J. Douglas Adams Middle School


California Junior Scholarship Federation


1.  7th and 8th graders: Please save your Fall 2017 Quarter 2 report card. You will need this to apply for CJSF in August no later than 2:50 pm on Friday, January 26.  Pick up your application in Room 53 after winter break, the student office or download from the calendar >> click on the event information on January 26 to download the CJSF application. 

2.  8th grade 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 13 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.

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


Please note:  Mrs. Kennealy is available in Room 53. 


Our 2017-18 Officers are:

Selam., President

Jocelyn, Vice President

Janisha., Secretary

Shenran, Treasurer


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 2:50 PM FRIDAY, January 26, 2018 to apply for CJSF?

  • $5.00 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 Fall 2017 Quarter 2 (showing Q1 & 2 grades)
  • CJSF application

Note:  7th graders - you must reapply again next semester (based on Quarter 3 and 4 grades of Semester 2 of the 2017-18 school year) in August, 2018.


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?

  • B-Lunch meetings once a month in the Drama Room (room 53) - sign up for text reminders
  • Group or individual community service activities.
  • An activity or reward each semester of your membership.

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 13th of your 8th grade year, you will receive a gold honor cord to wear at 8th grade promotion.

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

Kennealy, Lisa

Community Service Opportunities

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


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. 




The CJSF Application window for Fall 2017 is now open for 7th and 8th graders. Please complete and return the application along with your quarter 2 report card and $5 donation before the window closes at 2:50 pm on January 26. 


Application packages can be turned in to room 53 or the student office. 


CJSF honor members of distinction will complete 20 hours of  qualified community service during their 8th grade year prior to April 13th. 


Community service logs are due no later than 2:50 pm on April 13 to room 53 or the Student Office. 


Late logs will not be accepted. 


Scholarship Opportunities

CJSF is now accepting essay applications for the CJSF 50th Anniversary DiGiovanna Memorial Award.


For details and submit essays and applications online at https://csf-cjsf.org/cjsf-awards/

Last day to submit application and essay: Saturday, January 13, 2018.


CJSF Marian Huhn Award  - Application


The Marian Huhn Memorial Award recognizes outstanding honor members of California Junior Scholarship Federation for their academic excellence and service to the school and community. In 1989, the “CJSF Honor Award” was renamed in remembrance of former CJSF Registrar Marian Huhn.  Nominees are selected based on their contributions to their chapter, school, and community.

  1. Application window:  January 1 through 11:30 am on February 5th.

    • PLEASE NOTE:  If you are applying for this award and are chosen to represent Adams Middle School you must be able to participate in the Huhn Workshop at their region’s spring conference on Saturday, March 10, 2018, Saturday at St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco. Past nominees have found this to be a very rewarding experience.

  2. Student applications will be reviewed and scored by a committee to determine two nominees to represent Adams Middle School at the CJSF Spring Regional Conference to be considered. 

  3. AMS students nominated to represent Adams Middle School at the regional conference will be advised by February 15. 

To apply for this award, please EMAIL the following PDF’s to Mrs. Kennealy at LKennealy@brentwood.k12.ca.us no later than 11:30 am on Monday, February 5 to be considered for this award.  
the financial award.

  1. Student and parent names and contact information: mailing address, phone, and email (PDF)

  2. Service & Awards (PDF) – Prepare a single document with the following category headings. List items using bullet points. Include degree and length of involvement. Only list items that have occurred in 7th & 8th grade, but include previous years if activity has continued into 7th & 8th (eg. played AYSO soccer from 3rd grade to present)

    • CJSF Service & Activities

    • Academic Awards & Activities

    • School Service & Activities

    • Community Service & Activities

  3. Nominee’s Personal Statement (PDF) – Limit to one double-spaced page. The letter should give the selection committee insight into the nominee’s character, interests, hobbies, and goals for the future. Please do not include photographs.

  4. Community Member Letter (PDF) – Advisers may provide a written explanation of the award, with guidelines similar to the above, for the nominee to present to the community person when he/she requests the letter of recommendation. Remember, the letter should not be written by an adult who is a relative of the nominee or someone associated with school (including teachers). Limit to one page.

  5. Signed Publicity Release Form (PDF)