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Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

Ben Loyola (R), speaking about his campaign to the Young Republicans and other students at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, Congressional Candidate for the 2nd district of Virginia Ben Loyola came and spoke to students at Kempsville High School in association with the Young Republicans Club. “My parents instilled in me the importance of education,” said Loyola, introducing himself, “My first...

SCA Announces January Teachers of the Month: Ms. Marks and Ms. Swanner-Duran

Ms. Marks pictured with members of the SCA for January's Teacher of the Month.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Every month at Kempsville, the Student Cooperative Association (SCA) releases a poll for students to select either one or two teachers who show awe-inspiring performances in and out of the classroom. For the month of January, Ms. Sarah Marks, a health and physical education teacher, and Ms. Kelly Swanner-...

KHS Gets Special Performance of “Cross That River”

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, founder and chairman of VAACC, with President of the Board of the VAACC Mr. Bruce Williams, and Allan Harris.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2020

“You probably don’t realize what a special honor this is for Kempsville High School to have this performance, 'Cross That River,' in our auditorium,” said Principal Melissa George, opening a selective performance of “Cross That River” on February 7. A shortened version of the musical was perf...

Pasta for Pennies Raises Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series

Poster promotes the Pasta for Pennies program.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 10, 2020

For 23 years, Kim Manoso, marketing teacher and DECA sponsor, has organized the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Each year, students contribute donations that go toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series. These donations fund a range of services such as finding cures for blood cancers or givi...

Student Campaigning Begins in High School

“The best moment was being able to have a productive conversation with the other side, the Democrats. I had a conversation with a lady for a good couple of hours at an event. We were able to civilly debate and kinda come together with our similarities. That was a very cool experience,” said senior Austin Kinnear. Kinnear has met many people though campaigning, which he credited as one of the positive aspects he gains from campaigning.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

High school students are encouraged to be involved in and out of school in many ways. One student may be practicing with their teammates, working on new routines and strategies in order to succeed in their next game. Another may be spending their Saturday afternoon working in a soup kitchen, feeding the ...

Love Our Tribe Day 2020

Love Our Tribe Day 2020

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 6, 2020

On Wednesday, February 5, about 200 parents came to Kempsville High School to participate in “Love Our Tribe Day.” This allowed parents to join their child in every class as it was also a C day. Parents were able to learn more about what their children experience every day in the halls of high school...

Kempsville Fills February with Events for Black History Month

Kempsville Fills February with Events for Black History Month

Jakelynn Credle and Sydney Haulenbeek

February 5, 2020

Kempsville High School has filled the whole month of February with activities to bring more recognition to Black History Month.    Kempsville plans to play movies in the auditorium almost every day that represent the accomplishments of African Americans. Some movies selected include “The Color Purple...

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As the 2000s come to an end and the page turns to 2020, the world begins to face various new challenges and changes as it starts the new decade. In the U.S., Americans are in the middle of a significant moment currently affecting the government. At this time, President Trump’s impeachment case has...

Virginia Senate Passes Bill Requiring Free Menstrual Supplies in Bathrooms, KHS Doesn’t Qualify

Virginia Senate Passes Bill Requiring Free Menstrual Supplies in Bathrooms, KHS Doesn’t Qualify

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

On Tuesday, January 21, the Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require all public schools meeting certain qualifications to include free menstrual products in bathrooms.    This bill, Virginia Senate Bill 232, applies to schools that educate students from 5th to 12th grade and requires the school boards to make tamp...

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Lines from Kobe Bryant's

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, students’ first day back to school following NBA player Kobe Bryant’s death, English teacher Mrs. Charlotte Jenkins took a different approach in her AP Literature classes, opening them with the poem “Dear Basketball,” written by Kobe Bryant to announce his retirement afte...

The Interact Club Volunteers to Aid Students in Reading

A member of the Interact Club reads with a young student at Diamond Spring Elementary School on January 25.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Every Saturday, the hallways and classrooms of Diamond Spring Elementary School are occupied by kindergarteners, first graders, teachers, volunteers, and knowledge for six weeks as students take part in one-to-one reading, as well as math skills in small groups, run by Horizons Hampton Roads.  &n...

GSA Plants Tulips in the Courtyard

GSA students posing with their tulip planting supplies after they finished planting.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Kempsville’s Gay-Straight Alliance, GSA, sponsored by Mr. Philip Strickland and Ms. Winona Davis, planted tulip bulbs on Wednesday, January 8, with the goal of bringing more greenery to the courtyard.    “I wanted to bring some color to the courtyard. My room is on the courtyard, I l...