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January 28, 2019

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Magnet Middle Families,


CONGRATULATIONS to all stakeholders of ZGTMMS!!!! We received the National Merit Award of Magnet School of Distinction 2019!!!!  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  


We are hosting an Artist in Residence program as we received a United Arts Council Grant.  She will work directly with 6th grade students and teachers.  We are so excited about this opportunity.


Quarter 2 Report Cards go home Friday February 1.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teachers and counselor.


As we continue our forward trajectory of providing the best environment for students to be academically successful, we know and recognize how integral of a role all parents and guardians play in our success.  So that we can continue to provide the absolute best to all stakeholders, please complete the following survey: (PARENT PBIS/CKH SURVEY)


Students will have the opportunity to participate in the James E. Shepard Alumni Association Annual Essay Contest.  The essay theme and other information will be available for students January 22.  Deadline to submit essays February 22.  Practice with finalists March 5th & 6th.  Essay and Speech Contest presentations by contestants March 7 @ 6:00pm.


Sent on behalf of the WCPSS Magnet Office:  Magnet Families please remember -

  1. 5th and 8th grade magnet students MUST apply to continue in a magnet middle /high school. They do have priority but they have to submit a magnet application. 
  2. Entry grade siblings of returning magnet students MUST apply. They will be seated first but they must submit a magnet application.


Please help us to remind students of the 40 Book Challenge.  Students will receive PROWL tickets for every 4 books read AND recorded on reading logs.   We will add more incentives to this.  All students should staple their reading logs in their agendas (on an old page) and bring them to the media center to be verified.



EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  


Open Up Parent Videos and Handout


Here Comes the Bus APP information:


School Messenger Texts & Email information:



January 28      SIT Meeting

January 28      James E Shephard Writing Prompt

February 1      Cougar Time

February 1      QTR 2 Report Cards

February 4      Counselor Appreciation Week

February 4      Zebulon Town Hall Meeting

February 4      ACCESS Testing Window Begins

February 5      PTA Meeting @ 5

February 7      Lunch & Learn

February 8      QTR 2 Celebration/Awards

February 11    Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 11    Club Photos

February 14    Valentine’s Day Dance 3:30-5:30

February 15    Early Release

February 18    Teacher Workday

February 19    Weather Make-Up Day (Instructional Day for students)

February 21    Book Fair through March 1

February 22    J E Shephard Contest Essays due

February 25    School Improvement Meeting

February 25    Quarter 3 Interims

February 27    WCPSS Hispanic Parent Academy

February 28    Stars in the East

February 28    Parent Engagement Night @6