Crusader Chronicle Issue #2

NewsPaper Issue 2

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Forces and Motion Roller Coaster Contest

RollercoasterContestCongratulations to all the Crusaders that participated in the 8th grade Forces and Motion Roller Coaster Contest! The competition involved all of the 8th grade science classrooms as well as our Project Lead the Way classrooms.

Introducing Curran Middle School’s Student Newspaper

NewsPaper Issue 1

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6th Grade Holiday Film Festival


Congratulations to our 6th grade film festival participants. The event was part of a BCSD Back to School Mini-Grant that provided our students with a GoAnimate subscription.  The student film entries came from the 6th grade class and our after school program. The show included a red carpet, popcorn and treats,  VIP guest passes, and over 200 clapping sixth grade students. You can view the full playlist below.


Christmas Door Decoration Contest!

Thanks to all of the advisory classes that participated in the Holiday door decorating contest!  We have some absolutely beautiful doors created by our artistic students.
Mr. King’s class (the tree) got 1st place
Ms. Arthur’s (the fireplace) class got 2nd place
Ms. Mathis (grinch on a ball) and Ms. Tobias (Grinch in whoville) tied for 3rd place
Again thanks for helping to spread the holiday cheer throughout the school.

Holiday Concert on Thursday December 15th, 2016

Orchestra Concert flyer



Maritza Borja, Director of Vocal Music

Robert Morales, Director of Instrumental Music

Please join us for a night of holiday music performed by the CMS 6th Grade Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, as well as the AWARD WINNING Advanced Choir and Advanced Orchestra.

FREE Entry!!!!

Thursday December 15th, 2016 @ 6:30PM (doors open at 6PM)

34th Annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade!

Christmas Parade

Congratulations to our Curran Crusaders for representing us well during this busy holiday season. Special thanks to the Cadet Corps, band, cheerleaders, and color guard who marched in the 34th annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade!  You can view the full parade on the 23 ABC News YouTube Channel video below.

2016 Veteran’s Day Parade

We hope you had the opportunity to share in the 97th annual Veteran’s Day festivities. Our very own Cadet Corps, band, cheerleaders, and color guard marched in the parade through downtown Bakersfield on Friday, November the 11th. Great job to all the students who represented our school!


Oral Language Festival

581e382902671_image    Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade students who represented James Curran Middle School at the Bakersfield City School District annual Oral Language Festival. This year the fair included more than forty students from across the district. An extra shout-out to Andrea Mendoza and Miranda Aparicio Rios who placed 3rd in the Humorous Interpretations Duo and Amanda Farias who is pictured online in the Bakersfield Californian. You can read more about the event by clicking on the following link

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James Curran Middle School

1116 Lymric Way Bakersfield 93309 (661) 631-5240

1116 Lymric Way Bakersfield 93309 (661) 631-5240

Home of the Crusaders

Jason P. Brannen, Principal

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


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Curran Middle School

1116 Lymric Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Jason P. Brannen

Kevin McGrath
Vice Principal

Sara Rowe
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.