Week of January 16, 2017

MLK Day  – Monday January 16, 2017 – No Scool

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

Reminder:  Because we have both students and staff who have severe respiratory allergies, Chipman does not allow any type of sprays to be used at school (cologne, perfume, body spray, etc.).  Anyone caught using any types of these sprays will face certain disciplinary action.

Beginning in January 2017 the price of the yearbook will be $35.  Yearbooks are hard cover and all in color.  You can also add your picture and name on the cover for an additional $5.  You can pre-purchase your yearbook on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code (12679917) or you can purchase at school during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!

 

The next incentive trip will be in February following our next Benchmark testing window.  The incentive window began yesterday, the 28th and will go through February 2rd.  Following are the ways that you can increase your chances to win a seat on the bus for the incentive trip:

  • Good Attendance (No more than two absences or lates to 1st period between November 28th and February 3rd.
  • Getting to class or in line before the late bell rings
  • Improving or passing your benchmark scores
  • Being a good citizen in each or your classes and on the yard.  This means following the rules in class or out of class, participating, staying on task, and definitely not having to be sent out of class for disruptive behavior.

 

2017 New York Trip: Deadline to sign up is Feb. 15.  2018 New York Trip: Sign ups are open now.  See Mrs. Kornbau room 110 for more information.

Science Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to the announcements.  ALL Science Fair participants need to come to Science Group after school at 2:05 on either Tuesday (room 230) or Thursday (room 260) of this week to check in with Mrs. Lee or Mrs. Bogursky.

In need of a quiet place to read at lunch? Tuesdays and Thursdays, quiet reading room now available in 930 with Mrs. Garza. NOTE: Battle of the Books should still drop by on Tuesdays for updates.

Mathcounts will be held in room #650 on Monday from 2-3 and on Wednesday and Fridays at lunchtime.  Mr. Wittman will be the mathcounts coach.

With Mr. Rojas – Boys Softball Tryouts for 8th graders Tuesday 1/17 and Thursday 1/19 for 7th graders.

Oral Language practices will be Wednesday at lunch and Tuesday after school. Also, will you put that the county competition is on Saturday, January 28th at Stonecreek Junior High. It is located at 8000 Akers Road, 93313, and the competition starts at 11:30 a.m.

Karaoke Singers during lunch Mondays and Thursday room 310. (Heasley)

100 mile club meets every morning on the track. Come and join us every morning on the track. Stay fit! (Rojas)

Art Club starting Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch in room 230. (Lee)

Come play chess on Wednesdays and Fridays at lunch in room 460.  (Eyres)

The Anime and Manga Social Group will be meeting in room 220 at lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Come join the fun! (Gunderson)

Robotics Team meeting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm in room 130 (Venegas)

Week of January 9, 2017

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

2-Hour Late Start Thursday 1/12/17 – Gates Open at 9:00

Friday 1/13/17 – Report Cards sent Home End of Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday 1/16/17 – No School

Beginning in January 2017 the price of the yearbook will be $35.  Yearbooks are hard cover and all in color.  You can also add your picture and name on the cover for an additional $5.  You can pre-purchase your yearbook on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code (12679917) or you can purchase at school during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!  Early Bird Special will only last until the end of December.

The next incentive trip will be in February following our next Benchmark testing window.  The incentive window began yesterday, the 28th and will go through February 2rd.  Following are the ways that you can increase your chances to win a seat on the bus for the incentive trip:

  • Good Attendance (No more than two absences or lates to 1st period between November 28th and February 3rd.
  • Getting to class or in line before the late bell rings
  • Improving or passing your benchmark scores
  • Being a good citizen in each or your classes and on the yard.  This means following the rules in class or out of class, participating, staying on task, and definitely not having to be sent out of class for disruptive behavior.

 

In need of a quiet place to read at lunch? Tuesdays and Thursdays, quiet reading room now available in 930 with Mrs. Garza. NOTE: Battle of the Books should still drop by on Tuesdays for updates.

Mathcounts will be held in room #650 on Monday from 2-3 and on Wednesday and Fridays at lunchtime.  Mr. Wittman will be the mathcounts coach.

Softball sign ups with Mr. Rojas in Rm 420 during the first 15 mins of lunch. Tryouts start 1-16-17 for 7 th and 1-17-17 for 8th after school.

Oral Language practices will be Wednesday and Thursday at lunch and Tuesday after school. Also, will you put that the county competition is on Saturday, January 28th at Stonecreek Junior High. It is located at 8000 Akers Road, 93313, and the competition starts at 11:30 a.m.

Karaoke Singers during lunch Mondays and Thursday room 310. (Heasley)

100 mile club meets every morning on the track. Come and join us every morning on the track. Stay fit! (Rojas)

Art Club starting Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch in room 230. (Lee)

Battle of the Books will now only meet on Thursdays in the library until closer to the competition.

Come play chess on Wednesdays and Fridays at lunch in room 460.  (Eyres)

The Anime and Manga Social Group will be meeting in room 220 at lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Come join the fun! (Gunderson)

Robotics Team meeting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm in room 130 (Venegas)

Week of December 19, 2016

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus

Minimum Day – Friday 12/23/16 – Dismissal 1:00 pm

Winter Vacations – 12/26/16 to 1/6/17 – No School

Congratulations to the girls cross country team who placed 2nd overall in the meet on Saturday. Also, congratulations to Chloe Garcia, Caitlyn Brewster, and Jacob Yagers who placed individually at the meet.

Next Week is Holiday Spirit Week!!

Each Advisory will be in competition to see who has the best Holiday Spirit:

Tuesday 12/20 – Holiday Hats

Wednesday 10/21 – Ugliest Holiday Sweater – (ask your parents for their ugliest holiday sweater)

Thursday 10/22 – Holiday Socks

Friday 10/23 – Dress Up as your Favorite Holiday Character

Remind your teachers to keep track of how many students participate each day.  May the Best Holiday Spirt Advisory Win!!!

Next Away Boys & Girls Basketball and Soccer games are on 12/22/16 against Stiern between 2:45-3:45 pm, (or when all referees arrive).  You may attend a sports game here at Chipman if….

  1. You attend with your parents. (Students are NOT allowed on another school campus without parent supervision).
  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.
  4. 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.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY 14 BABY PHOTOS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN FOR THE YEARBOOK.  LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER 6 PAGES OF PHOTOS.  So let’s bring those photos in, all information is below!!!

Extended to 12/23/16 – Attention 8th Grade Students: We want to see your BABY Photo in this year’s Chipman Yearbook.  Bring a baby picture (no larger than 4×6) and $5 CASH ONLY and turn into our Yearbook Committee during your lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Extended to 12/23/16 – 8th Grade Students:  Your parents can also purchase a 40 word “Good Job” – “I’m Proud of You” – “Congratulations Graduate” insert, to be placed in the yearbook for an additional $5 CASH ONLY.  You can also turn this into our Yearbook Committee during your lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Or if your parent wants to surprise you, they can come by the school office

Absolutely the LAST CHANCE to buy your Yearbook for $25! Beginning in January 2017 the price of the yearbook will be $35.  Yearbooks are hard cover and all in color.  You can also add your picture and name on the cover for an additional $5.  You can pre-purchase your yearbook on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code (12679917) or you can purchase at school during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!  Early Bird Special will only last until the end of December. So, BUY your YEARBOOK NOW!!

The next incentive trip will be in February following our next Benchmark testing window.  The incentive window began yesterday, the 28th and will go through February 2rd.  Following are the ways that you can increase your chances to win a seat on the bus for the incentive trip:

  • Good Attendance (No more than two absences or lates to 1st period between November 28th and February 3rd.
  • Getting to class or in line before the late bell rings
  • Improving or passing your benchmark scores
  • Being a good citizen in each or your classes and on the yard.  This means following the rules in class or out of class, participating, staying on task, and definitely not having to be sent out of class for disruptive behavior.

Karaoke Singers during lunch Mondays and Thursday room 310. (Heasley)

100 mile club meets every morning on the track. Come and join us every morning on the track. Stay fit! (Rojas)

Art Club starting Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch in room 230. (Lee)

Battle of the Books will now only meet on Thursdays in the library until closer to the competition.

Come play chess on Wednesdays and Fridays at lunch in room 460.  (Eyres)

The Anime and Manga Social Group will be meeting in room 220 at lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Come join the fun! (Gunderson)

Robotics Team meeting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm in room 130 (Venegas)

Week of December 5, 2016

Minimum Day – Friday 12/23/16 – Dismissal 1:00 pm

Winter Vacations – 12/26/16 to 1/9/17 – No School

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Starting next week December 12th through December 23rd, students may wear holiday hats to school.  The only exception is: No bells, no blinking lights and if your classroom teacher asks that you remove them during class you are to do so.  Hats will be taken if rules are not followed and parents will need to pick up the items.

Boys & Girls Basketball and Soccer games are Monday 12/12/16 at Chipman against Washington between 2:45-3:45 pm, (or when all referees arrive).  You may attend a sports game here at Chipman if….

  1. You attend with your parents. (Students are NOT allowed on another school campus without parent supervision).
  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.
  4. Friday Games – No After school Bus for students staying to support our teams. All students must follow above instructions and have prior arrangements for transportation home after the game.

4.0 Pizza Party for 8th grade Friday 12/9/16.  Students are to report to the library during your lunch hour.

Don’t forget about our Toy Drive for Jamison Center. These kids are not able to be with families for the holidays so we are hoping to help cheer them up. Your advisory class will hold your donations which can be new toys, used toys (that are in good shape), or even books. All donations will need to be turned in by Friday, December 9th. Let’s show the kids at the Jamison Center how great Chipman Jr. High is!!

Interested in becoming a part of Chipman’s History Day Team? For information, visit the website https://kern.org/cia/2013/12/history-day/

The deadline for students is Friday January 27, 2017.

Honor Flight Update!!  Our new total is now $410.31.  We will still be accepting donations until December 7th!!!!!!!

Book Fair will be December 12th through December 16th in the library.  Book Fair will be open 7:20 to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 7:20 to 1:00 pm.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY 14 BABY PHOTOS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN FOR THE YEARBOOK.  LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER 6 PAGES OF PHOTOS.  So let’s bring those photos in, all information is below!!!

Attention 8th Grade Students: We want to see your BABY Photo in this year’s Chipman Yearbook.  Bring a baby picture (no larger than 4×6) and $5 CASH ONLY and turn into our Yearbook Committee during your lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Make sure you pick up this information from your 6th period class.)

8th Grade Students:  Your parents can also purchase a 40 word “Good Job” – “I’m Proud of You” – “Congratulations Graduate” insert, to be placed in the yearbook for an additional $5 CASH ONLY.  You can also turn this into our Yearbook Committee during your lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Or if your parent wants to surprise you, they can come by the school office.  (Make sure you pick up this information from your 6th period class.)

Early Bird Sale!!  Pre-Purchase Your Yearbook NOW for $25!  Yearbooks are hard cover and all in color.  You can also add your picture and name on the cover for an additional $5.  You can pre-purchase your yearbook on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code (12679917) or you can purchase at school during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!  Early Bird Special will only last until the end of December.  Beginning in January 2017 the price of the yearbook will be $35.  So, BUY your YEARBOOK NOW!!

The next incentive trip will be in February following our next Benchmark testing window.  The incentive window began yesterday, the 28th and will go through February 2rd.  Following are the ways that you can increase your chances to win a seat on the bus for the incentive trip:

  • Good Attendance (No more than two absences or lates to 1st period between November 28th and February 3rd.
  • Getting to class or in line before the late bell rings
  • Improving or passing your benchmark scores
  • Being a good citizen in each or your classes and on the yard.  This means following the rules in class or out of class, participating, staying on task, and definitely not having to be sent out of class for disruptive behavior.

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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 17, 2016

2-Hour Late Start Dates

Aug. 25, Sept. 15,  Oct. 20,
Dec. 1,
Feb. 9, Mar. 16,  May 11
 

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.