CJSF Fall 2016 Announcements
Please see the new dates for our remaining meetings for the semester. Don't forget to get your hours logs completed!
Congrats to our newly appointed officers! Please see below for results. Thank you to all CJSF members who ran!
Many students are starting clubs. I have students working on creating 2 clubs: cooking and table tennis. Both clubs are seeking some 8th grade advisors to help them create and implement their clubs (you would not be asked to be an officer, but would need to attend their meetings). Students who would like to help need to be knowledgable about what running a club takes (possibly helped create other clubs, held an officer position in another, been a part of multiple GRMS clubs, etc.). Creating clubs broadens our school community and enriches our campus. If you are interested email me and I will let those students know.
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.
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 (graduation with honors requirements must be met as well).
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.