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Senior Meeting Details Graduation(s) for the Class of 2020

Senior Meeting Details Graduation(s) for the Class of 2020

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2020

On Thursday, May 28, Principal Melissa George hosted another senior meeting detailing the events of graduation during the closures of COVID-19. Previously, on May 7, plans had not yet been made; however, now there are set dates for both a virtual graduation and for in-person graduations.   Seniors’...

Kempsville Celebrates Birthdays via Instagram

“They are the greatest in how they have handled this situation and how they have taken care of their students and their own families during this time. I am so proud to be a Chief,” Meghan Timlin, 39, says to colleagues and staff who are also working hard during this time.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Due to the inconveniences caused by  COVID-19, people have had to put their lives on pause physically. Many people haven’t been able to meet with friends, family, and others in order to stay safe. Without being able to meet with other people, celebrations have been difficult to conduct. However, this...

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

In the midst of quarantine and school closure, Kempsville High School’s staff has had to get creative in order to be as engaging as possible to students. From participating in Zoom calls, to posting encouraging videos, to even showing up at Jostens to help hand out caps and gowns, Kempsville has gone...

EBA Senior Ceremony Presented on Instagram

A screenshot of the beginning slide of the Senior Class Ceremony presentation.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

While the cancelation of schools has affected seniors from having a graduation, their dedication and hard-work are still being recognized. The EBA Senior Day Ceremony was originally planned for June 2, but seniors instead will be commemorated through Instagram, although the school has said that they d...

EBA Businesses Work Through COVID-19

EBA Businesses Work Through COVID-19

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 11, 2020

Thriftkins, a first year business in IncubatorEDU, is one of the many EBA businesses that has been impacted by the school closure, and COVID-19.    It's just a case of adapting and improvising,” said COO Brett Evans. “Overall production has slowed down, but work is still being done. T...

Senior Meeting Discusses Grades, Cap and Gowns, and Graduation

The slide presented on the Zoom call on Thursday evening, prior to the beginning of the meeting.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2020

On Thursday, May 7, Principal Melissa George and the Kempsville High School administration hosted a Senior Student and Parent Information Meeting through Zoom.    George emphasized that seniors need to continue to complete Quarter 4 Emergency Learning work in order to get LAVC, or locally awa...

KHS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

The administration serving lunch to teachers by way of a drive through constructed alongside the school.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2020

Schools may be closed but that hasn’t stopped VBCPS - or Kempsville High School - from celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, which spans from May 4 through 8.    Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Acadamy posted #thankateacher on their Twitter account, @KempsAcademy, where t...

How Ms. Schoettlin is Managing the New Normal

How Ms. Schoettlin is Managing the New Normal

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

The new normal: staying at home, only leaving the house for necessities, doing homework (and instructional time) at home, and stocking up on everything from toilet paper to canned goods, “just in case.”   At this point in many people’s lives, it is so easy to focus only on one’s self,...

TV Shows Go “Live:” Online

TV Shows Go “Live:” Online

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 4, 2020

During this pandemic, Hollywood has been forced to adjust accordingly. Production on shows such as “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” have come to a screeching halt with no word on when filming will resume. Entertainment studios have delayed the release of movies...

K-Pop Dance Covers and Climbing: Social Distancing and Student Hobbies

Andre Mas practicing on a crack climbing training frame that he made in his backyard.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2020

As schools have been closed and students are responsible for less schoolwork, time opens up in previously busy lives. Some students, such as Amara Cross and Andre Mas, have taken this opportunity to spend more time working on their hobbies.    Cross, who is the founder and president of K...

Students Respond to Adjusted AP Exams

“I think this is a really good experiment to see what the future of learning could potentially look like. But at the same time I love school and being in the classroom (especially math class!) so I’d always take in person learning over online learning,” Andre Mas, 17, said in regards to taking online classes.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Due to the current issues concerning COVID-19, gathering in large groups has been one of the prominent safety hazards that many facilities have been instructed to take in order to prevent the spread of the illness. This has prompted the closing of many local businesses and schools, an issue that parents,...

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...