Okaloosa Schools will be closed for Summer Break June 5 - August 14. Students return to school on Monday, August 17, 2015.



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2015 - 2016 Supply List

The 2015 - 2016 supply list is now available. Click the "Supply List" link on the right to view the list..


Cross Country Summer Conditioning

cross countrySummer Conditioning begins August 3, 2015.
Join us Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7am-8am at Bruner Middle School on the bus ramp.
Be ready to run and jog to help condition you to for the heat and 2 mile run for try-outs.
Click the image at the top left for the informational flyer.

What you need to bring:
** Completed Physical and permission forms
**Water bottle
**Good pair of running shoes
**Wear light colored t-shirt and appropriate length shorts

Try-outs begin the second week of school. 

Call Bruner Guidance @ 833-3266, ext. 1415

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Click the Bruner Middle School is partnering with United Way of Okaloosa-Walton County to help provide needed supplies to our students for the upcoming school year.  Please come out and show your support! Click the "Cram The Van" image to the top left for the informational flyer. 

2015 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 7 -16, 2015

busFlorida's back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m.,Friday, August 7, 2015, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2015.

During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item,
  • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
  • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories on the first $750 of the sales price, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

This holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $100;
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
  • Books that are not otherwise exempt;
  • Rentals or leases of any of these items;
  • Repairs or alterations of any of these items; or
  • Sales of clothing, school supplies, or computers and computer-related accessories in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include watches, watch bands, jewelry, umbrellas, or handkerchiefs. 

“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

“Personal computer” means an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates such information for a result based on a sequence of instructions. The term includes any electronic book reader, laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, or tower computer but does not include cellular telephones, video game consoles, digital media receivers, or devices that are not primarily designed to process data.

“Personal computer-related accessories” includes keyboards, mice (mouse devices), personal digital assistants, monitors, other peripheral devices, modems, routers, and non-recreational software, regardless of whether the accessories are used in association with a personal computer base unit. Computer-related accessories do not include furniture or systems, devices, software, or peripherals that are designed or intended primarily for recreational use. The term “monitor” does not include a device that includes a television tuner

For general questions, click here to see the Tax Information Publication or here to see the Frequently Asked Questions.

To see a complete list of all exempt items, click here.

WELCOME!!! Mr. Anderson, Assistant Principal







Interested in Playing Boys Basketball?

Bruner will have open gym for all current or incoming Bruner students that are interested in playing boys basketball.
July 13 -16, 2015; 9:00 am -12:00
July 20 - 23, 2015; 9:00 am -12:00


Report Cards Are Here

Students you may pick up your report card in the guidance office.

Spartan Spirit Shirts now only....$10.00.

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Show your blue and orange spirit by purchasing a spirit shirt for only $10.00. Limited supply available. Click HERE for more infomation.

June 4, 2015 last day for students, release time is 1:30!

Summer School Information

Any student required to attend Summer School will need to complete the registration form. Click HERE to print the form or you can fill it out at the school. All parents and students must come inperson to complete the Summer Intensive Program packet.

Summer Reading for 7th and 8th Grade

Every student that will be attending Bruner in 2015-2016 school year will be required to read one novel over the summer. Click the Reading Information link on the left to obtain the required novel to read and the reading packet.

Around the World in 60 Minutesgroup

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On Friday, May 30, 2015 Michelle Cook’s 8th grade web design students presented their websites to a packed audience.  The websites were created about their ethnicity.  The students could not use any ready-made templates, copyright laws were followed, and they had to dress up in ethnic wear. The Winners were:winners2015

1st place Talia Engelsma – The Netherlands – http://engelsmata19.itocsd.com 
2nd place – Alayna Spolski – Ukraine – http://spolskial19.itocsd.com 
3rd place – William Schabbehar – South Korea- http://schabbeharwi19.itocsd.com

Best dressed were: Canada – Garrett Ellis, Thailand – Jalen Williams, and Germany-Dalton Kohls.

You may visit the students Website by clicking the document on the right.

Summer Volleyball & Tryouts for 2015

Summer volleyball is scheduled from June 10 -19, 2015. Click HERE for the the informational flyer and get more infomation about the time and tryouts for 2015.

News From the School's Nurse

Parents please remember to pickup left over medication in the clinic by 1:00 on June 4, 2015. If not picked up ,the medication will be disposed of properly. Students are NOT allowed to pick up medication.

Updated Sports Information

Any current or new incoming Spartans who believe they will be trying out for a sport in 2015/2016  must complete the following:  These packets can be picked up in Attendance or Guidance during the summer months.

1. Current Physical
2. Current Parent Permission (Notarized)  (Bruner does provide Notaries in the Summer)
3. Current Heat Related/Concussion Information Sheet
4. Impact Testing Concussion Sheet

All forms must be complete....no partial forms will be accepted as permission to try out. Turn in your forms to Mrs. Vinson or Coach Vinson during the summer. You must photocopy all forms before you will be allowed to tryout for any sport offered at Bruner Middle School.

This current information is good for One (1) Calendar Year from when the physcian signed it. Thank You and please have a Safe Summer.

Bruner's Art Show

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The art students and their teacher, Mrs. George, would like to invite you to the Art show. This is an exhibit of the student's work on display. Parents and students are invitied to the final show, Wednesday, May 20th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Bruner Middle School in Spartan Hall, refreshments will be served.
Pictured above from left to right is; Mable Fuller,Mrs. George, and Alexis Elenburg.

8th Graders Complete Transitional High School Projectvisionboard (Click on the images for a larger view)

The 8th graders at Bruner Middle School completed visions boards to help with their transition to high school. According to Ms. Franzalia, Guidance Counselor, "It was a success!".

8th Grade Trip Memories


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The 8th grade trip to New York and Philadelphia was a success. The students had some much fun.


Cassidy Bassett Wins iPad Mini from Algebra Nation

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To encourage students to study and prepare for the FSA Algebra 1 EOC, AlgebraNation held a competition (The AlgebraNation Challenge) for all Florida students enrolled in an Algebra 1 course.  From April 6th through April 17th students that scored an 80 percent or greater on the “Test Your Self” section received one entry into an AlgebraNation drawing.  There are 12 different section and students received 1 entry for every section they scored an 80% or higher.

AlgebraNation gave away fifty $75 pizza parties and 10 iPad minis to Florida students that competed in the AlgebraNation Challenge.

All of Dr. Duane Eliason’s Algebra 1 Honors students participated in the AlgebraNation Challenge.  Cassidy Bassett from Dr. Eliason’s 4th period class was one of 10 algebra students statewide to win an iPad min.

AlgebraNation is a web based learning platform created by the University of Florida Lastinger Center.  The Program is an interactive, engaging online resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help Algebra 1 students succeed in algebra. 

Pictured above are (left to right): Cynthia Hudson, Principal; Stephanie Thetford, Okaloosa County Secondary Math Team;  Cassidy Bassett; Cassidy’s mother; and Dr. Duane Eliason.

Athletic Physical Night

(Click HERE for more information)FWBHS Athletic Department will be hosting its annual Athletic Physical Night on May 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Fort Walton Beach High School in the Field House for a cost of $10.00. All forms can be picked up the day of the event.

End Of Course Exam Schedule

Parents and students please check the testing schedule under the Guidance tab for the remaining testing dates for End Of Course Exams.

Yearbooks Are Here!!

Parents and students, the 2014-2015 yearbook is here. The yearbook will be distributed to students that purchased them in advance on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Please make sure your child bring their receipt with them on Thursday to pick up their yearbook. Additional copies will go on sale, Friday, May 8, 2015 for $35.00. First come, First serve, limited supply available.

Bruner Student to Appear on Steve Harvey Show

Daniel Douville, a student at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School, will appear with his mother and sister on the Steve Harvey Show. You may read the article on Okaloosa school district facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/OkaloosaCountySchoolDistrict, or visit the Daily News at http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/steve-harvey-show-to-honor-local-mom-video-1.473438.

Newsletter "THE SHIELD" May/June is Available

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The Shield, Bruner Middle School's newsletter, is available for you to read. The recent issue May-June is available online, or at your child's school in the guidance and attendance office.

Bruner Middle School Information Technology Institute


choiceThe 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 intodeo successful high-skill, high-wage careers in the workforce and/orpostsecondary 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.)


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

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breakfast hudsonOn Monday, April 20, 2015, Mrs Hudson, Principal, honored Bruner Middle School's volunteers with an appreciation breakfast, catered by Golden Corral of Fort Walton Beach.   Each volunteer was presented with a volunteerscertification of appreciation.  The general manager of Olive Garden and his staff was honored with a plage for their contributions to Bruner. Special thank you to Mrs. Jackson, Okaloosa County Superintendent, and Northwest Florida Daily News for attending.

This is the first of many celebrations we have at Bruner to recognize guestour community partners who help us make things happen for our students.    A special thank you to Mr. Cordero who worked along with Mrs. Hudson, tirelessly, to help make the day a success.

Free Sports and Health Physicals

The Niceville Urgent Care is graciously providing free school and sports physicals on Thursday, April 23 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Click HERE for the informational flyer.


Bruner's Safety and Security Fund Raiser

Please click the flyer link HERE explaining the upcoming Bruner Safety and Security Fish Fry. All of the proceeds of this event will go toward safety and security equipment and training for Bruner Middle School.

For Our Troops Donation Drive

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The Builders Club and military students came together for the month of March to put together a care package drive for our troops deployed overseas.  The drive was a success!

Testing Information Reminders

Parents and students Florida State Assessment (FSA) will be administered April 13 - May 8, 2015. Please make sure that your student is in attendance during the testing weeks listed above.

Warm Weather is Here --- Dress Code Reminder

Warm weather is here. Please remember all shorts or skirts must be fingertip length, all pants must be pulled up to the waist, no sheer blouses or tops, tights, leggings, jeggings, or spandex must be worn with a shirt that is fingertip length and straps on blouses and shirts must be at least two inches wide with no midriff showing. The Bruner faculty, staff and administration thank you for your continued support and efforts to ensure appropriate grooming for our Bruner Spartans!


Eli Griffin-Flowers Makes a Perfect Score


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Congratulation to Eli Griffin-Flowers for making a perfect score of 1000 on his Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 National Industry Certification. Congratulations Eli!!


Congratulation to the Tennis Players for 2015

Congratulations to the following for making the Tennis team for 2015.

Melina Moss, Shariff Burns, Carson Conway, Darby Ellis, Thomas Howell, Hunter Thompson, Cassidy Bassett, Alexee Carter, Heather Metruck, Maegan Osborne, Audrey Scholes, and Celena Tallant

PI Week Celebration

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In recognition of PI week, Mrs. Brown helps her student learn all about PI and Math with a real pie.

Beta School Wide Book Drive

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The Bruner Middle School Jr. Beta Club recently held a school-wide Book Drive to support the Children in Crisis-Children’s Neighborhood organization. (.....read more)

Swim Team Member 2015 - Congratulations!

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Congratulations to the girls and boys that made the Bruner Swim team for 2015.

Troop Care Package

The Military Family Counseling Program and the Builders Club are sponsoring a Troop Care Package Drive.  Donation items will be collected through March 31, 2015. Lets show that Bruner Middle School is proud to support our troops deployed overseas!

March 2015 Testing Information

testingParents and students ELA Writing assessment will be administered to all 8th grade students on March 2nd and 3rd, and to all 6th and 7th grade students on March 3, 2015. Please click the image on the left for an important letter that went home with your child pertaining to the test.
Please make sure that your child gets Plenty of Rest, A Healthy Breakfast, and have a Positive Attitude. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lana Franzalia at 833-3266 ext 1405.

Congratulations to the Talent show Winners

talent crew(click on the image for a larger view) Thank you to all of the participants of the 2015 Talent Show. There was a lot of talent at the show. Congratulations winners17to the winners. 1st Place Winner - Lee Piliin, 2nd Place Darby Ellis, and 3rd Place Abilgail Kincaid. The winners received a gift card and will perform for an event for the City of Fort Walton Beach.

MathCounts Takes 2nd Place in District Competition
mathcounts(click the image for a larger view) Bruner's MathCounts team took second place in the district’s MathCounts competition and has qualified for the State MathCounts competition on March 20th.  Bruner had 3 individuals score in the top 10 at the district competition . Brooke Sanders (4th place overall), Andrew Kaczor (8th overall), and Cassity Bassett (10th place overall).  On March 20th Bruner’s MathCounts team will face the top 350 math students from across the state of Florida.


Z-96 Teacher of the Week (2/18)- Mr. Burke Bakerbaker

Congratulations to this week's Z-96 Teacher of the Week Winner, Mr. Burke Baker a Science Teacher at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School. The students appreciate the creative approach Mr. Baker takes to teaching. It not only allows them to learn, but makes it fun too!

It's Here....Bruner Middle School's Talent Show

talent showParents, students, and guest it's time for Bruner's annual talent show. Come and support all of the talent right here in our school and neighborhood. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door. The show is Monday, February 23 @6:00 in the Gym at Bruner Middle School. I hope to see you there!
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Sponsored by Bruner's FBLA- Future Business Leaders of America Students.

Testing Information For 2015

Bruner Middle School will adminster the following test:

ELA Writing on March 2 - 4, 2015

FSA ELA, MATH, & SCIENCE April 13- May 8, 2015.


Acceditation Survey For Parents

In an effort to improve system practices, Okaloosa County School logoDistrict is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please click the link below:
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

FBLA Shines at the District Leadership Conferencefbla winners

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Congratulations to the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students for excelling at the District Leadership Conference (DLC). All of the students came back as winners. Congratulations FBLA students.



Congratulations to Michelle Robinson Cook, a technology teacher, for being selected as Bruner's Teacher of the Year.



Congratulations to Bruner Middle School's spelling bee winners. Pictured above, from left to right are First place winner Arshonda Pender; 3rd place winner Jordan Taylor; and the winner up Quinterra Nichols. Arshonda and Quinterra will advance to the District spelling bee schedule for December 4th. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!



Congratulations to Ms  Betts Jones, a Math teacher at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School for being Z96 teacher of the week. The students love the excitement and energy she brings to class every day and are always at the edge of their seat eager to learn.



Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Bedsole, a Guidance Secretary, at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School for being the support person of the year.


Ripple Up------ 8th Graders to Visit FWBHS
FWBHS will be hosting a field trip for Bruner 8th grade students only on February 11th. Field trip forms and flyers will be given out next week. We know you are excited about going to FWBHS! All students attending must return the parent permission form (school leave form) along with specifing the student's t-shirt size (XL, L, M, S).
T-shirt size information should be turned in no later than Friday, Jan 23, 2015.

8th Grade High School Registration Parent Night

That time is once again upon us!!!!!! High School Registration!!!!! Please note the following dates and responsibilities:

FEBRUARY 4TH        

Each period - All 8th grade Social Studies Teachers will take their classes to the media center for high school registration.

6:00 pm - All 8th grade students and parents here for Bruner Parent night with FWBHS representatives

FEB 17TH -  Registration Packets are due to Guidance Counselor.

8th Grade Student Trip Winner

The drawing for the 8th grade trip to New York & Philadelphia will be held at Bruner on Wednesday, Feb. 4 during the Bruner/FWB Parent Night meeting which starts at 6 pm. There is still a chance to buy raffle tickets that night for $10 a chance. Immediately following the high school registration meeting, we will have a meeting for the 8th graders going on the trip.

BETA Excels at the Convention


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Max Bruner Middle School recently attended Florida’s Beta Club Convention in Orlando, Florida, and received many accolades and awards.  All of the students who attended the convention had to participate in at least one event. There were many awards.  

Congratulations to the Bruner Beta Club for their success at the convention.

Bruner Welcome Mrs. Hudson as the New Principalhudson

The Faculty, Staff, and Students would like to welcome Mrs. Cynthia Hudson to Bruner Middle School as the New Principal.

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The Builders Club, with the help of Bruner Middle School students and faculty donated 500 pounds of canned goods to FWB Sharing and Caring.

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2013 - 2014 ESEA Schools Accountability Report

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that school districts provide parents with an annual school status report, known as the School Public Accountability Reports (SPARs). To assist Florida school districts in preparing SPARs for their stakeholders, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has posted these reports containing data for the required indicators as well as the Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) on the Web at the address below:

Tutoring Available

Parents and students, for a list of days and times of tutoring offered at Max Bruner Jr. Middle School, click HERE.

Your 2014 - 2015 School Yearbook ......Get One You're in It!

Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $35.00. 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. Just click HERE or put in the link www.yearbookordercenter.com reference order#10521 and follow the steps.. Online order must be paid with credit card only.

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.

Locker Rentals

This school year, 2014-2015, 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

Unfortunately, the decline in state and district funding to schools, and departments within schools, has coincided with the rising costs of laboratory materials in our economy.  Therefore, the Science department is respectfully asking for a $5.00 lab donation from each student or family, as it has become increasingly hard to provide the type of materials to our students without the help of the Bruner community.



Parents and students, the 2015 8th grade class trip is scheduled for May 2015. Reserve your spot now by making a deposit, so you don't get left out. Only 45 student spots available!!! Click HERE to read the informational letter pertaining to the date and cost. For additional information contact Mrs. Jackson or Mrs. Soltis.

Save Your Boxtops

Thank you for donating your boxtops to the science department this year. Because of your generous donation, we were able to purchase many supplies for the students. Click HERE for the informational flyer. Please continue to donate your boxtops.

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.


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