Welcome New Cadets! JOIN US FOR NEW CADET ORIENTATION (NCO) AUG 8-12

June 20, 2022 / Events

June 20, 2022 

Dear Prospective Cadet and Parents,  

On behalf of my fellow instructor, Petty Officer Herman Young,  I am writing to congratulate you on your enrollment in the Patriot NJROTC program for the  upcoming school year, and invite you to participate in our New Cadet Orientation (NCO) program taking place during the  week of 8 -12 August.  

NCO is a fantastic event to meet fellow cadets and learn about the organization and many opportunities available in our program.  This week-long event is a series of classes and activities exposing new cadets to our uniforms, physical fitness program and competitive teams.  Led by our cadet staff of senior leaders, it is a fantastic head start to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the team tryouts, service events and orientation trips.  While not required of new cadets, it is highly encouraged.

The week begins on Monday, 8 Aug, at 8:00 am in the media center at Governor Thomas Johnson  High School, and is run daily from 8:00 am through 3:45 pm.  (Lunch is not provided, and must be brought by the cadet each day)  New cadets will receive instruction in basic naval knowledge, close  order drill, uniform wear, and physical fitness. They will be introduced to our various  competitive teams and have an opportunity to learn and practice some of the skills involved.  They will also take part in a community service project. The schedule is designed to expose  students to all aspects of our program, while allowing them the opportunity to earn their first  rank advancement, participation and physical fitness ribbons, and log three hours of service  toward their first community service ribbon. 

The graduation ceremony will take place in the auditorium at noon on Friday, 12 August.  Parents, family and friends are all welcome to attend. Following graduation, our Booster Club  will host our annual welcome picnic on the patio by the flagpole on the athletic field side of the  school. The picnic is a chance to not only celebrate the accomplishments of our new NCO  graduates, but all returning cadets and families are invited, so it is also an opportunity to meet all  of our cadets and their families. 

  The fee to attend NCO is $100.00.  This is the same cost as the unit fee for first year NJROTC cadets, and will be applied to that obligation.  Please pay by check, made payable to, “Patriot NJROTC.” on the first day of NCO.   To register, please go to the link below and complete the Google document.  You will receive a confirmation notice, and further details and paperwork as the week approaches.  

NCO REGISTRATION

 

Michael Rodrigues 

Chief, U.S. Navy, Retired  

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END OF YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY – WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH

April 25, 2022 / Events

Please join us from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 4th as we celebrate and recognize our cadets for their performance and contributions during the 2021-2022 school year.  This annual event showcases our top performers by presenting ribbons and special organization medals from our community to our most deserving students.  It is also a fantastic time to honor our graduating seniors as we say goodbye.  All family members are welcome to attend and socialize after the event.

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FIELD TRIP – ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

September 13, 2021 / Events

We are excited to announce our first field trip of the year to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.  Please click the link below, print and complete.  Turn in the completed form to any NJROTC Instructor by Monday, September 22nd.  The first 40 are guaranteed a seat on the bus.  If we reach at least 60 cadets, we will reserve a second bus.

  • Cost:  Free
  • Wear:  If in semester, wear your Navy Service Uniform (Must have cover to get on the bus)
  • Food:  We are no longer allowed to eat on the bus, so eat a big breakfast and be prepared to eat at 1:30 when we return
  • Note:  All field trips start and end at GTJHS.  Additional transportation to and from other home schools is not provided
Arlington-Permission-2021

 

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NEW CADET ORIENTATION (NCO) REGISTRATION – OPEN

June 21, 2021 / Events

To register for NCO, please complete the online Google Form linked HERE. Interested students must register by August 1st.

On behalf of my fellow instructors, Chief Michael Rodrigues, Petty Officer Herman Young, and our principal, Ms. Tracey Kibler, I am writing to congratulate you on your child’s acceptance into the Patriot Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for the 2021-2022 school year.  Within the next few weeks, you will receive a Welcome Aboard package with important information and the forms required to join the program.

We are pleased to announce our 2021 dates for the New Cadet Orientation (NCO) academy.  This 5-day introduction to the Patriot NJROTC program will take place at Governor Thomas Johnson High School from Monday, August 9th through Friday, August 13th.  While not required, this event is highly encouraged for all new cadets to get a head start and better understanding of our program, teams and opportunities.

While supervised by the Naval Science Instructors, NCO is run by our cadet leaders.  From 7:30 am to 3:45 pm each day, cadets will receive classroom instruction, participate in physical training, and be exposed to each of our competitive teams.  Many cadets regard this as a highlight of their NJROTC experience, and there is always fierce competition among cadets to participate as staff members.  For incoming freshman, they get a sneak peak into the high school, get to meet cadets from all grades, and are less anxious about their first day of class.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get a head start and meet new classmates and current cadets.

The registration fee for the week is $100.00.  This fee covers the cost of an NCO t-shirt, physical fitness shorts, a water bottle and food at the final picnic on Friday.  The fee also includes the lab fee that cadets not participating in NCO will pay at the beginning of the school year.  To register for NCO, please complete the online Google Form linked HERE. Interested students must register by August 1st.

Once again, congratulations and welcome aboard.  If you have any questions please contact the instructor staff at patriotnjrotc@gmail.com.

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Field Trip – U.S. Naval Academy

September 24, 2019 / Events

Join us on Monday, October 15th for a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

This is a walking tour of the campus, and may include a short boat ride on the yard patrol training craft.  We will eat a prepared lunch on campus.  Please complete the attached form and return to your NSI/SNSI by Friday, October 4th to hold your spot.  The first 40 are guaranteed.  To order another bus, we will need at least another 20 cadets to participate.

Details on the permission form.

USNA Permission Form

 

 

 

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