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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.

W.I.G (Wildly Important Goal)
One years learning gain for every student in ELA and Math.


  • March 13 - Track vs Pryor @ Choctaw HS 4:30 p.m.
  • March 14 - Golf vs Shoal River @ FWB Course 3:30
  • .March 14 - Tennis vs Desin @ FWB Tennis Ctr 4:00
  • March 15 - 22 - SPRING BREAK
  • March 25 - Student Holiday/ Teacher Workday
  • March 27 - Track @ Freeport HS 4:30
  • March 28 - Tennis vs Liza Jackson @ FWB Tennis Ctr 4:00
  • March 29 - Golf vs Ruckel @ Ruckel 4:00
  • March 30 - Swim meet @ Bernic 10:45
  • Apr 2 - FSA Writing
  • Apr 9 - Band Solo & Ensemble Showcase of Talent @6:30 Spartan Hall

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

basketball champions

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
HERO Information

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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.

Annual Talent Show at Bruner Middle Schooltalent show

Bruner's annual talent show is Friday, March 8 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door. The concession stand will be open for food and beverage purchases.

Door Decorations for Black History Month

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Students , teachers, and staff decorate their door in observance of Black History Month.

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 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.

testingPreliminary SAT Parent Meeting
PSAT Parent Meeting-January 15th at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm in the media center at Bruner. Bruner Middle School will be offering two Question and Answer sessions to provide helpful information on your student's PSAT scores. The same information will be shared at both sessions, so please feel free to select the time that best fits your schedule. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions below, please don't hesitate to contact the guidance office to have your questions answered.

Bruner Has a New Head Football Coach
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Bruner's head football coach, Coach Dean Vinson, who has lead Bruner to numerous county championships; passes the torch to the new head football coach, Charles Cook. Congratulations Coach Cook... Go Spartans!

Swim Team Try-Out Information
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Students..... It's time to sign up for the Spartan Swim Team.... If you have any questions or concerns you may call Coach Ver Steeg at 833-3300 ext 3312 or email Please see Mrs. Cook in room 600 to pick up an informational flyer. Your physical, parent permission, and concussion form is due no later than February 1, turn in this packet to Mrs. Cook. . If you are interested in joining you must also attend the mandatory meeting after school on February 5, 2019. The meeting will end at 3;15 p.m. please have your transportation waiting for you promptly at 3:15. Click the image above for the a detailed flyer.

husonDr. Cynthia Hudson, Principal of Bruner Middle School Receives Professional Human Capital Leader in Education Certification

Battelle for Kids, in partnership with the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), is pleased to announce that Dr. Cynthia Hudson has completed the requirements to be certified as a Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE). This certification recognizes individuals’ mastery of a unique set of knowledge and skills at the intersection of education and human resources, designed to facilitate effective leadership and management in schools, districts, and other education organizations.

press release hudsonYou may read the press release by clicking the image .

Congratulations Dr. Hudson!

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


EDDEd Support Person of the Year





Congratulations to Bruner Middle School's Ed Support Person of the Year, April Briggs. Mrs. Briggs is Bruner's Bookkeeper, Co Cheerleading Coach, and Co BETA Club Sponsor. Well deserved!

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

Congratulations to Bruner's Teacher of the year!!
Mrs. Amy Brewer

pictured(l to r) Ms. Leeth(current toy), Mrs. Graham-Williams,Asst. Principal, Mrs. Brewer, & Dr. Hudson, Principal

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.

School Bus Drivers Needed

school busThe Transportation department is now hiring Bus Drivers. Apply here! For more information visit Transportation or call 850.689.7301 (Crestview), 850.833.4161 (Niceville), or 850.833.3554 (Fort Walton).


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.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
October 22 -23 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Must have a current phyical on file by October 18

You can not tryout without the physcial on file


Tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Bus transportation is available.

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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..

Immunization Requirements
immunizationImmunzations for "Back-to-School" will be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY between July 1 - September 1, 2018 at the Fort Walton Beach and Crestview clinics of the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa. All incoming 7th graders will need to have their TDAP shot completed before the first day of school on August 13, 2018. Please see your regular physician for this and make sure that they provide you with a copy of the FLORIDA SHOTS record for our records here at Bruner. You can click the image above for the informational flyer. .Any questions please call 833-3286 ext. 1302 or visit the Okaloosa County School District's web site.

Meal Prices
The Okaloosa County School Board approved at their meeting on April 24th, the increase in school lunch prices for 2017-2018. 

To comply with federal price increase requirements paid student lunch prices for elementary and secondary students will be $2.70.  Lunch prices will be $4.00 for adults.  The price of breakfast and milk was not affected.

The prices are as follows:
~Student Breakfast $1.80
~Adult Breakfast $2.25
~Student Lunch $2.70
~Adult Lunch $4.00
~Reduced Breakfast $0.30
~Reduced Lunch $0.40
~Milk $0.65

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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