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Ruckel Academic Teams • Varsity & Junior Varsity

The Ruckel Varsity Academic Team is for 7th & 8th graders.
The Ruckel Junior Varsity Academic Team is made up of sixth graders.

Congratulations to the Varsity & JV Academic Teams for winning
First Place in the first tournament of the 2018 - 2019 season!
Academic Team VarsityAcademic Team JV

2018 JV Team meets Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Mrs. Nall's room.
Academic Team meets all year -- Saturday meets are usually from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
and we visit the other middle schools in the county to compete.
Contact Mrs. Szklarski for more Varsity Team information! Contact Mrs. Nall for JV info!


Varsity MathCounts
"" Generally we take eight students to the District Competition. The winning team and one Alternate automatically advance to the State competition in Orlando, Florida, on April 1. It is a wonderful opportunity for students who love Math to demonstrate their skills and be exposed to some amazing Mathletes.
Ruckel has gone to State from 2000 to 2014 and in 2016!

Congratulations to the 2016 Ruckel MathCounts Team for winning First Place
in the regional competition on February 6, 2016!
Go Rams!

Ruckel MathCounts Teams -- Watch for info on Varsity MathCounts (7th and 8th graders)
Come and do some really fun math and challenge yourself! We will be competing against other area middle schools in the spring, so let's get a great team together! For more information, email Mrs. Paul.
Check out the MathCounts
Problem of the Week!

National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society Annual Food Drive
Thursday, November 1 to Thursday, November 15
All non-perishable food items that students bring to their 1st period
classes will be donated to Niceville's Sharing and Caring food pantry.
Last year, Ruckel Middle School donated over 2,200 items to help feed local families over the holidays.
One Can, Two Can, Who Can? YOU CAN!

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National Junior Honor Society members possess the virtues of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service. Students who are already members must maintain the same standards or they will be put on probation for a semester.  

Membership invitations for National Junior Honor Society are extended to 7th and 8th grade students who are found to be eligible when semester grades are checked toward the end of January. A student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.83 since entering Ruckel to be invited to join. Any student transferring from another NJHS Chapter must provide a copy of a membership card or certificate to Mrs. Tomassetti.

Our advisors are Mrs. Tomassetti (lead faculty sponsor), Mrs. Amos,
Mr. A. Smith, and Ms. Swift.


All NJHS members are encouraged to attend induction and awards ceremonies to receive their semester awards and support our new members.
There will be a reception following the induction and awards ceremony.
food basket clipartWatch for the National Junior Honor Society
Fall Food Drive for Sharing and Caring

November 1 to 15.
Students can turn in non-perishable food items to their first period classes. Class challenges will be made for every 50 items donated and the three classes with the most items donated will receive an award!
students loading donations
Ruckel delivered 2,243 food items to Sharing and Caring in 2017
to help provide a better Thanksgiving for area families. Go Rams!



As a service organization, we have a major community and school service project each year. The
Fall Food Drive is organized by the NJHS to encourage all students and faculty to contribute food items which are gathered at school and donated to Sharing and Caring in Niceville. The Candy Gram Sale is held in February. All proceeds are donated to help benefit the school in some way. Past donations have been used to purchase new PE equipment, library books, and additional landscaping.

Community Service Hours Completed Form
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Last Updated November 5, 2018