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Free Friday Family Fest
Friday, March 14th, 5-8pm. Presented by Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.
JZMS Band Celebrates Urban Birds
Click on the heading above to see how!
West Ashley High School Flagline
All students interested in being part of the WAHS Flagline are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, March 5th in the JZMS band room. Click on the heading above for more information.
6th Grade Math Supplies
Click on the heading above to see information about this great Donors Choose project submitted by Ms. Pelkofsky, 6th grade math teacher.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Programs
Our school is raising money to increase awareness of and help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with their fight against blood cancer. Click on the heading above for more information and to make a donation.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Click on the heading above to join the Jerry Zucker Middle School Relay for Life Team and make your donation today to help fight cancer.
Live Pride News
Newspaper designed and written by Zucker students.
Literary Magazine written and illustrated by Zucker students.
We're on Facebook
Students and Parents, please be advised that any student who is tardy to school in the morning will need to have his/her parent come into the front office and sign them in. Also, we do not sign out students after 3:30 in the afternoon. Thank you.
Important Information for 8th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians
Please find links below to The South Carolina Career Information System, an excellent website for students and parents. As students progress through middle school, the 16 career clusters are presented to help them begin to explore how their interests and career choices are related. Eighth grade students will select one to two of these clusters that are of greatest interest to them as they prepare to plan for high school as well as their post-secondary career planning.
College of Charleston Field Trip
On Thursday, February 27th a group of students accompanied by Ms. Benning, Ms. Rhyne, Ms. Lowry, Ms. Macomber, Ms. Vredenburg and Ms. Malcolm took a field trip to the College of Charleston for Education Day. While at the College, students visited STEM exhibits and watched the Lady Cougars defeat James Madison University in a women's basketball game. Pictured below is Ms. Benning with 6th grader Zymaine Nelson at the Lady Cougars basketball game. To see more pictures from the field trip, click on the heading above.
Pickle Project Puckers Palates
Students in Ms. Jacqueline Moncure’s 6th grade Horticulture class recently puckered their palates with a pickle project. Before getting down to the business of pickle making, the students researched how to pickle any fruit or vegetable. Once they understood the pickling process, they tasted a variety of spices, and then used their favorites to formulate their own pickle recipe. Each team of students pickled their cucumbers and performed taste tests of the finished product before they went before the judges. Students also created a slogan and advertisement for their pickles designed to persuade the judges to choose their pickles over the others. The pickles ranged from sweet and mild to hot and spicy. The winning pickles were the “Hot the Spot” ones made by Belen Martinez, Jonathan Chavez, and Hailey Kammerer. In the photo below, assistant principal Elizabeth Wheless taste tests pickles as Destiny Smith, Jonathan Chavez, and Belen Martinez look on. Click on the heading above to see more photos.
6th Grade Awards
Congratulations to the 6th grade students who were recognized for their hard work during the first semester at an awards assembly on Thursday, February 20th. Pictured above are assistant principal Mrs. Wheless with the honor roll students. Click on the heading above to see a list of all students who were recognized during the assembly.
Students Show Their Spirit During Spirit Week
JZMS Administrators Mr. Dixon, Mrs. Wheless and Mr. Perlmutter wear their favorite team shirt on Favorite Team Day. Click on the heading above to see more photos from Spirit Week.
Famous Aviators Flying High at Zucker Middle
Ernest Henderson. Charles Bolden, Jr. Caroline Etheridge Hembel. Horace Ellis “Sally” Crouch. What do these people have in common? They are all famous aviators from South Carolina, and they are all depicted on a mural at Zucker Middle which shows aviation scenes from South Carolina’s history. Zucker was fortunate to be selected by the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) for their community service project which connects students with aviation through art. The mural was created during the SCAA’s annual conference which was held in Charleston from February 12-14, 2014. Local artist Lynda English was at Zucker for two days sketching the mural. On Wednesday, February 12, volunteers from the SCAA painted the mural. Click on the heading above to see more photos of the mural.
Boeing Inspires Students
On Wednesday, February 19th three engineers from Boeing (Richard Prause, Francis McCarthy and Kevin Swift) spent the morning sharing their engineering career experiences with Zucker 8th graders. The engineers showed a brief video about the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane and then a powerpoint slideshow about the field of engineering. During the presentation, students learned about what an engineer does, examples of engineering, and the rewards of a career in engineering. The engineers wrapped up their visit by answering questions from the students. The visit from Boeing was part of their community outreach during National Engineering Week (February 19-22). In the photo below, Richard Prause talks to students in Mrs. Taylor's class about the skills necessary to be an engineer while Kevin Swift looks on.
Telling Our Stories
On Thursday, February 6th Telling Our Stories, a program designed to create meaningful relationships between 6th grade teachers and parents, had its first session. The program, which is funded through a grant from Boeing and is based on the Tellin' Stories Project of Teaching for Change in Washington, D.C., is facilitated by Ms. Katherine Benning, a reading specialist at Zucker Middle. At the first session, teachers, parents and 6th grade students shared their stories through quilting. The next session of Telling Our Stories will be held on Thursday, March 6th. For more information about the program, click on the heading above. Pictured below are 6th grade math teacher Ms. Sarah Pelkofsky with students Ashley Froelicher and Caleb Harp and their parents.
Teacher of the Year
to Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Ms.
Shorace Guider! Ms. Guider is a 7th grade ELA teacher. Click on the heading above to see Ms. Guider's teacher page. Click here to see more photos of Ms. Guider receiving the Teacher of the Year award.
Rookie Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Christina Webb, Jerry Zucker Middle School's Rookie Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Webb teaches 8th grade math. Click on the heading above to see Mrs. Webb's teacher page.
Certified Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Iris Gethers-Fields, Jerry Zucker Middle School's Certified Employee of the Year!
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. Adult
work. But still treats us like we're kids. So we can make mistakes and not feel
bad and try again...and in the end we've done "real" work...adult 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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