Fishburne PG Hoops Hires New Assistant Coach

Fishburne is pleased to announce that the Caissons PG Basketball Team has hired a new Assistant Coach. Franklin Kipps Birckhead, who goes by “Kipps,” will pace the sideline along with Head Coach Ed Huckaby during the 2010-2011 basketball season. Coach Birckhead is a native Virginian, attended St. Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia, and is currently working on his Master’s of Science in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Summer Cross-Country Training Schedule – Parents & Runners

Again, if you haven’t already done so, please check in with me so I know I’ve got the right e-mail address for you. You can also reach me on my cell at 540-910-3031.

Q: What am I supposed to do this summer?

A: Send me an e-mail once per week to let me know how much you’re run. I’ll respond with some guidance for the following weeks, but this will not be complicated and overly involved. Simplicity is at the heart of this program. Also, follow the guidance below.

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College Acceptances for 2010!

The following colleges and universities accepted a member of the 2010 graduating class: Appalachian State University, Arizona State University, Arkansas Baptist College, Bridgewater College, Central Connecticut University, Emory and Henry College, Fairmont State University, Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, Lincoln University, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Mississippi State University, North Georgia College and […]

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Photos and Facebook

It was great to see everyone here for Graduation! I took lots of photos and have posted them all to our Facebook profile. I would like to encourage all parents who aren’t already to become a “Fan” of our Facebook page. Even if your son has now graduated from FMS, I hope you will stay involved as part of the greater Fishburne community. If you see an image you like (and you have a PC) you can “right-click” and select “Save Image As” and that JPEG should download. I’m certain you can do the same on a Mac I just don’t know exactly how.

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Cadets build great bridges

The physical science bridge building project combines math, science, and art. Bridges were evaluated on teamwork, functionality, strength, design, creativity, and artistic merit.

As with many of the great engineering structures around the world, bridges are often as much a work of art and a reflection of culture as much as engineering serviceability.

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Submit your article and class notes for the next Quadrangle!

It’s time to start work again on the next edition of The Quadrangle. Your articles and class notes make the publication great. Please try to keep article submissions to 450 words or less. We’ll do our best to get as many submissions into The Quadrangle as possible. With that in mind, there might not be room for all submissions. Fishburne reserves the right to make final edits and placement decisions.

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VIC Track and Field Championships

It was a blustery but otherwise nice day for the Virginia Independent Conference Track and Field Championship at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg.

Ninth-seeded Lozie Goolsby surprised the high jumpers by clearing 5 feet and claiming a fourth-place finish, which is impressive for somebody so young. He just began high jumping a couple of weeks ago. If there was an award for best young athlete, he would have won it, hands down.

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Fishburne students honored by Waynesboro NAACP chapter

The Waynesboro Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met at the Shiloh Baptist Church this past Sunday to honor local students. Keynote speaker, Alphonso Bowers, asked students to look beyond entertainers and athletes as role models and find family members, teachers and outstanding community leaders to emulate. The top two students of color graduating from five local high schools were honored during the event. Cadets Jonathan Vincent and Cletus Moffi represented Fishburne during the ceremony and received awards for their tremendous academic performance. Everyone at FMS is proud of Cadets Vincent and Moffi for their hard work.

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Fishburne performs at the 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Parade in Winchester, Virginia

Fishburne deployed over 50 cadets to Winchester, VA on Saturday, located in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley, to participate in the Apple Blossom Festival. It was a hot and humid day reaching a high temperature in the upper 80s. Cadets were outfitted in their parade dyke of coatees and tunics… not really designed for this extremely hot climate. The corps was resupplied with water in the staging area by Mr. and Mrs. Richer which really helped the cadets perform beautifully. The corps was relentless and persevered during the three hour event, never lowering their performance standards.

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MSG Mike Anson Delivers Stroehmann Award Speech at CYB Dinner

We had our first track meet in five years earlier this month at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. A lot of young guys on the team—7th, 8th, 9th graders—a little bit tentative and apprehensive about participating in their first high school track meet. We have this one kid, a 7th grader, Lozie Goolsby (great name, isn’t it). He couldn’t sleep much the night before the meet, so at 6 a.m. he decided to round up some other runners on the team and run a couple of miles. When I found out I asked him, “What were you thinking?” He said, “Coach, we were just warming up a little bit to get ready for the meet.” I didn’t want to get too upset about that because I admired the initiative, but I let Lozie and the others know that running the morning of a meet is not the best idea they ever had

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