Week of May 15, 2017

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


All Students: All books checked out from the library are due NOW!  Make sure you bring in your books or if you have lost them be sure and get a clearance note to pay for your lost book. Your report card will be held and or diploma if you are an 8th grade student.  This is your second notice along with the letter sent home with you on 5/15/17.  All books must be returned or debt paid before Friday 5/26/17.  If books are turned in or debt is paid after 5/26/17, you will need to pick up report card and or diploma from the school office beginning Monday 6/5/17 through Wednesday 6/7/17.

The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash beginning on May 15th through May 26th during student lunch hour, back door of office.

8th grade talent show participants: After school rehearsals begin this week. You must attend at least 2 of the 3 rehearsals. They are today, 5-15, Tuesday, 5-16, and Thursday 5-17 from 2pm to 3pm in the cafeteria.

2017 New York Trip Meeting Friday May 19th at the beginning of lunch in rm 110. Attendance is very important

Please congratulate the following students for their amazing performances this weekend at the CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Featival hosted at Azusa Pacific University.  Natalie Ramirez – Superior – Flute solo, Natalie Hansen – Superior – Flute solo, Natalie Ramirez and Natalie Hansen – Flute duet –Superior,  andTania Escalante – Excellent – cello solo
Brass Ensemble – Superior, Keira Hemingway- Tuba, Mya Martinez – Euphonium, Andrew Johnston – Trombone, Gisela Zelaya – French Horn, Alyssa Valdez – Trumpet, Frank Martinez- Trumpet


Less than 62 Chipman Yearbooks left!!!  First Come First Served!!!  $40 CASH ONLY.  Pre purchase yours today, from the school office, before there is no more.

Incentive trip update:  As of right now there are 638 students still eligible for the Incentive field trip drawing in addition to the drawing for fun prizes.  Check out tomorrow’s announcements for some of the cool prizes that will be raffled off to those with great attendance.  Be at school and on time to stay on the list of student that will have their name put in the drawing.  Don’t miss out on the end of the year fun!

The next incentive trip will begin next Monday, March 13th and run through the SBAC testing window.  This incentive trip will be to the Museum of Tolerance, and we will get to hear a survivor of the Holocaust tell their story.  We will be taking 82 students on this trip so make sure that you are here every day, so that you will have the best chance of getting to go to this amazing museum.  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 March 13th and May 19th.
  • 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


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.