Week of November 14, 2016

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

Hello Chipman community,

This is simply a note to let you know that our students and Booster club have joined together in an effort to send a local veteran on an upcoming Honor Flight to Washington D.C.  Once in Washington D.C. the Honor Flight veterans will then get to visit and see the memorials built in THEIR honor for THEIR service to our country.  Honor Flights are no cost to the veteran, therefore fundraising is necessary.  It takes approximately $1,500 to send a veteran on an Honor Flight.  Today Chipman staff, students, and community began our fundraising efforts by selling small American flags – over $250 was raised.  If you would like to purchase a flag for one dollar or simply donate to the cause, please stop by the school office and we will assist you in getting the funds to the Chipman booster club.

Thank you Chipman community for all you do – and of course – a big THANK YOU to our veterans for your service!

Russ Taylor

Principal – Chipman Jr. High


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

Minimum Day Friday 11/18/16 – Dismissal 1:00 pm

Group Picture Day Friday November 18th.

Thanksgiving Vacation November 21st to November 25th – No School

Parent and Students: 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.

Next Booster Club meeting is December 2nd at 7:40 am in the Library.

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.

Show your Charger Spirit!!  T-Shirt, Long Sleeve Tee, Hoodies, Beanie and Lanyards are NOW ON SALE!   A color form is posted by the library!!  You will be able to turn in order forms with cash or checks made out to: Chipman Booster Club during your lunch hour.  If parents have questions they may reach our Booster Club President at CJHBC@outlook.com.

All Students:  FAST PASSES are for those students who are meeting in a classroom for a particular group.  Mr. Aguilar has issued to teachers Fast Pass Cards on lanyards that will be given to students by the teacher holding a particular group during lunch.  HAND WRITTEN NOTES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.  There will be a separate line for students with these lanyards to enter the cafeteria for lunch.  ALL STUDENTS ARE TO EAT THEIR LUNCH IN THE CAFETERIA.  Due to District Policy: NO FOOD is to be taken out of the cafeteria.  Once students are finished eating in the cafeteria they may then proceed out with their fast pass to their designated classrooms.

The next incentive trip will be in February following our next Benchmark testing window.  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 between November 7th 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.

The trip location is not yet set, but we are trying to set it up to visit the Reagan Library where the Air Force 1 (plane) and Marine 1 (helicopter) that President Reagan traveled in are open to walk through the inside.  This library has so many amazing artifacts that you cannot see anywhere else.   Remember the more you follow the criteria stated above, the better chance you have to be selected to go on the field trip.
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!!

Girls cross country team meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2-3. Please meet Ms. Bledsoe at the blue picnic tables.

All oral language practices for the month of November will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at lunch.

Math Counts practice will begin Monday, November 7th from 2:05-3:00.

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 meet in the Library during lunch every Thursday. Tuesday’s meetings will remain in room 930. (Garza) Battle of the Books mandatory meeting Tuesday November 15 at lunch in 930.

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)

Color guard will be on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in rm. 320. Wear PE shoes, no flip flops or sandals.

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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.