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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.

Attention 8th graders!

High school applications are due on the following dates:

December 18 - Charleston Charter School for Math & Science

January 9 - School of the Arts

Check This Out!

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Check out this video featuring JZMS students!

November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Exploratory Team Member of the Month
Congratulations to Mr. Mark Romano, JZMS Band Director, for being named the Exploratory Team Member of the Month!

WZMS Spotlight Award
Current spotlight is on Mr. Grant, 8th grade social studies teacher.

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

Live Pride Newsnew
Issue #4 - November 14, 2014

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

What's Happening

Day of Caring

Employees from SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority) and CIS (Communities in Schools) spent the day at Jerry Zucker Middle School on Friday, November 14, 2014 as they participated in Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. They installed a giant “Be the Spark” mural over one of the school’s stairways and painted “Enter to Learn” and “Exit to Serve” murals in the school’s lobby. In the afternoon, they worked with Zucker’s pre-engineering teacher and his classes on a Marshmallow Challenge activity and also talked to students about careers in engineering and program/project management.  The Day of Caring at Zucker Middle was coordinated by Mr. Will Thompson, Zucker’s Communities in Schools Student Support Specialist.  Thank you to SCRA for donating all the supplies for the day’s activities.  Click on the heading above for more information and to see photos.


Honoring Our Veterans

Students in Mrs. Rhyne's class made a card for Mr. Grant to honor him on Veteran's Day.  Mr. Grant served in the Phillipines in 1982 and in the Gulf in 1988 and 1991.  He is the 8th grade Social Studies teacher.


Gifted & Talented chalk art

GT students in Ms. Carasik's z-period class worked together to create visual representations of why being gifted and talented is a positive attribute. They created a smart art graffiti walkway in the courtyard.  To see more pictures of the smart art, visit the GT webpage.  For more information about CCSD's GT program, click on the heading above.


Congratulations to the 8th grade students who were recognized for their 1st quarter achievements at an assembly on Thursday, November 13th.  Pictured below are the A/B Honor Roll students.  Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Congratulations to the 7th grade students who were recognized for their 1st quarter achievements at an assembly on Monday, November 10th.  Pictured below are the A/B Honor Roll students.  Click on the photo to enlarge it.

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Congratulations to the 6th grade students who were recognized for their 1st quarter achievements at an assembly on Friday, November 7th.  Pictured below are the A/B Honor Roll students (first photo) and the Principal's List students (second photo).  Click on each photo to enlarge it.

honor roll

principal's list

Red Ribbon Week

Congratulations to Ms. Gregory's Z-period class for winning the Red Ribbon Week door contest! Ms. Gregory's class got to enjoy a pizza party on Wednesday, November 5th as their prize.  Click on the heading above to see a picture of the winning door.

pizza party

Happy Halloween!


8th grade teachers Mrs. Mosseri and Ms. Grogan dressed as students for Halloween.  To see more photos of teachers and staff in Halloween garb, check out the Halloween 2014 Photo Gallery.

Spooktacular Concert

Students who earned Gold Cards for exhibiting PRIDE during the first quarter were invited to attend a Spooktacular concert in the cafeteria the afternoon of October 31st.  The concert was performed by the ZMS Band under the direction of Mr. Mark Romano.

National Bullying Prevention Month

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JZMS faculty and staff wore orange on Wednesday, October 22nd to show their solidarity against bullying.  October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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6th graders in Mr. Thompson's Girls Group stand united against bullying.

Yaschik Service Before Self Award

Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Macomber, Mrs. Angela Taylor, and Mr. Patrick Maybank who were recently recognized as the recipients of a Yaschik Service Before Self Award.  The award is given monthly to a JZMS teacher or staff person who has demonstrated selflessness in his/her effort to make our world a better place.  The award is made possible by funding from the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation. Pictured below are Ms. Macomber (top) and Mrs. Taylor (bottom).


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."    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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