Week of Nov 1st, 2021

  • To Algebra 1 students for their excellent effort in collaborating to problem solve on graphing linear inequalities!
    • McKenzie Smith
    • Emma Davis
    • Ja’Mya Duckworth
    • Nadia Hendericks
    • Jordan Pinder
  • To the 10th students for doing an excellent job during the administration of the PSAT. They were focused and ready to test!
  • To Ms. Gilkey and her Spanish students for all the performances they presented during the celebration of the Spanish Heritage Month!
    • They were original and creative. KUDOS!
  •  To the 9th grade student leadership team (9thGrade SuperHeroes) for planning the Halloween Palooza Trick or Treat event  on behalf of their fellow students. You rock!
  • To the 9th grade team for supporting the 9th Grade Halloween Palooza by buying party bags and candies for the students!
  • To Ms. Klein for providing the questions for the 9th Grade Halloween Palooza activity!
  • To Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Kinney for an awesome alternative station co-taught lesson!
  •  to Mrs. Schaffer for co-planning with new teachers!
  • To Nadia Hendericks for being such an awesome classmate – she volunteered to help another student with graphing systems of equations and is not only committed to her own success but that of others too! 
  • Congratulations to the following students for making it to APS District Level Interviews for GHP for Engineering!
    • Justin Brown
    • Brian Darnton
    • Alexander Golubic
    • John Greene
    • Kayla Henderson-Simms
    • Niles Holt
    • Ezra Hsu
    • Brennon Jones
    • Steven Lewis
    • Felix Patterson
    • Olivia Pearson
    • Shannilea Schliffer
    • Miles Selles
  • Kamara Zackary for innovating several techniques that have made weaving activities much easier for everyone!
  • Congratulations to our Sophomore Becoming Agents Program Winners for August-September!
    • Agency- Khalil Paxton
    • Be Kind- Anthony Reed
    • Excited Eagle- Ka’Mara  Zachary
    • Renaissance- Kingsley Thirakul
    • Stepped it Up- Jerry Clay
  • To Ms. Gilkey for organizing and presenting the 10th Grade Community form in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • To Dr. Kurt for engaging students in the art of papermaking this week. Students truly enjoyed the experience.
  • To Travis Abreu for being engaged in his classes this week and taking ownership of his learning!
  • To the 10th grade students for working on the community forum and overall being engaged in all of their courses this week. 
  • To Mr. Mayfield for providing students in his study skills pizza as an incentive!
  • To Hunter Smith for challenging himself in APUSH!
  • To Kaden Rogers for being a leader in US History!
  • To Avyion Jackson for always doing her best in APUSH!
  • To Thai Daniel for her sense of humor and positive attitude!
  • To Shawn Canney for his support and innovative ideas!
  •  To Eleanor Jones ’23 and Bryant Triplett ’22 for being selected to serve on the Atlanta Public Schools Student Advisory Council! 
  • To Kiah Clark for receiving the first college acceptance of Drew’s Class of 2022! Kiah was accepted to Georgia Southern University!

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Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/01 -11/07


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

11/01

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

11/02

  • COVID Testing / No School (Election Day)

Tuesday Schedule-

  • No School (Election Day)

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

11/03

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

11/04

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

11/05

[RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]

7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)

Friday Schedule-

  • No School

11/06| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
11/`07| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/08
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  • 11/12
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break

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Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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