CJSF Fall 2016 Announcements
Thank you for Attending our first meeting of the year!
Our next meeting will be held September 28, 2016 from 2:45-3:00 in the Gym promptly after school. There we will be listening to officer elections for the year. If you would like to be an officer, please look to the sidebar for potential positions and create a 30 second speech as to why you are a qualified candidate.
The Coyote Creek Fall Festival Coordinator, Mr. Fullmer, has forwarded me a link asking for student volunteers, and is a great way to get hours! Further follow up information can be had by contacting Mr. Fuller at email@example.com. Please follow the link provided.
Please see teacher help sidebar for teachers requesting help. Please confirm with the teacher before the time/s listed, showing up at the time listed without prior confirmation will potentially result in the teacher not needing your help. This will be updated quarterly or more depending on teacher requests.
Please stop by room C208 at 2:45 on Thursday, September 29th, if you would like to participate in a possible (needs to be discussed further) 6th Grade tutoring group in Science and Math. This would be a good way to collect school volunteer hours! Meeting will only be for a few minutes.
New this year
For students going above and beyond:
Students completing 10 hours in school and 10 hours out of school community service per semester (a total of 20 hours in school and 20 hours out of school for the year-hours do not carry over between semesters) will earn medals to wear during graduation promotion for their exemplary community involvement in addition to the standard "honors" membership benefits.
What is CJSF?
CJSF is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.
Who is eligible for membership?
Seventh and eighth grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible. Seventh graders will be eligible starting 2nd semester.
When does CJSF meet?
CJSF will meet afters school on Wednesdays, 4 times per quarter. The next meeting will be on September 14, 2016 and will last approximately 15 minutes.
What are the academic requirements for CJSF?
The requirements to join CJSF are simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades. An "A"=3pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts. Students must earn 8 points per semester. Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English and History. Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.
Why a membership fee?
There is a $5 membership dues per semester for California State affiliation.
What is required for school/community service?
Students are required to complete 10 hours of volunteer service per semester; 5 hours in school and 5 hours outside of school. Tutoring, coaching, volunteer work with other community groups can all be counted. Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.
What are the benefits of CJSF membership?
Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". They will receive a CJSF gold pin, a certificate with a gold seal, and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation).
Membership brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student. Activities will include fund raisers (ink cartridge/phone recycling;??-grams); service projects (tutoring, school supply drive, food bank) and possible field trips.
When do students apply?
Eighth grade students have a 2-week window to apply at the beginning of first quarter. A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
Seventh grade students will be eligible to apply during the 2-week window at the beginning of Second Semester. A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
How do students apply?
1. Students complete an application and submit to the CJSF box by the deadline announced by Mr. Frazier, CJSF advisor.
2. CJSF advisor analyzes the semester report card of the applicants. Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester. Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements.
3. Membership status will be posted on the bulletin board in the MPR.