Week of April 10th, 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. . .

  • Seniors, who have started to commit to colleges and universities for next year [see chart below]!
  • The junior class, Mr. Baker and Mr. Canney for their performances of the student written, produced and performed drama 5:1!
  • The sophomore and junior classes, Ms. Shuler-Davis, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Woodlee and Ms. Woods for all their hard work on the Chemistry Cooks Project!
  • All of the students who applied to the Summer Math and Science Enrichment Academy and Ms. Davis and Mr. Richardson for helping with applications!
  • Ms. Button, EA Kindergarten teacher, who received the Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education [see picture above]!
  • Ms. Hood who returned from maternity leave on Friday before Spring Break!
  • Mr. Rashid, who works day in and day out with our most difficult student experiences (and does a great job coaching soccer)!
  • Ms. Crooks for greeting and helping route everyone when the enter the building!
  • Mr. Colbert and Mr. Richardson for helping coordinate the Danish student visit and to the teachers who hosted students in their classes!
  • Ms. Kaney for her work coordinating several new Drew scholarships!
  • The orchestra and Ms. Colbert for hosting the Orchestra Spring Concert!
  • The Student Government Association and Ms. Allen for all their hard work on the SGA Day of Play!



  • All Week – Spanish IV STAMP Administration
  • Monday, April 10th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, April 11th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 3:00 – Tennis Early Dismissal
    • 6:00 – First Semester Awards Night [Theater]
  • Wednesday, April 12th – B Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • 11th Grade Community Forum
  • Thursday, April 13th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • Tenth Grade Community Forum
  • Friday, April 14th – B Day
    • 12:00 – Prom ticket distribution
      • Students must be in class until 12 in order to participate in prom, but can be checked out at this time.
    • Flex Time – Free Friday
    • 7:00 – Prom [433 Bishop Street]

Upcoming Events:

  • 4/18 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Testing Update
  • 4/19, 4:30 – Beta Club Induction Ceremony [Theater]
  • 4/20, 6:00
    • Orchestra Composer Concert
    • Spring PTA General Body Mtg. & Family Dinner Night
  • 4/21 – Space is the New Place
  • 4/24-4/28 – Administrative Professionals Week
  • 4/25 – US History Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/27-4/28 – American Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/29 –
    • 5K and Health Fair at Drew
    • International Day
  • 5/1-5/5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/1
    • Algebra 1 Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • 5/2 –
    • Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Geometry Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • 8:00 –  AP Spanish Language Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Physics Exam
  • 5/3 and 5/4 – Ninth Grade Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 5/4, 8:00 – AP US Government and Politics Exam
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [Location TBD]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym – All students]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]


  • Prom Picture Order FormLink
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program (TAACT) – “The goal of the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program is to excite and motivate our youth to learn about the aerospace industry. The TAACT program endeavors to instill, in children, an appreciation for the academic skills, moral character, proper conduct, dedication and discipline necessary to succeed. More importantly, we want them to discover that learning can be fun when done in the context of aviation. TAACT offers comprehensive training in the various aviation disciplines. Our program targets students between the ninth and twelfth grade and, actual flight training is included.”
  • 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:
College Acceptances Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Cornell University
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Fisk Univeristy
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College
Howard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kennesaw State University
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A &T
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University
Spelman College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Kentucky
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University
Williams College

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