Week of November 27, 2017

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 pm

Next Late Start Day – Thursday November 30th – Gates Open at 9:05 am – First Bell Rings at 9:37 am – No Breakfast Served.

Friday Dec. 22, 2017 – Minimum Day – Dismissal 1:00 pm

Winter Break – Dec. 25, 2017 to Jan. 5, 2018 – School Closed

School Resumes – Monday Jan. 8, 2018

Aquarium of the Pacific – Be Here, Be on time, complete your AR goal, and avoid Referrals (all types) and you will be put in a drawing to win a seat on one of two chartered busses going to the Aquarium of the Pacific on January 16th.  During our field trip to the aquarium, we will be going to a special behind the scenes room where whoever wants to will be dissecting a squid.  The incentive will run from November 1st-December 22nd.  Incentive guidelines:

  • Must have good citizenship (no referrals)
  • Miss no more than 2 school days during the incentive window
  • Tardy to class or late to school no more than 2 times during the incentive window
  • Met your AR goal by December 22nd.


Pre-Order your Yearbook Today!  Purchase Before 12/22/17 for ONLY $25 On-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID Code:12679918.  Price of Yearbook will increase to $35 after 12/22/17.  Yearbooks can be pre-purchased during your lunch hour, CASH ONLY!  Delivery of Yearbook will be in May 2018.

Attention 8th Grade Students!  We want to see your baby picture in this year’s 2017-2018 Chipman Yearbook.  Cost: $5 Cash Only (turn picture and money into the office during lunch).  Bring in a Baby Picture no bigger than 4×6 with your name and advisory teacher written on the back.  (Pictures will be returned in May).  Last day to turn in picture will be 2/2/18. NO EXCEPTIONS!

8th Dedications will also be published in our Chipman Yearbook. Make sure you give your parent the flyer regarding dedications with a 40-word max. Cost: $5 Cash Only. Parents can bring in the dedication to the office or students can bring in during lunch. Last day to turn in dedications is 12/22/17, No Exceptions!


Boys/Girls Soccer and Football Home Games on Wednesday 12/6/17 against Downtown 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 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.



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. 

Chess Society:  Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch in room 630 with Mrs. Terry.

Prodigy/Khan Academy MATH GAMES:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch in room with Mrs. Terry 630.

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.



At dismissal, ONLY students that ride the bus are to line up at the bus gate.

Students that walk home or are picked up MUST exit school using the brown gate between the cafeteria and the office.


7th Grade Boys’ Soccer – Monday 11/27/17 from 2-3 w/Mr. Rojas.

8th Grade Boys’ Soccer – Tuesday 11/28/17 from 2-3 w/Mr. Rojas.

Boys’ Basketball Monday 11/27 and Tuesday 11/28 from 2-3 w/Mr. Harrison

Girls’ Basketball Monday 11/27 and Tuesday 11/28 from 2-3 w/Ms. Muro.

Girls’ Soccer – Monday 11/27/17 and Tuesday from 2-3 w/Mr. Gouk.


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

Migrant Education after school class meets in Room 910 with Mr. Barnes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 for those who have returned a permission slip

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


Color Guard practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 w/Howard Rm 320.


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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.