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Robotans LEGO Robotics 1st Place Maze Winners at ORBITwinners

Bruner Middle school's lego robotics team, "Robotans" (Thomas Theilman, Agustan Gutierrez and their coach Michelle Cook), attended the first annual district wide Robotic competition, Okaloosa Robotics Invitational Tournament, known as "ORBIT". CHOICE hosted the middle school robotics competition which was held on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the STEMM Center.  Nine middle schools were present at the event. Students mazehad five events to choose from, and the Rototans took first place in the maze event, and fourth in drag racing. For the event Agustan and Thomas worked diligently on the design and software programming. They had to build a robot that could easily go through the complex maze. The programmer had to program the Robot to recognize the walls and go around them by using open space and travel through the maze quickly. " I love building robots", said Agustan who was the engineer for the team at the competition. Thomas Thielman was the software programmer. " I'm really enjoying myself, I'm having a lot of fun", said Thomas.

Autism Awareness Month and Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

April is Autism Awareness Month. By presidential proclamation April 2 of each year has been designated as World Autism Awareness day. Please click HERE to read the official Florida Department of Education information flyer which also list resources.

Cross-Country Summer Conditioning

Summer conditioning for Cross Country begins July 14, 2014. Join us on Weekdays (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Bruner Middle School on the bus ramp. You need to bring your completed physical and permission forms, water bottle, good pair of running shoes, and wear t-shirt and appropriate length shorts. For more information click HERE to see the flyer.

19 New Certified Internet Webmasters SDA at Bruner

ciwStudentsBruner Middle School has 19 new Site Development Associates Certified Internet Webmasters. “The CIW Site Development Associate course teaches essential Web page development skills,” said Michelle Cook, Bruner Middle School's Intro to IT/Web I teacher.  “Students learn to develop Web sites using Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript.  They also learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools.  They work with images, create hyperlinks, and add tables, forms, video and audio to their Web pages.  Students acquire the knowledge and skills to design or improve Web sites.”

After learning about Web page development the students took a very rigorous CIW SDA certification.  The exam is the same for everyone, students or adults, seeking to become industry certified.  Since becoming certified, the students have proven that they have the foundational knowledge to develop basic Web sites.

FWB Vikings Cheerleaders Hosting Try-Outs

The Fort Walton Beach High School State Champion cheerleaders will be hosting a “What to Expect at Tryouts” clinic on Saturday, April the 19th in the Girls’ Fieldhouse at Fort Walton Beach High School from 9-11am. Anyone who is interested in trying out for cheerleading at any school is welcome to attend (ages 5th grade and up). The cost is $25 and attendees will be taught a cheer, chant, dance and stunts in order to prepare them for their various tryouts. All questions should be directed to Rachel Pritchard at FWBHScheer@gmail.com .

Academic Team Soars at Academic Tournament

Congratulations to Bruner's academic team. The team soared at the Academic Tournament held at Shoal River Middle School on Saturday, March 15. Bruner's team took 1st place in the varsity division. The team members are-Coach Vicki Wheaton, Brandon Anderson, Roderick Peacock, James Beyer, Heather Metruck, Kasey Rigby, and Julia Cademartori. Once again ..... Go Spartans!!!!

FBLA Leadership Workshopgovernors

FBLA students at Bruner Middle School participated in a leadership workshop organized by the FBLA Adviser, Mrs. Michelle Robinson Cook. Students traveled to Tallahassee, FL to see and demonstrate leadership skills first hand. To start the day the students visited the Govorner's Mansion and learned about the history of the mansion, the artifacts, and what they will need to do if they decide they ever want to work at the Mansion; or any Government job. Next students traveled to the Supreme Court House where courthousethey were brief on a case involving Violent Video Games. The students were assigned roles for the court hearing. There were seven Justices, Melanie Rivera, Edward Cucuzza, Daria Williams, Heather Metruck, Aron Scott, Emma Smith and Jeshua Rodriguez was the Chief Justice. The Respondents were Talia Engelsma and Nadya defendantsMaiben. The Defendents were Aleq Nuss and Jalen Willams. The deputy was Brandi Costello with Rocio Rogriduez being the clerk who read the verdict. The students ruled on the case of whether violent video games should have an age restriction to purchase. After some time the ruling was in favor of keeping the age restriction. The students learned first hand what is involved in a trial case at the highest court, The Supreme Court House and the requirements to full such a high position. Start your career education now in middle school.

STRIVE

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 CenterFBLA

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

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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.

GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!

 

 

Bruner In The Top At The Mathcounts Competitionmathcounts

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. stateTwo 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.

Tutoring

Tutoring is offered at Bruner Middle School. Click HERE to see the schedule.

Spartacus - 2014 Yearbook

flyerIt'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.

Locker Rentals

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.

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