We need volunteers from 7:10 to 7:45 am three to four times each month.
Please email Mrs. Brock if you are interested in helping our classroom assistants supervise our students while teachers and administrators are in weekly Faculty Meetings. Volunteers will receive reminder emails with directions to the area of campus that needs coverage that week. Get to know your way around Ruckel while you help provide a vital service! Be sure to have your current Volunteer Affidavit on file --
you need a new one each year.
Thanks to all who consider this very important volunteer opportunity!
• In order to meet the requirements of the Florida Constitution class size amendment, we will be moving some students into newly formed classes this week.
• We will let you know if your child will be moving to a new class. All efforts will be made to make this transition as easy as possible.
and afternoon pick up at the Car Rider Ramp.
See Details Here
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Parents, please remember students should not be reporting to school prior to 7:00 am as teachers are not on duty. If your student arrives between 7:00 and 7:20 am, they are to report to the Cafeteria where a faculty member will be present. This is for the safety of your student.
Students interested in the Ruckel Robotics Team
should stop by Mrs. Brock's room (rm 409) to pick up
an application. Completed applications are due back
by Tuesday, September 1.
the Black & Gold Dance
Friday, September 4, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Ruckel Cafeteria
Admission: $5 at the door
Exact change appreciated!
Snacks, drinks, and photos will be available for a small fee.
Wear your Black and Gold and show your school spirit!
DJ will be playing all of your favorite songs. Ruckel Students Only!
Dance Rules | Dance Dismissal Procedure - Parents, please note
The first Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting will be held
Friday, September 4 at 7:00 am in the Ruckel Media Center
Contact Dana Topel for more information!
for our new electronic sign on Partin Drive -- look for it!!
Labor Day • Monday, September 7
It takes more than teachers, staff, parents, and students to make a strong school.
See you YOU can help!
Join the Ruckel PTO today!
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Thank you to our newest Partners in Education:
Gold Level Partners in Education:
Brenda K. Moore, D.O., P.A. at Twin Cities Family Practice,
The Parents of Ms. Swift, Tera Brannan, Hairstylist at The Cottage Salon & Spa,
the Moser Family, and TN Nails
Black Level Partners in Education:
Tammy Wilson, P.A.
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There will be a Ruckel PTO Board Meeting on Friday, September 11, at 7:45 am
in the Media Center. PTO Board Meetings will be held the second
Friday of the month at 7:45 am in the Media Center unless other notice is given.
Information Flyer Here
TEXTBOOKS FOR FREE!
We have outdated textbooks in various subjects that are available FREE to the public. Please contact Ruckel Middle School at 833-4142 to schedule a time to view our inventory!
Parents, please check in at the gym parking lot desk
2015 Football Schedule
Ruckel plays Shoal River in Football at NHS at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 3.
Come out and support the RAMS!
See list here!
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- Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.: Contact Mrs. Eller for more information.
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 at 2:30 pm. Students should contact Mrs. Eller for additional details.
- Chess Club: Chess Club for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in October 2015 with Ms. Swift. We will meet on Mondays in the Media Center 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Watch this space for updated information throughout the school year! All levels of players are welcome – beginner to expert! Contact Ms. Swift for information.
- 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 is taking applications now. Students interested in the Robotics Team
should stop by Mrs. Brock's room (rm 409) to pick up an application. Completed forms are due back
by Tuesday, September 1. See Mrs. Brock for more information.
- Student Government Association (SGA) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 am in the Media Center. 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. Out first meeting will be Friday, September 4 -- 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.
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!
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!
• Learn about Math, IT, and Science classes offered for High School credit here at Ruckel
• Notice of instructors teaching out of field 2014-2015
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 proudly announce that the Edwards Family are generously funding ALL the lights for four courts! 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.
is available at this link.
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.
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
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, Julie Riffle. 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
GREAT LINKS FOR MATH FUN -- CLICK HERE!
Check our Links Page for online textbooks, typing, and more!
Visit the link to FDLRS info for parents on our Links Page!
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!
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.
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.