Weeks of May 14th & 21st, 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.Williams! Her play “Black Matter” will be produced at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival this fall, October 3rd – 6th.  She is seeking actors and actresses to perform in the show. If you know someone who is interested (student or teacher) please reach out to her as soon as possible!
  • Toren Mosley for taking time out of his day to teach his peers Physics who didn’t understand the concepts. He used the SmartBoard and truly made sure all students understood the concepts! It was amazing!
  • The THIRTEEN Drew students who were selected to display and exhibit their artwork in the Awoken Student Art Showcase at the Center for Civil and Human Rights; congrats to these amazing artists!
    • Painting
      • Emily Blackwell; Iwish
      • Jada Allen; Disorder
      • Nazjaa Hughson; #MeToo
      • Syanne Hurst; Gun Laws
    • Mixed Media
      • Rashan Schoffner; HBCUlture
      • Chauncey Bridges; I Am Here
      • Korrian Chotan; Black Melanin United
      • Maura Espericueta; Pride
      • Zakia Tookes; Accept All Styles
    •  Sketch Drawing
      • Chanel Harris; The Immigrants Dream
      • Lillian Martin; We are All Equal
      • Raven Jackson; End the Stigma
      • Myah Crowell; We are Worthy
  • The following students who were accepted to the APS Summer Math and Science Enrichment Academy
    • Brandon Abram
    • Alani Andrews
    • Faith Coggins
    • Nya Foster
    • Ean Girault
    • Connor Mason
    • Toni White
    • Justin Yarbrough
  • Keiarra Bray, Chelsea Clark, and Darshan Desai for becoming semi-finalist in the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition; they had to create an invention that would help alleviate air pollution!  It’s possible for them to work with a scientist this summer to create a prototype for their invention!
  • Mr. Morrison for arranging the 9th Grade Field Trip to Six Flags!


Iyana Haynes 5/10 HOOD
Nia Anderson 5/11 SIMMONS
Gavin Kelley 5/11 MAYES-ADAMS
Jordan Wilson 5/12 SIMMONS
Elijah McKinnie 5/13 SIMMONS
Malik Ingram 5/13 BENNETT
Armoni Mayweathers 5/14 WYNN
Joshua Clemons 5/15 WHITE
Kennedi Bradshaw 5/15 JACKSON
Caleb Carmichael 5/16 CAIN
David Aycock 5/20 ALLEN
Jasmine Aycock 5/20 NGUYEN


05/14 – 05/20: Senior Week

05/14 | Monday | “B” Day

  • All Day – STAMP testing for Spanish 1
  • 1st Period – Senior Exams
  • 2nd Period – Senior Exams
  • Flex Time – A-Week Clubs
  • 2:30-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym]
  • 6:00 –
    • Atlanta Board of Education Student Recognition Ceremony [APS Center for Learning and Leadership]
    • EagleNation Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
05/15  | Tuesday | “A” Day

  • All Day – STAMP testing for Spanish 1
  • 8:00-12:00 – AP Calculus AB Exam
  • 11:30-1:15 – Senior Yearbook Party
  • Flex Time – End-of-Year Assembly/Changing of the Chairs
05/16  | Wednesday | “B” Day

  • STAMP testing for Spanish 1
  • 8:00-12:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 10:00-3:00 – Senior Trip [Main Event]
  • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 4:00-7:00 – Vietnam Veterans PBL Showcase (11th Grade)
  • 4:30-5:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
05/17 | Thursday |  “A” Day

  • STAMP testing for Spanish 1
  • 8:00-12:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
  • 12:00-2:00 – Senior Picnic
  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • 2:00 – Graduation Ticket Distribution
  • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AS THEY APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO FUND THEIR HIGHER EDUCATION with Jessica Johnson of The Scholarship Academy [Eva Davis Board Room]
05/18 | Friday | “B” Day

  • STAMP testing for Spanish 1
  • 8:00-12:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
  • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
  • 11:00-2:00 – Junior Picnic
  • Flex Time – Advisory: End-of-the-Year Celebrations
05/19 | Saturday

  • GRADUATION: CLASS of 2018!!
    • 2:30 – Graduates Arrive
    • 3:45 – All guest will be seated for ceremony
    • 4:00 – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
      • The full ceremony will be live-streamed here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 05/21 – 05/24 [Last Week of School]
    • 5/21 – Final Exams/State Golf Tournament
      • 1st Period – 1A exams or project presentations
      • 2nd Period – 3A exams or project presentations
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
    • 5/22 – Final Exams/State Golf Tournament
      • 1st Period – 1B exams or project presentations
      • 2nd Period – 3B exams or project presentations
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
      • 7:00 pm –
        • Drew Parents Got Talent: A Benefit for the Drew Charter School PTA & Arts Department [Eddie’s Attic]
        • Hamilton the APS Experience!!!
    • 5/23 – Final Exams
      • 1st Period – 2A exams or project presentations
      • 2nd Period – 4A exams or project presentations
      • 11:05 – Locker clean-out/Lunch/dismissal
    • 5/24 – Final Exams/Last Day of School
      • 1st Period – 2B exams or project presentations
      • 2nd Period – 4B exams or project presentations
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
    • 5/25 – Post-Planning Day
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]


  • 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.
    • English/Language Arts
    • Math
    • Special Education
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, April 19th we hosted our eighth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Dr. Alduan Tartt, for presenting on addressing our students’ mental health.  Dr. Tartt’s presentation is linked here and a recording of the full program is available hereThese 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 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 17th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AS THEY APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO FUND THEIR HIGHER EDUCATION with Jessica Johnson of The Scholarship Academy.
    • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/876143277
    • Or iPhone one-tap : +16699006833,,876143277# or +16465588656,,876143277#
    • Or Telephone: +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free)
    • Meeting ID: 876 143 277
  • Drew Parents Got Talent: A Benefit for the Drew Charter School PTA & Arts Department – An evening featuring the many talents of Drew Charter School’s parents, teachers, and staff members. This event is organized by Drew parents for the benefit of the Drew PTA and Arts Department but is not produced by the PTA, Arts Department, or the school.  So many talented Drew parents will be out there performing! Our confirmed performers so far in alphabetical order: Shonali Banerjee, Kyle Caldwell, Darlene Childers, Jenny Culler, Kai Martin, Joseph Dunlap, Max Forstater, Rebecca Greene, Chad Hoffecker; Okorie Johnson, Michael Kray, Allan Peterson, Deborah Repress; Brian Revels, Akua Taylor, James Washington, Danielle Watson, and Kebbi Williams.  Also featuring guest appearances by favorite Drew staff members including Mr. Turnbow!
College/University Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Jocelyn Gresham, Erin Harris
Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
Alabama State University
Augusta University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbia University
Dalton State College
Dartmouth College
Dillard University
Duke University
East Georgia State College
Emerson College
Emory University
Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
Florida A&M University Makiya Ferguson
Full Sail University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Gordon State College
Goucher College Jade Burney
Hampton University
Hofstra University Madison Grant
Howard University
Johns Hopkins University
Kennesaw State University
Lafayette College
Lander University
Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
Louisiana State University
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount Manhattan College
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Paine College
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
Rice University
Reinhardt University
Samford University
Shorter University
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University Casey Sheppard
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Vanderbilt University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Washington University in St. Louis
Williams College
Wingate University
Wofford College
Young Harris College

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