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   Apr 27 2015 at 09:00 AM
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   Apr 28 2015
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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/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.

Important Notice to Parents/Guardians of Our 8th Grade Students

All 8th grade students are required to have a completed Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) before the end of this school year. The high school he or she attends will use this IGP to help make decisions regarding course selection, career choices and other matters. Completion of the IGP requires about a 30 minute meeting with the student, a parent(s), and the school’s guidance counselor. Please call Mr. Brooks at 207-3078 or Mr. Memminger at 207-3010 to arrange a day and time to complete this IGP. All students will receive a certificate for a Domino’s Pizza once their IGP has been completed!

Check This Out!

I-26 Alt Public Meetings
Click on the heading above for more information regarding a proposed transit alternative between Charleston and Summerville.

Upward Bound Program
College-prep program for rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) offered by The College of Charleston.

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

Exploratory Team Member of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Berryhill, Exploratory Team Member of the Month for March/April 2015. Click on the heading above for the details.

Health Rocks!
Healthy living initiative for young adults ages 8-14.

ACT Aspire State Assessment Information for Parents

Students will be taking the ACT Aspire test this spring.  Click on the heading above for more information.

Summer 2015 Opportunities for Students
It's not too early to begin making plans for summer.  Registration deadlines are coming up soon.  Click on the above link for more information. 

Step Team Schedule of Shows
Next show is Saturday, May 2nd at 3pm at Westwood High School in Blythewood, SC.

WZMS Spotlight Award
Current spotlight is on Mr. Romano, JZMS Band Director.

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

Live Pride News
Issue #8 - March 19, 2015


What's Happening

Cooking Matters

On Thursday, April 23rd, Zucker's Communities in Schools specialist, Mr. Will Thompson, organized a Cooking Matters Store Tour for Zucker parents and guardians.  The event was sponsored by the LowCountry
Food Bank and took place at the Food Lion on Dorchester Road.  Parents and guardians of Zucker students were able to go the grocery store and learn more about food groups, healthy eating and smart pricing.  They were given a challenge: create a meal with $10.  The Low Country Food Bank provided $10 gift cards for the challenge, and families went shopping!  Overall it was a great experience. Everyone learned some new information and tips throughout the event.
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​ ​YoArt Collaborates with CTE Classes

Ms. Anderson's 8th grade Computer Applications class recently completed an eleven-week course in Fashion Design. The course was partnered with YoArt Inc. YoArt serves the youth in twelve lowcountry public schools and helps students to broaden their horizon in the field of media arts programming.  The students had fun learning the computer skills for the  INSCAPE FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM to design models of different fabrics, patterns and themes. Pictured below are members of the class that completed their Mood Boards and presented to the class on April 17, 2015. We would like to thank our instructors Ms.Dominique Asuncion and Mr. Obed Danjoint.
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Ms. Anderson's 7th grade Keyboarding class also completed an eleven-week program with YoArt, Inc. Students used Adobe Photoshop to manipulate a photo by incorporating texture, editing,and adding artistic touches like a pro. The theme this year was "My Future Looks Like!!" They composed their photos and shared awesome stories about their future outlook. They made their photos come alive.  
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Mr. & Miss Lightning Pageant
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Congratulations to 7th graders Quinton Adams and Anaj Lewis for being named Mr. & Miss Lightning.  To see photos from the event, click on the heading above.

Step Team Still Stepping Up to 1st Place

The "Lightning" Steppers won their sixth 1st place trophy on Friday, March 27th at Sterret Hall. This award granted the Steppers an invitation to perform at North Charleston High School on May 8th at 6:00 p.m. for halftime entertainment at SLAM FEST. The Steppers have one more competition to go this season, in ATLANTA on April 18th. The team is also performing at Hursey Elementary on Friday, April 10th for their Talent & Fashion Show and on Saturday, April 11th at Zucker's Mister & Miss Lightning Pageant.

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Students Explore Publishing World Through Literary Magazine

Students in Mr. Erik Hilden's Z-period class are producing a literary magazine entitled Zuckerbook and at the same time are experiencing what it's like to be on the staff of a small publication.  Click on the heading above to see the full story.  If you would like to help this worthy project, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/lm0al4.
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Yaschik Service Above Self Award

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Congratulations to Mrs. Mary Knox, recipient of the Yaschik Service Above Self Award for the month of March.  The award is given each month to a JZMS faculty, staff, or parent who goes above and beyond for the benefit of the Zucker community.  Mrs. Knox is Zucker's secretary/bookkeeper.



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Zucker Wins Middle School Math Bowl

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our newly crowned champion math bowl teams!!!  Zucker Middle School won the over-all middle school division of the Innovation Zone Learning Community math bowl on Saturday, March 14th.  This was our debut performance in this event.  We are incredibly proud of our students and their coaches- Mrs. Jenkins-Scott, Mrs. Mosseri, and Mr. Aiello. 
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Pictured above, left to right, are Godwins Tuhishime, Kory Singleton, Kenny Coronel, Jalynn Henryhand, Matthew White, Aydan Kapinos, Leslie Coronado Hernandez, Solomon Adams, Alyssa Kapinos, Quinton Adams, Hannah Garcia-Desa, and Guadalupe Chavez-Gutierrez.

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Congratulations to Coach Blackley and the Lightning Basketball team for not only placing 1st in the regular season but also winning the play-offs!

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Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kendra Jenkins-Scott! Mrs. Jenkins-Scott teachers 7th grade math.  Congratulations also to Mr. Mark Romano, Band Director, who is a Teacher of the Year finalist.

 

Rookie Teacher of the Year

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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

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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. 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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