Junior Achievement Day at Sawyer Rd ES a big success!

On Thursday, 1/28, Sprayberry NJROTC brought 55 cadets to Sawyer Rd Elementary School for a Junior Achievement Mentorship Day. Cadets went into K-5 classrooms and taught lessons and activities on economics and society. The day was a huge success with our cadets receiving consistent praise from the faculty and staff at SRES. Well done cadets!sawyer

Area Manager’s Inspection 9/29

Sprayberry NJROTC is conducting its Annual Inspection and Ceremony on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 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 Area Manager 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: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00am – 10:50am.

PURPOSE: Cadets will perform and receive awards from our Area Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard.

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]

KMHS Fun Meet Results

Sprayberry’s Navy JROTC took 2nd place out of 12 teams Saturday at the Kennesaw Mountain Drill Meet. Sprayberry swept first place in all athletic events, took 3rd place academics, 3rd Unarmed Basic and 3rd Color Guard.

Individual Athletic Awards went to Gabriel Haynes, Rigel Forman, John Greenwell, Johana Figueroa, Amanda Yancey, Abigail Trono, Michael Cooper, Austin Allen, Thaishelle Lopez and Kehyra DeJesus

Individual Academic Awards went to Matthew Mondragon and Gabriel Haynes

Cobb County Fun Meet

NJROTC Parents,

The Cobb County Drill “Fun” Meet is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Kennesaw Mountain High School, 1898 Kennesaw-Due W. Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152. This meet gives our cadets the opportunity to compete amongst 12 local NJROTC units in drill and athletic events.

DEPARTURE TIME: 7 AM via school bus from the NJROTC parking lot at Sprayberry High School.

RETURN TIME: 3:30 PM same location.

PURPOSE: The opportunity to meet and compete with 12 different high school NJROTC units in close order drill, academic, military and athletic events in a fun environment.

SUPERVISION: Instructors and parent chaperones. Any parents that wish to chaperone and/or observe the events may do so. There are no bleachers for these events; it is advisable to bring chairs.

COST: Lunch will be provided to cadets. Spending money will be necessary if they want extra food.

ATTENDANCE to this event is mandatory for 30 selected cadets. Cadets must have current school athletic physical and cadet paperwork to participate. Thank you!

DRESS: Cadets should wear Sprayberry NJROTC unit pt gear with athletic shoes. Only drill teams will hand carry their uniforms in provided garment and duffel bags.

QUESTIONS: Contact GYSGT Ingram at 678-617-4639 or LCDR Wonders at 404-849-5635.

Please sign and return the attached Agreement of Indemnity form to serve as permission for your cadet to attend this event.kmhsaoifunmeet

Coupon Book Fundraiser

Cadet Parents,
Your cadets will be coming home with a sample coupon book to use for selling purposes. The books sell for $20 (outstanding value considering the quantity and quality of the coupons!), and $10 of each sale goes to the unit. Cadets will gather money (cash or check) and bring it to school to receive books to distribute to buyers.

There are great incentives for cadets who sell these books:
Sell 5: Free uniform day
Sell 10: Unit Service ribbon
Sell 20: Advancement to next rank

The drive will conclude on September 18, and we will draw tickets (for each book sold) to award a cadet with a “free year” of NJROTC (no charge on any events for the year!)

Please encourage your cadets to work hard on this one!

MILITARY BALL 2015!

Sprayberry and Lassiter/Pope/Kell are hosting the 2015 Military Ball on Friday, March 27 6:30pm until 11pm.

Forms have already gone home with cadets explaining cost ($40 per person) and menu choices.

Venue address:
Marietta Conference Center
500 Powder Springs St
Marietta, GA 30064

Cadets and guests must be in the ballroom prior to 7pm as we will be closing and locking doors until the ceremony is complete. Doors will reopen at 7:30pm for dinner.

Parents of seniors are welcome to observe the senior ceremony and take pictures prior to dinner.

Photographers will be available for both posed and candid pictures.

Parents should ensure that cadets are picked up no later than 11pm.

MCRD Parris Island Trip 3/17-20

NJROTC Parents, 09MAR15

Sprayberry NJROTC, in conjunction with Lassiter NJROTC, is sponsoring an overnight field trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC from March 17-20, 2015. The purpose of this trip is to introduce cadets to a “mini boot camp” experience with real Marine Corps Drill Instructors. Cadets will get a chance to undergo mental, physical and disciplinary conditioning while staying on base.

DEPARTURE TIME: Tuesday March 17 at 1:30 P.M. via charter bus from Sprayberry High School.

RETURN TIME: Friday March 20 at 5:00 P.M., Lassiter High School.

PURPOSE: Cadets receive excellent training from experienced Marine Corps Drill Instructors, sleep in boot camp berthing, dine in the chow hall and earn the Mini Boot Camp Ribbon…..and have fun.

SUPERVISION: GYSGT Ingram, CAPT Wilkerson and female chaperone.

COST: $50 includes all food, lodging and charter bus. Extra spending money is optional for the cadets’ trip to the Base Exchange and bowling alley.

ATTENDANCE to this event is limited to 18 cadets. We understand that this trip encompasses three plus days of school, therefore, cadets must have parent and teacher consent and have 75 and above in all classes. The back of this page must be signed by all teachers for cadets to attend.

UNIFORM for cadets will be khaki pants with Unit (gray) and Navy (yellow) pt shirts and running shoes.

QUESTIONS: Contact GYSGT Ingram at 678-617-4639 or LCDR Wonders at 404-849-5635.

The following forms should be printed and signed to attend:
JROTC RELEASE-PI

Area 12 Championship Top 5!!!

Congratulations to our cadets on a first-time Top 5 placement at the Area 12 Drill Championship in Coffee County on March 7! The unit took 5th overall; 1st athletics; 1st pushups and situps; 4th 8×220; 5th 16×100; 1st Unarmed Basic Drill and Spirit Award!