By Chelsea Church Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 11:36 AM EST|Updated: 4 hours ago WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – A wrestler at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro has made history becoming the first student… Continue reading Fishburne Military School wrestler ranked 10th in the nation
Fishburne Military School Honors the Season’s Festivities
The Corps of Cadets carry out the true meaning of community Waynesboro, VA – The Corps of Cadets from Fishburne Military School (FMS) joined in community events to spread holiday… Continue reading Fishburne Military School Honors the Season’s Festivities
Cadets and staff dedicate themselves to honoring Veterans Day
Livick and Legg said on Veterans Day and every day, reach out and thank a veteran for their dedication and sacrifice. By Kayla Brooks Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 4:50 PM EST… Continue reading Cadets and staff dedicate themselves to honoring Veterans Day
Fishburne Military School Hosts Fall Sports Athletics Banquet – Mr. Scott Simons of CMA’s Valley Dealerships Speaks with Cadets
Waynesboro, VA – Fishburne Military School (FMS) fall athletes gathered on Wednesday, November 10, 2022, to recognize the top athletes in Cross Country, Soccer, and Football for the 2022 season.… Continue reading Fishburne Military School Hosts Fall Sports Athletics Banquet – Mr. Scott Simons of CMA’s Valley Dealerships Speaks with Cadets
Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets explore NEXTGEN Dynamic Aviation
Bridgewater, VA – On November 8, 2022, Fishburne Military School (FMS) dispatched 14 cadets on a day of avionic fun with NEXTGEN and Dynamic Aviation (DA) located in Bridgewater, VA.… Continue reading Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets explore NEXTGEN Dynamic Aviation
Fishburne Military School’s Deputy Superintendent to Participate in MERC Powerlifting Competition for Charity
Deputy Superintendent of Fishburne Military School (FMS), Nicole Overton, is set to compete in the Make Every Rep Count (MERC) fundraising event on November 12, 2022. It is a women’s… Continue reading Fishburne Military School’s Deputy Superintendent to Participate in MERC Powerlifting Competition for Charity
FMS Parent, Cara Ross, Shares Insider Experience at Parents Military Weekend
Written by Cara Ross, Delivered on PMW 2022 at Fishburne Military School Good Morning Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Cadets, and most importantly, Parents. I am honored to be speaking to you… Continue reading FMS Parent, Cara Ross, Shares Insider Experience at Parents Military Weekend
Fishburne Military School hosts the annual Blessing of the Colors ceremony
Fishburne Military School hosts the annual Blessing of the Colors ceremony and honors the life and service of Russell A. Hitt ’53
Fishburne Military School inspires next generation amid military personnel shortage
By Noah Harrison Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 7:31 AM EDT|Updated: 43 minutes ago WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – As the United States military continues to struggle to get an adequate number of recruits,… Continue reading Fishburne Military School inspires next generation amid military personnel shortage
You can afford Fishburne Military School
Whether it’s for a military academy or not, Brown recommends parents open 529s — or any other options — as early as possible to meet the financial demands of education. She believes Parker will be much better prepared for life now that he’s at Fishburne, which could lead to college scholarships down the road.
Fishburne Military School holds First Formation for 2022-23 Corps of Cadets
Fishburne Military School held its first formation for the 2022-23 cadet corps on Wednesday afternoon to encourage the class as they begin the school year.
Bob Blum, FMS Class of ’46, to Make History as Oldest Graduate of Keiser University
FMS Alumnus Bob Blum, Class of ’46, to make history as the oldest graduate of Keiser University.
Spring Athletics Awards Banquet – Featuring Keynote Speaker, Scott Simons
https://www.whsv.com/video/2022/05/12/fishburne-spring-athletes-receive-awards-wednesday/ By Cayley UrenkoPublished: May. 11, 2022 at 10:47 PM EDT|Updated: 11 hours ago WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – Athletes at Fishburne Military School were honored on Wednesday evening at its spring sports banquet.… Continue reading Spring Athletics Awards Banquet – Featuring Keynote Speaker, Scott Simons
FMS Honors Nurses for National Nurses Week
Waynesboro, VA – Fishburne Military School (FMS) recognizes its team of school nurses for National Nurses Week. May 12th recognizes the birthday of Nurse Florence Nightingale. She is best known… Continue reading FMS Honors Nurses for National Nurses Week
Spring 2022 SENTRY Newsletter
New Leadership Plans Big for Fishburne Military School and Augusta County
FMS promotes Randal E. Brown to Colonel of the United States Virginia Militia
Taking The Road Less Traveled
WAYNESBORO—Matthew Farrar, FMS Class of 2018, didn’t consider himself a trend-setter when after graduation, he chose to follow a path that few consider. He just knew that the traditional route… Continue reading Taking The Road Less Traveled
Caissons Take 2nd; Beaudoin Sets FMS Record and Qualifies for States
Fishburne Swimming looked strong last week as they finished in 2nd on Tuesday, just behind Covenant and Ben Beaudoin set a new FMS record.
Caissons Top New Covenant
Fishburne Military School started the game with great man-to-man defense and maintained a high level of teamwork throughout the game. As a result, the Caissons picked up their first win of the season, final score FMS 63 – NCS 54.
Fishburne Travels to Miller School
The Fishburne Military School Caissons Basketball team was on the road for the first time Wednesday to face Miller School of Albemarle, the 35th rank school in Virginia.
Caissons Claim VISAA Duals Championship
Caissons Wrestling claims VISAA State Duals Championships as Fishburne plays host to tournament. FMS grappler, Lance Dorman earns his 100th career victory.
Caissons Tough vs. East Rockingham
Fishburne Military School’s Varsity Basketball team played public school East Rockingham High School on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021. East Rockingham has several Division 1 basketball players including the 66th ranked junior in the nation. The Caissons played tough for three quarters and ran out of gas down the stretch to fall 75-55.
Caissons Basketball Kicks off Season vs. North Cross
It was the first game of the season for Fishburne Military School’s Varsity Basketball Team after a long Holiday Break, The Caissons played a hard-fought game that proved to be very competitive throughout.
Caissons Sweep VIC Rivals at North Cross Meet
Fishburne Swimming went 5-0 last night against VIC rivals Roanoke Catholic, North Cross and New Covenant.
Swimmers Look Strong at North Cross
On Tuesday (14 Jan) the the Fishburne Military School Swim Team made a strong showing with FIVE 1st-Place and THREE 2nd-Place finishes against North Cross School (Roanoke, VA).
Varsity Swimmers Go 3-1 at VES
The Fishburne Military School Swim Team defeated Hargrave, New Covenant and Southwest Virginia Home School on Friday night. We were narrowly defeated by VES.
2018-19 Season Recap and Awards
This year was an amazing season. The Caissons had a lot of challenges and obstacles as a team – we had a lot of talent this year – …. The ones here are the ones who pressed on and finished the season.
Season Recap and Awards
-1SG James Hensley Loyalty and Dedication Award [Replace MVP] (Official Narrative: This shooter consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. This shooter also embodies extraordinary level of character, integrity, and unwavering loyalty to his brothers)… Continue reading Season Recap and Awards
Caissons Show Promise Against Hargrave
In their first competition of the 2021 season, Fishburne Military School swam well against Hargrave but lost 47-39. There were many bright spots as we placed in all but two events.
FMS Takes Second at the First Annual Caissons Duals Tournament
The Caissons came to wrestle at their First Annual Caissons Duals tournament on Saturday. Team Captain, Lance Dorman, improves to 10-0.
Caissons Shine at Prep Nationals; Fincham Named All-American
The Fishburne Military School Wrestling program has its first Prep School All American in Cadet Brady Fincham.
2021 Season Looking Bright for Fishburne Wrestlers
The Fishburne Military School Caissons Wreatling team traveled to Charlottesville and improved to 5-0 on the season.
Caissons Defeat Roanoke Catholic
The Fishburne Caissons defeated the Roanoke Catholic Celtics last Friday at home, with a score of 39-24.
FMS Coach Goodnough Interviewed
Fishburne Military School’s Head Football Coach CPT Martin Goodnough was interviewed on the sports podcast “Street Knowledge”.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine speaks at FMS Veterans Day ceremony
Senator Tim Kaine, Mayor Bobby Henderson and other joined the FMS Corps of Cadets, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Trustees in honoring our nation’s men and women in uniform during the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony.
The ceremony also recognized the 100th anniversary of Professor James Fishburne’s passing.
Caissons Finish with Winning Season
The Fishburne Caissons capped their season with a 57-22 victory over Fuqua School, giving Fishburne their first winning season since 2013.
Caissons Cross Country at VIC Championships
FMS shows “steady, personal improvement”
Fishburne Announces Monthly Cadet Awards Winners
In recognition of their outstanding academic and military performance, Cadets Stephan Fuschich, Joseph Caddies and Max McKendry were honored during a formation before the assembled Corps of Cadets on Friday.… Continue reading Fishburne Announces Monthly Cadet Awards Winners
FMS XC Takes 2nd in Caisson Classic
Fishburne runners edge out Blue Ridge, Hargrave, and Miller.
Deployed Teacher Honors Fishburne Military School Corps with Gift
One of Fishburne Military School’s most loved instructors, Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Lacey, is currently on deployment overseas with his unit from the Virginia Army National Guard.
Chief Lacey dedicated a US Flag (flown during a combat operation) to the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets. The gift was presented to the entire Corps in a special formation.
Fishburne 4 – Holy Cross 2
Tuesday, 15 Oct – Fishburne Military School.
FMS XC Runners Strong at Fall Foliage Run
Four Caissons set new Personal Records.
CyberPatriots Go Platinum
WAYNESBORO—Today we highlight the CyberPatriots team for the Fishburne Caissons. CyberPatriot challenges teams of high school and middle school students to find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in virtual computer systems.… Continue reading CyberPatriots Go Platinum
Fishburne 4 – Massanutten 2
Monday, 7 Oct – Fishburne Military School.
Fishburne Cross Country Competitive at Augusta County Invitational
Freshman Dietrich Larson (Staunton, VA) medals again for Caissons.
FMS Cross Country Starts the Season Strong
Cadet Dietrich Larson (Staunton, VA) medals with an 11th place overall finish.
Fishburne 4 – Stuart Hall 0
Tuesday, 17 Sep – Fishburne Military School.
Cross Country Finishes Season in Style
Fishburne Runners Set Numerous Personal Records.
Fishburne 3 – Hargrave 0
Thursday, 12 Sep – Fishburne Military School.
Fishburne 1 @ North Cross 6
Monday, 9 Sept – Roanoke, VA.
Fishburne 11 – MMA 0
Thursday, 5 Sep – Woodstock, VA
Caissons blank Colonels to go 1-1
Thursday, 5 Sep – Woodstock, VA
FMS -0 @ Covenant – 6
Tuesday, 3 September – Charlottesville, VA.
Caissons travel to Covenant
Tuesday, 3 Sept – Charlottesville, VA.
Fishburne Color Guard Supports Folds of Honor Golf Tourney
The Fishburne Military School Color Guard was honored to present the Colors yesterday at Orchard Creek Golf Course in support of their inaugural Folds of Honor charity tournament.
Caissons Take 2nd in Home Meet
Fishburne Runners Show “Impressive Growth”.
3-2-1 Near Perfect Launch — TARC Team Wraps Up Season
The Fishburne TARC team had their final launch last Saturday in Monterey on a beautiful sunny day with occasional gusts of wind up to 8 mph. Temperatures started in the… Continue reading 3-2-1 Near Perfect Launch — TARC Team Wraps Up Season
Shenandoah Valley Teens Appointed to Leadership Roles at Fishburne Military School.
WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro held its First Formation ceremony Wednesday afternoon to recognize the next class of leaders in the Corps of Cadets . .… Continue reading Shenandoah Valley Teens Appointed to Leadership Roles at Fishburne Military School.
Stephens City Teen Named Distinguished Summer Session Graduate
“I knew he was going to find great success at Fishburne Military School the moment I learned that he and I were from the same hometown,” laughs LTC Robert Hunt,… Continue reading Stephens City Teen Named Distinguished Summer Session Graduate
Fishburne Military School food drive raises enough for 4,000 meals in just two weeks (WHSV story)
WAYNESBORO, Va. — Fishburne Military School kicked off a food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank at the beginning of the month and has already raised enough to… Continue reading Fishburne Military School food drive raises enough for 4,000 meals in just two weeks (WHSV story)
Fishburne Military School Featured in Washington Post
Great story this weekend in The Washington Post about Fishburne Military School’s success resuming in-person instruction. Outstanding job by the Corps of Cadets keeping themselves and their brothers safe. Way… Continue reading Fishburne Military School Featured in Washington Post
Fishburne Again Named to Top Schools List
Fishburne Military School is proud to announce that they have been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top Schools & Colleges 2020. This list names approximately 160 programs across the state which are “leading the way in innovation”.
There are approximately 620 high schools (made up of 383 public schools and 237 private schools) and 81 colleges in the state of Virginia. Fishburne MIlitary School has cosistently made this list of the top programs since 2013.
Fishburne Military School Resumes In-Person Classes
Fishburne Military School classes for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in mid-August. In a letter to its Cadets, parents, and prospective families, the all-male, military, boarding school outlined its plans for the resumption of in-person classes and athletics.
The school will implement a system of traditional classroom instruction which will include an online, component. While some assignments and instruction will be offered to Cadets online, Fishburne Cadets will attend in-person classes every day.
Fishburne Military School Earns Honors at AMCSUS Awards
Alexandria, VA — The Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets was honored on Monday evening during the annual Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) conference for their performance in two competitions held at the end of 2019.
The Caissons broght home First Place in the Fitness competition and earned a Third Place finish in the AMCSUS Academics competition.
Caissons Earn Top Honors at GW Birthday Parade
Old Town Alexandria, VA – Fishburne Military School, Virginia’s oldest and smallest military school, earned top honors Monday in Virginia’s oldest and largest George Washington Birthday Celebration.
The Caissons took First Place in the Military Units and Drill Teams category and also brought home the Second Place award in the category of Youth Bands.
Fishburne Military School and Georgia Military College Forge Enrollment Agreement
Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, says this partnership will provide great opportunities to FMS graduates.
“Fishburne Military School is a phenomenal institution and we’re proud to partner with them,” Caldwell said. “This agreement helps students at FMS by creating an easy transition for them to earn a college degree with us at GMC.””
Fishburne Wrestling Brings Home VIC Championship
The Fishburne Military School Wrestling team, fresh off their regular season Championship, headed to Roanoke in a quest to bring home the school’s first VIC Championship in 37 years. The Caissons would not be denied.
When the dust cleared Fishburne finished with 171.0 points. Roanke Catholic was next with 103.0 point. VES was 3rd with 90 points, Covenant and Hargrave tied with 82 points and Blue ridge had 16 points.
Fishburne Military School Wrestling on Fire
As Fishburne Military School’s Wrestling Coach Terry Waters, earns his 350th career victory, his 2019-2020 squad is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the VISAA.
The 11-1 Caissons have 4 wrestlers ranked in the top five in VA, including the #1-ranked Brennan McBride (Senior – Coatesville, PA), who racked up his 100th win at the Dash Classic last weekend in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
FMS Introduces Moot Court Program
Moot Court emphasizes critical thinking and analysis based on law and precedence. It stimulates discussion/debate based on knowledge, research and facts rather than opinion and emotions.
This program gives our cadets a competitive advantage as they present succinctly, defend graciously and avoid the common opinionated arguments that seem to plague our culture.
Fishburne Military School Names Cadet of the Month for September 2019
Waynesboro, VA – In recognition of his outstanding academic and military performance, Cadet Michael Manley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manley, has been named Fishburne Military School’s Cadet of the Month for September 2019.
Manley, an eighth-grader from Ponte Verda Beach, Florida, is in his second year at Fishburne Military School. Manley was officially recognized as Cadet of the Month during a formation of the entire Corps of Cadets last Wednesday.
FMS Named to Top Schools List
Waynesboro, VA – Fishburne Military School is proud to announce that they have been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2019.
Fishburne Military School’s Superintendent, CAPTAIN Mark Black, US Navy (Ret) notes that “Fishburne Military School has enjoyed a great many successes over the years, but being recognized for our core mission – developing educated and honorable young men – is something that makes us proudest of all.”
Troop 1879 Announces New Eagle Scout
Fishburne Military School’s BSA Troop 1879 announced that Cadet Austin Haug (Senior; Culpeper, VA) has been named as the Troop’s latest member to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Haug, a three-year Cadet, is a member of the Caissons Soccer and Cross Country teams and hopes to attend the Virginia Military Institute next Fall.
He hopes to encourage and help younger Cadets at Fishburne Military School to get involved in Scouting during his Senior year.
Cadets Tour WWII’s Western Front
At Fishburne Military School, learning opportunities don’t end when the class day (or even school year) ends.
This week, FMS History Instructor Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Lacey returned home from a very special trip with a number of his students, retracing the Western Front of World War II.
“Trips like this provide an amazing opportunity for our young men to put their classroom lessons into a deeper context and come away with a far greater understanding of and appreciation for the events that shaped our world today,”
Hitt-Millar Field House Will Open for Fall Semester
As the Summer months draw near, the buzz on campus is building to a crescendo as the $4.5M Hitt-Millar Field house nears completion.
The 23,000 square-foot Hitt-Millar Field House at Fishburne Military School will connect to the existing gymnasium on campus and will include a full basketball court, weight-training facilities, a multi-purpose conference area, a fully-equipped trainer’s room, and coaches’ offices …
FMS Campus Keeps Buzzing Between Sessions
Coach Terry Waters’ annual Wrestling Camp once again drew top names from the collegiate and olympic wrestling worlds to Waynesboro in order to pass along their expertise and, hopefully, inspire the next generation of great student-athletes.
On Monday alone, VA Tech Head Coach Tony Robie, VA Tech National Champ Mekhi Lewis, and VA NCAA Runner Up, Jack Mueller all held court and provided hands-on instruction for young wrestlers in grades 7-12.
Keep The Best Alive – An Open Letter from RADM Scott Burhoe
Rear Admiral Burhoe is on sabbatical, having recently served as President of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools (AMCSUS). He was the 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA, and the 39th Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy.
In this open letter he explores the importance of preserving the military school tradition in America.