Chipman Students and Staff

Principal’s Message

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:

I want to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year. To our new students, parents, and guardians, welcome to the Chipman Family!

School year 2017-18 was a year of historical growth as indicated by the progress that we made for many of our data points. Some of our highlights are as follows:

  • Over 40% of our students made the Honor Roll for each marking period
  • Each grade achieved our highest proficiency performance for the ELA Smarter Balanced State Test since its inception in 2015
  • Achieved our highest performance ever for 6th grade Math on the Smarter Balanced State Test
  • Our Smarter Balanced performance for our growth over the State Average was the highest ever for 6th and 8th grade ELA and 6th grade Math
  • Behavior referrals decreased by 4.8% and out of school suspensions by 13.4%
  • Implemented new Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Activities – Students of the Month & Distinguished Effort Award Winners for each grade
    • Added more award programs
  • Added a Behavior Intervention Support program – monthly action planning meetings to assist students who need behavior and school climate support
  • Added monthly Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Awards (ABCD) for staff
  • Added a new Girls on the Run Chapter – sponsored by our PTO
  • Provided student mentors for Lake Forest South Elementary School

School Some of our new initiatives for 2018-19 include:

  • Monthly Character Education Advisory Period
  • Motivational assemblies scheduled for the school year
  • An improved staff school safety manual
  • Social Emotional Learning training for staff
  • Additional Positive Behavior Support enhancements to further improve our action planning and student behavior support
  • New Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Professional development and strategic planning to improve our students’ learning for each core subject

Our goal is to be the best middle school in the State of Delaware. This can be achieved with your support. We look forward to collaborating with you throughout the school year at our various events and PTO meetings. Feel free to visit with us at any time.


Eric Stancell, Principal