Week of April 09th, 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:

  • Ms. Mason, Ms. Young, Ms. Herman, Ms. Stinson, Ms. Weaver, Mr. Richardson, Ms. McCoy and Ms. Davis for an activity-filled College and Career Week, complete with an amazing college fair, movie, scavenger hunt and a moving Senior Walk for the Class of 2018! #Graduation =]
    • Shout out to Ms. Harris and Rayven Day for their dance ensemble throughout the parade!
    • Shout out to Mr. Parker and Mr. Baker for capturing the moment of our Seniors along with all the students in their photography and film brigade!
  • Sophomore Jada Allen and Senior Blake Turpeau for being selected by the Georgia Charter School Association (GCSA) art contest!  Each student had more than one artwork accepted where it will be framed and hung up for one year.  In addition, their talent will be rewarded and recognized by GCSA.
  • Senior Nia Anderson for being selected to represent Georgia State University on a panel discussion on the benefits and experience in the Early College program.  She was flown to Baltimore to attend the conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education!
  • Sophomores Mercy Awani and Jada Allen!  Their artwork will be exhibited at the High Museum for the 5th Congressional District of Georgia High School Art Contest. Ms. Nguyen is pleased to have these talented girl’s work be on display for many to see starting May 11, 2018 at the Green Family Exhibition Gallery in the High Museum.  A reception will be held to honor all participants and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
  • Mr. Sessoms and Ms. Anderson for their dedication to our students.  All the time invested has paid off yet again!  The Drew Charter School Orchestra and Chorus performed at the Worldstrides Music Festival in Orlando, Florida.  As part of the festival, both ensembles performed for a panel of judges and were evaluated on demonstrating the various elements of music at a high level.  Both the Orchestra and Chorus earned Gold at the festival!
  • Freshman Jordan McCrary who participated in a Black History Oratorical Contest focused on STEM program!
  • The entire re-enrollment team for their dedication and consistent service to the Drew Community, especially the last two weeks by working extended hours!
  • Dr. Allen for coordinating the annual SGA Day of Play a huge success for the entire Senior Academy!
  • Mr. Baker for his tireless dedication to make Prom, “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Masquerade” a great sensation!
Taylour Copeland 4/3 WILDER
Dania Dorsey 4/4 WOODS
Benjamin Bozman 4/5 SCHAFFER
Alexis Gaines 4/6 KRACHMAN
Destiny McCray 4/7 KRACHMAN


04/09 – 04/15

04/09 | Monday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time: A-Week Clubs
  • 4:30 – JV Baseball @ Our Lady of Mercy
04/10 | Tuesday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • 4:00 – Tennis vs Strong Rock [Richard Craig Tennis Courts]
04/11 | Wednesday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 2:30 – Senior Academy Showcase: Passing the Baton to the Class of 2022
  • 4:30 – Varsity Golf vs Decatur HS [Heritage Golf Course]
  • 4:30 – Teaching & Learning Committee [Eva Davis Board Room]

Last day for Students and/or Guest to pay for Prom tickets is 4/13!

04/12 | Thursday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning
    • Rescheduled 9th Grade Community Forum
  • 4:30 – Varsity Golf vs Maynard Jackson [SENIOR NIGHT – Charlie Yates]
  • 5:00 – Varsity Girls Soccer vs Clarkston [Home]
04/13 | Friday | “A” Day

  • 8:00- Area Track Meet @ Darlington HS in Rome, GA
  • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs Maynard Jackson [Home]

  • 1:00 – JV Baseball @ Mt. Vernon

Upcoming Events:

Week of 4/16 – 4/20

  • 4/16
    • Flex Time: B-Week Clubs
    • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs ELCA [Home]
  • 4/17, 7:00 – Harp Concert [Theater]
  • 4/18, 6:00 – Peru Parent Meeting [Room 219]
  • 4/19
    • 8:15 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: Addressing our Students’ Mental Health with Dr. Alduan Tartt, Psychologist, Minister, Speaker, Media Host, Author [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs Strong Rock (Senior Night)
    • 6:00 – PTA: General Body Meeting [EA Cafeteria]
  • 4/20, 8:00 – Space is the New Place: AIR
  • 4/21, 7:30-11:00 – Prom: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Masquerade” [433 Bishop Street, Atlanta, GA]

Week of 4/17 – 4/27: Administrative Professionals Week

  • 4/23 – 9th Lit. EOC Milestone (Day 1)
    • Flex Time: A-Week Clubs
    • 2:30-4:00 – Senior Academy Showcase: Passing the Baton to the Class of 2022 [Seniors]
  • 4/24 – 9th Lit. EOC Milestone (Day 2)
  • 4/25 – Administrative Professionals Day
    • American Lit EOC Milestone (Day 1)
    • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony [Theater]
  • 4/26 – American Lit EOC Milestone (Day 2)
    • 6:00 – Drew Board of Directors Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • 4/27 – Algebra I EOC Milestone
  • 4/28 and 4/29 – EmpowHer and HimPower Conferences [Cafeteria]
  • 5/11, 6:00 pm – PTA: Screen on the Green [EA Playground]
  • 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]


  • Prom The last day for Students and/or Guest to pay for Prom tickets will be April 13th. Payments will not be taken after this date.
  • Student Opportunities –
    • The Science and Math Summer Enrichment Academy (SMSEA)
      • Students can apply NOW through this link https://tinyurl.com/SMSEA2018
      • The Parent FAQ and Teacher Recommendation Form must be submitted with their application; click here.
    • The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) has proudly served the City of Atlanta with a FREE week-long high school accounting awareness program targeted toward rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors for the last 11 years.
      • The program is hosted by Emory University and sponsored by corporations and local businesses each year including Fortune 500 corporations and Multinational Accounting firms.
      • This program is offered to 30 students in Georgia and surrounding states at no cost to them.
      • This week long program is held on the beautiful campus of Emory University from June 24-29, 2018. Please note students only have until April 15th to apply.
  • Reminder: Employment Opportunities for 2018-2019 – We are currently looking to hire for the 2018-2019 school year, please see the vacant positions below. If you or someone you know is interested and available, please have them apply on our website.
    • Academic Support Coordinator
    • Computer Science Teacher
    • Engineering Teacher
    • Spanish Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • 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

4-19 Reminder Post

  • 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.


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
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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