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BCPS Begins Search for New Superintendent Search

The Bullitt County Board of Education is seeking a visionary leader who has the ability to develop effective relationships that builds trust with all stakeholders by demonstrating professional integrity, valuing employee input while modeling the values of the community and school district.

District Energy Savings in a Decade = $5.5 Million ENERGY STAR

Since partnering with the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (KEEPS) in November 2006, Bullitt County Public Schools has saved over $5.5 million in energy costs.

2017 Very Important Partners Honored 2017 VIP Group Photo

Nearly 40 middle and high school students were recognized as Very Important Partners during a Youth Poster Campaign unveiling ceremony last month at Bullitt Central High School.

Physical Fitnessgram Kits Donated to District PE Teachers with Fitnessgram Kit Items

Fostering the belief physical fitness is essential to a well-rounded education, over $15,000 in materials has been donated to Bullitt County Public Schools.

Pre-order your 2017-18 Yearbook!

Lowest Price Buy your yearbook

 

Click the picture to pre-order your ZMS Yearbook today!

2017-2018 Student Assignment/Street Listings School Bus
Students in Grades 6-8 Receiving Chromebooks this School Year Chromebook

To prepare middle school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, BCPS students in grades 6-8 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

Retiring Teachers Honored at District Ceremony 2017 Retiring Teachers

The teaching profession is one where educators make a difference in the lives of students.

Foundation Reboots Annual Fundraiser Foundation Logo

The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

District Recruitment Fair is April 18 2016 District Recruitment Fair

The fourth annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

2017 TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey TELL Kentucky

From now through March 31, school-based certified educators in all 173 Kentucky school districts will be able to share their thoughts about the working conditions in their schools through the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

2017 TELL Kentucky Survey

ZMS Staff vs Girls' Volleyball Fundraiser

Come support our ZMS girls' volleyball team against the ZMS teachers! This is a fundraiser for the team and will cost $3 at the gate to attend. Each grade level will play a game against the ZMS staff. This will be a fun night you won't want to to miss! February 27th at 6 pm. Hope to see everyone there!

Last Chance to Pre-order ZMS Yearbooks!

Cool weather, cool yearbook. Order yours today.

Yearbook orders are due February 24th and the base price is now $25. We've only had 40 people order yearbooks and you don't want to wait until the very last minute! Only pre-orders can customize yearbooks with a student name on the cover.

Attached is the most recent order form. Parents can also order on jostensyearbooks.com 

Order Form

Pep Club Fundraiser- ZMS t-shirts and Sweatpants

Our t-shirt vendor has opened up a series of brand new ZMS attire to sponsor the ZMS Pep Club. Students can get their names and graduation year on the back of the t-shirts as well as sweatpants. Order online here:

http://kytshirts.com/zms_pep_club

 

January 2017 is School Board Recognition Month Board of Education

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Mock Schedule Parent Night

Mock Schedule Night will be held for all ZMS parents on Wednesday January 11th from 5:30-7:30. All parents will gather in the cafeteria to discuss the Title I and Parent Involvement policies for ZMS. Starting at 6, parents will receive their students' schedules and rotate through their classes. Each teacher will present for approximately 10 minutes to share student work, what they have learned thus far, and what is coming up this semester.

Any questions, please contact the ZMS office staff during school hours. Hope to see many parents attend!

Elementary and Middle School Special Open In-District Transfer December 1, 2016-January 15, 2017 Moving Forward

Bullitt County Public School officials have identified six elementary and four middle schools open for transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year

ZMS 2016-17 Yearbooks Pre-sale!

ZMS yearbooks are on sale now for only $20! Prices will go up after January 6th, 2017. You can personalize your yearbook with your name for free! Additional icons on the front cover are $3.00 apiece. Bring your order form and money to your first teacher of the day. New this year, you can also order online. Visit Jostensyearbooks.com for more details!

ZMS Principal Selection Survey

Dear Zoneton Middle School Community,

Zoneton Middle School's Site-Based Decision Making Council is now in the process of selecting the a leader for Zoneton Middle School. We would like to gather input from our community. Please click on the following link below and complete a short survey. The council will collect and analyze the results and will use them to determine the criteria by which the next principal will be selected. This survey will be open until Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM.

ZMS Principal Selection Survey


Thank you very much for your assistance and your ongoing support of Bullitt County Public Schools.

Adrienne Usher, Director of Elementary Education
SBDM ZMS Principal Selection Council Chair

Missed the Chromebook Distribution?? Chromebook

During Open House and the first three days of school, paperwork will be sent home for parent and student signatures. Students may pay the fee when the form is returned to school. Chromebooks will be handed out to students when the BCPS tech team transports them to the schools on approximately August 14.

Digital Driver's License

All ZMS students need to complete the 3 hour Digital Driver's License course in order to continue using their Chromebook devices, even if they have bought their own.

All students must get done by September 29th or students will lose access to their accounts.

 

GO TO THIS LINK to complete the DDL.

Man Cave- building benches

Mr. Stallings' Man Cave class is awesome! Zoneton Middle School was awarded a grant by Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The grant is being used to allow the students to work with tools to build benches and create an outdoor classroom for teachers and students to enjoy. The students were placed in groups to build their own benches, and have been making great progress.

Tyler Denney and Hayden Thomas on their completed bench

Link HERE for the full photo gallery!

ZMS Open House ***revised date!*** Put This on Your Calendar

Due to extra time needed to discuss Summit Learning with 6th-grade parents, Open House Hours have been revised to the following:

 

5:00 - 6:15     7th and 8th grade (schedule pick up, sign-ups for IC, eNews, Bus info, free/reduced lunch, PTSA, agenda purchase)

 

6:30 - 8:00     6th grade parents (Summit presentation, schedules, sign ups, questions for teachers, agenda purchase)

 

ZMS Breast Cancer T-shirt Fundraiser

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The ZMS cheerleaders are heading up their annual Breast Cancer Awareness shirt fundraiser **A portion of the t-shirt sale proceeds will go toward Breast Cancer Research**!! All orders will be due September 29th! We will have a BlackOut/PinkOut on October 27th for a $1 or more donation that will be donated to Breast Cancer Research in memory of Stacey Henry!!

 

ZMS Cheer Tryouts for 2017-18 team

Parent Meeting 5/9/17, 6:00 pm. Tryouts 5/9-5/10, 4:30-6.

ZMS Dress Code and Supply List 17-18 posted!

Please find the ZMS Dress Code and Supply List for the 2017-18 school year in the Parent and Student Links above. Looking forward to another amazing #ZonetonStrong year!

JOIN PTSA!

5 reasons to join PTSA

PTSA Election -  THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28th @5:30

Please stop by to talk to your ZMS PTSA and learn more about what is going on at ZMS!

Current Nominees

-President - Jason Lone 

-V.P. Membership - Sara Stearns 

-Secretary - Jennifer Quire 

-Treasurer - Amanda Johnson 

-P.R. - Angela Towles 

Join PTSA - Together We Can Make A Difference

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees 2017-18

Kentucky Bluegrass Award logo

The ZMS Library participates in the Kentucky Bluegrass Award every year. These books are quality literature that students all across the state are also reading. To see this year's nominees, click the link below. Students at ZMS will be reading these and voting on their favorites! 

 

KBA Nominees Google Slides

ZMS Archery going to nationals!

ZMS Archery is on fire!! They rose to the top 25 teams in the state competition and will be competing at the national level in May!! Way to be #ZonetonStrong🏹

Chris Thompson with his archery bow     A good archery score

August 1st Chromebook Party

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Chromebooks will be distributed on August 1st from 10 AM - 7 PM at NBHS.

Access 24 Chromebook 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Distribution Announcement

On August 1st, 2017, staff will be distributing Chromebooks to all registered 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, from 10 AM - 7 PM in the North Bullitt High School gym. In order to be issued a Chromebook, students and a parent or guardian will need to bring the $35 Access 24 technology fee in either check or cash and parent identification. (You are encouraged to come early in the day to avoid more crowded times in the late afternoon / evening.) Consistent with Board policy 09.15, no child shall be denied full participation in any educational program due to an inability to pay for, or rent, necessary instructional resources. Please contact us prior to the launch date if you have questions about the ability to pay this leasing fee...... (read more)

 

ZMS Girls and Boys' Basketball Schedule

Announcing Basketball Schedule

 

The ZMS Timberwolves Basketball season is here! Please follow the below links to see the schedules.

 

Boys Schedule

Girls Schedule

 

 

 

ZMS Bands earned Distinguished at KMEA ZMS Distinguished certificates

From our teacher of the year, band director Eve Witt

Another successful Solo and Ensemble in the books for my ZMS band kiddos. 28 Distinguished ratings and 13 Proficients. We had several last minute substitutions due to illness, sports conflicts, etc, but all the kids still pulled out successful performances. I am super proud of their hard work, musicality, professionalism, and kindness towards their peers who would have had to cancel if no one had stepped up to help. I my students!!

The seventh and eighth-grade bands each earned a KMEA Distinguished ratings. I believe this is the fifth consecutive year for ZMS to earn Distinguished. However, it is the first year that I have taken the seventh grade band as a separate group. They were actually joined by 5 sixth graders who strengthened the group. It was a very successful day for all of us and our students really made ZMS look and sound awesome. We had several compliments from the judges on our professional on stage presence and our amazing and mature ensemble sound!

#ZonetonStrong

Family Fest 2017

Family Fest September 23rd Little Flock

2017 Scottish Rite Ceremony 2017 Scottish Rite Scholarship Winners

For the 30th year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization conducted its Student Recognition Program.

Summer Food Service Program Summer Food Service Program
Open Enrollment Information Kentucky Employee's Health Plan Logo
2017 Young Authors School and District Winners 2017 Young Authors

Dozens of elementary and middle school students wrote their way to honors during the district’s 2017 Young Author ceremony.

Adrienne Usher Selected Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Adrienne Usher

Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

District Network Engineer Andrew Hobbs Honored by Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Andrew Hobbs received the Outstanding Technical Support Award from KySTE

Andrew Hobbs, Network Engineer for Bullitt County Public Schools, was recognized with the Outstanding Technology Support Award during the closing of the 2017 Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) conference.

ZMS 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The ZMS 8th Grade Class of 2017 promotion ceremony video is below. The photo gallery of students receiving their promotion certificates can be accessed HERE. 

Have an awesome #ZonetonStrong summer!

 

 

 

Bullitt County Public Libraries Working to put Library Cards in the Hands of All Students BCPL Logo

A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

Foundation Awards Over $10,000 in Grants to Schools Foundation Awards Grants to Schools

Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

Ann Ford Selected Zoneton Middle School Principal Ann Ford

The 2017-2018 school year will begin with Ann Ford as Zoneton Middle School’s new principal.

Students Honored for Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Posters, Essays and Anti-Bullying Efforts District Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Ceremony

The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

Lisa Lewis Named District Director of Finance Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis is the new Director of Finance for Bullitt County Public Schools following the departure of Denise Smith after 10 years.

Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training

Child Abuse and Neglect Image from Kentucky Department of EdChild Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training (click on the words for the link to the Kentucky Dept of Education page)

State law now requires all school employees and administrators to complete Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training.  District deadline is January 18th, 2017. 

Ashley Byrum Named District Grant Writer Ashley Byrum

Getting grant funds for a sizable school system is the focus of new district grant writer Ashley Byrum.