The purpose of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, commonly referred to as “Junior ROTC,” is to instill a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. It does not seek any particular commitment to the military.
MISSION OF MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC
1. Develop informed and responsible citizens.
2. Develop leadership skills.
3. Strengthen character.
4. Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
5. Help form habits of self-discipline.
6. Develop respect for, and an understanding of, the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break and you are ready to get back to school for the Spring semester. We have an exciting next couple months planned within the program, starting with the cadets competing in the Pasadena Drill Meet on Feb 16th. We will also be supporting to the Friends of Down Syndrome Cinderella Ball on March 23rd as well as the mandatory etiquette classes that lead up to it. The cadet staff is planning out their Spring trip, PT Challenge Day and Awards Ceremony. Before you know it we will be taking a group of cadets to support Graduation on June 1st.
Another updated Events Schedule has been added to the right. We are on Version 10 now and it has the student breaks listed on it as well.
The cadets are making plans for the development of this year's yearbook and sales will begin shortly. Look here for the link to School Cash Online so that you can reserve your own 2018-2019 JROTC Yearbook.
The MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL Flicker link to the pictures is posted below.
Flag detail: Our next flag detail will be in Feb 15. That is a Friday and a day off for the students. We had to schedule it then because of the Pasadena Drill meet on Saturday morning. We plan on starting at 2pm and be done by 5pm. Call Gunner or LtCol if you want to volunteer for that one.
The following is the link to the Choir/JROTC Flag Fundraising Page so that you and your neighbors can sign up for the new calendar year of having a flag placed in front of your house during six special holidays. https://www.schoolspiritflags.com/
Artregeous Event: Oakcrest Intermediate is having their Art festival on 1 Feb and they are looking for 12 cadets to volunteer. They would help in the parking lot from 4pm to 8:30pm. We can break it into a smaller shifts if required. Have the cadet contact their chain of command if they want to volunteer.
Choir Pop Show: Choir is looking for four cadets to volunteer as ushers for their show on 1 Feb from 6-8:30.
Concession Stand: The PTO is looking for student volunteers to work the concession stand at home basketball games. If interested then use the below link on Sign up Genius to put your name down. You will get volunteer credit.
Rock the Block Picture Gallery