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Teacher of the Year Nominees Announced
teacher of the year nominees

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year nominees (pictured above): Ms. Carie Dixon, Exceptional Children Educator; Mr. Jack Sanders, 6th Grade Math Teacher; and Ms. Amy Buckheister, 6th Grade ELA Teacher. We are so fortunate to have these outstanding educators working at our school!

Spring is in the Air!
7th grade bulletin board

JZMS teachers and students have really outdone themselves with their spring bulletin boards.  Bulletin boards are updated quarterly, and this spring each team has created a bulletin board that is not only eye-catching but also inspirational and motivational for students and teachers alike.  Pictured above is the 7th grade team's bulletin board.  For more photos, see the photo gallery at left.

Beautiful Homemade Cupcakes!
cupcakes

These beautiful homemade cupcakes were donated for our Spring Dance on March 23, 2017 by our new and wonderful business partner Live Oak Consultants (LOC).  We are so fortunate to have them working with us. Pictured above are LOC employees Ms. Rebecca Sherman and Mr. David Granger.

Women in Aviationaviation

On Tuesday, March 21st, three 8th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the annual Women in Aviation Career Day at Joint Base Charleston.  The event, which is designed for middle and high school females, brings education, awareness, and focus to students on Air Force opportunities in aviation. This field trip was organized by Ms. Lotts, JZMS guidance counselor, and chaperoned by Mr. Crankfield, parent advocate. Here's what the Zucker students had to say about the field trip: "Today was my best field trip ever."  "I was really inspired."  "I hope I will be able to come back!" Pictured above are Yasmeen El-Amin, Leslie Coronado Hernandez, Alyssa Kapinos, and Mr. Crankfield.  For more photos, see the photo gallery at left.

Cooking Matterscooking matters

On Wednesday, March 15th, several parents started the first Cooking Matters nutrition and cooking class for parents at JZMS.  The Lowcountry Food Bank has partnered with Jerry Zucker to provide these Nutrition and Cooking classes once a week for the next 7 weeks.  The classes will be located in room 136 every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  For more information contact Mr. Crankfield at (843) 767-8383 or dwayne_crankfield@charleston.k12.sc.us.  See the photo gallery at left for more photos from the first Cooking Matters class.

Stingrays Visitstingrays

Two players from the South Carolina Stingrays Hockey Team (goalie Steven Summeryhays and defenseman Joey Leach) visited Zucker on March 8th. They were accompanied by Mackenzie Farmery, Stingrays Community Relations Manager.  The players visited several classrooms and spoke with students about their experiences on and off the skating rink.  Students had the opportunity to ask questions, have their picture taken with the players and get both players' autographs.  The visit by the players was part of the South Carolina Stingrays' community outreach efforts. The Stingrays organization sponsors a Hat Trick for Reading program which gives students in grades K-8 an opportunity to earn a free ticket to a Stingrays game by reading.  For more photos, see the photo gallery at left.