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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.

(Students may not arrive to school before 7:30 a.m. and must leave school by 3:00 p.m.each day)
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Drop Off & Pick Up Times
Please do not drop your student off at schol prior to 7:30 a.m (30 minutes before school start) Please pick up your student by 3:00 p.m. (30 minutes after school dismissal). Supervision of students by school personnel is provided: (a) during the time the student is being transported to or from school. at public expense (b) during the time the student is attending school (c) during the time the student is on school premises particpating with authorization in a school-sponsored activity, (d) during a reasonable time 30 minutes before or after school hours in accorance with Florida Statue 232.23 (1) and (2). In accordance with Florida law parents should not rely on the school to provide any additional supervision.


  • December 5 & 6 - Elective Semester Exam
  • Decenber 9 - Soccer vs Ruckel @ Twin Oaks at 5:00
  • December 10 - Social Studies Semester Exam
  • December 10 - Basketball vs Shoal River @ Shoal. JV 3:30 Varsity at 5:30
  • December 11 - ELA and IR Semester Exam
  • December 12 - Math Semester Exam
  • December 12 - Basketball vs Pryor @ Pryor - JV at 4:15 Varsity at 5:00
  • December 13 - Science Semester Exam
  • December 16 - Make-Up Exam day
  • December 19 - Early Release @ 1:30
  • December 20 - January 3, 2020 - Winter Break


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.


Spartan Hoodies and Jacket for sale! Last day to order is December 17th. See Mrs. Holland or Mr. Jackson for more information or to place an order. You may view the informational flyer here.

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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OCSD will follow an early dismissal schedule on Thursday, December 19, 2019, for the Winter Break Holidays. Lunch will be served.

Early Dismissal for Winter Break Holidays Schedule

Okaloosa County schools will be closed Friday, December 20 - Friday, January 3, 2020, for the Winter Break Holidays. Monday, January 6 will be a Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday. 


Congratulations to  Mrs. Cook for being  awarded the ACCEL grant from the Gulf Coast Chapter of NDIA. The grants are awarded to teachers who demonstrate innovation in math and science with STEM projects. Quoted by Mrs. Cook “ The Grant will be used to purchase drones and accessories for the Drone Team”.


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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.

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Medication will need to be picked up by 12:00 on May 31, 2019. (last day of school).
Medication left in the clinic will be properly disposed.

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 10, 2020, 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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Your 2019 - 2020 School Yearbook, Get One You're in It!
Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $35.00 with your name until October 15, 2019 and $40.00 without a name begining October 16, 2019. 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".

2019 - 2020 Supply List
The 2019 - 2020 supply list is now available. You can find the supply 6th grade, 7th grade & 8th grade link here or on the right to view the list..

Florida Healthy Start
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! Read the latest issue of Healthy Happenings

Meet your student's teachersBig Brothers Big Sister of NW Florida

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is excited to offer a school based mentoring program in partnership with Bruner Middle School. This program allows students the opportunity to be matched with a caring, adult mentor who will meet with the student once a week at school. There, they may work on homework, read together, eat lunch or even shoot hoops in the gym. At the end of the day, it’s all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.
To enroll your child, click the logo, print out the application and return it to the front office. (Child application will be linked.)

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. 

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 icons to explore the programs we offer and to learn more about the current job market and wages.)

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