Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekly Summary: Sept. 18th – 22nd   


I hope everyone had a great weekend. This week the Pebblebrook High School JROTC will conduct classes in Drill and Ceremony, Physical Fitness, and Uniform Inspection. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).


Listed below is the schedule for the week of Sept. 18th – 22nd   



Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)



Tuesday - Class – Need for First Aid (All)



Wednesday – Class – Cadet Portfolio / Prepare to Teach (All)



Thursday – Uniform Inspection (All)



Friday - Physical Training (All)



Note: 

- Raider Team will meet in room 504 at 3:40 after school

- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 603 at 3:40 after school

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Weekly Summary: Sept. 11th - 15th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Over the weekend the PHS Raider Team competed at Adairsville High School Raider Invitational. It was a great day for team; the teams did a great job during the Raider meet and they showed a lot of improvement throughout the competition. This week the Pebblebrook High School JROTC will conduct classes in Drill and Ceremony, Physical Fitness, and Uniform Inspection. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of Sept. 11th – 15th   
Monday – No School – Weather (All)

Tuesday - Class – No School – Weather (All)

Wednesday – Class – Nutrition (LET 2)

Thursday – Uniform Inspection (All)

Friday - Physical Training (All)

Note: 
- 09/16/17 – Raider Meet at North Forsyth High School, Cummings, GA  
- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 603 at 3:40 on Thursday






Monday, September 4, 2017

Weekly Summary: Sept. 5th - 8th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of Sept. 5th – 8th  
Monday – No School

Tuesday – Navy Briefing / Drill and Ceremony (Selected Cadets)

Wednesday – Components of Whole Health (All)

Thursday – Uniform Inspection (All)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

Note: 

- Raiders will meet in room 504 at 3:40
- 09/09/17 – Raider Competition
-  09/16/17 – Raider Competition

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Weekly Summary: Aug. 28 - Sept. 01


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of Aug. 28th – Sept. 1st  
Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All) 

Tuesday – National Guard Briefing (All)

Wednesday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

Thursday – Uniform Inspection (All)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

Note: 
- Raiders will meet in room 504 at 3:40
- 09/09/17 – Raider Competition
-  09/16/17 – Raider Competition

Welcome Back



Department:  CTAE                                                                                                                               Fall Semester 2017

COURSE TITLE: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)                      INSTRUCTOR: Kapers C. Williams
Leader Education and Training (LET 2)

EMAILkapers.williams@cobbk12.org                                                                         PHONE: 770-819-2521 ext. 055
CLASSROOM BLOG: phsjrotc12.blogspot.com
SCHOOL WEBSITE:  http://www.cobbk12.org/Pebblebrook/

PHS SCHOOL VISION: Empowering Students to Become Productive Members of a Global Community
PHS SCHOOL MISSION: Modeling and Developing Intellectual, Physical and Emotional Behaviors that Lead to Success for All

KEY ACTIONS:

·         Increase the Graduation Rate
·         Increase rigor and student engagement (Project-based learning environment)
·         Increase community and parental involvement 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
This course is not designed to make or persuade your child to enter the Army or any other branch of the Armed Forces.   It is however, designed to motivate young people to be better citizens.  This program is a cooperative effort on the part of the Army and the host institution to give you an opportunity for total development and improve yourself in many ways.  JROTC teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done.  It also offers cadets challenges and opportunities:

KEY STANDARDS:
 
                      Sharpen your communication skills.
                      Promote and encourage citizenship through participation in community service projects.
                      Develop your leadership skills.
                      Strengthen your self-esteem.
                      Improve your physical fitness.
                      Provide incentives to live drug free.
                      Promote your graduation from high school and develop a solid foundation for career development.

TEXTBOOK/SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES: Our main textbook for the course is JROTC Leadership Education and Training (LET 2) 

Required/Supplemental/Parallel Texts for the Course: NONE 

MATERIALS NEEDED:  Notebook paper and pencil /pen. 

DONATION REQUEST: 
Parents may donate funds to help with the JROTC Military Ball, Raider Field Trips, and Drill Field Trips.  Parents may also volunteer to help at these special events

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
  • Learn the JROTC Cadet Creed and mottos
  • Complete ALL classroom assignments
  • Show respect for instructor and other students
  • Be prepared and on time for class.
  • WEAR THE UNIFORM ALL DAY ON THURSDAYS WITH RESPECT.
  • Learn as much as possible about Leadership and Commitment by volunteering for extra curriculum activities such as Courtesy Patrol at games (clean up), Drill Team, Color Guard, Honor Guard, Raider Team, etc.

GRADING POLICY CONTINUED:

GRADING                                                                    PERCENTAGE 

Student Growth Measure (GSM) -------------------       N/A
Comprehensive Exam (Final)   ---------------------        10%
Common Assessment --------------------------------        10%
Hands on (Final)   -------------------------------------       10%
Mid – Term     -----------------------------------------         5%
Other Exam (Quizzes) -------------------------------        10%
* Cadet Creed / Rank Structure                         
* Drill Commands (1-41) (LET II only)
* Lesson Quizzes                
Uniform Inspections           ------------------------------- 20%
Classroom Work / Writing ---------------------------      15%
Participation ---------------------------------------------    20%
* Leadership                                 
* Drill & Ceremonies                   
* Physical Training     
 
GRADING SCALE:

A - 100-90%
B - 89-80%
C - 79-74%
D – 70-73%
F - 69-Below
 
SYNERGY ACCESS TO GRADES:  
It is strongly encouraged that you keep your Synergy login information in a safe place and that you have access to the information when needed.  Parents should contact the Main Office (770.819.2521) or Assistant Principal Munlin at ext. 024 in order to obtain their synergy password and access information. 

Please note that when you are viewing grades in Synergy that a blank grade column for your child has no effect on their grade.  If the space is blank, then your student may not have turned in that assignment due to absence or the teacher may not have entered grades for that assignment at that time.  An “X” means that the student is exempt from an assignment at the discretion of the teacher. 

Homework/Class Work Requirements:
All classwork must be completed on time. Cadets that don’t complete their classwork will be able to turn their work in the following day, but the will not receive a grade higher than 70%. 

Projects:
  • Some of the learning that takes place in this class will be student-driven and project based.  True learning takes place when students solve problems and discover things on their own.  I will not stand in front of the class and simply tell you what you need to know. 
  • Some projects will be individual, but many will require you to work in a small group.  Generally groups will initially be two people but if students prove that they are able to work well in larger groups, I will allow it. 
  • While I understand that some people prefer to work alone, working with others is an essential skill that is needed to be successful as an adult.  If you are one of these people, please speak with me in private and I will attempt to group you with other students in which you will be compatible.
  • The JROTC core abilities describe the broad life-long skills that every cadet needs for success. They are drawn from the overall goals and values that drive the JROTC program. In each lesson, the core abilities will be introduced, taught, reinforced and assessed. These core abilities are:
a.       Take responsibility for your actions and choices
b.       Apply critical thinking techniques
c.       Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
d.       Build your capacity for life-long learning
e.       Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country and world
f.        Treat yourself and others with respect 

Tests and Quizzes: 

  • The majority of the tests and quizzes I give are multiple choice and short answer.  However, all tests can include a combination of any of the following: multiple choice, true/false, matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, graphs, charts, and map questions.
  • Quizzes will be scheduled in advance, but the teacher reserves the right to give pop quizzes. If participation in class is low, students are not able to participate in class discussions with reasonable intelligence of the material, and/or did not complete the homework; a pop quiz may be given. Quizzes will cover the readings that the student is to have completed, class activities, and any notes given in class lecture (normally only a week’s worth of material).
FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION:

Students with no more than one excused absence may qualify to exempt one of their final exams.  Students with a course average of 80 or higher may exempt one final exam of their choice.  Students with a course average of 79 or below may request that ten percentage points be added to the final exam grade.  Towards the end of the semester, students who qualify may submit an Exam Exemption Form to the classroom teacher of their choice.  Teachers must verify that the student qualifies for the exemption. 

LATE WORK POLICY: Any late work will receive a highest possible grade of a 70 if turned in after the assignment is due.  The student will have until the unit test to turn in late work and will receive a highest possible grade of 70.  No work will be graded after the Unit Test. 

ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP POLICY: If a student receives and excused absence he or she will be able to make up the work in class that was done for the day.  Each class has a rolling folder activity spot on the back wall.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain their work from the wall and complete and return in a timely manner.  The student has up to the amount of excused absences plus one day to complete any missing work.  After that point the work will be considered late and will be graded as such. 

TARDY POLICY:  
To avoid being counted tardy, students must be seated and ready for class when the bell rings.  School policy states that students may receive detention, In-School Suspension, and Out-of-School Suspension for repeated tardies. 

EXTRA HELP:     

Students can come in after school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 7:50 – 8:10 (Morning Session) and 3:45-4:30 (Afternoon Session).  Please make sure you sign-up if you are planning on coming to tutoring during any of these times.

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES: 
As per the school’s policy, cell phones are not to be used during class time unless directed by the teacher for instructional purposes. Students will receive a discipline referral after one warning to put away any electronic device (unless the device is being used for instruction). Students are allowed to bring certain technologies to class (iPad, laptop, Kindle, etc.), but it should NOT interfere with the teaching or other’s learning.

GRADE RECOVERY: Students who scores a 69 or below on any unit assessment are allowed to retake the assessment.  The grade will not exceed a 70 for the unit assessment.  The retake must be completed with-in one week. Please view the teacher’s blog for notification when the assessment will be administered. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:
Cheating is considered a serious matter.  Any student who is involved in cheating/plagiarism will receive a grade of zero on the material, an unsatisfactory in conduct, and his/her parents will be notified. 

For this course, cheating is defined as, but is not limited to, the following acts:
  • Copying anyone's answers to questions, exercises, study guides, class work or homework assignments
  • Taking any information verbatim from any source, including the Internet, without giving proper credit to the author, or rearranging the order of words and/or changing some words as written by the author and claiming the work as his or her own, i.e., plagiarism.
  • Looking onto another student's paper during a test or quiz.
  • Having available any study notes or other test aids during a test or quiz without the teacher's permission.
  • Collaborating on assignments when independent work is expected.
GROOMING AND UNIFORM STANDARDS:
Cadets will wear an Army issued uniform once a week. The JROTC is a uniformed program where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a cadet wears a prescribed uniform, as well as by the individual's personal appearance. Males: Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or touch the edge of the collar. The face will be clean-shaven, except for permitted mustaches.
 
·         Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt. twisted, matted, individual parts of hair\ while in uniform. Earrings or other piercing is not allowed while wearing the uniform.
·         Females: Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of the military headgear. Females may wear braids or cornrows as long as the braided style is conservative and she braids and cornrows lie snugly over the head. Hair must not fall below the collar, meaning that it must be put up in a bun or held in place with banettes, ties, bobby pins, etc. or be kept at a shorter length so as not to exceed the bottom of the collar of the female shirt/jacket.
·         No cadets will have their hair dyed, it must a natural hair color

GENERAL INFORMATION:
  • No hats in class
  • Always stand when speaking unless the SAI or AI says otherwise
  • No eating in class
  • Cadets will do push- ups in class to improve physical fitness and morale.
FINAL THOUGHTS:
  • Always be prepared to lead and you will excel.
  • JROTC Mission: Motivate young people to be better citizens.
  • Falcon Battalion Motto:  “PROUD TO BE HER

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Weekly Summary: May 15th – 19th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of May 15th – 19th  

Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

 

Tuesday – CPR (ALL)



Wednesday – CPR (ALL)



Thursday – Finals (seniors) / Final Review (ALL)



Friday – Finals (seniors) / Physical Fitness (All)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Weekly Summary: may 8th - 12th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, receive uniforms and participate in physical fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of May 8th – 12th     
Monday – Drill and Ceremony / Cadet Challenge (All)

Tuesday – Cadet Challenge (All)

Wednesday – Cadet Challenge (All)

Thursday – Cadet Challenge (All)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Summary: May 1st - 5th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of May 1st – 5th      

Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

Tuesday – Drug and Alcohol Awareness (LET 2)

Wednesday – Drug and Alcohol Awareness / Prevention (LET 2)

Thursday – Uniform Class (ALL)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekly Summary: April 24th – 28th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of April 24th – 28th    

Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

 

Tuesday – Unit Assessment Review (LET 2) / Chain of Command Review / Contest (LET 3)



Wednesday – Cadet Portfolios (LET 2) / Chain of Command Review / Contest (LET 3)



Thursday – Uniform Class / SLOs (ALL)



Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Summary: April 17th – 21st


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of April 17th – 21st     

Monday – Heat Injuries (LET 2)

Tuesday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

Wednesday – Cold Weather injuries (LET 2)

Thursday – Uniform Class (ALL)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

Note:
- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 504 at 3:40

Weekly Summary: April 10th – 14th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of April 10th – 14th      

Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

Tuesday – First Aid for Burns (LET 2) / Negotiating, Decision Making, and Problem Solving (LET 3)

Wednesday – First Aid for Poisons, Wounds, and Bruises (LET 2) / Negotiating, Decision Making, and Problem Solving (LET 3)

Thursday – Uniform Class (ALL)

Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

Note:

- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 504 at 3:40

Monday, March 27, 2017

Weekly Summary: March 27th – 31st


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of March 27th – 31st    

Monday – First Aid Life Saving Steps (LET 2) / Performance Indicators (LET 3)

 

Tuesday – Controlling Bleeding (LET 2) / Performance Indicators (LET 3)



Wednesday – Drill and Ceremony (All)



Thursday – Uniform Class (ALL)



Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

 

Note:

 

- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 504 at 3:40

Question of the week:

Who is the Secretary of Defense?

What was the final score in Super Bowl LI?

Who is the US Attorney General?

How ACC teams are still in the NCAA Tournament?

Who is the speaker of the House (Think Government)?

What are names of the schools in the NCAA Final Four and where is the game being played?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Summary: March 20th – 27th


I hope that everyone have a great weekend. This week the cadets will be required to learn Drill and Ceremony movements, Uniform Inspection and Physical Fitness training this week. The PHS JROTC Instructors are very excited to continue with your education and we are looking for ways to assist cadets that need help in JROTC or with other classes. Last, the AJROTC battalion staff will prepare for JROTC Accreditation Program (JPA).

Listed below is the schedule for the week of March 20th – 27th   

Monday – Drill and Ceremony (All)

 

Tuesday – LET 2 - JPA Quiz / Celebrating Differences – Culture and Individual Diversity (LET 3)


Wednesday – Need for First Aid – Your Response (LET 2) / Celebrating Differences – Culture and Individual Diversity (LET 3)



Thursday – Uniform Class (ALL)



Friday – Physical Fitness (All)

 

Note:

 

- Congratulations to the PHS Drill Team for during a great job at the State Drill Competition conducted at Griffin HS on March 18th.

- Drill Team and Color Guard members will meet in room 504 at 3:40

Question of the week:

Who is the Secretary of Defense?

What was the final score in Super Bowl LI?

Who is the US Attorney General?

How ACC teams are still in the NCAA Tournament?

Who is the speaker of the House (Think Government)?