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January 2, 2018




Welcome back and Happy New Year!  This is a reminder that Tuesday January 2 we will operate on a two hour delay as communicated by WCPSS on the local media outlets and social media.  Students may begin to arrive at 9:45am.  Classes begin at 10:15am.



Please join us for the PTA Meeting that will be held January 9 at 3:30pm.



Winter Greetings Cougar Families!!!.....just a quick reminder to shop AMAZON this season and help raise funds for the ZMS PTA!! Just click on the following link:  Share the link with family and friends and encourage them to support the PTA!!



The My Energy Kit Challenge is an energy-saving drive that has a goal to save 10 million kilowatt hours worth of energy with the help of all participating schools.  Through this program, the families and staff at our school are invited to sign up for free home energy efficiency kits (“Energy Kits”) to have delivered to your homes.  Duke Energy surveys have been distributed to all ZMS students and need to be returned to their 1st period teachers by next week.  OR To request your FREE kit and credit our school:  Go to  Our school also raises funds in this effort by the amount of requests received.



WCPSS bus rider families are now able to use a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.   Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop.  You can sign up for Here Comes the Bus at  You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.



WCPSS created an invaluable new resource for your child to ensure that he or she is successful in Math 1! The NC Math 1 Student Support Site is designed for you to help your child stay on track while offering you resources to help him or her with homework.   We encourage you to take advantage of the NC Math 1 Student Support Site via your student’s login to our Canvas website. Once you have logged in to Canvas, click on the tile that says "NC Math 1 Student Support Site" to access the support resources.   Detailed information was sent home with all Math I students.



This is just a reminder regarding carpool.  Please drop off students prior to 8:15 am in carpool located at the back of the school.  After 8:15am students are considered tardy and should be checked in at the main office with a parent.  All check-outs should conclude before 2:30pm.   Please do not drop off students in front of the cafeteria or by the trailers for safety reasons.



Have a great week COUGARS!




Candis Jones, Principal




January 9      PTA Meeting

January 8      Drop/Add Period

January 11    FCCLA Dinner

January 11    Magnet Theme Showcase @ 6

January 15    Holiday (No school for students)

January 18    Poetry Slam 2nd & 6th period

January 19    End of Quarter 2

January 19    Piano Recital QTR 2 2nd & 4th period

January 22    Teacher Workday (No school for students)

January 24    Winter Sports Pictures

January 25    6-8 Parent Meeting w/ Guidance Counselors

February 2     Report Cards QTR 2 and SM 1