The Treaty

Best Stories of 2019-2020

Best Stories of 2019-2020

Sydney Haulenbeek, Paxton Coley, and Janelle Camba

June 5, 2020

As this is our final post of the school year this story varies from our normal, as it is a commemoration of our journalists on the work they have done as well as is a showcase of their best pieces. It takes a significant amount of time to research, produce, and edit every piece that goes up each day, an...

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

The achievements of Kempsville High School’s class of 2020 graduating seniors will not go overlooked, despite the changes made to the graduation ceremonies. In order to honor the seniors, the KHS Counseling Department is creating a Digital Yearbook Keepsake for the graduating class.   School...

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Summer is a hard time for many high schoolers who aren’t able to see friends, and with  the quarantine, that desire for friendship can become compounded. Hence, the creation of the Pen Pal Program.   I created the program in order to make a bridge between different groups of people that...

Love is Blind: The TV Show Social Experiment That Moves Too Fast

Photo via Netflix.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Vanessa and Nick Lachey, a married couple, are the co-hosts of the new Netflix Original Series, “Love is Blind”. The premise of the show is that 15 men and 15 women are kept in the same building, but are not allowed to see each other. The only times that they are able to speak with each other are ...

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Jenkins prepared a slideshow to introduce the different debate styles, as well as the positive impacts of joining a debate team.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

English Teacher Charlotte Jenkins is rekindling the idea of a competitive debate team at Kempsville High School. The Debate Team will compete against other Virginia Beach Schools in different styles of debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas (one-on-one debating).    Jenkins hosted an interest meeting for the D...

Showing Chief Pride, One Brick at a Time

The final project spells ‘CHIEFS’ in red bricks.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Some students at Kempsville High School may remember the transition of the courtyard from grass to mulch. A similar transition from grass to brick has been put in place on the exterior of the school, next to the gym doors.    This project was the brainchild of Robert Smith. Smith is a seni...

Dress Code Change Opens Doors for Student Expression

Corey Davis is a senior here at Kempsville High School, as well as an advocate for the new policy regarding hats, hoods, and do-rags.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Students at Kempsville High School may have noticed that teachers will no longer ask them to remove hats, hoods, or do-rags in the hallways. This is due to a new dress code change allowing for certain head apparel to be worn during passing periods. Hats, hoods, and do-rags may be worn in classrooms if st...

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...

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...

Best Gifts for Every Age Group on Your Shopping List

Design created by Jack Shupe.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

One of the hardest things about the season of giving is figuring out what exactly to give. And when it comes to loved ones, it is important to find a gift that they will enjoy but also a gift that isn’t out of budget - we are students, after all! - especially if one distributes gifts to multiple p...

Winter Spirit Week 2019

Erin Guckin and Thomas Sutryk on Twin Tuesday.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Winter Spirit Week 2019 was from December 9 through 13. On Monday the 9th the spirit day wear was “Pajama Pants Monday”, Tuesday was “Twin Tuesday”, Wednesday “Holiday Sweater Wednesday”, Thursday “Throwback Thursday” and Friday “Chief Pride Friday”.

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz: Showing Us that We’re All Connected, No Matter Where We Come From

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz, who is from Spain, is spending a school year at Kempsville High School.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is apart of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   Swimming, lacrosse, climbing, skiing, surfing, and judo are some favorite sports of one of Kempsvill...