Week of December 12th, 2016

Shout Outs!

  • To Ms. Akinyela, Dr. Morgan and Ms. Wynn, whose students hosted a Renaissance Faire for EA and JA students on Friday as part of their most recent project [See picture above]!
  • To Do-It-Yourself Club for an amazing Pop-Up Shop today after school!
  • To the harp students, Ms. Hairston and Ms. Hayes for a awesome harp concert Tuesday night!
  • To the orchestra and Ms. Colbert for a fantastic concert Wednesday night!
  • To the band and Ms. Pryor for a wonderful concert Thursday Night!
  • To Alvin Winston for his acceptance in the United States Youth Senate Program!
  • To Ms. Desprez-Isbell for starting up our chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society [See note below]!
  • To Ms. Manwell for all of her hard work preparing students for the Economics Milestone on Tuesday!


  • Monday, December 12th, A-Day
    • Ugly Holiday Sweater Day – Students can wear ugly holiday sweaters instead of their uniform
    • Make-up Milestone Administration [Seniors who had GSU exams during the Economics administration]
    • MAP ELA Administration
    • Flex Time: Clubs
  • Tuesday, December 13th, B-Day
    • Make-up Milestone Administration
    • MAP ELA Administration
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 6:00 – Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 14th, A-Day
    •  Flex Time: Extended Learning
  • Thursday, December 15th, B-Day
    • B-Day Mid-Term Exams
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 6:00 – Drama Performance [Center for the Arts]
  •  Friday, December 16th, A-Day
    • A- Day Mid-Term Exams

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, 12/17, 11:00 am – The Villages of East Lake Annual Holiday Party [EA Cafeteria]
  • Thursday, 1/5 – Semester 2 Begins
  • Tuesday, 1/17
    • SA Principal’s Coffee
    • “HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE” WORKSHOP SERIES [Maynard Jackson – See note in last week’s post]
  • Wednesday, 1/25 – PBL Showcase




  • MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society – We are excited to announce that Ms. Desprez-Isbell is leading the founding of our own chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society.  This groups will coordinate student participation in a variety of mathematics competitions and other programming.  Please find the application linked here and direct any questions to emily.desprez@drewcharterschool.org.
  • Senior Academy Robotics – The Senior Academy chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is participating in Vex Robotics.  NSBE meets as a club on Mondays during Flex Time.  However, other students who are interested in participating can reach out to Ms. White (beth.white@drewcharterschool.org), our engineering teacher, to participate in after school build sessions on Tuesdays.
  • Textbook Return – Students taking a course for only one semester, should please return their textbook by December 15, 2016 to Mrs. T Ricks in the Learning Commons on the 4th Floor.  Lost or damaged textbook fees are added to student accounts.
  • 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:

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