Crusader Week at a Glance for the Week of February 2, 2016

Principal, Jason Brannen and JCMS student Kimo Bradford on the cover of the Bakersfield Jam website!

Principal, Jason Brannen and JCMS student Kimo Bradford on the cover of the Bakersfield Jam website!

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!


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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

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!










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.