James Curran Middle School
Home of the Crusaders
Jason P. Brannen, Principal
Our Curran Crusader motto for the year is- It’s a Magical Year!
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 during our Wednesday, Bank Day Schedule
Events for the Week of January 4th 2016:
Happy New Year Crusader Families!
Thursday, January 7, 2016 is a Late Start Day for our district. Classes and our buses will run 2 hours later than the normal time.
Math Tutoring will be offered on Monday, Tuesday (Rm. 34) and Thursday (Rm. 1).
Migrant Program After School Program will be meeting on Thursday and Friday in Room 9 and Room 10.
Cheer/Flag Practice this week will be on Monday and Thursday.
Robotics Club will meet on Monday and Thursday in Room 2.
Sports Practice will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Upcoming Events for February~ Black History Month
Feb. 1- Feb. 16- All Seventh Grade Physical Fitness Testing in PE
Feb. 1- 7th Grade HSS Benchmarks
Feb. 1- 12th Eighth Grade HSS Benchmarks
Feb. 4- Games Today, Downtown at Curran
Feb. 8- No school, Lincoln Day Holiday
Feb. 9- 19th- Curran Constitution Testing Window for 8th Graders
Feb. 15- No school, Washington Day Holiday
Feb. 26- Math Bowl Competition Today- Go Crusaders!
Feb. 29- March 11- Spring Benchmark Testing- please make sure that your child is here each day, on time and ready to “Show what they know”!
Upcoming Events for March
March 11- End of the 3rd grading period
March 15- Project Lead the Way Field Trip, Mrs. Elisondo’s Class
March 17- Project Lead the Way Field Trip, Mrs. Belyeu’s Class
March 21-25th No School Spring Break
March 28- No School in lieu of California Admission Day
March 29- School resumes today
Upcoming Events for April
April 1- Report cards sent home
April 7- May 11- 8th Grade CST Testing in Science (Testing will take place in Advisory Classes)
April 27- Administrative Professional’s Day, (Our fantastic Office TEAM)
Upcoming Events for May
May 5- Cinco de Mayo
May 9-20th- iReady Spring Diagnostic Testing Window
May 11- BCSD Day of the Teacher
May 16-20- BCSD Classified Employees Week
End of the Year Trip Qualifications: Students must have a 3.0 gpa, meet 96% attendance and have no suspension days in order
to participate in the end of the year trip for their grade level!
May 15th- 8th Graders EOY Trip to the California Science Center/Exposition Park
May 19th- 6th Graders EOY to the Ice Center
May 23rd- 7th Graders EOY Trip to the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park
May 30- No School, Memorial Day Holiday
Upcoming Events for June
June 2- Graduation day at James Curran Middle School, last day for all students, and report cards sent home today
June 3- Last day for teachers
June 9- JCMS Office Closed for regular school year
Have a wonderful summer! See you in August!