Week of January 29, 2018

Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 pm

We want to see ALL our 8th Grade students 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. There is a 40-word maximum to congratulate them on graduation, expectations for high school, how proud you are of their accomplishments or any words of encouragement. 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 2/2/18. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Pre-Order your Yearbook Today!  Purchase by 2/22/18 for ONLY $35 Cash or purchase on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID Code:12679918 Yearbooks can be pre-purchased by students in the school office during their lunch.  Price of Yearbook will increase to $40 after 2/22/18 first come, first served, until sold out CASH ONLY!  (On-line purchase will no longer be available after 2/22/18)  Delivery of Yearbook will be end of May 2018.


Per your Chipman Student Handbook:

Chipman hats and/or beanies may be worn at school.  All other headgear will not be allowed at school.

Please note: During the cold months, students may wear the hood from their jackets or sweatshirts to keep them warm.  Any hats/beanies worn on campus will be confiscated and held in the office for a parent/guardian to pick up.

No Blankets are allowed.  No Electronic Devices are all allowed on school campus, which includes: phones, Ipods, cameras and speakers.


7th graders interested in going on the East Coast trip (Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C, New York) in 2019 see Mrs. Kornbau in room 110 for more information.

All students can sign up for track and field with Mr. Figures during lunch room 710 and/or during their PE. class.

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.

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.

Students it is time to sign up with Mrs. Ntui in room 610 if you are interested in participating in the Black History Month Celebration.  Sign up every day​ during your lunch.


Boys/Girls Basketball & Soccer Home Games on 2/1/18 against Washington 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 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.


Boys Softball tryouts with Mr. Rojas after school Monday 1/29, Tuesday 1/30 and Thursday 2/1. Make sure you bring a glove! 2-3 pm.

Girl’s softball try-outs will be after school with Ms. Muro: Tuesday: 7th grade girls and Thursday 8th grade girls frim 2-3 pm.

Migrant Education after school class meets in Room 980 with Mrs. Barrientos on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 for those who have returned a permission slip.

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

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

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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.