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   26 February 2017 (date last updated)

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON (see Upcoming Events page or calendar for details)

08 April - Annual Military Ball 

Spring Break: Marine Corps Recruiting Depot Parris Island!!!!!

Annual Military Ball 4/8
On April 8th, the unit will host its Annual Military Ball at the Atlantis Banquet Hall (1273 N Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL  60004). The Ball is one of the major ceremonies of the year, consisting of toasts, dinner, music and dancing. Although not mandatory, cadets are highly encouraged to go and may bring one  guest. Tickets will be sold during chow, and any cadet bringing a guest must have that guest's name ready. Advance Cadet tickets are $15, Guest tickets $20, Parent tickets $30. Prices will go up by $5 on March 15th.  No more tickets will be sold after the 4th of April.

Military Ball 2017 Planning Committee Signup
The unit's annual Military Ball will be on April 8, 2017. Every year, there is a planning committee consisting of cadets who help to plan the Ball's theme, decorations, music, and more. Cadets who are interested in the committee will meet during the beginning of chow at night class and will need to arrive at the Ball a few hours earlier to help set-up. If you are interested in being apart of the committee, please sign-up below! More details in signup!
Any questions please contact C/ENS Cortese at mcortese7079@stu.d214.org. 

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
We will resume marksmanship training in April, but any cadet interested in marksmanship should consider attending the Civilian Marksmanship Program camp 12 - 16 Jun in Port Clinton OH.  Going to a marksmanship camp is not a requirement, but it is probably the most important step you can take to improve, especially beginners. We have some scholarships available to help offset the cost, and currently plan to provide transportation to the camp. We may need chaperons. Registration for CMP camps starts 17 Feb: http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/junior-air-rifle-camps-and-clinics/ There will also be a 3 - 4 day camp in Freeport, IL in August (Details TBD).

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.

Spring Break Trip: MCRD Parris Island
For Spring Break, cadets can choose to go on a unit field trip to Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island. This is where enlisted Marines train from across the western United States, and the trip is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the Marine Corps. Keep in mind this is a trip that does require some physical activity.  Departure will be Sunday, March 26th and arrival back at WHS will early on Saturday, April 1st. The cost is $200, with the first half due February 15th. the second is due by March 8th.  Parents interested in special financial arrangements or being a chaperone should email LCDR Morse (jeff.morse@d214.org).

We are updating the Scholarship page and putting 2017 links in a new section as we get information, but you can also check the 2016 section for old links and check for updates yourself. Note: Cadets who haven't yet been selected for a national NROTC scholarship can also apply to NROTC in schools that are Minority Serving Institutions Scholarship Reservations (MSISR) or the NROTC College Program. MSISR colleges can directly offer NROTC scholarships to cadets who meet  NROTC qualifications (you don't have to be selected by a board). The College Program is not a scholarship program, but those who participate take NROTC courses (for free) and can compete for scholarships made available later. Link to MSISR info

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

We are selling NJROTC Polo shirts and the old-style unit t-shirts. We only have XL, XXL & XXXL. Please contact GySgt Collins if interested.

Polo Shirts: $5
Unit Shirts $4

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 njrotc@d214.org with the event name and date of the event


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

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Break: MCRD Parris Island Cadets have the option to go on the Spring Break trip to the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. Estimated time of departure from WHS would be ...
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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 
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.


Township High School District 214 NJROTC Participating Schools

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


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