In Brenham, we take pride in doing things well.  We take pride in the students of our school district who have made successful contributions to our community, our state, and our nation.  We take pride in the school district we have, because we have a unified effort to be One Brenham, Better Together….for our students and our staff.  

Here at Krause, we echo the ideas of our entire district in that together, we are better.  Just like the pieces of a puzzle that fit together to make a united, complete picture, we each have our own unique purpose and position to contribute to Brenham ISD.  

There is a unique history to puzzles.  Did you know that the first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1767 when an English cartographer chopped up a wooden map of Britain and challenged the public to put it back together?  It wasn’t called a jigsaw puzzle but rather a dissected puzzle.

While jigsaw puzzles have always been popular, they were most prevalent during the Great Depression among bored, down on their luck folks looking for cheap ways to pass their time.  

Puzzle play is terrific for developing dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.  

Did you know that more people in the USA enjoy jigsaws that any other table game?  Did you know that the most pieces every assembled together in a single jigsaw puzzle was 209,250 pieces?  

As principal of this amazing campus, I am honored to work with a great group of instructional leaders to provide all our Krause students with the academic and social skills they will need to become successful citizens of our community.  Teaching is the most important career calling in life. It’s about giving more of ourselves, sometimes, so that our students are better each and every day.

Please know that you can come visit our campus anytime.  Thanks for supporting the educational effort of your child.  And please let us know if there is anything we can do to help make our campus better.  Brenham ISD and Krause Elementary want what is best for you and your family.

At Krause, it’s about putting all the right pieces together to make the students of our school well rounded young men and women who are ready to take on any challenge that might come their way.  Each piece is unique, special, and one of kind.  When we put it all together we are unified and better together.  One Brenham, Better Together!

Courtney Mason