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LtCol David Garnish

LtCol Garnish spent 21 years in the Marines flying the AV-8B Harrier.  He spent most of his flying time in Yuma, Arizona but also spent time in Japan, South Korea, and on Navy ships sailing the Pacific.  He flew 43 combat missions into Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.  During his career he also did tours in the Pentagon and working for US SouthCom in Miami.  He began teaching ROTC at Clayton High when he retired from active duty in 2005.

  • If you are taking one of my classes next year, 1st Block will be Naval Science 3 and Naval Science 4, 2nd is the same, Naval Science 3 and Naval Science 4, and 4th Block is Leadership/Drill.  We are hoping for a lot of you to take the Drill class so we can keep our teams ready for competitions. 

    The summer schedule is right around the corner.  Some cadets will be selected for Sail Academy and Leadership Academy, but anyone that wants to can go to Summer Leadership Training (SLT)at the end of July.   SLT is a lot of fun and the cadets get to do many exciting activities, i.e. Zipline, rappeling, canoeing, skeet shooting, all at the boy scout camp Camp Bud Schielle near Rutherfordton NC.

    If you want to be part of my Remind group, the class is Naval Science and the class code is @f87fc4249d.

    Check out the calendar for all of our upcoming events.

    Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @ClaytonNJROTC




JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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