The Treaty

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,...

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   There are a variety of students here at Kempsville that come from different backgrounds and different ...

GSA Explains More Inclusive Classroom Practices at Faculty Meeting

GSA Explains More Inclusive Classroom Practices at Faculty Meeting

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...

Kempsville Student Recognized with Full-Ride Scholarship

Kempsville Student Recognized with Full-Ride Scholarship

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Rachael Tamakloe, Kempsville senior, has been selected for admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering with QuestBridge’s National College Match Scholarship, receiving a full four-year scholarship. This year alone, 1,127 finalists were selected as recipients and 47 students m...

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

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 ...

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

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

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

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 and their attention starts to drift away from class, feeding into distractions that carry them to...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

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, celebrated from December 22 to December 30, commemorates the victory over a tyrant kin...