MCJROTC

"As for the event, everything went so smoothly and all the cadets were so helpful and respectful as always. They did an awesome job in helping me clean up once the event was over. As always I truly enjoy having the cadets help out as they are all very dependable. Thank you again for your partnership in this."  

Thank you email from a volunteer event coordinator 

 

MISSION

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.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
   Welcome back from the Christmas Break. We are getting ever closer to the Tomball Memorial Drill Meet on 8 Feb. We have started our preparation for the execution of the Cinderella Ball in support of Friends of Down Syndrome Academy. The Ball will occur on March 21st with cadets acting as escorts for the candidates and providing both a sword arch and a Color Guard. The first etiquette class was on January 11th (see above picture).
   We have selected the first officers for the Tomball Memorial MCJROTC Booster Club and they are the following parents:

President- Kimberly Marcoux

Vice President- Doranda Jordan

Treasurer- Mari Cutting

Secretary- Jason Blevins

Parliamentarian- Laura Garza

  A schedule of future booster club meetings will be posted once the officers develop it.

 
   We have posted Version 5 of the 2019-2020 Events Schedule to the right.
 
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/
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Cadet developed and cadet run information website at the below link.  https://sites.google.com/sec.tomballschools.net/tmhsmcjrotc
 
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.
ADMIN ITEMS
 
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.
 
FUNDRAISING
 
Flag detail: We put out 200 flags for Veteran's Day. We had a lot of volunteers and thanks for the support. Our next Flag Fundraising will be to bring in the flags this Sunday, November 17 at 1PM. We will meet at the Mini U Storage at 11950 Spring Cypress Rd and finish at the McDonald's on Northpointe Blvd.  We will need a parent to volunteer drive for this one.
 
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/
 
Wreath's Across America: We are collecting donations so that we can purchase wreaths for the Wreath's Across America organization. For every $15 we collect for a wreath to be placed on the headstone of a veteran, we will earn $5 for the program. 
Flag Distribution Picture Gallery
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
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 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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0949ADAB2DA4F85-tmhs3

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