Let's Go Jerry Zucker !

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.

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Pink Out
Wear pink on Friday, October 28, 2016 to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Artistically Gifted & Talented Nomination

CCSD is now accepting nominations for the Artistically Gifted & Talented program.  Students in grades 3-7 may be nominated. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016. Click on the above heading for more information.

Kids Day at Charleston Southern University
Saturday, October 29, 2016.  11:45am.

Color of Justice Event
Saturday, November 12, 2016.  9:00am-1:00pm.  For middle and high school students interested in a law career.

Treat Walk
October 31, 2016 - 5-8pm - Park Circle. Sponsored by North Charleston Fire Department.

SC State University Youth Service Day
November 12, 2016. Deadline for permission slip and payment is October 28, 2016.  Limited to 40 students - first come first served.  Se Ms. Anderson for more information.

There's an App for That
Help us get some iPad accessories. Click on the heading above to donate to this Donors Choose project today.

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!!!

Lightning Football Schedule
Date and time of next game are TBA.

Lady Lightning Volleyball Schedule

Next game is the playoffs on Tuesday, October 25th.  Time and location are TBA.

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

Our School Rocks!

Our School Rocks!
Congratulations to JZMS on being the first recipients of the Our School Rocks! Award.  Pictured above are JZMS Principal Jacob Perlmutter (right) with Dr. Joseph Williams, Executive Director of Middle Schools for Charleston County School District.

Making Engineering Cool Again


On October 18th, a group of engineers from Boeing brought their education outreach program Make Engineering Cool Again (MECA) to Zucker. Engineers gave fun, interactive presentations to students to stimulate their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. In the picture above, 8th graders Toddjenai McClain and Danyen Richardson, students in Ms. Carolyn Anderson's Google Basics class, participate in an activity to demonstrate thrust and drag.

Career Skills

Students in Ms. Anderson's Career Skills class are learning administrative duties and responsibilities. These students serve as teacher assistants to JZMS teachers five days a week during z-period. Pictured above are Ms. Anderson with the TAs.

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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