Week of January 9th, 2017

Shout Outs!

  • To Jaila Allen and Suprim Allah, who were recognized as Posse Scholars last Thursday [see picture above]!
  • To Ms. Hood for the birth of her little girl, Wynter Olivia Hood, who arrived December 16th!
  • To Ms. Smith who joins us as a long-term sub for Ms. Hood!
  • To the following SA students who will be representing Drew to APS Science and Engineering Fairs on January 25-26
    • Kenyetta Akowa
    • Analisia Anderson
    • Niara Botchwey
    • Asia Foster
    • DeGreer Harris
    • Nazjaa Hughson
    • Trinity Mosley
    • Peyton Rogers
    • Haley Whetstone
  • To Maddox Gates, Payton Gunner, Caleb Carmichael, and Nicholas Smith for their performance in the Atlanta Urban Debate League tournament in December.  The students tackled a challenging topic (China’s inclusion in the TPP) with skill.  Special recognition goes to Maddox Gates who placed 8th overall!
  • To the Senior Academy for a seven point gain in our College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) score!


  • Monday, January 9th, B-Day
    • Flex Time: Clubs
      • Juniors – ACT Prep
  • Tuesday, January 10th, A-Day
    • Flex Time: Advisory
      • Juniors – ACT Prep
    • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball vs. Landmark [Away]
  •  Wednesday, January 11th, B-Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • Freshmen – Community Forum
      • Juniors – ACT Prep
    • 5:30 – Varsity Basketball vs. South Atlanta [Away]
  • Thursday, January 12th, A-Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • Sophomores – Community Forum
      • Juniors – ACT Prep
    • 4:00-6:00 – JA PBL Showcase
  • Friday, January 13th, B-Day
    • Flex Time:
      • Juniors – ACT Prep
      • All other grades
        • Advisory Check-In
        • Spring Semester Opening Assembly
    • 6:00 – Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Fulton Leadership Academy [Away]
    • 6:30 – Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Kendrick [Away]
  • Saturday, January 14th
    • 3:30 – JV Basketball vs. Galloway [Away]
    • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball vs. Galloway [Away]

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, 1/16 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day [No School]
  • Tuesday, 1/17
    • 4:30 – SA Principal’s Coffee [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • “HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE” WORKSHOP SERIES [Maynard Jackson – See note in previous post]
  • Thursday, 1/19, 6:00 – PTA General Body Meeting
  • Wednesday, 1/25 – SA PBL Showcase
  • Saturday, 1/28 – Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
  • Friday, 2/3 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences
  • Saturday, 2/4, 11:00 – PTA Summer Camp Expo
  • Feb. 6-10th – National School Counseling Week
  • Tuesday, 2/7 – Board of Directors Meeting
  • Saturday, May 20th, 4:00 pm – Graduation Ceremony [Drew Charter School Gymnasium]
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]







  • Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) – Several parents have asked questions about this assessment that students take periodically throughout the year. Below is a link to a quick guide titled,  “A Parent’s Guide to Map” this FAQ answers the most commonly posed questions about the assessment.
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities – Ms. Kaney and her team have created a spreadsheet of summer opportunities that is housed on the www.DrewCCR.com website in the Important Links section.  In addition, there will be the PTA Summer Camp Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4th.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • 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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