Grades On-line/Parent Portal. The climate survey can be accessed in both an English and Spanish version. You will need your child's student number, which can be found on their report card or schedule.
SMILE! Spring Portraits will be taken Friday, March 7
by Bill Miller Photographers
TIPS TO LOOK YOUR BEST HERE!
See our exciting Spring Backgrounds HERE!
It's almost time to Spring Forward!
Daylight Saving Time begins
at 2:00 am Sunday, March 9
Change those clocks!
There will be a meeting for the 2014 trip to Washington DC on Tuesday, March 11, at 5:30 pm in the Ruckel Media Center. We will be discussing important fund raising information for all who are already registered and those thinking of registering.
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.
Mark your calendar for Sweet Sounds
Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm in the Ruckel Gym
$5 per person at the door, children under 5 are free
Join us for fun evening of Ruckel Chorus music
and delicious homemade desserts and coffee.
Plus, we'll enjoy some tunes from Niceville High School's
ellite choral group, Opus One!
All proceeds will benefit the Ruckel Choral Program.
Contact Joan Freeman for more information.
|CALLING ALL BAKERS! Bring us your best baked goods for Sweet Sounds and you could win our baking contest!! If your made-from-scratch treat is peanut-free and cut into finger-food portions, you may be our big winner!! See Flyer for Details!!|
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Pre-Tryout Clinic for Cheerleaders April 25 • Flyer Here
Ruckel Rockettes Tryout Clinic May 15 to 17 • Info Here
Congratulations to the athletes representing Ruckel this spring!
Baseball Team | Softball Team
Boys Tennis Team | Girls Tennis Team
The Ruckel Jazz Band performed at District 1 MPA
on Saturday, March 1, at Mattie Kelly Arts Center
on the campus of Northwest Florida State College.
Click on the Josten's link HERE
You will only be able to order online until March 31st.
The cost is $60 -- THEN YOU WILL BE SURE YOU HAVE A YEARBOOK.
Remaining yearbooks will be sold for $60 each
on a first come - first served basis when they arrive in May.
During March, the Student Government Association
will be hosting the Muscular Dystrophy Association Shamrock Drive.
We are raising money for fighting Muscle diseases.
Students will be selling shamrocks to raise money MDA.
Ruckel Middle School has been recognized as the Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
School of the Month for February. At the meeting this week, Mrs. Gunderson and four of her
Robotics Team members put on a demonstration and receive invitations to see the EOD's robots
in action and to see the robot at the hospital. Pictured with Mr. Whiddon and Mrs. Gunderson
are team members Veronica Grant, Felecity Francis, Zeke Browning Smith and Max Clifton.
The Topel Family
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We still have 21 teachers in need of adoption!
Daniel Bobbitt, Eve Glenn, Bayley McMenimen, Camille Miles, Ryan Murphey, David Ott, and Zachary Verzwyvelt are headed to compete at the State Level this spring! Go Rams!
Team members are Trey Buck, Ryan Erickson, Jordan Richardson, Joshua Mills, and Ally Keen. They also placed first in the "Ciphering" Round and brought home two First Place trophies! They will participate in the state level competition in Orlando in March. Four of the five team members individually placed in the county top 10! Trey Buck won 1st place, Ryan Erickson earned 3rd, Joshua Mills placed 4th, and Ally Keen took 9th! Our MathCounts team coach is Jason Buck. Go Rams!
Golf Tournament will take place
Wednesday, March 12 • 2:00 pm Shotgun Start
at the Rocky Bayou Country Club.
Contact Chris Poate at 585-6557 or online at www.EagleRamTennis.com for more info.
Join us for our Wine Fundraiser Dinner Monday, March 17 at Vin'tij Wine Boutique.
Click here for details!
Congratulations to the Ruckel Core Value Students for First Semester.
These students exemplify ALL of the core values of Courtesy, Empathy, Respect,
Responsibility, Integrity, Cooperation, Excellence, and Honesty.
|First nine weeks||Second nine weeks|
|6th||D.J. Tomassetti, Sara Strunk
& Erica Scarborough
|7th||Taylor Strickler, Hannah Sjostrom,
Campbell Taylor & Noah Miller
|8th||Matthew Deyong, Meredith Freeman& Camille Miles||8th||Blake Johnson
Ruckel Chess Club
All levels of players are welcome. Please enter quietly
through the doors closest to the bus ramp.
NO MEETINGS DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH!
Ruckel Chess Tournament will begin Thursday, April 10
For more information, contact Ms. Swift at email@example.com
with the Award-Winning Ruckel Cheerleaders
Girls Kindergarten to 7th Grade
Saturday, March 15 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ruckel Middle School Gymnasium
$35 fee includes T-shirt, lunch, and photos!/
See Info Flyer Here!
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.
The Ruckel Rockettes dance team won STATE CHAMPION in January! They competed in the Small Junior High Jazz division and brought home a First Place trophy. In addition to the First Place trophy, they were awarded the Sportsmanship Award, which was a huge honor. These girls represented our school and Okaloosa County extremely well.
More info on our Calendar Page.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-2014 Ruckel Science & Engineering Fair!
List of winners here!
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.
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!
Ruckel Middle School Mobile Device
Acceptable Use Practices! -- Updated!
This form must be signed and returned to your First Period teacher.
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, see Mrs. Duty.
- 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 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.
Clipping those labels means $$$! Spread the word throughout your neighborhoods!
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.
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.
will be sold for $60 each on a first come - first served basis when they arrive in May.
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!
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