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Kempsville High School’s Virtual Spirit Week

Students dress as Among Us avatars for Halloween Day.
November 2, 2020

Every year the Kempsville High School SCA organizes Spirit Week to show off school pride. Though school isn’t in-person, Spirit Week continued virtually.   Spirit Day Themes:   Tuesday:...

VBCPS Communities Petition For Graduation Ceremony

Laura Lemm, Human Resources recruiter and mother to VBCPS students, created a petition to try and allow her daughter to have an in-person graduation ceremony.
April 20, 2020

High school seniors experience an abundance of emotions as the school year comes to an end. The stress of preparing for the future as they look into college, joining the workforce, or whatever path they...

Books to Read While School is Closed

Books to Read While School is Closed
March 19, 2020

VBCPS has moved to virtual learning days until at least March 27 in order to slow the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social gatherings have also been limited in regards to public health and safety,...

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

Photo via Netflix.
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...

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” Loses the Balance Between Drama and Romance

Photo courtesy of BETTINA STRAUSS/NETFLIX
February 25, 2020

In the summer of 2018, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was a smash hit among teens, prompting a sequel released February 12, 2020, and a third movie in the making. In the sequel, “To All the...

Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

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

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

Poster promotes the Pasta for Pennies program.
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...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Patricia Hansen Casquinho,15, is from Hamburg, Germany, but was born and raised in Portugal, as her father is Portuguese. Casquinho came to America and hoped to share her culture as well as learn more about Kempsville’s during her stay.
January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world...

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
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...

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

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...

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.
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...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

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

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