Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
Kempsville High School will be closed for winter break from 12/22/2014-1/2/2015. Have a wonderful holiday.
ESL Family Night: Jan. 13th
English as a Second Language Family Night will be held in the Kempsville High School Library Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.
The evening's program will consist of the following informative presentations:
• ESL Services Overview
• School Webpage
• Parent Portal
• Parent Networking
Light refreshments provided. For more information and to RSVP for the evening's program, please contact Assistant Principal Patrick Flanagan at 648-5450.
Advanced Technology Center Middle and High School Open House: Jan. 6th
Attend Planning Ahead Sessions and discover what's next in high school education. Got 60 seconds? Click HERE to see our new ATC short video. Call 757-648-5800 for more information.
All Night Grad
Attention Seniors and parents of Seniors! Don't forget to purchase your ANG ticket as soon as possible. What a great stocking stuffer, Christmas present or otherwise awesome gift! They are $60 now, but the price will be going up soon. We are also still looking for cookie sales volunteers for the weeks of December 8 thru the 12th ,and looking ahead, January 5th thru 9th (the week students return from the holidays.) If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kimberly at [email protected] or 335-2196. Lastly, our next ANG meeting is Tuesday, December 16th at 7 pm in the library. See you there!
Academic Recognition Assembly
Thursday, January 8th 6:00-7:00 PM KHS Auditorium
National Honor Society
Membership in the National Honor Society is open to all juniors and seniors who have been enrolled at Kempsville High School for at least one semester, possess a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have completed or be enrolled in four of the following classes: World Language 3, 4 or 5 or 1 or 2 of a second World Language; Chemistry; Physics; Algebra II (year) and Trigonometry (semester) or Algebra II/Trigonometry (combined in one year); Math Analysis; and any additional AP or Honors course. Students must also demonstrate leadership, participation in extracurricular and/or community activities, and service to the school and/or community. Students must also pass review by the Faculty Council who seek faculty input into the above as well as issues concerning behavior, integrity and character. More detailed information can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook/Planner.
Free Office Programs for VBCPS Students
VBCPS is taking advantage of this initiative, which will provide every student in our school division access to the Office 365 suite at no charge. Students must know their network username and password to take advantage of this program. Students who do not know their network credentials can contact any of their teachers, Library Media Specialists or Computer Resource Specialists for assistance in setting up a new password.
- Students can install the software on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, plus five tablets (including iPad)
- The software may be used with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
- The Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a VBCPS student
- You will receive automatic software updates
Kempsville High College Visits
Many colleges and universities will be sending representatives to Kempsville High School and we welcome students to come meet with as many of the admissions counselors as they would like. However, they will need to place their name(s) on the sign up sheets in the "college visit" binder in the guidance department. Students should sign up at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of the specific admissions counselor that they would like to meet with. On the day of the visits, passes will be distributed to the students allowing them to come to our department for the informational sessions with the requested colleges or universities.
Please visit the guidance office for more information.
The Adjusted Dismissal Days on October 2 and December 4 as noted in the 2014-2015 Parent Student Handbook and Planner are for the elementary and middle schools only. October 2 and December 4 are regular school days at Kempsville High School.
Parking privileges are available to all students with a verified Virginia Driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance. The school or the School Division accepts no responsibility for theft or damage to vehicles while on school property. Parking applications may be picked up in the main office and also are available on Kempsville's web site by clicking HERE. Cost of a parking permit is $40.00 by cash only. Students without a valid parking decal may not park on school grounds. Reserved spaces for faculty members are clearly marked, and students may not use those spaces. Any student in violation of these parking regulations will have his or her car retained on school premises and subject to a monetary fine of $35.00. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Wolf, the Student Activities Coordinator.
Family Athletics Pass
Purchase your family pass for all VBCPS High School regular season games now! Please download and complete the Family Pass Application form and return it to school as soon as possible! Don't miss a single game!
Registration for Athletics
Please click HERE for information regarding the registration process for athletics here at Kempsville High School. This site includes the athletic handbook and physical forms.
Dr. Barry Graham had an idea! A really great idea! An idea inspired by his work at WHRO and specifically, one of the programs hosted by NPR called StoryCorps!
Here you will find the first of what will hopefully become a long history of Kempsville High School students' stories. Welcome to our first recording in the new series, Chief Tales.
Click HERE to learn more.
Attention Parents and students that are taking at least one AP course next school year. The AP Teachers are looking forward to meeting all of their class enrollees and to distribute summer assignments. This year, we are asking all students to check in with all of your AP Teachers and collect your summer assignments and accompanying text by Friday, June 6. Parents, please check with you children to ensure the summer assignment has been collected. Click HERE to access summer assignment information. This page will continue to be updated as documents are provided.
PSAT Score Reports
Please click HERE to view a detailed presentation about how to interpret PSAT score reports.
StudentVUE Access for All Secondary Students!
Students can now access their grades and attendance through the Student Information System StudentVUE. For instructions on how to access this resource, click HERE. Please note that while this site is available from anywhere with internet access, the route used to access it depends on whether working from with the school network (from school) or outside the school network (from home).
SACS External Review
Kempsville High School was recently visited by a team of specialists from the SACS accreditation committee. To learn more about the accreditation process, click HERE. To learn more about what the team found here at Kempsville High School, click HERE.
Montage, the school’s literary and arts magazine, invites you to view the 2012-2013 edition! Our magazine features art, poetry, prose, and photography created by students of Kempsville. Click HERE to go read Montage.