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Plan of the Week - 5/22/23

Updated: Aug 22, 2023


Bethel High School

David W. Deakin Educational Park

Bethel, CT 06801

(203) 794-8600 Ext. 1122

Senior Naval Science Instructor:

LCDR Mark Dwinells USN (Ret)

Naval Science Instructor:

MSGT Joseph Meehan USMC (Ret)

Battalion Chief of Staff: C/CDR Ella Burns-DeMelo

Battalion Commander: C/CDR Leah Horvath

Battalion Executive Officer: C/LCDR Molly Reed

Battalion Operations Officer: C/LCDR Yee-Ying Ng

Battalion Master Chief: C/MCPO Jack Gondoly

Alpha Co. Cdr: C/LCDR Kendall Famularo

Alpha Co. XO: C/LT Lola Resendes

Alpha Co. Senior Chief: C/SCPO Gabriel Barboza

Bravo Co. Cdr: C/LCDR PJ Cirella

Bravo Co. XO: C/LT Alyssa DiGrandi

Bravo Co. Senior Chief: C/SCPO Benjamin D’Amico

Plan of the Week

May 22th - 28th, 2023

Quote Of The Week:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them."

The Honorable John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States

address on Memorial Day

Duty Platoon:

Alpha 2nd Platoon led by C/ENS Katrina Callinan and C/CPO Ben Pawloski.

What’s Going On?


Monday the 22th

  • No Events

Tuesday the 23th

  • NS3 Advocation Board @ 1430

Wednesday the 24th

  • Battalion Formation

  • NS3 Advocation Board @ 1430

Thursday the 25th

  • ​​Orienteering Competition

Friday the 26th

  • Half Day

Saturday the 27th

  • No Events

Sunday the 28th

  • No Events

Remember to check your school Gmail and Google Classroom EVERY DAY!

Looking Ahead!

  • May 25 - Orienteering Competition

  • May 29th -Danbury Memorial Day Parade

  • June 1st- WCTMOA Awards Ceremony(Colorguard)

  • June 7th- NJROTC Awards Ceremony

  • June 9th - NJROTC Picnic

  • June 13th- BHS Senior Graduation

Bravo Zulu to Cadet Anika Parikh for reading her essay at the Memorial Day parade and Cadet Sophia Ochs for reading Logan's Orders. Bravo Zulu to all those who put up the flags at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

What Are We Learning?

NS1: First Aide 101 and the Good Samaritan Law

NS2: Weather 201 and developing foresight

NS3: Internal Combustion and model engine building

NS4: Graduation Plan and Take a Message to Garcia

Patriotic Lesson of the Week

May 29th: As we prepare for this Memorial Day, we take a moment to remember the history as it began as a way to honor those who died during the Civil War and has become a day to honor all American veterans who gave their lives in sacrifice for our great nation.

Character Trait of the Week

Integrity: The quality of being honest, having strong moral principles, and having moral uprightness

Opposite: A person who follows no moral code and someone who should not be trusted.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching” - C.S. Lewis

Vocabulary Word of the Week:

Distend (verb) - to enlarge, expand, or stretch out (as from internal pressure); to dilate

Example Sentence: The expansion of the combustion gasses in an engine distends the piston during the power stroke

This Week in History:

May 22nd, 2017 - Manchester Arena bombed during Ariana Grande's concert

May 23rd, 1960 - Adolf Eichman, a high ranking nazi official was captured

May 24th, 1883 - Brooklyn Bridge opens

May 25th, 1965 - Alabama Freedom March: 25,000 civil rights protesters marched from Selma to Montgomery for four days and nights under the protection of Army troops

May 26th, 1940 - The Dunkirk evacuation began, allied soldiers helped rescue troops from France

May 27th, 1937 - In San Francisco, 200,000 people celebrated the grand opening of the Golden Gate Bridge by strolling across it.

May 28th, 1940 - World War II: Belgium surrendered to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.

This Week in Ethnic History:

May 22nd - Claude McKay, Novelist and Poet, died 1948

Langston Hughes, poet laureate, died 1957

May 23rd - Declaration of the Bab Day

(Bahai Faith)

May 24th - Lincoln University, Penn, the first Black college in the US

founded by Prebyts, 1854

May 25th - Henry O. Tanner, artist, died 1859-1937

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, dancer and entertainer, born in

Richmond VA, 1878

May 26th - On May 26, 1924, the U.S. government enacted the eugenics-inspired

Immigration Act of 1924, which prohibited immigration from Asia.

May 27th - Blind Tom Bethune, pianist and composer, born 1849

Victoria E Matthews, educator, born in New York, 1861 -


May 28th - Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor, born 1831

National Day Calendar:

May 22th - National Maritime Day

May 23rd - National Taffy Day

May 24th - National Brothers Day

May 25th - National Missing Children's Day

May 26th - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 27th - National Sunscreen Day

May 28th - National Hamburger Day

SAT Question of the Week:

Tilly earns p dollars for every w hours of work. Which expression represents the amount of money, in dollars, Tilly earns for 39 hours of work?

  1. 39p

  2. p/39

  3. p + 39

  4. p - 39

Explanation: Tilly earns p dollars for every w hours of work. This can be represented by the equation p / w. The amount of money, x, Tilly earns for 39w hours of work, so this can be used in the proportion p/w = x/39w. Solving this proportion results in x = 39p.

Answer: A

Always remember that Khan Academy and the CollegeBoard QOTD app have free resources to study with. You can also contact the Academic Officer to receive Extra Help or Tutoring.

Promotion/Inspection Prep:

Promotion Tip:

Make sure you get your uniform dry-cleaned before uniform day. Ensure that all uniform devices are properly on your uniform, if you need help with uniform devices please get the help that you need.

Promotion Question:

Who is the secretary of state?

  1. Carlos Del Toro

  2. Commander Jimmy Miller

  3. The Honorable Antony J. Blinken

  4. General David H. Berger

Correct Answer: C

The Honorable Antony J. Blinken

Wellbeing Tips:

Fitness Tip:

When doing your workouts, work the larger muscle groups first. Larger muscle groups utilize more energy to train, so exercise those muscle groups first before you get tired. It's always best to train your bigger muscle groups first before working out the smaller muscles because macro-muscles are responsible for major movement and strength that help activate the micro-muscles. Your bigger muscle groups are your hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, back, and chest. Your smaller muscle groups consist of shoulders, triceps, biceps, and calves.

Nutrition Tip:

When planning your meals and choosing what to eat, make sure you choose foods that are colorful. Such as a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors. These different colors in fruits and vegetables display different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are good for your muscles, brain, and bones. It will benefit you to keep your diet colorful!

Financial Tip:

A good rule to live by is to save 20 percent of what you earn, and have at least three months’ worth of living expenses saved up in case of an emergency

Technology Tip:

Use CTRL + ALT + DELETE to access the task manager and additional options in Windows.

Lady Leadership:

Thank you to all who attended our dinner last week! We had an extremely successful year and thank you to all the ladies who made an effort to come to our meetings!

If you have not received emails regarding meetings, please contact Kendall Famularo (email: phone: (203) 297-1495)

If you’d like to receive updates, text @ad26dkg to 81010. Additionally, if you have suggestions for upcoming meetings and activities, fill out this form!


Please email or text Ben D’Amico with any suggestions for the Gents meeting

Email: Phone: 475-279-9642

​​“A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.”

Haruki Murakami, Japanese author.

Upcoming Meetings

Environmental Fact/Tip:

Fact: The amount of water on Earth has stayed constant since its creation, thanks to the water cycle. This means that you are drinking the same water that a knight would before a battle, the same water the dinosaurs drank, and the same water life began in!

Tip: Walk as often as possible, and consider walking rather than driving. If you live in a safe neighborhood, walking can help cut down on emissions while also providing a free and easy way of getting exercise. By walking more, you can save money on fuel, car maintenance, etc, while also doing your part to create a cleaner atmosphere!

Next Promotion Board: None Left this Year

Next Chief Review Board:

No Board Scheduled

Upcoming Chief Projects:

If you want to head a Chief Project, please contact Cadet Master Chief Jack Gondoly

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