Good day parents and students, I know this is a stressful time and a new way of doing things.
ALL JROTC attendance, assignments will be turned into Microsoft TEAMS Page.
You can go to your Marion County Students Desktop and access their Office 365 app and once it opens click on the Microsoft Teams app. Here is a link to the download for the TEAMS APP @ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app
Students will see all of their courses already listed in Teams, click on the TEAM for my course. All assignments will be posted and collected in the Teams app. If you have trouble accessing your course, please let me know as soon as possible.
Here is a link to a PowerPoint showing you how to get logged into and use Teams as a student/parent/guardian. How to use TEAMS for students, parents and guardians
YOU CAN EMAIL ME @ JOHN.BOMAN@MARION.K12.FL.US OR CALL MY GOOGLE VOICE @ (352) 561-8163.
I AM AVAILABLE FROM 8:15 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM FROM MONDAY TILL FRIDAY.
Uniform wear is on Wednesdays
Physical Training is on Thursday for 3rd & 5th Period
Physical Training is on Friday for 2nd, 4th & 6th Period
ARMY JROTC Course Description: This course will introduce you to American symbols, customs and traditions and the history and purpose of Army JROTC. You will also be introduced to the essential skills needed to maximize learning potential and future success. Over the course of the year, you will assess your current skill set and work to develop your maximum potential. You will have opportunities to apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication and planning skills. You will also explore social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities. You will also be introduced to leadership: its definition the importance of knowing and applying basic leadership skills (principles, styles, values, the BE, KNOW, and DO attributes.) You will be introduced to proper reading techniques, study habits, and test-taking strategies.
Goals (Program Outcomes):
- Promote wellness through nutrition, physical fitness and substance abuse prevention
- Develop leadership skills
- Build effective relationships with peers, co-workers, and the community
- Apply physical and political geography to building global awareness
- Correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of U.S. government
- Relate events in U.S. history to choices and responsibilities Americans have today
- Maximize potential for success through learning and self-management
Core Abilities: The JROTC core abilities describe the broad, life-long skills that every cadet needs for success in all career and life roles. They are drawn from the overall goals and values that drive the JROTC program. Core abilities are not learned in one lesson or Leadership Education Training course, but rather they are linked to lesson competencies in order to integrate or thread them throughout the JROTC curriculum. In each lesson, the core abilities will be introduced, taught, reinforced and assessed. Every student should know all of the core abilities as they are essential, value-added skills that every employer seeks. These core abilities are:
- Take responsibility for your actions and choices
- Apply critical thinking techniques
- Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
- Build your capacity for life-long learning
- Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country and the world
- Treat self and others with respect
- Develop an appreciation for physical and mental fitness
- Develop the basic skills necessary to work effectively as a team member
Competencies: A competency is a major skill or ability needed to perform a task effectively and efficiently. Performance assessment is driven by competencies. Each JROTC lesson addresses a competency that is the intended learning result of the lesson. Competencies describe discipline-specific measurable and observable skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Performance standards (criteria and conditions) provide the specifications for assessing mastery of a competency. Cadets show they have learned competencies by applying them in the completion of assessment tasks that require them to do one or more of the following:
- Make a decision
- Perform a skill
- Perform a service
- Solve a problem
- Create a product
Instructors explicitly introduce, teach, reinforce, and assess the competency as the learning target for every lesson. They help cadets take responsibility for their own learning by directing them to review the competency and its performance standards (criteria and conditions) at the beginning of the lesson and by pointing out that informing themselves about the performance expectations is the cadets’ first step toward learning success. Instructors use the competency as the target for all assessments and the performance standards as the guidelines for evaluating and providing feedback about cadet performance in relation to that competency.
If you need to speak to me, call me on GOOGLE VOICE: 1-352-561-8163
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Welcome to JROTC 2020-2021
We are very proud of our program here at West Port High School where we again hold the high standards of Honor Unit with Distinction. Here at West Port academics will always come first which always will result in everything else you strive for to be achieved.
I am First Sergeant (Retired) John A. Boman, I am proud to have served our country for 22 years in both the U.S. Army and the Florida Army National Guard. My military assignments include tours with the U.S. Army’s 8th Infantry Division – Mainz Germany, 2nd Infantry Division – Camp Hovey South Korea, 5th Infantry Division – Fort Polk La., U.S. Army Recruiting Command – Miami Fl., and the Florida Army National Guard – Miami Fl. I have earned the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge while in Iraq as well as the Expert Infantryman Badge for mastering U.S. tactics and weapons.
I am very proud to continue to serve our great country as a JROTC Instructor the past 14 years motivating young people to be better citizens and mentoring our future leaders. Wolf Pack Battalion is run by student cadets, our Drill Team has won over 22 tropies the past five years at the Florida State Drill meet witih 7 being State titles. Boys Color Guard Team has won back to back State titles. If you are ready to make new friends and learn about yourself and others – please join us.
Please go to our West Port H.S. Wolf Pack JROTC Website for more information.