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





Vice President









Activity Directors




CJSF Updates

CJSF Fall 2016 Announcements


Spring Meeting dates have been posted, please check the sidebar for more information.


Active roster will be posed outside Room C208 2/13.  Please see Mr. Frazier with any questions.


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


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.


Volunteer Opportunity:

Quail Run is hosting a Multicultural Night.  3/17.  Sign up at the link below: 


Please See the Announcement about One Step Ahead Volunteer Opportunity Run By Local Dougherty Valley High Students:


One Step Ahead is a new volunteer opportunity for CJSF. This is a local organization ran by Dougherty Valley High School students where groups of 3-4 will make presentations on health issues and present them to local elementary schoolers. It is a great way to improve your speaking skills, develop leadership skills and give back to the community! You can cross off all of your community service hours for CJSF and will be useful for future endeavors/applications. If you are interested, please fill out the attached google form. Thank you!







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 - 3:45 in MPR) 4/21
Hours Due in Box by 3:00pm 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. Seufert: Thurs 2:50-3:30

Mr. Frazier, C208: Tues 2:45-3:30

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.


Current Opportunities: