Week of November 05th, 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:

  • The entire Senior Academy!  For the first time in the history of the school, the Drew Charter School Senior Academy is the number one ranked high school in the district by CCRPI score.  Boosted by strong growth, particularly among our subgroups, and by a near perfect graduation rate, we have overtaken every other school in the district and topped the second place school, Grady, by 7.5 points!  It wasn’t even close!
  • The Boys Cross Country Team for placing 10th at the State Meet on Saturday!
  • The 37 kids on the One Act team who went to the GHSA State One Act competition on Saturday!  We did not place however the kids still killed it! Also, we were the only school that designed our own set!  A special shout out to Ms. Williams, Nguyen,Luster and Mr. Baker for working to prepare these students!
  • Mr.Grant, who joins us as our new Chief Operating Officer [his office will be in the main office]!
  • 10th grade team for going above and beyond to provide multiple opportunities for all students to show proficiency on all assignments!
  • The CCR team for organizing the Mock ACT and Parent Conferences on Friday!
  • Ms.Young and Herman for working diligently with seniors on their Questbridge applications!
  • Ms.Livingston for her patience and hard work to secure coverage for all classes during teacher emergencies!
  • Isbell for providing one-on-one student support for students during Study Skills and Flex time!
  • Ms. Jordan, McIntyre,and Allen for sharing at the math department meeting about the instructional resources they learned about at the GCTM conference!
  • Calendar:

    Week of:  11/05/18 – 11/11/18

    11/05 | B


      • 8:00-11:05 – Coronation Practice 
      • Flex Time –
        • Clubs: Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society
        • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
        • Main Gym (All grades)
    11/06| A

    TUES – Election Day – Please Go Vote (if you haven’t already)!

    Students who bring in their own “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker or their parent’s sticker can dress down the day after the election (Weds. 11/7)

    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
      • Practice Gym (10th grade)
    11/07 | B


    • 1:30-2:30 – 4th Period
    • 2:30-4:00 – Homecoming Coronation
    11/08 | A


    • 8:00 am – Drew Dads 2nd Thursday Meeting [Drew Elementary Academy Cafeteria]
      • Join us for our monthly meeting as we seek to CONNECT Drew Dads with one another and EQUIP ourselves to be the best men we can be with an eye to SERVE our family, school, and surrounding community!
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
      • Practice Gym (11th grade)
    • 5:00 – SOARING Community Arts Exhibition
    • 6:00 – Fall PTA General Body Mtg & Family Dinner Night [EA Cafeteria]
    11/09 | B


    • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory 
    • 2:00-4:00 – Romeo and Juliet Performance [9th grade students should be escorted to the theater at 1:55 with their 9th grade advisor]
    Other Upcoming Events

    • 11/12-11/17 – Homecoming Week
      • 11/12 – Movie/Character Day
        • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
      • 11/13 – Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Hawaiian shirts, cameras, sandals and socks)
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • 11/14 – Camouflage Day
        • 10:00-1:00 – LIT Field Trip [Shakespeare Tavern – Selected 11th graders]
        • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
      • 11/15 – Takin it back to the 99 and 2000s (Throwback Thursday)
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
      • 11/16 – Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors [12th – Black; 11th – Gold; 10th – White; 9th – Green]
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
        • 4:00-5:30 – Homecoming Tailgate
        • 5:30 – Homecoming Basketball Game
      • 11/17, 7:00 – Homecoming Dance
    • 11/14 – Grades for Quarter 2 Progress due in Infinite Campus
    • 11/15 –
      • 8:15 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
      • Talking to Your Child About Race: A facilitated conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum [Theater]
    • 11/16 – Quarter 2 Mid-Quarter Progress and Eagle Rise Reports issued to students
    • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
    • 11/27 – Sophomore College Tours
    • 11/30 – JA/SA Science Fair
    • 12/4 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night


  • 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.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • 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: 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.

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