November 2015  
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   Dec 10 2015 at 03:50 PM
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   Dec 15 2015 at 08:30 AM
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   Dec 21 2015
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science. We are certain that all students will have an engaging, productive, exciting school year at Zucker. Students are encouraged to attend school every day, be prepared to do their best, be actively engaged in their learning, and be involved in all aspects of the school. We welcome  parents to visit often and volunteer; we value them as partners as we continue to grow as a school community of excellence.

School hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. The office will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact 843-767-8383. 

Students and Parents, please be advised that any student who is tardy to school in the morning will need to have his/her parent/guardian come into the front office and sign them in.  Also, we do not sign out students after 3:30 in the afternoon. Thank you.

2015 Best in Education

best in education
perlmutterCongratulations to Jerry Zucker Middle School's principal Mr. Jacob Perlmutter who has been named a 2015 Best in Education finalist!!  Click on the link above for more information.

PSAT/Junior Scholars News

The College Board is already at work calculating your scores... Here's what to expect:
•Scores will be available online, for students and schools, within 8-10weeks. A separate email will be sent with information about accessing scores online.
• Schools will receive student paper reports within 10-12 weeks.
• Eligible students will also be reported to National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for entry into its competitions.

Check This Out!

JZMS receives $25,000 InterTech Grant to Support STEM and Arts Programs 
Click on the heading above for the complete story.

High School Applications
Applications for the CCSD magnet high schools for the 2016-2017 school year will be available January 4, 2016. Applications for the charter high schools are available now. See Mr. Brooks in guidance for more information.
Students are invited to submit their pix for this year's yearbook! Click on the heading above to find out how.

Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Lowcountry Orphan Relief is in need of help with getting donations of all sizes of gently used uniforms and gently used everyday clothing items for all ages ranging from K-12.

The Lightning Gazette
Newspaper designed and written by students.

7th Grade Team Facebook Page
Students in 7th grade and their parents/guardians can keep up-tp-date on class assignments and activities on the 7th grade Facebook page.

Would you Like to Be a Hero?
Click on the heading above to find out how.

For Dads
Click on the heading above to see important information about fathering from the National Center for Fathering and other sources.

What's Happening

Day of Caring 2015: Continuing Connections with Zucker

Eighteen volunteers from SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority) participated in Trident United Way's Day of Caring at Jerry Zucker Middle School on Friday, November 13, 2015. Throughout the day, SCRA volunteers were involved in a variety of activities including an egg drop contest with students in Mr. Fast's pre-engineering classes, a Jackson Pollack art project with students in Ms. Gregory's z-period art class, and various campus beautification projects. The volunteers took a break during lunch and ate with the students in the cafeteria then played games with them outside. Mr. Will Thompson, Zucker Middle School's CIS (Communities In Schools) Student Support Specialist, coordinated the Day of Caring at Jerry Zucker Middle School. "It was awesome to have SCRA back again this year," Thompson stated. "The strong connection that Zucker and SCRA created on last year's Day of Caring continued this year. It was incredible to see students so invested in their school culture. A huge thank you to SCRA making this day a great success for our students.”

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Pictured above are 8th graders Kyeara Grate, Ta'Renz Brown, Dre'Quan Davis, and Khalil Mack-Gooch working on their design for the egg drop contest.

math bowl
JZMS participated in the Middle School Learning Community Math Bowl at North Charleston High School on Saturday, November 14. Pictured above are 6th graders Luis Toledano Garcia, Erika Hernandez Gil, Bianca Cedillo Perez, Addis Coronel, and Ms. Buckheister (1st row), 7th graders Jocelyn Soriano Melendez, Leslie Coronado Hernandez, Alyssa Kapinos, Aydan Kapinos, and Ms. Jenkins-Scott (2nd row), and 8th graders Kenny Coronel, Kory Singleton, Jalynn Henryhand, and Ms. Grogan (3rd row).


Red Ribbon Week

Congratulations to 7th grader Alyssa Kapinos for writing the winning essay in the Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest.  The theme of the essay contest was "Why I Choose to Be Drug Free." In the picture below, JZMS guidance counselor Mr. Brooks introduces Alyssa before she reads her winning essay on the JZMS Lightning Channel news.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kendra Jenkins-Scott! Mrs. Jenkins-Scott teachers 7th grade math.


Rookie Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Fast, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2015-2016 Rookie Teacher of the Year! Mr. Fast teaches robotics and engineering.

Certified Employee of the Year


Congratulations to Mr. Alfreccia McCullough, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2015-2016 Certified Employee of the Year! Mr. McCullough is a teacher assistant.

What People Are Saying About Jerry Zucker Middle School

"I am so happy that I sent my child to your school.  I have never met teachers that care so much about their students.  Zucker classes can be tough and it makes my boy better every day.  I sent you a boy and soon you'll be sending him to high school ready to be a successful man.  Thank you."   ZMS Parent 1-7-2013

"Mr. Hilden is awesome. How do I explain it....he gives us hard work. Adultwork. But still treats us like we're kids. So we can make mistakes and not feelbad and try again...and in the end we've done "real" work."    8th grade Honors student in Mr. Hilden's ELA class

"My son goes to Zucker and I think it is such a great school.  I am proud of the way he is learning and the care of teachers and staff.  I want to thank every one."  ZMS Parent  12-16-2011

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