Hello everybody! We hope you’re having a great week so far. If you’re on drill team, our state
drill meet is this weekend. We are going to leave the school at nine o’clock, so be here at 8:45.
Have enough money for two meals and dress warmly! We’ll be returning Saturday afternoon.
On another note, congratulations to SGT Burnes and SGT Mares for winning Cadet of the Month
for April and May. The Cadet of the Year board will be held April 24-25; all past COM winners
are required to show up both days. Our award ceremony and field day will be on May 3 rd . Have
a great rest of the week!
Welcome back everybody! Hope you had a great spring break. A lot has happened over the last couple of months for the Cyclone Battalion. We passed our formal inspection with a score of 98%! That’s the top ten percent in the nation; great job everybody! Also, drill team has started and we are currently in the middle of our drill season. There will be no drill meet this weekend. The next drill meet will be on April 6th at East High School. As for rifle team, the New Shooter League has been outstanding so far this year, being 5-2 in their season. The season average is 949.86 as a team. The best match they had was against Earl Warren AFJROTC, beating them by almost 100 points. Right now, they are sitting at 10th in the nation as a team, so congratulate the Rifle Team members on the New Shooters League for their hard work so far. May 3rd will be our end-of-the-year award ceremony and field day! You’ll get more information on that as it gets closer. Have a great rest of the week, Cyclone Battalion!
Welcome to another amazing week of school! First off, congratulations to the Pueblo West volleyball team for winning regionals and advancing to state. In addition, our football is the number 4 seed and will be playing a home state playoff game this weekend. This week is going to be a very busy week for the Cyclone Battalion as it is Veteran’s Day on Saturday. The battalion will once again support the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, 11 November. All cadets need to meet in front of the Union Depot at 0830. 1SG Dilcher will provide breakfast burritos and donuts for breakfast. Those helping out with the Rotary Flag project need to meet at the high school at 0545. Please bring your uniform to change into after we finish as we will be going straight to the parade after delivering the flags. Lastly, great job at the Halloween at the mall last week (see picture below). We received numerous compliments from the YMCA staff as well as parents attending.
11 November-Rotary Flag project
11 November- Veteran’s Day project
11 November- Football playoff concession
The Cyclone Battalion had another busy week at our great school last week. On Wednesday, we conducted our Cadet of the Month board for October with PFC Lynn from Foxtrot taking home the honors. On Friday, we were busy at the football game against Centennial with myriad events taking place. Although the air temperature was chilly, the Color Guard did not skip a beat and presented the Colors in its usual outstanding fashion. We also supported the team with our first ever Push-Up Squad doing push-ups after each score and we even had Principal James help us out! (see picture below) Lastly, we ran the concessions with volunteer support from over 20 cadets. Thanks to everyone who helped make the night a success both on and off the football field! On Saturday, our Rifle Team competed at the Home of Heroes Rifle Tournament with Zoe Ellis placing 1 st in the New Shooter category and placing 9 th overall out of
over 120 shooters. Way to go Zoe! With the events listed below, the next two weeks promise to be keep us busy!
MEDAL OF HONOR VOLUNTEER
“This Medal of Honor does not belong to me. This medal belongs to every man and woman who has ever served their country. We were doing what we were trained to do. We were doing our job” – Michael E. Thornton
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that the United States bestows for valor.
This year the Pueblo West High School JROTC Battalion was invited to assist during the Medal
of Honor convention in Pueblo, Colorado.
Last week was the end of the quarter, woohoo! Make sure your grades are where you would like them by the end of the semester. If you need help in your classes, there is list of tutors posted on the bulletin board next to the JROTC room.
Thank you to everyone who donated clothes and jackets for the clothing drive last quarter. The following is the list of event coming up this week, and remember to get your 10 hours of community service done for this new quarter.
Monday evening - Volleyball Match
Wednesday evening – Middle School Volleyball concession
Saturday – Wrestling Match volunteer
Thursday 26th – CSU-P Ropes course
Friday 27th – Color Guard and Concessions football game
Halloween – Halloween at the mall
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
This week Pueblo West JROTC is proud to support the 2017 Medal of Honor Convention events .
Wednesday 13 September – Color Guard for the Medal of Honor Assembly
Thursday 14 September - Escorting MOH Recipients to the LT Dan Band concert
Saturday 16 September – Escort MOH recipients at the Weisbod Air Museum Ceremony and the Patriot Gala Dinner
Hope you had a great first week of school! Do not forget to sign up for rifle and color guard team. Chocolates, Chocolates!! Sell your chocolates and get those raffle tickets to win a gift card of your choosing. Companies are getting settled in this week and we will work on formations and stationary drill. Great job with PT on Thursday. Keep up the hard work.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
The Pueblo West High School JROTC Program would like to thank Cat's Pour House for their generous support to the program during the 2016 Veterans Day Parade.
The Pueblo West High School JROTC program would like to give a special thanks to J2D Electric for its extraordinary help during the 2018 fund raiser.