Academic Teams & Societies
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Ruckel Academic Teams • Varsity & Junior Varsity

Congratulations to the Varsity Academic team "A" (competition team)
for the 2017-2018 School year
Laura Erk
Sierra Paul
Sasha Nunez
KayLeigh Music
Jack Cathell
Aiyana Gross
Delaney Cook
Alexandra Marchand
Congratulations to the Varsity Academic team "B"
for the 2017-2018 School year
Nate Hathaway
Hannah Paulson
Keely Dubay
Alex Naccia
Tommi Roberts
Ethan Hall
Luke Stuart
Layla Dinofrio
Way to go, and good luck with this year's competition!

Contact Mrs. Szklarski for more information.
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Any 6th graders who are interested in being a member of the JV Academic team,
sign up in room 703 from August 28 to September 1.
This is a Team devoted to Trivia of all types.
Team Members must be available for Saturday competitions and before school practices.

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

2016 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. Love 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

Honor society logoMembership 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.

Students who are already members must maintain the same standard or they will be put on probation for a semester.

Former and transfer National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members should have picked up a blue flyer from their math teacher.

Our advisors are Mrs. Tomassetti (lead faculty sponsor). Mrs. Lamberson,
Mr. A. Smith and Mrs. Amos are the co-sponsors

2016-2017 National Junior Honor Society Officers
President: James Baird
Vice President: Hannah Taylor
Secretary: Mya Núñez
Treasurer: Jonathan Ott
Eighth Grade Representative: Kenzi Cook
Eighth Grade Representative: Callie Russell


All NJHS members are always encouraged to attend induction ceremonies
to receive their semester awards and support our new members.

There will be a reception following the induction ceremony.
food basket clipartNational Junior Honor Society
Fall Food Drive for Sharing and Caring

NOVEMBER 1 to 15, 2017
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!


In order to be invited to join the National Junior Honor Society, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.83 or better since entering Ruckel and possess the qualities of leadership, citizenship, service and good character. Students are eligible for membership after first semester of 7th grade. Any student transferring from a sister organization must bring a copy of their membership card or certificate to Mrs. Tomassetti.

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. This is our annual school service project. The proceeds from the sale are donated to the school. We have donated money in the past for benches, lunch room tables, PE equipment, the sign in front of the school, the school landscaping, the Ram statue, etc.
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