2021-2022 School Year for Army JROTC.

Welcome back Pekin Community High School Army JROTC Cadets to School Year 2021-2022.  We are excited to have each Cadet in the JROTC Program.  JROTC is a nationwide program comprising over 350,000 Cadets at 1700 High Schools.  It is a program that's 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 four mandatory events for each Cadet within the program:

Friday, October 1st- Marching in the Pekin Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 9th- JROTC Military Ball

Saturday, November 6th- Flag Placement for Veterans

Thursday, May 12th- 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 their uniform in at the end of the year.  It is their responsibility to care for it during the school year.

Lastly, JROTC has two extracurricular activities for Cadets.  These are Marching Drill and Rifle Marksmanship. A meeting for Cadets interested in these activities will take place on 13 October, 2021.

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

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

Our direct lines to our phones in our office are as follows: LTC Larry Hallstrom at 309-477-4382 or lhallstrom@pekinhigh.net or 1SG Julio Rodriguez at 309-477-4379 or jrodriguez@pekin high.net

Thank you. Lt. Colonel Larry Hallstrom