August 16th, 2017
Olympus Junior High School is proud of having a well established chapter of California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). Founded in 1967, CJSF fosters high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle school grades. CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while fostering pride in scholastic achievement. In recent years, the rapid growth of CJSF has greatly strengthened CSF at the high school level. CJSF ties in well with our Academic Awards Program, which is sponsored by our PTC.
CJSF is meant to recognize students for their hard work and dedication to their academics. Students may become Honor Award Members through their membership. Students who qualify and are part of CJSF for a minimum of two trimesters of each 7th grade and 8th grade (four trimesters minimum) will be honored. Current applications are based on 3rd trimester grades from the 2016-2017 school year, which means only 8th graders are permitted to apply during this application period. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, September 14th.
Those who qualify have the Honor Award seal placed on their certificate of promotion and are eligible to wear the CJSF gold pin at graduation. All 8th grade CJSF Honor members will be recognized at graduation as well. CJSF also sponsors an awards program. Each year, advisers nominate two outstanding members for special recognition in the CJSF Outstanding Student Award program. Those selected as winners by regional subcommittees are presented with a $250 award and medallion, in addition to the certificate.
In order to be part of CJSF, a student needs to submit his/her application and a recommended $20 yearly donation by no later than December 8th. A student only has to apply and pay the fee once each school year. Once your student is part of CJSF, he/she will attend monthly club meetings at lunch to discuss upcoming events. Events that CJSF members may plan can include the following: create a Service Learning Project, organize a field trip to a college or business, and arrange guest speakers to speak to the club members about college and/or careers. Donations will go toward events put on for CJSF, paying our school’s yearly charter fee, and the special awards that are presented to Honor members.
We hope that parents and our students will become involved in this exciting opportunity here at Olympus Junior High. For further questions, please contact the CJSF advisors.
Shalyn Fowler Kristi Washburn