Falcon Press News

  • August 13Students will return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4 for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • August 13Parent and teacher Open House will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30. More details to follow.

  • August 13Falcon Fest for incoming freshman and new students will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • August 13Teachers will return to school on Friday, Aug. 4.


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. The board also reserves the right to remove comments that attack a named or identified person or group unreasonably, make readers uncomfortable on the basis of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or otherwise, if the comment contains excessive obscenity or sexual explicitness, or the comment threatens or encourages violence or illegal behavior. 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/digital 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/digital media outlets promise to follow and uphold the VBCPS media policy, its values, and its mission statement as oulined on vbschools.com. The Falcon Press does not tolerate ethnic slurs, obscenities, innuendos, questionable language, or inappropriate content on any of our social media accounts.


Corrections will be reviewed and noted, then updated if necessary in the online platform. The link below is an online correction form to submit mistakes found so that they can be brought to the attention of the staff.

Correction Link

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