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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...

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’...

The Treaty’s Editor-in-Chief Recognized as Student Journalist of the Year

Haulenbeek accepts the Colonel Charles E. Scholarship.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 27, 2020

Recently, the Virginia High School League, or VHSL, recognized Senior Sydney Haulenbeek as the Student Journalist of the Year. With this honor came the Colonel Charles E. Savedge Student Journalist Scholarship for $500 to the applicant’s college or university of choice. The scholarship is awarded to...

Class of 2020 Set to Have Individual Graduations

More information concerning senior events for Kempsville High School.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2020

VBCPS has made a decision concerning the graduation status of the Class of 2020.   “VBSchools has settled on a monthlong [sic] series of events and displays planned throughout the city that congratulate the efforts of more than 4800 young people,” they said on Tuesday, May 19, in an email...

Seniors Can Keep Student Data Through Google Takeout

Seniors Can Keep Student Data Through Google Takeout

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2020

Seniors have the chance to transfer data from their school accounts to their personal accounts as they leave the school district.   In order to do this, sign into on the Google account that has the files to download, or your student account. Students who are already l...

Students Given the Option to Sign into Personal Accounts

Personal Gmail sign-in page after selecting the “Gmail Kiosk” function on a signed-out, VBCPS distributed Chromebook.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2020

VBCPS has recently made it possible for high school students to access their personal Gmail accounts on their school-distributed computers, presumably for the purposes of AP testing.   In order to do this, the student must be signed out of their Chromebook, like they would be when accessing...

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...

Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Abigail Knights, senior, wearing a lock and key as a necklace at her place of work, a daycare.  Photo via her Instagram, @abbyknightess.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2020

Fashion is subjective, and entirely up to the person wearing it. Some Kempsville students have come up with more creative options in choosing their jewelry and dress, dipping into incorporating everyday objects into their fashion.     Senior Abigail Knightes describes her fashion sense as “altern...

What You Need to Know About Voting on Super Tuesday

What You Need to Know About Voting on Super Tuesday

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 2, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, is Super Tuesday, and Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary voting day. Students who will be 18 in time for the general election in November and who registered to vote in the primaries before the February 10 deadline will be able to go to the polling location assigned to them and v...

Superintendent Spence Responds to Students Over Not Closing Schools

Superintendent Spence's quote of a Tallwood sophomore's Tweet concerning the amount of replies on @vbschool's Twitter announcement about the 2 hour delay on Friday, February 21.

Paxton Coley and Sydney Haulenbeek

February 24, 2020

Disclaimer: This piece reflects the views of the writers and not of The Treaty as a whole, its advertisers, or of Kempsville High School and all of its students and staff.   On Thursday, February 20, news stations across Hampton Roads predicted varying forecasts of five to eight inches of s...

Virginia Opera Performs “Oh Freedom” at KHS

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Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18 the Virginia Opera performed “Oh Freedom” for select 2A classes.    The performance was one of the events organized by Ms. Kimberly Nurse for African American History Month.    It was written specifically for the Virginia Opera for educational purposes, and it...

Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

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

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

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 parents instilled in me the importance of education,” said Loyola, introducing himself, “My first...