We are fortunate to have many strong Fine Arts programs at Ruckel, including Art, Band, and Chorus. In addition to these elective classes, there are many other teams, organizations and special activities that add an extra dimension to our educational mission here. Please explore our wide variety of offerings -- you're sure to find something that interests you!
include Varsity & JV Academic Teams, MathCounts, National Junior Honor Society, Odyssey of the MInd, Speech and Debate Team, and Science Fair.
Members of Ruckel's Art Classes display their work throughout the school.
During the year, the entire school participates in several pep rallies to celebrate our many achievements in academics, athletics, and arts!
Students should contact Mrs. Eller for additional details.
Mrs. Bruse teaches our Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Honor, Football and Jazz Bands, as well as our 5th Grade Band Enrichment Program. We have one of the most successful middle school band programs in the state of Florida, consistently receiving superior ratings at music performance assessments and sending students to All-County and All-State.
Ms Tredway leads her choruses through training and practice for earning places in All-County and All-State honor choirs, as well as developing exceptional talent in Ruckel's Ambassadors.
Chess Club will meet on Mondays in the Media Center 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Watch this space for updated information! All levels of players are welcome – beginner to expert!
Contact Ms. Swift for information.
Students should meet in the Media Center. We will meet at 7:00 am on alternate Fridays for fellowship and Bible study. Contact Mrs. Cragin and Mrs. Waldhour for more information!
Mrs. Beachem leads this inclusive club in many social and service activities.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational 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.
Watch for updates!
Sponsored by the PTO, these social events give our students a chance to hang out with their friends, grab some pizza, and dance to the fun tunes!
Members meet weekly after school and participate in district competitions three times per year. Come and see what Speech and Debate is all about. Listen for announcements for details. Mrs. Szklarski is the sponsor.
Each year's staff is selected from sixth and seventh graders at the end of May to begin working on the next year's publication. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 210 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, plus a working lunch on Mondays. Mrs.Love is the sponsor.
If you don't see your organization listed, send information to RuckelPics@cox.net!