• June 6Seniors: mandatory grad practice at 10:35 a.m. at the VBCC on Monday, June10.
  • June 5Good luck to spring sports athletes as they continue into post-season play.
  • June 5Seniors: mandatory graduation meeting held at the school on Tuesday, June 11, at noon.
  • May 29Graduation will take place on June 14, at 1 p.m., at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
  • April 9Monday, April 15, is a staff day; no school for students.
  • April 8Good Luck to all spring sports teams as they continue regular season play.
  • February 20Leadership Workshop will begin Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24, at Silver Beach on the Eastern Shore.
  • February 20The annual Falcon Forum conference will take place the week of March 18- March 22.
  • November 29Orchestra's winter concert will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, featuring a guest artist from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  • November 29Underclass course/elective selection: come to the gym during One Lunch during the week of Monday, Dec. 11- Friday, Dec. 15.
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Staff Spotlight of the month; Mr. Mackey

Advanced Placement Computer Science teacher Mr. Mackey earned the first ever ‘Staff Spotlight of the Month’ for December. He has been teaching for ten years, nine of them spent at the school.

“Mr. Mackey is the coolest teacher. He always cheers you up when you walk into the class. His teaching style is awesome. If you don’t understand something he will help you understand it immediately. The guy is really funny and always has a story to tell,”  junior Easton Hamrick said.

Q: How did you end up becoming a computer science teacher?

A: “I took computer engineering as a degree in college. I was trying to write a program to predict the outcome of sports. I came here in 2014 and I am still working on it, but it’s working for the first time!”

Q: Where did you go to college and what accomplishments did you make there?

A: “I went to the United States Military Academy and got my electrical engineering group from my military. I got my masters from Region while I was here and I’m halfway through my PhD in education.”

Q: What impact do you wish to have on students?

A: “I wish for them to know that life is short and go for it at every chance you get because if you don’t you’ll end up being 70 years old saying,  ‘Man I wish I’d done this.'”

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Grayson Miller
Grayson Miller, Humans of CHS
Sophomore Journalism II Student I am on the Cox Coquette team and have been dancing for 12 years. I love summer and the beach, but in the winter, snowboarding and skiing are my favorite winter sports!
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Sophomore Editior Journalism II Student I've been playing soccer for 11 years for my club team, and this will be my second year playing for Cox. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going to the beach, and traveling.  

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