Week of February 27th, 2017

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.

Shout Outs!


  • To Gloria Kitchens Class of 2017 Valedictorian!
  • To Zoe Andrews Class of 2017 Salutatorian!
  • To the College and Career Readiness Team for their support with Early College Applications!
  • To the Fine Arts Team for their Black History Month Performances!
  • To Ms. Jackson for her work with AP Calculus students!
  • To Mr. Richardson for his continued support of students and classroom guidance around Choice Theory!
  • To Ms. Akinyela, Mr. Harris and Dr. Morgan for having students reflect on a recently completed project!
  • To Ms. Krachman for her consistent system for giving formative feedback and for assessing each of the learning outcomes!


  • Black History Week 5 February 27-28
    • Education and Institutions: HBCU’s and Leaders in Educational Advancement
    • DRESS DAY: Tuesday, February 28th
    • ATTIRE: Paraphernalia from your favorite HBCU
  • Monday, February 27th – A Day
    • Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
    • Select Juniors take Accuplacer Off Campus 
    • 8:00-10:00 – Selected Seniors take College and Work Readiness Assessment
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, February 28th – B Day
    • Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 2:15 – Early Dismissal: Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis
    • 4:30 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Math Initiatives [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • Wednesday, March 1st – A Day
    • Sophomore College Trip
    • Select Juniors take Accuplacer Off Campus 
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  •  Thursday, March 2nd – B Day
    • Sophomore College Trip
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • Friday, March 3rd – A Day
    • Deadline for Project ENGAGES applications for rising juniors [See last week’s post for more information]
    • Sophomore College Trip
    • Moot Court Competition Field Trip
    • Flex Time
      • 9-11th – Free Friday/SGA March Madness Competition
      • 12th – Advisory

Upcoming Events:

  • 3/6, 6:00 – Rising Ninth Grade Transition Night: This night will focus on information to prepare rising ninth graders and their families for the transition to the Senior Academy, including course selection for next year.
    • Rising Ninth Grade Parents/Guardians: Please follow this link to get directions for signing up to receive text message notifications about transition activities.
  • 3/7 –
    • Coding Workshop from Best Buy with the Geek Squad for Teen Tech Week
    • 6:00 – Early College Parent Night [Rising seniors and their parents – Theater]
  • 3/8, 1:30-4:00 – Tentative: SA Hidden Figures Screening [Theater]
  • 3/9 – Junior Chemistry Field Trip
  • 3/10 – Vision Screening [Please look for a release form brought home by your student]
  • 3/13 – End of Quarter 3
  • 3/22 – Quarter 3 PBL Showcase
  • 4/14 – Prom
  • 4/24-5/12 – Milestone Assessments and AP Exams: Please be careful about scheduling student absences during this time
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Flyer]


  • 2017 College Access to Success Summit – Image 2-27-17 at 9.40 AM.jpg
  • Girls Who Code – “The Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a FREE, 7-week summer program for current 10th and 11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the U.S. We also provide a need-based summer stipend to cover transportation and living costs for students who qualify.  There are 7 programs running in Atlanta this summer from June 5th – July 21, 2017. The application closes on March 17, 2017.
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.
  • 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: 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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