April 21 to 24, 28 & 29
Seven Proctors each day: April 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29. Proctors are needed 7:30 to 11:40 am.
The Proctor Training will be each test morning at 7:10. ALL proctors need
to attend one of these trainings before proctoring. If you don't have a volunteer
affidavit on file, we can take care of that during the training. You will need a picture ID.
Please contact Mrs. Piccorossi in Student Services.
|6th grade Math||Monday and Tuesday, April 21 & 22|
|7th grade Reading||Wednesday & Thursday, April 23 & 24
|8th grade Reading||Monday and Tuesday, April 28 & 29|
FCAT for 7th & 8th Graders - Parents Letter • FCAT Testing on Computers - Parents Letter
Link to ePAT Here • Link to Student Tutorials Here
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.
have been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30
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Tennis match postponed from April 1 with Pryor
has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 1
at the 2014 State Science & Engineering Fair!!
Bayley McMenimen, First Place in Engineering and $250
Camille Miles, First Place in Engineering, $200, US Navy Certificate and Medallion
Daniel Bobbitt, Fourth Place in Engineering and $200
Eve Glenn, Fourth Place in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Zachary Verzwyvelt, Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences
Ryan Murphey, Engineering, $25 award
SPRING PICTURE ORDERS are due
to your child's 1st period teacher
by Friday, April 25.
Just because the weather's changed, doesn't mean the Dress Code did!!
Ruckel Middle School Chorus
Tuesday, May 6 • 6:30 pm
Rocky Bayou Baptist Church
2401 N. Partin Drive
Everyone's invited to enjoy an evening
of light music including Broadway tunes,
soloists, instrumentalists, guest soloists,
awards, and all the music from Disney's Frozen!
All sung by the talented students
of the Ruckel Choruses
$5.00 Donation per person
at the door
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.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the
Ruckel Yearbook Staff, please pick up an application
from the Front Office or from Mrs. Nall in room 210. Applications are due by Thursday, May 1.
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.
Due to construction on the Eagle Ram Tennis Center, parking for Softball games will be in the Ruckel front parking lot. After parking, walk down the sidewalk past the Media Center and enter the gate on Partin Drive. You will not be able to park near the Tom Thumb station or walk from the P. E. field.
When: Wednesday, July 16 to Friday July 18 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Niceville High School Cafeteria
Cost: $20 (includes t-shirt, NEST materials, and lunch each day)
To register, print out this flyer, detach the form, fill it out, place in an envelope with your payment and return to the Ruckel front office by June 6th. After June 6th, please return forms and payment to Niceville High School.
96 PowerPoint certifications...so far! Go Rams!
Clipping those labels means $$$! Spread the word throughout your neighborhoods!
Pre-Tryout Clinic for Cheerleaders April 25 • Flyer Here
NOTE: Parent Meeting has been cancelled.
Cheerleading tryout packets will be available April 6
in your local elementary school office.
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Ruckel Rockettes Tryout Schedule Here
Ruckel Rockettes Tryout Clinic May 15 to 17 • Info Here
Tryouts Saturday, May 17 - Attendance at Tryout Clinic is mandatory.
Paperwork is now available in your school's Front Office, or
contact Ms. Brown at Kendall.Brown@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.
Interested in Ruckel Volleyball?? Check the Volleyball Page for info!
All levels of players are welcome. Please enter quietly
through the doors closest to the bus ramp.
The Ruckel Chess Club Tournament will begin Thursday, April 10.
We will meet in the cafeteria 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Students will check the tournament brackets to find their
opponents in the single-elimination tournament.
For more information, contact Ms. Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on our Calendar Page.
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
• • •
We still have 22 teachers in need of adoption!
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 participatde 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!
are sponsoring a capital campaign to build tennis courts
on the Ruckel campus. Visit the Eagle Ram Tennis Center
website to learn more! Upcoming Fundraising Events include:
• Dinner at Tradewinds restaurant, Thursday, May 1
• Donation drawing for a SUP and 2 or 3 other fine items
• Golf event at Eglin Golf Course, Saturday, June 14
• Tennis event at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, late May/early June
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
6th Grade: David Ott, Kayla Stephensen; 7th Grade: Blayne Johnson, Ariana Richardson;
8th Grade: Matthew Deyong, Meredith Freeman & Camille Miles
|Second Nine Weeks
6th Grade: D.J. Tomassetti, Sara Strunk& Erica Scarborough; 7th Grade: Taylor Strickler, Hannah Sjostrom, Campbell Taylor & Noah Miller; 8th Grade: Blake Johnson, Julia Freeman
The DOLCE 6th Grade Beginners received the highest rating of Superior; the AMBASSADORS mixed ensemble and the CHANSON treble ensemble also made straight Superior ratings.
The TAPESTRY Beginning/Intermediate Girls Ensemble received two Excellent and two Superior ratings. Ruckel Ram Choruses Rock!
The Ruckel Jazz Band performed at District 1 MPA on March 1, at Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. The band received Superior ratings from all three judges. Congratulations to these students: Meredith Freeman, Colton Williams, Mandy Martin, Jazzlyn Timper, Zachary Verzwyvelt, Julia Freeman, Emily Paulson, Ryan Mathewson, Trent Walker, John Hencinski, Marcus Larson, Daisy Riley, Hannah Reid, Ryan Murphey, Joseph Walker, and Daniel Bobbitt.
The Ruckel Rockettes dance team won STATE CHAMPION in January! They competed in the Small Junior High Jazz division and won a First Place trophy. In addition to the First Place trophy, they were awarded the Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-2014 Ruckel Science & Engineering Fair!
List of winners here!
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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.
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.
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 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.
- 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.
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.
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!
• 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.