The mission of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, commonly referred to as “Junior ROTC,” is to develop courageous, character driven young adults who possess the attributes of personal responsibility and accountability in order to become model citizens in service to the United States. It does not seek any particular commitment to the military.
GOALS OF MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC
- Develop informed and responsible citizens.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Strengthen character.
- Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
- Help form habits of self-discipline.
- Develop respect for, and an understanding of, the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Integrity, loyalty and the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.
- Equal opportunity for all.
- Promoting the dignity or the cadets and their families.
- Open and effective communication at all levels of command.
- Consistently maintaining excellence in leadership and management.
- Continually improving the quality of the program.
- Encouraging and embracing innovative change.
- Accomplishing our mission through teamwork.
Family picnic is coming up on 14 September. Please join us at the small pavilion in Spring Creek Park in Tomball from 11am-2pm. Cadets have provided numbers of family members expected. The following is the link to the Sign Up Genius page that will allow people to sign up to bring food or drink.
We have Open House on 23 September. School will be publishing the schedule soon. We have posted Version 2 of the 2019-2020 Events Schedule to the right.
We are supporting the Tomball Memorial Varsity Football team by setting up and taking down the Wildcat Tunnel at the games. We are also putting out and taking in the Wildcat Spirit Banners on the west side of the school on home football game days. (see above picture)
Scholarship opportunities are popping up.
CriminalJusticePrograms.com is launching a new scholarship for students pursuing a career in criminal justice
The Call to Serve Spring 2020 Scholarship
Application deadline: January 31, 2020
Scholarship amount: $1,500
Link to apply: CriminalJusticePrograms.com/financial-aid/call-to-serve/.
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Students compete by writing and recording a 3-5 min audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, What Makes America Great. See the details and application form in the Useful Documents section to the right.
First Year Orientation Camp Picture Gallery
This was a week long camp for incoming first year cadets to learn MCJROTC basics of drill, exercise, leadership traits and principles, and uniform wear.
Summer Camps Picture Gallery
A Staff Camp and NCO Camp were executed at the beginning of the summer, with over a dozen cadets trained. We also sent seven cadets to spend a week at Pasadena High School for the Basic and Advanced Cadet Leadership Camps.
Physicals for 2019-2020 School Year! Please get these back to the instructors by Sept 3rd so that we get to physical training. Physicals are only good for one year. Any physical dated before 1 April 2019 will not be accepted for the 2019-2020 School Year. The updated physical form is located on the right side of the page under Useful Documents.
Enrollment Fee for 2019-2020 School Year! The school bookkeeper has established a School Cash Online box for parents to pay the $20 enrollment fee online. Use the following link to pay the fee. JROTC Enrollment Fee You can also send in cash or a check (made out to TMHS) with your cadet. A receipt will be provided. The fee goes towards paying for the unit t-shirt that every cadet will receive.
Program Required Documents: In addition to the above mentioned physical form, all cadets need to have the signature sheet from the Memorandum of Agreement and a signed Marksmanship Consent Form on file at the beginning of the school year. These forms as well as this year's syllabus and Cadet Guidebook are located on the right side of the page under Useful Documents.
The 2018 MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL Flicker link to the pictures is posted below.
Flag detail: We put out 300 flags this past Saturday for Labor Day. We had a lot of volunteers and thanks for the support. We will be bringing in the flags on Sunday, Sept 15. We will meet at the Mini U Storage at 11950 Spring Cypress at 2pm. Bring water and dress for the warm weather. We should be complete no later than 4pm.
The following is the link to the Choir/JROTC Flag Fundraising Page so that you and your neighbors can sign up for the calendar year of having a flag placed in front of your house during six special holidays. https://www.schoolspiritflags.com/
Flag Distribution Picture Gallery
Wildcat Tunnel Team: We have taken on the task of managing the setup and takedown of the inflatable WildCat Tunnel. We are looking for cadets to join the Tunnel Team and are able to travel to the football games to insure the tunnel is ready for the team to run through before the game and at halftime.
Concession Stand: The PTO is looking for student volunteers to work the concession stand at home basketball/volleyball games. If interested then talk to the instructors for details. You get volunteer credit.
When signing up to volunteer, please make sure that you note the date and time and commit to attending the shift. Please use the following link to sign up:
If you find yourself unable to attend your intended shift, please be considerate to your fellow Wildcats and delete your sign up as soon as you become aware of your conflict. If you find this link full of volunteers, please check back periodically for cancellations and added slots. The smooth operation of the indoor concession stand is largely due to our Wonderful Wildcat Students. TMHS PTO is grateful to our students for providing their helpful hands and positive attitudes in the service of our families and guests.
2018 Rock the Block Picture Gallery