Congrats to the Jacket Battalion for finishing 1st overall at the Stockbridge and 2nd overall at the Luella Sanctioned Drill Meets.
The unit’s efforts yielded 24 trophies and numerous individual athletic awards. Jacket Battalion maintained its 8 year streak in overall athletics at any and all competitive drill meets and will be competing in it’s 5th consecutive Area 12 Drill Championship this coming March.
Agreement of Indemnity form must be signed by parent of participating cadet:
***CHANGE…Due to AO schedule, guests should be seated at 10:30am for the ceremony***
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Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
Sprayberry High School
2525 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
(770) 578-3200 ext. 301, 302
Parents of new NJROTC Cadets for SY 2017/18,
Congratulations on having your son and/or daughter sign up for the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Sprayberry High School. I am very excited as we continue to grow our nationally recognized program this upcoming school year. Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Edgett and I look forward to this challenge and the opportunity to work with your child. Rather than just teaching a class per day to students, we administer an overall program that emphasizes self-discipline, reliability, academics, physical conditioning and character development from day one. While in our program, your cadet will be able to earn promotions within our cadet ranks (from Cadet Seaman Recruit up to Cadet Commander). Additionally, cadets will be able to compete in our various teams in drill, athletics, academics and orienteering. Of course, just “showing up” won’t necessarily earn your cadet a ribbon or promotion as all of our cadets must personally earn everything they receive in NJROTC.
The purpose of this letter is to announce the opportunity for our new cadets to participate in the Annual NJROTC Orientation Camp, which will be held jointly with Lassiter High School at Lassiter NJROTC. The dates are Monday and Tuesday July 24 and 25 from 9am until 3pm each day. Our cadet leaders are developing an agenda that will detail each day’s activities. Attending our orientation will afford the students an excellent opportunity to transition into the NJROTC program. Bottom line, by attending, they will meet the NJROTC Instructors, get a better feel for the NJROTC program, meet fellow cadets and staff, learn basic drill movements and participate in athletic events. We will not be strictly enforcing grooming standards during the two days, but males must leave their earrings at home. We will discuss the grooming standards that will be strictly enforced during the school year (these standards are required by the U.S. Navy to enable a student to participate in the NJROTC program). We will have one session for parents (Monday 7/24 at 9am) which will be conducted by our Senior Naval Science Instructors. Our new cadets will also have an opportunity to participate in Drill Camp, which will take place on Thursday, July 27 from 9am until noon. Participation at all events is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Cadets should wear athletic clothing and running shoes and bring a water bottle and packed lunch on Monday and Tuesday. We will serve pizza at Drill Camp on Thursday.
There is no sugar coating the fact that NJROTC will be unlike any other class your son or daughter will experience. We will demand that our cadets maintain accountability and responsibility for their actions and performance. We will not be bashful about pointing out their shortcomings or failure to measure up to our standards. However, if they do well in JROTC, they will eventually earn an officer’s job and assist in running the unit, possibly earning scholarships at ROTC universities. They will learn leadership, teamwork and citizenship skills from a proven program that instills confidence and maturity.
So please send us an email at [email protected] or [email protected] if your son or daughter can attend. Thanks, and we look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
LCDR Dennis P. Wonders, USN (ret)
Senior Naval Science Instructor
Sprayberry Navy JROTC
All cadets should complete the following survey by Friday, May 19, 2017
Any parents that wish to take a survey should complete the following:
Nationals team members are invited (and expected!) to attend a recognition ceremony that will take place before the CCSD Board on Thursday, May 18 at 6:15pm. Participating cadets should come in NSU (buttercup) uniform with ribbons and medals to the district headquarters at 514 Glover St, Marietta, GA 30060 no later than 6:15pm. The ceremony will be over by 7pm.
Jackets had a great Navy Nationals; now go get recognized!
Sprayberry NJROTC 8th Annual Awards Picnic
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Picnic Lunch Served at 11:00 am
Awards at 12:00 pm
Cadets: Free; All other guests: $5
After picnic/awards- Beach, Volleyball, Swimming, Fishing, Boating…bring appropriate gear!
Location: Navy Lake Site at Allatoona, 166 Sandtown Road Military Park, Cartersville, GA 30121
From I-75 Northbound: Exit I-75 at Exit 283. Turn right onto Old Allatoona Rd (turns into Sandtown Rd.) Continue on Sandtown Rd. for approx. 3.5 miles. The park is located on the left.
GPS Coordinates: LAT 34.089519, LON -84.720851: Scan below on Smartphone for Google Maps directions.
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