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   20 April 2017 (date last updated)

Feed My Starving Children 
UOD: PT Gear 


EVENTS ON THE HORIZON (see Upcoming Events page or calendar for details)
22 April - Westinghouse College Prep Brain Brawl
22 April - EAHS Orienteering Meet 
26 April - Feed My Starving Children (During Night Class)
30 April- Arlington Heights Memorial Library Cleanup 
05 May - Pre-beach Games Camping TBD (SIGNUP CLOSED)
06 May - Beach Games 
20-21 May - Relay For Life 

MILITARY BALL UNIFORMS
Cadets must professionally Dry Cleaned to include the tie and returned NLT April 26th.  If not returned by then you will be put on obligation at your home school.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Cleanup 4/30
On April 30, 2017, the Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library will need volunteers that will help by boxing books, loading them onto carts, and taking them down to the Friends room on the lower level. Cadets who volunteer are welcome to take home a book and snack in the break room. Shifts will be from 1530-1800 or 1615-1845. Cadets will need to provide their own transportation to and from the event.
The library is located at 500 N Dunton in Arlington Hts.  Uniform of the day will be the PT unit shirt and appropriate pants/shorts.

Relay For Life 
Below is the link to register for Relay For Life under Team Sotelo. It was one of Cadet Sotelo's wishes that the unit does Relay For Life, which helps support the American Cancer Society. This is a fitting tribute to his life and a great way to help potential cancer victims of the future. You may also make donations from this link 
                                                         
Pre-Beach Games Camping 5/5
On Friday, May 5th, cadets will have the opportunity to go on a camping trip the night before Beach Games at Naval Station Great Lakes. This includes a BBQ, s'mores, and other activities depending on weather. These cadets will also help set up and attend beach games the next day. Any cadet can go, regardless of Naval Science year. Cadets will muster at 1500 at Wheeling High School in PT gear, including all weather coats, and with bring toiletries for the night and next day. Be prepared to pack, gear list will be provided. Cadets will need to bring $15 to cover the cost of the campground and chow. If money is an issue, please contact LCDR Morse if you want to go. If you were the first 15 to sign-up, your covered. If you want to sign-up now, it will be as standby pending addtional transportation. 
SIGNUP CLOSED as of Wednsday Night. 

Beach Games 5/6
On May 6, our unit is hosting the annual Beach Games at Naval Station Great Lakes. We will host competitions that include volleyball, tug-of-war, as well as relay races to win trophies. We will provide a BBQ, and give cadets the opportunity to participate in Naval Operational Support Center boat rides (held separately at NOSC boathouse). This also gives cadets the opportunity to meet cadets from different units around the area. Muster will be at Wheeling at 0645 and UOD will be PT gear. This is sure to be an outstanding time! The event will last until 1500 and cadets will be transported back to Wheeling. Cost will be $5 per cadet, unless we get enough cadets to sign up so LCDR Morse will cut the cost. If money is an issue, please contact LCDR Morse if you want to go. 


East Aurora Orienteering Meet
On April 22, East Aurora High School is hosting its 7th annual Tomcat Open. The meet will be at Oakhurst Forrest Preserve from 0800-1200. This event is open to returning Orienteering Team members, as well as non team members. All cadets are encouraged to come out and test their orienteering skills. See the signup below for more information.
SIGNUP CLOSED


Basic Leadership Training Camp (BLT)
Cadets who are interested in going to BLT this year should contact GySgt Collins.  The dates for BLT are 18 June - 23 June.  Cost is $100 for the week.  BLT is open to any cadet who has not been, however cadets who have Asthma are not authorized to attend this camp.  This is a Pensacola NJROTC rule.  If you have any questions please contact GySgt Collins at 847-718-7115.

Marksmanship Team
First Spring Practice is 20 April. If you are interested in spring and summer practices, please see the signup below:

CHIL Tutoring
Cadets have the opportunity to volunteer with Hands On Suburban Chicago to become a CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) tutor. CHiL tutoring is an after school program meant to give middle schoolers the help they want and/or need. This program is a great way to give back to the community and possibly the very middle school you may have come from. Cadets will be helping students complete their homework, employ organizational skills, and develop strong study habits. 
More details are avalable on the website.

Summer Activities!
Illinois State University summer camps have recently been added to the Summer Activities Page. Our cadets attended the cyber camps last year on scholarships, but there are also biology and chemistry camps available.

Virginia Cyber Camp
Seven cadets are able to attend an Area 1 Cyber Camp, all expenses paid, held in Virginia. The camp will be held the 9-15 of July. Sign-up is closed.


Cadet Tutor System
Taking a step towards our unit goal of increasing our unit's average GPA, the unit will be implementing a cadet tutor system. Cadets can make their courses and work-load easier by working along with a personally assigned cadet tutor. Because this will be cadet driven, this also gives cadets an opportunity for Unit Service and valuable experience as a tutor. Appointments can be made as flexible as the student desires.
Please consider quickly filling out the signup for the program: Signup
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please fill out this application: Application


Check the upcoming Events page for Sign-ups.


If you are interested in the academic team, fill out the Sign-Up

Sharing your photos
Send your photos to whsunitphotos@gmail.com with the event name and date of the event


 

 Information on unit events: See the Upcoming Events page for event details. 



Upcoming Events

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library Cleanup 4/30 On April 30, 2017, the Friends of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library will need volunteers that will help by boxing books, loading them onto carts, and taking them down to ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 7:03 AM by Melissa Cortese
  • Beach Games 5/6 On May 6, our unit is hosting the annual Beach Games at Naval Station Great Lakes. We will host competitions that include volleyball, tug-of-war, as well as relay ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2017, 3:11 PM by Melissa Cortese
  • Pre-Beach Games Camping 5/5 On Friday, May 5th, cadets will have the opportunity to go on a camping trip the night before Beach Games at Naval Station Great Lakes. This includes a BBQ, s ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 7:05 AM by Melissa Cortese
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Wearing the correct uniform ALL DAY on uniform day is always required, and it does count towards your grades.

 

The Sailors' Creed

I am a United States Sailor. 
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of
America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. 
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone 
before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. 
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and 
Commitment. 
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.



Unit Goals (as selected by the Cadet Staff)

1. Increase participation in community service and teams.

2. Increase the number of promotions.

3. Increase the average GPA.



ACT Preparation Available FREE
 

The NJROTC has paid for a stand-alone program to help cadets with test-taking strategies for ACT/SAT and other standardized tests. There is no cost, but because the motivation for cadets to complete the course seems to be tied to guardian and instructor involvement, there is a notification letter for guardians and instructors will have access to cadet accounts. CADETS WHO COMPLETE THE PREP COURSE WILL EARN THE ACADEMIC RIBBON! Cadets can register for ACT or SAT (not both). We recommend ACT unless you're already taking ACT prep courses and you want to check out the SAT (used mostly by colleges on the East and West coasts). Register at http://jrotccollegeprep.com.


Scholarship Availability:  Scholarship Info available on Scholarship Page. See new info from American Legion.

 




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Elk Grove HS | Rolling Meadows HS | John Hersey HS | Buffalo Grove HS | Prospect HS | Wheeling HS

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