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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 2020-2021 Ruckel Academic Team,
who recently competed in a virtual Knowledge Master Open Bowl.
Based on our scores, our team has been invited to compete
in the NAC Virtual National Middle School Division!

Congratulations to team members Jacob Milz, Zachary Ott, Selicia Nunez,
and Camille Golden (homeschooler). Ruckel Middle School has a long tradition
of Knowledge Master success -- it's great to continue the tradition!

7th and 8th Graders interested in joining Varsity Academic Team,
please see Mrs. Nunez in room 704. We will meet on Mondays in room 704
from 2:30 to 3:30 pm and meet for practice once a week after school.

1. Practices will be held after school from 2:40 to 3:30 on most Wednesdays.
2. STUDENT: If you make the team, you are expected to be at EACH AND EVERY PRACTICE.
If for some reason (sickness, out of town, etc.), you aren't able to make it to practice,
I will need an email sent to me before practice begins with the explanation.

Do you know lots of random facts? Do you know a lot on a single topic like History, Music or Sports?
Academic Team might be the place for you!
Practices are once a week after school. Competitions are Saturdays throughout the year.
Interested students please give your name to your science teacher.

Varsity MathCounts
"" MathCounts begins practice on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Please see Miss Bott in Portable 3 for more information and to sign up. Generally we take eight students to the District Competition. The winning team and one Alternate automatically advance to the State competition in Orlando, Florida. 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!

The 2020 Ruckel MathCounts Team participated in the
regional competition on February 1, 2020!
Go Rams!

Ruckel 8th grade student Manny Nunez took 2nd Place
in the individual/countdown round of the competition.
He will be moving on to compete in the state competition in March. Way to go!
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 Ms. Bott
Check out the MathCounts
Problem of the Week!

National Junior Honor Society

Honor society logoNational 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.
Any student transferring from another NJHS Chapter must provide a copy of a membership card or certificate to Mrs. Tomassetti.

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.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the 2020 Food Drive for Sharing and Caring. We were able to donate 1,617 food items this year, with Mrs. Duty's class leading the way -- 356 items donated!

2019-2020 NJHS Officers
NJHS officers 2019

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

Congratulations to the new members of NJHS who were inducted
on Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 pm in the Ruckel Gym.

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 - New for 2019-20
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Last Updated February 22, 2021