Week of July 30th, 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:

  • Junior Payton Gunner, who was featured on Headline News for her participation in the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project!
  • Senior Solomon Dobbs, who was selected as the sole male recipient of the Mercedes Benz Scholar award as part of the Project ENGAGES program at Georgia Tech!
  • Mr. Gaines for joining the Debate Team as Assistant Debate Coach! 
  • Mr. Myers for leading the planning of Student Orientation!
  • Mr. Myers and Ms. Woods-Livingston for coordinating Midnight Madness and to all of the staff who were awesome and stuck it out until midnight!
  • All of our students who took the Georgia Milestones last year and to their teachers.  Drew was first in the district in terms of percentage of students scoring developing or higher and second in the district in terms of students scoring proficient or higher:
  • 17-18 Milestone Comparison APS Aggregate
  • The following classes from last year who were first in the district in terms of percentage of students scoring developing or higher on the Georgia Milestones:
    • Ninth Grade Literature/Composition (Ms. Klein)
    • American Literature/Composition (Mr. Canney, Mr. Baker and Dr. Morgan)
    • Algebra 1 (Ms. Krachman, Mr. Copp and Ms. Jordan)
    • Biology (Ms. Woods and Mr. Copp)
  • The following classes from last year who were first in the district in terms of percentage of students scoring proficient or higher on the Georgia Milestones:
    • US History (Ms. Schaffer and Dr. Morgan)
    • Algebra 1 (Ms. Krachman, Mr. Copp and Ms. Jordan)
    • Biology (Ms. Woods and Mr. Copp)

Calendar:   

07/30-08/05

Monday

  • 11:00-1:00 – Board of Directors Meeting [Eva Davis Boardroom]
  • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Students report to Advisory
Tuesday

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
Wednesday

  • 10:00 – School Performance Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Boardroom]
  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Clubs: Football, Young Black Excellence, Debate Team, Peer Leadership Group A (Theater) [More details to be presented in 4th period today]
Thursday

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Extended Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways
Friday

  • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory
  • 2:25-3:55 – 4th Period
Saturday

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 08/06-08/12
    • 8/6, 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Clubs: Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Peer Leadership Group B, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society
    • 8/7, 5:30 – Softball @ South Atlanta
    • 8/11, 10:00am-1:30pm – 5th Annual Band Booster Club Pool Party (See attached flyer and click here for tickets)

Announcements:

  • 2018-2019 Student and Family Handbook – The Senior Academy Student and Family Handbook has been updated for this school year and is available here.  A current link will always be available on the Links page of this blog.
  • Morning Tardy Process – In order to ensure that students have access to full instructional time, it is important that they get to school with enough time to get their laptops, attend to other needs and get to class by 8:00 am.  Starting on Monday, August 6th students who arrive too late to get to class by 8:00 am will be required to secure a pass from the front lobby.  This will help us better track students’ attendance so that we can provide information and support to students and families.
  • Open House Resources – If you were not able to make it to Open House all of the most important links have been grouped on the Links page of this blog.
  • Notification for Parents on Student Progress – Please see attachment to inform you on your access to actively monitor your students progress with Google Classroom.
  • Action Needed by Parents – If you haven’t completed your Federal Eligibility Application [F.E.A] please do so now by clicking here.  Students will be charged the full price of meals once the grace period ends. The sooner your application is in the better!

    The senior academy is listed as 0515 – Drew Charter MH.

    The deadline for this application is approaching. Please complete this application as soon as you can. Federal Eligibility Application [F.E.A] here!

  • PTA Parent Gatherings – Please check future posts for the 1st Meeting of the 18-19 School Year.  PLEASE JOIN THE PTA
  • Renew Physicals – Dr. Alverez will be at Drew on Tuesday, Aug. 7th to administer sport physicals; click here to see flyer for more details!  No student is allowed to participate in any practices or games without a current physical on file.
  • Band Booster Club Pool Party – Come support the Band Booster Club on August 11th. See flyer below for more details.  Click here for tickets to the 5th Annual Pool Party

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4 thoughts on “Week of July 30th, 2018

  1. Angela

    I clicked on the link to find out more information on the sports physical however there wasn’t any further info or flyer on the site.

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