The annual JROTC National Essay Contest is mandatory for all LET 2's, LET 3's, and LET 4's. The essays are due and must be turned in as a hardcopy by January 12th. The top essay of our Battalion will be sent to the 8th BDE to be further analyzed. The cadets whose essays are selected as one of the top three nationally by the JROTC Directorate will earn an a free round-trip to JLAB 2018 in Washington DC from June 22nd to the 26th. We encourage all of our cadets to participate!
This year's essay theme is Emotional Intelligence. Cadets' essays should discuss the following topics:
The essay must be:
Welcome cadets to the 2017-2018 school year's Kearny AJROTC! We are glad to have you all and are excited for all of the events and opportunities our program has to offer this year. Please click on the button labelled with your LET level below to enroll into Canvas.
- c/SGT Peterson
Please complete your Final Exam on CANVAS by June 8th. This is a 100 point assignment. Exams will not be accepted after this date. Use the Cadet Textbook reference for guidance.
All cadets need to enroll in to their appropriate course on CANVAS. All of our quizzes, exams, and written assignments are turned in via this online Learning Management System. Each cadet is responsible to join their course. This system is very similar and has replaced My Big Campus. If you have any questions, please see your Army Instructor!
Remember it is your responsibility to join the course above that applies to you. If you need and assistance, please see one of the Army Instructors or senior cadets.
Please complete and turn in your Cadet Portfolio for grade on Wednesday March 1, 2017. This is a 100 point assignment. A 10 point penalty will be assessed if turned in on Friday. Portfolios will not be accepted for grade after this date. Make sure to use the resources outlined on the "Cadet Portfolio" page of this website.
Cadets, please make sure to study and memorize the Cadet Creed. Each cadet will recite the Cadet Creed to the instructor for 100 points. The Cadet Creed is located inside your Student Reference Guide and is linked below.
All cadets need to enroll in to their appropriate course on Canvas. All of our quizzes, exams and written assignments are turned in via an online Learning Management System through Canvas. Each cadet is responsible to join their course. This system is very similar and has replaced My Big Campus. If you have any questions please see your Army Instructor!
All LET 2-4 cadets will submit an essay for the 2016-2017 Army JROTC Essay Contest. This assignment is worth 110 points. The essay itself is 100 points and 10 points as Tab J in your Cadet Portfolio.
The theme for SY 16-17's essay contest is "Service to Others". Cadets' essay needs to address the following areas:
The top three essay writers will receive a Kearny AJROTC Ribbon for their efforts. The winning essay will be forwarded to the San Diego Joint Brigade for the District Competition. The winner of that competition goes forward the 8th Brigade and possibly the National JROTC Finals.
Type your essay, save it as a Word file and then submit it on Canvas.
Begin work early and do your best!
Structured Reflection Phase
Remember, a strong reflection helps develop skills and extend your learning from the service experience. Sharing what you learned with your teammates and listening to others will add to your learning experience. Types of reflection questions to ask about the service learning experience include the following:
After you actually perform the service, you should come together as a group to contemplate your service experiences in a project summary report, learning logs, essays,and class discussions. You should thoroughly describe what happened during the activity; record any differences your activity actually made; and try to place this experience in a larger context. Specifically, do you believe you successfully accomplished your service learning goals? If not, why? What can you do better the next time? Share your feelings and thoughts. Discuss experiences that made you happy, sad, or angry; events that surprised or frightened you; and other topics related to the activity.
Your structured reflection must be between one and two pages long, singled spaced and include an Observation, Analysis, and Integration component. Use the Service Learning Rubric for additional guidance.
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