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Sprayberry NJROTC

NS 3 Fall Final

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2014 by

The NS3 Fall Final will be on Thursday and Friday Dec 18 and 19. The Almost There will take place on Wed Dec 17 at the start of class. The following study guide pertains:

NS3 Fall Final Study Guide 1415

2014 Annual Inspection and Pass-In-Review

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2014 by

NJROTC Parents,

Sprayberry NJROTC is conducting its Annual Inspection and Ceremony on Friday, December 5, 2014 in the main gym at Sprayberry High School at 10am sharp. All parents, family and friends of cadets are cordially invited to attend. The ceremony will include drill exhibition, awards, promotions, advancements, remarks from our Principal and Guest Inspector and a formal Pass-In-Review of the entire NJROTC Unit. This is a great opportunity to recognize your cadet and to show your support for this great program. Attendees should report to the front office for a visitor’s pass and be seated in the gym by 9:55am.

START/END TIME: Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00am – 10:50am.

PURPOSE: Cadets will perform and receive awards, advancements and promotions from our Guest Inspector, CDR Gene Sudol.

DRESS: Cadets: Navy Service Uniform (khaki shirt, black pants, black cover). Guests: Business casual.

ATTENDANCE: to this event and the morning inspection is mandatory for all cadets.

QUESTIONS: Contact LCDR Wonders at [email protected]



NS-3 Fall Midterm

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2014 by

The NS3 Midterm “Almost There” will be on Thursday, 10/30 following uniform inspection. The Midterm will be on Monday, 11/3 at the start of class. Cadets will study all of the questions in the following study guide to prepare for the test:

NS3 Fall Midterm Study Guide 2014

Addison Fall Festival 10/17 Duty Sign-up

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2014 by

Those cadets interested in volunteering for the 10/17 Addison ES Fall Festival should sign up for duties at the following link:

Ft Benning Trip 10/7

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2014 by

We will depart Sprayberry NJROTC at 6am sharp! Cadets should wear unit pt shirts, jeans or khakis and running shoes.


0600 Depart for FT Benning
(Can stop for breakfast at McDonalds in Hogansville, GA)
0900-1000 Wood EST Simulators (Rifle Simulators)
1000-1015 en route to Clark Simulators
1015-1115 Clark Simulators (Tank Simulators)
1115-1130 en route to Kouma Dfac
1130-1245 Kouma Dfac (Lunch)
1245-1300 en route to Airborne School 34 FT Jump towers
1300-1500 Airborne School 34 FT Jump towers
1515-1615 National Infantry Museum
1615- Depart back to SHS
1830- Return to SHS

Stockbridge Drill Meet Results

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2014 by

The Sprayberry Navy JROTC competed at the Stockbridge sanctioned drill meet on Saturday 9/27 taking 2nd place overall and 1st place athletics out of 16 schools, earning a spot in the Area 12 (GA and N FL) championships in March.

The unit earned awards in pushups, situps, relays, academics, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Basic and Unarmed Exhibition drill teams.

Individual athletic awards went out to Bryan Christy, Michael Cooper, Yannis Galinier, Robert Young, Caroline Curtis, Keyra DeJesus, Erica Phipps, Rachel Rodriguez, Abigail Trono, Keebler, Austin Allen, Keyshun Hawthorne, Ezekial Fitch and Bobby Wynn.

Great job cadets!!

Stockbridge Sanctioned Drill Meet 9/27

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2014 by

Will be 9/27/14, at Stockbridge High School, 1151 Old Conyers Rd, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Only 40 selected cadets may participate; bus will depart Sprayberry NJROTC parking lot at 6:00am. Cadets should report at 5:30am. Uniform will be the new Unit PT gear with uniforms carried in issued garment bags. Lunch is provided, but cadets may wish to bring money for snacks.

Parents are invited to spectate.

Return time should be around 7:30pm.

Attached is the required Agreement of Indemnity form that all cadet parents must sign and return prior to the meet:


Orientation 7/28-29 and Drill Camp 7/31

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14, 2014 by

Parents of new NJROTC Cadets for SY 2014-15,

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 and improve our program this upcoming school year. Gunnery Sergeant Joe Ingram 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 letter or promotion. 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 Sprayberry NJROTC, Room 706. The dates are Monday and Tuesday July 28 and 29 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 7/28 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 31 from 9am until 3pm. Participation at all events is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Cadets should wear athletic clothing and running shoes and bring a bottle of water and a packed lunch each day.
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

NS2 Final Study Guide

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2014 by

Finals will be on Tue May 20 (1st and 2nd Platoon) and Wed May 21 (3rd Platoon).

Questions will be from the following study guide:


Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2014 by

The annual awards banquet is this Saturday, May 3 at the Navy Lake Allatoona pavilion. We will serve lunch at 11am and begin the awards ceremony at noon. Cadets were sent home with paperwork to determine how many people will attend (electronic copy below). Cadet cost is free; $5 for each additional guest.

Dress is casual (t-shirt, shorts with swimsuit underneath)

From I-75 South: Exit I-75 at Exit 283. Turn left onto Old Allatoona Rd (turns into Santown Rd.) Continue on Sandtown Rd. for approx. 3.5 miles. The park will be located on the left side of road. —- From I-75 North: Exit I-75 at Exit 283. Turn right onto Old Allatoona Rd (turns into Santown Rd.) Continue on Sandtown Rd. for approx. 3.5 miles. The park will be located on the left side of road. Follow road through the park until you pass the boat ramp on right. Take next right onto the gravel road and follow up the hill to pavilion.

RSVP Form: awardsbanquetflyer