The Treaty

EBA Students Graduate with TCC Associates Degrees

EBA Students Graduate with TCC Associates Degrees

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

Out of the 91 graduating seniors from the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School, 17 of them have completed 61 credit hours and are getting their Business Administration Associate’s Degrees alongside their highschool diplomas. May 11 was supposed to be the graduation ceremony...

ACCELerator Students Partake in Diner Designing

The finished product of the Brick House Diner after the students' designs.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The Kempsville Entrepreneurship and Business Academy has participated in numerous events in the past. At the end of January this year, juniors in the ACCELerator business class came together to design the layout of the dining room in the Brick House Diner, opening soon in the Kempsville area.  &n...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You

The most recent newsletter, issued on February 28 by VBCPS, regarding the Coronavirus.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

From Snapchat stories to worldwide news, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is nothing short of being known. Everybody should know of the causes, effects, symptoms, and treatments in order to stay safe throughout the year.    At the end of December, Chinese health organizations were met with multip...

How Not Having Internet Affects Students in a Schoology School

How Not Having Internet Affects Students in a Schoology School

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

After a long day at school, it is time for students to begin their online homework assignments posted onto Schoology, a course management system, through their Chromebook. However, some students struggle to complete their online assignments if they don’t have internet access as Schoology does not op...

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-...

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...

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...

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

Photo by Brooke Palmer for Netflix.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As Christmas grows closer, it’s only expected to see more movies based on the holiday. "The Knight Before Christmas", released on November 21, 2019, on Netflix and directed by Monika Mitchell, is a modern and Christmas-filled take on a classic love story.    A Medieval Knight, Sir Cole ...