Week of August 29th, 2016

Shout-outs:

  • To Coach Jelks and Coach Haynes for starting the softball season with a 4-0 record
  • To the 13 seniors who have already been selected as Posse Scholarship semifinalists
  • To our seniors who started their college classes this past week and to the College and Career Readiness Team for all of their work coordinating that program
  • To all of the teachers who have taught our seniors over the past three years.  Our students are reporting that they feel very prepared for their college classes.
  • To Mr. Myers and Mr. Konieczny for helping organize Parent Conferences
  • To the College and Career Readiness Team for a successful college fair on Saturday!
  • To Ms. Deiters and the Ninth Grade Team for hosting an amazing community forum
  • To Ms. Wynn for planning the 10th grade ice cream social

Calendar:

  • Monday, August 29th
    • A-Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, August 30th
    • B-Day
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended Learning
      • 11th grade Community Forum
    • 5:00 – Volleyball vs. Paideia/Holy Innocents [Paideia]
    • 5:30 – Softball vs. Strong Rock [Home- Southside]
  • Wednesday, August 31st
    • A-Day
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 4:30 – Cross Country Meet [Grant Park]
    • 5:30 – Freshman Parent Night [Theater]
  • Thursday, September 1st
    • B-Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 5:30 – Volleyball vs. Carver/MJHS [Home]
  • Friday, September 2nd
    • B-Day
    • Flex Time –
      • Free Friday
      • Senior Cap and Gown Measurements and Sundae Bar

Upcoming Events  

  • Saturday, September 3rd, 11:00 am – Softball vs. Langston Hughes [Away]
  • Monday, September 5th – Labor Day [No School]
  • Wednesday, September 7th –
    • Yearbook Pictures [Students must have their blazers to take yearbook pictures.]
    • 5:30-6:30 – Junior Parent Night [Theater]
  • Tuesday, September 13th, 5:00-9:00 pm – Drew Night at the Atlanta Dream [Philips Arena]
    • Drew seniors will be recognized on court and almost 100 dancers will perform at halftime, Drew athletes will serve as greeters at Philips Arena, and our school community will fill the stands to make sure everyone knows that Drew is in the building.  The Atlanta Dream has created a “buy one, get one free” promotional code for us, so ticket prices are very reasonable; get your family and friends and come cheer on the Atlanta Dream and Drew Charter School!
    • To purchase tickets** (Buy-one-get-one-free: BOGO), click this link:  bit.ly/DrewDream
      • Use promo code DREWCHARTER to activate the BOGO offer.  If you want to sit near the Drew student section, get tickets in sections 116-119.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Luczynski or Ronitia Hodges at 404-687-0001.
  • Monday, September 12th, 5:30 – JA/SA BlackBoard Training for Parents/Guardians [Theater]
  • Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30 – Sophomore Parent Night [Cafeteria]
  • September 20-22 – Ninth Grade College Trips [Tuskegee and Auburn Universities]
  • Thursday, October 13th, 4:00-6:00 pm – Quarter 1 PBL Showcase

Announcements:

  1. BlackBoard – New Tech Network, our technical assistance provider for Project-Based Learning (PBL) has discontinued support of the Echo learning management system.  As a result, we have switched to BlackBoard, a very popular and robust system used by many colleges.  Teachers have been working in BlackBoard for approximately two weeks.  We anticipate that students will get access to their accounts this week.  We will hold a training for parents and guardians on Monday September 12th at 5:30 in the Theater.
  2. Yearbook Pictures – Yearbook pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th. Students must have their blazer in order to take a yearbook picture.
  3. Dues – Below is information for student dues.  These funds help pay for programs like Midnight Madness, Prom and Senior Week that we cannot pay for out of school funds.
    • Sophomore
      1. $35
      2. Flyer
    • Junior
      1. $200
      2. Dues Payment Schedule
      3. Frequently Asked Questions
    • Senior
      1. $225
      2. Include cap and gowns, diploma cover, Visions of the Future (including awards and decorations), senior breakfast, senior picnic, senior lunch jam, senior Sunday bar, senior t-shirt, class picture, and other activities.
  • Remind Communications – Remind accounts have been set up to distribute information for each grade level.  Parents, guardians and students can sign up for these reminders using the directions linked below:

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