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Plan of the Week - 6/5/23

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

Quote Of The Week:

“The American citizen soldiers knew the difference between right and wrong, and they didn’t want to live in a world in which wrong prevailed. So they fought, and won, and all of us, living and yet to be born, must be profoundly grateful.”

- Stephen Ambrose, American Historian, Comments about D-Day

Duty Platoon:

Alpha 4th Platoon led by C/ENS Joshua Wright and C/CPO Alexander McPherson

Plan of the Week

June 5th - June 11th, 2023

Monday the 5th

Cadets of 2023 parting shot

Tuesday the 6th

No Events

Wednesday the 7th

Battalion Formation

Awards ceremony @ 1730

Thursday the 8th

No Events

Platoon Advocation Board @1430 - 1630

Friday the 9th

NJROTC End of Year Picnic @ 1630

Platoon Advocation Board @1230 - 1430

Saturday the 10th

No Events

Sunday the 11th

No Events

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

Looking Ahead!

June 7th- NJROTC Awards Ceremony

June 9th - NJROTC Picnic

June 13th- BHS Senior Graduation

June 17th - Bethel Brotherhood in Action Food Delivery

Bravo Zulu: To the new class officers Gabriella Texiera 2024 Treasurer, Jessica Kinas 2025 President, Alison Kinas 2025 Vice President, Johnathan Keener 2025 Treasurer, Annabelle Souza 2025 secretary. As well as the cadets who participated in the emergency first responder training community service.

What Are We Learning?

NS1: First Aid 101 / First Aide for Emergencies

NS2: History of the D-Day Landing

NS3: The Korean War and the Bridges at Toko Ri

NS4: Graduation Plan and Parting Message

Patriotic Lesson of the Week

June 6th: Seventy-nine years ago, on June 6, 1944, more than 156,000 Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on D-Day. The landings represented a major turning point in World War II and allow us to reflect on those who gave their lives to guarantee the freedom enjoyed today.

Character Trait of the Week

Creativity: The use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of works of art

Opposite: Not having or involving imagination or original ideas

“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought”

Vocabulary Word of the Week:

Trenchant (adjective) - vigorous or incisive in expression or style

Example Sentence:The critic’s trenchant remarks greatly affected the public’s viewpoint; His comment was trenchant and perceptive

This Week in History:

June 5th, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in the Ambassador Hotel

June 6th, 1945, D-Day Allies invade Normandy France

June 7th ,1942, Battle of Midway ends

June 8th, 1949, FBI report names of Hollywood Figures as Communists

June 9th, 1973, American Racehorse Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes capturing the triple crown; he earlier won the Kentucky Derby and the Preaknestakes.

June 10th 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm

June 11th 1963, University of Alabama desegregated

National Day Calendar:

June 5th - National World Environment Day

June 6th - National Yo-Yo Day

June 7th - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8th - National Best Friends Day

June 9th - National Movie Night Day

June 10th - National Iced Tea Day

June 11th - National Corn On The Cob Day

SAT Question of the Week:

Former astronaut Ellen Ochoa says that although she doesn’t have a definite idea of when it might happen, she _______ that humans will someday need to be able to live in other environments than those found on Earth. This conjecture informs her interest in future research missions to the moon.

Which choice completes the text with the most logical and precise word or phrase?





Explanation: Choice B is the best answer because it most logically completes the text’s discussion of Ochoa’s prediction that humans will one day need to live in places other than Earth. As used in this context, “speculates” would mean puts forward an idea without firm evidence.

Answer: B

SAT Sample Questions

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 June 7th for our award ceremony. 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:

What is an E7 in the navy




Platoon Commander

Correct Answer: C


Wellbeing Tips:

Fitness Tip:

Park and walk. Park your car as far as you can from the entrance of the mall or grocery store. All those minutes of walking will add up at the end of the day increasing your cardiovascular health. That way you won’t have run as much in your workouts!

Nutrition Tip:

Eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Aim for whole, fresh foods in a rainbow of colors. That way you can get more vitamins and minerals in the foods you eat!

Financial Tip:

Automatically contribute to your savings account from every paycheck to ensure that you are not only making money to spend it. Save it. According to

Technology Tip:

You can forward all emails to another email address in gmail by going into settings. This can allow you to see your work email at home.

Lady Leadership:

Thank you to all who attended our annual dinner! 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 would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”

– Confucius

Environmental Facts/Tips

Fact: Antarctica used to be a desert! Its cold temperature slowly froze and compressed the sand into the glaciers that make it up today.

Tip: Did you know that by recycling bottles you can earn money back? When you recycle bottles, cans, or glass most businesses will give you 5 cents back for every item recycled. This is a great way to help the environment and earn a little extra money!

Next Promotion Board:

Platoon Advocation Board June 8th - June 9th.

June 8th - 1430 - 1630

June 9th 1230 - 1430

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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