Week of August 13th, 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:

  • Jayla Sirmons (pictured above) for helping a new ninth grade student learn how to tie his tie!
  • Mr. Copp for his efforts with students in the Learning Lab!  Students are coming to class prepared and are doing well on quizzes and class assignments!
  • Ms. Buford-Duffie and Mr. Robinson, our new 10th grade special education teachers, for their excellent co-teaching with general education teachers!
  • Ms. Nguyen and Ms. Simmons for their creativity in developing and piloting the new integrated Chemistry/Visual Art course named “ChemVAS”!
  • Ms Stinson and all of our staff whose work led to 82.5% of seniors being eligible for Early College!  This is the highest percentage that we have ever had and getting closer to our goal of 100%!
  • Ms. Ricks and all of the Book Buddies for organizing the Summer Reading Celebration on Friday!


Week of: 08/13/18 – 08/19/18

Monday 08/13 | B

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time –

    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Debate Team, Yearbook (all grades)

    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)

    • Main Gym (all grades)

Tuesday 08/14 | A

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time –

    • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies and Spanish (all grades)

    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)

    • Practice Gym [9th grade only]

  • 5:30 – Softball vs. Maynard Jackson [Home – Southside Sports Complex]

Wednesday 08/15 | B

  • 10:30-11:30 – Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time –

    • Extended-Learning: Pathways, 10th and 12th Grades

    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)

    • Main Gym (all grades)

  • 5:30 – JV Volleyball vs. Maynard Jackson/Northgate [Home]

  • 5:30 – Softball @ Mays

Thursday 08/16 | A

  • 3:10-4:00, Flex Time –

    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science and Pathways

    • Study Hall (Cafeteria – all grades)

    • Gym [10/11/12th grades only]

  • 5:30 – Varsity Volleyball vs Maynard Jackson [Home]

  • 6:00 – Summer PTA General Body Meeting [Theater – Click here to join the PTA]

Friday 08/17 | B

  • 9:00-10:30 – Governance Committee Meeting

  • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory

  • Week of 08/20-08/26

    • 8/20, 3:10-4:00, Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Math Mentors, Spanish Language and Culture Club, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Academic Decathlon, Cheer Club, Debate Team

    • 8/22 –

      • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting

      • 4:30-7:00 – APS Cross Country Meet #1 in Grant Park

      • 6:00 – Senior Grade-Level Parent Night
    • 8/23, 3:45-5:45 – Healthy You Healthy Drew Farm Stand

    • 8/24 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences

      • 1:00-1:50 – Grade-Level Information, Question and Answer Sessions [All families]
      • 2:00-5:00 – Scheduled Conferences [Families by invitation]
      • 5:00-5:30 – Grade-Level Information, Question and Answer Sessions [All families]
  • Week of 08/27-09/01

    • 8/29, 6:00 – Junior Grade-Level Parent Night

  • Other Events:

    • 9/13, 8:15-9:30 – 1st PTA Parent Gathering of the year [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • 5/18, 4:00 pm – TENTATIVE: Class of 2019 Graduation


  • Title II Right to Know Letter – Please find a letter linked here regarding parents/guardians’ right to know about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s).
  • Hiring Opportunities – We are currently looking to hire an additional Special Education teacher and several Special Education para-professionals.  If you or someone you know is interested and available, please have them apply here.
  • Reminder: 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.
  • Reminder: State Superintendent Student Advisory Board – Click here for more information and to apply for the State Superintendent Student Advisory Board.
  • 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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