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Welcome to Bruner A School Middle School

 

Friday, November 11, 2016 - Schools will be closed for the Veteran's Day Holiday!

Mission
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.

FIRST SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE
Parents please make sure that your child is in attendance to take the semester exam. the schedule is listed below.
Monday - December 12 - Bruner Writes and 1st Period Block ELA
Tuesday, December 13 - Math & Electives (excluding D.I.T & Web Design)
Wednesday, December 14 - Social Studies & Science
Thursday, December 15 - Digital IT & Web Design and Make-Up
Friday, December 16 - Make-Up and Faculty vs Student Basketball Game


STUDENTS COME TO THE CHRISTMAS DANCE
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The Christmas Dance will be December 16th from 1:45-3:45! Tickets are $4.00 and are on sale now, just see Coach Nixon. DJ Leethal is our dj for the night.


Bruner Basketball Time!!!
soccer players Come out and support your Spartan Basketball Team on Tuesday, November 29 vs Shoal River at Bruner Middle School. Boys play at 5:00 p.m. and Girls play at 6:30 p.m.


CONGRAULATIONS DR. LANCASTER TEACHER OF THE YEAR
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Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Lancaster .... Bruner's 2017 Teacher of the Year.


FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS mollypeach
Congratulations to the Football team, Coach Vinson, and the coaching staff on their win against Pryor. 22 to 8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!



Robotics Awarded Two Grants
soccer players Mrs. Cook, the Robotics teacher, has been awarded two grants for the Robotics class. The first grant awarded was the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) and the Consortium of Florida Eduation Foundation (CFEF) grant. The second grant was the NDIA ACCEL grant. The National Defense Industrial Association Gulf Coast Chapter (NDIA GCC).  The focus of this program is to foster enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math in our local school children. 

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3
football spartansPlease come out and support the Bruner Spartan Football team as they take on the Pryor P irates for the Okaloosa County Middle School Football Championship.  This game will be "War #3" with each team beating the other earlier this year.  The game is this Thursday night November 3, 2016 at 6:30 at  "The Fort!"   FWB/Viking Field.   We would like to see all friends, family, parents, students, and former Bruner Spartan Football Champs for an exciting night of football between two rivals and friends.   So everyone come out and bring your loud cheer screams and your noise makers too!!!!   "One team.....One fight!"   BRUNER SPARTAN FOOTBALL!!!!!

Spelling Bee Winners
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The winners of Max Bruner's Champion Speller are 6th graders Paula Capili and the runner-up is Brianna Murray. The students will represent Bruner in the District Spelling Bee. Congratulations

Congratulations to the classroom spelling bee winners. You may view the winners here.


Boys Soccer Clinic
soccer players Boys Soccer Clinic, November 4 & 5 from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Bruner Middle School Soccer Field. Cost $20.00. Bring: Ball, running and soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer socks, and athletic wear. Water, gatorade, assorted snacks will be provided. The goal is to prepare the players for their upcoming years in soccer. Teaching them basic, yet need to know skill for every level. For more information contact Coach Williams.

miss max bruner logoMISS MAX BRUNER 2017

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017

TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Walton Beach High School Auditorium

Registration fee is $40.00 and may be paid online using a credit card. Click the Pay Online for Activites button on the right, select middle school, and locate Bruner Middle School.

Sign up before October 28, 2016, no applications will be accepted after this date. No Exceptions!!

You can pick up an application outside of the Attendance Office. If you need more information see Mrs. Robinson Cook in room 600 or email her.


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Your 2016 - 2017 School Yearbook, Get One You're in It!
Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $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".

First 2017 Students to Pass MOS Industry Testing unityposter
Jackllyn Pham(left) and Savannah Jordan(right) are the first two students to take and pass the WORD industry certification exam. Jackllyn scored a perfect score of 1000. This is a very rigorous exam and it's the same test adults will take in college. According to Jackllyn "the in class practice provided by Mrs. Cook and practice test scenario helped out a lot and made the test easier." Savanah quoted "the practice test scenario and Mrs. Cook making me take the practice test several times, helped out a lot. Both students qualify for the 2017 MOS World Championship. The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (2013 or 2016). Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship with cash prizes up to $7,000. You can learn more by visiting their site located here.

UNITY DAY - NO BULLYING ALLOWEDorange support
Bruner students celebrated Unity Day to show they are together against bullying and united for kindness, orange support 2acceptance, and inclusion by wearing Orange on Wednesday, October 19.

 


2016 All County Honor Choirmollypeach
Congratulations to Molly Peach in her participation in the 2016 All County Honor Choir! She had the opportunity to represent Bruner Middle School in the Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Ken Berg, director of the Birmingham Boys Choir.



FBLA 2017 Installion Of Officers and Memberswinners of art
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Pictured l to r first row: Mrs. Cook: FBLA Adviser, Kaden Williams, Abbygayle Schaeuble, Rebecca Fuller: Historian, Alli Pike: Parlimentarian, Jessica Dean: Reporter, Amaya Upshaw, (2nd row l to r: Zoe Thomas: President, Zack Marquis, Yazmyn Wallace: Vice-President, Alexander Velazquez, Matthew Jendong, Philip Norman: Secretary, Justin Herrera-McClellan.
Bruner Spartans Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (
FBLA) installed the 2017 Officers and Members on Tuesday, October 11.

Dry Ice Lab Presented by Mrs. Jacksonjackson dry ice instructions

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Mrs Jackson's advanced science class particiapted in a Dry Ice Lab to learn about sublimation and density. According to one of her studentsdryice jackson Jordyn Simmering, "The overall objective was for students to see the difference in regular ice and dry ice, and that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide." The students enjoyed this hands on project.

Bully Prevention Week Poster Winnerswinners of art(click on image for a larger view)
Pictured l to r: 1st Place Kiana Minervine; 2nd Place Isabella Tice both 7th grade.
Digital Art students in Mrs. Celik-George's class participated in a Bully Prevention Week poster contest. Thirty finalists were chosen. The panel of judges selected the first and second place winners. The students received a ribbon, certificate, and a gift certificate for the moive theater for their efforts.

Bruner Writes
Bruner writes is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 7:45 - 10:00. It is important that your child attends school on Tuesday.

Bow-Tie Tuesday
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(l to r: Anthony Hicks-Pullings, Ramyah Jarboe-Alford, Jaylen Johnson-Jarrett, Zane Ferguson, Jamel Effatt, Nico Youmans, Jeriel Morales Fonseca)
Meet Bruner Middle School’s new addition. “Bow-Tie Tuesday” (BTT EliTe) is a new initiative implemented to further promote leadership skills, academic success and community service. This initiative is designed to monitor the student’s grades while promoting positive decision-making skills and developing BTT members into strong leaders.

Out of Field Teachers
The following teachers are out of field. They are currently working to complete their testing.

Jennifer Allison
Katina White


8th Grade Trip
We are thrilled to announce the May 2017 8th grade trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AND New York City, New York! This incredible trip consists of 4 days and 3 nights. Unfortunately, we can only take a maximum of 48 individuals on this trip. This will be a first-come, first-serve basis and a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 will secure one of the spots and will be accepted at this time. The total price for all this is $1,350.00 per person. Parent chaperones are encouraged to participate for the same reasonable price. Payment schedules can be set up with the final payment due April 3rd. An informational meeting for parents will be held Sept 13th at 5pm in the media center. If you have questions before then, please do not hesitate to contact me at jacksonaa@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us or leave a voice message at 833-3266 ext 1811 and Ms. Jackson will return your call after school.

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.)


Upcoming Events
October 4 - Bruner Writes
October 27- Make-Up Pictures



Academic Team
Academic team try-outs will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in the media center after school. Approx time 2:45 - 3:15. Please see Mrs. Cook for an application. Students who can not make this try-out can attend Wednesday, August 17 before school 7:15 - 7:35 in in the media center. All practices will be held after school in Mrs. Cook's room from 2:40 - 3:40 every Tuesday. (subject to change.)You must have transportation arranged to pick you up promptly at 3:15.

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.

2016 - 2017 Supply List
The 2015 - 2016 supply list is now available. You can find the "Supply List" link her 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

7th and 8th Grade Registration Information
Seventh and eighth grade students will register for classes on Friday, March 11 during school hours. Parents will have an opportunity to register with their child for the 2016 - 2017 school year on the evening of Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Parents you are given the opportunity to register for your childs classes on-line from your home all week thru the Parent Portal. The directions are:
  1. Go to www.okaloosaschools.com
  2. Select the Parent Portal icon /access by using Student Number (like you are accessing grades)
  3. Under Options select online registration
  4. Select classes and click Update

6th Grade 2016 - 2017 Registration Information
Parent registration and informational night will be on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Spartan Hall. You will receive pertinent information on courses and registration. You don't want to miss this important night.

Parents you are given the opportunity to register for your childs classes on-line from your home all week thru the Parent Portal. The directions are:
  1. Go to www.okaloosaschools.com
  2. Select the Parent Portal icon /access by using Student Number (like you are accessing grades)
  3. Under Options select online registration
  4. Select classes and click Update

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, 2017, 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.


FBLA Meetingsfuture business leader logo
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will meet every other Tuesday during AA (7:45 - 8:00) in Mrs. Cook's room 600.

banner for ITThe 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 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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