First Day of School -- Wednesday, August 10
FLORIDA TAX-FREE SHOPPING DAYS • Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7
• BREAKFAST 7:15 to 7:45 AM
• LUNCH 11:00 to 11:30 AM • Monday to Friday
There are no forms to fill out. Children just need to show up.
Sites are first come, first serve, so drop by and grab a meal! Go Rams!
on Saturday, July 23, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Niceville Walmart.
Please come out and help us purchase and donate school supplies
for students in need.
Ruckel Readiness Day • Monday, August 8
10:00 am to 12:00 pm 7th & 8th grade ONLY in the Gym
12:30 to 2:30 pm 6th grade ONLY in the Cafeteria and Locker Hall
Dear Ruckel Ram Parents and Students,
Readiness Day will be for ALL students coming to Ruckel and will be held on Monday, August 8. This day is for all students to get their schedules and purchase planners, lockers, and spirit shirts. Also, parents can sign up to volunteer at Ruckel and join our wonderful PTO for just $5.00
All 7th and 8th Grade students drop by the GYM and pick up your schedule, rent a locker, purchase a planner and a Spirit shirt.
All 6th Grade students drop by the CAFETERIA to pick up your schedule, rent a locker, purchase a planner and a Spirit shirt. When you have your locker combination, please go practice opening your locker. Also, walk aroudn the campus and find your classrooms so you can plan your best route for Wednesday morning!
If you are unable to attend Readiness Day, please report to the Front Office on Tuesday, August 9, for your class schedule. You will rent your locker and purchase your planner and T-shirt on the first day of school from your 1st period teacher.
Our Clinic Nurse will be also available on Readiness Day until 2:30 pm if you have any questions or want to check in medications at that time.
Parents, be sure to check out our drop off and pick up procedures -- click here for info.
You can help support the Ruckel Ram Football Team on Readiness Day by enjoying their Fish Fry Fundraiser, August 8 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Go Rams!
Lockers will be issued during Readiness Day. The rental fee is $5.00 for the school year.
Ruckel's Student Planners are a must for all students, $5.00 each.
Ruckel long sleeve Spirit Jersey Shirts will be on sale at Readiness Day for $32.00 each.
with the Ruckel Cheerleaders
July 26, 27, 28 at the Ruckel Gym • 5:00 to 8:00 pm
SEE FLYER HERE! • Download Registration & Permission Forms Here
Congratulations Ruckel Cheerleaders!!
The Ruckel Cheerleaders participated and competed at Cheer Camp at Auburn University in Alabama and Stunt Camp at Florida State University in Tallahassee this summer. They won Superior ratings and First Place awards, and several members earned All-American status. They were selected for the Top Banana Award at each camp! See all the amazing details on the Cheerleaders Page!
Summer Football Practice Schedule is posted
The 2016 Football Schedule is also available -- Go Rams!
TRYOUTS SATURDAY, JULY 23
Ruckel Boys Summer Basketball
See flyer HERE
Ruckel Volleyball Camp 2016
for incoming 6th-8th graders • Click here for Flyer
Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5 • 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the Ruckel Gym
RMS Girls Soccer Tryouts are scheduled for Fall 2016 -- see Soccer Page
Congratulations to Ruckel Track's Lily Holtery, who set a county record
at the Okaloosa County Championship Track Meet! Way to go!
Mondays through Thursdays • 6:30 to 7:30 am
Meet under the Ruckel Bus Loop Pavilion
In order to participate, students must have their Sports Participation Forms
on file in the Front Office.
Healthy Okaloosa Schools Newsletter Here-- July/August 2016
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, Julie Riffle. 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.
Be Ready For Seventh Grade Flyer -- A reminder to 6th grade parents that your child will need a Tdap vaccinebefore he or she begins 7th grade. These can be obtained privately or at the Okaloosa County Health Department at no charge. Please bring proof of this immunization (on a Florida Certificate of Immunization Form 680) to the school Front Office so it may be entered in the system before their 7th grade school year.
Our Clinic Nurse will be also available on Readiness Day (Monday, August 8) until 2:30 pm if you have any questions or want to check in medications at that time.
See all the amazing details on the Dance Team Page!
and afternoon pick up at the Car Rider Ramp.
See Details Here
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Parents, please remember students should not be reporting to school prior to 7:00 am as teachers are not on duty. If your student arrives between 7:00 and 7:20 am, they are to report to the Cafeteria where a faculty member will be present. This is for the safety of your student.
The following students participated in the 2016 Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and earned State Recognition based on their qualifying scores. Amelia Covington, Ryan Ringel (also qualified for Grand Recognition at Duke Univ.), Jacob Kulow, Mia Normand, Raymond Martin, Seth Edwards, Joseph Huisken, Jonathan Ott, Kenzi Cook, and Shane Lacanilao. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
or PowerPoint certification in their Introduction to Information Technology course.
Students in this course can earn industry certifications in Microsoft Office 2013 Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint. They also earn high school credit for the IT course.
Pictured: Alia Scotka, Haley Shelton, Riley Clarke, Olivia Hooper, Athena Hobbs, Callie Russell,
Shelby Godbee, and Alex Huston. IT instructor Pat McCollough, Tessa Adams, Brian Young,
Trevor Mee, Haley Gilbert, Kelly Olson, Kayla Yabui, Damien Smith, Principal Paul Whiddon
The Ruckel Middle School Majorettes competed at the Miss Majorette of Florida State Team Championship in Orlando on April 23 and 24. The team earned First Place and was named the State Middle School Team Champion.Pictured: Jasmine Evans, Chloe Osbourne, Emily Key, Tessa Adams (Row Leader), Madison Frisby (Captain), Joanie Coville (Co-captain), Makayla Ernsberger, Haley Gilbert, Karli Marshall, Jillian Sewell
Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recognized teachers from across the state that produced high learning gains in their students in the areas of Reading (4-10), Math (4-8) and Algebra 1 (8-9) over a three-year period.
These educators were honored at a reception given in their honor by Okaloosa Schools County Superintendant Mary Beth Jackson.
PIctured are the Highest Impact Teachers from Ruckel: Lori Swift, Diane Amos, Sarah Lewis, Paul Whiddon, principal; Penny Parmer, Brittany Waldhour, Mary Beth Jackson, superintendant; Kendall Cragin, Deborah Eller, Mary Tucker, Dalane Fox. Not pictured, Kathy Harper
Attention! Please don't use the St. Jude's Church parking lot for picking up your kids. We have the multiple pick up points on Ruckel Property.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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with school news and announcements.
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See flyer HERE
Our opportunity to send in collected Labels for Education (Campbells labels) is ending this summer, as the Campbells program is ending as of July 31, 2016.
We still collect Tyson's A+ for schools labels AND Box Tops for Education
Thanks for supporting your school!!
Your students have access to the online Math textbook at this web address: www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com
Our 7th grade math students have a pink sheet of paper in the VIP section of their math binder with username, password, and other important information for using the online textbook. All students were guided through the process of navigating the online textbook and given an opportunity to practice on their own with a scavenger hunt. From Mrs. Amos, Mrs. Granger, and Ms. Swift
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Academic Team: See the Academic Team page for upcoming competition and practice dates.Interested students see Ms. Love for Junior Varsity (6th grade) and Mrs. Szklarski for Varsity (7th & 8th grade).
- Book Club: "A Novel Idea" Book Club Tuesdays at 2:30 pm. Students should contact Mrs. Eller for additional details.
- Chess Club: Chess Club will meet on Mondays in the Media Center 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Watch this space for updated information throughout the school year! All levels of players are welcome – beginner to expert! Contact Ms. Swift for information.
- Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Email Mrs. Walls or drop by room #210 for more information.
- Rambots Robotics Team is taking applications now. Students interested in the Robotics Team
should stop by Mrs. Brock's room (rm 409) to pick up an application. Completed forms are due back
by Tuesday, September 1. See Mrs. Brock for more information.
- Student Government Association (SGA) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 am in the Media Center. Their sponsors are Mrs. Williams and Mr. Regans.
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 first and third Fridays from 7:00 to 7:30 am in the Media Center. Out first meeting will be Friday, September 4 -- See our page for dates.
The Yearbook Staff meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in Mrs. Nall's room, room 210. Meetings end promptly at 3:45 pm.
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!
• Learn about Math, IT, and Science classes offered for High School credit here at Ruckel
• Notice of instructors teaching out of field 2014-2015
We proudly announce that the Edwards Family are generously funding ALL the lights for four courts! To complete our last projects of shade, seating and Eagle Ram maintenance fund, we have a few more fundraisers -- Go Eagles, Go Rams!
is available here.
Below are some links on which your students can practice…
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing -- Lots of lessons & games to practice
www.powertyping.com -- Select "Qwerty" for correct lessons
Practice FSA can be found at www.fsassessments.org
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.
in a supervised school sponsored activity. Florida Statute 232.25(1)and (2)
Supervision of students by school personnel is provided:
a. During the time the student is being transported to or from school at public expense
b. During the time the student is attending school
c. During the time the student is on the school premises participating with authorization in a school sponsored activity and
d. During a reasonable time (30) minutes before and after a student is on the school premises for attendance at school or for authorized participation in a school sponsored activity, and only when on the school premises
IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA LAW, PARENTS SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE SCHOOL TO PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL SUPERVISION
Ruckel Middle School Mobile Device
Acceptable Use Practices!
This form must be signed and returned to your First Period teacher.
Boys and Girls Weightlifting • Boys and Girls Tennis • Boys Track
Boys Swimming • Girls Golf
Congratulations to our 2015 Ruckel District Champions
Baseball • Softball • Boys and Girls Tennis • Boys Swim Team • Girls Golf
Congratulations to our 2014 Ruckel District Champions
Baseball • Girls Golf • Boys Tennis • Boys Track • Softball • Boys & Girls Soccer • Boys Swim
Amazing job, Athletes, Coaches, and Parents! GO RAMS!!
2012-2013 Ruckel Championships
GREAT LINKS FOR MATH FUN -- CLICK HERE!
Check our Links Page for online textbooks, typing, and more!
Visit the link to FDLRS info for parents on our Links Page!
Don't do it! • Don't take it! • Report it if you see it! • It's that simple.
Anonymous tip line: 833-4149
Crime Stoppers Anonymous tip line: 863-TIPS
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.
Ruckel's One-Stop Shop for Supplies & Spirit Gear!
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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.
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!
Nixle is an on-line service that allows the Sheriff's Office to communicate with citizens in situations involving significant public safety incidents. 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 -- Updated July 2015 NOTE: Must be done EVERY CALENDAR SCHOOL year!
OKALOOSA COUNTY UPDATED SPORTS FORMS
Download the appropriate Okaloosa County Sports Forms HERE! Updated May 2016
All current Okaloosa School Documents and Policies may be found HERE in both English and Spanish.