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JROTC Summer Camp June 2019

2019-05-16T11:43:45-04:00May 16th, 2019|

Thanks to the parents/guardians who attended the Camp briefing in April.  Below is a recap of the Camps and locations.  COL Pruitt and SFC Jackson will be located at the FAU Boca location. 
 
HBOI – H2O to Go (FAU Jupiter)
 
  • Report/drop off time is Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 pm at the Jupiter Campus (
     
    5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458)
  • Uniform is civilian clothes for the cadets
  • Cadets will be allowed to keep their cell phones
  • Cadets must bring own blanket, sheets, and pillow (not provided) sleeping bag is good also.
  • There is a written assignment that is to be e-mailed to the instructor before arrival
  • Cadets who meet Dual Enrollment Eligibility criteria will receive 3 college credits 
  • Pick up time is Friday, June, 14th at 4:00pm at the Jupiter Campus
  • Email COL Pruitt when child is dropped off and picked up at Jupiter Campus: derek.pruitt@browardschools.com
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  • FAU STEM – BOCA Campus 
 
  • Report/drop off time is Monday, June 10th at 7:00 am at FAU Boca Campus (777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431)
  • Uniform is ACUs to be issued by the JROTC Program and appropriate civilian clothes for the cadets
  • Cadets must bring their own sheets, blanket, and pillow (not provided this year); sleeping bag is okay also.
  • Cadets will be allowed to keep their cell phones
  • Cadets who meet Dual Enrollment Eligibility criteria will receive 1 college credit 
  • Pick up time is Friday, June, 14th at 12:00pm at the FAU Boca Campus where the cadets were dropped off
  • Email COL Pruitt when child is dropped off and picked up at FAU Boca Campus: derek.pruitt@browardschools.com
     
     
     
Adventure Camp (Camp Flaming Arrow)
 
  • Report/drop off time is Monday, June 10th at 7:00 am at Hollywood Hills High School AutoBay parking lot (5400 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33021)
  • The bus traveling to Camp Flaming Arrow will depart at 8:00 am (Please don’t be late)
  • Uniform is ACUs to be issued by the JROTC Program and appropriate civilian clothes for the cadets
  • Cadets must bring their own sleeping bag; cadets can pick up a green ground mat from the JROTC portables (SFC Jackson)
  • Cadets will not be allowed to use cell phones at this camp. All cell phones will be collected until the end of camp
  • The JROTC Booster Club will pay the $10 for the cadet’s camp shirt
  • Pick up time is Thursday, June, 13th at 4:00pm at the Hollywood Hills High School parking lot
  • Email COL Pruitt when child is dropped off and picked up at Hollywood Hills: derek.pruitt@browardschools.com
 

 

If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact SFC Jackson or myself.  If your child has not submitted their packet, I need the packet by Friday morning.  Your child must have medical insurance, I need a copy of the medical insurance card.  The district has an accidental group policy that covers all cadets for accidents at camp only and not regular medical coverage.

Respectfully,

 

Derek W. Pruitt
COL (R), US Army
Senior Army Instructor
Western High School JROTC
Office: 754-323-2465

 

3/21/19 – Military Ball

2019-04-09T20:07:11-04:00April 7th, 2019|

Oh What a Night!! 

Cadets, families and guests gathered for the 2019 Military Ball and enjoyed ceremonial presentations, cadet awards, delicious buffet dinner, and crazy-fun dancing.  The event was electric with energy, friendship, laughter and good times. Certainly one of our best ever! Click to see all the Military Ball Event photos. Use PIN 9260 to download any you want to keep.

To order portraits taken by TSS Photography at the Ball, click Portraits.

Drill Team going to States!!

2019-03-13T23:34:53-04:00March 13th, 2019|

The Drill team did great at the County Drill Competition on March 9th and now qualifies to compete in 11 events at the Florida State Drill Competition in Lakeland, FL. Congratulations Wildcat Battalion!

County Drill Competition Results 
(Team Commander in parenthesis)
– Female Squad Exhibition – 2nd Place (Neves)
– Male/Mixed Armed Squad – 3rd Place (Traitz)
– Female Platoon Exhibition – 3rd Place (Heron)
– Male/Mixed Platoon Exhibition – 4th Place (Neves)
– Male Individual Exhibition – 4th Place (Bloss)
– Female Dual Exhibition – 4th Place (Heron & Traitz)
– Female Unarmed Platoon – 4th Place (Heron)
– Male/Mixed Unarmed Platoon – 4th Place (Leventhal)
– Female Armed Platoon – 4th Place (Neves)
– Male/Mixed Color Guard – 4th Place (Arana)
– Female Color Guard – 4th Place (Neves)

The State Competition DATE HAS CHANGED. It will now be held on Saturday, April 13th, at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, FL. The team will travel to Lakeland on Friday, April 12th and will spend the night at the Best Western Mulberry. Parents that plan to drive up on Friday should book their hotel reservations quickly.

Click to Volunteer.

1/26/19 Drill Competition

2019-01-28T23:59:20-04:00January 28th, 2019|

Congratulations Wildcat Drill Team!
4th Place Overall

Unarmed Regulation Platoon – 3rd
Armed Regulation Squad – 4th
Armed Regulation Platoon – 4th
Male Mixed Color Guard – 6th

Congratulations Raiders! County Competition 11/17/18 – 4th Overall. Male Mixed Team heading to States!

2018-11-19T17:49:54-04:00November 18th, 2018|

The Raiders teams did a great job and made us proud once again on Saturday at the County Competition held at Everglades High School. 
 
Male Team
1st Place – Cross Country Rescue – Litter Carry
2nd Place – Fitness Test – Obstacle Course
3rd Place – Tire Flip
Mixed Team – 2nd Place Overall
2nd Place – 5K Team Run
2nd Place – Fitness Test – Obstacle Course
3rd Place – Tire Flip

1st Raiders Competition – Congratulations Raiders!

2018-10-29T14:26:52-04:00October 29th, 2018|

It was a long hot day on Saturday, October 20, but the Wildcat Raider teams did a great job and made us proud once again.  A special congratulations to the Mixed team for bringing home trophies for the Tire Flip and Obstacle Race events.

Pasta Dinner

2018-09-14T18:35:21-04:00September 14th, 2018|

Our biggest fundraiser of the year!

When: Wednesday, October 3rd – 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Western High School Cafeteria

Invite your family and friends to enjoy Cadet presentations and enjoy a delicious Baked Ziti dinner.

Bring extra $$ to get your Parent T-shirt and Cadet gear, and participate in raffles and the Silent Auction for some amazing prizes, and to support the Cadet’s favorite activity – Penny Wars! All proceeds go towards funding supplies, equipment, and activities to ensure a fun and outstanding experience for the Battalion this year.

Click for more details about Pasta Dinner

To volunteer or donate items for the raffles, go to Volunteer Sign up.

 

9/11 Ceremony

2018-09-11T21:04:23-04:00September 11th, 2018|

Today, Western High School and the South Florida Community commemorated the 17th anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. The Wildcat Battalion did an outstanding job during the ceremonies as always. Today’s event was especially poignant for this year’s Seniors. They were just infants when the attacks occurred on 9/11 and they will be the last class that was alive when 9/11 happened. Thank you Western High School for continuing to host this ceremony every year. May we never forget.