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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

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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   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

Address Verification Workshops!

Important Information for ALL 8th Grade families.   Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, all incoming ninth graders, regardless of enrollment history in the Gilroy Unified School District, will have to submit “Proof of Residency” with their registration packet by April 1st, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  

In order to streamline the process, GUSD will be hosting a residence verification event at the two comprehensive high schools. If your student will be attending Gilroy High School, the registration event is on Saturday, February 28th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Gilroy High School. If your student will be attending Christopher High School, the registration event is Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Christopher High School. 

Click "Worksheet"  to access the Address Verification Worksheet!

~~The Principal's Blog~~(Weekly Newsletter)

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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.


MONDAY - MARCH 30, 2015

Jamba Juice will be back to our campus on Friday – April 3rd after school! 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!

Promotion Dance tickets will be sold during 8th grade lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents: On April 2nd - Thursday @ 7PM - in the LIBRARY - You are invited to attend our second meeting to plan the upcoming PROMOTION DANCE!!! Your support is very important to us.

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 :-)

~~Brownell Bruin Month at a Glance~~

Early Release Days -- School ends at 12:00 pm

There are five early release days this year with a 12:00 pm "noon" dismissal!
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015

~~Sports Dates -- General~~

Sports Timeline is the official day a sport can start tryouts (per league bylaws)- actual day is determined by coach.
Soccer--> February 2 - April 7
Volleyball--> February 2 - April 7
Track and Field --> March 30 - May 21

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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~

Soccer -and- Volleyball

Practice 3:00 pm

Current News

Jamba Juice - After School - Friday 4/3/15

Jamba Juice will be back to our campus on Friday – April 3rd! 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! Continue
Posted by: Mary Ann Mukai
Published: 3/29/15

8th Grade PANORAMIC Group Picture
Attention: 8th Grade Promoting Class of 2015!

On May, 1st - Friday - ALL 8th GRADERS---PLEASE meet on the South Field side(by room 31) for PANORAMIC Group picture @ 8:00 am sharp! BE ON TIME -- Thank you! Continue
Posted by: Mary Ann Mukai
Published: 3/24/15


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