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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!

Every Child Needs a Dad They Can Count On
Click on the heading above to see important information about fathering from the National Center for Fathering

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.

Young Scholars Program
A national scholarships sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Eligibility: Current low-income, high academic achievement 7th graders
Deadline: April 14, 2015

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 Friday, March 27th at Sterret Hall. Advance tickets cost $7.00.

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

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

Live Pride Newsnew
Issue #8 - March 19, 2015

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

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

Yaschik Service Above Self Award


Congratulations to Ms. Carolyn Anderson, recipient of the Yaschik Service Before Self Award for the month of February.  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.  Ms. Anderson is the CTE teacher and the coach of the Lightning Steppers.


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. 
math bowl

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.


Congratulations to Frank Jefferson, Nathaniel Rock, and Cathy Young who were recognized for their invaluable contributions to JZMS by GCA Services.  Pictured above (left to right) are GCA employee Robert Hood, Frank Jefferson, Cathy Young, Nathaniel Rock, and Mike Johnson, GCA District Manager for CCSD.

They've Done it Again!!

Congratulations to the Lightning Steppers for bringing home another 1st place trophy!  They competed in a show on Saturday, March 7th in Sumter, SC. The Lemira Elementary School hosted the show at Sumter High School where the Lightning Steppers competed against E.L.Wright Middle School from Columbia,SC., Prep Squad from Greenville,SC, Rhythm Phi Soul Step Team from Charlotte,NC, and YADA Step Team from Irmo,SC.

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


Principal for a Day

principal for a day

Mr. Michael Halasz, a Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank in Charleston, was "Principal for a Day" on Thursday, March 5th.  He is pictured above with JZMS Principal, Mr. Jacob Perlmutter.

Principal's List Honorees
city hall honorees

Congratulations to the 1st semester Principal's List students who were honored at the North Charleston City Hall on February 26th.

Lightning Steppers Step Up to Another 1st Place Win!

Congratulations to the Lightning Steppers for their 1st place win at Burke High School on February 23rd!
step team

6th Grade Awards Assembly

Congratulations to the 6th graders who were recognized for their hard work during the 2nd quarter and 1st semester grading period.  Pictured below are the 1st semester Principal's List award winners (top photo) and the 2nd quarter Principal's List award winners (bottom photo).
1st semester principal's list

2nd quarter principal's list

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 exceptional children teacher. 


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 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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