Okaloosa County Schools will be closed Monday, November 23, 2015 - Friday, November 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Classes will resume on Monday, November 30, 2015.   Reminder: Students should not arrive to school before 7:15 am.




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Welcome to Bruner A School Middle School


Thanksgiving Holiday
The Thanksgiving Holiday is November 23 -27, 2015, school will be closed. Classes resume November 30, 2015.

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 Teacher of the Year


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

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.

Student Talent Show

The second annual student talent show is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2016. If your child would like to be in the talent show, please see Mrs. Cook in room 600 for more information. Auditions will be in January. We are actively looking for sponsors, to help sponsor this event, please contact Mrs. Cook at 833-3266.

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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.

FBLA & March For Babiesmarch of dimes

Bruner's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will participate in March For Babies at the Fort Walton Beach Landing on Saturday, November 7, 2015. If you would like to walk with us please arrive before 10:00 a.m. You may also donate to the March for Babies Bruner's FBLA March of Dimes team page is http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/BMS


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.

FluMist Vaccines Available To All Students At No Cost

Healthy Schools will be offering all students no-cost, pain free FluMist® vaccinations. Available in school-based clinics from 10/19 to 10/28. Bruner Middle School is schedule for Friday, October 23, 2015 from 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  [More information.]

Click HERE for the Informational Letter)

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

Spirit Week October
Click HERE for the Informational Flyer)

Spirit week is next week, October 12 -15, 2015. Participate and show your school pride.

Basketball Clinic & Try Out Information
click here for the informational flyer)

The clinic is for boys who are looking to try out for the 2015-2016 Bruner Boys Basketball team and want to improve their performance for tryouts by learning important skills, drills and information.

The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 17th at the Bruner Gym from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Bring a water bottle. The cost of the clinic is $20 per person.

Try out for BOYS will be 10/30, Nov 2-3 and try out for GIRLS will be Nov 3-5.

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)

Oct. 28- Make-up pictures

Attention:  Future Basketball and Soccer Players

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

Soccer Tryouts for 2015

Soccer tryouts are November 3 - November 5 from 2:45 pm-4:45 pm
Sign up outside Coach Sanderson’s Room 124. Click HERE for additional information.


Beta Collecting Electronics Fund raiser
(click here for the informational flyer)

Do you have any old, unused cell phones, tablets, iPod, etc?
Donate Your Old/Unused
Electronic Devices!
Do you want to help
save the
· Donate your unused  electronics to your AA   teacher and Beta Club will come pick them up.
· The class with the most  donated devices will get a sweet treat!


Fall Pictures Next Week

Parents and students it's that time of year!!! time for Fall School Pictures. Wednesday, September 16, 2015 is the date that your child will take fall pictures. Dress up and be ready for the camera. The pictures will be used in the school's yearbook. For additional information or to purchase a yearbook contact Mrs. Robinson Cook .

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.

A Place To Play

Parents and students do you like basketball? There is a FREE basketball camp at Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. plus the FIRST 200 youth who attend will receive a FREE year membership to the new rec center. Please click HERE for the informational flyer.

Football Jamboree Thursday, August 20

Please come and support your Spartan Football team at the Jamboree on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Walton Beach High School Stadium. GO SPARTANS!!

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.

Cross Country Summer Conditioning

cross countrySummer Conditioning begins August 3, 2015.
Join us Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7am-8am at Bruner Middle School on the bus ramp.
Be ready to run and jog to help condition you to for the heat and 2 mile run for try-outs.
Click the image at the top left for the informational flyer.

What you need to bring:
** Completed Physical and permission forms
**Water bottle
**Good pair of running shoes
**Wear light colored t-shirt and appropriate length shorts

Try-outs begin the second week of school. 

Call Bruner Guidance @ 833-3266, ext. 1415

Interested in Playing Boys Basketball?

Bruner will have open gym for all current or incoming Bruner students that are interested in playing boys basketball.
July 13 -16, 2015; 9:00 am -12:00
July 20 - 23, 2015; 9:00 am -12:00


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


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:
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.

CLICK the picture BELOW for an IMPORTANT announcement


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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2015-2016 Bus Schedule Click HERE to view the 2015-2016 bus schedule for Bruner. To view the School Bus Rules click here. Buckle up for safety! 

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