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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’...

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...

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Summer is a hard time for many high schoolers who aren’t able to see friends, and with  the quarantine, that desire for friendship can become compounded. Hence, the creation of the Pen Pal Program.   I created the program in order to make a bridge between different groups of people that...

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

In the midst of quarantine and school closure, Kempsville High School’s staff has had to get creative in order to be as engaging as possible to students. From participating in Zoom calls, to posting encouraging videos, to even showing up at Jostens to help hand out caps and gowns, Kempsville has gone...

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 www.google.com/takeout 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...

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

As the final semester begins VBCPS has switched from the first phase of their response to COVID-19’s closure of schools, Continuity of Learning, to phase two, or the Emergency Learning Plan.    Continuity of Learning went from March 16 through April 24, following the closure of schools....

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...

AP Exams Open Book/Note and Will Be Taken at Home

AP Exams Open Book/Note and Will Be Taken at Home

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

Due to the closing of schools and the need to protect the safety of protectors and students CollegeBoard has had to get creative with prep for AP exams and how students are going to take the AP exams they’ve worked all year for.   On March 25, CollegeBoard said: “Your health and safety ...

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...

School’s Out: VB Schools Close for the Remainder of the School Year

“Although I could still do this now, I would want to say thank you to my teachers because it’s more heartfelt and personal in person,” Tyler Mullins, 17, said as something he would have liked to say in person before school ended.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, many students become busy as they prepare for numerous upcoming events. Classes start to review content as SOLs and exams approach, students start to plan ahead for major events like prom, and for seniors, they begin to gather everything they need for the most importan...