September 2016  
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Welcome to the 2016-2017 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.

School hours are 8:10am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

Front office hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday.

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 3:00 in the afternoon. Thank you.

Check This Out!

He Passes the Ball to a Teammate and Gooooooaal!!!!
Help Mr. Crankfield and the JZMS Soccer Team get regulation soccer goals and soccer balls for the team.  Click on the heading above to donate to this awesome Donors Choose project today!!!

Lady Lightning Volleyball Schedule
Next game is Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30pm at JZMS.

Lightning Football Schedule
Next game of the season is Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30pm at Old Stall High School.

Shannon's Hope
Register for Shannon's Hope, a bereavement camp for kids. Camp is October 8-9, 2016.  Contact Mr. Brooks, guidance counselor, at 843-207-3078 or for more information or assistance.

South Carolina Online Colleges and Universities Guide
Overview of online programs offered by SC colleges and universities.

Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Lowcountry Orphan Relief is in need of help with getting donations of all sizes of gently used uniforms and gently used everyday clothing items for all ages ranging from K-12.

Lightning Gazette
Student newspaper; current issue is September 2016.

Would you Like to Be a Hero?
Click on the heading above to find out how.

For Dads
Click on the heading above to see important information about fathering from the National Center for Fathering and other sources.

What's Happening

JZMS 6th grader Jasmine King listens to a Lambs Elementary 1st grader read.  6th grade students from JZMS visited Lambs on Tuesday, September 27th as part of JZMS's "Walk to Read" literacy program.

Donuts for Dad

JZMS kicked off a new year of its Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program with a "Donuts for Dad" celebration on Thursday, September 22nd.  The event included breakfast as well as presentations by special guests from the North Charleston Fire Department, the North Charleston Police Department, the Charleston Air Force Base Bomb Squad team, and the Charleston Battery.  The events was organized by Mr. Dwayne Crankfield, Zucker's Parent Advocate.  A HUGE thank you to Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, and Publix for donating the breakfast.  Pictured below is 6th grader Emery Alston with his dad.  To see more pictures, click on the heading above.  Also, be sure to check out this video of the event taken by the Charleston Battery:

Caught Reading!
caught reading

Teacher of the Year  

Congratulations to Ms. Angela Taylor, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Taylor teaches 8th grade ELA.

Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Whitten, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2016-2017 Rookie Teacher of the Year! Ms. Whitten teaches 8th grade Science.

Certified Employee of the Year


Congratulations to Mr. Kendall White, Jerry Zucker Middle School's 2016-2017 Certified Employee of the Year! Mr. White is a physical education teacher (formerly, a student concerns specialist).

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. Adultwork. But still treats us like we're kids. So we can make mistakes and not feelbad 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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