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Falcon Press News

  • September 22SCA General Assembly applications are due Monday, October 6, to room 103.

  • September 22Leadership Workshop STAFF applications can be picked up outside of room 103.

  • September 22The first National English Honor Society meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the library after school.

  • September 22Jostens will be outside the cafe beginning Monday, Sept. 25, - Wednesday, Sept. 27 for graduation and class ring orders.


The mission of the Frank W. Cox High School community and Falcon Press is to empower everyone to become a lifelong learner and a responsible, productive citizen of a global society.

The Falcon Press is published online by the Journalism students of Frank. W. Cox High School, located at 2425 Shorehaven Dr., Virginia Beach, VA.

The Falcon Press seeks to provide information and entertainment for students and staff, involve students and staff in school life, and provide a public forum for ideas as guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Furthermore, we strive to support the practice of authentic American Journalism within the parameters of Scholastic Press Law by enhancing an understanding of the First Amendment and the ethical responsibilities that accompany the rights it protects.

Editorials in the Falcon Press represent the views of the Editorial Board and do not necessarily reflect the views of the administration, faculty, student body, adviser, or other members of the school staff. The Falcon Press welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, and taste. The Falcon Press will not publish anonymous letters and letters submitted should not exceed 150 words.

The Editorial Board also reserves the right to refuse any advertising of illegal products under the law of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including, but not limited to, obscene material, or material judged to be extremely sensitive. Students may submit letters to Falcon Press Adviser Erin Tonelson in Room 220 or through email @ [email protected]

The Falcon Press accepts paid advertisements and public service announcements.

The Falcon Press follows the social media policy released by Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Social media includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, blogs, and other online platforms and programs.

The Falcon Press ensures privacy. We do not post information or photos of students who have returned an Opt-Out parent-signed media release form with the school division. We also ensure media releases are in place for our school employees. Photos taken at public events do not require confirmation of media releases.

Falcon Press social media outlets promise to follow and uphold the VBCPS media policy, its values, and its mission statement as oulined on The Falcon Press does not tolerate ethnic slurs, obscenities, innuendos, questionable language, or inappropriate content on any of our social media accounts.

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