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Zapata High School students will be taking their STAAR EOC exams beginning next week. Please make sure your child is present. We will be following regular instructional schedule.
Attendance is extremely important!


Request for Proposals For the 2022-2023 School Year, Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for: RFP # 23-0001 Walk-In Freezer Turn-Key Project

RFP Walk-In Freezer Turn-Key Project

Request for Proposals For the 2022-2023 School Year, Zapata County Independent School District is accepting Proposals for: RFP # 23-0001 Walk-In Freezer Turn-Key Project

Jump-Start Prep Program 2022

Laredo College South Campus Dean Priscilla Medina and her staff visited Zapata High School students that participated in the Jump-Start Prep Program 2022, which provides students the opportunity to attend TSI2 prep courses. Students who meet the TSI2 standards then have opportunity to enroll in the Early College Academy as freshmen or take dual credit courses at Laredo College. As a token of appreciation for their effort, Laredo College gave 163 Zapata students a MainEvent voucher with a 75th Anniversary goody bag sponsored by the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation.


Public Hearing to Solicit Input on the School Improvement Plan
for Zapata Middle School for the 2022-2023 School Year


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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.