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Welcome to the 2013-2014 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 and ends at 4:10.  For more information, contact the front office at 843-767-8383. 

Check This Out!

Mr. & Miss Lightning Pageant
May 17, 2014

Forensic Science Camp
Offered by The STEM Center at The Citadel.  Registrations ends May 20, 2014.

Charleston County Dept. of Recreation Summer Camps
Variety of camp opportunities for students ages 5-16.

Roper St. Francis SCRUBS Program
Information about the SCRUBS Healthcare Mentor Program, SCRUBS Health Careers Camp and SCRUBS "U" Student Program.

Mentor Appreciation Celebration
April 24th at Academic Magnet High School.

Charleston Youth Leadership Summer Camp
Application deadline is April 25th.

JZMS Band Celebrates Urban Birds
Click on the heading above to see how!

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.

What's Happening

 attentionStudents 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.




6th graders Ryanne Seabrook, Nakleh Villasenor, Makaila Cohen, Diana Acosta Lomeli and Anaj Lewis enjoy the two-day camping trip on Wadmalaw, April 10-11.

Clean Cities Sweep

clean cities sweep

Students in Mr. Gran'ts 8th grade Social Studies class participate in the Clean Cities Sweep by picking up trash around the school campus on Friday, April 11th.  Click on the heading above for more information on the Clean Cities Sweep.  To see more pictures, click here.


7th grader Martin Duque Montano gets a little help from Mr. White, Student Concerns Specialist, as he transitions between classes. 

Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to Mrs. Carolyn Anderson, Ms. Katy Benning, Mrs. Kendra Jenkins-Scott, Mrs. Kelly Rhyne, Mr. Jack Sanders and Mrs. Angela Taylor who are the nominees for the 2014-2015 JZMS Teacher of the Year.
  Mrs. Anderson is the computer technology education teacher.  Ms. Benning is a reading specialist. Mrs. Jenkins-Scott teaches 7th grade math.  Mrs. Rhyne is an exceptional children teacher.  Mr. Sanders is a 6th grade resource teacher. Mrs. Taylor teaches 8th grade ELA.

Mrs. AndersonMs. BenningMrs. Jenkins-Scott
Mrs. Anderson         Ms. Benning      Mrs. Jenkins-Scott
Mrs. RhyneMr. SandersMrs. Taylor
Mrs. Rhyne            Mr. Sanders          Mrs. Taylor

Walk to Read

walk to read
Twenty 6th graders from Mr. Sanders', Mr. Smith's and Ms. Benning's reading classes walked to Lambs Elementary on Friday, March 28th to read to 1st grade students. To see pictures from the visit, click on the heading above.

JZMS Band Awarded Grant from S.C. Arts Commission

Congratulations to the JZMS Band and Band Director Mr. Mark Romano for receiving a grant from the S.C. Arts Commission to purchase sheet music for the band.  For more information about the grant, click on the heading above.

8th Graders Take On Stingrays in Floor Hockey Game

Students in Ms. Alyssa Grogan’s 8th grade homeroom at Jerry Zucker Middle School, cheered on by their classmates and teachers, played a game of floor hockey against the Stingrays Hockey Team on Tuesday, March 26th. The Stingrays mascot Cool Ray also made an appearance at the game. Ms. Grogan’s homeroom earned the privilege of taking on the Stingrays by reading the most pages during the Stingrays Stick to Reading Challenge, a six-week program in which all 8th graders participated. The game, which lasted about an hour, ended with the 8th graders defeating the Stingrays 10-9.  Click on the heading above to see photos of the game. 


Operation Get Smart
get smart
6th graders listen to inmates from the South Carolina Department of Corrections tell their stories about how they ended up in prison and how their lives could have been different if they had made good decisions and had positive goals.  Click on the heading above for more information about Operation Get Smart, a crime prevention/public awareness program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Career Fashion Show

Students from Garrett Academy of Technology presented a "Career Fashion Show" in the cafeteria during each grade level lunch on Friday, March 21st. The students were dressed in attire that represented each of the career clusters including Architecture & Construction; Arts, A/V Technology & Communications; Education & Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. Click on the heading above to see more photos from the Career Fashion Show.  For more information about Garrett Academy of Technology, visit their web site at

  Teacher of the Year ms. guider

Congratulations 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

mrs. webbCongratulations 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

ms. gethersCongratulations 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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