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ZHS celebrates HOSA week.

Future Health Professionals hosted an information booth during lunchtime for ZHS students. HOSA will be recognizing community service providers to show their appreciation and welcoming guest speakers. Health Science Teachers include Gisela Bayarena and Homero Garza.

ZCISD and Zapata County held a beautiful wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Zapata County Courthouse commemorating Veterans Day. #ZCISDLovesOurVets

LSSP Appreciation Week (click to learn more)

Zapata Middle School would like to wish all our students a Happy Halloween. Remember to always be attentive in your surroundings and stay safe!

ZHS-The Consequences on Drugs by Dr. Fairest Hill

Motivational Speaker

In collaboration with Zapata Middle School, Communities In Schools, and together with District Attorney Isidro “Chilo” Alaniz, the students at middle school were given an informative presentation on the importance of being Drug Free.

ZNES was thrilled to have the Laredo Police Department give an amazing presentation on being drug free. Students were excited when McGruff was on hand to show them how to "take a bite out of crime." As always, LPD provided an extraordinary show full of excitement and valuable lessons.

ZNES has a beautiful pumpkin patch!! Thanks to all students, parents, staff, Ray Del Bosque and his staff for donating a variety of pumpkins for our school's Fall Pumpkin Patch!

Zapata South Elementary would like to thank the Texas Game Warden for visiting our school and providing our students with information about Texas Wild life.

Zapata South Elementary pre-K & kinder students reviewed bus safety rules and procedures. ZSE staff and students would like to thank our transportation department for the commitment to our students.

Villarreal Elementary students and staff wore orange for Unity Day. V.E.S. stands united for KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE, and INCLUSION.


ZHS Study Island Blue Ribbon Pizza Winners! Congrats to All Students! ZHS has accumulated over 4100 Blue Ribbons! #hawkpride

Red Ribbon Week-October 23-31, 2019

Region One GEAR UP RGV LEAD Ambassador training...developing tomorrow’s leaders today! Hebbronville CISD, LISD, Roma ISD, and Zapata CISD GEAR UP students on the rise!

Zapata Middle School Book Fair!

Happy National School Lunch Week to Villarreal Elementary cafeteria workers. V.E.S. administrators, staff and students appreciate these special employees for their hard work and delicious meals they serve daily.

Zapata Mighty Hawk Band Homecoming Parade

Mrs. Christina Pina's class received mums and garters for Homecoming 2019 from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency - Roma Port of Entry

Zapata High School CNA Students Community Service Project.

ZCISD Special Instructional Department Assisttive Technology Team

2019-2020 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Students!

Zapata High School-Health Science and CNA Students.

Zapata FFA Plant ID Team competed at the Wintergarden competition in Jourdanton, Texas on September 25, 2019.  Jesus Rivera, Emily Martinez, Oziel Gonzalez, Joel Cavazos, Natshaly Segura, Elaine Lopez,Rogelio Garza, Jon-Carlo Vera, and Fernando Valadez.

Results: Chapter Farmer- 1st place District Top Team Scorer -Elaine Lopez GreenHand - 1st place District Top Team Scorer - Rogelio Garza  Coach Fernando Rodriguez

Homesite Team

L-R Dalia Gutierrez, Julie Pena, Klaryssa Flores, Brianna Garcia, Alyynda Villarreal, Giselle Gonzalez, Lily Castillo, Natalie Sanchez, Kristyn Ramirez, Rita Diaz, Itzel Martinez, Kayla Pina, Daniela Garcia, Erik Velasquez, JJ Garcia.       Results:  Chapter Farmer- 2nd place District - Itzel Martinez Top Team Scorer   Greenhand- 1st place District- Top Team Scorer- Klaryssa Flores  Klaryssa Flores Top Overall Individual       Coach: Joevanna Sanchez.

South Texas Career Road Show presentation for 8th graders!

Zapata ISD celebrates its custodians on National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day.

 “They are the quiet heroes of the District,”  Thank You!

ZHS-Zapata Census 2020 Logo Art Contest.Contest Winners: 1st Place Ilse Trejo, 2nd Place Evelyn Lara and 3rd Place Abigail Cabrera


ZMS students in 8th grade science lab worked together to create Elephant Toothpaste.

Villarreal Elementary honored Patriot Day!

Villarreal Elementary honored Patriot Day and commemorated the the victims and heroes of 9-11. Students studied and worked on activities related to the events that transpired on that tragic day.

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Attendance Matters!    Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!!

Zapata High School started Advocacy classes! Advocacy classes promotes character building, team building, and positive relationships. Great Job Teachers and Students! Puro Hawk Pride!

2019 Might Hawk Marching Band

Special Instructional Services Administrative Update

ZNES is a “Recognized Campus”! Congratulations ZNES for the Healthy South Texas Recognition awarded by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Imagine⭐️Believe⭐️Achieve

   Congratulations to the Students of the Week for Zapata North Elementary! Imagine⭐️Believe⭐️Achieve

13th Annual Packing For Success 

Joel Cavazos, Talyssa Garcia, Xavier Rodriguez, Kristyn Ramirez, Sofia Ramirez, Kathryn Ramirez, Ivan Guerra, Hugo Ramirez, Principal Elma Almaraz, and ZCISD teachers

Special Instructional Department 2019-2020

Packing For Success delivering supplies to
Zapata Middle School

First Day of School

First Day of School

Jump Start Program Closing Ceremony

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

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 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

Calendar and Events

District Holiday-Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/25/2019
Location: Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
District Holiday-Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/26/2019
Location: Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
District Holiday-Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/27/2019
Location: Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving Day
Date: 11/28/2019
District Holiday-Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/29/2019
Location: Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

ZCISD offices and campuses will be closed Monday, November 25, through Friday, November 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving celebration.
Regular district operations will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.

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