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RFQ Annual Financial Audits

Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for Proposal for Annual Audits for School Year Ending August 31, 2023, and August 31, 2024

Healthy Summer Meals Make a Difference!

Summer Meals!
The ZCISD Child Nutrition Staff are currently serving at 9 different sites this summer. Make sure to come join us at any of the participating sites.
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Employee Recognition

Dr. Trevino celebrated employees who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. Congratulations!


The Board of Trustees for the Zapata County Independent School District will accept Competitive Sealed Proposals for the construction of Zapata County ISD – HVAC Replacement for Various ZCISD Campuses

“Do the Write Thing Challenge”

Do The Write Thing National Violence prevention essay campaigned together with Communities In School. Zapata Middle School had two finalists, Jose Daniel Cavazos, 7th grader and Hailey Pina, 8th grader. Congratulations to Hailey Pina for being awarded the National Ambassador. She will be representing Communities In Schools and ZCISD in Washington, DC this summer. Special recognition to ZMS Principal M. Guerra, AP Nancy Garza, Teachers Cynthia Garza and Olga Guzman and all other teachers and students who participated in making this a great event. CIS Coordinator Norma Mireles.

Summer Meals Program-Healthy Summer Meals Make a Difference!

Zapata County ISD Summer Seamless Program Begins June 5, 2023
Zapata County ISD's Annual Summer Feeding Program will serve free, nutritious meals at all participating feeding sites to children 18 years of age and under this summer.
Meals will be provided at 9 different sites Monday-Friday, in combination of school campuses and community sites.
Please log into our school website for information on locations, times, dates, and menu.
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Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for Proposal for Annual Audits for School Year Ending August 31, 2023, and August 31, 2024

Superintendent's Student Advisory Banquet

Dr. Bobbie Trevino celebrated the Superintendent's Student Advisory with a banquet dinner on May 11, 2023, to honor the students for their outstanding work advising the Superintendent throughout the year!
Thank you to Mr. Ricky Ramirez and IBC for hosting the group at the IBC Zapata Branch and sponsoring the delicious BBQ dinner!
Secondary Students:
Isabelle Martinez, Alan Piña, Tyler Garza, Kiana Villarreal, Dereck Garcia, Dalina Garcia, Ana K. Ramirez, Lucas Guerra, Omar Hernandez, Elsa Lozano, Stella Lozano, Jose Daniel Cavazos, Jose Gonzalez, Hailey Piña
Elementary Students:
Destiny Arizmendi, Osvaldo Chapa, Sergio Garcia, Alonso Navarro, Romeo Flores, Emilia Dominguez, Sophia Morales, Roselie Martinez, Josephine Salazar, Nicolas Jackson, Delissa Gonzalez, Jose Luis Zapat

Sr. Sunset 2023

Senior Sunset 2023
This is what ZCISD is all about…Hawk Pride! Join us in congratulating our seniors! POST AND SHARE. #❤️OurSeniors


ACT Test

Location: ZHS Register for the ACT Test! Next Test Date: June 10 Registration Deadline: May 5

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The Zapata County ISD Child Nutrition Summer Staff is ready to begin service on Monday June 5th.

Don't forget to log in @ for more information regarding our Summer Seamless Program.

Zapata Middle School would like to recognize the 8th graders who attended the award ceremony. Thank you so much for joining us, congratulations and good luck in high school!!

ZSE HONORS 5th-grade students with a ZSE spirit parade in honor of their promotional ceremony. Best of luck to all of our students at ZMS

ZSE Staff and students proudly recognize Z.S.E. Campus Police Officer Mario Garcia, support staff Truancy Officer Reyna Yanez, and Campus Security Ray Moya during the 2023 National Police Officer Week. Thank you for all you do to keep our students, staff, and school safe. You are greatly appreciated

Zapata Middle School 7th graders enjoying their field trip at Main Event.

Donuts with Dad at Villarreal Elementary! Thank you to everyone that were able to join us today. A special thank you to the Border Patrol agents that came in to help us.

A special thank you to the following students for showing Villarreal Pride all day, every day. These students show up to school daily, work hard on their academics, and display a positive attitude with their teachers and peers. The following students were selected to be part of the VES Student Advisory Committee to help administrators and teachers meet the needs of all students that attend Villarreal Elementary. These students are excited and ready to take on the 2023-2024 school year. We would like to acknowledge George Mendoza, Olivia Villarreal, Jose Quiroz, Daleyssa Martinez, and Tristian Martinez for all your dedication and commitment to VES.

Zapata South Elementary Kinder students had a great time on their end of year field trip. They got to watched the Super Mario Bros. movie and followed with lunch at Chuck E. Cheese!

Zapata Middle School would like to recognize our amazing nurses for all they do. Happy National Nurses' Week, and know that you always have the support of ZMS staff!

Z.S.E. Staff and students are excited to congratulate our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kristina Serna, and Instructional Assistant of the Year, Mrs. Juanita Lopez for receiving this honor. Thank you for your love and dedication to our students and our school! You have made this year so sweet!

Cinco de Mayo celebration at Zapata North Elementary School!

VES celebrates Principal Mrs. Patricia V. Saldaña.
May you be Proud of the Work you do, the Person you are, and the Difference YOU MAKE ✌🏼♥️☺️‼️

Zapata Middle School would like to congratulate Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ana Del Bosque & Instructional Assistant of the Year, Mr. Jorge Gutierrez for receiving this honor. Good job guys, we are proud of you!!

Thank you, Mr. Clyde Guerra, Jr., for your outstanding leadership. ZHS appreciates everything that you do!
#HawkPride #HawkNation #SchoolPrincipalsDay

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to the best teachers in the world! Thank you for all you do for our students! ZNE loves you and appreciates all you do every day.

A big congratulations to Ms. Isela Dominguez and Mrs. Claudia Paredes for being selected as Teacher of the Year and Instructional Assistant of the Year at Zapata North Elementary School. We appreciate and thank you for all your hard work and commitment to our students!

Teacher Appreciation at Villarreal Elementary!! Words can not express the gratitude we have for all our teachers. THE BEST TEAM EVER! #villarrealpride  Enjoy your week❤️✌🏻

Congratulations to Mrs. Roxana Dominguez and Ms. Renee Maya for being chosen as Teacher and Instructional Assistant of the year. VES is proud of you ✌🏼 #villarrealpride

Congratulations to Zapata High School Teacher of the Year, Ms. Selina Mata and Instructional Assistant of the Year, Ms. Mari Elizalde. Thank you for your dedication to our students!!


Happy Administrative Professional’s Day to our amazing ZSE secretaries! Your hard work and dedication to our school, staff, and students is greatly appreciated! We are lucky to have you!

Z.N.E.S.  recognized their amazing front office team and wish them a Happy Administrative Professional’s Day. You all are greatly appreciated for everything that you do!

Z.N.E.S. would like to wish the ZCISD Transportation Department a happy School Bus Drivers’ Day. Thank you for always ensuring our journeys are safe. You all are awesome!

Congratulations to the following students from Zapata North Elementary for being selected as students of the week for 

the week of April 10 - April 14. 🎉Great job students! Keep up the good work!🌟

A.L. Benavides Elementary students kick-off the Spring season with a positive attitude by flying a kite. Each student was given a kite provided by the school. Students' ultimate educational goal is to "FLY & AIM HIGH, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!". Special Thank You to Mr. Pedro Morales, County Commissioner Pct. 2 for lending us the baseball field

Author Rosella Newman, and illustrator, Javier Ivan Perez presented their new book to Zapata North Elementary students in PreK-2nd grade. Special thanks to Mocha, the Chihuahua dog who was so good to all our students, allowing them to pet her after the reading.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Meeting/ Reunión de Participación Familiar y Comunitaria (FACE) April 12, 2023

Thank you to all parents for participating in today’s Family and Community Engagement Meeting. Special thanks to our Federal Programs Department for hosting this event!!

A.L. Benavides Elementary students participate in an Autism Awareness and Acceptance Walk in their quest of being heard in support of individuals with Autism and their families. "AUTISM SPEAKS" campaign.

These students participated at the Solo and Ensemble Contest this past weekend. Very proud of their hard work and dedication. #purohawkpride

Zapata Middle School is proud to recognize the following Merlins who successfully completed 100 days of perfect attendance this school year. A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to you and keep up the good work!!

Zapata High School held a PTO meeting on Feb. 2. Very important information was shared by principal, Mr. Clyde Guerra. Parents were treated to mariachi music and donuts! Thank you to all those who attended! #HawkPride

JRTOC Cadets competed Sat. Jan. 28, 2023 at a Drill Meet @ Henrietta M. King HS in Kingsville, TX.

Congratulations to Hawk Tennis Players Juan Reyes and Steven Gonzalez on winning the Laredo Winter Classic Boys Doubles Championship. Also congratulations to Pedro Gonzalez for getting third place in Boys Singles. The Hawk Tennis Team had a very solid start to the Spring Season at this tournament. 

Hawks vs Pirates
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, a group of ZHS GEARUp students toured Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Harlingen, TX. Students had the opportunity to inquire and gather information on a plethora of certifications #GEARUPworks #HawkPride
Zapata High School team building Christmas Scavenger Hunt!

Congratulations Ashley Dominguez!

Jump-Start Prep Program 2022

ZHS Counselors Kick Off Red Ribbon Week:
North Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week!

Lady Hawks XC Team! Congratulations on advancing to regionals. Way to Go Lady Hawks! #hawkprideforever!

ZNE students learn all about bus safety during Bus Safety Week. Special thanks to our ZCISD bus drivers who presented a very informational lesson to our students.

ZHS Counseling Dept ”United” with students to stand against bullying. #unityday2022

ZHS Family Reading Night.
Zapata Middle School Family Reading Night
Our teachers and supportive staff were showered with love today in honor of World Teacher Day. Over 600 flower dedications were collected and personalized for our wonderful staff! Students were delighted for the opportunity to share their love and gratitude for past and present educators who have shaped their academic journey thus far! Thank you for all you do and the tremendous influence you have had on our students! You are so loved! 

ZNES would like to thank Sherriff Ray Del Bosque and his deputies for donating over 30 pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch!! 

Special thanks to Mrs. Adriana Lopez's 4th-grade class for helping set up the ZNE Pumpkin Patch.

Middle School Students

wrote "Messages of Hope" in recognition of National Suicide Month.

Zapata Middle School

ZHS Freshmen Orientation.. making the transition from middle school to high school a positive one.
Hawk Pride!

 Merlin Pride! 6th Grade Orientation!

ZHS Cheerleader Choreography Camp.

Pre-Kinder, Kinder, and First Grade students went on an instructional field trip to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas, as a culmination activity for what they learned throughout our time in Summer School. This field trip allowed our students to engage with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. 

Join Us!! Free meals for kids up to 18 years old. The ZCISD Child Nutrition Department is currently participating in the Seamless Summer Program at various sites.

Sites include;  Zapata High School, Zapata Middle School, Fidel & Andrea Villareal Elementary, Zapata South Elementary, Lopeno Learning Center, Falcon Nutrition Center, Siesta Shores Park, Zapata Community Center.  The program will continue throughout the month of June, with the last day of service being June 30, 2022. Join us at any of the participating sites!!!

2022 Hawk Tennis Camp

ZMS Mariachi Summer Camp

Zapata Middle School future 6th graders are attending the Summer Mariachi Camp where they will be learning the foundations and skills needed to play a mariachi instrument. Good job Merlins!

Educational enrichment programs can be an excellent opportunity for gifted students to develop a variety of skills and interests. ZCISD Elementary Summer Camps are being offered at the South Elementary starting May 31-June 6. 

  Zapata Middle School and Communities In Schools students won a smart TV and Gift Cards as incentives for their all-year academic excellence.