Wishing the Niceville Eagles every success
in the State Championship Football Game
from your School Resource Officer!
Tuesday, December 17 • 6:30 pm
Niceville High School Auditorium
Volunteers, please sign up on Charms!!
Ruckel Families -- if you are doing some holiday shopping on the Amazon.com website,
please start on the Band Page and click through to Amazon from there -- the RMS Band
will receive a small portion of your purchase, at no cost to you!! Thank you!
Ruckel is collecting Toys for Tots, now through Thursday, December 19.
Drop off toys to Mrs. Cole's room, 104, or at the Front Office. Let's help RMS
meet our goal of gathering 200+ toys for our community boys and girls!
JINGLE BELL ROCK!
The Ruckel Rockettes are selling Jingle Grams.
They will be on sale all this week for $1 each.
They can be purchased from any dance team member or Ms. Brown. Make someone's day a little brighter!
7:55 am in the Ruckel Gym
Enjoy the talent of our Ruckel Bands & Choruses!
6th Grade: 10:45 to 11:35 am • 7th Grade: 11:40 to 12:30 • 8th Grade: 12:35 to 1:30 pm
on Thursday, December 19
Congratulations to the six Ruckel Middle School students selected for the All-State Band!
Left to right: Mandy Martin, Meredith Freeman, Camille Miles, Zachary Verzwyvelt, Ryan Murphey, and Colton Williams. Pictured with RMS Bands Director Eddie Steadman.
Congratulations to the 14 Ruckel Middle School students selected for the 2014 All-State Choruses!
John Hencinski, Richard Brown, Elijah Sutton, Wesley Krist, Joe Walker, Olivia Reneau, Katrin Woods, Kali Kerrigan, Madelyn Huston, Emma Ladd, Julia Freeman, Abrial Bonilla, Mandy Martin, Meredith Freeman.
You can order your 2013-2014 Ram Pages Yearbook online for $55!
Prices go up at the end of January! Order now and avoid the increase!
Congratulations to the new members of the Ruckel Swim Team!
Swim fast, Rams!!
Ruckel Chess Club
Our only December meeting is Thursday, the 12th, 2:30 to 3:30 in room 102. All levels of players are welcome - - - this will be the last meeting for practice play. Beginning in January, wins, losses and draws will be scored.
For more information, contact Ms. Swift at email@example.com
Maggie Bowers wins High Points award at Baker Horse Show!
See our Student Spotlight Page!
Softball pre-season conditioning will begin after the winter break.
Please make sure that your student-athlete has ALL forms on file in the Front Office prior to the start of conditioning.
This is NOT mandatory in order to try out for the upcoming softball season.
City Glass Company and The McCarthy Family
Talent Identification Program (TIP) Talent Search. Info Letter Here.
Please visit the Duke TIP Web Site for details about the Talent Search.
Online registration is available and recommended.
Please call the Guidance Office at 833-4154 if you have further questions.
Clipping those labels means $$$! Spread the word throughout your neighborhoods!
Ruckel Middle School Mobile Device Acceptable Use Practices!
This form must be signed and returned to your First Period teacher.
Please keep your child home if they are sick.
The rule is that they must be fever-free for 24 hours without Tylenol
or Motrin and throw-up-free for 24 hours. Students will have five days to make up work they miss AFTER they come back to school.
Monday through Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the RMS Media Center. Please contact the Guidance Office for an application. There is no cost for this service. A bus is available for after-Success Center transportation.
A safety reminder to car riders: Students who are dropped off in the morning or picked up after school from the front of the school may not go out to the parking lot to meet their ride. All students must be picked up from the sidewalk;
signs mark the pick up and drop off area. Parents not wishing to wait in line may meet their child at the sidewalk and escort them out to the parking lot.
To help ease congestion on Partin Drive, we ask that you always move forward as directed by the staff.
Sign up for the RMS Email List!
Click Here and fill out the form to have your email address added
to our distribution list!
Do you need to unsubscribe from RMS Email? Click here for info!
for winning the Lions Cup Tournament in November! All proceeds from this event were donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
The girls put a name of a friend or family member that has battled
any type of cancer on the back of their jerseys and dedicated their games in their honor. Go Rams!
More info on our Calendar Page.
ALL upcoming 7th graders need to have their TDaP prior to the first day of school
and the documentation must be turned in to Joyce Hayes in the Front Office.
No 7th grade student can start school without proof of current immunzation status
on file in the office: NO EXCEPTIONS!
6th grade students should receive this vaccine as soon as possible & bring it to the office. Schedules will not be issued to 7th grade students next year if they do not have proof of vaccine. Students who do not have this documention will be sent home.
Questions? Call the School Nurse, Cynthia Bowers, RN, at 833-4201.
7th Grade Immunization Flyer New for 2013!
School Immunization Chart New for 2013!
Complete School Immunization Requirements Flyer New for 2013!
For more information, visit www.ImmunizeFlorida.org
Call the Okaloosa County Health Department at 850-245-4342
for their Immunization Clinic Hours and more information.
All medications must be brought by the parent to the nurse’s office. The parent must fill out and sign a consent form and turn it in with the medication to the nurse. No student is allowed on campus with any medication. If the student brings in medications, it can result in a discipline referral -- this is a county regulation. Download the Dispersion of Medication Form here.
Girls Cross Country Champs! • Boys Cross Country, Runners-up!
Amazing job, Athletes, Coaches, and Parents! GO RAMS!!
2012-2013 Ruckel Championships
TEN GREAT LINKS FOR MATH FUN -- CLICK HERE!
Check our Links Page for FCAT Explorer, online textbooks, and more!
Visit the link to FDLRS info for parents on our Links Page!
Plus mobile access to tutor.com for Military Families!
Focus: Florida Achieves is a site to assess and improve skills for FCAT and other assessment exams. You need your password from your teacher.
* CHECK FOR LINKS TO HELP PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COMPUTERIZED TESTS!
Don't do it! • Don't take it! • Report it if you see it! • It's that simple.
Anonymous tip line: 833-4149
programs, services and activities.The district strives to provide equal opportunity for all and to identify
and overcome potential barriers to recruitment, employment, training, or promotional opportunities
for its staff and applicants.Violations of this policy will not be tolerated.
Ruckel's One-Stop Shop for Supplies & Spirit Gear!
Academic Team: See the Academic Team page for upcoming competition and practice dates. Varsity coach is Mrs. Rhodes; JV coach is Ms. Love. Practices are held on Fridays after school -- check calendar on team page.
- Chess Club: Our first meeting isThursday, October 10 at 2:30 pm in room 102 with Ms. Swift. We will meet the second and fourth Thursdays each month from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. All levels of players are welcome - beginner to expert! For more information contact Ms. Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Odyssey of the Mind is an international program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. For more information, come to a kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 5:00 pm in Mrs. Duty's classroom.
- Student Government Association (SGA) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 am in Room #502. Their sponsor is Mr. Chambers.
The Ruckel Literary Club has produced The Ruckel Review for three years! Watch for it in Fall 2013!
The National Junior Honor Society meets periodically to work on service projects and for induction
ceremonies. Please visit their web page for more information.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets on the second and fourth Fridays from 7:00 to 7:30 am in classroom #909A, Ms. Brown's room near the chorus area.
The Yearbook Staff meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in Mrs. Nall's room, room 210. Meetings end promptly at 3:45 pm.
if YOU have something to share, please email photos or information to RuckelPics@cox.net!
Messages sent to this email will only respond to RMS website issues.
Please email school administration with other questions. Thank you!
all at the same time and at no cost to the student.
It functions as a critical link in transitioning secondary students into 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 icons to explore the programs we offer and to learn more about the current job market and wages.
Filling out your application online will have your student enrolled in our program faster than applying
with a paper form -- click above and get started!
Learn details about school Breakfast & Lunch programs and
other facts about our Food Services!
December Lunch Menu Here • December Breakfast Menu Here
you must pass all 12 core classes
-- that's four core classes per year (Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts).
Contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.
Having trouble figuring out how to get your child's assignments off the new grades-on-line? Here are a couple of steps to help:
(1) Log in with your student's number. The last four digits of this number is their password.
(2) When the "report card" view comes on the screen, scroll over to the grade from the class that you would like to check. This is a hyperlink that will take you to a view of the assignments for your child in that class.
(3) To see the class work, homework, and test scores that comprise each grade (the class report page),
put cursor on grade and left click.
If you want to receive e-mail notification regarding your student’s progress, the program is a bit different now.
You can also access the Parent Portal on your Apple devices using the iOCSD app -- click here to go to the iTunes store and download it for free!
Please call Kim Picorossi in RMS Student Services at 833-4149 if you have questions. Thanks!
Congratulations to the members of the 2013 FCAT 500 Club!
Nixle is an on-line service that allows the Sheriff's Office to communicate with citizens in situations involving significant public safety incidents ranging from a missing child or crime in progress to a traffic crash that shuts down an area road. See information flyer here.
Parents are reminded that they can sign up for the Florida Offender Alert System at www.flsexoffender.net. This
valuable and free service allows citizens to track Florida's registered sexual offenders and predators. he Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement has a letter describing this service and a brochure you can download.
Click the Ram for info!
To learn more about the school grades for the Okaloosa School District, AYP status and school report cards,
please visit the following link http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/. Congratulations!
Parent Resource Forms:
• State of Florida - School Entry Health Exam - Form
• Volunteer Affadavit - Form NOTE: Volunteer paper work has to be done EVERY CALENDAR SCHOOL year!
OKALOOSA COUNTY UPDATED SPORTS FORMS - effective May 1, 2013
Download the entire Okaloosa County Sports Form Packet HERE! Please dispose of any old forms.
Interscholastic Athletics Parental Permission Form