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Welcome to the 2014-2015 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.

The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:10 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 come into the front office and sign them in.  Also, we do not sign out students after 3:30 in the afternoon.  Thank you.

Attention 8th graders!

High school applications are due on the following dates:

November 1 - Garrett, Advanced Placement Academy at Burke, Military Magnet
November 21 - Academic Magnet
December 18 - Charleston Charter School for Math & Science
January 9 - School of the Arts

Check This Out!

Red Ribbon Week
October 23-31, 2014

iPads
Zucker is an iPad 1:1 school!  Click on the heading above for details.

Lightning Football Schedule
Next game is Wednesday, October 22nd.

Live Pride News
Issue #3 - October 14, 2014

VFW Patriots Pen Essay Writing Contest
Deadline for entries is November 1, 2014.

Order Your JZMS 2014-2015 Yearbook Today!
Click on the heading above for an order form or visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to pay with a credit card, Pay Pal or E-check. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kendra Jenkins-Scott at kendra_jenkins@charleston.k12.sc.us.

Summer Bridge Camp Video
JZMS first annual Summer Bridge Camp to prepare rising 6th graders for middle school.



What's Happening

pink out

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, students, teachers and staff were encouraged to wear a pink shirt and accessories on Friday, October 17th. Pictured below is 7th grader Tymere Brown.  To see more photos, click on the heading above.

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Students in Ms. Metcalf's 6th grade social studies class tuck magical figures and symbols into the wrapping of the mummy (classmate Deavon Davis) they just prepared for burial. The students have been learning about ancient Egypt.  To see more photos of the mummy, visit Ms. Metcalf's class page.

Boeing Makes Engineering Cool Again

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a group of engineers from Boeing brought their new education outreach program called Make Engineering Cool Again (MECA) to Zucker. Engineers gave fun, interactive presentations to students to stimulate their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. This is the first time Boeing presented MECA in South Carolina.  In the photo below, 8th graders Ayleen Galvan, Taniah German, and Brandon Borrero try out a balloon activity.


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Walk to Read

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8th grader Isaac Funderburk reads to 1st graders in Ms. Wiker's class at Lambs Elementary School.  Ronald was one of eleven 8th graders from Zucker who walked to Lambs Elementary on October 16th to read to 1st grade students.  Click on the heading above for more information about Zucker's Walk to Read outreach program.

Alyssa's SS Project

6th grader Alyssa Kapinos shows off the cake diorama she created for her project in Mr. Aiello's Social Studies class.  To see more projects, visit Mr. Aiello's web page.

JUNIOR SCHOLARS

8th grade students qualify to take the PSAT to try to become a SC Junior Scholar by scoring either Proficient or Advanced on BOTH the ELA and Math portions of last year's PASS test. Congratulations are in order for the students (listed below) who accomplished this. They qualified to take the PSAT here at school on Wednesday, October 15th. Those who score very well on this test will become SC Junior Scholars. The students who qualified are Jesus Alacon, Briashmel Bell, Brandon Borrero, Kayla Cannady, Guadalupe Chavez-Gutierrez, Mackenzie Cook, Samuel Ferguson, Jaelyn Gadsden, Ayleen Galvan, Matthew Greene, Harvey Hamilton. Karisma Hamilton, Caesar Jones,  Jemar Jones, Austin Llewellyn, Christopher May, Morgan McClure, Mike Mina, Ebonie Mustipher, Jose Orellana, Christina Smith, Jaelyn Thieman, Wendell Varner, Hayden Wald, Kamron Washington, David Welty, and Cameron Wilson.

Teacher of the Year
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Congratulations to Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kelly Rhyne! Mrs. Rhyne is an exceptional children teacher. 

 

Rookie Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Pelkofsky, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2014-2015 Rookie Teacher of the Year! Ms. Pelkofsky teaches 6th grade math.

Certified Employee of the Year
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Congratulations to Ms. Tricia Delice, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2014-2015 Certified Employee of the Year! Ms. Delice is a reading interventionist.

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


Jerry Zucker Middle School is included in the following national online directories:

Find the Best Public Schools
http://public-schools.findthebest.com/l/108693/Jerry-Zucker-Middle-School-of-Science

Great Schools
http://www.greatschools.org/south-carolina/north-charleston/3498-Jerry-Zucker-Middle-School-Of-Science/

K12 Academics
http://www.k12academics.com/national-directories/public-school/jerry-zucker-middle-school-science

School Digger
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/SC/schools/0144001533/school.aspx

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