Gale Ranch Middle School


Frazier, Benjamin
6th Grade Core Teacher


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.


List of Officer's Duties


Current Officers:



Rishika Vinnakoth


Vice President

Risha Chakraborty



Jasmi Anuganti



Bhuvan Jammalamadaka


Activity Directors

Leah John





Shweta Pattnaik


Vice President

Vira Prakhyn



Rahul Vinoth



Valeria Kwek


Activity Directors

Palak Heda

Aaryan Gundecha


CJSF Updates

CJSF Announcements


Congratulations to the new CJSF 2017-2018 Officers!  Please see the sidebar for election winners.  Thank you to all candidates for running.


Please check for the Roster posted on Wednesday, April 26 after school outside room C208 for final active roster.  8th Grade students must check for honors.  All corrections and adjustments need to be taken care of by Friday, April 28.  Please see Mr. Frazier with any questions.


All students must apply each semester using the previous semester's grades.



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.

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?

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 outside Mr. Frazier's room, C208.

Important Dates

Spring Semester Dates

First Meeting for 7th AND 8th (2:45 - 3:00 in MPR) 1/20
Applications and $5 Donation (Turn into box at office) 1/27
Meeting 2 (2:45 - 3:00 in MPR) 2/24
Meeting 3 (2:45 - 3:00 in MPR) 3/17
Meeting 4 - Next years Officer Elections (2:45 - 3:30 in MPR) 4/21
Hours Due in Box 4/21
Award Party 5/5

Teacher Help Requests

Confirmation with individual teachers needs to be made prior to the day of.


Mr. Khatri, C103: Tues/Thurs 7:40-8:10

Ms. Dougherty, C209: Mon 2:45-

Ms. Giotta: stop by Monday after school to see


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 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: There are lists of volunteer opportunities with a "sign up" button next to it.