Bring your student's schedule and visit their classrooms in order.
|Open House Schedule:|
| 1st 5:30-5:40
Please remember, teachers will not have time to address particular issues at this time, so please make an appointment for another time if you need to speak with them.
Schedule those haircuts now!
Class photos will be taken on
Thursday, September 4.
How will YOU be remembered??
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More info on our Calendar Page.
All current 8th graders interested in the 8th grade trip to Washington DC are encouraged to attend the next meeting on September 2 at 5:30 pm in the Media Center. Please have a parent or guardian attend as well.
For additional information stop by Mrs. Eller or Mr. Swain’s classroom 406 or 404 to pick up a flyer.
(P.S. The building is the Capitol; Washington, D.C. is our nation's capital.)
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.
on Tuesday, October 7, in the Ruckel Gym.
Students must be a current 7th, or 8th grader, have attended Ruckel Middle School for at least one semester, and have a cumulative semester GPA of 3.83 (this works out to 5 A's and 1 B each semester) to be invited to join. Former and transfer National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members should have picked up a blue flyer from their math teacher.
NJHS dues of $10.00 need to be turned in to Mrs. Amos (room 302) or Mrs. Lamberson (room 101) by Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Please make checks payable to Ruckel Middle School. Please visit the NJHS Page for details about our first meeting and election of officers.
from our Scholastic Book Fair September 8 to 12.
Visit our Media Center between 7:30 am and 2:30 pm to shop in person, or order online between August 31 and September 20 -- the books will be delivered to your student. Manyof these books qualify for Accelerated Reader points, plus your purchases provide funding for the Media Center to expand our library collection and for the PTO programs! Want to find out more about a book? Use Scholastic's new Book Fair app, available HERE! You'll find reading levels, price, and more!
Want to help? We are in need of VOLUNTEERS to help set up, take down and help at book fair for the whole week! If you can spend some time volunteering please contact Holly Ramby at email@example.com.
Be sure to shop the Book Fair on Tuesday, September 9 from 5:00 to 6:45 pm during the Ruckel Open House. This is a great time to shop with your student!
What Not to Wear...Ruckel Edition! • Ruckel Dress Code Policies
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This early savings price is good through Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – online or at school. Price goes up to $60 on October 1 -- ACT NOW!!
School orders should be turned in to the Front Office addressed to Lisa Nall. With your payment, please include your student's name, grade and first period teacher's name. Checks should be made out to RMS.
To order online, go to JostensYearbooks.com
ALL upcoming 7th graders need to have their TDaP prior to the first day of school
and the documentation must be turned in to the Guidance 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
School Immunization Chart
Complete School Immunization Requirements Flyer
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.
Ruckel teachers and staff beat the heat for a good cause Friday afternoon, making donations to the ALS Foundation and withstanding buckets of ice cubes and a dousing with a firehose. See the entire story on the Northwest Florida Daily News website HERE.
Photo credit: Devon Ravine/Daily News
at Dolittle Park -- see photos on our Spotlight Page!
Ruckel's School Financial Report is available 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 • Girls Golf • Boys Tennis • Boys Track Team • Softball
Boys Soccer • Girls Soccer • Boys Swim Team
Congratulations to our 2013 Ruckel District Champions
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.
for the Ruckel Middle School and Niceville High School
Eagle Ram Tennis Center:
$7,500 Patio Naming, $5,000 Deck Naming, $5,000 Brick Naming,
$5,000 Ball Wall and $2,500 Sponsor Grand Opening of Eagle Ram Tennis Center. Also, you may buy a brick at anytime.
The brick campaign is ongoing • Stop by and see our progress!!
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).
- Chess Club: Our first meeting will be in October, and we meet at 2:30 pm in room 102 with Ms. Swift. Check back in September for updated information. 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.
Congratulations to the Ruckel Students who earned State Recognition in the 2014 Duke TIP program:
Grace Hall, Sarah Markwardt, Jacob Oliver, Simrun Sharma, Macray Simmers, John Snell, Randy Tyson, Hannah Vitt, Conner Vores, Ella Wright. Hannah Vitt also earned Grand Recognition! Go Rams!
if YOU have something to share, please email photos or information to RuckelPics@cox.net!
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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.
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 April 2, 2014
Download the appropriate Okaloosa County Sports Forms HERE! Please dispose of any old forms.