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Max Bruner Jr.
Middle School

We prepare all students to achieve excellence by providing the highest quality education while empowering each individual to positively impact their families, communities, and the world.


OCSD COVID-19 Information Page for Parents from Superintendent

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Bruner Middle School currently has at home Covid test available for parents of Bruner students available at the front office. Test are available until they run out. At this time we do not think the supply will be replinshed.

February 21, 2022 - President's Day Holiday - No School

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Registration -
Register through the Florida Division of Early Learning Family Portal:

  • January 26 - Basketball vs Destin @ Bruner at 5:00
  • January 24 - Soccer vs Ruckel @ FWBHS at 5:00

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Congratulations to Ms. Cook's Web Fundamentals Students. The first 3 to pass Microsoft Technology Associate 98-383 Programming Using HTML and CSS industy testing.

Bruner's Teacher of the Year - Ms. Saxer

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Congratulations to Ms. Amy Saxer, Bruner's Teacher of the Year

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MLK Poster Contest Winners
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The 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster contest hosted by the Sigma Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. took place Saturday, January 8, 2022. Students in our Elementary, Middle, and High Schools were invited to submit artwork and/ or an essay that reflected this year’s theme which was “STAND • ACT • UNITE,” and we are proud to present our winners. 

2nd Place- M. G.  - Bruner MS
3rd Place- C. G.  – Bruner MS

Congratulations to 3rd Period Coding Students- Winners!

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Congratuations to Mrs. Cook's 3rd period coding fundamentals students, Gingerbread 3, for taking fourth (4th) place in the International Codementum coding competition. You may view the results here. All students are enrolled in Bruner's Coding CTE program.

Sports Information, Conditioning, and Try-Out Information

BASEBALL - Conditioning everyday @ 3:00 p.m.
Try-outs February 11.

SOFTBALL - Conditioning will start Wednesday, January 5, 2022 (2:45 - 3:45) Conditioning will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. Plase bring comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and water bottle. Physical must be on file to participate.
Tryouts February 14 & 15 - 2:45 - 4:15

TRACK - Conditioning will begin Janaury 24th. Conditioning will be every Monday and Thursday 2:45 - 4:00. Current sports physical must be on file.
Tryouts - February 14, 15, & 16

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SWIM - Try- outs are

TENNIS - Try-outs are

Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Students of the Month pictured with Mr. Massey, Principal (right), Ms. Colmon (left middle) Asst Principal, and Mr. Taylor, (left) Asst Principal.

Drone Team Winners
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Congratulations to the Drone Team on their 3rd place win at the Competition. Pictured with Coach Griffin (left) and Coach Cook (right)

Sports Information, Conditioning, and Try-Out Information

BASEBALL - Conditioning everyday @ 3:00 p.m.
Try-outs February 11.

SOFTBALL - Conditioning will start Wednesday, January 5, 2022 (2:45 - 3:45) Conditioning will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. Plase bring comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and water bottle. Physical must be on file to participate.
Tryouts February 14 & 15 - 2:45 - 4:15

TRACK - Conditioning will begin Janaury 24th. Conditioning will be every Monday and Thursday 2:45 - 4:00. Current sports physical must be on file.
Tryouts - February 14, 15, & 16

GOLF- Try - outs are

SWIM - Try- outs are

TENNIS - Try-outs are

Math tutoring is offered twice a week. Email Mr. Taylor for more info.

We Want Your Pictures for the Yearbook!

 busAttention Parents, Club Sponsors, and Coaches! Help Us Represent Your Organization at its Best! Got photos that belong in the Spartacus Yearbook? We're looking for Football • Volleyball • Cross Country • Any Sport • First Day of School, etc..... Include Student's Name, Grade and an explanation of the activity. Please give sufficient details. You can email photos to Mrs.Cook and or upload them using with the school code of spartanpride. Send an email of clear photos of your team or organization in ACTION to Mrs. Cook from your cell phone camera which may have high enough resolution to create appropriate yearbook photos.

 Order your Yearbook (50th Anniversary Special Edition for $40.00 by clicking the image and enter order # 10521. yblogo

Apply for School Meal Benefits the Easy Way busThe USDA has announced that ALL students will be able to have a free breakfast and lunch at their school during the 2021 - 2022 school year (read here). However, you are still asked to complete the application for Free/Reduced Lunch to ensure federal funding for needed programs in the future.
You may find the application here.

New Student Orientation 2021-2022 (Information for Returning to School)
Orientation for new students will be Thursday, July 29 at Bruner Middle School from 9:00 - 11:15. Schedules will be given to students that have met the immunization requirements.You may read the informational flyer here.

LOCKER INFORMATION - All students are provided a small gray locker at no cost.  Backpacks are not permitted after 8:00 am until 2:30 pm.  We are only charging $10 for these 80 larger blue locker upgrades due to this delay.  We are hopeful they are installed by October, but with backorders the way they are, we are not confident they will be in before December.

Presales of all larger blue lockers will start on July 27 and continue until sold out; which happens very quickly.  I will be available on the bus ramp for a drive through presale payment for these awesome locker upgrades from 4:00-5:30 pm on July 27th and July 28th. Informattional flyer is located here "Locker Information"


Find the answer to your question or questions by visting our FAQ page here.



Informational Video Located Here

The 2021 - 2022 registration time is here. Above you will find a video from Mr. Massey, Principal, explaining the registration process.

Rising 6th Grade - White Form
Rising 7th Grade - Blue Form
Rising 8th Grade -Orange Form -Infformational meeting- February 23 8:00 a.m.

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Spartan School Store (Triple S)

Spartan School Store
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Open Daily

Monday - Friday

7:35 - 8:00

Forgot your school supplies... Visit the Spartan School Store... we have all of your school supplies and more... Spirt wear, Sports wear... Visit Triple S and show your school pride. store



sickParents and Guardians, keep your student AT HOME if they have
ANY of the following symptoms:


• Fever greater than 99.9°F -- it doesn't matter if it comes down using fever-reducing medicines such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Controlling the fever does not control the infection!
• Vomiting more than once
• Diarrhea

Colds and influenza are the most contagious during the first 48 hours and we ask that you please keep your student AT HOME if they are not feeling well. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy and in school!

The Okaloosa County School District wants to share important resources regarding
the Coronavirus and information regarding keeping children healthy.Below you will find links for OCSD Quarantine Update and hand washing tip.

OCSD Quarantine Update Letter • Hand washing tips

Your 2021 - 2022 School Yearbook, Get One You're in It!
It's a our Special Edition "50th Anniversary"

Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $35.00 until September 30. It couldn't be any easier to order! You can get a yearbook order from in the attendance office or from Mrs. Cook in Room 502. Mail your check today.  Please make checks and money orders payable to :  Bruner Middle School.  Sorry we do NOT take credit cards at school (online only}.  Orders can be mailed to Mrs. Robinson Cook, c/o Bruner Middle, 322 Holmes Blvd., Ft. Walton Bch, FL  32548 or dropped off in main office..

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".

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Crónicas en COVID-19 Boletin informativo

You will find important information in the editions on how to talk to and prepare your children for the upcoming return to school.

Stop the Spread -- A Message From The Superintendent of Schools

Preparedness for Influenza/Respiratory Illness- Informational Flyer Here

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Read Mr. Chambers message regarding Stopping the Spread


Okaloosa County Schools ESE Parent Advisory Group is seeking new members! Would you like to get involved? Complete this form if you would like to be on the core membership team. Core members commit to participating in each of the quarterly meetings and will serve as liasons to parents and educators in our district. All parents are welcome to attend the Parent Advisory Group meetings. Check out our website for more information being added soon for upcoming meeting dates.

cte survey parentThe Florida Department of Education has asked the parents of public middle and high school students participate in a survey regarding the unique opportunities available in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  The short survey has been designed so that it should only take approximately 10 minutes.  The survey will take a look at the participation, experiences, and opinions on CTE programs offered throughout the district.  Parents can take the survey whether their child is in a CTE program or not.  Responses are completely confidential and no identifying information will be requested. the link to the survey is -

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FortifylFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows students to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

2020 - 2021 Supply List
The 2020 - 2021 supply list is NOT available. You will find the supply 6th grade, 7th grade & 8th grade link here when it is available or on the right to view the list..

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.

CTE logoThe CTE 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.  Okaloosa County School District Career and Technical education offers programs in many different areas of study. There programs are open to all students in the district. You can read the Notice of Nondiscrimination here.

It functions as a critical link in transitioning secondary students intoDepartment of Economic Opportunity Logo 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 CTE icon above to explore the programs we offer and to learn more about the current job market and wages.)

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OCSD Food Services is now accepting Free and Reduced Meal applications.  You can complete the application online.

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