Week of April 22th, 2019

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 Varsity Girls and Boys Soccer Teams for qualifying for the State Playoffs for the second year in a row!
  • Le’Qual Anthony, Khairi Barber-Corporal, Nya Foster, Khalil Bray, Skye Holloway, Cassandrea Howard, Kamyra Russell, Keeley Shepherd, Deja Stafford, Love Thompson, and Zakiah Willis, whose shelter plans were chosen to be built for Space Is: Shelter and were be on display Friday night!  All of these students have worked very hard to make some fantastic prototypes to potentially provide shelter for a homeless individual.  The Research and Design class will be building an actual hut to be donated to Mad Housers in coming weeks.
  • All of the recent inductees to the National Honor Society and to Ms. Stinson for organizing the induction!
  • Peyton Rodgers, Haley Whetstone, DeGreer Harris and Beth White for being recognized as Valedictorian, Salutatorian, STAR Student and STAR Teacher, respectively, at the APS Awards Breakfast on Friday!
  • Senior Christopher McCrary, who is being recognized from the GSU Clarkston Math Dept as a student of the semester because of his performance in his Quantitative Reasoning course!
  • Ms. Hairston and Ms. O’Roark and for organizing and preparing students for the Harp Concert Tuesday night!
  • Mr. Copp, Ms. Kaney-Weaver, and Mr. Martin for their vision for the Learning Lab moving forward and Mr. Augustin and Mr. Grant for their help realizing this vision!
  • Ms. White, Ms. Anderson, Mr. Morrison, Ms. Byrant, Ms. Vaughn, Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Luster, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Ruffin, Mr. Mather, STEAM Artist in Residence, and everyone else for their work planning and working with students to present or perform at Space is the New Place: Shelter this past Friday (see picture above)!
  • Ms. Anderson and Ms. Pryor for preparing students for the Band and Orchestra Concert Wednesday night!
  • Sutanya Wright, parent of Kalani Lickteig, for being elected as the PTA VP for Senior Academy for next year!


Week of: 04/22/19  – 04/28/19

 Administrative Professionals Week

A-Day. MON

  • 04/22
  • 8:00 – Ninth Grade Lit/Comp Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Debate Team, GSA, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Young Black Excellence
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Practice Gym


  • 04/23
  • 8:00 – Ninth Grade Lit/Comp Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning (Math, Social Studies, Spanish)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym
  • 4:00 – Varsity Golf vs WD Muhammad [Senior Night]


  • 04/24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • 8:00 – American Lit/Comp Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory
  • 5:30 – Boys Soccer State Playoffs Round 1 [Home]


  • 04/25
  • 8:00 – American Lit/Comp Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time
    • Extended-Learning (ELA, Science, Pathways)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym
  • 4:00 – Varsity Golf vs Ben Franklin Academy [Candler Park GC- Boys Only]
  • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]


  • 04/26
  • 8:00 – Economics EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
  • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
  • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
  • 10:30-11:30 – 4th Period
  • 11:15 – 9/10th Grade Lunch
  • 11:30 – 11/12th Grade Lunch and Prom Ticket Distribution
  • 1:00-4:00 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences
    • 1:00-1:30 – Grade-Level Information Sessions [All families]
    • 1:30-4:00 – Conferences [Selected families] – Appointments have already been set by the counselors, should you still wish for a check-in session you can reach out to the counselors to schedule an individual meeting with teachers on a different day.
  • 7:00-11:00 – Prom [433 Bishop St NW Atlanta, GA 30318]

Other Upcoming Events

  • 4/29 – Algebra 1 Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 4/30 –
    • Algebra 1 Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Night [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church]
  • 5/1 – Geometry Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/2 – Geometry Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/3 – US History EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/5, 4:00 – Drew Speaker Series: Ryan Gravel (Beltline Founder)
  • 5/6-5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/6 –
    • Physical Science EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP US Government Exam
  • 5/7 –
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Biology EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP Spanish Language Exam
  • 5/8 –
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony
  • 5/9 –
    • AP Chemistry Exam
    • Senior Exams (3TTh and 4TTh classes)
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • Flex Time – 9th Grade Community Forum
    • 6:00 – Drew Enrollment Lottery
  • 5/10 –
    • AP US History Exam
    • Senior Exams (1A, 3MWF and 4MWF classes)
    • AP Computer Science Principles
  • 5/13 –
    • AP Biology Exam
    • Senior Exams (1B and 2MWF classes)
    • MAP Administration (9-10th Grades)
    • 2:30 – College Decision Day
  • 5/14 –
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 1:00 – Yearbook Signing/Senior Closeout
    • Flex Time – End-of-the-Year Assembly
  • 5/15 –
    • AP English Language Exam
    • MAP Administration (9-10th Grades)
    • 9:00-3:00 – Senior Field Trip [Tentative: Main Event]
  • 5/16 –
    • AP World History Exam
    • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
    • 12:00-2:00 – Senior Picnic
    • 2:00 – Graduation Ticket Distribution
  • 5/17 –
    • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
    • 12:30-1:30 – Graduation Dress Rehearsal
  • 5/18, 4:00 – Graduation
  • 5/20 – Half Day for 1A and 3A Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/21 – Half Day for 1B and 3B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/22 – Half Day for 2A and 4A Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/23 – Half Day for 2B and 4B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
    • Last day of the year
  • June 3-7th – Rising Ninth Grade Summer Bridge Transition Program


  • Drew Opportunity Fund – In recognition of Mr. Don Doran, Head of School, and his decade of leadership we are delighted to announce the launch of the Drew Opportunity Fund. Join us in thanking Mr. Doran for his years of service by making a donation in his honor today! Learn more
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On March 21st, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “Restorative Practices.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm. Our next Gathering will be held this Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 pm in the Eva Davis Board Room.
    • If you were unable to attend our last Gathering, a recording is available here.
    • If you would like to attend via phone or computer:
      • Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/324004372
      • One tap mobile: +16465588656,,324004372# US (New York)
      • Dial: 855 880 1246 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 324 004 372
  • Lottery Application Window for New Students – Lottery Announcement will take place May 9th.
  • 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.

College Acceptances To-Date

Class of 2019
College Acceptances To-Date
Student Matriculating
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Albany State University Chelsea Cole
Auburn University
Augusta University
Baylor University
Bethune-Cookman University Courtney Harris, 5 Strong Scholar
Case Western Reserve University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Colorado College Juanye’ Hairston
Columbus State University
Dartmouth College Daisha Thornton
Dillard University
East Georgia College
Eastern Kentucky University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
Emory University
Florida A&M University
Florida International University
Fort Valley State University
Furman University Marcus Foster
Georgia Institute of Technology Ivy Diamond
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Grambling State University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hollins University
Howard University
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University
Johns Hopkins University
Keiser University
Kennesaw State University Chase Porter
Lafayette College Arthur Ayers
Langston University
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University New Orleans
Mary Baldwin University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mercer University
Miami University of Ohio
Middle Tennessee State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
New York Institute of Technology
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Oglethorpe University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah State University
Seton Hall University
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Tennessee State University
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
Tufts University Kenyetta Akowa, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University Courtney Stanback
University of Arkansas
University of Georgia
University of Missouri
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Institute of Technology
Washington University in St. Louis
Wingate University
Xavier University of Louisiana


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