James Madison High School
JROTCNewsletter Message from LTC Keith Lochner USEFUL INFORMATION: JROTC Website: http://www.sandi.net/dom ain/9976 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wear your uniform every Tuesday! Don’t forget! Bring your PT clothes for every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If not, you will lose points! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Need the calendar? Here’s the link to the Warhawk Master Calendar: http://www.sandi.net/Page /41215 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Study your General Knowledge Packet! Go to the JROTC Website above and download and print the packet if you lost it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Print out your packet for every class day (Thursday). The packets are on the calendar. **Make sure you print out the right one. There is a packet for LET 1 and 3 and another for LET 2 and 4.**
First let me thank each of you for your dedication to the program. It is not easy making this 20 legged octopus work without you. During the first two grading periods we have accomplished much but still have much to do. This year we are engaged in supporting the core curriculum requirements and in particular the writing expository. We are introducing self-defense and continuing with all of our other programs. We have assembled a great battalion staff who is working diligently to make our program the best. Some things I want you to remember, wear your uniform correctly and with pride, many great Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Be prepared for each lesson and participate, you just might learn something new. Finally, remember you represent the school this program and yourself. So BE-KNOW-DO the right things even when no one is watching.
LTC Keith Lochner | email@example.com
Hello! Hello everyone! My name is C/1LT Frank To. I am the S-5 Public Affairs Officer for the 2013-2014 school year. This is a newsletter that will contain information about past and upcoming events. I hope you enjoy reading this beautiful newsletter. This year we had a great start! It’s so great to see many motivated LET 1’s this year. I see a lot of you attend the events which is very awesome. Thank you for taking your time and attending the events. Let’s keep up the good work! Good luck cadets. - C/1LT Frank To
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James Madison High School Our Battalion Commander It was a busy weekend for the Madison ROTC. Kicking off the weekend by assisting the Sequoia carnival, Madison Cadets maintained a positive attitude and gave a ď‚ˇ positive influence to the kids at Sequoia Elementary. The very next day, the Madison ROTC cadets participated in the annual Boo Parade. The cadets represented Madison proudly and distinctively as they stood out from other units participating. Good job WARHAWKS!!
BASIC TRAINING Basic Training is for the newer cadets. During Basic Training, experienced cadets help the new cadets by teaching them the basic facing movements, standing positions, and marching. It is a great way to learn the basics. This year, Basic Training took place on September 23rd to October 4th. Basic Training went very well and was highly effective. It looks like the LET 1â€™s got the facing movements down. Congratulations for their hard work and spending two weeks learning the basics. They were very motivated. Keep up the good work cadets! Thank you to the ones that taught the cadets.
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Cadet Picnic Cadet Picnic is an event where all the JROTC schools of SDUSD (Madison, Kearny, University, Morse, and etc.) come together and have lots of fun. It was held on October 12, 2013 this year. The cadets from the different schools competed in the many games that were available. Some of the games included the spin, hot shot, egg toss, relay race, and more. The cadets showed school spirit by wearing their school colors (PT uniforms). Madison showed a lot of school spirit this year. We even brought our mascot, Wilma! Not only did we participate in these amazing events, but we also connected and made new friends from other schools. This year we showed the other schools that we were ready to win. We did pretty well. We placed second in the Egg Toss and third in female’s tug of war. Congratulations to the ones that made this happen! Cadet Picnic was truly a great event and it was very entertaining. It looks like the cadets are excited for next year’s Cadet Picnic. It was a great seven hours filled with lots of action and fun.
“Cadet Picnic was one of the few events where I got to see most of my fellow friends from JCLC. It was nice seeing their faces again!” C/ Chong Ly “I’m glad to see new faces participating in cadet picnic. The amount of motivation our battalion had was great and I look forward to seeing those motivated faces more in the upcoming months. I would like to congratulate the female tug of war and egg toss for placing! Good job guys and I hope to see you more in the next events.” C/ Roger Galac
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Sequoia Carnival On the 25th of October, cadets participated in the Sequoia Carnival hosted by Sequoia Elementary. Sequoia Carnival is an event with many games for the students that attend the school. Ever year, Madison’s AJROTC comes and helps out. This year was a success. We were able to put many smiles on the children’s faces. The cadets dealt with the games that the carnival offered. They helped out with face painting, the bowling and balloon popping stations, and more. The cadets really helped Sequoia Elementary out. This would not happen without the cadets that volunteered their time. Good job and keep up the good work!
I enjoyed the Sequoia Festival and working with the little kids. I was happy that I get to work with the kids there. I specifically worked on the bouncy house and I could see the kid’s excitement over the bouncy house and it reminded me when I was little on how I get excited over a bouncy house. I was actually surprised about the turn out of the event despite the slow start. There were plenty of booths that kids could interact with. C/ Regge Galac
On the 25th of October, cadets from the Honor Guard and Color Guard teams participated in the homecoming game. Color Guard presented the colors. The cadets did a phenomenal job. Congratulations to C/ Regge Galac, C/ Roger Galac, C/ Melissa Abanes, and C/ Albert Vu. They looked very sharp. The Honor Guard Commander, C/ Derian Cruz and his team came out during half time to present homecoming nominees. This was a first honor guard event for some of the cadets. Congratulations to the Honor Guard team for being so brave and also putting in the time to do this. These two teams represented Madisonâ€™s AJROTC wonderfully.
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It was better the Veteran’s Day Parade that we attended last year. During the Boo Parade, we met a lot of interesting and cool people. It was not as long as the Veteran’s Day Parade and was very fun. The battalion was very sharp. C/ Albert Vu
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NOVEMBER CALENDAR UPCOMING EVENTS Here is a calendar with dates you need to know. Sunday 1
Thursdays Friday 1 PT
5 Uniform Day
7 Class Day
12 Uniform Day
14 Class Day
19 Uniform Day
Holiday Food Drive 21 Class Day
Holiday Food Drive 24
Holiday Food Drive Thanksgiving Break
November 1 – CG Mission: Varsity Football November 11 – Veteran’s Day (Holiday) **For more information, check out the online calendar: http://www.sandi.net/Page/41215**
NEWS FROM OUR BATTALION COMMANDER C/LTC EMANUEL BAEZA Cadets, another month has passed at Madison. A month full of adaptation and of learning. A month full of surprises and duties to follow. It was a busy month participating in events such as the Boo Parade and the Sequoia carnival, and assisting in our very own 2013 Homecoming game. Overall, it was a successful month for Madison. However, letâ€™s keep that success going!! Coming up is one of our major competitions, Regulation Drill, or BDP. For this event we need all our cadets to step up to their A game. Rifle training has begun, and BDP practice will begin November 7th after school. Considering the importance of this competition, I expect nothing more than full participation from every cadet! We have to keep representing Madison everywhere we go and show our finest attitude. Remember, keep studying your knowledge packets, wear that uniform proudly, and GO WARHAWKS!!
WHAT THE XO HAS TO SAY C/MAJ MELISSA ABANES Staff, we started really rocky this year but now we are working harder than ever. The formal inspection is coming up soon so we have to work our butts off. Keep up the good work staff, make sure to be on top of your game and lead by example.
NCO NEWS C/CSM JONATHAN BRIGGS This month some new changes will be taking effect within the program. A merit and demerit system is being introduced and will further be explained by your class leaders. This month will also be the first promotion board, date to be determined. You can ask your class leader for further guidance but remember all the information is online under the AJROTC department, promotion tab. I look forward to the many new and ambitious leaders rising to take on the challenge of becoming a Non Commissioned Officer.