Week of August 06th, 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 Corey Jones, who is featured in this article for his performance over the summer with T.I. in Washington, D.C., for a live concert on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series!
  • Senior Dominique Humphries for securing the first Internship/Work Based Learning Placement of this school year; she will be working at the Evans Mill Animal Hospital!
  • Ms. McIntyre for starting interactive notebooks to help keep Algebra 1 students organized and learning good study habits!
  • The CCR office for working on getting student schedules filled and classes balanced!
  • Coach Davis for coordinating supervision of the gym during Flex Time!
  • Mr. Evans for tirelessly working to keep us running and pitching in all over the place!
  • Ms. Hecht for working to build positive relationships with her students and leading them to success during Study Skills!
  • Ms. Pinder for being on top of student support and for being such an effective communicator with families!
  • Ms. Mayes, for stepping up with meaningful lesson plans & instructional activities while covering for a colleague during an emergency!


Week of: 08/06 – 08/12

  • Monday
    • 10:00 – Board of Directors Mission Committee Meeting [EA Conference Room]

    • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Clubs: Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Peer Leadership Group B, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society

  • Tuesday
    • 9:30-4:00 – Senior Essay Writing Workshop at Agnes Scott
    • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Extended-Learning (tutorial): Math, Social Studies and Spanish

    • 4:30 – Athletic Physicals in the gym ($30 cash – click here to see flyer for more details)

    • 5:30 – Softball @ South Atlanta

  • Wednesday
    •  3:10-4:00, Flex Time –
      • Time Extended-Learning (tutorial): Pathways, 9th and 11th Grades

      • Gym: 9th Grade Only

  • Thursday
    • 8:30-4:00 – Senior College Trip to the University of Georgia
    • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Extended-Learning: ELA, Science and Pathways

  • Friday, 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory
  • Saturday, 10:00am-1:30pm – 5th Annual Band Booster Club Pool Party (click here for tickets)

Week of 08/13-08/19

  • 8/14
    • 9:30-4:00
      • Georgia State University Atlanta Campus Early College Orientation [Drew]
      • Georgia State University Clarkston Campus Early College Orientation
    • 5:30 – Softball vs. Maynard Jackson
  • 8/15
    • 12:55-1:25 – Posse Nominee Lunch and Learn
    • 5:30 – JV Volleyball vs. Maynard Jackson/Northgate [Home]
    • 5:30 – Softball @ Mays
  • 8/16
    • 9:30-4:00 – Georgia State University Clarkston Campus Early College Orientation
    • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs Maynard Jackson [Home]
    • 6:00 – Summer PTA General Body Meeting [Theater]

Week of 08/20-08/26

  • 8/21 – Early College classes begin
  • 8/22
    • College and Work Readiness Assessment [9th grade students]
    • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
    • 6:00 – 12th Grade Parent Night
  • 8/23 – College and Work Readiness Assessment [9th grade students]
  • 8/24 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences

Long-Term Events

  • Saturday, May 18th – TENTATIVE: Class of 2019 Graduation


  • Atlanta Public Schools Calendar Survey – APS is currently surveying stakeholders about the calendar for the coming three years.  The three options include a version that is close to what we have now and two other more significantly different versions.  While Drew does not completely follow the APS calendar, we attempt to hold closely to it. The survey is available here.
  • State Superintendent Student Advisory Board – Click here for more information and to apply for the State Superintendent Student Advisory Board.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • Reminder: Notification for Parents on Student Progress – Please see attachment to inform you on your access to actively monitor your students progress with Google Classroom.
  • Reminder: 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!

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