The Treaty

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.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

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 may choose to progress with, the sadness of growing up, moving on, and leaving the past behind, an...

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 3, 2020

Amidst the rollercoaster of news regarding school closures, seniors have been coping in different ways. While some move closer to acceptance, others are still processing what this means for their futures. Many have taken to social media to express their feelings on the matter.   Rhianna Re...

Class Quarantine: How Students are Impacted by the Two-Week Absence

“I have been drawing and painting a lot more which is good, I always wanted to get better so now I have the time to do it more,” Tyler Mullins, 17, said.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

People around the world have been cautioned to stay inside their homes. They have been warned to try to stay out of the public and prevent gathering in heavily populated places. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, people have been informed to self quarantine. This has been asked of various ...

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted a High School Senior


The empty 100 hallway with the lights turned off during a weekend.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

I squint at my computer, tab on an Economics study guide, before glancing up and out the front window of the store face. I’m lucky: I’m still employed despite how many stores have gone down, and I still have one of my jobs, deemed “essential,” even as I have been furloughed by the other. Lookin...

Senior Photos Teach Body Positivity While Introducing Students to Modeling

Ryle Lancaster modeling at All the Rage in Virginia Beach.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

It was the start of their senior year, and seniors Elena Diaz, Sydney Evertsen, and Ryle Lancaster chose photographer Dan Trevino to do their senior photos, commemorating their last year as high schoolers before graduating. Because all of them were from Kempsville High School, Trevino decided to do a...

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As the 2000s come to an end and the page turns to 2020, the world begins to face various new challenges and changes as it starts the new decade. In the U.S., Americans are in the middle of a significant moment currently affecting the government. At this time, President Trump’s impeachment case has...

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Lines from Kobe Bryant's

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, students’ first day back to school following NBA player Kobe Bryant’s death, English teacher Mrs. Charlotte Jenkins took a different approach in her AP Literature classes, opening them with the poem “Dear Basketball,” written by Kobe Bryant to announce his retirement afte...

“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 ...

Seniors Work on Senior Sign

Katherine Louise Guevara in front of the senior sign that she designed.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

As part of Kempsville tradition, one of the ways that the students leave their mark on Kempsville is through the creation of a senior class sign that hangs on the outside of the building.    The senior sign is a large mural painted by the Senior Class Council. The purpose of the sign is ...

Senior Awards Ceremony: Class of 2019

Senior Awards Ceremony: Class of 2019

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

June 6, 2019

Photos from the Senior Awards Ceremony which was on Wednesday, June 5, in the Kempsville auditorium. These photographs feature some of the award recipients from the Class of 2019, which is graduating on June 12, 2019.