Week of April 16th, 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:

  • The Senior Academy for being named to the list of three of the 2018 AP Honor Schools lists:
    • AP Challenge Schools (56 named in 2018) are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies).
    • AP Access and Support Schools (69 named in 2018) are schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
    • AP Humanities Schools (134 named in 2018) are schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.
  • Juniors Arthur Ayers, Mauro Espericueta and Daisha Thornton for presenting about their Tiny House Project at the National Association of Arts Educators conference in Seattle!
  • Junior Daisha Thornton, who was accepted to the Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering!
  • Junior orchestra member Autumn Linsey, who earned the Ovation Award for excellence in musicianship and character inside the music classroom, in school, and in the community at the WorldStrides Music Festival in Orlando!
  • Sophomore orchestra member Christopher McCrary, who was recognized by adjudicators out of all the performing groups and earned the Adjudicator’s Award at the WorldStrides Music Festival in Orlando!
  • Ms. White and her students, who were filmed by Georgia Public Broadcasting yesterday to highlight their work for which they earned a $10,000 Tiny Grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Accountability!
  • Senior David Aycock for being student of the semester in his math class at GSU’s Clarkston Campus, the second semester in a row!  Last semester he was recognized for College Algebra and this semester for Precalculus!
  • Freshman Jordan McCrary, who participated in a Black History Oratorical Contest focused on STEM programs at HBCUs!  She placed second against a graduating senior who took the top honor!
  • Mr. Parker and his photo brigade for capturing the essence of women in the Drew Community for the month of March [See here]!  As well as the Senior Walk for the Class of 2018!
  • Ms. Schaffer and Dr. Morgan for providing engaging after school and Saturday tutorials for US History!
  • Mr. Jackson for the senior lunch jam before break!
  • Coach Ricks, Coach Cogdell and the girls and boys tennis teams who finished 3rd and 6th in the area tournament, respectively!  The girls will be headed to the state playoffs again!
  • Ms. Klein for engaging the 9th graders in art infused body biography projects for the novel Purple Hibiscus!
  • Coach Weems for the final home golf match of the season celebrating seniors Evan Flemming and Dawn Williams!  We look forward to your success in the playoffs!
Alona Bell 4/9 KONIECZNY
Jordan McCrary 4/11 WYNN
Maxwell Gould Sheinin 4/12 WILDER
Bryce Zelazoski 4/14 WHITE
Jada Favors 4/14 MAYES-ADAMS
Jonathan Parks 4/14 SHULER-DAVIS
Adia Barnes 4/15 BENNETT
Tanesheia Arnold 4/19 ALLEN
Amaya Russ 4/20 MORRISON
Warren Rouse 4/20 KLEIN
Jordan Leake 4/22 WYNN


Week of 04/16 – 4/22

04/16 | Monday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time: B-Week Clubs
  • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs ELCA [Home]
04/17  | Tuesday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • 7:00 – Harp Concert [Theater]
04/18  | Wednesday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • Advisory
    • Peer Leadership/Mentorship
  • 6:00 – Peru Parent Meeting [Room 219]
04/19 | Thursday |  “A” Day

  • 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]
  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • 5:00 – Varsity Soccer vs Strong Rock (Senior Night)
  • 6:00 – PTA General Body Meeting [EA Cafeteria]
04/20 | Friday | “B” Day

  • Flex Time – Advisory/Free Friday
  • 8:00 – Space is the New Place: AIR
04/21 | Saturday

  • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School
  • 7:00-11:00 – Prom: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Masquerade” [433 Bishop Street, Atlanta, GA]

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 4/23 – 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)
      • 11th/12th grade classes eat 1st lunch
      • 9th/10th grade classes eat 2nd lunch
    • 4/25 – Administrative Professionals Day
      • American Lit EOC Milestone (Day 1)
      • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony for Grades 9-11 [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
      • 11th/12th grade classes eat 1st lunch
      • 9th/10th grade classes eat 2nd lunch
    • 4/28 and 4/29 – EmpowHer and HimPower Conferences [Cafeteria]
  • Week of 4/30 – 5/4
    • 4/30 – Economics Milestone
      • B-Week Clubs
    • 5/1 – Geometry Milestone
      • 11th/12th grade classes eat 1st lunch
      • 9th/10th grade classes eat 2nd lunch
      • Varsity Golf Area 3 Public Tournament
      • 6:00 – Senior Awards Night [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church]
    • 5/2 – US History Milestone
    • 5/3 – Biology Milestone
    • 5/4 – Milestone Make-Ups
      • Half-Day for Parent Conferences
    • 5/5 – International Day and Arts Fair for EA, JA and SA
    • 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]


  • 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.
    • 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

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
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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