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Girls With Impact Academy Program

The nation's only live, online entrepreneurship program made just for girls has come to Zapata County Independent School District.

Congratulations Mariachi Halcon!!

Congratulations to our Mariachi Halcon for receiving straight 1s at the Coastal Bend Region UIL Mariachi Contest! They are now advancing to UIL State Mariachi Festival on February 24! Mariachi Halcon is under the direction of Mr. Oscar Martinez and Mr. Jacob Ramirez. ¡Que siga la tradicion! #HawkPride

Education Summit a Huge Success!

Parents, teachers, staff and community members gathered on January 11, at the Community Center for the opportunity to share their input about learning at Zapata County ISD.

STAAR Loans Donates Four Bicycles

STAAR Loans was gracious this holiday season as they donated four bicycles to raffle among ZCISD students. The winners of the bicycles were: Annel Juarez of ZNES, River Rodriguez of FARVES, Ethan De La Paz of ZNES, and Julissa Gomez of ALBES. Thank you, STAAR Loans, for donating these bicycles. We appreciate everything you do for our students!

ZMS/ZHS CTE Recruitment Fair was a huge success!

All 8th graders attended the CTE Recruitment Fair on December 20, 2022.
It is through this activity that ZMS 8th graders gather information for all CTE programs/electives that are offered at high school and help them with choosing their 4yr plan and pathway of choice.


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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.