IKES Junior Beta Club
Contacts: Chelsea Leming & Katie Smith
Membership Requirements: 5th Grade; 4.0 GPA; teacher recommendation; yearly fee $35
Meeting Schedule: Thursdays (every other month); 2:00 - 2:45pm;
Mission: The Jr. Beta Club promote character and social responsibility, encourages service involvements to school and community, recognizes outstanding achievement, fosters leadership skills, grants scholarships, and provides a setting for your child to develop interpersonal relations skills.
Activities: The students will elect officers and will plan and develop community projects that will be employed throughout the school year.
Cherokee County School District Junior Beta Club Requirements
Cherokee County School District Junior Beta Club supports the mission of the National Beta Club which is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others
Cherokee County School District Junior Beta Club Criteria
Division I – 5th graders only
Division II – 6th – 8th graders
To be eligible for membership for the Junior Beta Club, the student must meet all of the following criteria:
• Earn all A’s in all core academic classes in previous and/or current school year – ELA, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies (in Elementary School, gifted resource class is also included)
• Achieve at the 80%ile or higher on both the Fall 2020 iReady diagnostic and the Fall 2020 easyCBM diagnostic for MCRC
• Exhibit exemplary behavior, character and attitude
• Have no more than 5 unexcused absences in previous and/or current school year
Believing that exemplary student effort and achievement should be encouraged and rewarded, and seeking to cultivate ideals of service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow, the governing body of the National Honorary Beta Club has instituted this organization for promotion of these ideals and those stated in the Beta Creed. As a member of the Junior Beta Club in Cherokee County, students must adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.
Membership is an earned privilege; not a right:
What happens if a member does not maintain eligibility for the Junior Beta Club?
• If a student falls below all A’s on his/her report card for the quarter, the member is placed on probation for the following quarter. During this probationary quarter, the student will still serve as an active member as he/she attempts to restore his/her grades to all A’s. If the member doesn’t have all A’s the next quarter, the member will be dismissed from the Jr. Beta Club. If the member does receive all A’s the next quarter, he/she returns to being a member in good standing.
• If a member receives lower than a 3 or 4 on the Georgia Milestones Assessment, the student will be dismissed from Jr. Beta Club for the following year.
• If administration deems that the member has exhibited behavior that doesn’t exemplify outstanding character, behavior, or attitude, or any behaviors of concern as defined by the CCSD Discipline Handbook, the member will be immediately placed on probation for Jr. Beta Club for the remainder of the school year. During the probationary time, the student will continue to serve as an active member unless the uncharacteristic behavior continues at which point, the student will be dismissed from the Jr. Beta Club.
• If a member reaches 6 unexcused absences during a school year, the student is placed on probation. If the student reaches 7 unexcused absences during the school year, the student will be dismissed from the Jr. Beta Club.
Note: No exceptions will be made to the probationary/dismissal process.