Welcome to JROTC!

am First Sergeant Sanchez the Army Instructor (AI) for LaVergne High School. This is my 12th year in this position. Before becoming the AI, I served for nearly 24 years in the Army. I held jobs as a Soldier, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, and First Sergeant and as an MTT Sergeant Major. I teach the LET I Cadets which are predominantly freshmen students. My colleague, LTC Shirley is in his 15th year of teaching. He is the Senior Army Instructor (SAI). He is responsible for teaching the LET II, III, and IV cadets. Collectively, we have over 45 years of military experience and 27-plus years of teaching experience.
Welcome to the SY 23-24.  I look forward to seeing everyone in-person this year. Check your grades regularly through Skyward using your assigned username and password. If you need assistance with your login information, visit or call our attendance office ((615) 904-3870).  


Use Clever to access assignments in Schoology. 


Email me at [email protected] to obtain online textbook information for this class or click on the Cadet Text Book Notebook tab on the right side of this page.


You can access your Office 365 account by clicking here, the username and password are the same as your computer login at school.  


My planning time is from 12:44-2:44 (M-T-W-T-F). I can be reached via email [email protected] or at 615-478-4716 call or text.  


Army Junior ROTC Program Overview


The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. JROTC’s mission, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens," is the guidepost for the program’s success.


The U.S. Army’s JROTC program currently operates in more than 1,700 public and private high schools, military institutions, and correctional centers throughout the United States and overseas.


As JROTC students (Cadets) progress through the program, they experience opportunities to lead other Cadets. A major component of the JROTC leadership and citizenship program is female Cadets. Female Cadets make up 40% of the Cadet population. The JROTC faculty is led by nearly 4,000 instructors who are retired from active duty, reserve duty, or National Guard Army service. 


The JROTC Curriculum


JROTC curriculum provides equitable and challenging academic content and authentic learning experiences for all Cadets. All lessons are designed using a four-part model to motivate the Cadet, allow the Cadet to learn new information, practice competency, and apply the competency to a real-life situation. Moreover, the four-part model requires Cadets to collaborate, reflect, develop critical thinking skills, and integrate content with other disciplines. JROTC curriculum includes lessons in leadership, health and wellness, physical fitness, first-aid, geography, American history, government, communications, and emotional intelligence.


The curriculum is rigorous and relevant to 21st-century education. In fact, many high schools grant core credits for some of the subjects taught in JROTC. Our curriculum meets the standards of Common Core State Standards and in many states, it aligns with Career and Technical Education clusters. Cadets learn and apply the curriculum using technology in the classroom.


JROTC Co-Curricular Activities


Cadets participate in a myriad of co-curricular activities to demonstrate their attainment of lesson outcomes. Some of these activities include precision and exhibition military drill competitions, air rifle competitions (optional), Raider Challenge competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, and a physical fitness competition known as JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). Cadets who complete 4 years of JROTC co-curricular activities and its challenging curriculum will be more college and/or career ready.

Welcome to the LHS JROTC Wolverine Battalion homepage. To check your grades and attendance, click on the information NOW link at the top of the page. To get assistance with your iNow username and password, please call the LaVergne High office at (615) 904-3870.
For parents who wish to schedule a conference, please contact me at [email protected]  or you may call or text me at 615-478-4716.