Cadet Picnic is an annual event hosted by the San Diego Unified School District Joint Brigade. Cadet Picnic is an event that allows cadets bond with each other, create a sense of community, and develop teamwork through multiple picnic game activities, such as relay race, egg balance, tank tube, sack race, tug of war, and more. This event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Admiral Baker Field. Cadets are expected to report to JROTC Room 101 no later than 7:30 a.m on the day in athletic wear (Kearny JROTC shirt and athletic bottoms). They will return to campus no later than 3:30 p.m. Participating cadets will be transported to and from the event by school bus. Food will be provided for the cadets at no cost.
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On Saturday, April 20th, cadets proudly represented our Komet Battalion by participating in the annual Joint Brigade Regulation Competition at James Madison High School. Categories included Best Drilled Platoon (BDP), Best Drilled Squad (BDS), Best Drilled Individual LET 1-4 (BDI) Color Guard. BDP/BDS/BDI/Color Guard is an event that allows cadets from each unit to showcase the fruits of their hard work, teamwork, commitment, skillfulness, and discipline through armed drill and the Presentation of Colors. Thank you to all of the cadets who dedicated countless hours of practice and participated in this event in order to give their best performance!
On Saturday, March 16, over a thousand cadets from each of the thirteen units within the San Diego Unified School District's Joint Brigade gathered for the annual Cadet Ball. Held at the Town and Country Hotel, these cadets began their night by enjoying a three-course meal and a speech from a keynote speaker recognizing and celebrating not only each of the thirteen school's successes and achievements, but also motivating them to go continue to strive for excellence. Cadets watched the Royal Court candidates represent their respective units as they walked under the Arch of Swords executed by the Joint Brigade Honor Guard.
We would like to thank everyone who made the event possible; from the Brigade Staff's diligent and rigorous planning, to each of the cadets' participation. We hope that those who attended had a memorable night and to see everyone again next year!
- c/CPT Tran
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On October 23rd, our Academic Team went to compete at Scripps Ranch High for the second round of Academic League. Our team placed second with 90 points. Scripps Ranch High scored 130 points and Crawford High scored 45 points. Thank you to those who competed in this round and stay tuned for future rounds!
- c/CPT Bui
On Saturday, October 6th, we participated in Cadet Picnic, where we competed against the other units in many games and events, such as Tug-of-War, Tank Tube, Relay Race, Egg Balance, Basketball Hot Shots, and during lunch, a Talent Show to display our skills. Though much motivation and effort, our Komets came 2nd on Egg Balance, 3rd in Basketball Hot Shots, and 4th in Tug-of-War for females. Overall, the cadets had a great time socializing with one another and we hope to see more of them in next year!
- c/CPL Almera
On May 19th, cadets from all thirteen units from the SDUSD Joint Brigade were acknowledged in the Pass in Review ceremony held in Lincoln High School. Awards were given out to outstanding cadets for their achievements. We congratulate all of the cadets who were awarded and recognized along with those involved with the change of command. This event proves the exemplary performances of our cadets throughout the school year. We would like to thank all of those who participated and helped to continue this long standing tradition.
- c/2LT Sunga
On Saturday, April 21st, our Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams represented Kearny in the 2018 Exhibition Drill Competition, hosted at James Madison High School. This event allows cadets to represent our Battalion by showcasing and exhibiting out skills through rifle spins and steps. Our participating cadets practiced hard and did their best to give an outstanding performance. It was also a good environment for cadets from different schools to interact with each other. Thank you so much for those who competed!
- c/2LT Sunga
Hello cadets! If you are interested in becoming one of our Joint Brigade Staff in the next school year of 2018-2019, please fill out the documents attached below. There will also be a document attached about the Joint Brigade Staff Positions as well as their duties and responsibilities. We encourage cadets to consider serving in our District Joint Brigade Staff.
**Please note that you must be an incoming senior (a senior in the School Year of 2018-2019) in order to apply.**
On Saturday, April 7th, our very own Raiders team competed in Cadet Challenge, a SDUSD Joint Brigade competition which took place at Hoover High School. The Raiders team went against athletic teams from twelve other units in our school district. Our competing cadets participated in these categories: push-ups, sit-ups, basketball toss and relay race. Despite the competitiveness of each cadet, it was a very social and spirited atmosphere. Thank you so much to those who competed!
Cadets from all thirteen units from our SDUSD Joint Brigade attended the annual Cadet Ball on March 17th. Over a thousand cadets and guests were able to enjoy everything from the full three-course meal to the dance. The winners of the Royal Court were presented as they walked among the Arch of Swords executed by the Honor Guard. The event also recognized the thirteen school's successes and achievements, avowed by this year's guest speaker. We would like to thank everyone who made the event possible, from the Brigade staff to the cadets. We hope that everybody had an amazing time and hope to see everyone again next year!
- c/2LT Sunga
1. The Cadet Ball will be held at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in the Atlas Ballroom, Saturday, 17 March 2018, from 1800 until 2330. The Town and Country Resort Hotel is located in Mission Valley at the Hotel Circle exit. The cost is $55 per person. This price includes a formal dinner and dancing. Over 1,200 cadets will attend from SDUSD!
2. To purchase a ticket, go to the financial office and state you are buying a ticket(s) for the cadet ball. Cadets may only purchase one or two tickets (for themselves and one guest). Give your receipt to COL Johnson, 1SG Rice, SFC Negrete, or any Battalion Staff member. Please note that you must turn in your permission slip by Thursday, March 1. Tickets are on sale now until Friday, March 2, 2018. Only 100 tickets are available for Kearny High School. After March 1st if we have sold all of our tickets, others may be available from other schools.
DO NOT WAIT - THEY SELL FAST! Purchase your tickets BEFORE March 1at!3. Only San Diego City School Cadets and their guests are authorized to attend the Ball. Any Cadet arriving without previously purchasing a ticket (receipt from financial office) will not be admitted. Only authorized Cadets and guests, in the proper uniform/attire, will be allowed to attend the Ball. This is a formal occasion. Strict adherence to the following dress code is required for admittance. Purchase of a ticket does not authorize entry unless you and your guest are properly dressed.
a. Male Cadets must wear the Service Dress Uniform, with a black bow tie. Remember to wear your name tag, JROTC rank, and ribbons with this uniform. HEADGEAR (COVERS) is not required and should not be brought to the Ball. THIS IS NOT A CLUB! INAPPROPRIATE DRESS = NO ENTRANCE. Also, we recommend that cadets do NOT wear any medals. They tend to come off during dancing!
b. Female Cadets are authorized to wear formal attire, BUT be sure that the outfit is neither too revealing nor provocative. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE DANCE.
c. Male guests must wear formal/semi-formal attire. NO MALE GUESTS WILL BE ADMITTED WHO IS NOT PROPERLY DRESSED. Attire also includes dress shoes-sneakers are NOT allowed. Although a bow tie is not required with the suit, a tie is mandatory. NO TIE, NO JACKET, NO ADMISSION. Formal wear is a tuxedo and semi-formal is a suit (matching coat and slacks). Jackets, sweaters, windbreakers, leather, etc., are not formal attire. CASUAL WEAR = NO ENTRANCE. COATS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING THE BALL.
d. Minimum 2.0 GPA (including the Citizenship Grade) is required to attend.
4. The Cadet Ball is a school sponsored function and the following rules are mandatory.
a. Entrance to the Ball area will begin at 1730, so plan to arrive and be seated for dinner by 1800.
DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 1730!
b. The front entrance will be closed at 2000 to form the Royal Court. Colors will be posted at 1900. No one will be admitted while the Colors or Court are being presented.
c. Cadets will leave the immediate Ball area to have pictures taken in the foyer. For re-admittance, they must show the “black light” hand stamp. No one will be re-admitted without this stamp.
d. Smoking or drinking intoxicating beverages are not permitted. The purchasing of Hotel rooms for an “after party” is not permitted.
e. Dancing begins at approximately 2045. Dancing will be appropriate for a military formal ball. SUGGESTIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE DANCING (Freaking) WILL CAUSE YOU TO LEAVE THE BALL.
f. You are responsible for the actions of your guest. If you or your guest do not follow the standards of Cadet policies, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
g. ONCE YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING, YOU MAY NOT RETURN.
5. The ball ends at 2330. Therefore you must make arrangements to leave the area at that time.
If you have any questions regarding Cadet Ball, please contact any of our members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the schedule for this year's Cadet Ball:
At 1630, the Color Guard, Honor Guard, and cadets participating in the Arches will arrive for rehearsal.
At 1730, check-in begins for everyone.
At 1815, the ballroom opens to everyone.
At 1830, everyone must be checked in before this time.
YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER THE BALL PAST 1830 (6:30 PM).
At 1900, the Presentation of the Colors will start.
At 1915 - 2030, dinner will begin along with a guest speaker.
At 2030, the formation of the Royal Court will start.
At 2045, the presentation of the Royal Court will commence.
From 2100 - 2330, dancing will begin.
DANCING MUST BE APPROPRIATE, OTHERWISE, YOU WILL BE FORCED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES.
*PLEASE LET YOUR RIDES KNOW THAT CADET BALL WILL END AT 2330 (11:30 PM).
Hello, cadets. Every year, our unit (school) attends Cadet Ball, a formal event where all thirteen units from the SDUSD Brigade come to celebrate. Each unit has their own Royal Court that consists of a queen, first attendant, and second attendant along with their escorts (who must also be a Kearny JROTC cadet). Please click on the button below to begin voting on the Royal Court that will represent our unit at Cadet Ball.
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