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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.

  • Quarter 2 is starting!  Christmas and the 2nd semester are just around the corner.  We have submitted rosters for our 2nd semester classes.  Here are mine:

    1st block - Advanced Naval Science 3

    2nd block - Advanced Naval Science 4

    3rd block - Planning

    4th block - Honors Drill and ceremonies.

    I have updated the calendar with everything we know so far.  We have some big drill meets and the Military Ball to look forward to.  As always, we will have many community service opportunities throughout the year.  We are locking on the dates for our Spring Trip.  It looks like 12 - 15 April at the Coast Guard Base at Fort Macon, near Atlantic Beach.

    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

  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, February 17, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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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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