Welcome to Bruner Middle School
S.T.R.I.V.E will meet on Monday, March 17 @ 6:00 p.m. in Spartan Hall at Bruner Middle School. Help will be available for Math and Reading skills to prepare students for FCAT 2.0.
Click HERE to see the informational flyer.
FBLA Donate to Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Center
Members of FBLA students visited the Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Center in Fort Walton Beach on Saturday to donate blankets to the residences. The students adopted the 200 hallway and delivered 18 blankets. The activities director, Liz, thanked the students for coming and encouraged them to visit again, she also stressed that Community Service is very important. Pictured to the left, from left to right are: Brandi Costello; FBLA Webmaster, Daria Williams, Kasey Rigby; FBLA President, Zack Clark, and Liz Scott; Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Activities Director.
Regional Science Fair Winners
Bruner had three students take first place at the Regional Science Fair and one student to take second place. All four of the students, Jackson Sheffield, Alayna Spolski, Kasey Rigby, and , Connor Cleveland are eligible for the state science fair in Lakeland, FL.
Bruner In The Top At The Mathcounts Competition
Bruner MathCounts students took third in the MathCounts competition. Pictured on the left starting in the back row from left to right: Mr. Eliason, Abigail Moorgan, Brandon Anderson, Daniel Kold. Middle Row (left to right) Cassidy Bassett, Amber lett, Kasey Rigby, Heather Metruck, Orlando Espinoza. Front Row (left to right) Lyndsey LaBorde, Ajani Berlin, and James Beyer. Two students qualified for state: Orlando Espinoza, and Abigail Moorgan. According to their sponsor, Mr. Eliason, "They did a great job today!"
ESE Parent Survey
Parents we need your help to make Florida’s 2013-2014 ESE Parent Survey a record success. Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems continue improving educational programs for children with special needs. The survey is available from February 1 – May 30 and instructions can be obtained by clicking HERE.
Bruner Students Scored High For The FBLA-ML Competition
WOW!!!!! Bruner Student’s did it again…. they came out on top in all areas of competition that they signed up for. The FBLA District Leadership Conference is a competition where middle level students from Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, and Escambia County compete in a Business related category. Two students, Kasey Rigby and Haleigh Hoverman, are eligible for the state competition in Orlando, FL.
|Assessment Name||Place||First Name||Last Name|
|FBLA Principles & Procedures||
|Intro To Business Communication||
|Intro to Business Communication||
|Intro to Computers||
|Intro to Computers||
|Web Page Creation||
8th Grade FWBHS Registration Information & Curriculum Night
Parents if your student will attend Fort Walton Beach High School next year, you should make plans to attend the FWBHS Registraion Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School.
You also want to make plans to attend the Curriculum Fair on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium at Fort Walton Beach High School to meet & greet with teachers, coaches, and administrators. For the informational flyer, you can click HERE.
Upcoming Sports Events - You Don't Want to Miss!!!
Brackets - Click HERE to view
Monday Feb 3rd Bruner hosts Destin 5:00 pm
Wednesday Feb 5th, Liza Jackson hosts Meigs; Destin hosts Bruner
Saturday Feb 8th, Bruner hosts Ruckel
Bruner Students Particiapate in Florida Lego League
Three students from Max Bruner Jr. Middle School robotics team, Naomi Espinili, Thomas Thielman, and Agustin Gutierrez, along with their coach, Mrs. Cook, participated in the FLL challenge. Students from Okaloosa and surrounding school districts particpated. Students were judged in three categories; (1) Program, (2) Robot Design, and (3) Project. This is the first year that Bruner Middle School has participated in FLL and according to the Robotics team "It was a lot of fun !!!".
School Fundraiser "Travel For A Cause"
Bruner Middle School is sponsoring a school fundraiser entitled "Travel For A Cause". Click HERE to find out more information.
Support Person of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Anne Larsen, Bruner's support person of year.
Track & Field Tryouts
Track & Field tryouts are scheduled for February 18 - 21, 2014 (Tuesday - Friday) at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School or Silver Sands from 2:24 pm - 4:00 pm. All students trying out must have a notarized Parent Permission and Consent form, Current Physical and Heat Related/Concussion paperwork on file in the Attendance Office. Contact Coach Vinson or Coach Betts-Jones for additional information.
Softball tryouts are scheduled for March 3 - 5, 2014 (Monday - Wednesday) at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Contact Coach Jones for any additional information.
Baseball tryouts are scheduled for February 18 - 20, 2014 (Monday - Wednesday) at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Contact Coach Richards for any additional information.
Parents, Guardians, and Students please click HERE for a very important Principal's Message or click the right side navigational link "Principal's Message".
Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to Bruner's Science fair winners.
Science Fair Winners List
1 & Best in Show- Connor Cleveland- 8/Jackson- Mosquito Borne Illness Prevention- A Continuation Study: The Inhibition of Larval Growth as Affected by the Type of Oral Antiseptic Additive to Water for Domestic Animals
1- Brooke Sanders- 7/Robinson- Mnemory Mnemonics
2- Nyah Versie- 7/Robinson- Just Keep Swimming\
HM- Kaylee Adkins- 8/ Peterson- Does Food Coloring Change the Taste of Food?
1- Alayna Spolski- 7/Robinson- Copper...The Barnacle Buster!
1- Cassidy Bassett- 7/Robinson- Carbonated Catastrophes: The Truth Behind Soda and Bone Density
1- Garrett Ellis- 7/Stanton- Plants and Liquids
2- Madelynn Harshman- 8/ Jackson- Do Plants Have Ears?
HM- Sydney Nelson- 7/Stanton- Where Does the Water Go?
1- Celeste Hochstetler- 6/ Crumbley- The Power of Mint
2- Drey Dugas- 8/Jackson- Alternate Power Sources: The Amount of Voltage Found in Common Citrus Fruits
HM- Zoey Quitugua- 8/Peterson- The Champion of Preservatives
HM- Dane Shelton- 8/Peterson- MP3 Compression
Earth & Planetary Science
1- Angelina Alvarado- 6/Crumbley- Dirty Snowballs
2- Lucien Dewever- 6/Crumbley- Land vs. Water
1- Bryson Brewer- 8/Peterson- Leaky Cell Phones
1- Jean Maldonado- 6/Crumbley- Can Vitamin C Solution Conduct More Energy than Glucose Solution, Distilled Water or Tap Water?
2- Cooper Biseinere- 6/Crumbley- Sour Power
2- Noah Robinson- 6/Crumbley- Up, Up and Away!
HM- Erik Rushford- 7/ Robinson- Cell Phone Radiation
HM- Jaydasie Ochoa- 6/Crumbley- Hot or Not
1- Caden Retherford- 7/Stanton- Progress or Pollution? The Effects of Fertilizers on Algae Growth in Lakes and Ponds
2- Waylon Steele- 8/Jackson- Can You Handle the Heat?
HM- Jamir Curtis- 6/Crumbley- Beaches; An Asset/Acid or Not?
1- Jack Sheffield- 8/Jackson- The Beauty of Phi
2- Lynsey LaBorde- 6/ Baker- Background Bop
Medicine & Health Sciences
1- David Brown- 8/Peterson- How Does Your Brain Bounce During Whiplash?
2- Celestiana Green- 6/ Crumbley- Stained Teeth
HM- Hunter Dahlberg- 6/ Baker- Do Heartburn Medications Really Work?
HM- Keiara Willilams- 7/Robinson- Which Type of Lotion Keeps Skin Moist the Best?
1- Lily Rigby- 6/Baker- Saxophone Vibrations
2- Savannah Duke- 8/Jackson- Recharge or Repurchase
HM- Jeremiah Beyer- 7/Robinson- What is the Fastest Way to Cool Down a Soda?
Once again, congratulations on a job well done!
On December 1st- December 3rd students from the Bruner Middle School Beta Club traveled to Orlando Florida to compete in the State Beta Club Convention along with their sponsors, Mrs. Angelica Jackson, Mrs. Amy Brewer, and Mrs. Petey Brennan. The students participated in many competitions varying from arts and crafts, Quiz Bowl, Living Literature, academic tests, poetry, Battle of the Books, Songfest, Special Talent, and much more against other Beta Clubs from across the State of Florida. This year Bruner students came home with wins in the following categories:
James Beyer—Social Studies: FIRST PLACE
Waylon Steele—T-Shirt: SECOND PLACE (out of 23)
Heather Metruck—Quilting: SECOND PLACE
Drey Dugas—Recyclable Art: THIRD PLACE
Kasey Rigby, Roderick Peacock, Connor Cleveland, Talia Stein—Quiz Bowl: 5TH PLACE (out of about 40 teams)
Eddie Cucuzza and Orlando Espinoza—Technology: 5TH PLACE (out of 16 teams)
Sydnie Newberry, Abigail Morgan, Sierra Fernald - Special Talent: 7th Place
Congratulations to all of our Bruner Beta Club Members for a great trip and for their accomplishment
Congratulations to Bruner's Academic Team for placing 3rd at the St. Mary's Academic Tournament. A separate press release with students and coachs names will be in the Northwest Florida Daily News. See the results for Varsity below:
1st – Pryor (9-1)
2nd – Ruckel (8-2)
3rd – Bruner (7-3; 1200 pts.)**
Nancy Allen Named Max Bruner's 2013 Teacher of the Year
Antoinette Robinson named 2013 Educator of the Year by Project Learning Tree
Antoinette Robinson, a 6th and 7th grade science teacher at Bruner Middle School, was name Florida Project Learning Tree's 2013 Educator of the Year. Each year Project Learning Tree recognizes and awards one educator who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, support and service to the program. The nonprofit environmental education program thrives on the time contributions and commitment of educators who volunteer their time to the Florida PLT program. This year’s conference theme was “Meeting Florida’s Educator Needs: STEM, LEEF, and CORE” and Antoinette Robinson was awarded during the dinner banquet. Click HERE to read the Press Release.
Bruner Teachers are Grant Winners
Three teachers, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Jackson, have been awarded the ACCELerator grant by the NDIA Gulf Coast Chapers. The purpose of the program is to foster enthusiasm for math and science. Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Jackson were awarded the grant because they have successfully proposed classroom projects or programs which demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching math and science.
Tutoring is offered at Bruner Middle School. Click HERE to see the schedule.
Spartacus - 2014 Yearbook
It's time to get your Spartacus 2014 yearbook. The current cost is $25.00 no name, $30.00 name on cover. After December 20th the cost is $35.00 no name. To order your yearbook contact Ms. Allen in Room 8 or mail your payment to Ms. Allen c/o Bruner Middle School, 322 Holmes Blvd., FWB, FL 32548. Click the Spartacus image on the left to see the informational flyer.
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.
This school year, 2013-2014, there will be a locker rental fee of $2.00. The locker fee must be paid in advance of receiving the locker number and combination.
Science Department Supply Fee
The Science department is asking for a $5.00 donation, to help cover the cost for Science supplies.