J. Douglas Adams Middle School


California Junior Scholarship Federation


1.  The first application period is now closed. CJSF Application window opened July 30 and closed at 12:30 pm on Monday, August 20.  The next application period will be in January 2019. Please check back during winter break and keep your Quarter 2 report card handy.

2.  8th graders may begin logging your community service hours for CJSF Honor membership with distinction (and earn a gold cord for promotion). 20 hours are due by Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm. Any hours that you are receiving credit for in a class or completing as a personal benefit fundraiser (ie. TA, Leadership) do not qualify, with the exception of Boy Scout tree pick-up hours as they are also doing a service for our community.  Pick up a service log in Room 53 or this link

3. Sign up for Text Reminders: https://www.remind.com/join/amscjsf


Please note:  Mrs. Bartling is available in Room 18. 


Our 2018-19 Officers are:

Mason T., President

Michael , Vice President

Emma C., Treasurer

Sydney & Mia V., Co-Secretary/Community Service



FAQ – California Junior Scholarship Federation – Chapter #1279


What is CJSF?

The purpose of the California Junior Scholarship Federation,a statewide organization of over 600 chapters, dedicated to high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship. Per CJSF statewide qualification standards - this club is open to qualifying 7th and 8th graders (based on 7th and 8th grade grades).


What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

CJSF prepares students for CSF membership in high school.  Membership also brings with it the opportunity to earn scholarships for college and participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.


What do I need to turn in by 12:30 PM Monday, January 28, 2019 to apply for CJSF?

  • $7.00 donation
  • A minimum of 2-A’s and 2-B in your core subjects each quarter (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science)
  • Your report card from Quarter 2 (showing Q1 & Q2 grades)
  • CJSF application signed by yourself and a parent.


Why don't you accept late or incomplete applications?

PLEASE TURN IN APPLICATION EARLY! Incomplete applications will not be accepted and cannot be corrected after the deadline. 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!


What activities may CJSF members participate in?

  • Sign up for text reminders for meeting announcements. Meetings will be held after school
  • Group or individual community service activities.

What is Honor Membership?

To obtain honor membership, you must qualify and apply for membership in 3 out of the 4 semesters of your seventh and eighth grade years.


What awards do CJSF members receive?

Honor members will receive the following awards at the end of 8th grade:

  • An honor certificate of recognition, membership pin, and the CJSF gold seal for your promotion certificate.
  • In addition to being an honor member, if you complete a minimum of 20 approved community service hours by April 12th of your 8th grade year, you will receive a gold honor cord to wear at 8th grade promotion. Late hours will not be accepted. 

What happens if I receive a referral or suspension when I am a member of CJSF?

  • A referral or suspension for ANY reason will result in your CJSF membership being revoked for the semester during which the disciplinary action took place.  However, you will be able to reapply for CJSF the following semester.

CJSF Director

Bartling, Katie
Math/Sci 6 Teacher

CJSF Meeting Notes

August 7, 2018 - CJSF Meeting notes  (you must be logged in to your BUSD Google Account to access the notes). 


August 21, 2018 - Elections and Money approvals

Community Service Opportunities

Community Service opportunities will be shared here when received by the community. 

  • Need Community Service Hours?   Here's a local website that will help you to sign-up for volunteer opportunities around our area.

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Friday, September 14, 2018

    •  Ron Nunn Parents Club is hosting a fundraiser on September 14th from 5:30 - 8:30.  This is a big fundraiser for us and we need all the help we can get. 

    • Contact:  Leigh Poole, RNPC Volunteer Coordinator; leigh_poole05@yahoo.com 

      • with your full name, grade, school and that you would like to volunteer to help. 

      • 1. For students planning to start at 5:30, have them check in with me at 5:15 to get name tags and instructions.  I will be at the RNPC table which will be set up at the blacktop in back of the school where the event will take place.  For students starting at 6pm, have them come see me at the RNPC table when they arrive.


        2.  Wear your leadership/school shirt.


        3.  All student volunteers will have a 30 minute break. The break schedule will be posted at each station. RNPC will provide a slice of pizza and a bottle of water for all volunteers.  Have the students come by the RNPC table during their scheduled break time to get their slice of pizza.


        4.  The event ends at 8:30pm.  Please have parents on time ready to pick up their student.


        5.  I am the parent in charge.  All student volunteers must sign out with me before leaving to receive certificate of hours earned.

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Marsh Creek Clean-up Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - AMS Parent Club Car Wash - September 15, 2018

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - HawktoberFest 2018 at Marsh Creek Elementary - October 20, 2018

    • HawktoberFest 2018 is one of Marsh Creek Elementary's awesome fest celebrating Fall and fun filled event that all kids love.

      This wonderful event will not be a success without your awesome help.

      We are requesting you to kindly volunteer, by signing up using this SignUp Genius link.


      Hawktober Fest 2018 Marsh Creek Elementary

      Date and Time: Saturday, Oct 20 from 10am-3pm

      at Marsh Creek Elementary

      601 Grant St, Brentwood, CA 94513

      Hope you can volunteer and please signup for a volunteering spot.


  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Brentwood Regional Community Chest - December 14-15, 2018

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Shepherd's Gate - September 22, 2018:

    • On September 22nd, we are hosting our 3rd annual 5k - Run for Freedom at Shepherd's Gate-Brentwood. This event would not be possible without amazing volunteers helping us! If any of your leadership students are interested in receiving volunteer hours, we would love to have their help with our event.

    • Here is the event link with more information: https://www.shepherdsgate.org/5k/

    • If anyone is interested in volunteering, he/she can sign up here: http://signup.com/go/MquJTxj

    • Tracy Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Shepherd's Gate - Brentwood


Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts offer an abundance of opportunities to help our local community, and beyond, and build leadership skills. It's not too late to join these organizations.

  • If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, please see Mrs. Pospisil, our librarian for more information.
  • If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, please see Mrs. Kennealy for more information.