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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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Drop Off & Pick Up Times
Please do not drop your student off at schol prior to 7:30 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.


  • Click on the link on the right sidebar " Principal's Message" to hear a message from Mr. Massey.
  • All school activities and events are cancelled until further notice.
  • All statewide testing for the school year has been cancelled.

schools closedOkaloosa County School District has been notified that school sites will remain closed through Friday, May 1st. Read the Superintendent message here

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  • How to get started with Online Learning at Bruner Middle School - Training Materials at this link.
  • Monday, March 30th - Beginning of the 4th 9 weeks and Online Instruction you can find the ocsd online assignment link for your teacher on the Faculty Page click here.

help deskTechnical support call OCSD help desk (850) 897- 2966 Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm

Congratulations Lady Softball for your win over Shoal River

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Bruner -16
Shoal River - 10

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Congratulations A. Johnson and K. Colley for receiving the 2020 Middle School All County Award for Soccer.

Once again, Congratulations!!

Congratulations to the Talent Show Winners

(pictured below: 3rd J. Dean, 2nd Z. Stringer, 1st S. Smith)

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The Contestants below

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Stop the Spread -- A Message From The Superintendent of Schools

Preparedness for Influenza/Respiratory Illness- Informational Flyer Here

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Read Mr. Chambers message regarding Stopping the Spread

Bruner Middle School Wears Red for Education

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Congratulations to the drone team for their win at the Drone Competition at the STEM Expo on Saturday. The students had to measure distance, use mathematical conversion, program using Python, and of course implement the problem solving steps for programming to solve a problem.

Bruner won 2nd place out of 9 middle schools in Autonomous drone and we took 3rd place in Drone Knowledge. drone winners

Congratulations Drone Team members (Singleton, Doyle, Rohdert, Cook, Mollenhauer, Lopez) and their coach Michelle Cook”.

Bruner Middle School Spartans Boys Soccer Team Wins Middle School Athletic Conference Soccer Championship

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Our Bruner Spartans Boys Soccer team captured the Middle School Athletic Conference Soccer championship by defeating the Ruckel Middle School Rams.

Parent Survey

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Please complete the Parent Suvey concerning your child’s school to help us provide continued service excellence to our parents and community. You can read the Parent letter here.

Click here for the survey here.

LEGACY Camps Applications Open Now

The application for LEGACY camps is open.  This is an AMAZING week long camp for middle and high school students.   The advantage of this camp goes well beyond the week's event.  The networking and connections the students will make for recommendation letters and beyond is just invaluable! 
Students if you attended last year - sign up again this year!  Each year is new experience!  We can not over state how important this opportunity is for students!

Camps will be held @ NWFSC Campus, from 9am-2:30pm
June 15-19: 11, 12, & 15 year olds
July 13-17:  13 & 14 year olds

Click here for the application.  Applications close on March 1, 2020

2020-2021 Controlled Open Enrollment will be open from January 15 to February 15, 2020

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Controlled Open Enrollment for the 2020 - 2021 school year will be open from January 15 to February 15, 2020. Hardship appeal forms for schools at capacity will be available after February 15th on this site. Find your student’s zoned schools by entering your address into the School Site Locator.

Visit Controlled Open Enrollment to see the updated list.

Congratulations to the oratorical/poster contest winners. C. Bailey and M. Singleton. C. Bailey won first place in the middle school category ”.


softball baseballThe Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA, students did a phenominal job at the District Leadership Conference.FBLA students are required to take a Technology or Business class. All of the students above are enrolled in one of Mrs. Cook's CTE classes.

Alexander Doyle Intro to Computer Science & Coding 1st Place
Alexander Pugh Multimedia & Website Development 1st Place
Mary Gilchrist Parliamentary Procedure Concepts 1st Place
Jaynae Mollenhauer Digital Citizenship 2nd Place
Matea Singleton FBLA Facts 2nd Place
Hunter Rohdert Intro to Business Communication 2nd Place
Herman Singleton Intro to Computer Science & Coding 2nd Place
Landon Winn Business Math & Financial Literacy 3rd Place
Jaelen Williams Career Exploration 5th Place

Sports News

softball baseballBASEBALL - Tryouts will be Monday, February 2 & Tuesday, February 3. Sports Physical and Notarized Sports packet must be on file to try out. 2.0 GPA required. See Coach LeBleu for more information.

SOFTBALL - Conditioning starts Tuesday, January 21 from 2:45 - 3:30. Sports Physical and Notarized sports packet must be on file to participate. Tryouts will be Monday, February 3 & Tuesday, February 4. - Physical must be on file to try out . 2.0 GPA required. See Coach M. Cook for more information.

SWIM - Mandatory meeting on January 29 at 3:15 in Spartan Hall. Email Coach Versteeg for more infomation at

TRACK - Conditioning starts Wednesday, January 22. Will be every Monday and Wednesday from 2:45 - 3:45. Physical must be turned in before you can participate. Try-outs will be February 19 - 21. See Coach Allison for more information.

GOLF - Try-outs Girls TBD immediately after school. Boys - TBDiimmediately after school. Both try-outs will meet at the practice field behind the school. You must have a sports physical and notarized sports packet on file and maintain a 2.0 GPA. See Coach Williams for more information.

TENNIS - Boys Tryouts will be February 11 and Girls will be February 12. Both will be from 3:00 - 4:00. Physical must be turned in before participation is allowed. You must have a 2.0 GPA. See Coach Sanderson for more information.

Congratulations Mr. Lowery, top 3 ESPY for Okaloosa County.

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The Annual Talent Show will be March 6, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00. Students can sign up until January 24. This year we will add faculty and staff to the talent show.

Ticket sales will start in March. $4.00 in advance and $5.00 at the door.


Okaloosa County Schools ESE Parent Advisory Group is seeking new members! Would you like to get involved? Complete this form if you would like to be on the core membership team. Core members commit to participating in each of the quarterly meetings and will serve as liasons to parents and educators in our district. All parents are welcome to attend the Parent Advisory Group meetings. Check out our website for more information being added soon for upcoming meeting dates.

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Zoe has been selected to perform in the All State Middle School Concert Chorus in January.

Congratulations Zoe!!


cte survey parentThe Florida Department of Education has asked the parents of public middle and high school students participate in a survey regarding the unique opportunities available in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  The short survey has been designed so that it should only take approximately 10 minutes.  The survey will take a look at the participation, experiences, and opinions on CTE programs offered throughout the district.  Parents can take the survey whether their child is in a CTE program or not.  Responses are completely confidential and no identifying information will be requested. the link to the survey is -


Congratulations to  Mrs. Cook for being  awarded the ACCEL grant from the Gulf Coast Chapter of NDIA. The grants are awarded to teachers who demonstrate innovation in math and science with STEM projects. Quoted by Mrs. Cook “ The Grant will be used to purchase drones and accessories for the Drone Team”.


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Sports News

softball baseballBaseball - Tryouts will be Wednesday - Friday, January 29 - 31- Physical must be on file to try out.
Softball - Tryouts will be Wednesday - Friday, January 29 -31 - Physical must be on file to try out

Swim - Tryouts will be Wednesday, January 29th at 3:15 in Spartan Hall (Physical must be on file to try-out)

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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.

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 10, 2020, 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.

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Your 2019 - 2020 School Yearbook, Get One You're in It!
Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $40.00. 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".

2019 - 2020 Supply List
The 2019 - 2020 supply list is now available. You can find the supply 6th grade, 7th grade & 8th grade link here or on the right to view the list..

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.

CTE logoThe CTE 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.  Okaloosa County School District Career and Technical education offers programs in many different areas of study. There programs are open to all students in the district. You can read the Notice of Nondiscrimination here.

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 CTE icon above to explore the programs we offer and to learn more about the current job market and wages.)

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