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Gail Trenerry   Music Teacher


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.


President  Shanmugam Valliappan
Vice President  Sahasra Akumalla
Treasurer Harshini Elamparithi
Secretary  Nikhil Mantramurti 
Activities Dirs.  Aayush Koppisetty and Sritha Yaramaka


CJSF Announcements
Welcome to the new school year!
CJSF registration is now open to all current 8th grade GRMS students.  Below you will find an application link for you to use to apply for CJSF membership this Fall 2023.   You will need to be in your school email when applying - the link will not work if copied and sent from your personal email.  The application window will close on Friday, September 1st, at 5:00pm.  Membership dues ($5) will be donated at our first meeting on Friday, September 16th.
Meetings will be held after school in the GRMS MPR from 2:55-3:15pm, and normally occur once a month.  A meeting schedule may be found on the club Schoology site (once accepted).  Returning CJSF students who joined in 7th grade will have an opportunity to run for office.  Below is a link that will provide officer titles along with duties and responsibility.  If you are interested in being an officer please email me at to be placed on a ballot.  We will have our officer elections at our first meeting on September 16th. 
CJSF Fall 2023 Application
CJSF Officer Request Form
Look forward to seeing you in CJSF!
Please see the sidebar for updated meeting and application dates.CJSF2-Page-Header
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. Meetings will last approximately 15 minutes unless there are specific items to go over such as elections.
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"=3 pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts.  Students must earn 8 points per semester.  Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English, History, and a language. 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 15 hours of volunteer service per semester; 5 hours in school and 3 hours outside of school, and 7 hours from school/community. 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?
We are going digital!  Students will receive an email on their school email with a link to the CJSF application.  Students will then click on the link, complete the application, and submit with a copy of last semester grades.  The deadline for submittals will be posted online.  No hard copies will be accepted.  Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.  Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements.  Membership status will be posted outside Mrs. Trenerry's room, M119.


Fall/Spring Semester Dates Fall 2023
Fall 8th Grade Applications Due September 1st
Meeting 1 and Officer Elections - September 22 - 2:50-4:00pm
Meeting 2 - October 27th - 2:50-3:15pm
Meeting 3 - November 16th - 2:50-3:15pm
Meeting 4 - December 7th - 2:50-3:15pm
Spring 7th and 8th Grade Applications Due - January 19th
Meeting 5 - January 26th - 2:50-3:30pm
Meeting 6 - February 16th - 2:50-3:15pm
Meeting 7 - March 14th - 2:50-3:15pm
Meeting 8 and Award Ceremony - April 19th - 2:50-4:00pm



Websites for volunteer 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. You can download the application on the website and then mail your completed application 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. There are lists of volunteer opportunities with a "sign up" button next to it.