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15 Jun 2018 (date last updated)

Summer Schedule!

EVENTS ON THE HORIZON (see Upcoming Events page or calendar for details)
6/16 - 6/23 Leadership Academy
6/22- Northwestern University Cancelled
6/24 - 6/29 Basic Leadership Academy 
7/2- Checklist and advancements for E1-E6
7/8 - 85th Support Command Family Day
7/16 - Dept Head Training
7/17 - Staff Training
7/18- 7/20  New Cadet Orientation
8/6- Checklist and advancements for E1-E6

College Visits Sign-up
On the 27th of June, there will be an opportunity for 7 cadets (possibly 14 depending on the number of cadets signed up) to visit the colleges: UIC, IIT, and Loyola. Cadets will need to be at Wheeling at 0715 and will depart at 0730. The ETA back to Wheeling will be added soon, as each visit will be fairly short. Cadets will also need to bring money for chow.

Saint Zachary Retirement Party Set-Up
The parish office at Saint Zachary has request for about 6 cadets to help set up for a retirement party for the head priest, Father Jack Plotkowski. There are two potential set-up days: Saturday (June 23rd), from approximately 1000 to 1530, and Sunday (June 24th), from approximately 1130 to 1800. Cadets will need to provide their own transportation to the event.

US Army Reserve 85th Support Command Family Day
On the 8th of July, 6 to 8 cadets will help the US Army Reserve 85th Support Command with their family day. The event will run from 0930 to 1400. Cadets will assist in various events (such as helping kids in the jumping stations) at Pioneer Park. Cadets will be fed and the cadets can bring their swim suits (and towels) and can swim afterwards in the pool (and stay as long as they like). Cadets will need to provide their own transportation to the event.

There is an optional 'new cadet' orientation available July 18, 19  and 20 for any student interested in NJROTC. Currently planned for each morning 0800 - 1200, students may attend any or all of the days.  Students will see what NJROTC is like and be 'fast tracked' for uniforms and promotions, but it is not necessary to attend. Details TBD.

Northwestern University
Event cancelled due to low cadet interest. Try the Chicago college visits on 27 June!

Checklist and advancements 
Cadets who are E1 through E6 are able to come in to the fieldhouse in Wheeling from 1000-1200 and work on their checklist and take advancement tests if they need to. This is a good way for cadets to rank up over the summer. They are held on the first Monday of July and August.

Sharing your photos
Send your photos to tbrautigam9063@stu.d214.org with the event name and date of the event.

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Uniform Policy:

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 unit size.

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 Veterans and CMP.


Township High School District 214 NJROTC Participating Schools

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