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March 4, 2019

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Middle Families,

 

Monday March 4 -13 High School registration begins for our 8th graders!  Please make sure that you are keeping up with the paperwork that comes home regarding this process.

 

Tuesday March 5 PTA Meeting @ 5:00pm.  Please join us.

 

Grade 7 Performance Task will be given Thursday March 7 to designated classrooms.

 

Friday March 8 Early Release at 12:30.  Please make sure that car riders’ transportation has been arranged for prompt pick up at 12:30.  Buses riders will begin dismissal at 12:30.

 

Friday March 8 we will host our Career & College Fair.  Last year all students benefited from this experience and we had over 40 representatives from various businesses, colleges & universities.  If you are interested in hosting a table to discuss your career field with a floating room of students, please contact Barnanne Creech or contact the front desk at 919-404-3630.  https://goo.gl/forms/xkJ4c0lCqosWzKuN2

 

February 25 3rd Quarter Interim Reports went home with students.  Please make sure to review the interim reports, sign them, and have the student to return them to their teachers.  If you have questions or concerns as we are halfway through regarding 3rd quarter, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teachers and or counselor. 

 

NCSTATE TRIO Talent Search will sponsor an 8th Grade EOG Tutorial in ELA & Math February 25-May 22 Monday & Wednesday 3:30-4:30.  It will be offered after school at ZMS!  This is an amazing opportunity.  Please register now:  www.go.ncsu.edu/trioeog .  If you have any questions please call 919-515-6447.  Professional Tutorial, Prep Books, and Snacks will be provided.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

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.

 

RESOURCES:

EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  

 

Open Up Parent Videos and Handout

 

Here Comes the Bus APP information:  https://bit.ly/2wzQdH6

 

School Messenger Texts & Email information:  https://bit.ly/2Ku77gb

 

REMINDERS

February 28    Stars in the East

February 28    Parent Engagement Night @6

February 28    WCPSS Hispanic Parent Academy @6

March 1           Grade Level Newsletters

March 1           8th Grade Assembly EWHS CDC

March 4           Registration Grade 8 begins

March 5           PTA Meeting

March 5,6        James E. Shepard Finalist Practice

March 7           Grade 7 Performance Task (designated classrooms)

March 7           James E. Shepard Essay & Speech Contest

March 8           Early Release

March 8           Career & College Fair

March 12         Band and String Concert

March 14         7th Grade Registration begins

March 18         School Improvement Meeting

March 18         6th Grade Registration Begins

March 21         WCPSS Hispanic Digital Parent Academy

March 26         End of 3rd Quarter

March 28         5th Grade Open House (Rising 6th Graders new to ZMS 19-20)

March 29         Non-Required Teacher Workday