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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.

(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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  • August 7 - Teachers return to work
  • August 8 – 7 & 8 Grade Orientation 1:00- 2:00 (schedules distributed during and after event only)
  • August 12 – First day of school
  • August 15 - Football Jamboree@ Niceville HS Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
  • August 22 - Football - Meigs vs Bruner @ Choctaw HS Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Football Fundraiser
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Purchase your Spartan discount card today for only $10.00. You will receive a discount at several local business such as: Hot Head, Sports Clip, Mr. J's, Zaxby's, Red Lobster, Shrimp Basket, subway, Cici's, and Edible Arrangements. To purchase your card contact coach Cook. Help the football team and purchare your card today.

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Summer Sports Camp
Girls Basketball Camp - June 25, 26, & 27- 8:30 - 11:00 - Contact Coach Erin Feagin for more information.

Girls Volleyball Camp - June 25, 26, & 27 - 12:30 - 2:30 - Contact Coach Samantha Fairly for more information.

You must have physical and permission form on file.

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Football News

footballSummer practice at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. All incoming 6th graders your physical must be current and on file before you are allowed to practice.

The Superintendent, Mr. Chambers, Visits The Web Students
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Mr. Chambers visited Mrs.Cook's first period web design students on Friday. The students are preparing for their Web Showcase "Around the World in 60 Minutes" scheduled for May 23rd in Spartan Hall at Bruner Middle School. The students were thrilled at the feedback that he gave each student individually. Thank you Mr. Chambers for visiting Bruner Middle School.

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Congratulations to Mrs. Cook, Middle School Winner
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Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union and Northwest Florida Daily News partnered to do a teacher appreciation contest in Okaloosa County. Out of that contest three winners got selected an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, and a high school teacher.

Winners were selected in a poll conducted by Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union and the Northwest Florida Daily News. You can watch the video by clicking this link

Gary Massey – Principal, Bruner Middle School

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The Okaloosa County School Board approved Gary Massey as the Principal of Bruner Middle at the April 22, 2019, School Board Meeting. Congratulations Mr. Massey and welcome to the Land of the Spartans!

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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.

From The School's Clinic
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.

April 22-26 is Florida’s Every Kid Healthy Week. In accordance with this, we will have a parent night on April 23rd at 6 p.m. in Spartan Hall. Denise Manassa from the Community Drug and Alcohol Council will be here to present important information about emerging drug and alcohol trends with adolescents. This is a parent only event. Please come out and join the conversation! Click on the title above for more information.

Talent Show Performers - Congratulations

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Friday, March 8, 2019 Bruner Middle School's students attended and performed in the evening annual talent show.
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Plictured above: (l to r) 2nd Place Elena Gutierrez, 1st Place Synsarity Smith, 3rd Place Savannah Megahee & Mackenzie Goen.

IT Students Visit Northwest Florida State College for IT Seminar

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Mrs. Cook and her IT Students visited Northwest Florida State College for an IT Seminar. Students visited different parts of the campus and learned some new things about their working personality and what skill are essential for a successful education and employment.

Bruner Is a HERO School
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Teachers Wearing Red for Funding Education

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Tuesday, 3/5/19, is the first day of the legislative session in Tallahassee and teachers wore red on Monday to send the message to our legislators that public education should be properly funded.

Congratulations to Bruner Spartans Boys BasketBall Champions

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Congratulations to the Bruner Spartans boys basketball team for their championship win over Davidson Panthers. The score was 56 to 35.

Congratulations to the Academic Team and their Coach Mrs. Cook On Their Win

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pictured above five happy academic team members with their medals.
Again... congratulations to the team and their coach Mrs. Cook

Congratulations to the FBLA Students for their win at DLCfbla 2019

Please help me congratulate the FBLA students for their awesome win at the FBLA District Leadership Conference.  Our students competed against other Middle Schools in Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, and Escambia county.

Congratulations to these 4 BETA CLUB members who won 1st place in the state in Quiz Bowl


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Congratulations to Spartan Football for winning the championship game against Davidson Thursday, October 18, 2018.

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 8, 2019, 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.

Drop Off & Pick Up Times
Please do not drop your student off at schol prior to 7:15 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.

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Your 2018 - 2019 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, 2018 and $40.00 without a name begining October 16, 2018. 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".

2018 - 2019 Supply List
The 2018 - 2019 supply list is now available. You can find the "Supply List" 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.

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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