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7800 Carmel Street Gilroy, CA 95020

Phone: (408) 847-3377   Fax: (408) 846-7525

Principal: David Laboranti       Assistant Principal: Rebecca Mullen






(left to right) Greg Camacho-Light, 8th Science Teacher Vicki  Groppe, 7th Math and Science Teacher Meg Groeling, School Office Coordinator Mary Ann Mukai, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Physical Education and Choir Teacher Laurie Avey, 8th Math Teacher Pat Rogers and Principal David Laboranti 

The California Gold Ribbon School Award was awarded to 

Brownell Middle School on May 27th in San Francisco.

Brownell was also awarded a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award!

Way to go Bruins!

Youth Crisis Hotline

Need someone to talk to?
(toll-free, 24 hrs, confidential)

Parent Club Information

You may be added to the parent club email distribution list by sending an email to: BMSparentclub@gmail.com   We welcome incoming 6th graders so that you can get a head start on the new school year!  Sign up today!

  • Parent Club Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm . Learning Center(Library) - Always check School Calendar for latest events.

How Brownell Teaches Math

California Standards


Library Hours

Mondays & Tuesdays

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Closed for lunch 12:15pm - 1:30pm


7:30 am - 11:00 am






Here is the important link for you to check out what's new in our LIBRARY.










Garden Club - TBA

Newspaper Club - TBA -

Yearbook Club - Ms. Kalman - Room 10


Gamers Guild Club - Mrs. Groeling 

Room 3


Knitters Club - Ms. Gardner - Room 37

~~ ELAC ~~

ELAC meetings are held every first Thursday of the month in our school LIBRARY @ 9:00 am. 

Welcome Letter - 2016/17 School Year

2016-17 Beginning of School Year Schedule


August 11th Thursday:  6th Grade Orientation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- GATE Meeting – Comp LAB – Rm 25

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- 6th grade Orientation --GYM 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Pick up school information and 2016-17 student 6th grade schedules 

6th grade students will get their books on the 1st day of school.

Handouts: 6th Grade

Internet contract

Bell Schedule

Campus Map

Binder Donation Form

School Loop Info

August 12th Friday:  7th Grade schedules and books 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm

August 15th Monday:  8th grade schedules and books 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm

-August 16th Tuesday:  First Day of School-

If a student has lost their student schedule, we will have a copy for them starting at 8:15 am.

Tables will be set-up:

8th grade by Rm 25, 7th grade by Rm 3, and 6th grade by Rm 28



*Please turn-in the updates on your child’s Emergency Card the day of the orientation and schedule pick-up.


Summer Reading 2016


Dear Brownell Students,

Even though the final bell is about to ring for this school year, as you know there is no final bell when you're a lifelong learner! Take advantage of this fun and informative opportunity to stay connected with current events as well as topics of your choice. Using the information below, create or access your Newsela account to get started!

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Sassano at danielle.sassano@gilroyunified.org

Have a great summer and happy reading!



Your future 6th, 7th and 8th  grade teachers


Camp Newsela (there is a Newsela app!) June 13- August 19!



Incoming 6th graders

Class name: 6Summer 2016

Class code: W9DWCS

Incoming 7th graders:

Class name: 7Summer 2016

Class Code: SRS6Y7

Incoming 8th graders:

Class name: 8Summer 2016

Class Code: 7T7DT6


Quick Start Guide for all Students:

Newsela Quick Start Guide (1).pdf

Pertussis Requirement

Students entering 7th grade in 2016 - 2017 school year will need proof of a pertussis booster shot (whooping cough, called Tdap) on or after their 7th birthday BEFORE starting school. Please check your Child's immunization records and if he/she has had one, bring proof to your school immediately. If he/she has not received one, make an appointment today and bring proof to the school as soon as your child receives it.

Your child will not be allowed to start school in August without proof of a Tdap given after the 7th birthday.

~~Brownell Bruin Month at a Glance~~


Please do not forget to check your lost belongings after school. Uncollected items after 90 days will be donated to local charities!

Thank you

School Loop Login

School Loop

This web-based program is free to parents and students and provides instant access to your child's information that can include homework, assignments, grades, and teachers*. By signing up for a parent account, you will have 24-hour access to your child's most accurate and up-to-date academic progress. We strongly advise that you take a few moments to sign up for this free program and check the School Loop site often.  Let your student's teachers know you appreciate the time they spend keeping their information current. To register, you will need your child's permanent student ID number

School Loop Usage

The purpose of this message is to let parents and students know that due to the demands and responsibilities of their teaching positions, teachers may or may not use School Loop. Those teachers using School Loop will update grades and/or post assignments at their discretion. Please contact teachers if you have questions about current grades. 

Helth Related Links



Student Store

Brownell Sweatshirts and Sweatpants are now for sale in Room 21.

Sweatshirts - $25.00

 Sweatpants - $20.00

See Mrs. Groppe in Room 21



early release.jpg


To allow middle school teachers time to collaborate and plan lessons,

students will be released at 12:00 pm on the following day:

May 26, 2017



-No school for students-

October 31, 2016

January 3, 2017 

January 27, 2017