CJSF is a membership based award opportunity for all 7th and 8th grade students based on their academic record while at Reyburn. It is earned by having qualifying semester grades using a point system specified in the CJSF State By-Laws. Membership is available for the fall and spring semester for all 8th graders and all 7th graders are able to apply for membership during the spring semester. There is a meeting held at the beginning of each semester to discuss the qualifications for membership, the points system used according to the by-laws and to disperse the applications. 8th graders are also eligible to earn the CJSF Honor award if they earn membership during the spring semester of their 7th grade year and both the fall and spring semesters of their 8th grade year. Students must submit their applications by the due date stated on the application. CJSF students are honored during the spring academic awards that take place the last week of school.
Character Counts Award
The Character Counts award is given annually to twelve 7th graders and twelve 8th graders. The students are nominated for each of the 6 pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) by their teachers and the students with the greatest number of nominations receive the award. These students are honored during an evening ceremony.
Hope of America
One 8th grade student from each Clovis Unified intermediate school is the recipient of the coveted Hope of America Award. This award is given by the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis. The Hope of America award was established by the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis to recognize and encourage students who have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership, community service and good character.
The Principal's Medallion award is available to all 8th grade students based on their academic records. Students must earn a 4.0 GPA during all of their semester grade reporting periods as a 7th and 8th grader. Since students enrolled in advanced math 7 or advanced math 8 are taking a class a year in advance of their classmates, they may earn a B in either of those classes and still qualify for the Principal's Medallion award. Only fall and spring semester grades are considered, 6 and 12 week progress reports are not evaluated for this award. Students earning the Principal's Medallion award are honored during an evening ceremony in May.
Teacher's Choice Award
Every other month Reyburn teachers are invited to choose one student from any of their classes to honor by giving them the Teacher's Choice award. These students are honored during a pizza luncheon where they receive a certificate and limited edition spirit shirt. Teachers choose these students for a variety of reasons which may include success in their classroom, improvement, recognition for a specific action observed in class, etc.
Timberwolf Way Award
The Timberwolf Way award is available to all 7th and 8th grade students. This award is to recognize students who have excelled in the areas of mind, body and spirit and the pillars of Character Counts. Students must complete a Timberwolf Way award application and submit it by the due date on the application. The draft application may be found in the back of the school-provided student planner or by seeing Miss Kruser in room 402. There are three different levels of this award: the Peak Performance, Apex and Leader of the Pack. Students earn the Peak Performance by earning 32-44 points, Apex by earning 45 or more points and the Leader of the Pack award is given to the student with the greatest number of points in each grade level. These students are honored at the spring academic awards ceremony the last week of school. Family and friends are invited to attend. Please note, this application is subject to change.
Top Student Awards
During the spring academic awards ceremony students are given top awards based on their performance in specific courses, athletics and overall accomplishments and contributions as a member of the wolfpack. One student from each grade level is awarded the top award for each subject matter course including electives. These awards are determined by all of the teachers who teach that specific subject. For example, as a group, all of the science teachers choose one student to receive the top science student award. One 8th grade girl and one 8th grade boy are also chosen as Athlete of the Year Award recipients. These winners are determined by collective input from all of the athletics coach and Athletic Director. The top award available to any 7th grade or 8th grade student is the Timberwolf Achievement Award. Two boys and two girls are chosen each year from each grade level to earn this award. the winners are chosen by nominations from all of the 7th/8th grade Reyburn teachers. The student who earns the Hope of America (please see above explanation) is also recognized at the spring academic awards ceremony during the last week of school. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
* Please note these awards and their qualifications are subject to change. All awards are currently tentative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about any of these award opportunities feel free to contact Reyburn's Activities Director, Kaitlin Kruser at firstname.lastname@example.org