Week of May 8th, 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. . .

  • The girls tennis team, Coach Keys and Coach Cogdell for winning the state championship on Saturday!
  • Ms. Shuler-Davis, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Woods and Ms. Woodlee for engaging students in a project around natural products & chemistry!
  • Mr. Harris for having his high school classes create a workout program and work with 6th grade students to make exercise effective and fun!
  • Ms. Foster for inviting college professors to evaluate student portfolios!
  • Ms. Murray for having a Culture and Consumer Guru come to talk to business tech and chemistry students!
  • Ms. Ruffin for her JA project designing coloring books that students took to senior citizens!
  • Mr. Richardson for being recognized as the Outstanding Student in Counseling at Georgia State!
  • Ms. Young for being awarded the Myron Burney for her service to students at SACAC!
  • Mr. Coley, who is recovering from shoulder surgery!
  • Ms. White’s students for their questions and discussion with a team of executives from Porsche North America, including the president and CEO!
  • Ms. Schaffer, whose proposal, “Integrating Geography and Art to Create Social Activism,” was accepted for the National Council on Social Studies Annual Conference!



  • Monday, May 8th – B Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – Milestone Make-Ups
    • Flex Time: Clubs
    • 5:30 – Senior Dance Concert [Theater]
  • Tuesday, May 9th – A Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Calculus Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church – 1879 Glenwood Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316]
  • Wednesday, May 10th – B Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Lang Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • 12th Grade Community Forum [Cafeteria]
  • Thursday, May 11th – A Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP World History Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 4:00-6:00 – Chemistry Pop Up Shop [Cafeteria]
  • Friday, May 12th – B Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Human Geography [A306]
    • 1:30-2:00 – Flex Time: Advisory
    • 2:00 – Junior and sophomore advisories transition to the gym
    • 2:05 – Freshman advisories transition to the gym
    • 2:15-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym- All students]
    • 6:00 – PTA Screen on the Green [Sing – EA playground]


Upcoming Events:

  • 5/15 – 5/19 – Senior Week
  • 5/16, Flex Time – End-of-the-Year Assembly [Theater]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • 5/22 – 3B and 4B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/23 – 3A and 4A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/24 –
    • 1B and 2B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled first and second periods]
    • 12:00 – Early Dismissal/Study Hall
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
    • 1A and 2A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled first and second periods]
    • 11:00 – Early Dismissal
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]


  • 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]
    • Math Teacher
    • 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 Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
Albany State University Francine Dowdy
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University Biance Cox
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Atlanta Technical College
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
Roland Blanding
Chattahoochee Technical College
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbia University
Cornell University Tyler Sturdivant
Davidson College
Dillard University
Drexel University Ezekiel Taylor
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elms College
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University Kendall Bean
Georgia State University Jakayla Rachel
Kim Walker
Yvette Pines
Nydia Milton
Georgia College and State University Kierra Dennis
Georgia Institute of Technology Zora Ponder-Jones
Stephen Clemons
Georgia Southern University Jeffrey Barber
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University Amunet McDonald
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Christian Farmer
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Lynn University
Macalester College
Mercer University Gabrielle Aldred
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College Jourdan Harris
Renaldo Clark
John Ali
North Carolina A&T University Tai Rivers
Kendall Moore
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University Katira Bloodsaw
Paine College
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta) Jalen Lovett
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University Brandon Miller
South Carolina State University
Southern University at New Orleans Brandon Sykes
Spelman College
Stetson University
Stillman College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech Michele Turpeau
Mikayla Carney
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 Kiara Davis
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of the Virgin Islands
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University Kinsley Ray
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Williams College
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University Alvin Winston

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