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The THUNDERBIRD AWARD is the highest, most prestigious award a student may earn at Kastner Intermediate School.  The honor is available to seventh and eighth grade students and is awarded at the end of the year at the Principal's Award Reception. The criteria for earning this award reflects a broad base of participation, achievement and service.  To earn the THUNDERBIRD AWARD, a student must accrue a minimum of points in four distinct categories:
  • MIND - Scholarship
  • MIND - Co-Curricular
  • BODY - Physical Activity and Effort
  • SPIRIT - Personal Service
The purpose of this award is to recognize these well-rounded individuals who exemplify the qualities that Kastner Intermediate hopes to foster in all of its students: (1) the desire for self-improvement, (2) dedication and commitment in reaching goals, (3) concern for and service to others, and (4) the willingness to be a positive role model to others. 

Download and print the complete Thunderbird Award Packet and Point Sheet.

California Junior Scholarship Federation Award

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CJSF Applications for Membership
Currently being accepted for 7th and 8th students: January 18, 2021 thru January 29, 2021.
One of the highest academic honors that students can earn in secondary school is the California Junior Scholarship Federation award. The CJSF is a nationwide honor society recognized by companies & institutions, that in some instances, have been known to award scholarships. The CJSF is an academic membership to which students must apply.

Membership is for the semester following the grade period. There are no retroactive memberships given. Membership must be renewed each semester. To earn the official Honor Membership Pin, students must have been a member of CJSF at least three times during their tenure at Kastner. 
The grades used to apply for this semester membership are from your 1st Semester report card for the 20-21 school year. The last day to submit your application for membership is January 29, 2021, 3:00 PM. 

Please use the CJSF Google Form application link and Online Payment option provided below to submit your application and to make the payment for the membership fee. The cost for membership is $4.00.  This year due to Distance Learning, you can pay your membership fee online or if you prefer, you can drop off your application, with payment in the main office at Kastner. Please make it attention to Mrs. Calderon in the Lightning Cluster Office.

Charter Rules prohibit us from taking late applications, therefore, no late applications will be accepted after 1-29-2021. If you need a copy of your 1st semester Kastner Intermediate report card, you may get a copy emailed to you. Contact Mrs. Calderon at [email protected] or you may call 559-327-2607 if you have any questions.

Applications that are mailed to Kastner must be postmarked no later than 1-29-2021. 
Kastner Intermediate School, 
Attn: CJSF Membership Office
7676 North First Street
Fresno, CA 93720 

Fillable Mail-in CJSF Application

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