Week of March 14, 2015

Bank Day – Every Wednesday – Dismissal 1:25 pm

Spring Break – March 21 to March 28 – No School

2-Hour Late Start Thursday 4/17/16 – Gates Open 9:00 am


From the Principal: The After School Bus is for students who stay for After School Activities (tutoring, sports, etc.). Anyone who leaves campus will not be allowed to ride the After School Bus. When students are dismissed at 3:00 pm, students are to wait on the sidewalk in front of the cafeteria by the exit gate. Anyone who is seen on the sidewalk off Eissler Street or across the street will not be allowed to get on the After School Bus. Bus leaves promptly at 3:10 pm.

Students:  Any drink items brought to school in the morning must be finished before entering any classroom.  This includes drinks from Starbucks, Circle K or from home.  This privilege will stop if we find empty drink cups not in trash cans or learn that students are late to class because they are trying to finish a drink that they just bought – “The line was long at Starbucks” is not a valid excuse to be late to school or class. If you bring drink items for your lunch, it must be finished with your lunch and consumed in the sack lunch areas on campus only (cafeteria or picnic table area).  Water bottles are allowed in classrooms but must have a secured lid (twist-off caps). 

As a reminder, please help keep our campus clean and throw all trash items in a trash can or recycle bins if the item is recyclable.  Thank you.


The attendance incentive begins NOW!!!  Drawing for the following prizes:    Trip to the California Science Center in Los Angeles (during the school day) and other smaller prizes such as movies, electronic device accessories, etc.

Rules of the incentive:

1)  Each student will be able to get one ticket per class each week from March 14th-April 29th (6 weeks)

2)  Students will be given a ticket for the drawing if they are on time, not absent all week, and did not received a referral that resulted in being sent to the Achievement Center or suspension.

3)  Students will put their tickets in a drawing container, and the first drawing will be for a trip for 100 students to go to the California Science Center.  The second drawing will be for the smaller prizes.

***If a student is sent to the achievement center (by the office) or suspended any time during this incentive period, they will not be eligible for the trip, but their tickets will be put in the drawing for the smaller prizes in the second drawing.***


Track practice with Mr. Weinmann Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2-3 pm.

Boys/Girls Softball Home Games on 3/17/16 against Curran 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.
  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.

Monday March 14, Tuesday March 15, and Thursday March 17: Part 2 tutoring and testing, 2-3 w/Mr. McGowan 950 and Mr. Kaff 920.

Math Field Day practice Thursday from 2-3 in Room #620 with Mrs. Blomberg. This will continue until May 5th. Could you also add the Math Field Day event to the weekly calendar for May 7th at Liberty High School.

YEARBOOKS WILL BE SOLD UNTIL SOLD OUT! LESS THAN 75 YEARBOOKS LEFT: Purchase your Chipman Yearbook for $35 CASH ONLY during lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Students may pick up a flyer from the school office. Or you can purchase on-line at: YBPay.lifetouch.com with ID code: 12679916. Yearbooks are going fast! First Come First Served.   So Purchase your yearbook NOW!!

Mrs. Halbrook’s room 630 will be open after school on Tuesday’s for anyone wanting a quiet place to do their homework or to get help with their math homework.

Gaming/ coding lunch social every Monday in Mrs. Garza’s room 430.

Chess Club on Wednesday in Mr. Eyres’ room 960 at lunch.

Origami Club on Fridays in Mr. Chien’s room 230 during lunch.

Science Club from 2:00-3:00pm right after school in Mr. Tam’s room 250.

Robotics team will meet Tuesday after school from 2-3 pm with Mrs. Venegas.


8th grade High School Registration Information:

Foothill Orientation – Foothill Auditorium Tuesday April 5th 5:30-7:30 and Registration Foothill Cafeteria Tuesday & Wednesday April 12th &13th 3:00 – 6:00, questions call 366-4491.

Highland Orientation – Highland Gym Thursday April 7th 6:30-7:30 and Registration Highland Cafeteria Monday & Tuesday April 18 & 19 from 4:30 – 7:00, questions call 872-2777.

Mira Monte Orientation & Registration – Mira Monte Gym Monday & Tuesday April 11 & 12 – 4:00-7:00, questions call366-1800.

EB (East) Orientation – Lawn Area Quincy & Mt. Vernon, Thursday April 14 5:00-7:00, Registration EB Admin Bldg for Wednesday and Thursday April 20 & 21st by appointment only call 871-7221.

BHS Orientation – Harvey Auditorium – Monday April 18th 6:00-8:00, Registration BHS Cafeteria Tuesday & Wednesday April 19th & 20th from 3:30 – 6:30, questions call 324-9841.

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


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

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.