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James Madison High School

JROTCNewsletter 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.**

Hello! Hello everyone! My name is C/ 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. Also, welcome new and returning cadets! Welcome to the new 2013-2014 school year! I I’ll make sure to keep you guys and girls updated with my newsletters. Good luck cadets! Let’s look forward to a wonder and successful year! - C/ Frank To

JCLC 2013 JCLC, also known as Junior Cadet Leadership Camp, is a summer camp for cadets that are in the Army JROTC program. This year, the camp was held from June 22, 2013 to June 27, 2013 at the Forest Lawn Boy Scout reservation in Cedar Glen, CA. Cadets from the San Diego Unified School District attended this camp. The cadets came from the variety of Army JROTC schools including Crawford, Hoover, Kearny, Lincoln, Madison, Morse, and San Diego. Our “sister school”, Mount Miguel, also attended. They were separated and placed into eight companies. The eight companies were Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Lima, and Mike. The camp gave the cadets the opportunity to build their leadership skills. During the five day period, the cadets spent time doing activities such as horseback riding, archery, marksmanship, repelling, and more. It was a great experience for the cadets.

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James Madison High School WHAT THE CADETS HAVE TO SAY “Well, going into JCLC, I thought I knew what to expect, since I’ve been there twice before. What I didn’t count n was to find a group of people both old and new, that I can call  family. Being there every step of the way, I was able to overcome many obstacles with their help. JCLC was fun.” – C/ Andrew Duong

Some of the cadets were able to face their fears and others were able to accomplish their goals. JCLC was also a place for the cadets to bond with other cadets and make new friends. Also, the companies competed for the title of Best-Motivated Company. After the difficult decision, Echo Company was the winner. Congratulations to ECHO! Also, the Company Commander, XO, and First Sergeant got together to select one cadet from their

company that stood out from the rest. The picked someone that inspired the rest, hence the name of the award, Most Inspirational Cadet. One of our own cadets, C/ Frank To, was given this award for Bravo Company. Congratulations to him!

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“JCLC was a great experience. It was my first time going and I hope it won’t be my last. I made many friends that I hope to keep in touch with for the rest of my life. BRAVO CO. WAS THE BEST! – C/ Frank To “Everyone was so motivated and united. There were moments of laughter, fear, and even tears. Luckily, our company was there to support us like one big family.” – C/ Chong Ly

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S.T.E.M. CAMP 2013

STEM Camp of 2013 was an enriching experience that allowed students to experience a college dorm life, and partake in sessions in the fields of Civil Engineering, Biotech, Biomed, and Robotic programming. It is an enlightening experience for students, giving them a taste of what it means to be to choose a STEM career, while also allowing them to experience campus life.It looks like the cadets that went had a lot of FUN!

Our very own cadets: C/ Roger Galac, C/ Jenny Nguyen, C/ Tiffany Le, and C/ Tam Nguyen

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SUMMER TRAINING MM Summer Training Summer trainings and preparations are held throughout the summer to prepare for the incoming year. Hard working cadets including our battalion staff and team members participate and help out. Those that came are the epitome of dedicated cadets! Good job to those that came! At these meetings, the cadets participated in team practices including ADT, UDT, Color Guard, and Honor Guard. Also, the battalion staff discussed and planned for the incoming year so it would run smoothly. The cadets also did everything from setting up tables to cleaning the classroom. Again, thank you to those who participated.

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Madison Clean Up The Madison/sequoia campus cleans up took place on August 17, 2013. All sorts of people from staff to alumni helped beautify the schools. It was a fun experience. People raked leaves, painted fences, cleaned walls, and etc. We all put a lot of work into it, but it was all worth it! “The campus clean up was fun.” – C/ Tam Nguyen

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SEPTEMBER CALENDAR UPCOMING EVENTS Here is a calendar with dates you need to know. Sunday 1

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursdays Friday 5 6

Saturday 7

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9 PT

10 Class Day

11 PT

12 Class Day

13 PT

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16 PT

17 Class Day

18 PT

19 Class Day

20 PT

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23 PT

24 Class Day

25 PT

26 Class Day

27 PT

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30 PT BASIC TRAINING II September 6th – CG Balboa Park & Varsity Football Game September 20th – CG Varsity Football Game September 25th – Open House September 27th – CG Varsity Football Game **For more information, check out the online calendar: http://www.sandi.net/Page/41215**

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NEWS FROM OUR BATTALION COMMANDER C/LTC EMANUEL BAEZA Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year everybody. Returning cadets, welcome back and incoming cadets, welcome to the James Madison High School AJROTC program. Here you will learn leadership skill which will help you further develop character and potential to be a future leader. This year are goals are simple, weather you are a returning or incoming cadet, our goal is to help make this program better and to make our battalion stand out. Get involved, join teams, and most importantly meet others. JROTC is a program where you will meet new people, and overall, have fun!! Learn from each other and get ready for one fun and busy year in JROTC. For incoming cadets, it is recommended to attend Basic Training, were you will learn basic and necessary movements for this program. The dates will be announced in your periods. As stated before learn from each other, but over all have fun!!

WHAT THE XO HAS TO SAY C/MAJ MELISSA ABANES Welcome incoming cadets, I am Melissa Abanes your Executive Officer (XO) my primary purpose as the Executive Officer is to help conduct upcoming staff meetings, oversee all the staffs tasks and responsibilities, and collaborate with the Battalion Commander to make this battalion the best. I will always be here if you cadets have any questions, I'm always in the RO room at lunch most of the time so don't be scared to ask

NCO NEWS C/CSM JONATHAN BRIGGS Welcome to all the new and returning cadets of the 2013-2014 school year. I am the Cadet Command Sergeant Major, the chief of enlisted. This year many changes are happening with not only the program overall but our NCO’s. Such as promotions, GI Parties, and more. I am looking forward to working with all my new enlisted cadets. To those of you new to JROTC don’t worry if you work hard and prove yourself as a leader, you’ll be a NCO before you know it. Be sure to check online and see our calendar and newsletters to stay in touch throughout the year.

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CADET PICNIC Cadet Picnic is an event where all 13 JROTC schools come together. The cadets from the different schools compete in the many games available. Transportation and food will be provided but there will be a fee. The cadets show school spirit by wearing their school colors (PT uniforms). Some of the Cadet Picnic events include the egg toss, tug of war, and the basketball toss. Not only can you participate in these amazing events, but you can also connect and make new friends from all the other schools. This event is truly a great one and you should join! Cadet Picnic will be held on October 12, 2013.

BASIC TRAINING Basic Training is for the new cadets. During Basic Training, experienced cadets help the new cadets by teaching them basic facing movements, standing positions, and marching. It is a great way to learn the basics. Thus, it is highly recommended to show up. Did you know if you go four out of the five days, you will be promoted? Basic Training starts on the 23 of September!

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Madison AJROTC TEAMS ARMED DRILL TEAM The Armed Drill Team is an organized group of cadets created by the JROTC program. ADT is a team made to compete competitively against other ADT teams and perform at special events. During competitions and events, we use fancy drill which is a form of drill that combines tricks, coordination, and style into a routine. We also create bonds and memories!

UNARMED DRILL TEAM Unarmed Drill Team is one of the teams formed of cadets from JROTC. We use our hands and feet to make various beats by stomping and clapping. The team goes through different competitions throughout the year competing against other UDT teams using a routine filled with different beats. Join the FUN!

COLOR GUARD Color Guard consists of four cadets that guard both the state and the US flag. Color Guard participates in events such as Football games and presents the colors. A total of two cadets carry flags. The other two cadets consist of both right and left guard whose job is to protect both flags. Join COLOR GUARD!

HONOR GUARD Honor Guard is a group of cadets who participate in special events such as Cadet Ball, homecoming games, and more. Although honor guard does not participate in competitions, they still do many events. Honor Guard is just as fun as the other teams. They use sabers! Join Honor Guard!

ARCHERY Have you ever wanted to shoot arrows with a bow? Then this is the team for you. The archery team performs in competitions. The goal is to get the most points. The more bull’s-eyes you get, the more points you get. If this is something you’ve always wanted to do, then you’re in luck! 9


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GAMES GAME 1: Directions: Fill in the blank. WHAT ARE YOUR ARMY VALUES? L: L_Y_L_Y D: D_T_ R: R_S_E_T S: S_L_L_S_ S_R_I_E H: H_N_R I: I_T_G_I_Y P: P_R_O_A_ C_U_A_E

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GAME 2: Directions: Put the letter in the correct spot. WHO IS YOUR S-1? __ WHO IS YOUR S-2? __ WHO IS YOUR S-3? __ WHO IS YOUR S-4? __ WHO IS YOUR S-5? __ WHO IS YOUR XO?__ (S) C/MAJ Melissa Abanes (A) C/CPT Rodrigo Mendez (D) C/MAJ Roger Galac (C) C/CPT Victoria Brodie (T) C/CPT Frank To (E) C/CPT Anthony Robinson

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