August 2014  
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   Jun 09 2014 at 07:00 AM
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   Aug 12 2014
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   Aug 14 2014
   Professional Development Day
   Aug 15 2014
   First Day of School for Students
   Aug 18 2014

The front office will be open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact 843-767-8383. 


Check This Out!

JZMS Open House Night
Wednesday, August 13, 5-7 p.m.  All students and their families are welcome to come tour the school and meet the teachers.

2014-2015 Dress Code

Fire Museum Announces Free Admission
For active duty military personnel and their families.

Summer Camps & Programs
A variety of summer opportunities for students.

What's Happening

JZMS Band Earns Top Honors at Carowinds Festival of Music

Congratulations to the JZMS Band and Mr. Mark Romano, JZMS Band Director, for earning a "Superior" rating for their performance at the Carowinds Festival of Music on May 30th.  This was the first time the JZMS Band performed at the festival.  For more information about the Carowinds Festival of Music, click on the heading above.

Lady Lightning Ambassadors

Students in Ms. Mustipher's and Ms. Macomber's Lady Lightning Ambassadors class recently took a field trip to the Paul Mitchell Salon at Tanger Outlet. The Lady Lightning Ambassadors class focuses on leadership and mentoring.  The field trip was a career day opportunity for the students.
Lady Lightning Ambassadirs

Pennies for Patients

Zucker Middle School raised over $600 for the Pennies for Patients campaign. A big thank you and congratulations to Mr. Aiello and his 6th grade homeroom students. They raised the most in the school - an outstanding $146.78! They will be treated to a lunch from Olive Garden and dress-down day on Wednesday. Thanks and congratulations also to Ms. Guider and her 7th grade homeroom students, Ms. Webb and her 8th grade homeroom students, and Ms. Dixon and her DEC homeroom students for raising the most for their respective grade levels. They will also have a dress-down day on Wednesday.  For more information about Pennies for Patients, click on the heading above.  Pictured below is 6th grader Julia Guo showing the collection box she so beautifully decorated for Ms. Mustipher's homeroom.
pennies for patients

Holocaust Presentation

Students in Ms. Carasik's 6th grade Gifted & Talented class presented a special program about the Holocaust to the entire 6th grade on Tuesday, May 27th.  Students performed a short play they wrote based on the life of Holocaust survivor Eva Galler. They also spoke about several important people from the Holocaust, including Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel, and read poems about the Holocaust.  The main part of the program was devoted to the personal reminiscences of guest speaker Diny Adkins, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Holland in 1938 and resides in Charleston.  Ms. Adkins is pictured below.  Click on the heading above to see more photos from the presentation as well as the script of the play and a slideshow.
ms. adkins

Harvest Lunch

Students in Ms. Moncure's Horticulture class hosted a Harvest Lunch for their families and teachers on Friday, May 23rd.  The lunch was a celebration of the wonderful harvest of everything the class had been growing in the school garden this year.  The lunch included produce from the garden, sandwiches from EVO Pizzeria and the class's award wining strawberries and whipped cream recipe with strawberries provided from Limehouse Productions.  The garden at Zucker Middle School is a collaboration between the school and Green Heart Project, a farm-to-school project which gives students hands-on lessons in math, science and entrepreneurship.  For more information about the Zucker Garden, including photos from the Harvest Lunch, click on the heading above.
harvest lunch

Zucker Students Participate in Family Circle Cup

Tyzell Richardson is in 7th grade. He was invited to be a ball boy for one day at the Family Circle Cup and did such a good job he became one of the All Star crew working the semi-finals. Tyzell's brother, Khalid Grant, is in 8th grade. He participated in a wheelchair exhibition receiving coaching and becoming a good friend of one of the top wheelchair players in the country. He was made an honorary member of the ball crew and was given his own uniform.


        Tyzell                                      Khalid

Mr. & Miss Lightning Pageant

Congratulations to 7th grader Briashmel Bell and 6th grader Godwins Tuyishime for winning the Mr. & Miss Lightning Pageant! The other contestants included Kia' Laura Gantt, Destiny Smith, Calandra Clement, Sarah Wilt, Joshua Garrison and Jesus Verdugo Santiago. The pageant was held on Saturday, May 17th in the Zucker cafeteria. Ms. Tracy Gantt was the Mistress of Ceremonies. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Miss Lightning 2013-2014 Tilayah Bennett, T & T Productions, and the Lightning Steppers.  Pictured below are Mr. & Miss Lightning 2014-2015, Godwins Tuyishime and Briashmel Bell. Click on the heading above to see more pictures from the pageant.

​​​Teacher of the Year

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


Teacher of the Year Runner-Up
mrs. j-scott
Congratulations to Mrs. Kendra Jenkins-Scott, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2014-2105 Teacher of the Year Runner-up! Mrs. Jenkins-Scott teachers 7th grade math.

Rookie Teacher of the Year
ms. pelkofsky
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
ms. delice
Congratulations to Ms. Tricia Delice, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2014-2015 Certified Employee of the Year! Ms. Delice 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."    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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