Faculty Focus


List of 10 news stories.

  • Ease the Transition to Middle School with These Tips

    by Mrs. Amanda Hayes, Head of Middle School
    The middle school years are not only transitional, but they are also transformational! As students transition from elementary school to middle school, they face a variety of academic, social, and emotional changes and challenges. It is through these challenges that adolescents learn and grow into independent learners, thinkers, and citizens.
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  • Five Misconceptions of Financial Aid: How to Responsibly Prepare Financially for College

    by Mrs. Liz Stello, Director of College Counseling
    As a college counselor, I talk a lot about “fit” with students when we work together to craft their college list. Generally, what we focus on are finding three sides to make a complete triangle: what a student wants in his or her college, what the college is looking for, and finally, the overall cost of that education. While most families tend to focus on the first two aspects, if the affordability piece is missing, the entire process falls flat.
    Much like how each person sitting on an airplane has likely paid a different price for his seat than the person sitting next to him, so too does the cost of college differ for each family. Unfortunately, much like college admissions, affordability when looking at colleges is both very misunderstood and differs from person to person. Below are the top five myths I frequently confront, as well as advice on how to balance fit and affordability when looking at college.
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  • Biologically Built for the Job

    by Morgan Patrick '16
    I have had many teachers but, one teacher I can definitely say that was a great match for the job is Mrs. Elizabeth Moore. When I attended Cape Henry I had the opportunity to take her AP Biology class. I was thoroughly impressed with the amount of knowledge and passion she taught with. I have known her for over 3 years and she still continues to impress me with all the fun facts about biology that she knows or has read about. She is definitely a teacher I would recommend taking a class with.
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  • My Nexus Story

    by Morgan Patrick, Class of 2016
    St. Augustine once wrote that “the world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.”

    I was never much of a tourist. I preferred to get out of the hotel and see the world by spending time with the people who lived there. I remember telling my mother that I wanted to travel to all the continents and see the seven wonders of the world. Money nor borders ever once crossed my mind. Curiosity about what lay beyond my driveway inspired me to read about everywhere and strive to know everything. Like most families that travel with kids we stayed state side. But, that was fine with me. The more I saw the more I yearned to know more.
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  • Class of 2018: Luke Rozier

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management
    Luke Rozier is headed for the hills… literally. Unlike many college bound freshmen, Luke knew exactly where he wanted to spend his next four years. For him, it was “Colorado or bust!”

    Luke joined the CHC community as a freshmen and is described by Mrs. Johnson as “kind, easy-going and an enjoyable young man to be around.” Like Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Warden also found that Luke’s laid back nature was appreciated by his peers but he also recognized how Luke contributed to classroom discussions and demonstrated a consistent work ethic that he believes will serve him well in life.

    Luke will likely blend his creative arts talents with his love of nature in his studies at University of Colorado, Denver. Luke has spent time working as an intern with his father’s Dreamscapes Design company and has considered going into landscape architecture. He is a passionate outdoorsmen who enjoys the opportunities for adventure that Colorado will present. He loves fishing, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding. He also enjoys editing skate videos and is described by his classmates as “one of the nicest guys you will ever know, he is easy going and gets along well with everyone.”

    Luke will join his older brother’s in Colorado and hopes to make the trek west a permanent move. We wish him the best and know that his affable and adaptable nature will be an appreciated asset in his new community. Congratulations, Luke!
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  • Class of 2018: Olivia Jones

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management
    Christopher Newport University’s mission statement reads in part, “ We are committed to providing a liberal arts education that stimulates intellectual inquiry and fosters social and civic values. Christopher Newport students acquire the qualities of mind and spirit that prepare them to lead lives with meaning and purpose.”
    It is no mystery for those who know Olivia Jones that a school founded on fostering social and civic values that helps students commit to leading purposeful lives would attract her. Olivia joined Cape Henry Collegiate as a 5th grader as she and her parents were seeking “a better learning environment” and she has exemplified the core values for the past eight years. 
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  • Class of 2018: Andrew Jaycox

    by Mr. Greg Angilly, Director of Student Life
    It’s nearly impossible to write this without smiling - because that’s what you do when you spend time with Andrew Jaycox - you smile.
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  • Class of 2018: Tomas Mariano

    by Mrs. Casey Lee, Middle School English Teacher
    One of the great things about being a faculty or staff member at a unit school like Cape Henry Collegiate is the chance for the community to watch students grow and thrive over the years. I was quickly reminded of this privilege when I sat down with Tomas Mariano to interview him for his senior feature. Tomas arrived to Cape Henry in grade 6, and I had the opportunity to teach him in both the 7th and 8th grades. I remember a shy, somewhat cautious young man who sat in the back of my classroom (often skillfully balancing his chair on its two hind legs). Fast forward several years to our interview, and the confident, graduating senior who sat across from me discussed his impressive plans for the future, was eagerly anticipating new opportunities, and reflected on time well-spent at CHC.
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  • Class of 2018: Grayson Pearce

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Grayson Pearce has opinions. Not uncommon among college bound seniors, but Grayson’s are often of the political variety and it doesn’t take long to conclude when talking with him that they are researched far beyond any Twitter feed or single news source.
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  • Class of 2018: Chase Clarke

    by Ms. Monica Smith, Upper School Counselor
    Most Likely to Tell a “One that got away” Story…Chase Clarke! That’s not really a superlative, but if it existed Chase would win it! After all, Chase is a legend at Cape Henry. Not only has he been a Dolphin for twelve years, but his fishing and hunting prowess are well known by all. He is legendary!
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Athletic News

List of 3 news stories.

  • CHC Athletes of the Week: Carter Atherton, Alexandra Land, and Owen Richards

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  • CHC Athlete of the Week: Grant Shepherd

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  • CHC Athlete of the Week: Grant Shepherd

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