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Welcome to Bill Brown Elementary

Dear Parents and Students,
 
As the new Principal of Bill Brown Elementary School, it is an honor to continue to serve our community and work with the families of Bill Brown Elementary. The past two years I have served as the Bill Brown assistant principal.  Prior to Bill Brown Elementary, I taught Algebra I for eight years at Smithson Valley High School.  My first two years in Comal ISD I taught Math for Spring Branch Middle School.  My husband and I have lived in the Hill Country and San Antonio area for the past 13 years.  We have two daughters, Margaret and Frances.  
 
As we embark into the new school year I wanted to share with you, we will be departmentalizing second grade.  As our staff strives for continuous improvement in equipping our students to be engaged, life-long learners, discussions have been taking place with our second grade team since the spring about departmentalizing subjects by teachers.  This past year we departmentalized third grade and witnessed great success for our third grade students.  The benefits of teachers focusing on fewer subjects to plan and teach is an enhancement for student learning.  Benefits for students include more focused planning of lessons, strength in teacher ability and delivery, movement in their day, and learning from multiple educators.  All in all, we feel that this is a win-win for students and teachers.
 
I am excited to meet the new families of Bill Brown and I will be excited to see the smiling faces as they walk through front doors as we begin the new year.  I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.   I believe parents and teachers working together is an essential element for student success.  Open and clear communication between school and home is important for our students. Together, we can make this the best year yet!
 
Please look for important information through Trailblazer Times, teacher newsletters, and the campus website.
 
Thank you,
 
Jillian Jurica, Principal
Bill Brown Elementary School

At A Glance

  • 700 Student Enrollment
  • Cursive Curriculum
  • music Strings Program
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program
  • art Art Programs
  • Critical writing across content
CLHS art

Students Artwork Headed to State Capitol

Two budding artists will have their art displayed at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and in the lower rotunda of the Texas State Capitol Building in March.
BBES Bus Drivers for Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Trailblazer Times 2.18.19

School Holiday on Monday, 2.18.19, Early Release, Kids Heart update and a shout out to our Bus Drivers.
Counselors from SVHS

Celebrating School Counselors

They are the go-to for just about everyone on a school campus, from the students and teachers to parents. Their doors are always open, and their work is never done, but they always greet you with a smile, a shoulder and a sympathetic ear - they are school counselors.
Team Chewie at First Lego League Competition 2.3.19

Trailblazer Times 2.11.19

Please review dates to remember for student holiday, Kids Heart Challenge and Early Release. Congratulations to our FLL Teams and Reflections participants!
FLL HLES team

First Lego League Tournament Featured 32 Teams

First Lego League teams representing every elementary Comal ISD campus put their hard work to the test Saturday during a district-wide tournament. Robots, projects and core values were judged based on this year's "Into Orbit" theme.
Students art work in hallway

Trailblazer Times 2.4.19

This week we have our PTA Meeting/Fine Arts Night 5:00 - 7:00 pm, student holiday dates and early release.
K-2 BBES Chess Team

Chess Champions Announced for First of Three Tournaments

Individual and team honors were awarded recently during the first of three district-wide Chess Tournaments. The first tournament was hosted at Canyon Lake High School. The next is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Smithson Valley High School followed by the final tournament on March 23 at Canyon High.