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School Closure Devastates Student Body

School Closure Devastates Student Body

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 27, 2020

On March 23 Governor Ralph Northam announced a groundbreaking change that made students’ hearts drop: all Virginia schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. After a mere week in quarantine, students had already expressed their boredom, looking forward to their return to Kempsville...

Making Room for Social Distancing

Making Room for Social Distancing

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Social distancing is being seen in many ways throughout the world. Whether it be the prevention of handshaking, or the cancellation of schools, the increase of space between others can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   On Sunday, March 15, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) endorsed...

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has left some students with bigger concerns than their schoolwork: where their next meal is going to come from.   To combat this, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is providing bagged breakfast and lunch to all students age eighteen and younger. VBCPS is...

Books to Read While School is Closed

Books to Read While School is Closed

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

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, with Governor Ralph Northam limiting gatherings of 10 people or more. While coming up with things to do during this time of social distancing may be difficult, hopefully, you can stay entert...

Staff Days and Attendance: Coronavirus Updates

Staff Days and Attendance: Coronavirus Updates

Cate Benedict and Sydney Haulenbeek

March 13, 2020

Read our previous story, “The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You,” for information on what the coronavirus is, where it came from, and how to keep yourself from keeping sick.    On Thursday, March 12, VBCPS posted an update to their website making announcements regarding schedule ch...

Superintendent Spence Responds to Students Over Not Closing Schools

Superintendent Spence Responds to Students Over Not Closing Schools

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

Virginia Opera Performs “Oh Freedom” at KHS

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...

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

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...

The Interact Club Volunteers to Aid Students in Reading

The Interact Club Volunteers to Aid Students in Reading

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Every Saturday, the hallways and classrooms of Diamond Spring Elementary School are occupied by kindergarteners, first graders, teachers, volunteers, and knowledge for six weeks as students take part in one-to-one reading, as well as math skills in small groups, run by Horizons Hampton Roads.  &n...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

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 one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

Environmental Studies Program Opens the Door for Sophomores

Environmental Studies Program Opens the Door for Sophomores

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 21, 2020

Students across Kempsville High School’s campus have heard about the environmental studies program over the announcements, but what is it, and how can others benefit from it? Simply put, the program educates on sustainability and the environment using what is called the Triple Bottom Line: people,...

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

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 called Planting Shade.   “My goal is to plant as many trees as possible,” says Nied,...