Gale Ranch Middle School

Advisor

Frazier, Benjamin
6th Grade Core Teacher

FORMS

CJSF Community Hours Log

CJSF School Hours Log

Notes: Only hours served during the semester count. You need 5 hours of in-school community service and 5 hours of outside-of-school community service each semester. Outside of school hours are any community service done outside of GRMS.

YOUR CJSF OFFICERS

List of Officer's Duties

 

 

President

Shweta Pattnaik

 

Vice President

Vira Prakhya

 

Treasurer

Rahul Vinoth

 

Secretary

Valerie Kwek

 

Activity Directors

Palak Heda

Aaryan Gundecha

CJSF

CJSF Updates

CJSF Announcements

 

Please check the CJSF Google Classroom to see if your application was returned.  Your officer in charge has left you a message if so.  Please be aware that if it has been returned, that you need to complete what has been asked to be considered active.  If you have any questions, please contact your officer.

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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, 4 times per semester. They will last approximately 15 minutes unless there are specific items to go over such as elections.

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.

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.  

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?

We are going digital!  Students will complete an application online by emailing their assigned coordinator (will be assigned at our first meeting and then posted online) and then having access to the GRMS CJSF Google Classroom.  Once given access they must submit their grades along with the application for the required assignment (Labeled by Application Semester).  The deadline for requesting access and submittals will be posted online.  No hard copies will be accepted.  Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.  Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements.  Please place donations in an envelope with your full name on it in the designated CJSF box in the office.  Membership status will be posted outside Mr. Frazier's room, C208.

Important Dates

Spring Semester Dates - Posted soon

First Meeting (2:50-3:05) MPR 8/18/17
Applications and $5 Donation (Turn in Donation to box at office) 9/1/17
Meeting 2 (2:50 - 3:00 in MPR) 9/29/17
Meeting 3 (2:50 - 3:00 in MPR) 11/3/17
Meeting 4 - (2:45 - 3:30 in MPR) 12/15/17
Hours Due in Box  12/15/17
   

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

City Lights Opportunities

In order to volunteer for San Ramon you first have to submit an application. The online application for City Lights does not work for people below 18 years old. Thus, you have to submit a hard copy, in person (papers on http://citylights.volunteerhub.com/events/index). Mail your completed applications to this address: San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583. You can also drop off your completed application at one of the San Ramon community centers. Once your application is accepted, typically within two weeks, go to the same website above: http://citylights.volunteerhub.com/events/index. There are lists of volunteer opportunities with a "sign up" button next to it.