Week of April 24th, 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. . .

  • Niara Botchwey and Chelsea Clark for being selected to the prestigious Project ENGAGES program at Georgia Tech!  They will spend their junior and senior years and summers being paid to work in a lab at Georgia Tech!
  • The Track Team for their hard work and performance at the Area Meet on Monday!
  • The Boys and Girls Tennis Teams for winning to advance to the second round of the State Tournament!
  • The Boys and Girls Golf Teams for being undefeated in the regular season!  Good luck in the postseason!
  • All of the new Beta Club inductees, Ms. Manwell and everyone else who contributed to the induction ceremony!
  • Ms. Might and her students for organizing Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A to raise funds for their Peru trip!
  • Gloria Kitchens, Zoe Andrews and Ms. Ulbrich for being recognized at the APS Val/Sal/STAR Student breakfast on Wednesday!
  • Ms. Foster and Ms. Stinson for all of their work supporting students and coordinating with GSU for the Early College programs!
  • All of the performers, artists, tech crew, Ms. Harris, Mr. Mather and all of the STEAM teachers who contributed to Space is the New Place: FLoW Friday Night!  It was awesome [see picture above]!



  • All Week – Administrative Professionals Week
  • Monday, April 24th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, April 25th – A Day
    • GSU Final Exams
    • Area 3 Golf Tournament
    • 8:00-11:00 – US History Milestone Administration
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 7:00 – Spring Harp Concert [Theater]
  • Wednesday, April 26th – B Day – Administrative Professionals Day
    • Quarterly Fruit & Vegetable Tasting at JA/SA during lunch periods
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • Thursday, April 27th – A Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – American Literature and Composition Milestone Part 1 Administration
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 6:00 –
      • Board of Directors Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
      • EA/JA/SA Band Spring Concert [Theater]
  • Friday, April 28th – B Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – American Literature and Composition Milestone Part 2 Administration
    • Flex Time
      • 9-11th Grade – Free Friday
      • 12th Grade – Advisory
  • Saturday, April 29th
    • 8:00 – EagleNation 5K Walk/Run and Family, Fit, Fun Festival
    • 12:00-3:00 –
      • International Day
      • Mock AP World History Exam
    • 7:30 – Benefit Concert to Support Drew Fine Arts and Drew PTA featuring Mr. Okorie Johnson, a Drew parent and Atlanta-based cellist [Center for the Arts]

Upcoming Events:

  • 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 – 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 1
  • 5/4
    • 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 2
    • AP US Government and Politics Exam
    • Flex Time – Male and Female Mentoring Programming
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9
    • Milestone Make-Up Administration
    • 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]
  • 5/15 – 5/19 – Senior Week
  • 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]


  • Principal’s Coffee Materials – Last Tuesday our Dean of Students, Mr. Myers presented an overview of the Georgia Milestones Assessments. A copy of the PowerPoint he presented is available here.
  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dance Teacher
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Literacy and ELA Instructional Coach [9-12]
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • 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/University Student(s) Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
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 Caleb Smith, 5 Strong Scholar
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
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
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University Jakayla Rachel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T University
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 Zoe Andrews, Foundation Fellow
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
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University
Williams College



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