2019-2020 School Year for Army JROTC.

Welcome back Pekin Community High School JROTC Cadets to School Year 2019-2020. We are excited to have each Cadet in the JROTC Program. JROTC is a nation wide program program comprising over 350,000 Cadets at 1700 High Schools. It is a program that mission is to motivate young people to become better citizens in whatever they desire to do after high school.

We have many different activities and events within JROTC. As a review, there are three mandatory events for each Cadet within the program:

Friday, October 4th- Marching in the Pekin Homecoming Parade

Saturday, November 23rd- JROTC Military Ball

Thursday, May 7th- JROTC End of Year Award Ceremony

Also, every student will participate in Physical Fitness on Tuesday and Thursdays. JROTC sells shirts and shorts that are required for these days for $20.00. Students may purchase as many sets as they want but must have at least one set for Physical Fitness days in JROTC.

Also, Cadets will be issued a Army Service Uniform (ASU). This is a dress uniform and will be worn on Mondays during classroom time. This is also mandatory but there is no charge for the uniform. Students will sign for the uniform and turn they uniform in at the end of the year. It is their responsibility for it care during the school year.

Lastly, JROTC has two extracurricular activities for Cadets. These are Marching Drill and Rifle Marksmanship. Tryouts for these teams will be in the first week of October for your Cadet.

More information will follow on all of these activities. Please visit our website at: www.pekinhigh.net/jrotc-home

Again, we are excite for the school year and to work with your Cadet/Student. Army Strong!

Regards. LTC Larry Hallstrom @ lhallstrom@pekinhigh.net