Stromberg, Colby
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California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)

BOO GRAMS

Boo Grams will sold starting next Wednesday October 25 - Friday October 27 at both lunches.  They will be delivered on Halloween, Tuesday October 31st.

CJSF What is it??

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CJSF?

CJSF is a state wide organization that honors academically excellent students in junior high and high school (CSF).

 

What are the benefits of membership?

Students will find that being a member of CJSF allows them to be in a group of students who are also academically successful. Students will be able to participate in activities that help the community as well. 

 

 

How do I join?

Anyone is eligible to apply for CJSF! Application periods opens up August 29, 2016 for the Fall semester . Students can pick up an application in room 516 or print one off this website. They can return the application to room 516. Please remember that due dates are final. There will be no acceptance of late applications. Applications are due by the end of school on September 14th.

 

I submitted my application...does that mean I am automatically a member?

Unfortunately, no. The state organization has a rigorous point system for membership based purely on the letter grades of the student. The adviser will review your application and your point total will decide if you become a member or not.

 

I applied but I haven't heard anything yet...

 The CJSF adviser does not contact each student each trimester. If you or your parents are wondering about your application please contact Mr. Stromberg, cstromberg@tusd.k12.ca.us 

 

I have A's and B's, but I didn't qualify for membership. Why?

Membership is based on points, if you have more B's than A's you might not have enough points. If your A's are in classes like P.E or Teacher Assistant then we cannot count them. Do your best each trimester to earn the most outstanding grades you can! If you have any pluses (B+, C+) ask your teacher what you can do to get them up to the next grade level! Don't give up!

 

Why do we have to apply each trimester?

We apply each semester because grades change. We want to make sure you still qualify.

 

 

Why don't you accept late applications?

 In the laws of the state organization of CJSF it specifically states that late applications may not be accepted. Chapters that do so can lose their membership. Turning applications in on time is part of being in CJSF. Please plan ahead, stay informed, watch the news at school, and don't forget!

CJSF Advisor

My name is Colby Stromberg and I am the club advisor for CJSF.  We are accepting applications for membership for the next two weeks.  Below I have given some more information regarding what CJSF is and what we do both on and off campus.  I have also attached an application form that you can print out and send to school with your son or daughter.  If you cannot print one off, I have copies of them on my door at school room 516.
 
On campus we do recycling of paper and bottles and cans,, sell boo grams, holiday grams and valentine grams to  raise money to do a college visit during the year.  We also do a pizza card fundraiser to also help raise funds for the trip.  In the past three years we have visited UCLA, UCSD, and UCR.
 
In a addition, the students have to do 10 hours of volunteer work in the community per semester.  We like the students to not only be good student on campus but good individuals in the community.

WHAT IS CJSF?

The purpose of the California junior scholarship federation, a state-wide organization of over 600

chapters, is to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship on the part of students of

California’s public and private junior high and middle schools.

 

What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

CJSF prepares the student for high school and beyond. Membership also brings with it the opportunity

to participate in activities which benefit the school and the community.  The students get involved

by volunteering for different organizations outside of school.  Volunteering allows the students to create

connections to the community and allows the students to experience life from a different point of view.

As the students get to high school they will have to complete a minimum amount of hours for graduation

requirements.  Colleges also like to see well rounded individuals that serve their community in some

form.


Requirements for membership in 7/8 Grade CJSF

It is a MANDATORY requirement for students to apply each semester for membership, during the application acceptance period.  This goes for all students even if they are already a member of CJSF.  Students have to qualify every semester.

 

Honor Society points are granted as follows:

  • A = 3 points
  • B = 1 point *
  • C = 0 points
  • Students must earn a total of 8 points from the following subjects in the previous semester: Language Arts, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science.
  • No points are earned for PE, remedial, repeated courses, or electives.
  • A grade of "D" or "F" in any class bars a student from membership.
  • Behavior and citizenship grades must be maintained as satisfactory or better in all classes. They also must have No "N"s or "U"s in any class.
  • Students must reapply each semester.

Students qualifying for and becoming members of CJSF based on their end-of-semester grades from

 

  • 6th grade spring
  • 7th grade Fall
  • 7th grade Spring
  • 8th grade Fall
  • 8th grade Spring

 

CJSF College Field Trip

For the past 2 years our CJSF group has done a field trip to a Southern California college.  Two years ago we traveled to UCLA for a campus tour and also went to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angelas.  Last year we traveled to UCSD and did a tide pooling activity in La Jolla.  Our main fundraiser is our pizza cards donated by Pizza Factory.  We ask each student to sell at least 2 at $10 each.  If a student cannot sell them we do ask for a donation to take its place.  The trip to UCLA cost around $3000 and the UCSD trip a little over $2100.  The students raise all the money with no additional help from outside. In addition the students also raise money by selling Boo Grams and Valentine Grams.  The group also does all the recycling on campus which helps to raise more money for the field trip.  If the students cannot raise enough money we will not be able to take our yearly college tour.

CJSF Meetings

CJSF meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month after school for about 20-30 minutes in the multipurpose room.

Requirements for membership in 7/8 Grade CJSF

It is a MANDATORY requirement for students to apply each semester for membership, during the application acceptance period.
 
CJSF eligibilty points are granted as follows:
  • A = 3 points
  • B = 1 point *
  • C = 0 points
  1. Students must earn a total of 8 points from the following subjects in the previous semester: Language Arts, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science.
  2. No points are earned for PE, remedial, repeated courses, or electives.
  3. A grade of "D" or "F" in any class bars a student from membership.
  4. Behavior and citizenship grades must be maintained as satisfactory or better in all classes. as well as have No "N"s or "U"s in any class.
  5. Students must reapply each semester.
Students qualifying for and becoming members of CJSF based on their end-of-semester grades from at least three of the following four semesters will be eligible to culminate with honors from 8th grade.
 
  • 7th grade Fall
  • 7th grade Spring
  • 8th grade Fall
  • 8th grade Spring