Week of February 22nd, 2016


  • To Ms. Harris for The Africa Free Like Me! Concert last Friday
  • To Ms. Woods., Coach Tracy and others who helped plan the Pep Rally on Friday


  • Monday, February 22nd
    • A-Day
    • Flex Time
      • GADOE Student Health Survey Administration/Extended-Learning
      • Ninth Grade Community Forum
  • Tuesday, February 23rd
    • B-Day
    • Flex Time
      • Advisory – Distribution of Mid-Quarter Progress Reports
      • Black History Month Program
    • 5:00 – Varsity Girls Soccer vs. N. Druid Hills [Away]
  • Wednesday, February 24th
    • A-Day
    • 8:15-9:30 – Principal’s Coffee: Early College and Student-Led Conference Debrief [A301]
    • Flex Time –
      • GADOE Student Health Survey Administration/Extended-Learning
      • Tenth Grade Community Forum
      • Chorus Rehearsal (chorus students go to first lunch)
  • Thursday, February 25th
    • B-Day
    • Students can wear their Black History Month t-shirts if they have purchased them
    • 10:00 – Charles R. Drew Memorial Sculpture Dedication
    • Flex Time
      • Clubs
      • 11:45-12:15 – 1st Annual Drew Lantern Parade [Geography Art and Global Awareness Students]
  • Friday, February 26th
    • A-Day
    • PTA Dress Down Fundraiser
    • Flex Time –
      • 9/10th – Trust Card Free Friday
      • 11th – Junior College Success Classes
    • 12:55-1:55 – 3rd Period
    • 2:00-2:55 – 4th Period
    • 3:00-4:00 – Student Government Association GA Powderpuff Game [Gym]
    • 4:15 – Girls Soccer vs. Atlanta Classical [Away – Early Dismissal at 3:15]
    • 5:30 – Baseball vs. Maynard Jackson [Away]

Upcoming Events  

  • Saturday, February 27th
    • 9:00 – Track Meet [Landmark Christian Academy]
    • 9:00 – CREW Teens Meeting
    • 9:00 – AP World History Tutorial (flyer)
    • 5:30 – Baseball vs. Riverside Military [Away]
  • Wednesday, March 2nd
    • 5:00 – Junior Financial Aid Night
    • 5:30 – Baseball vs. Galloway [Oglethorpe University]
  • Thursday, March 3rd, 5:00 – Soccer vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate [Away]
  • Friday, March 4th, 5:30 – Baseball vs. Our Lady of Mercy [Away]
  • Wednesday, March 9th, 6:00 – Advanced Placement Parent Night
  • Thursday, March 10th – B-Day Midterm Exams
  • Friday, March 11th
    • A-Day Midterm Exams
    • PTA Dress Down Fundraiser
    • End of Quarter 3
  • Saturday, March 12th – Drew Charter Senior Academy Counseling Team presents Parent University (flyer)
  • March 14-18th – College and Career Week
  • Thursday, March 24th – Quarter 3 PBL Showcase
  • June 6-10 and 13-17 – Rising Ninth Grade Summer Bridge Program



  • 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program Returns – “Returning for its fifth year, the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program will award up to 25 winners a $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to attend the second Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy in Atlanta this summer. As a longtime friend of Coca-Cola, film and music star Tyrese Gibson got his first break when he serenaded fans with the “Always Coca-Cola” theme song over twenty years ago in the famous 1995 Coca-Cola commercial. This year, Tyrese returns to the place where he got his start to help motivate teens to achieve academic success through the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Now through March 31, parents, relatives, friends and mentors may nominate an aspiring teen for the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program by visiting www.coke.com/payitforward. Everyone is invited to help students achieve their aspirations by: nominating an eligible teen for the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program; becoming a mentor; and/or donating to an academic scholarship.”
  • 19th Annual Youth Symposium – “The Youth Symposium is a free event for the community and youth; targeting ages 11-18. This annual event held by the chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. focuses on some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth such as drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc.   One of the missions of the Eta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is to impact and enhance the quality of life within our communities through providing educational workshops promoting healthy choices, healthy living and healthy generations(H3).  The conference will include workshop sessions focusing on health incorporating our partners’ (USA Swimming and USA Track and Field) program curriculum, STEM education partnering with the Girl Scouts journeys program, a youth forum with different speakers and experts as well as offering entertainment with a guest star from the lifetime reality show the Rap Game, a Step show with fitness clinic and a demonstration on interacting with law enforcement safely.”  The 19th annual youth symposium will be held ‪on March 12 2016 from 11am-2pm.  Flyer available here and registration available here.
  • Reminder: Summer Programs – Below are some resources for summer programs:
  • Reminder: Hiring for the 2016-2017 School Year – We are about to undertake the hiring process for the 2016-2017.  Below is a tentative list of positions that we will be filling.  If you are aware of strong candidates for these positions, please have them send their resumes to peter.mcknight@drewcharterschool.org and jobs@drewcharterschool.org.
    • Director of Data Analysis and Research
    • Project-Based Learning Coach
    • Counselor
    • Math teacher
    • ELA teacher
    • Science teacher
    • Social Studies teacher
    • Special Education teacher
    • Spanish teacher
    • Band Director
    • Part-time Theater Teacher
    • Part-time Dance Teacher
  • Reminder: Lab Atlanta – “Imagine Atlanta as your classroom — a classroom without walls. Welcome to Lab Atlanta, an honors-level semester school for high school sophomores, sponsored by The Lovett School, based at the Midtown campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD Atlanta), and in partnership with the Public Design Workshop at Georgia Tech.”
    • Lab Atlanta prizes deep intellectual and experiential engagement. Our challenging, dynamic curriculum invites and empowers our 10th grade students to:
      • treat their city as a learning laboratory
      • hone their skills as scholars
      • understand the world systemically
      • develop innovation skills and practice a designer’s mindsetcollaborate on building sustainable solutions for a vibrant urban future
    • Opening January 2017
    • More information here
  • Reminder: After-School Tutorial in Math and Science (including ACT/SAT) – Mr. Domingo Uceda, one of our AmeriCorps members from Georgia Tech is offering after-school tutorial in math and science.  Details are available on this flyer.
  • Reminder: Sophomore and Junior Dues
    • Sophomore and Freshman dues are $30, which will help supplement funding from the PTA for events like Midnight Madness, Homecoming, College and Career Week and the SGA Day of Play.  A flyer about the dues is available here.
    • A schedule of payment for Junior dues is now available and outlined in the flyer available here.



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