Mid-April 2021 Edition
PICTURES ON SNAPFISH!
SnapFish has lots of photos from various events throughout the year--most recently updated with pics from the Freshman Field Trip and the Brazos Bend Orienteering Meet. You can order prints if you'd like, or just scroll through them for your viewing enjoyment. Visit www.snapfish.com; the login is email@example.com and the password is tx20062afjrotc.
CONGRATULATIONS ORIENTEERING TEAM!
We traveled south of Houston on April 9th with Oak Ridge JROTC for one last competition among the alligators of Brazos Bend State Park (yes, a few were sighted). Congratulations to Sierra Renetzky, 3rd Place Beginner Girls; Micah Shapiro, 3rd Place Beginner Boys, Sayer Puryear, 2nd Place Beginner Boys, Dimitri Diniaco, 3rd Place Intermediate Boys, Seth Dykstra, 2nd Place Intermediate Boys, and Nick Verhelle, 1st Place Intermediate Boys! Lunch at CiCi's Pizza was well deserved for the whole team!
BOOSTER CLUB MEETING!
Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 in the senior campus cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you! If you cannot make it in person, please join us via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 936 662 7608
SPRING PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS
Our Headquarters-required PFTs for the semester are being conducted during your flight's regularly-scheduled PT Fridays this month: sophomore flights happened on the 9th, junior flighs will take theirs on the 16th, and freshmen flights on the 23rd. If you know you're going to be absent on those days, please make it up ahead of time during the remote learner testing opportunities (in person at the senior campus every Tuesday and Thursday this month at 4pm--let LtColMc know when you plan to test).
Well, it's not DC, but we will take the seniors to the Museum District in downtown Houston for the day and a nice dinner on Friday, April 16th.
CANEY CREEK "TOP GUN" COMPETITION
Navy JROTC hosts this multi-school competition Saturday April 17th. Show time at the Senior Campus is 7am and we should return by 4:30pm.
SOPHOMORE FIELD TRIP
D and E Flights will travel to Space Center Houston Friday, April 23rd. They'll leave their 5th period class at 8:30 to assemble in the JROTC classroom to depart at 9:00. We'll return to school at 1:30pm. Cadets will need to pay the fee via the Webstore by 2:30pm April 15th and must be passing all their classes to attend. Bring money for a fast-food lunch stop on the way home. Also--we need three parent chaperones! Contact LtColMc if interested.
AEROSPACE TEAM R/C FLYOUT
Friday, April 23rd after school, come watch the Aerospace Team cadets who've qualified to fly our aircraft "log some hours" and demonstrate their skills. If you want to see what it's all about, we'll have a couple of "no experience necessary" opportunities to fly as well!
We currently have four candidates to fill our instructor vacancy and will be conducting interviews the third week of April.
ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
We're back to an in-person awards ceremony this year! Thursday, April 29th, 7pm in the senior campus auditorium. Plan to join us for ribbon and medal presentations (limit is two guests per cadet due to social distancing), a tribute to (and video by) our seniors, and announcement of next year's leadership positions. Senior Parents--pics due to Chief Robinson by Friday, April 16th (see previous email).
YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHTS
Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, this is an opportunity for youth to fly in a small airplane and even control it themselves to introduce them to the world of aviation. LtColMc has been conducting individual flights but we are working with the local EAA chapter on the possibility of a group event on an upcoming Saturday. Cadets must be passing all their classes and priority is given to cadets involved in our Aerospace program and seniors down through freshmen. See LtColMc for details.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER IS BACK!
Volunteers can sign up again at the MCAS! Email Jill at Volunteer.Coordinator@mctx.org to do the online orientation. A great chance to get those hours in!
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
- PHYSICAL TRAINING: Mon/Wed 3:00-4:00.
- ORIENTEERING: Tue/Thur 3:00-4:00.
- FLIGHT SIMULATOR/RC: Mon-Thur 3:00-4:30 (sign up basis on GroupMe)
- MARKSMANSHIP: Mon-Fri 3:00-4:30