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  Back to School Kickoff- August 2, 2019 at Middle School Gym from 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM. BTS Kickoff will help ZCISD students and their families get the supplies and resources they need to be ready for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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BC ELITE athletes from Zapata compete at the USATF Junior Olympics track meet in San Antonio Texas

Congratulations to these young athletes for participating and successfully completing the 2019 Hawk Basketball Summer Camp! Way to go Hawks! Special thanks to the coaching staff for their dedicated time and amazing efforts putting this camp together. #ALLIN

The Mighty Hawk Band submitted recordings of our concert UIL program to compete in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) contest. Congratulations to the Mighty Hawk Band who advanced to area auditions.

Special Olympic Athletes were recognized by ZCISD Board of Trustees

Zapata Lady Hawks Area Champion Athletes were recognized by ZCISD Board of Truestees

ZCISD Tennis Athletes were recognized by ZCISD Board of Trustees

One Act Area Champs and Theater Design State Qualifer were recognized by ZCISD Board of Trustees

Zapata Middle School would like to congratulate the class of 2019 on their well-deserved success. Good job graduates and good luck.

Zapata Lady Hawks Area Champions

5th graders from Villarreal Elementary were rewarded with an all day pool party for their excellent scores on the STAAR exam! Congratulations 5th graders!!

VES kindergarten Graduation

        ZMS would like to thank all the 8th grade parents who attended one of the HB5 Graduation Requirements meetings this week. 

ZNE kindergarten Graduation

ZHS CNA Program students were honored during a traditional pinning ceremony on Tuesday, May 8 at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center theater at the Fort McIntosh Campus.CONGRATULATIONS to all students!Maryanna Gavilanes was awarded the Mary Alice Lopez Award. This award is presented each year to the student who best represents what it means to be a nurse, and the honoree is chosen by his or her classmates.The Merit Award is presented to the students with the program's highest point average, and this year's recipient is Natalie Lozano! Tracy Humphries is the ZCISD/LCC CNA Program Instructor.

VES kindergarten Graduation

Congratulations to the TOP AR readers of Villarreal Elementary. Karina Delgado and Xiomara Martinez earned the most points in each of their categories, receiving an HP Chrome Book and an Instant Camera w/ accessories for all their hard work and dedication for the love or Reading! Villarreal Elementary is proud of you! “At Villarreal Elementary, Readers are Leaders!”

Congratulations to the Mighty Hawk and Lady Hawk Tennis Teams. 2019 Boys and Girls District Champions!!

ZHS students who are thinking of pursuing a career in criminal justice got a little hands-on experience.Several students were chosen by their teachers to visit the 341st District Court.It’s all part of a program called “Color of Justice” which was organized by Judge Becky Palomo.The program focuses on career preparation, academic requirements, and skills needed in order to succeed in a career in law.Students say it’s an experience they will never forget.The students got a chance to visit the District Attorney’s Office and even sit in a courtroom to listen to a case.Students also had the opportunity to shadow judges and attorneys.

2019 Spring Tennis Region IV - 4A Regional Semifinalists Girls Doubles - Angelica Alvarez & Sofia Ramirez Boys Singles - Rudy Guerra

Zapata FFA Entomology team competed at state level in Lubbock. Events took place at Texas Tech University. Saturday April 27, 2019. Jesus Rivera. Selene Garza. Kristyn Ramirez. Xavi Rodriguez

A.L.B.E.S. 5th graders and GT students attended a College and Career Readiness field trip to Laredo, Texas on Friday, April 26, 2019. The students visited the the Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center at LC and the Planetarium at TAMIU. Students were exposed to real-life and hands-on experiences based on the Science TEKS/STAAR expectations

Congratulations to ZHS Girls Golf Team - District Champions-Regional Qualifiers!

Congratulations to ZHS Golf Regional Qualifier

Benavides Elementary Perfect Attendance !!

   Zapata South Elementary @ 5th Annual Autism Walk

Special Education Parental Advisory Committe Officers (Chair Nellie Trevino, Co-chair Monica Bustamante, Reporter Siamara Flores, not pictured secretary Bertha Gonzalez, Reporter Elsa Delgado

Attorney Julio Garcia, Jr. presented on the legal process for Transfer of Rights for special education students. 

ZCISD Board of Trustees Proclaims April Austism Awareness Month

Discover TAMIU 2019!  Click on picture to view more photos !

2019 Physics Festival at TAMU! 

Practice Qualifying Special Olympics Meet

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Junior Achievement of Laredo hosted their annual Bowl-a-Thon at the Jett Bowl North to raise funds to deliver free financial literacy programs at local schools. Our students had a fun-filled time bowling and enjoyed a delicious lunch that was provided there for them. Villarreal Elementary Staff and Students would like to thank Mr. William Lane for accompanying them, and IBC Bank for this wonderful and fun experience

During STEM Alliance Week, Zapata Middle School students attended a series of presentations and demonstrations aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Texas A&M International University.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Maria Isabel Olivarez' 2nd grade class, from Villarreal Elementary, for having the highest attendance! Mrs. Olivarez' class has been the top class school wide with over 98% attendance for three six weeks in a row! Administrators, teachers, staff and students are very proud of Mrs. Olivarez' class!

                Thank you to Mr. Bill McDonald for coming to ZMS today and teaching our students important skills they need to know for the upcoming STAAR test. 

                Also, thank you to our 7th graders for being at their best behavior and participating. Good job Merlins!!

Congratulations to Coach Rene Alvarez who started his baseball career in 1991 at Zapata High School. It is with great pride that we congratulate Coach Alvarez on reaching a coaching milestone with today’s win against La Féria. Tonight marks his 500th career win!

Congratulations to Mariachi Halcon- 1st Place in the 4A and below at the Texas Mariachi Director's Association Competition!! 

1st Place in the 4A and below at the Texas Mariachi Driector’s Association Competition Mariachi Halcon

VES students attended STEM Alliance Event at TAMIU

Future Hawk Track Meet - Elementary Intra-District - Feb 28, 2019

ZHS 9th grade students visited Texas A&M University- Kingsville on Friday, February 15, 2019. Students were able to explore the campus and ask questions about particular majors and student life. 

The campus grown gardens are part of the Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go! Program. We would like to thank Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for all their help and guidance with this program. Students at Zapata North appreciate seeing their hard work being put to good use at their campus.

There's no party like a perfect attendance party! Z.N.E.S. students who achieved perfect attendance for the 3rd Six Weeks had an outdoor picnic and chalk party.

There's no party like a perfect attendance party! Z.N.E.S. students who achieved perfect attendance for the 3rd Six Weeks had an outdoor picnic and chalk party.

Villarreal Elementary School celebrated the 100th Day of School with a parade and classroom activities! Students brought their own 100th Day projects to display in the parade. Administrators and staff would like to congratulate all the students that had 100 days of Perfect Attendance!

Congratulations to the Villarreal Elementary Pre-K and Kinder students who read their Bed Time Stories for the month of December!  
“At V.E.S. Readers are Leaders” 📚 🐛 👩‍🎓 👨‍🎓

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2019-2020 Dress Code Guidelines

Attention Parents and Students:
2019-2020 Dress Code Guide may be downloaded by visiting under "Students and Parents".

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is considered as "Uniform" shirt?
A uniform shirt is a basic polo style collared shirt solid in color. Allowable colors are Maroon, Gold, and Black.

Are spirit shirts allowed everyday?
No. Hawk spirit shirts are allowed only on Fridays and may only be Maroon, Gold or Black.

Can students wear a college shirt on Wednesdays?
Yes. Wednesday are designated as "College Day".

Are hoodies allowed?
Yes. Coats, hoodies, and jackets are allowed however, they must be solid maroon, gold, black or grey. Logos or trademarks must not be larger than 4 inches.

Parents and students are encouraged to visit their respective campus to speak to an administrator for further clarification. The District will also be hosting its 6th annual back to school kick off, where among many other topics, the Dress code will be covered.

Required Immunizations for all 7th grade students

ATTN: Parents of 7th graders who will be attending Zapata Middle School this year. All 7th grade students will need a TDap Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine before being admitted into school. Please make sure your son or daughter has this shot before the first class day. Thank you!


For the 2019-2020 School Year, Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for: Child Care Services


For the 2019-2020 School Year, Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for: Property, Liability, and Automobile Coverage

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