Monday to Friday • 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday, August 6 • RMS Cafeteria • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2015-2016 SUPPLY LIST - CLICK HERE
Thursday, August 13 • Ruckel Gym • 12:15 to 3:00 pm
We'll see our Ram Students again on Monday, August 17!
Have a safe summer -- keep reading, and use sunscreen!
Congratulations to the RMS cheerleaders for their outstanding achievements at the UCA camp at Auburn University July 12-15.
They won three Overall Champion awards, and lots more
-- check it out on their page here!
Football Head Coach David Hedges!
SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
at Auburn University June 21-24 and brought home many awards: See the list here!
Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7
4:30 to 7:30 pm
$80.00 payable to RMS on the first day of camp (Aug 3)
Additional items to bring: Knee pads, snack, water/Gatorade
Reminder: The Athletic Paperwork Packet must be complete and filed with our office PRIOR to camp participation! Pick-up packets in our office or download HERE.
VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, August 10, 12, & 14
5:30 to 7:30 pm
2015 RMS VOLLEYBALL TEAM TRYOUTS
August 17 to 19 -- See Volleyball Page for details
Marion Taylor – outgoing President and April Shackelford – outgoing Secretary.
Thank you to the following Committee Chairs who also have students heading over to be an Eagle. Kim Riley Mansfield – Ram Jam Chair, Angela Gibson – Membership Chair.
Thank you to every parent who helped in one way or another to make Ruckel the #1 middle school in Okaloosa County! And welcome to our new PTO Board!
Here's the 2015-2016 list of Sunshine State Young Readers Award books
-- see if you can read them all!!
to be in one of the fine Choruses at RMS, please contact
Mrs. Tredway to set up an audition. You may qualify
for one of the two audition choruses at Ruckel! You can contact
Mrs. Tredway at email@example.com.
RMS CHORUS FIT DAY • SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
RUCKEL GYM • 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Info letter HERE
Be sure to turn off your Ruckel Newsletter Email! Just follow the directions at the bottom of your latest Ruckel Email. Then we won't be spam, and you will open up another slot for an incoming family! You can always check this website for the latest newsletters, with links posted in the column to the left. Thank you!
Interested in the 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip for next year? Please don’t hesitate to call Mrs. Eller @833-4142 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Congratulations to the following students, who participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and qualified to attend a State Recognition Ceremony: Matthew Erk, Jackson Cook,
Jonathon Parr, Mason Swanick, Sarah James, Kayla Stephensen, Grant Ransom, and Brittany Hall.
Kayla Stephensen also qualified for the Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University.
Eligible 7th grade students are encouraged to register for the Duke University
Talent Identification Program (TIP) Talent Search. Info Letter Here.
Please visit the Duke TIP Web Site for details about the Talent Search.
Please call the Guidance Office at 833-4154 if you have further questions.
Ruckel students have done very well again this year at the Okaloosa District Art Show. They were awarded forty-five ribbons on a hundred entries. Eighth grader Leah Florence was awarded Best of Show in 3-D with her Metal Horse, a found-objects sculpture, which is now on display in the front office of the school.
All award-winning pieces are on display at school until the end of May.
2015 County Champions!
Congratulations to the Ruckel Lady Rams Softball Team
Undefeated 2015 County Champions!
Champion Ryan Ringel, runner-up Jake Kulow, semi- finalist David Dye, semi-finalist Wade Ramby.
Ryan's name is engraved on a plaque on display at Ruckel.
The Ruckel Chess Club will meet next school year beginning in October.
Thank you Chess Club members for a wonderful year
• Learn about Math, IT, and Science classes offered for High School credit here at Ruckel
• Notice of instructors teaching out of field 2014-2015
All of your generous support and encouragement made this day possible. The entire committee sincerely thanks all of our sponsors who have donated their time, talent and treasure. In addition, thank you to the Kiwanis Club for grilling at our event.
We have an exciting announcement!
With joyful hearts, we proudly announce that the Edwards Family are generously funding ALL the lights for four courts! What a true blessing!
To complete our last projects of shade, seating and Eagle Ram maintenance fund, we have a few more fundraisers -- Go Eagles, Go Rams!
• Shorts, skirts, and dresses should reach at least mid-thigh.
This includes boys – please be aware of the length of "Chubbies" shorts.
• No undergarments showing ("T" back shirts that show straps are not allowed).
Tank top straps should be wide enough to cover undergarments.
• No holes in pants above the knee.
Total Certifications 384
MS Word 144; PowerPoint 142; Excel 79; Access 2; OneNote 13; WordExpert 4
We delivered the check to Chidren In Crisis, Inc. at their May 5 celebration which Mr. Whiddon & Ms. Beachem attended along with eight Multicultural Club members.
is available at this link.
The Ashworth Family • The Brannan Family
After evaluating feedback from districts, educators, parents and other stakeholders in Florida, there has been a revision to the Computer Based Testing that wasadministered this Spring. Grades 4-7 completed their FSA Writing Test through Paper-Based administration. (Previously, this was only 4th grade.) Grades 8-11 remained a Computer Based administration for the Writing component.
We are pleased that the DOE is listening to concerns and making adjustments that we feel are best for our students. 8th graders should continue to practice their typing skills so that they will be prepared for the writing assessment!
Below are some links on which your students can practice…
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing -- Lots of lessons & games to practice
www.powertyping.com -- Select "Qwerty" for correct lessons
Practice FSA can be found at www.fsassessments.org
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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.
In our technology-rich world, our students have access to things that we may want to protect them from. Sometimes the thing we need to protect them from is themself. Sexting is becoming a wide-spread concern among teenagers in the world. Please review the Power Point link found here and have a conversation with your teenager as you see fit to inform them about the dangers of participating in this activity.
in a supervised school sponsored activity. Florida Statute 232.25(1)and (2)
Supervision of students by school personnel is provided:
a. During the time the student is being transported to or from school at public expense
b. During the time the student is attending school
c. During the time the student is on the school premises participating with authorization in a school sponsored activity and
d. During a reasonable time (30) minutes before and after a student is on the school premises for attendance at school or for authorized participation in a school sponsored activity, and only when on the school premises
IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA LAW, PARENTS SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE SCHOOL TO PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL SUPERVISION
Ruckel Middle School Mobile Device
Acceptable Use Practices!
This form must be signed and returned to your First Period teacher.
Baseball • Softball • Boys and Girls Tennis • Boys Swim Team • Girls Golf
Congratulations to our 2014 Ruckel District Champions
Baseball • Girls Golf • Boys Tennis • Boys Track Team • Softball
Boys Soccer • Girls Soccer • Boys Swim Team
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.Interested students see Ms. Love for Junior Varsity (6th grade) and Mrs. Brock for Varsity (7th & 8th grade).
- Book Club: "A Novel Idea" Book Club Tuesdays t at 2:30 pm in Miss Scott's room, #408!!! Students should contact Mrs. Eller or Miss Scott for additional details.
- Chess Club: Chess Club for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in October 2015 with Ms. Swift. The tentative plan is to meet on Mondays in the Media Center 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Watch this space for updated information in September! All levels of players are welcome – beginner to expert! Contact Ms. Swift for information at email@example.com
- 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.
- Rambots Robotics Team meets once a week in room 606. Team is selected in the fall for spring competitions. See Mrs. Szklarski for more information.
- Student Government Association (SGA) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 am in Room #502. Their sponsors are Mrs. Williams and Mr. Regans.
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 first and third Fridays from 7:00 to 7:30 am in the Media Center. See our page for dates.
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!
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!
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!
• 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 September 12, 2014
Download the appropriate Okaloosa County Sports Forms HERE! Please dispose of any old forms.