•  How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Students in Ms. Muehleisen's class are learning about plants by growing them. The class received a hydroponic farm stand through a Whole Foods Garden Grant.  After planting seedlings and watering them weekly, the class's efforts have paid off as the garden is now in full bloom with different varieties of lettuce, kale, and herbs. Ms. Muehleisen says that her students even tried some of the lettuce, but it wasn't their favorite.  They did, however, enjoy the smoothies they made using kale and fresh fruit. 

    Pictured on the headline page are Sherlin and Arkiel. In the photo below, Vance helps plant seedlings in the hydroponic farm stand. To see more photos, visit the Photo Gallery.

     photo of student with a hydroponic farm stand 

     Holly-Jolly Career Fest

    We had our annual schoolwide career day event - Holly Jolly Career Fest - on Friday, December 17th from 8:30-11:30am.  Local professionals from a variety of career sectors presented information to students.Our annual career days expose our students to various career opportunities, which we hope will encourage them to take full advantage of all the educational opportunities available to them.Shout out to the career day committee, especially CTE teacher Ms. Gerideau-Grant and guidance counselor Ms. Lotts, for an exceptional event.Thank you to all the professionals who took time to speak to our students.To see photos from the event, visit the Photo Gallery.  To see a list of presenters, see this document.

     photo of career day speaker

    Muffins with Mom

    We hosted our annual Muffins With Mom event on Thursday, December 16th from 8:30-10:00am in the cafeteria. Female role models in our students' lives, including mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, teachers and others, attended the popular event.  The morning's festivities included a performance of holiday favorites by the JZMS Band under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Yeager, a holiday music-themed bingo game, and a gift wrapping contest.  Lowcountry Food Bank distributed bags of fresh fruits and vegetables.  The event, which had an attendance of approximately 300 parents and students, was organized by Mr. Dwayne Crankfield, Zucker's Parent Advocate. Thank you to Krispy Kreme for donating donuts and thank you to the parents and teachers who donated gift baskets: Ms. Gale, Ms. Pringle, Ms. Grant, Nurse Johnson, and Mr. Putnam.

     To see photos of the event, visit the Photo Gallery.

     photo of parents and students at Muffins wth Mom event

    ATI Partners with ZMS for Day of Caring

    Twelve volunteers from ATI (Advanced Technology International) partnered with ZMS for Trident United Way's Day of Caring on Friday, November 19th. The volunteers painted the wall ball, planted trees that were donated through a grant from PalmettoPride, and pulled weeds in the raised flower bed.  To see more photos from the event, visit the Photo Gallery.

    photo of two students planting a tree

    Student Enjoy Donuts With Dads

    Our 6th Annual "Donuts With Dads" event was held on Thursday, November 18th. Fathers, father-figures, mothers, grandparents, family members, and mentors were invited to join us in the cafeteria from 8:30-10am and enjoy donuts and drinks. The morning's program included a performance by the Zucker Band under the direction of Dr. Yeager (see photo below). The Lowcountry Food Bank gave away bags of food.  The North Charleston Fire Department brought a fire truck for students and families to tour and a medevac helicopter was there briefly before flying off to an emergency.  The event was organized by Dwayne Crankfield, Zucker's Parent Advocate.  Visit the Photo Gallery on this website to see pictures from the event.  

    photo of Zucker Band performing at Donuts With Dads event 

    These Spellers Are Un-bee-lievable!

    Twenty-four students competed in the schoolwide spelling bee, which was held on Wednesday, November 17th in the library.  Eighth grader Aaliyah Spencer was declared the winner after nine rounds when she correctly spelled the word "caverns." The top six spellers will compete in the Cops Spelling Bee at North Charleston City Hall on December 7th.  Aaliyah will compete in the Charleston County School District Bee in January (date and time to be announced).  Congratulations to our six finalists:

    1st Place - Aaliyah Spencer (8th grade)

    2nd Place - Adriana Watson (6th grade)

    3rd Place - Taliyah Nelson (6th grade)

    4th Place - Dana Brown (7th grade)

    5th Place - José Perez-Tanner (8th grade) & Julia Rodriguez (6th grade)

     Pictured below (left to right): Taliyah, Adriana, and Aaliyah.

    photo of top three spellers

    Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

     Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

    The month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at JZMS ended with a special PBIS event that had a Hispanic Heritage theme.  Students and teachers who attended the celebration played the games Lotteria and musical chairs and also listened to Latin American music.  The celebration was organized by ESOL teacher Ms. Best and the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions Support) team.

    Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

     Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

    ZMS celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 25-29.  Red Ribbon Week is held annually the last week in October and is a national drug abuse prevention campaign.  Throughout the week, ZMS students and staff participated in themed dress down days.  There was also a daily trivia question on the ZMS morning news program.  For more information about Red Ribbon Week, visit this website: https://www.redribbon.org/.  To see pictures of students and staff participating in the dress down days, visit the Red Ribbon Week Photo Gallery