Wednesday B-Day Uniform

Please wear Class B Uniform Wednesday if you have JROTC. Thursday and Friday are PT days. Cadets will have to dress out and participate to their best ability for PT. Leadership will use Remind to alert their cadets. SGM Smith sends a weekly Skyward message to everyone, including parents. This is to make sure everyone is aware of our schedule for the week. We want to thank cadets for keeping up with LegacyJROTC online.

Saturday Lawn CS scheduled

Homes For Our Troops has been set up for Saturday, Sept 22. Cadets are encouraged to come help with developing the landscape thiis weekend. Cadets will be sodding and seeding a Bermuda lawn this week for a disabled Marine at his new home in Mansfield. See SGM Smith for address.

Cadets need to continue working toward their community service goal of 6 hours each six weeks. The logs are due prior to the of the six weeks. Church, schools, libraries, animal shelters, donating blood (if over 16), and volunteer organizations are all good opportunities.

There is a constant daily need for volunteers with the Wesley Mission across Walnut Creek from the Mansfield Walmart. JROTC has the required waivers for any cadet’s parents to sign to permit the cadet to serve Wesley Mission Center with the Food Pantry.

Thursday and Friday are PT

Cadets will wear PT clothes, including t-shirt, shorts and running shoes. PT is scored as a major grade. Next week we will begin issue of new PT uniform of gray t-shirt and black lined, mesh shorts. Thereafter, all cadets will only receive PT credit for appropriate uniform and singular best effort during PT training.

JROTC Honors Fallen 9-11 Victims

Our battalion held a short 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony this morning in front of Legacy High School. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Davis, the BC, delivered a historical timeline, words of hope and inspiration, and recognized the fearless firefighters and police officials killed or injured by the terrorist attacks upon American soil. Cadet Major Nadia Channel helped organize the ceremony that was conducted for Legacy students. On that fateful day, foreign-born hijackers used the size, speed, and immense fuel capacity of the aircraft as weapons of mass destruction by flying the planes into America’s premier economic outpost, the World Trade Center. Flight 93, another hijacked aircraft, crashed in Pennsylvania after brave passengers banded together to regain control of the aircraft from terrorists. We honor today those that lost their lives in New York City, Manhattan, and Pennsylvania by flying our flags at half-mast. We know this gesture is a mere token of our actual heartfelt pain over the loss of their lives. May we never forget. And may our nation remain forever vigilant against the threats remaining at home and abroad.

Ten80 STEM Experience 27 Sept

Selected JROTC cadets will be attending a half-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Field Trip at the Waxahachie Civic Center on September 27th. Each attendee must complete the prerequisite seminar questions and turn in a waiver for photos and medical coverage at the event. See complete LOI Ten80-STEM-Exp-2018-Dallas_Event-Guide_v1. The United States Army is a Gold Label sponsor for the event. Students learn about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their uses. experiment with drones in Real Estate and Law Enforcement. Learn how computers respond to binary code by building your own project circuit wafer board. Learn how Arduino is used to control small robotics microcircuits. Ask key questions about technology leadership in the Sciences. Talk with experts in Network Administration. See how engineers design using SolidWorks and AutoCad 3d software. Help build a robotic system. The purpose of the STEM Experience is to excite students about career opportunities in the scientific world. There is no cost for lunch. Please return waivers no later than September 4th to be eligible to attend. This event is co-curricular to JROTC Syllabus SRA Unit 3, Chapter 9, Lessons 1 thru 3 entitled “STEM Career Planning Strategies”. (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2015)

Color Guard for Dallas Cowboys

The Boys Color Guard had the honor of presenting the colors for the Dallas Cowboys game on national television last night. The team also had the opportunity to honor Senator John McCain. The late Senator and Vietnam veteran was recognized by the Dallas Cowboys. We are proud of Sol Davis, Carson Keeley, Caleb Finger and Alex Sims. They we’re outstanding. Special thanks to Jada Gant, Nadia Channel and Sebastian Rodriguez for pulling it all together.

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Photo courtesy Dallas Cowboys and National Football League

Thank you, Rider Online, for the media coverage.