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October 7, 2019

Our Digital Hispanic Night was fantastic!  Thank you to all that assisted and came to participate!  Students really enjoyed the fall dance Friday afternoon.  And the Community Service Beautification Project Saturday reminded us how important partnerships really are.  Thank you to everyone for ensuring that our events this past week were a success.


The football game scheduled for last Thursday against Heritage Middle has been rescheduled for Monday October 7.  Please come out and support our Cougars!


Also Monday encourage students to wear a blue shirt in support of Bullying Prevention.


Wednesday October 9 is a Teacher Workday.  There will be no school for students.


Please make sure to pencil in October 17.  We will host our Parent Engagement Night for all families and our 8th Grade Parent Night.  Dinner will be served!!!  Please RSVP at this link so that we have as accurate of a count as possible: .  Below is more information:

Parent Engagement and Grade 8 Parent Night Information


Quarter 1 Interim Reports went home Friday September 27.  The last of them will be given out Tuesday 10-1-19.  If you need to speak with your child's teachers, please do not hesitate to contact them or your child's counselor.  You can always set up a parent teacher conference if you have concerns.  


Title I packets were sent home with all students Friday.  Please take the opportunity to read through the material outlining our continued partnership with families and the community.


Our 2nd Annual Truck Fair will occur October 30.  How can you help?  Are you in a career that involves the use of a cool vehicle as part of you job?  WE NEED YOU!  You would bring your vehicle, park it and be ready to talk with students as they move around the truck fair about your career, how you got into that career and the pros & cons of being in that career.  Some professionals we are looking for include:  Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement, Military, Aviation, Town Utilities Funeral Home Services, Motorcycle Sales/Repair, Vehicle Sales/Repair, Mobile Veterinarian, Crane Operator, Golf Course Supervisor, Truck Driver, Large Equipment operator (Backhoe, Dump Truck, ect), Farmer, Cement Services, Electrical Services, Heating & Air Services, Plumbing Services, Welding Services, Painting Services, Carpet Laying Services, Bricklaying Services.  Please contact Barnanne Creech - ZGTMMS Career Development Coordinator 919 404 3630


Also, please ensure that you sign up to receive School Messenger text and emails so that you can receive weekly updates.  You can text YES to 67587.  Utilize this link for all other school messenger information


The calendar for Watch DOGS and Cougar MOMS volunteers opened Monday September 3, 2019. For your convenience, you can sign up at  Please contact Ms. Dionne for more information.


Parents, a few reminders. The school day starts at 8:15 and doors are open to students at 7:45am. Students arriving earlier than 7:45am need to remain in the front of the building and are not supervised by adults. Students arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy and must be checked in by a parent. Carpool is located in the back parking lot not the circle lot in front of the building.  Agendas & schedules will be distributed to students in homebase.


The school day ends at 3:00pm and the staggered dismissal process begins. Walkers and students riding carpool will be dismissed first. Bus riding students will be dismissed once their bus arrives on campus. We are asking for your patience during the first week of school as we work closely with transportation to get kids to and from school safely.  In addition ALL check-outs must occur prior to 2:30 for the entire year.



EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  

 Open Up Parent Videos and Handout


Here Comes the Bus APP information:

School Messenger Texts & Email information:


September 30    Teacher Workday

October 1            Bully Free Prevention month

October 1            PTA Meeting 4pm

October 1            Fall Pictures

October 2            Cougar Time

October 2            Custodian Appreciation Week

October 3            Hispanic Digital Academy Night

October 4            Back to School Dance 3:30-5:30

October 4            Grade Level Newsletters

October 5            ZMS Beautification Project Community Service

October 7            Blue Shirt Day (Bullying Prevention)

October 8            Free & Reduced Lunch Forms due

October 9            Teacher Workday

October 14          School Lunch Week

October 16          Cougar Time

October 16          School Improvement Team Meeting

October 17          Parent Engagement Night 5:30-7:30 Dinner Served (Please RSVP)

October 17          8th Grade Parent Night 5:30-7:30 Dinner Served (Please RSVP)

October 18          EWHS Band Performance

October 18          Lunch & Learns

October 22          All County Honors Band Auditions

October 23          Orange Unity Day

October 23          Cougar Time

October 28          Students submit second Digital Portfolio Artifacts

October 30          Cougar Time

October 30          Truck Fair

October 30          Quarter I Ends

October 31          Instructional Make-Up Day

November 1       Parent Teacher Conferences

November 1       Required Teacher Workday

November 1       Trio STEM Field Trip