The Treaty

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Leadership Workshop staff at Roundup, where they encouraged students to attend by way of song and dance.

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

 Leadership Workshop is a camp-based type activity headed by the school for students and faculty as a way to bond and become closer to other students through group activities.   Throughout the halls, students have seen the Leadership Workshop staff walking around with balloons, to find wa...

Environmental Studies Program Opens the Door for Sophomores

The Brock Environmental Center where the Environmental Studies Program will be hosted.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 21, 2020

Students across Kempsville High School’s campus have heard about the environmental studies program over the announcements, but what is it, and how can others benefit from it? Simply put, the program educates on sustainability and the environment using what is called the Triple Bottom Line: people,...

Students Talk About Their Role Models for National Mentoring Month

Asia Tonia stands with her mentor, Ms. Beverly Baker.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 17, 2020

Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has encouraged the mentoring of America’s youth. The Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service all have worked to promote the guidance of the new generation so they can create a better future. MENTOR hosted ...

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

Evan Nied handing out saplings to departing Kempsville students at the end of the day on December 13 as part of his Planting Shade mission

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

In Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Academy students work to start and build their own businesses. Sophomore Evan Nied, however, has already started, and been running, a flourishing nonprofit called Planting Shade.   “My goal is to plant as many trees as possible,” says Nied,...

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

In the center stands Jennie Touchton, sophomore, who played Jo. She is surrounded by her emotions, in what started as a party, as the separate sides try to convince her whether or not to commit suicide. Chavito Allen, who played hope, is missing from the scene.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2020

On January 10 and 11 Kempsville’s Drama Club put on their annual Night of One Acts, presenting “I Hate Love,” “Serial Killer Barbie” and “The Message.” Two of the plays performed, “I Hate Love” and “Serial Killer Barbie,” were student-directed, with senior Rhianna Rebholz directin...

GSA Explains More Inclusive Classroom Practices at Faculty Meeting

James Hanan, co-president of the GSA, explains the importance of derailing examples of the nuclear family in the classroom.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2020

Kempsville High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA, spoke to teachers for the second year in a row at the faculty meeting on January 6.   Principal George opened the meeting and introduced the club, saying: “I think that it really is about bringing more awareness. I’m sure that any t...

Kempsville Student Recognized with Full-Ride Scholarship

Rachael Tamakloe, Kempsville senior, in a photo taken by the counseling office.

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Rachael Tamakloe, Kempsville senior, has been selected for admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering with QuestBridge’s National College Match Scholarship, receiving a full four-year scholarship. This year alone, 1,127 finalists were selected as recipients and 47 students m...

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

The student login for StudentVUE, a website for parents and students that allows them to check their grades, course history, schedule, and course requests, as well as other information pertaining to their enrollment. While grades in each class are visible, and the student can see their expected final grades, there is no way for the student to view or track their GPA.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 6, 2020

As the first semester nears its end, a question is raised for many students, especially seniors: what’s my GPA? At Kempsville High School in order for underclassmen to find out their GPA they have to go to the counseling office and ask their counselor to pull it up. For seniors, they have to file ...

“OK Teacher”: How the Generation Gap is Affecting Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

It’s nearing the end of the school day and everyone is ready to go home as last block begins. However, as the minutes on the clock count down, and class draws closer to its end, students become restless and their attention starts to drift away from class, feeding into distractions that carry them to...

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Mr. David Springstead, dressed as Father Christmas, stands in front of the Christmas tree set up in the foyer. It previously displayed the bulbs for “Be a Santa to a Senior,” which was sponsored by Kempsville’s security team.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2019

It’s Thursday, December 19, and Santa is outside the Kempsville High School cafeteria, watching students and fist-bumping an occasional smiling passerby. Unfortunately, this Santa isn’t from the North Pole; rather, he is Kempsville’s security assistant and drama club director, Mr. David Spring...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

Jacob Buxbaum, junior,  is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah through traditional food and lighting the  Menorah.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As the days count down, the Jewish community at Kempsville prepares not for Christmas, but for Hanukkah, an eight-day-long holiday filled with blessings, games, festive foods, and the Menorah.    Hanukkah, celebrated from December 22 to December 30, commemorates the victory over a tyrant kin...

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

Sunrise at Kempsville High School at 7:05 when the doors open for students.

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...