Week of March 19th, 2018

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:

  • Alani Andrews, Julia Blackwell, Jabari Freeman, and Peyton Rodgers for an amazing harp performance in collaboration with Full Radius Dance!
  • All who participated in our 2nd Annual Chemistry Cooks! Event. Every dollar raised  will be used to help the Atlanta Community Food Bank provide four meals. This year, we collected $205 dollars which means we are providing 820 meals to families in the area. Go Eagles!
  • Ms. Hairston and Ms. O’Roark for helping facilitate the collaboration between our harp students and Full Radius Dance!
  • Ms. Young for planning an awesome Sophomore College Trip to New Orleans and Ms. Mason, Ms. Herman, Mr.White and Ms. Weaver[Kaney] for chaperoning!
  • Freshman Kamea Alleyne for her interview with 21st Century Leaders for the Summer Leadership Institute!      
  • Ms. Krachman for applying for a PTA grant to provide refreshments for Saturday Milestone Tutorial and for ordering Pi Day shirts and organizing Pi Day events!
  • Junior Joyah Mitchell, who received 3rd place in the Regional Social Studies Fair!
  • Junior Niara Botchwey who was awarded with a Certificate for Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity in In Vitro Biology by The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB).  Her Project ENGAGES science fair project was directly advised by Simone Douglas from at Georgia Tech.  SIVB provides one award at each regional/state Intel ISEF Competition to the most outstanding 11th grade student exhibiting in the area of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.
  • Ms. Woods, Mr. Copp and the junior students for their “From the Lab to the Table” PBL event about Genetically Modified Organisms!
  • Ms. Schaffer, Mr.Martin and the Peer Leaders for organizing Drew’s participation in the National School Walkout!
  • Mr. Canney, Mr. Baker and Dr. Morgan for all of their students’ hard work preparing for The Great Gatsby performance at Design-o-rama on Saturday!
  • Sophomores Abdul-Malik Mohammed, Solomon Dobbs, Alvin-Wayne Stewart, DeGreer Harris and Joshua Clemons for making it to the interview round for Project ENGAGES at Georgia Tech!
  • The following students for accompanying Mr. McCullough and Dr. Allen to the Southern Conference on Language Teaching.  The students’ participation in a 3 hour pre-conference session helped 14 teachers in the southeast understand our innovative methods of language teaching.

    • Jonathan Parks
    • Warren Rouse
    • Madison Devaughn
    • Shaniyah Dozier
    • Partrick Gramme-Howell
    • Rayven Day
    • Destiny Brantley
    • Jamie Alexander
    • Parker Freeman
    • Omari Elliot
    • Me’Nighyah James
    • Shayla Victrum
    • Analysis Anderson
    • Lia Lipscomb
    • Sydney Berenson
    • Ivy Diamond
    • James Simmons
    • Peyton Rogers
    • Darshan Desai
    • Victoria Nunnally
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS !!
Alaina Mauldin 3/19 MCCULLOUGH
Kamea Alleyne 3/21 KLEIN
Tyler Johnson 3/22 SIMMONS
Jalen McCurty 3/23 SHULER-DAVIS
Christian Butts 3/24 JACKSON
Taronta Evans 3/24 WYNN

Calendar:

03/19 – 03/25

Spring Benchmarks in MasteryConnect

[All core content areas]

03/19 | Monday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time: A-Week Clubs 
  • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs Eagle’s Landing Christian [Home]
03/20  | Tuesday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time – Mock Interviews [Selected 9th and 10th graders]
  • 5:00- JV Baseball @ Paideia [Early Release at 3:30]
  • 5:00- Varsity Golf vs Arabia Mountain [Home]
03/21  | Wednesday | “A” Day

  • MILESTONE SIMULATION (9th grade)
  • Progress reports given to students
  • Peer Leadership/Mentorship
  • 3:45 – Farm Stand [EA]
  • 4:00 – Beta Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
03/22 | Thursday |  “B” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning 
    • 11th grade Community Forum
  • 1:00-5:00 – JA/SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
  • 5:00 – Soccer vs Atlanta International School [Home]
  • 5:30 – Rising 9th Grade Transition Night [9th Grade Hall]
03/23 | Friday | “A” Day

  • JA/SA Band, Chorus and Orchestra Trip [Orlando – Return 3/25]
  • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 3:00- Varsity Tennis @ SW Dekalb Panther Invitational Tournament [Clayton County Tennis Courts ]
03/24 | Saturday

  • Varsity Tennis @ SW Dekalb Panther Invitational Tournament [Clayton CO. Tennis Court]
  • 8:30- Varsity Track & Field [Landmark]
  • CANCELLED – 9:00-4:00 – Making Proud Choices [Rooms A216/217 – More information here – Unfortunately, due to lack of interest we are cancelling this class.  We hope to offer it in the fall.]
  • 7:30 – 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser

 Upcoming Events:

Week of 3/26-3/30 – College and Career Week

  • 3/26, 12:30-3:00 – College Fair PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE [No clubs]
  • 3/27, Flex Time – Film Screening: “Step” & Group Discussion
  • 3/28,
    • Flex Time –
      • Film Screening Part 2: “Step” & Group Discussion
      • Senior Lunch Jam
    • 6:00 – Parent University [9th Grade Classrooms and PBL area]
  • 3/29, Flex Time – College and Career Exploration
  • 3/30
    • 1st and 4th periods swapped
    • 2:00 – Senior Walk *Parents are Welcome to Participate*
    • 2:25-4:00 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]

Week of 4/2-4/8 – Spring Break

  • 4/21, 7:30-11:00 – Prom: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Masquerade” [433 Bishop Street, Atlanta, GA]
  • 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]

Announcements:

  • Re-Enrollment Information-Re-Enrollment for Rising 1st – 12th Graders starts Monday, March 19, and runs through Friday, March 30.
    • Please click Here for details and to re-enroll.
    • Please be sure to re-enroll your student by the deadline, March 30th.
  • Reminder: Employment Opportunities for 2018-2019 – We are currently looking to hire and Academic Support Coordinator and additional computer science and special education teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested and available, please have them apply on our website.
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, March 15th we hosted our seventh PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial, for presenting.  For those who were not able to join both a video and audio recording are available.
    • These gatherings 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, April 19th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be SUPPORTING OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, (stress, bullying, depression and suicide)  with Dr. Alduan Tartt.
  • Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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: PTA Nominating Committee
    • The PTA Nominating Committee is in the process of accepting nominations for the PTA officer positions for the upcoming academic year 2018/2019. The PTA leadership plays a vital role in our kid’s education and the environment in which they learn. The PTA officers are a resource for all Drew families in expressing their views on our Drew community and working with the school’s administration on important issues. However, the PTA is a volunteer organization and is in need of people willing to serve in its leadership positions.
    • The PTA is only as strong as what its members put in and the most valuable asset we have is your time and experience. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, we encourage you to speak to present or past officers about the time commitment (it is probably less than you think!) and the important roles the various positions play in how our school functions. Without leadership the PTA cannot function or even exist! Currently we do not have enough nominees to fill the full slate necessary for a working PTA. Please consider nominating yourself or another Drew PTA member who you think would be willing to serve. Thank you!
    • Boxes and Nominating forms are in the lobby of each campus.
    • Drew PTA Nominating Committee:
  • Reminder: 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
    • Save the date for the 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser!  Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, but Early Bird Tickets on sale now through February 28 for just $25 at http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com.   Admission price includes appetizers, adult beverages, music, and a silent auction bidder number!  Come out for a great night of fun with our adult Drew community and support our PTA as well!
    • Calling all Drew Community Business Owners, Artists, and Craftsmen: The Drew PTA needs your donations for our 2018 PTA Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser! This is a great way to support your school PTA AND advertise your business and talent to our wider Drew Community!  We are a non-profit so your donation may be tax-deductible, and donations over $100 receive a free admission to the event! To donate: https://form.jotform.com/80224856984164

College/University

Student Matriculating

Agnes Scott College Jocelyn Gresham
Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
Alabama State University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Dalton State College
Dillard University
Emory University
Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
Florida A&M University
Full Sail University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Gordon State College
Goucher College
Hampton University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
Louisiana State University
North Carolina A&T University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Paine College
Reinhardt University
Samford University
SCAD
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stoney Brook University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Vanderbilt University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Wingate University
Young Harris College

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