Crusader Week at a Glance for the Week of April 25, 2016

James Curran Middle School

Home of the Crusaders

Jason P. Brannen, Principal

Girls Crusader Basketball Team goes to a Bakersfield Jam Game!

Girls Crusader Basketball Team & Coach Paige Mathis goes to a Bakersfield Jam Game!

Our Curran Crusader motto for the year is- It’s a Magical Year!


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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 during our Wednesday, Bank Day Schedule

Crusader Clubs:

Personal Journaling- Rm. 40-Tuesday and Thursday after school

Board Games- Rm. 1-Monday through Friday before school

Ladies Society (Girls Only)- Rm. 16- Monday through Wednesday before school

Soccer Club- Rm. 21- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school

Cadet Corps- Rm. 29- Monday through Friday before school

Math Bowl (until 2/26)- Rm. 2- Monday and Thursday after school

Robotics Club (begins 2/29)- Rm. 2- Monday and Thursday after school

Lego/Chromebook Club- Rm. 22- Monday through Friday before school

Gamer’s Club- Rm. 38- Monday through Friday before school

Game Club- Rm. 7- Monday through Friday before school

Wii/X-Box Games Club- Rm. 26- Monday through Friday before school

Math Tutoring will be offered on Monday, Tuesday (Rm. 34) and Thursday (Rm. 1).

Sports Practices will occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Upcoming Events for April

April 18- April 29- Smarter Balanced Assessment for all students in their English and Math classes throughout the day Please ensure that your child is here each day and on time

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

May 15th- 8th Graders EOY Trip to the California Science Center/Exposition Park

May 23rd- 6th and  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 August 17th for the first day of school!










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

Debra Dillard
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 2 Academic

Leah Anthony
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 2 Academic

David Feliscian
Behavior Intervention Specialist, Tier 2

Amy Hampton
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 3 Behavior

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.