11/17/2023 Parent Update

Important 1:1 Computer Program Information for the 2024-2025 School year below -

  • At the October 9th, 2023 School Board meeting, the Board voted to allow the Technology Department to seek bids for Chromebooks to be purchased for the 2024-2025 School year 1:1 Computer Program. Pending Board approval on the bids, all grades (5-8) at the middle school level will be provided a school-issued Chromebook for their day-to-day school work for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • We know that the holiday season in the past has been a good time to look for deals on a computer to be used for the BYOD program, so we wanted to make sure to get this announcement out to you prior to holiday season. In short, please do not purchase new laptops for your incoming middle school student(s).
  • For more information and updates on the program please visit THIS SITE

Safety & Security Update:

We have had some safety concerns with students staying after school unsupervised. Students are not to remain in the building after school, unless they are participating in a club or sport, or if they are meeting with a teacher directly after school. Please ensure that your child understands these rules. Thank you for helping us keep ZWest safe and secure.

  • 11/20 - Fall Speaker Series (Sylvia's Child Advocacy Center) 6-8pm in ZPAC
  • 11/21 - Body Safety in Health Classes
  • 11/22 - PTO Dine for Dollars @ Papa John's
  • 11/22-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/27 - School Resumes
  • 11/29 - Art Contest submissions due to Mr. Z
  • 12/1 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 12/4 - 7th & 8th Orchestra Concert
  • 12/5 - 5th & 6th Orchestra Concert
  • 12/6 - 7th & 8th Band & Jazz Band Concert
  • 12/6 - PTO Dine for Dollars @ Papa John's
  • 12/7 - 5th & 6th Band Concert
  • 12/15 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 12/18 - 5th & 8th Choir Concert
  • 12/20 - 6th & 7th Choir Concert
  • 12/22 - LAST DAY for Lost & Found
  • 12/22 - End of 2nd Quarter

Math Tutoring has been postponed for the time being.

Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide Presents Child Lures Prevention (with support from Sylvia's Child Advocacy Center, and Prevent Child Abuse Boone County)

  • Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. Students will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect. An opportunity to speak with someone about body safety concerns will be offered to all students.
  • The program will be presented to students at ZWMS on Tuesday, 11/21 and Monday, 3/4. Each presentation will be given in PE/Health classrooms, and will last approximately 30 minutes. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. For additional information regarding our programs, please visit our website at www.indianaprevention.org

The ZWMS Fall Art Contest will be wrapping up soon!! If your student would like a pamphlet covering all of the details of the contest they can pick one up on the table outside Mr. Z’s room (403) anytime. All artworks are due to Mr. Z by Wednesday, November 29th.

Please join us November 20th from 6-8 p.m. in the Zionsville Community High School Star Bank Performing Arts Center for a free two-hour child abuse prevention training. Professionals from our local child advocacy center will provide training for those who work closely with children in a wide range of roles. After attending this training, you will better understand the scope of the issue, be prepared to take actionable steps toward both preventing and responding to child abuse and be equipped to create overall safer environments for the children in our community. The training session will act as a guide for developing protective behaviors against child abuse. We hope to see you for this important conversation in Boone County. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who might be interested. The children in our community need champions to help protect and support them each day. Register at THIS LINK.

Lost & Found is growing! Please encourage your student(s) to check for their (and your) lost items in the back of the cafeteria.

Nurse Clinic News

  • Indiana code (IC 20-34-4-5) states that all children attending public schools in our state shall be immunized according to requirements set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health. Please ensure that the health clinic professional in your child’s school has been supplied with the most up-to-date copy of your child’s immunization records!
  • A link to the required immunizations for the 2023-2024 school year can be found HERE
  • Contact the Boone County Health Department for more info (765-482-3942, option #3).

PTO Highlights (new link!)

  • Have you ever wondered what your ZWest teachers', staff, and bus drivers' favorite snack, gift card, or school supply item might be? Now you can find all that plus more! This is perfect timing for the upcoming holidays, for birthdays, or as a thank you with a special treat! Take the guesswork out and CLICK HERE! Shout out to Angie Duerden and Kesha Krieble for putting this together!
  • PTO is looking for volunteers on December 22 (from 12-2pm) to help copy and cut Eagle cash for teachers and staff. Sign up HERE.
  • Want the latest news on ZWest PTO events? Follow us on the Remind app @zwmspto. Also, check out our Facebook and Instagram page. Search ZWEST PTO. Need a PTO question answered, please email zwmspto@zcs.k12.in.us

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook HERE. The cost is $42.

Click HERE for Child Find details.
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