Welcome to Bruner 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.
Bruner's First " Miss Max Bruner 2017"
Congratulations to Bruner's first Miss Max Bruner, "Elizabeth Smith"
Elizabeth is in the 6th grade and loves to travel and see the world. Her favorite subject is Science, and her favorite teacher is Mr. Baker.
1st Winner up is, Jessica Ford, 8th grade. 2nd Winner up is Victoria Mackey.pictured above l to r (Victoria Mackey-2nd , Elizabeth Smith- Winner, Jessica Ford-1st )
Miss Congeniality winner is Victoria Mackey and also Most Photogenic winner is Victoria Mackey. Congratulations!!!
The FSA testing dates are below, please make sure your child is in attendance for the testing.
April 10 -14 - 7th Grade, April 24-27 - 6th Grade, April 26 - May 1 - 8th Grade
Geometry - May 1
April 12 - 14, 17 - 6th Grade, April 14, 17 -19 - 7th Grade, April 18 -21 8th Grade
May 1 -5
May 15 -19
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRUNER'S WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Bruner Weightlifting Team on their finish at the 3rd Annual Beauty and the Beast Weightlifting Championships held at Destin Middle School. A huge congrats to the Boys team for winning the over all County Weightlifting Championship and a First Place Boys Team finish. Way to go Boys!!!! All of your hard work in the weight room really paid off.
Curent 8th graders: Will have Conquest (registration evening) at the high school Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6PM. 8th graders will be able to register on-line beginning on Thursday, Feb 9. On Wednesday Feb 15, students will be given the opportunity to register during their history classes at Bruner in the labs. Their registration forms need to be collected by history teachers before Feb. 15.
Current 6th and 7th graders: Will receive their registration forms Thursday, Feb 9th. They will be able to register on-line beginning on that day as well. We will need to collect all completed registration forms by Wednesday, Feb. 15 in social studies classes. The students will be given the opportunity to register on Thursday, Feb 16 during social studies classes in the labs.
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
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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 Students Big Win
Congratulations to the FBLA students for bringing home the wins from the District Leadership Conference in Pensacola. All students qualify to attend the State Leadership Conference in Orlando.
Bruner Middle School's Guidance Department presents " Let's Talk Social Emotional" on January 26, 2017 in Spartan Hall at 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers Dr. Jennifer Seaton, MD and Tanisha Pitts.
Door Prizes and Light Horsd'oeuvre will be served.
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
Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Lancaster .... Bruner's 2017 Teacher of the Year.
Congratulations to the Football team, Coach Vinson, and the coaching staff on their win against Pryor. 22 to 8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
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.
Please come out and support the Bruner Spartan Football team as they take on the Pryor P
Spelling Bee Winners
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, 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 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.
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".
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 ALLOWED
Bruner students celebrated Unity Day to show they are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion by wearing Orange on Wednesday, October 19.
2016 All County Honor Choir
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.
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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.
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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 students 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.
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.
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 833-3266 ext 1811 and Ms. Jackson will return your call after school.
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.)
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.
The 2016 - 2017 supply list is now available. You can find the "Supply List" link her or on the right to view the list..
The 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 into 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.)