Week of Dec 13th, 2021

Please SUPPORT Drew Charter School’s first Product Design Class, you can see all products here –> see the link here to support!

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Did you miss a recap of Homecoming Week? Click here to take a look at some of the wonderful pictures from the Week of Homecoming

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: External COVID Test Link

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To everyone who participated in Inclusive Schools Week! 
  • To Jason Lin, Drew’s class of 2022 STAR student with the highest SAT in the top ten 10% of the senior class!
  •  To Amber Nelms (8th), Noa Rollins (8th), D’Anjelo Taylor (10th), Calliope DeChant (10th), Tyrese Robinson (10th), and Simon Renjifo (10th) for making the 2021-2022 All-State Chorus! 
  • To Najm Muhammad and Thihinasha Negandran for their constant leadership in their perspective Rec Games classes!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Simmons, and Mr. Richardson for their assistance with reviewing National Honor Society applications!
  • To Mrs. Weaver, Mr. Myers, and the CCR team in their assistance in reaching out to students and families to encourage students to submit applications for National Honor Society!
  • To Ariel Gray for her encouraging attitude and how she helps her classmates to ensure their success! 
  • To All Geometry and World History students for their hard work with their Stain Glass Mini Project!
  • To Mr. Richardson for being a constant trusted and safe space for students!
  • To Ms. McIntyre & Mr. Copp for continuously supporting students!
  • To Symara Ford for making good/responsible decisions!
  • To 11th grader Marcus Leonard for spearheading the Books for Africa initiative this school year. 
  • Student ambassadors from our JR Beta Club, Book Buddies Program, dedicated teachers, and administrators supported the collection of 11,000 books!
  • To the following Drew Scholars for their contribution to Drew’s Service Learning Program! They were wonderful volunteers and completed amazing work! 
    • Jason Lin +mom
    • Kayla White
    • Justin Coley
    • Destinie Johnson 
    • Nyla Mayfield
    • Jayden Causey
    • Drew Williams 
  • To Mrs. Alston-Davis, Dr. O’Roark, Dr. Betzer, Mr. Derringer, Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Spencer for preparing students and conducting Holiday concerts!
  • To Mr. Parker for photographing our musicians and dancers at concerts!
  • To all Drew staff members who have been out to support the Performing Arts students at their concerts!
  • To Ms. Garner and Ms. Klein for orchestrating the 9th grade Fall Semester Awards event!
  • To the 9th team and the 9th Grade Superheroes for assisting with the December community forum and the holiday party!
  • To Mr. Kinney and Mr. Mayfield for going above and beyond with constantly being available to assist parents and teachers with students on their caseloads and for helping to develop a plan to assist a student in need!
  • To Ms. Gilkey for using a Spanish song as authentic input to get students in her Spanish 3 class to discuss the importance of resolving problems among family!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


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 Jan 19th,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 12/13– 12/19


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

12/13

  • 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 
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning (Clubs will resume 2nd semester)
  • 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

12/14

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • B DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period
      • 3rd Period – 3B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
    • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB G V Away Wilson Academy HS (SA Girls Basketball )
  • 6:30 PM – JA/SA Orchestra 
  • 730pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Home Fulton Leadership Academy (SA Boys Basketball )

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

12/15

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • A DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period
      • 3rd Period – 3A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
  • 5:30pm- Drew Charter School BKB B JV Home Grady High School (JV Boys Basketball )

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

12/16

Thursday Schedule-

  • B DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. review
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period – 2B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 3rd Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. Review
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period – 4B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
    • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB G V Away Therrell High School (SA Girls Basketball )

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

12/17

Friday Schedule-

  • HALF DAY EXAMS
    • 8:00 – 9:30 – 2A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 9:35 – 11:05 – 4A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
  • The event previously listed at 2:30 is a STAFF EVENT, please disregard any previous notifications as it has since been removed.
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Away OPEN (SA Boys Basketball )
  • Drew Charter School BKB G V Away South Gwinnett High School (SA Girls Basketball )

Dress Down Instructions: Students can wear an UGLY Sweater for the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

UNIFORM NOTICE: Students are still expected to wear khaki pants each day while participating in each day’s theme.


12/18| 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].
    • 3:30pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Away Forest Park High School (SA Boys Basketball )
12/19| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

12/20/21-01/03/22: No School (Holiday Break)

01/04 – Students Return to School for 2nd Semester

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

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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