Major Mark Benyo
Welcome Students and Parents to Reagan High School's AF JROTC program! I'm very excited about the 2015-2016 school year beginning my third year serving in the position as the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI). I look forward to taking every opportunity to bring out the best in the cadets as they learn to become future leaders in society through focused academic instruction and after-school activities that challenge them in military drill, color guard and rifle team competitions. The course is designed to be challenging but have fun while facing those challenges and accomplish things that develop self-confidence and build pride in a team environment.
Special Focus Area: Community service continues to take a prominent role in the cadet corps. It is one of the greatest ways that can make a significant difference in communities in which we live. We are committed to making a difference not only in the lives of the people around us but in the cadets themselves by teaching them the foundation of our second core value of Service Before Self. We believe the cadets will embrace this and learn a great deal from real world action in addition to classroom instruction. Please support them and us in this endeavor.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE PARENTS: My door is always open to parents who wish to speak with me, and I welcome the chance to work closely with each of you. Many of the things that we will do this year will require sacrifice for your family, and I appreciate that you will allow your sons and daughters to participate to the fullest extent possible. This year Chief McIntyre and I are looking for possible field trips and volunteer events to provide real-world team building and leadership experience within the entire corps of cadets. In order for the year to be truly great a combined effort will need to be shared by the instructors, the cadets and the cadets' families. I would like to make a special plea for assistance with some of our extracurricular activities such as air show support, fundraisers, and field trips by volunteering your own time whenever possible. The success of these activities is only attainable with proper adult supervision and oversight beyond what is possible for Chief McIntyre and I to accomplish on our own. Thank you for considering the commitment of time in achieving those successes. Please refer to this website in order to see notes posted that will pass on important information to all as well as maintain our calendar of events in order to deconflict with your familial obligations.
Classroom Expectations: Every student is expected to maintain a professional attitude in class that demonstrates respect for the instructors and other students. They will follow procedures that are established for arrival/dismissal to and from class. During uniform days the students should dress properly and wear the uniform with pride and properly care for the uniform while it is in their possession to include appropriate dry cleaning of items.
Rules/Regulations: There is no cell phone usage, no food or drink, and all cadets will follow procedures listed in the Cadet Handbook upon entering the classroom and follow flight commander's instructions.
Grading Policy: The grading for JROTC is a combined grade based on 4 criteria with different weighted percentages afforded each category: uniform wear (40%), PT (20%), tests (20%), and community service (20%).
Attendance: The attendance policy will follow the school policy.
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