Week of March 19, 2016

Every Wednesday – Early Out

Dismissal 1:25 pm

Progress Report will be sent home at the end of the Day Friday March 23 with every student. Students picked up early will need to get their Progress report on Tuesday April 3rd from their Advisory Teacher.

 Spring Break – March 26 to April 2

Classes Resume Tuesday April 

 

Time is Running OUT!! Less than 80 yearbooks left for purchase! Pre-Order your Yearbook Today! Purchase Deadline is 3/26/18 for ONLY $35 Cash or On-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID Code:12679918  Price of Yearbook will increase to $40 after 3/26/18. Fist come First Served. Don’t get left out. Yearbooks can be pre-purchased during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY! Delivery of Yearbook will be in May 2018.

 

Thank you to the 239 Students that turned in the Survey!  We still need 436 surveys to be 100%. Please continue to bring in your survey.  Parent Climate Surveys – All students please return your survey and receive a Positive Referral PLUS your name will be entered in a Special Drawing from our Incentive Super Prize Stash, doubling your chance to win a prize.  So, ALL students, make sure and return your completed Parent Climate Survey to your Advisory Teacher. Our goal is to reach 100% of surveys turned in!  Last day to turn in surveys is Tuesday March 20th Go Chargers!!

 

8th Grade – Graduation Trip to Magic Mountain 2018 Information

The following information was sent home with all 8th Grade students Friday March 16 , 2018

Dear Parents,

This letter is to inform you that for the first time in many years’ students who are currently eligible to graduate will be have the opportunity to go to Six Flags as a group.  Up to four charter busses have been reserved and discounted tickets are available for the students to purchase (if a student currently has an annual pass, the student may use the pass for this trip – they will only be required to pay for the cost of the bus transportation).  The cost is $70 for both the admission ticket and chartered bus (or $32 for bus only).  The trip is scheduled for Saturday, April 7.  The bus leaves Chipman parking lot at 8 A.M. and returns to the Chipman parking lot at approximately 7 P.M. (meaning the students will be required to meet their chaperones near the exit at 4:30 P.M.).  Chipman teachers and staff will serve as chaperones.

Because the students will be traveling out of town on a weekend, we are insisting that they return to Chipman on the bus.  For your child’s safety we will not release them to any adult at Six Flags in order for your child to stay later – we will expect all students to board the bus at the designated meeting area and return at the agreed upon time.  If you would like for your child to stay at Six Flags for a longer time, then this is simply not the trip for them.  We want them to have fun, but even more importantly, we want them to come home safely.

We hate to sound inflexible, but again, for your child’s safety and for your peace of mind, we cannot afford for a mix-up or for anything to go wrong and appreciate your understanding in the matter.

Additionally, because of the short turn-around between now and the actual trip (the trip falls on the Saturday following Spring Break), we must insist on a cash-only payment.  We will not have time to manage any bounced checks in the unfortunate event of a checking account mix-up.  Again, we appreciate your understanding.

We expect any student who purchases a ticket to have a current GPA that makes them eligible to graduate.  We will have 3rd quarter grades entered into the system over the weekend and we will sell tickets Monday morning to students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  Additionally, we will not sell tickets to students who have recently been involved in aggressive behavior (fights/bullying/etc.).  We expect students to be on excellent behavior (always, but especially while out of town) as this is the best way for us to ensure their safety.

By signing below, we know that you will allow your child to purchase a ticket and that you agree ahead of time for them to return to Chipman on the chartered bus at the agreed upon time.  The official BCSD permission slip will be also need to be signed after purchase of ticket.

We agree to these terms:

Student: _______________________________

Parent: ________________________________

Sincerely,

Russ Taylor

Principal, Chipman Jr. High

 

The following information was sent home with all 8th Grade students Wednesday March 14 , 2018

Hello Chipman Chargers!  If you are an 8th grade student with a clean discipline record (no fights or similar aggressive behavior) and are currently eligible for the graduation ceremony, you may be interested in this official announcement.

The Chipman student council will sponsor an 8th grade trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday April 7th (the Saturday following Spring Break) for students who are currently eligible for the Chipman graduation ceremony in June.  Your 3rd quarter GPA will be averaged with your previous 7th and 8th grade semester grades – students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to be eligible to purchase a ticket.  The bus will leave Chipman at 8:00 a.m. and leave Six Flags Parking lot at 5:00 p.m. (arriving at Chipman by approximately 7:00 p.m.) Students will meet their chaperones inside the park near the exit at 4:30 p.m. to take roll and begin walking to the bus.  We will all walk to the busses together.

A limited number of tickets will be sold on a first-come basis beginning Monday morning March 19.  Tickets will be sold to eligible 8th grade students until the reserved busses are full.  Once the initial busses are sold out, we will start a waiting list.  We will only sell tickets for the final bus if a.) the first busses are sold out, AND b.) there are enough students to completely fill the final bus.   Please note, if the final bus is not completely filled, the students who paid for that bus will be issued complete refunds and will then be placed on a wait list in order of: who paid first.   We cannot send a partially filled bus as this will dramatically increase the price of the tickets.

Ticket price is $70 (cash only – no checks).  A paid ticket will include a charted bus ride from Chipman (to and from the park) and park entrance ticket.  All other expenses are not included (food, drink, games, souvenirs, etc.).  Students may use their Six Flags annual pass if they have one; if student is using their annual pass, the cost for the chartered bus will be $32 (again, this must be purchased using cash only).

*Because this trip takes students out of town, we insist that all students who participate return to Chipman on the chartered bus – parents or guardians will not be allowed to pick up their child at the park.  Parents will be required to agree to this necessary rule for the student’s safety prior to student purchasing a ticket.  Students must submit their signed parent permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  No exceptions.

Because this is an extra-curricular and out-of-town activity, students who have a history of fighting or aggressive behavior will not be allowed to purchase a ticket.  If a student becomes ineligible for the trip after purchasing a ticket (aggressive behavior e.g. fighting, bullying, etc.), they will receive a refund and their ticket will be sold to the student who is first on waiting list.

 

8th Grade High School Information

Mira Monte High School – 8th Grade Open House – Thursday 4/5/18 – Important info, speak to advisors, coaches, students involved in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities offered.  6-7 pm in Gymnasium – Registration Material will be distributed and you will have the opportunity to purchase Pride gear, ASB membership, Yearbooks and PE Clothes.

Bakersfield High School – Incoming 9th Orientation – April 16th 6:00pm BHS Harvey Auditorium (Registration packet will be given out.). Registration – Tuesday April 17th 3:30-6:30 pm – BHS Cafeteria (Must have Photo ID-No Exceptions, Current Utility Bill-Proof of Residency, Immunization Record, Last Report Card, Birth Certificate. If you have any questions call 661-324-9841.

Highland High School – Incoming 9th Orientation – April 5th 4:30-6:30 PM Highland Gym – Important info, speak to advisors, coaches, students involved in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities offered.  Registration Material will be distributed and you will have the opportunity to purchase Plaid gear, ASB membership, Yearbooks and PE Clothes.   Registration –  April 25 & 26 by appointment only, 4-7 pm in cafeteria.

East Bakersfield High School – Incoming 9th Orientation – April 5th 5:00-7:00 PM East High Gym.  Registration –  April 9, 11, 12 Administration Building 5-7 pm in cafeteria.

 

Week of March 12, 2018

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 pm

2-Hour Late Start – Thursday 3/15 – Gates Open at 9:00 am – First Bell Rings at 9:37 – Breakfast will Not be served.

 

Thank you to the 172 Students that turned in the Parent Survey!  We still need 700 surveys to be 100%. Please continue to bring in your parent survey. Another drawing will be held Friday 3/16/18. If you need another survey, ask your Advisory Teacher.

Parent Climate Surveys – All students please return your survey and receive a Positive Referral PLUS your name will be entered in a Special Drawing from our Incentive Super Prize Stash, doubling your chance to win a prize.  So, ALL students, make sure and return your completed Parent Climate Survey to your Advisory Teacher. Our goal is to reach 100% of surveys turned in!  Go Chargers!!

Positive Referral Winner – Parent Survey:  Congratulations! Olivia Flores

 

Boys/Girls Softball Away Games on 3/15/18 against Compton between 3:00-4:00.  You may attend a sports game here at Chipman if….

1.You attend with your parents. (Enforced if attending an away game.  Students are not allowed on another school campus unsupervised.)

2.You have a 4.0 card.

3.You have at least a 3.0. GPA – requirements will be checked at the gate prior to you entering the field to watch the game.

Friday Games – No Afterschool Bus for students staying to support our teams. All students must follow above instructions and have prior arrangements for transportation home after the game.

 

Time is Running OUT!! Less than 85 yearbooks left for purchase! Pre-Order your Yearbook Today!

Purchase Deadline is 3/26/18 for ONLY $35 Cash or On-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID Code:12679918

Price of Yearbook will increase to $40 after 3/26/18. Fist come First Served. Don’t get left out. Yearbooks can be pre-purchased during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!  Delivery of Yearbook will be in May 2018.

 

8th Grade High School Information

Mira Monte High School – 8th Grade Open House – Thursday 4/5/18 – Important info, speak to advisors, coaches, students involved in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities offered.  6-7 pm in Gymnasium – Registration Material will be distributed and you will have the opportunity to purchase Pride gear, ASB membership, Yearbooks and PE Clothes.

Bakersfield High School – Incoming 9th Orientation – April 16th 6:00 pm BHS Harvey Auditorium (Registration packet will be given out.). Registration – Tuesday April 17th 3:30-6:30 pm – BHS Cafeteria (Must have Photo ID-No Exceptions, Current Utility Bill-Proof of Residency, Immunization Record, Last Report Card, Birth Certificate. If you have any questions call 661-324-9841.

 

Something for Everyone – Lunch Time Activities

March Madness is here! Sign your teams for the spike ball tournament in room 720 at lunch. All you need is a teammate and a college name. 

Students who enjoy playing Yugioh, Pokemon, and Magic of the Gathering are encouraged to join up. We will meet Monday to Thursday in room 220 w/Mrs. Lee.

Anime League will be with Mrs. Salem on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch, in room 950, and with Mr. Johnson in room 430 on Mondays and Wednesdays, also during lunch.

Japanese League will be held on Fridays during lunch in Room 950.  Students should come ready to learn.

Math Homework Activities will be held in room 610 (Ntui) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during lunch.

Meet the World League, also called International League will be held on Fridays in room 610 (Ntui) during lunch. Come and learn about different countries and cultures of the world.  The door is open to everyone, so come and sign in during lunch.

Room 240 (Johns) will be open for math tutoring or homework make-up for any student during lunch on Wednesday and Thursdays this week. Students must actually be there to work, and not to play games.

 

After School Activities

After School Practice:All practices are Mon, Tues & Thurs from 2:00-3:00, unless there is a game scheduled.  Boys Softball Mr. Rojas, Track & Field – Mr. Figures, Girls Softball – Ms. Muro.

Migrant Education after school class meets in Room 980 with Mrs. Barrientos on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 for those who have returned a permission slip.

Youth Achievement Program.  Activities to be held every week Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm in Rm 210. Must have permission slip!

Robotics Team will meet in room 620 (Wittman) 2:00 – 2:45 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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Chipman Junior High
2905 Eissler Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone 661-631-5210
Fax 661-871-7007

 

Principal:
Russell Taylor


First Day of School
August 16, 2017

2-Hour Late Start Dates

Aug. 24, Sept. 14,  Oct. 19,
Nov. 30, Jan. 18,
Feb. 15, Mar. 15,  Apr. 12
 

What We Offer

Chipman Junior High School offers multiple and diversified educational experiences for approximately 850 students. Chipman supports and nurtures the learning of all students.

Our Mission

Vision
Chipman’s vision is to become an exemplary model of academic and behavioral excellence where the adults inspire all students to achieve academic excellence and become well-rounded productive citizens who value education.

Mission Statement
Chipman’s mission is to ensure a safe, nurturing, engaging environment in which all students receive an effective, world-class, comprehensive education that prepares them for high school, career, college, and beyond.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.