Week of November 14th, 2016

Shout Outs!

  • Welcoming Ms. Shira Woodlee, who joins us as a special education teacher for grades 11 and 12
  • To Jurnee Miller (Math), Trinity Mosley (Science), Kaitlyn Taylor (Spanish) and Haley Whetstone (Math) who were selected as district nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program
  • To Ms. Kaney, Ms. Young, Ms. Herman, Ms. Thomas, and Mr. Harris for organizing and chaperoning the 11th grade College Trip to Tennessee!
  • To the National Honor Society for organizing our Election Returns Party.
  • To Mr. Colbert for his organization of another successful Drew’s Got Talent!
  • To Mr. Boonyapat, Ms. Williams, Ms. Ricks, and Ms. Desprez for helping with Science Fair.
  • To the 9th Grade Team for organizing the field trip to the True Colors Theater to see Proof
  • To Ms. Wynn, Ms. Akinyela and Dr. Morgan for organizing the Medieval Times field trip



  • Monday, November 14th – B Day
    • Homecoming Color Wars (Students dress in these colors):
      • 9th Grade – Grey
      • 10th Grade – White
      • 11th Grade – Red
      • 12th Grade – Black
    • Extended Learning – Homecoming Grade Level Basketball Game
    • 6:00 – Homecoming Coronation [Theater]
  • Tuesday, November 15th – A Day
    • Homecoming Character Day (Students dress as a celebrity or fictional character)
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
    • 4:30 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Curriculum and Programs of Study [Main Office Conference Room]
    • 6:00 – SA Fall  All-Sports Banquet [Cafeteria]
  • Wednesday, November 16th – B Day
    • Homecoming Social Activism Day (Students dress to advance a cause they believe in.)
    • 12:00-1:00 – Homecoming Royal Court Luncheon
    • Flex Time: Homecoming Family Feud
  • Thursday, November 17th – A Day
    • Homecoming Twin Day 
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • 10th Grade Community Forum
    • 5:30 – Varsity Basketball at Maynard Jackson [Come support us for our first varsity basketball game of the season. Homecoming Spirit Buses will transport students who have requested tickets.]
  • Friday, November 11th – A Day
    • Homecoming Spirit Day (Students dress in green and gold)
    • 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
    • 5:30/7:00pm – Girls’ & Boys’ Varsity Homecoming Basketball Game vs WD Mohammed Schools [Home]

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, 11/19, 7:00-10:00 pm: Homecoming Dance [Cafeteria]
  • Wednesday, 11/30, 6:00: Gifted Parent Meeting
    • Come learn about our programs to support gifted and talented students.
  • Thursday, 12/1, 6:00: PTA Senior Academy Town Hall Meeting
    • Please look out for a survey to determine topics for this meeting.
  • Friday, 12/2: Accuplacer Early College Placement Test [All Juniors]
  • Tuesday, 12/6
    • GSU Exams Begin
    • 8:00-11:00/ Economics Milestone
  • Thursday, 12/15 – A-Day Exams
  • Friday, 12/16 – B-Day Exams



  • Reminder Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School  2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:
    • ONLINE 11/26/16 through 02/26/17 $30.00
    • ONLINE 02/27/17 through 04/10/17 $35.00
    • After 04/10/17 In person at either campus, $35 cash or credit.
  • Reminder: Links – Rather than including the same links with every blog post, I have now created a page dedicated to links to Drew and Drew partner websites.  You should see a link to this page at the top of the blog.
  • Reminder: 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.
    • Freshman
      • $30
      • Due (cash or money order) September 16th to Ms. Deiters in room A202
      • There is a $5 late fee after September 16th
      • Includes: Freshman T-Shirt, SGA Day of Play, Midnight Madness and other ninth grade activities
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
      • $225
      • 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.
  • Reminder: PTA Membership – Please take a moment to join the Drew PTA.  Dues are $10 and they work tirelessly to provide a wide variety of programming to support our students and staff. You can join online via this link.

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