Week of October 30th, 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.

Senior Academy Priorities for the Year

  1. A school where character and school culture are developed through positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.
  2. A school where we facilitate high quality STEAM/PBL learning, and everyone understands how these principles and practices prepare students for postsecondary success.
  3. A school that supports all students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth and understands how these elements impact learning and development.

Shout-outs to:

  • Peyton Rodgers and Justin Yarbrough who placed 2nd and 6th, respectively, at the Area Cross Country Meet as well as the boys team who placed 3rd and the girls team placed 4th.  We are headed to STATE [see picture above]!
  • The members of Mu Alpha Theta and Ms. Isbell for participating in their first math competition this past Saturday!
  • Ms. Hood for being awarded a 3 for $300 mini-grant at the Georgia STEM Conference!
  • Ms. Klein for providing a great field trip experience to hear from a living civil rights legend, James Meredith, for the SQUAAD club and her students!
  • Mr. McCullough, Ms. Allen and Ms. Might for their commitment to the STAMP assessment for measuring Spanish proficiency!
  • Ms. Bryant and Ms. White for all of their leadership in planning STEAM Career Day!
  • Ms. Weaver (formerly Ms. Kaney) and her team for coordinating the PSAT administrations!
    • Jaiquez Denny Oct 30
    • Raven Jackson Oct 30
    • Orlandria Royals Oct 30
    • Jourdan Dixon Oct 31
    • Nalah Ruffin Oct 31
    • Sydney Robinson Nov 3
    • Rayah Wilson Nov 3


WEEKS 15 ~ (10/30- 11/04)
10/30| Monday | “A” Day

  • East Lake Cup collegiate golf tournament [Complimentary tickets]
  • 2nd Period – Field Testing
  • Flex Time –  A-Week Clubs
    • Homecoming Coronation rehearsal (A213)
10/31 | Tuesday | “B” Day

11/01 | Wednesday | “A” Day

  • East Lake Cup collegiate golf tournament [Complimentary tickets]
  • 1st Period – Make-Up Yearbook Pictures: Senior Academy will take pictures starting at 8:30. Students will enter by grade level in 15  minute increments.
    • 8:30-8:45 – 9th
    • 8:45-9:00 – 10th
    • 9:00-9:15 – 11th
    • 9:15-9:30 – 12th
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 1:30-3:00 – Visit by Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education and his team
11/02 | Thursday |  “B” Day

  • Accuplacer Administration [Juniors and Selected Seniors – GSU Clarkston]
  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
11/03 | Friday | “A” Day

  • Accuplacer Administration [Juniors and Selected Seniors – GSU Clarkston]
  • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
  • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
  • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
  • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
  • 11:15 – Dismiss 9/10th graders to lunch (When students are dismissed for lunch, they are dismissed for the day.)
  • 11:45 – Dismiss 11/12th graders lunch
  • Parent Conference Schedule [See letter to parents regarding Parent Conference Day Schedule]
  • 1:00-1:30 – Grade-Level Overviews/Teacher Reports
    • 9th Grade Location:  A204
    • 10th Grade Location: A216
    • 11th Grade Location: A301
    • 12th Grade Location: A316
  • 1:30-5:00 – Individual Scheduled Conferences
  • 5:00-5:30 – Grade-Level Overviews/Teacher Reports
    • 9th Grade Location:  A204
    • 10th Grade Location: A216
    • 11th Grade Location: A301
    • 12th Grade Location: A316
  • 5:30-6:00 – Wrap-Up
  • 6:00 – Dance be-CAUSE Concert [Theater]
11/04  | Saturday

  • SAT Administration
  • 8:00-10:00 – Drew EagleNation Athletic Booster Club Flapjack Fundraiser [See flyer below – Applebees 4705 Memorial Dr.]

Upcoming Events:

  • 11/6
  • 11/8
    • Flex Time – Homecoming Coronation
    • 4:00-6:00 – PBL Showcase
    • 6:30-8:30 – Drew’s Got Talent [6-12th Grade – Theater]
  • 11/9, 6pm-8pm – Soaring: 6th Annual Community Art Exhibit – Silent Auction – Pop Up Shop @ Namaste Yoga Indigo Spa 2033 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE Atlanta Ga 30317
  • 11/10 –
    • Flex Time – Dance be-CAUSE Assembly [Theater]
    • 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally [Gym]
  • 11/11
    • One Act State Championship [First Presbyterian Day School – Macon, GA]
    • Atlanta Urban Debate Tournament at Drew
    • Vex Robotics Competition
    • 4:30 – Varsity Girls Basketball @ West Forsyth
  • 11/13-11/17 – Homecoming Week [See calendar of events below]
  • 11/14, 2:45-6:00 – Junior Mock ACT Exam
  • 11/15, 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
  • 11/16, 8:15 am – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • 11/17
    • 4th Period – Homecoming Pep Rally
    • 6:00 – Homecoming Basketball Game vs. Maynard Jackson
  • 11/18, 9:00-11:00 – Homecoming Dance [Cafeteria]
  • 11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/27 – B-Week Clubs
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]




  • November 3 Drew PTA Spirit Day at SkyView Ferris WheelJoin the Drew Charter School PTA on November 3rd’s Early Release Day for fun at SkyView Atlanta,168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303!   Make sure to mention that you are at SkyView for the Drew PTA, and receive a 10% discount on your ticket purchases. Additionally, a portion of your ticket fee will be donated back to the Drew PTA by SkyView! Good during SkyView’s operating hours on November 3 – 12 pm to 12 am.  Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Pack a picnic, and before or after your ride on SkyView, join other Drew families near the playground in Centennial Olympic Park near the playground for more fun in downtown Atlanta! Note: This is NOT a drop off event. Parents are responsible for transportation, supervision, and fees for their students at this event.
  • LAB AtlantaLab Atlanta is a Midtown-based semester school for 10th graders offering an honors-level academic curriculum and immersive, city-based design and innovation experience. Students apply to attend and, if accepted and enrolled, leave their home school for one semester to join other curious and engaged students from the city’s public and independent schools. Students earn core academic credits in a diverse and inclusive environment that builds civic leadership, design, and innovation skills.  Lab Atlanta is sponsored by The Lovett School and supported by the generous contributions of individuals, families, and leading local and national foundations. If you or your student is interested in participating in LAB Atlanta this spring.  Please contact Mr. Richardson, 10th Grade Counselor at rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org.
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings
    • On October 19th we hosted our third PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Mr. Doug Ammar from the Georgia Justice Project for presenting.  
    • These gatherings will occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 16th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  
    • Click Here to Become a PTA Member

November 3 Drew PTA Spirit Day at SkyView Ferris Wheel Horizontal

Flapjack Fundraiser Flyer



17-18 Homecoming



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