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7800 Carmel Street Gilroy, CA 95020

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

Principal: Greg Camacho-Light    *    Assistant Principal: David Laboranti



After weeks of waiting to hear final word on our California Gold Ribbon School award, Brownell was selected as one of the secondary school winners on Monday, May 4th.

For the next two years because of testing changes, the State will be awarding the Gold Ribbon Award instead of the Distinguished School Award, as the two have slightly different criteria, but equal prestige.

Brownell will also be awarded a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award! Award Ceremonies for our region of the State will be on May 29th in San Francisco. Way to go Bruins!

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Parent Club Information

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

  • Parent Club Meetings - 1st Wed every month at 7pm . Learning Center(Library) - Always check School Calendar for latest events.



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

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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.









Drawing Club - Mr. Brooks - Room 22

Garden Club - Mrs. Lake -  Room 27

Newspaper Club - Mr. Tanner -  Room 7

Yearbook Club - Ms. Kalman - Room 10


Gamers Guild Club - Ms. Thompson - Room 3


Drawing Club - Mr. Brooks - Room 22

Knitters Niche & Abstract Club -

Mrs. Mukai - LIBRARY

~~ ELAC ~~

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


The 2015 Brownell 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held at Christopher High School this year,  June 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm.  Plenty of seating, (as you can see below)  NOT plenty of parking!  Plan accordingly and come early!  There will be areas in the parking in the back of the school (Day Rd) that will be cordoned off for special vehicles needing to drop off School personnel.  Please be aware! We will have a map posted in the coming days.  Inside, please DON'T sit in the areas up front (see pictures) unless you were picked in the Promotion Dance contest.   Thank you, more information to come!     ~Greg CamachoLight


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Pertussis Requirement

Students entering 7th grade in 2015 - 2016 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.



SATURDAY - MAY 23, 2015

Jamba Juice will be on campus this Friday!!! Proceed of the sales will go towards our 8th Grade Promotion Dance ---Please enjoy a drink or two, and support our Promoting Class of 2015!

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8th Grade Promotion Dance - Tickets for Sale!

Please buy your Promotion Dance tickets now --- it is nearly just five weeks away --- tickets will be sold during 8th-grade lunch inside BEAR DEN! This year’s dance theme is New York, New York. Come join us in the Big Apple and experience destination such us Lady Liberty and Central Park. Come and enjoy the true New York cuisine and dance the night away in the city that never sleeps!!! 
Leis can still be ordered online until June 7th @

Brownell Talent Show …is Coming Soon!

Do you know how to dance, sing, or play an instrument? What about skills like gymnastics, karate, tae kwon do or judo? Be a part of the act! Come and share your talents and let them shine on stage!

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 26th  @ 3:00 pm in the MPR.

Thank you --- Mr. Gonzales.

Bear Den will be OPEN during lunches to assist students with their homework. Bring textbooks and other materials that will be needed to complete your work.


CalSOAP tutoring is from Monday  through Thursday 2:39 pm - 4:00 pm, Bear Den side. Please bring your textbooks!


All Brownell Students, while on campus, all students must have their ID's on them.   Also, please don't forget to sign-in at Student Services office prior to entering the Main Office. Thank you :-)

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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. 

~~Sports this Week~~


~GOOD LUCK~ Athletes~

Track Schedule for Sectionals

Tuesday May 26th - track practice 2:45- 4:00pm

Wednesday May 27th - track practice 2:45- 4:00pm

Thursday May 28th Sectional Meet @ Mt. Pleasant High School 2:30pm start time. See Coach for more info!

Current News

Student LED Conferences - June 3-5
Attention: Brownell Families!

Brownell Middle School is pleased to announce that Student-Led Conferences are returning for all of our students. This is an opportunity for students to review their academic progress with their parents. 

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Posted by: Mary Ann Mukai
Published: 5/24/15

8th Grade - Promotion Field Trip
Attention; 8th Grade Families

On Tuesday, June 9th we will be taking our 8th graders to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for their Science/8th Grade Promotion Field trip. All eligible 8th graders are welcome to attend the field trip. Please return th... Continue
Posted by: Mary Ann Mukai
Published: 5/22/15


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

Thank you