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The Okaloosa County School District is celebrating a "Century of Success." The district office and each school celebrated today by raising a flag that was raised mr  suttonover our nation’s capitol in honor of Okaloosa’s 100 year Celebration. Bruner Middle School celebrated by having Mr. Sutton and some of the students participated in raising the flag today, Monday, Feb 1, 2016.


Builders Club Visits The Children's Center Daycarebuilders club

Members of the Builder's club visited The Children's Center to read to the students. Each Bruner student took the community service project -of reading and asking the little ones interactive questions- seriously but did so with mature confidence.  The little ones loved the smiles, the stories, the stickers, and the conversations with our BMS students. "I think the big kids had a good time also" said Ashley Brown, Builder's Club Sponsor. "It was a joy to see a room full of happy faces and lively reading and “student talk.”  Students are never too young to start." says "Lisa Homer, Builder's Club Spsonor.  

Bruner Middle School Host the "Multicultural Fair"multidance

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Bruner Middle School celebrated diversity Friday night,dance studentsJanuary 22 by hosting the multicustudents multiltural festival featuring heritage dances, a diversity speech, food and other activities. Students and teachers performed heritage dances at the festival. Many guest had ethnic tables set-up.

Student Talent Show Tuesday, Janaury 26, 2016

The second annual student talent show is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2016. There is a lot of great talent lined up. Purchase your ticket now for $3.00 or at the door for $4.00 You don't want to miss this!!!! For more information, please see Mrs. Cook in room 600. We are actively looking for sponsors, to help sponsor this event, please contact Mrs. Cook at 833-3266.

Emergency Contact System Test Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Parents each school will be conducting a "TEST" of our emergency contact system on Wednesday, Janaury 20, 2016 to ensure you along with all individuals listed as emergency contacts are notified.  Remember this will be a test.  Thank you.

Baseball Tryouts

baseballBaseball tryouts are scheduled for February 10 - 12, 2016 from 3:00 - 5-:00 p.m. at the baseball field behind Bruner. You will need Cleats or Tennis Shoes, a Glove, and a Bat. If you have any questions contact Coach Nixon at Preston.Nixon@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

MLK Winners

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(Asha Duren 2nd Place, Austin VanDyne 3rd Place)

 






Bruner is making its mark!  With the winner for the spelling bee and 2 of the top 2 spots for the middle spots at the MLK Oratorical Competition.  mlkWe are on our way!  Thanks everyone! 

Pictured to the right: (Asha Duren, Dr. Hudson, and Charisma Payne)

 



Madison Snowden Scores a Perfect Score
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Congratulations to Madison Snowden for scoring a perfect score (1000) on her National MOS PowerPoint Exam. She completed this rigorous test in 20 minutes. She qualifies for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. This is a global competition that tests students' skills on Microsoft 2013. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship in Orlando, FL on August 7 -10, 2016. For more information about the MOS World Championship click HERE.

Semester Exam Schedule

Monday, January 6 - Math
Tuesday, January 7, - Bruner Writes
Wednesday, Janaury 8, - Make-Up for Bruner Writes
Monday, January 11 - Electives and Social Studies
Tuesday, Janaury 12 - Science
Wednesday, Janaury 13, - Make-Up for Sesmester Exam
Thursday, Janaury 14 - Make-Up for Semester Exam

 

 

Students Participate in The Hour of Codehourofcode( click on image for larger view)

108 technology students participated in computer science week (December 7 -13, 2015) "The Hour of Code". The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basic. Students used blockly to code "Elsa Skating on Ice". Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

Quinterra Nichols Spelling Bee Winnerquinterra nichols

Congratulations to Quinterra Nichols for placing 2nd in the County Spelling Bee.

No Passes for Bus Number 085

Parents and students, no passes will be given in the morning or afternoon for bus number 085, per transportation. It is at capacity.

 

Pamela Sisneros Bruner's Support Personnel of the Yearsisneros

Congratulations to Ms. Pamela Sisneros for being Bruner's Support Personnel of the year.

Boys Basketball Teambasketball

The Boys Basketball team is ready for their first game against Destin Middle School today, December 3, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The game will be played at Destin Middle School. Support your Spartan Basketball team and attend.

 

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Spelling Bee Champion:
Quinterra Nichols and Runner Up - Dylan Edwards
Districts will take place on December 10, at Niceville High School.

Healthy Okaloosa Schools

Schools across the county have partnered with the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County to present Healthy Okaloosa Schools. Together we are making Okaloosa County a Healthier Place to Live, Learn, Work and Play! CLICK HERE to read the Winter Newsletter 2015.

Academic Team 2015 - 2016academics

Congratulations to the following students for make the Academic Team:

JV: Samuel Brewer, Deven Cathcart, Charlotte Elam, Skylar Olson, Havyn Smith, Roxy Vanatta, and Diana Viherek.
Varsity: Jordan Adams, Evan Barton, Carson Conway, William Gendron, Joseph Lindgren, Riley McLaughlin, Jaida Mondragon, Raman Thomas, and Lilly Weaver.

Mose Johnson Bruner's Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Mr. Mose Johnson, a learning strategies teacher, for being selected as Bruner's Teacher of the Year. Pictured above left to right, Mr. Anderson, Asst. Principal, Dr. Hudson, Principal, Mr. Johnson, & Mr. Nuss, Asst. Principal





2015 - 2016 Boy's Basketball Team
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Congratulations to the following for making the 2015 - 2016 Bruner's Basketball team: 8th Graders: Terrion Bates, Veran Betts, Owen Harris, Calvin Payton, Gabe Whitfield, & Kendrik Wright.
7th Graders: Xavien Allen, Ramyah Jarboe-Alford.
6th Graders: Kameran Belser, Dominick Hendricks, & Ezekiel Oswald

Multicultural Festival

Bruner is hosting the 2016 Okaloosa School District Multicultural Festival. This celebration of diversity is a family-oriented, cultural and educational festival that will showcase the very best of the different cultures, folklores, arts, crafts, exhibits, traditional dances and speakers from other cultures represented around the world.
 
The event is scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5 pm to 8 pm.  We would like to invite you to volunteer for this fabulous activity! Together we will make a positive difference in our community. for our students, and have fun learning about different backgrounds.
Deadline for volunteering is December 1st.
 
If you have any ideas, questions or decide to become an active part of the festival, please contact Mrs. Perry-Jimenez 833-3266 ext 1120 or Joanna Davis 598-2739.
Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Queridos Padres de Familia de la Escuela Bruner,

Bruner va celebrar el Festival Multicultural 2016. Esta es una actividad familiar para festejar la diversidad cultural. Vamos a representar lo mejor de nuestro folclore, tendremos artesanías, exhibiciones de arte y danzas tradicionales de nuestros países.

El evento será el Viernes, 22 de Enero de 5 pm a 8 pm. Le invitamos para que sea voluntario en esta fabulosa actividad. Juntos influenciaremos positivamente a nuestra comunidad y aprenderemos sobre diferentes culturas.  Por favor contacte a la Señora Jimenez, maestra de Español,  si desea ser parte de esta actividad Mrs. Perry-Jimenez 833-3266 ext 1120 Le agradecemos de ante mano su valiosa colaboración!

Academic Team

Academic team try-outs will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the media center after school. Approx time 2:45 - 3:30. Please see Mrs. Cook for an application. Students who can not make this try-out can attend Friday, November 13 before school 7:10 - 7:40 in Mrs. Cook's room 600. All practices will be held after school in Mrs. Cook's room from 2:40 - 3:40 every Tuesday. You must have transportation arranged to pick you up promptly at 3:40.

Yearbook Recognition Ad Sales

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Recognition Ads are a great way to congratulate and praise your student or recognize your business. Purchase a Recognition Ad in the Max Bruner Jr. Middle School yearbook to show your student how much they mean to you, or promote your business.   Hurry — ads will only be on sale until February 3, 2016, and only limited quantities are left!  Don’t forget — these are the days you will want your Spartan to remember forever. Buy their Recognition Ad and yearbook today! Click the image above for the a detailed flyer.

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will meet every Wednesday, during AA (7:45 - 8:00) in Mrs. Cook's room 600.

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A.C.C.T - Tutoring Program for Students

A.C.C.T. (administrator, counselors, and community tutoring program) will be held every Wednesday, beginning on Wednesday, October 28th in room 200 from 2:45 to 3:45 with the Principal, Ms. White, and parent volunteers. This is for students who need assistance in the core subject areas.

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Bruner will begin offering tutoring on Wednesday, October 21.  We will tutor every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:45 - 4:00.  It is important the students that are car riders get picked up promptly at 4:00 p.m.  Bus transportation is provided as long as we have 15 students riding daily. Click the link above for the information letter.

Out of Field Teachers

The following teachers are out of field. Some are out of field for ELL. These teachers are in the process of completing the certification needed for their field.

Wendy Keenum
Amy Brewer
Diara Morris
Katina White
Caitlin Turner
Mark Hinterthan

 

Upcoming Events

October 16 - Teacher Workday - No School for students
October 23 - Halloween Dance
October 26 - 29 - Fall Book Fair
October 28 - Make-Up Pictures (Clubs, Sports, Cheer, & Dance Team)


Attention:  Future Basketball and Soccer Players

If you want to tryout for a winter sport, please click HERE and read the informational flyer.

Get Your Bruner's Spirit Wear

Parents and students, get your Bruner's spirit wear and show your school spirit. Currently their is a school wide fund raiser, until September 18, to help support activity incentives and increasing students recognition. You can order your fan wear by clicking HERE. HURRY and place your order this fund raiser ends on September 18.

8Th Grade Class Trip

The 8th grade class trip this year is to Washington, D.C. in May 2016. The cost is only $1225.00 (pending purchase of airline tickets) and is ALL-INCLUSIVE!!! Students will NOT need any additional money other than spending money. The first nonrefundable deposit of $250.00 is due October 1, 2015, with the full payment being due March 1, 2016. We can only take 45 participants, so reserve your spot today!!! Click HERE for the informational flyer for additional information.

Open House Tuesday, September 1

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Bruner's open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Please make plans to attend with your student and take a tour of the school, meet the teachers and learn more about your child's school. Click HERE for the informational flyer.

Your 2015 - 2016 School Yearbook ......Get One You're in It!

Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $35.00 with your named imprinted on the front cover until October 31, 2015. Beginning November 1, 2015 the cost will be $40.00 without a name. It couldn't be any easier to order! You can get a yearbook order from in the attendance office or from Mrs. Robinson Cook in Room 600. Mail your check today.  Please make checks and money orders payable to :  Bruner Middle School.  Sorry we do NOT take credit cards at school.  Orders can be mailed to Mrs. Robinson Cook, c/o Bruner Middle, 322 Holmes Blvd., Ft. Walton Bch, FL  32548 or dropped off in Room 600.
The easiest way to order your yearbook is online by clicking the "Buy Your Yearbook" banner above. Enter search by order number "10521" and click continue, confirm "Max Bruner Jr. Middle School".

 

2015 - 2016 Supply List

The 2015 - 2016 supply list is now available. Click the "Supply List" link on the right to view the list..


Free & Reduce Lunch Application

The School Food Service District web site for Online Free and Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Applications is now active for your parents’ online application process.  Please click the application link on the right to apply or click here.

Spartan Spirit Shirts now only....$10.00.

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Show your blue and orange spirit by purchasing a spirit shirt for only $10.00. Limited supply available. Click HERE for more information.

Updated Sports Information

Any current or new incoming Spartans who believe they will be trying out for a sport in 2015/2016  must complete the following:  These packets can be picked up in Attendance or Guidance during the summer months.

1. Current Physical
2. Current Parent Permission (Notarized)  (Bruner does provide Notaries in the Summer)
3. Current Heat Related/Concussion Information Sheet
4. Impact Testing Concussion Sheet

All forms must be complete....no partial forms will be accepted as permission to try out. Turn in your forms to Mrs. Vinson or Coach Vinson during the summer. You must photocopy all forms before you will be allowed to tryout for any sport offered at Bruner Middle School.

This current information is good for One (1) Calendar Year from when the physician signed it. Thank You and please have a Safe Summer.

 

Bruner Middle School Information Technology Institute

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choiceThe CHOICE program is an innovative, award-winning program that allows secondary students to earn high school credits, college credits, scholarships, and professional industry certifications, all at the same time and at no cost to the student. 

It functions as a critical link in transitioning secondary students intodeo successful high-skill, high-wage careers in the workforce and/or postsecondary opportunities. The CHOICE team's focus is career-readiness because the workforce-ready student is in high demand. (Click the icons to explore the programs we offer and to learn more about the current job market and wages.)

 

Warm Weather is Here --- Dress Code Reminder

Warm weather is here. Please remember all shorts or skirts must be fingertip length, all pants must be pulled up to the waist, no sheer blouses or tops, tights, leggings, jeggings, or spandex must be worn with a shirt that is fingertip length and straps on blouses and shirts must be at least two inches wide with no midriff showing. The Bruner faculty, staff and administration thank you for your continued support and efforts to ensure appropriate grooming for our Bruner Spartans!

 

Accreditation Survey For Parents

In an effort to improve system practices, Okaloosa County School logoDistrict is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please click the link below:
http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7882710
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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Tutoring Available

Parents and students, for a list of days and times of tutoring offered at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School, click HERE.

Important Food Service Information

School food services will not extend middle or high school students borrowing privileges.  If, however, a student comes to the cafeteria for lunch and forgets to bring their lunch money, the cafeteria manager can provide the student with a temporary loan until the following day.  Temporary loans to students should not be for more than one day.  Cashier personnel will send student with tray to cafeteria manager to fill out meal loan form.

Money may not be borrowed to purchase special sales, a la carte or extra items during meal service time.

Locker Rentals

This school year, 2015-2016, there will be a locker rental fee of $3.00. The locker fee must be paid in advance of receiving the locker number and combination.

Science Department Supply Fee

Unfortunately, the decline in state and district funding to schools, and departments within schools, has coincided with the rising costs of laboratory materials in our economy.  Therefore, the Science department is respectfully asking for a $5.00 lab donation from each student or family, as it has become increasingly hard to provide the type of materials to our students without the help of the Bruner community.

Save Your Boxtops

Thank you for donating your boxtops to the science department this year. Because of your generous donation, we were able to purchase many supplies for the students. Click HERE for the informational flyer. Please continue to donate your boxtops.

Manual del Estudiante está disponible en español

Padres y estudiantes, el manual del estudiante está disponible en español. Puede hacer clic aquí para leer la versión en español.

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