Kearny High

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  • CADET BALL - March 21st, 2015 - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

    Posted by c/MAJ Solchaga at 1/28/2015
    JROTC Cadets and Dignitaries from SDUSD will participate in the 74th Annual Cadet Ball at The Town& Country Resort, Atlas Ballroom, March 21, 2015 in order to honor military traditions, proper etiquette, customs and courtesies governing behavior at asocial event.



    1. The Ceremony will take place in the new state of the art 41,000 sq. ft. ATLAS Ballroom. 


    2. Cost– $50.00 for Cadets and guests. SEE ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS FOR A PERMISSION SLIP/PARENT CONTRACT! You mus t submit this with your payment!

    ****** You may begin to make payments at the finance office now! Pay some now and some later but final payment must be made by March 13th.


    3. Photos by a professional photographer are available for purchase.


    4.March 13, 2015 - Last day to turn in money for tickets.

    5. Directions to San Diego Town & Country Resort Hotel

    Interstate 8 East (El Centro)
    Take 2nd Hotel Circle Exit and turn left going under the overpass.

    Interstate 8 West (Beaches)
    Exit Hotel Circle and turn right.

    Interstate 5 North or South
    Exit onto Interstate 8 East (El Centro) and exit 2nd Hotel Circle exit, turnleft continuing under the overpass.

    Interstate 805 North or South
    Interstate 15 North or South & Hwy 163. Exit onto Interstate 8 West(Beaches), exit Hotel Circle and turn right.


    6. Any request for vegetarian meals must be turned-in with payment.


    7.   Transportation.Cadets are responsible for their own transportation to and from The Town and Country Resort.


    8. Only San Diego Unified School District Cadets and their guests are authorized to attend the Ball. Attendees must check in with their instructors at the Town & Country reception tables to receive their entrance tickets


    9. Only authorized cadets and guests, in the proper uniform/attire will be allowed to enter the ball. This is a formal ball.Strict adherence to the following dress code is required for admittance.Purchase of a ticket does not authorize entry unless cadet/guest is properly dressed.

    Attendees will receive a stamp on their wrist once they have been checked in. After obtaining their wrist stamp, attendees will proceed to the entrance table. Entrance to the dining area will open at 1800hrs.



    2015 Cadet Ball


    Schedule of Events




    1730                    Check In


    1800                    Ballroom Opens


    1830                    NLT Arrival Time for All


    1900                    Presenting colors


    1915 – 2000         Dinner


    2000                    Court Forms


    2020                    Presentation of the Royal Court


    2045 – 2330         Dancing




    Uniform and Cadet Conduct


    1.JROTC Cadet guidelines:


    (a) Male cadets must wear the class A uniform and may wear a boutonniere.Coats will be worn until departure from the Town & Country.

    *** The sooner you buy your cadet ball ticket, the better your chance to wear the NEW JROTC Uniform!


    (b) Female cadets have the option to wear a formal gown or the Class A uniform.


    (c) Female guests who are not JROTC cadets must wear formal/semi-formal attire


    (d) Male guests who are not JROTC cadets must wear formal/semi-formal attire. ENTRANCE WILL BE DENIED TO ANY MALE GUEST WHO IS NOT PROPERLY DRESSED.


    (e) Sneakers and slippers are not allowed.




    (g) Do not wear your beret.


    (h) For safety purposes, cadets will not be allowed to take shoes off during dance. Multiple sharp objects (medals, pins, ear rings) are dropped throughout the dance and may cause harm. Advise cadets to bring comfortable shoes.


    2. General Functions: The Cadet Ball is a school sponsored function and the following mandatory rules will be strictly enforced.


    (a) Cadets may leave the immediate ball area to have pictures taken in the foyer.


    (b) Drinking intoxicating beverages and smoking is not permitted.


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  • MOWW San Diego Chapter, Patriotic Education Seminar, March 26-31, 2015

    Posted by COL Swann at 1/6/2015

    The San Diego Chapter of the MOWW annually sponsors ten cadets from San Diego JROTC programs to attend a Patriotic Education trip.

    The program consists of a week-long trip to New York City and Washington D.C, March 26-31, 2015; which means that you will miss two days of school prior to Spring Break. In addition you must attend two Saturday morning seminars in San Diego prior to the trip. Selectees must attend the train-up sessions.


    - Unlike previous years, instead of nominating two cadets to the selection board; Kearny JROTC will only nominate their most qualified Junior-class cadet.

    Attached is the nomination form. The nominee must currently be in the 11th grade and a recommendation letter from two teachers is highly encouraged. Submit the nomination form, along with student essay and recommendation letter to COL Swann NLT January 20, 2015. STUDENT ESSAYS AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED OR LEGIBLY PRINTED. After Kearny JROTC selects our nominee, a board will interview cadets on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Revere Center. A schedule will be distributed once nominations are received. Additional Information follows:

    1. Uniform: Class A/Blouse or Jacket for interview board.


    2. Ensure parents approve participation before selection board. Last year we had a cadet selected and when informed their parents, they didn’t approve. I attached a letter that you can use to give preliminary parental consent.


      c.  Tentative date for Parent/Selectees/Chaperone meeting is Sat, February 28, 2015, 10am at the Revere Center.


      Apply now to be the Kearny nominee to attend the selection board!


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    Posted by COL Swann at 12/17/2014


    When you come back from Winter Break on Monday Jan 5, 2015 we will suit up for PE! Then on Friday Jan 9, 2015 we will wear our cadet uniforms for PICTURE DAY!

    REMEMBER - MON JAN 5, 2015 is PE
                            - FRI JAN 9 is PICTURE DAY (WEAR YOUR UNIFORM!)
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  • Kearny Spring Leadership Camp - 27-30 March 2015

    Posted by COL Swann at 12/14/2014

    Kearny Spring Leadership Camp will be held 27-30 March 2015 at Mataguay Scout Ranch. This is a fun event that will include camping in tents, bonfires, hiking, fist aide skills, CPR, and adventure training! Cadets that return for the second semester have priority of attendance. First semester cadets can apply now. If you currently do not have JROTC for second semester, contact your small school office to schedule JROTC. Remember we have 0 and 5th period available for cadets that cannot take JROTC periods 1-4. If you would like to attend Spring Leadership Camp, fill out the application and return to COL Swann by the 9th of January 2015!

    Click HERE for the application!

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  • Report Time for BDI, Best Squad/Platoon & Color Guard Competition on Saturday

    Posted by c/CPT Lucio at 12/11/2014

    The report time at Kearny High School for our competition is 0600 on Saturday morning. Please, please, please be on time! We need to get ready and have a couple practice runs before our bus pick at 0830. Male cadets, make sure your SHAVE Saturday morning before coming to Kearny. Female cadets, please come to Kearny with your hair already done per regulation. This will allow us maximum time to get our uniforms ready and to practice!


    See all of you Saturday morning!
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  • Field Trip to San Pasqual State Park - Sunday December 7, 2014!

    Posted by c/LTC Gomez at 11/20/2014

    This is your Battalion Commander,

                The San Pasqual Battlefield Reenactment is coming up on Sunday, December 7th. We will only be taking about fifty cadets so the requirements to attend the San Pasqual Reenactment is to have at least a 2.0, no non-suits, and be passing your ROTC class with a “B” or higher. You must sign up on the Monday after Thanksgiving break. You will find the sign-in sheet on the ROTC bulletin board and Tuesday Colonel Swann will announce who will be going.


    -Battalion Commander c/LTC Kassandra Gomez

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  • Updated JROTC Promotion Rubric!

    Posted by COL Swann at 11/15/2014
    Cadets - Please review the updated JROTC Promotion Rubric under the Rubrics TAB. Remember to check the Promotion Schedule as we have promotion boards and BNCOC and ANCOC classes in December!
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  • Cadet Challenge Begins Next Week!

    Posted by Tim Swann at 11/13/2014
    We will begin our Cadet Challenge next Tuesday! Make sure you check the Training and Event Calendar. Next week we will suit up for PE Tuesday-Friday in order to complete our Cadet Challenge for the first semester! Do your best as there are awards for cadets with high scores. Also the Company (Period) with the highest average score will win the CADET CHALLENGE streamer for their guidon!
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  • No Homework for Wednesday Night

    Posted by COL Swann at 11/5/2014
    In order for you to continue to work on your Cadet Portfolio, there will not be homework due Wednesday night. Use this time to work on your Cadet Portfolio. Remember, your Portfolio is due on December 19th and we will NOT accept late portfolios. Use the time we give you to get yours done!
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  • Second Quarter Begins November 3rd, 2014

    Posted by COL Swann at 11/1/2014
    Our second quarter begins on Monday November 3rd! Remember to wear your cadet uniform on Monday to start your quarter off right. It is a 53 point assignment! Also there is no homework due this Monday. On Tuesday, we will begin work on our Cadet Portfolios. Please take the time to check the Cadet Portfolio Tab on the website to become familiar with constructing your Cadet Portfolio. This is a 100 point assignment!
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