Fishburne Military School pays homage to vets on Veterans Day

By Bob Stuart, The News Virginian etired Army Lt. Col. Saul Herrera told Fishburne Military School cadets on Saturday a call to service does not automatically mean military service.… Continue reading Fishburne Military School pays homage to vets on Veterans Day

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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

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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.

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Spring Athletics Awards Banquet – Featuring Keynote Speaker, Scott Simons 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.””

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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,”

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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