CJSF Update 5/12
8th Grade Honors Students - A list of students that completed 3 semesters of CJSF service will be posted in the MPR Friday May 13th. Don't see your name on the list? Contact Mr. Nenni to find out why or if you believe there is an error. See the announcement below for certificates and pins.
Awards - CJSF Awards have been changed. Instead of having an awards night, the certificates and pins will be passed out after school May 23rd at 3pm in the MPR. Can't make it after school? You may pick your certificate and pin up from Mr. Nenni later.
Movie Trip Donations - The Movie trip, as previously mentioned, was cancelled. Donations will be returned by the end of the school year. Announcements for how to receive your refund will be posted next week.
(8th Graders) CJSF Movie Trip Cancelled
Unfortunately we did not raise enough funds for the CJSF trip and the trip will be cancelled. If you turned in donations for the trip, they will be refunded in a timely manner. Details for the refunds will be published soon once arrangements have been made.
CJSF News (4/21) In-School Hours Extended!
Due to issues of in-school hours being in high demand, the deadline has been extended to May 12th. 8th graders planning on attending the movie trip should still turn in permission slips ASAP!
8th grade Movie Trip Forms: click here
8th Grade Movie Trip - Permission Slips are online now and will be due Friday 4/22. The trip is estimated to cost around $3,100 total and we are requesting a donation of about $20 per student to cover the costs of the trip.
Chaperones - We need Chaperones for the movie trip! If you have a parent who would be interested in chaperoning for the movie event, please contact Mr. Nenni for more information!
Volunteer hours are due Friday 4/22. Have a volunteer opportunity planned after the date? Let Mr. Nenni know in advance!
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.
When does CJSF meet?
After school once a month. See posted schedule for specific days.
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
Applications are available on the CJSF web page.
How do students apply?
1. Students complete an application and submit to the CJSF box by the deadline announced by Mr. Nenni, 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.