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Color Guard Tryouts
May 20-24 - for students planning to attend Garrett Academy in the fall
JZMS Summer Explorers Science Enrichment Camp
Camping & Kayaking Trips 2013
photos from the trips
We Ride to Read!
video created by Ms. Smilowitz, Math Instructional Coordinator.
Lightning Track & Field
Be sure to check out the Guidance Department page (see Quick Links, above right) for important information to help students succeed.
Students 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.
IGP Information for 8th Grade Parents
The Education and Economic Development Act or EEDA requires all 8th
grade students to develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) before
entering the 9th grade. Please click on the heading above to see
important information from Ms. Tolley, 8th grade guidance counselor,
regarding the IGP process. For more information from Ms. Tolley, refer to her Guidance page.
Save the Date - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science is pleased to announce the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony which will take place at R. B. Stall High School Gymnasium on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. 8th grade students must arrive at Stall High School no later than 6:30 p.m. R. B. Stall High School is located at 3625 Ashley Phosphate Road. Due to the capacity limits of the Stall High School gymnasium, each student can only be accompanied by four (4) guests. We will be strictly enforcing this number of guests, as unfortunately we are unable to accommodate more people. Required attire for the evening will be:
Girls - Dress or skirt/slacks and blouse; dress/casual shoes (no flip-flops).
Boys - Collared shirt and dress pants; dress/casual shoes (no flip-flops). A jacket and tie are optional.
No jeans, t-shirts or sneakers.
Dress code guidelines for length and coverage apply.
We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you and your child. Please contact the school at 843-767-8383 should you have further questions.
Congratulations to Dacie Wingo for winning first place at the Jerry Zucker Middle School Invention Convention on Friday, May 18th. Dacie's winning invention is the Gel Band which prevents the wearer of the band from getting bruises when wearing uncomfortable headphones. Second place winner was Kia'Mora Giles for her Lotion Portion invention. Briaca Jackson and Alex Rivera were tied for third place. Briaca's invention is the Talky Locky, and Alex's invention is the Tech Book. Honorable mention awards went to Martin Miranda for his Gel Comb, Seth Rivers for his Book Stand, and Samuel Velasco Santiago for his Alarm Shirt. All the winning students are 6th graders, except for Samuel who is a 7th grader. A total of 34 students participated in the Invention Convention. The Invention Convention was sponsored by Ms. Morgan Bell, 7th grader science teacher, and Ms. Mary Katherine Cox, 6th grader science teacher. Pictured below is Dacie Wingo with her Gel Band. To see more photos and information about the winning inventions, click on the heading above.
Soccer Team Named Season Champs!
Congratulations to the Lightning Soccer Team and their coach, Mr. Brasher, for being named the regular season champions in the North Charleston Recreation Department Co-ed Middle School League. The Lightning Soccer will play for the league championship this evening at the Danny Jones Field. The game begins at 6:00 p.m.
Relay for Life
Congratulations to Ms. Schey's home room for donating the most money to Relay for Life! As a school we raised a total of $452.43. The top home rooms were Ms. Schey's ($104.77), Mr. Irwin's ($84.06), and Ms. Guider's ($44.60). Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy cause.
Congratulations to the students and coaches who were honored at the sports banquet on Wednesday, May 1st. Pictured below is the football team with coaches Mr. Blackley, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Davis. To see more photos from the banquet, click on the heading above.
Miss Lightning Pageant
Congratulations to 6th grader Tilayah Bennett for winning the first annual Miss Lightning Pageant on May 2nd. First runner up was Diamonique Brown, second runner up was Ayleen Galvan, and third runner up was Cyncier McCray. All four ladies who competed in the pageant are 6th graders. The event was organized by Mrs. Page-Dawson, 6th grade guidance counselor, Ms. Tolley, 8th grade guidance counselor, Ms. Anderson, Computer Teacher, and Mr. McCullough, Exceptional Children teacher assistant. The award-winning Lightning Steppers, coached by Ms. Anderson, performed during the pageant. Shown in the photo below (left to right) are Tilayah, Cyncier, Ayleen and Diamonique. To see more photos from the pageant, click on the heading above.
TriCounty Youth Service Day 2013
On Friday, April 26 fifteen 7th and 8th grade students along with Communities in Schools Student Support Specialists Ms. Jenna DeLuca and Mr. Will Thompson participated in TriCounty Youth Service Day. They walked to Lambs Elementary School to read in small groups to the enitre 1st grade. The students who participated in the event include Jalen Bethea, Chanel Clarke, RaQuan Cobbs, Jessica Dean, Charles Gathers, Shakeria Isaac, Christian Mack, Christopher Mack, Unique Nelson, D'Mario Ray, Jada Speights, Zhaikwuan Taylor-Walker, Diamond Varner, Tanzania Williams and Tanjanye Young. For more information on TriCounty Youth Service Day, click on the heading above. To see more photos from the visit to Lambs Elementary, click here.
Teacher of the Year
to Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Ms.
Shorace Guider! Ms. Guider is a 7th grade ELA teacher. The other
finalists for the Teacher of the Year were Ms. Kelly Rhyne, Ms. Kate
Seitz, and Mr. Benjamin Yelm. 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.
Kala Ladson, 7th grader. For more photos of students and staff "caught reading" click on the heading above the photo.
Rookie Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Christina Webb, Jerry Zucker Middle School's Rookie Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Webb teaches 8th grade math.
Certified Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Iris Gethers-Fields, Jerry Zucker Middle School's Certified Employee of the Year! Ms. Gethers-Fields was one of three employees voted on by colleagues for the honor. The other two finalists were Mrs. Debra Hamel and Mr. James Davis. Click on the heading above to see a powerpoint presentation about the Certified Employee of the Year and the two finalists.
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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