks, students have been forced to adapt to the abrupt change. With most of the assignments online, many have resorted to a self-taught method. However, for AP students, this isn’t an option. Teachers of AP subjects often rely on le...

Representation in Politics: Students and the Presidential Race

“... I think that although [politicians] need to be supportive, they still need to maintain their own ideas and values and not change what they stood for simply for power or money or fame. It’s very important to remain true to what you represented although you didn’t win,” Arjola Mullaj, 19, said in regards to former candidates endorsing candidates still running in the race.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

For the Presidential campaign of 2020, a variety of politicians have expressed their passion and dedication for running to be the next President of the United States. However, many politicians have also dropped their campaign from the race. This leaves three main competitors left in the race for the Americ...

Staff Days and Attendance: Coronavirus Updates

“Handwashing and staying away from people who are sick or coughing will definitely help,” said Martha Ward, Kempsville’s nurse. “If anything, soap and water will do more than hand sanitizer.”

Cate Benedict and Sydney Haulenbeek

March 13, 2020

Read our previous story, “The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You,” for information on what the coronavirus is, where it came from, and how to keep yourself from keeping sick.    On Thursday, March 12, VBCPS posted an update to their website making announcements regarding schedule ch...

BSU Honors AJ by Wearing Yellow

Dori Quintana Torres honors AJ by wearing yellow.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 12, 2020

On March 10, students adorned in yellow flitted about Kempsville High School. Posts and messages encouraging students to wear the color with pride decorated Instagram feeds. Just three days prior, the Kempsville High School Black Student Union, or BSU, made it their mission to spread the word: “Wear yel...