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Welcome to Bruner A School Middle School


WINTER SPORTS TRY-OUT DATES

The try-out dates for winter sports are as follows:

Girls Basketball: November 10, 12, & 13 - 2:40 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Boys Basketball: November 7 - 2:45 - 4:30. Also November 10 - 12, 4:00 - 6:00

Girls Soccer: November 7 & 10 - 2:45 - 4:45

Boys Soccer: November 12, 13& 14 - 2:45 - 4:15

Please be certain to have all of the necesssary paper work turned in before you attend try-out. You can find the paperwork by clicking on the "Athletic" tab.

“AT MY STOP, YOU STOP”

School Bus Safety Week October 20th through 24th. This year’s theme “AT MY STOP, YOU STOP” is a reminder to students and motorists about the dangers that exist outside the school bus. This slogan emphasizes how both students, and other motorists, should be aware of the correct procedures when approaching a school bus that has stopped to load or unload passengers.

Below are several links which will take you to sites that offer a large variety of information and activities to educate students, parents, school personnel and others about school bus safety.  Utilizing these items, and others you may have like them, helps to make everyone aware of the roles they play in school bus safety.

(LINKS FOR BUS SAFETY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES)
http://floridaschoolbussafety.gov
http://www.faptflorida.org/SBSW14.htm
http://naptonline.org/files/NSBSWdoc_Color.pdf
http://naptonline.org/files/SBIC%20Print%20PSA%2021705.pdf
www.nhtsa.gov/parents

 

Girls Soccer Pre-Season Conditioning (For more info click HERE)

soccer girlPre- Season Conditioning begins November 3 -5, 2014.
Join us from 3:00pm -4:30pm at Bruner Middle School
Meet on the fields out back ready to begin.
Be ready to run, jog, stretch, and do some fun activities to help condition you for the season and try-outs.
What you need to bring:
Completed Physical and permission forms
Water bottle
Good pair of running shoes, shin guards & soccer cleats
Wear t-shirt and appropriate length shorts
Number 5 soccer ball

Try outs are November 7th and November 10th.

Questions?
Call Bruner Guidance @ 833-3266, ext. 1415
Email Coach Nadeau @ Laura.Nadeau@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us or Asst. Coach Sanderson @ sandersonj@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.u

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Volleyball Playoff

Parents, Students, and Guest.. You are invited to attend the Volleyball Championship Playoff beginning October 30th where your Spartans will play against Lewis @ 5:00 p.m. If the spartans are victorious they will play Ruckel @ 7. Please mark your calendar to make sure you attend this special event. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!

Spirit Week - Show Your School Spirit - Click HERE for more info

spartanNext week, Tuesday, October 21 - Friday, October 24 is Spirit Week. Show your spirit by participating in the activites planned for the week. See the activities below:

Tuesday : Nerd / Tacky Day (Let's get Nerdy or VERY Tacky)
Wednesday: Wear Orange for Unity day-- Unite Against Bullying - Click HERE
Thursday: Super Hero Day (Who's your favorite Super Hero?)
Friday: Favorite Sports Team (Wear those jersey's and represent).

Remember, let's have fun for Spirit week, and be modest in our dress.

FALL PICTURES - CAPTURING MEMORIES

cameraParents, today (October 8, 2014) every student that took Fall pictures on Sept 17 received their photo to take so that you may make select a package to purchase. The photo package is due back to Mrs. Robinson Cook on or before October 15th. Attached to the package you will find all of the instructions for ordering and due dates. Also you will find a Yearbook Ad flyer to order an Ad for your Bruner student; However there is limited space for Ads, so it's first come first serve. You can still purchase Yearbooks at the special rate of $30.00 with name embossed on front cover under Dec 19th at the school, and Dec 31st online. Beginning January 1, 2015 the yearbook will cost $35.00 without a name. Any questions about Pictures, Ads, or Yearbook, please contact Mrs. Robinson Cook.

MAKE UP PICTURE DATE - OCTOBER 22, 2014

Parents and Students if your child did not take a Fall Picture on September 17, the make-up date is Wednesday, October 22. Please make sure you wear your smile, because this the picture for the yearbook.

Little Sparkler Dance Clinic

On Saturday, October 18th, 9:00am-12:00 pm students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade have the opportunity to learn a dance and perform on the football field with the Bruner Sparkler Dance Team. This will take place at Bruner Gymnasium (Entrance on right side of school)  322 Holmes Blvd, with a cost of $25 for 1st child and $20 for additional siblings, due on day of clinic (cash or check made payable to Bruner Middle School). In addition, each dancer will learn a dance, receive a t-shirt, and perform at the Bruner Middle School football pre- game performance on October 23rd at Steve Riggs Stadium (Fort Walton Beach High School).

Please contact Patrice Bobo-Miles and Sara LaBorde at brunersparklers@gmail.com for any questions you may have, or click HERE for the informational flyer.

 

Bruner Middle School Receives A+ Award from Sentator Gaetz

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Senator Don Gaetz visited Bruner Middle School on Thursday, October 02, 2014 to present the school with an A+ Award. 

“Bruner has been an A+ school thirteen times thanks to the students, parents, teachers, and staff,” said Senator Gaetz.

Pictured above receiving the A+ award are  from left to right, John Spolski, Principal; Grade Level Chairs, William Gainey, Angelica Jackson, and Helen Holt; and Senator Don Gaetz.

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FBLA officers and members were installed on Tuesday, September 16. The candle lighting ceremony was a success because of the many guest that came. The special guest speaker was Mrs. Spolski, a local business owner. She spoke to the students about how to be a successful entreprenuer. bridget spolskiShe also reminded students that hard work, and doing the best job that you can will lead to a success career.

Pictured above from left to right, starting with the bottom row: Anna Keenum, Historian; Jordan Wiggins, Treasurer; Amber Lett, Vice-President, Alayna Spolski, President; Amara Yake, Secretary; Lily Rigby, Reporter; Lyndsey LaBorde, Parliamentarian. Back row left to right: Alan Nguyen, Dylan Dzioba, Jalen Williams, Madison Carlstrom, Collin Calvert, and Isaacc Plummer. Also pictured above is the guest speaker, Mrs. Bridget Spolski.

Tutoring Available

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

First Pep Rally

Bruner's first pep rally of the year was a success. The students showed school spirit with the aid of the Sparklers and the Cheerleaders. sparklersandcheer

"We Got The Spirit, Yes We Do... Go Spartans!"

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The Principal, Mr. Spolski, recognized the first responders in honor of 911 day at the Pep Rally.

Football Information

Spartan's football team; your practice is Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday from 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Friday's practice is from 2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Games are every Thursday at 6:30p.m. If you have any questions, contact Coach Mikel-Allen.

Join Bruner's FBLA Students and March for Babies

Bruner’s FBLA students will be participating in an upcoming community service babyevent, March for Babies on November 1, 2014 starting at FWB landing.

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon and often very sick.  FBLA is walking with an incredible team in March for Babies on November 1st at the Fort Walton Beach Landing to do something about this. By participating, we are raising awareness of premature birth and funds for research find the answers and develop preventions.

Will you help? Please join our team, help us reach our fundraising goal and walk with us on March for Babies day, November 1st .  Also please consider supporting Bruner’s FBLA with a secure online donation. Just click the link below and it will take you to Bruner’s FBLA secure March of Dimes donation sitehttp://www.marchforbabies.org/team/BMS

The March of Dimes has enjoyed a successful partnership with FBLA-PBL since 1970.

Bruner Middle School 2015 Yearbook ..........Get One You're in It!

Don't be left out ; order a yearbook today.  The cost is $30.00 with your name on the cover until Dec 31st .  After that time, the cost will be $35.00 and you will no longer be able to get your name on the cover.  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.

2015 8th GRADE CLASS TRIP

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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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