2017 has now arriven. If that is a word or not. Maybe it is... I don't know. Changes have become; and they can either be great or just crappy. Either way, "Life is full of disappointments" -Gru. Hopefully for you people (or cadets) your JROTC buddies you met are in the same company and not your nonbuddies. (if you have any nonbuddies) I wonder if I do..; But don't fret, you have something to look forward to! Platoon Drill! -unless you absolutely hate drill and love PT more. (I don't hate drill but would prefer fun PT over it) And as changes undergo, I am not going to be s-5 anymore. I chose company leadership over staff. Though I love being s-5, it can sometimes take away from the PT and drill days, or anything I would consider fun; I don't like skipping the fun stuff. But I had to make a decision. So Thornburg is officially taking charge as of tonight, and maybe she'll do better than me or whatever. Last words of The Post... I guess, For the people who look at the website, you are all granted the award of The People Who Actually Look At This Website, s-5 Schrett is officially out,(even though I will still remember all the passwords) and... here's a random, BUT inspirational quote of the YEAR:
Christmas is finally upon us; presents, Santa Claus....red and green surrounding you a lot more than usual...it's finally here. Yet sadly, all the buddies you made in JROTC and the people you see everyday with this semester, is all gonna change next semester. More than likely you'll have to meet new people, and experience a different kind of leadership in your company. New squad leaders, new platoon sergeants, new company commanders and first sergeants... It is coming up. And then we must not forget platoon drill coming up; for all you Let 1's that think they know drill, now you will get to learn platoon drill. But for now, enjoy your lasting moments in your company and have fun! Who knows, you could enjoy next semester more than this semester. Unless your not coming back to JROTC. Otherwise, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, and other languages that we all probably wouldn't know.
It has been a busy/active first nine weeks for me; I don't know about you guys though. Hopefully this was a fun enough experience for you to get the feel of JROTC and a devotion to keep in the program. Parades will be coming up soon, Raider Team will keep doing awesome at their COMPs and so will the Drill Team pretty soon. Ah... not much to say. Maybe it is just because I'm tired (probably). Ok, word of advice: "Don't live down to expectations, go out there and do something remarkable." Be confident. Get out of the shy zone and come out being you. It is fine to be shy, but being brave and confident is what makes you show who you are. Believe it or not, I was VERY shy when I first started JROTC, yet here I am now, expressing most of what is on my mind (sometimes without thinking). If someone gives you an opportunity to do something out of your comfort zone, do it! Be crazy. I dare you cadets to dress up at school on Monday Oct. 31st with a halloween costume. (it has to be appropriate though; also I have no idea if it will be a no school day, but ya never know) Well... have a nice Fall Break! And yes, I know these blogs of mine are still long. I'm trying to work on it getting smaller.
So... back to school. Hopefully the first two days went fine, have some friends in your classes, and fun teachers. OH, and also welcome new cadets to JROTC! There is so much that you will experience here, and... it is awesome. (in my point of view) Just you wait for the other half of the week. Very fun; hard, but fun. Anyways.. to you people who read these, and look at the website _congratulations_, Meet New People. Expand your world. I met somebody new today, and have probably just made a new friend.
(By the way I'm the staff-5 and my last name is Schrett)
If you ever want to say hi, I will be the person to say hello back to you.
This is your new S-5 Cadet Schrett saying we have one more full week of school left. It's time for summer, and I know a lot of you cannot wait for it. I'm sure whoever went to the JROTC picnic had fun, and have now fully experienced how JROTC is for you. We will all miss the Seniors, and I hope they do well out there. It has been a great year for me, and hopefully for all of you cadets. Can't wait to see some of y'all next year!
This is your 2015-2016 school year S-5 Cadet Preece. I would like to thank everyone for a great year. Being a senior I am able to say that I will miss this group of teenagers. Have a great rest of the year and a great rest of your high school years, they will go by in no time. Take your time, and experience your childhood. Thank you all for the experiences I have had. You are all amazing.
Final Competitions for both drill and raider teams have come to an end. The teams new leadership has been put in place. Promotion Board is done, and Change of Command is THIS THURSDAY! To the right you will find the list of all the events that are coming in fast. Please be aware of these events as your attendance for a majority of this events is mandatory. Thank you!
As the year begins to come to a close, here is a list of important JROTC events:
*April 21: Senior Last Uniform Day
*April 27-29: Cadet Challenge
*April 28: Platoon Competition and All Cadets Last Uniform Day
*May 5: Last Day to Turn Uniform In (Seniors Make Sure All Items Are In A Plastic Baggie)
*May 13: JROTC End of The Year Picnic
With Winter Break closely approaching, the Battalion would like to that you all for a great semester. Our service learning project has been completed, we are making great progress with the continuous improvement project- don't forget to grab some volunteer sheets- and we are ready to move into the spring semester. Have a fun and safe holiday break, and be ready for the adventures of next year.