On February 17,2016; Provine High School cadets will participate in the JPA Inspection. The Cadet Staff and Service Learning team will participate in giving a briefing while other cadets will marching in the gym. This inspection will be conducted by JROTC Cadet Command.
Provine High School’s JROTC program joined forces with three other JPS high schools to "Stop Hunger Now" on September 26, 2015. Provine along with Callaway, Jim Hill and Murrah high schools participated in the "Stop Hunger Now" Project. The event took place at the "Stop Hunger Now" Warehouse located in Richland, Mississippi.
"Stop Hunger Now" is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger around the world. The organization has coordinated the distribution of a 100 million meals to starving children and families in 76 countries.
Over 900 cadets, instructors, parents, school administrators and other invited guests converged at the Jackson Convention Complex Friday, December 19, 2014, for the 3rd Annual JPS JROTC Annual Consolidated Military Gala.
The guest speaker for the event was Gerald E. Harmon, MD, a family medicine specialist for more than 25 years in coastal South Carolina. Dr. Harmon has served over 34 years in the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, and he recently retired with the rank of Major General.
In addition, Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray was a featured speaker at the event and provided musical entertainment.
"We're very proud of the efforts made by our instructors, school administrators and cadets from all our high schools over the several months leading up to this event, as they demonstrated the highest levels of teamwork and cooperation to ensure a successful Gala," said JPS JROTC Director Colonel (Ret.) Paul Willis. "We're extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we continue receiving from our parents, school officials, former cadets and many others in our community."
According to Colonel Willis, the JROTC program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school. Included in his remarks were some outstanding outcomes for graduating cadets.
"The average annual graduation rate for JPS JROTC cadets is 95 percent. The percentage of JPS JROTC graduates who are formally accepted to post high school institutions of higher learning has steadily increased each year, reaching 99.1 percent last year. Our goal is to attain and sustain a 100 percent acceptance rate for our graduates," stated Col. Willis.
Additionally, the graduating cadets earn an average of $3 million in scholarship offers annually.
5 Jan 15 (Mon) – School Begins (Teachers Only)
6 Jan 15 (Tue) – School Begins (Students Return)
19 Jan 15 (Mon) – No School (MLK’s Holiday)
18 Feb 15 (Thurs) – Hardy Middle School ( Drill Team)?
As we prepared for our annual Veterans Day Program on November 12, 2014 the majority of the school’s population were in attendance. Our ceremony consisted of a Special Honor for the Fallen Conrade, also a special honor to the MIA or POW, videos to highlight our heros, and patriotic songs also with a skit. Our Director of Army Instruction, Col Willis was in attendance and our Guest Speaker was Col (R) James Anderson. We received compliments on the cadets’ performance and the emotional impact that the ceremony delivered in its execution. Our Principal Mrs. Laketia Marshall-Thomas was in attendance and gave excellent remarks on both the significance of recognizing veterans and the dignified manner on which the program was presented. Special thanks to all that participated from the JROTC Instructors.
Major (R) McGee, Colonel (R) Anderson and Colonel (R) Willis