Crusader Week at a Glance for December 15, 2014

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James Curran Middle School

Home of the Crusaders

Jason P. Brannen, Principal

Our Curran Crusaders participated in the annual  Christmas & Veterans Day Parades to usher in the holiday season!  Happy Holidays to all of our families, students, staff members and the community that we serve.

Our James Curran Crusader Marching Band, Flag and Cheerleaders in the Veterans Day Parade

Our James Curran Crusader Marching Band, Flag and Cheerleaders in the Veterans Day Parade

James Curran Crusader Marching Band


JCMS 702 Battalion Third Brigade California Cadet Corps

JCMS 702 Battalion Third Brigade California Cadet Corps

JCMS Music Director, Mr. Robert Morales

JCMS Music Director, Mr. Robert Morales

Our Curran Crusader motto for the year is TEAM AWESOME! 

We may not be perfect, but we are always be awesome!


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Our Crusader Goals for this year: 

1.  80% correct on each assessment this year

2.  4 to 1 Positive Interaction Ratio

3.  96% Attendance Rate (no more than 7 absences for the year)

4. Professional Learning Communities collaborating with weekly TEAM meetings

Upcoming events for the 2014- 2015 School Year:

  • Attendance Incentive through our Associated Student Body of James Curran Middle School- all those students who have received at least 96% attendance rate for the month of December will be allowed to wear pajamas to school on Friday, December 19th.
  • Dec. 19- End of the 2nd Grading Quarter- Report Cards will be mailed home after January 16, 2015
  • Dec. 22- Jan. 2- Winter Break
  • Jan. 5- School Starts for 2015
  • Jan. 8- Late Start Collaboration Day Today- School begins 2 hrs. later today
  • Jan. 19- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School Today
  • February- Black History Month
  • Feb.9- Lincoln Holiday- No School
  • Feb. 16- Washington Day- No School
  • March- Women’s History Month
  • March 5- Black American Day Observance
  • March 13- End of the 3rd Quarter
  • March 27- Progress Reports Sent Home
  • March 30- April 3- Spring Break
  • March 31- Cesar Chavez Day Observance
  • April 6- No School in lieu of California Admission Day
  • May 5- Cinco de May Observance
  • May 13- Day of the Teacher Observance
  • May 18- 22- Classified School Employee Week Observance
  • May 25- Memorial Day- No School
  • May 28- Last Day of School & 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 4- Last day the School Office is Open











Curran Middle School

1116 Lymric Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Jason P. Brannen

Pattie Minor
Curriculum Director

Sara Williams
Dean of Students

Ed Tameny
Campus Supervisor

Maria Villarreal-Alvarez
Academic Coach

Leah Giannini
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 2 Academic

David Feliscian
Behavior Intervention Specialist, Tier 2

Amy Hampton
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 3 Behavior