Week of Jan 17th,2022

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • The testing dates over the weekend were cancelled due to the weather. If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the link above.

Shoutouts !

  • Shoutout to the JV basketball team for Going 4-1 before the break. Way to represent the Culture! 
    • Emery Jones
    • Ty Selles
    • Sancho Hodges
    • Mike Robinson
    • Jason Thrash
    • Simeon Adams
    • Austin Williams
    • Kendrick Myers
    • Torrence Sturdivant
    • Tarrence Sturdivant
    • Kingsley Thirakul
    • Pierce Lindic
    • Nyles Dobson
    • Joshua Chivers
    • Gmo Holmes
      • Managers:
        • Keith Warren
        • Sanai Conoly
  • Shoutout to the Varsity basketball team for continuing to have a great winning season!
  • Shoutout to Dr. Whittington for organizing the Swagger panel conversation!
  • Shoutout to Israel Doby for ALWAYS bringing his amazing talents as a musician to his projects.
  • Shoutout to our Drew’s Got Talent: Science Edition winners for JA:
    •  1st Place and recipients of $100: Davis Dragon, David Hailey, and Christian Sayers for their Science Fair project, “The Water Chamber: Flood Control Mechanism”
      •  Their group will move on to the regional level of science fair which will take place in February. Congratulations!
  • Shoutout to Ariel Gray for always being engaged during Virtual Learning!
  • Shoutout to Zoe James for writing an excellent poem that modeled symbolism!
  • Shoutout to Ms. Wynne for an informative East Lake Foundation Scholarship workshop for seniors this week!
  • Shoutout to  Ms. Rahman for bringing energy and a focus on self-care to virtual learning!
  • Shoutout to Mikera Collins for her leadership and communication in class!
  • Shoutout to Deja Rashad and Genesis Bowie for their consistent effort in APUSH!
  • Shoutout to Kentrell Rollie for being an active participant of virtual learning and having all his assignments turned in!
  • Shoutout to  Keshawn Rashid, Jakaylah Roberts, Nikolai George, Eleanor Jones, Mustafah Mohammed, Sage Harrison-Conway and Isaiah Johnston for explaining how to solve math problems in class!
  • Shoutout to Sidni Haynes and Taylor Saddler for their excellent work in cooperative learning!
  • Shoutout to the Dr. Mafu’s 9th grade Algebra 1 students for their stellar engagement in class discussions on solving quadratics by square rooting, several also assumed the role of co-host for a portion of their lessons!

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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

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

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/17-01/23


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

01/17

MLK Holiday

In-Person Learning will Resume 01/18/22


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

01/18

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Return To In-Person Learning For Students And Staff
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule
      • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
    • 2nd Semester Eagles Connect Tutoring begins

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

01/19

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 12pm, Principal Coffee [Zoom]
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
      • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:2511:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5:30 PM – JV Boys Basketball v. South Atlanta High School (Away)

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

01/20

Thursday Schedule-

  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

01/21

Friday Schedule-

  • Uniform Day
  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Trion High School (Home)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Trion High School (Home)

01/22| Saturday
  •   
  • 10:00 AM – JV Boys basketball v. Therrell High School (Away)
  • 1:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Heritage High School- Conyers (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Fulton Leadership Academy (Away)
01/23| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day  [CANCELLED]
    • In-Person Learning, “A” 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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