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Mounce teaches English at Kempsville High School.

Students Advocate to Keep Asynchronous Mondays

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief January 8, 2021

As a result of virtual learning, schools have made Monday classes asynchronous, allowing students to work independently. Though the pandemic is far from over, many debate whether or not to keep asynchronous...

Ready, Set, Go! Teacher by Day. Pilot by Night.

Ready, Set, Go! Teacher by Day. Pilot by Night.

Julatte Hillman, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

  Many teachers have an unheard of life outside of school. Katelyn Ready, the newest Algebra II teacher, took the time to share hers. Before teaching at Kempsville High School, Ready lived in Japan...

Sophomores and Upperclassmen Return to School

Sophomores and Upperclassmen Return to School

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year moves forward, students that chose Option 1 will return for in-person teaching on November 12.   The recommendation, which the School Board unanimously approved...

Student Receives a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program

Student Receives a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

JT Ashby, a senior, was awarded a letter of commendation for the National Merit Scholarship after scoring in the 1400s during the PSAT last year.   The National Merit Scholarship Program is...

Catering Teacher Takes the Kitchen to Zoom

Catering Teacher Takes the Kitchen to Zoom

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief October 23, 2020

After a month of virtual learning, teachers learned to adapt to the challenges of Zoom calls and spotty internet connections. However, Jennifer Riley-Edwards, Kempsville High School’s catering teacher,...

Taken from @kempsacademy on Instagram.

New Teacher, New Chief, New Status Quo

Sara Riley Kight, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

Chiefs have been logging into Zoom, turning on their cameras, and learning at home for about two weeks now. Lots of changes have occurred at Kempsville High School since the last time a classroom was full...

Sania Nicole Bagley speaking about racial issues and the equity policy via Google Zoom during the School Board Meeting held on August 11, 2020.

BSU Students Share Their Support for the New Equity Policy at VBCPS Board Meeting

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Every second and fourth Sunday of each month, Virginia Beach City Public School board members meet to discuss policies, regulations, and updates. Citizens and delegates are welcomed to speak by request...

COVID-19 Forces Changes in the School Curriculum

COVID-19 Forces Changes in the School Curriculum

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer September 23, 2020

It is Tuesday morning on September 8, 2020, and thousands of alarms, usually paired with groans, go off across Virginia Beach. After approximately six months of quarantine, students and faculty are beginning...

I think I could get used to the 8:30 start time, but I dont think I could get used to being so distant from my class, said Kimball. We cant feed off of each others energy and laughter like we used to.

Teachers Overcome the Challenges of Virtual Learning

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief September 21, 2020

Due to the abrupt ending of the spring semester, teachers were eager to get back into the classroom. However, they now face the challenge of adapting to a virtual environment. This unprecedented situation...

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,...

More information concerning senior events for Kempsville High School.

Class of 2020 Set to Have Individual Graduations

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...

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...

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