Monday Update: Welcome back from the Easter weekend! As many of you were aware, the week prior was dedicated to the many tests that will help determine the course of our future. On behalf of the staff we hope all testing sessions went well and that you gave it your all! For this week we’re closing in on the last opportunities to shoot the rifles and preparing for a new week. There will be a COM board this Wednesday at the usual hours and this Friday there will be the last drill meet for team held at County High School in between the hours of 1300 and 1700.
Drill Update: Last Friday on April 14 the Rocky Mountain Regional Drill Meet took place in which the Cyclone Battalion’s drill teams were able to earn remarkable awards! Both our Regulation with arms and without were able to land 4th place whilst our arms category won 3rd overall. To give recognition in the individual category, our very own Alexei German made us proud by achieving sixth place with his one-man exhibition routine. Keeping these accomplishments and successes in mind, drill members should always strive to better themselves and learn from past mistakes. Drill season isn’t over just quite yet though so there is still time to practice harder and make the last drill meet your best one yet. Congratulations to all the drill members! Let’s finish off strong.
Welcome back to school after a very windy spring break, we are glad to see that all of you are back safely. Now that school has started again, its time to buckle down and pay attention. Seniors, school is almost over for you, make sure that you get your things done. Underclassmen, same things apply so do the extra to take it the extra mile.
Being back from spring break, we are starting our marksmanship classes. You need to pass the written test with a 100% or you will not be allowed on the range.
Additionally, the COM Board is this Wednesday at 0645.
With no additional notes, please have a safe and productive week.
Congratulations to our drill team this weekend for competing in the Daniel Ybarra drill meat here at PWHS. We took home numerous awards including the commanders cup, a award for the best team over all. This win surly put a pep in our step as we walk in here Monday and gears us up for this coming Friday 20170317. We have the Drew Dix drill meet at Centennial High School. Drill team you have been informed on what time to be there. This week is just like last week, Monday and Tuesday you will be in class working on the financial planning and then Wednesday and Thursday you will be doing PT so please remember your PT cloths and be ready.
STAFF: Remember there is a Staff Meeting after school (1535) On Tuesday 20170314. MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE.
Have a wonderful week and keep checking back here for updates.
Time for the weekly update! On March 16 there will be a drill formation comprised of all teams at 0700. If you are on a drill team make sure you’re there in a timely fashion. There is also the Drew Dix drill meet on Friday, March 10 at 0700 but it’s always great if you can show up at least half an hour early. More time to prepare means more opportunity to practice- and the more you practice, the more likely you’ll do awesome during the real deal! Also this week, come support our girl’s final four-basketball team in the upcoming assembly held on March 8. All classes will be cut short so make sure you’re aware of the shortened schedule.
Students, make sure that you keep on that school work. We know its coming up on the end of the year but its more important now than ever to make sure that you stay on top of those grades. Talk to your teachers to see if there is anything you can do to bring it up. Additionally, Battalion and Company staff, there are a lot of events coming up that you need to be prepared for. Please refer to the CALENDAR for these events, times, and locations. Companies, please make sure you are keeping up on reports as well. with all of this being said, have a wonderful week!
Drill practice is ongoing and we are scheduled for two color guards this week. Bravo Team will perform the color guard for February 14th at 1800 whilst Charlie team will perform on February 17 at the same time. Meet up location for both will be Colonel’s classroom. Congratulations to all cadets who were invited to the Renaissance Assembly. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday at 1300 so make sure you remember to show your pride for achieving such academic excellence! On a parting note, Valentines day is on the 14th. Don’t get too caught up in the holiday and remember to just have fun!
Welcome back from the weekend! Valentine’s day is coming up, but on a more important note, second semester is finally underway and the school year will come to another quick conclusion. As always, make sure you do your best and keep up to date with everything you have. For Tuesday, January 24th, Alpha team will be doing the color guard for girl’s basketball game here at the school at 1800. There will be honor guard practice at 1535 on the 24th as well. In class, all companies will be starting on the Medal of Honor essay. January 25th, all COM’s and cadets up for promotion will be here at the JROTC room at 0645. It would be best to show up early for study time! Thursday, January 26th there will be mandatory drill formation for all drill teams at 0700 in the main gym. The Sir West assembly will also take place. For Honor Guard members meet at Colonel’s room at 0700. All other cadets please refer to this document (CLICK HERE) for the assembly schedule for the day. Friday, for Charlie team, there is a color guard for Boy’s basketball. Meet at the classroom at 1800.
Welcome back both old and new cadets. On behalf of the battalion staff we hope you had a wonderful time over break and want to welcome you back to school and make sure that you are getting business taken care of. This is a new year and a new semester, make it one to remember and make sure it counts. Please remember even though this is the last part of the year, academics are priority and you should be checking PowerSchool and with your teachers to stay on top of your grades. Additionally, cadets that are experienced in this program are urged to encourage new cadets to try out for teams and be a functioning addition to this battalion. Again, welcome back to school
This last weekend was very busy for the Pueblo West Cyclones. On Friday, (11/11) A dedicated group of cadets volunteered on their own time to come in and do a presentation of colors at the Bonaventure Living Center. Our very own battalion commander had some assistance from some residence in singing the national anthem during the presentation. Cadets that attended had the opportunity to visit and talk with veterans that reside there.
Additionally, The same group of cadets attended a colors posting at the El Pueblo Museum in downtown Pueblo and got to meet the District Attorney for Pueblo County.
This was a enormous weekend for the Cyclone Battalion as we got to show off the amazing skills of our battalion.
It's really hard to believe that the end of the semester is coming up so quickly and our battalion is going to be busier than ever! At the end of this week, On Friday (11/11) there will be two Color Guard events in support of the local community to honor our nation's veterans. The first Color Guard will take place at the Bonaventure Senior Living Center at 1100 and the second will be at the El Pueblo Museum at 1800. Saturday is the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Pueblo. This is a great event and gives you the opportunity to earn community service credit, earn a parade award, and meet some amazing people.
Next week we will host our 1st Annual Turkey Shoot in our new rifle range. This event is open to all JROTC cadets (excluding rifle team members) as well as all students and staff and will be held from Monday (11/14) to Thursday (11/17) during homeroom and all three lunches. Cost to participate is $1 and if you shoot the highest score, you will win a turkey for Thanksgiving while also supporting our Rifle Team.
Lastly, the Military Ball will be held next Friday (11/18). Anyone that has signed up and that is expecting to bring a date are welcome to do so. This is limited to someone in high school only. If you intend to bring a date from another school, you need a permission slip and have it turned in by Wednesday (11/16).
Please remember to stay safe about everything you do and have a fun, happy, safe holiday season!
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.