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.
- Senior Niara Botchway, who received a President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for her volunteerism in 2017!
- The One Act Play team (pictured above), Ms. Williams, Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Luster, Mr. Colbert and Mr. Baker for their 3rd place at the regional competition, award for Best Set and following individual awards:
- Maesa Anderson (sophomore): Best Supporting Actress
- Reno Teasley (senior): Best Supporting Actor
- Kenneth Jones (sophomore): All-Star Cast Member
- Jordan McCrary (sophomore): All-Star Cast Member
- The Boys Cross Country team, Ms. Isbell, Mr. Richardson and Ms. White for their 2nd place finish at the region meet, particularly Freshman Jayden Causey who finished 6th!
- 12th grade team for working towards meeting the SMART goal of 100% graduation rate!
- Ms. McKenzie for arranging the Pink-Out for Breast Cancer!
- Ms. Mayes-Adams for bringing in Nic Stone, a New York Times bestselling author, as a guest speaker for her 10th grade Honors World Literature and Composition class (see picture below)!
- Mr. Harris for organizing a Saturday Community Service trip to the Trinity Food Bank in Austel last weekend!
- Ms. Bryant, Ms. White, Mr. Boonyapat and everyone else who helped facilitate a great STEAM Career Day with great quality presenters!
- Ms. McKenzie, Ms. Isbell, Dr. Hancock and Ms. Williams for their hard work producing and facilitating benchmark assessments this week!
- Mr. Myers for holding the breakfast for students with perfect Eagle Rise Reports!
- Mr. Johnson for holding a follow-up session to the Implicit Bias workshop during the Drew Mini-Conferences and for organizing the Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools training for the Drew Leadership Team!
- Ms. Weaver and the CCR Team for organizing the PSAT administrations!
- Mr. Colbert, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis for helping organize the Columbian Exchange visit!
Week of: 10/29/18 – 11/04/18
|10/29 | A
|10/30 | B
|10/31 | A
|11/1 | B
|11/2 | A
|11/3 | SAT
Week of 11/5 – 11/11
|Other Upcoming Events
- SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On October 18th at 5:00pm we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.” These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm. The next Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 15th.
- Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com. Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared. Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website. More information is available in this letter.
- Reminder: Federal Eligibility Applications –
- PARENTS/GUARDIANS have been emailed with the information to complete the application for lunch [FEA]. This is a yearly request. The data collected directly contributes to the federal funding the school receives.
- NOTE: The deadline has passed students are now being charged the full price of any meal they receive at Drew. [See note above regarding lunch balances]
- Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell
- Drew PTA’s Winter Holidays Poinsettia Fundraiser – October 15 – November 5.
Grown in a local nursery, these red, pink, or white poinsettias (your choice) arrive in a choice of 3 sizes: 6-inch pot, 8-inch pot, or 10-inch pot. The live plants will arrive wrapped in a plastic sleeve to ensure high quality. The flowers will be delivered to the school in late November or early December.
Order online in the PTA’s Online Store.
Pay through MyPaymentsPlus