Week of May 22nd, 2017

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 Legacy Class of 2017, who graduated on Saturday! In case you missed it, APS has a stream of it here.
    • Jamilah El-Amin for singing the national anthem
    • Roland Blanding for providing the welcome
    • Salutatorian Zoe Andrews and Valedictorian Gloria Kitchens for their speeches
    • Tyler Sturdivant for winning the speech contest to present the keynote address
    • Harris’ dancers who performed
  • All faculty and staff for the love, time and energy they gave to our students this year!
  • All the legacy teachers and staff for the countless hours of work they’ve put into our seniors over the past four years, particularly our founding counselor, Ms. Kaney, and our founding teachers:
    • Ms. Colbert
    • Ms. Harris
    • Mr. McCullough
    • Mr. Sessoms
    • Ms. Ulbrich
    • Ms. White
  • Everyone who contributed to the graduation of the Legacy Class!  I would inevitably leave someone out, so I won’t name names here, but it was a tremendous team effort and ended up being a beautiful event!  
  • The boys and girls golf teams who are competing at the State Tournament! The boys are currently in 2nd and the girls are currently 6th place!
  • Mr. Myers & senior students for their help planning this week’s talent show & assembly!
  • The Senior Team for organizing the Senior Week activities!
  • Coach Tracy and the Eagle Nation Booster Club for organizing the SA Spring All-Sports Banquet last Tuesday night!
  • Ms. Davis for help in auditing Senior Transcripts!
  • Ms. Desprez for her work producing Drew’s first hardback yearbook for the Legacy Class!
  • Ms. Simmons & Mr. Baker for organizing the junior bowling trip!
  • The 9th grade team for the Girl Rising Symposium!
  • The chorus and Mr. Sessoms chorus for an excellent performance last week!

Calendar:

  • Monday, May 22nd – B Day
    • State Golf Tournament [Warner Robins]
    • 3rd Period – 3B Final Exam
    • Flex Time – Clubs
    • 4th Period – 4B Final Exam
  • Tuesday, May 23rd – A Day
    • State Golf Tournament [Warner Robins]
    • 3rd Period – 3A Final Exam
    • Flex Time – Advisory/Locker clean out
    • 4th Period – 4A Final Exam
  • Wednesday, May 24th – B Day
    • 1st Period – 1B Final Exam
    • 2nd Period – 2B Final Exam
    • 11:10-11:40 – Lunch all grades
    • 11:45 – Early Dismissal (More information available in this letter sent home with students last week)
    • 11:45-4:00 – Study Hall
  • Thursday, May 25th – A Day
    • Last Day of School
    • 1st Period – 1A Final Exam
    • 2nd Period – 2A Final Exam
    • 11:10-11:40 – Lunch all grades
    • 11:45 – Early Dismissal [All students must be picked up at this time.]

Upcoming Events:

  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dance Teacher
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Literacy and ELA Instructional Coach [9-12]
    • Math Teacher
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:

 

College/University Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
Alabama A&M University Arthur Gray
Elise Hill
Zianiyiaa McClendon
Albany State University Francine Dowdy
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University Biance Cox
Atlanta Metropolitan College Unrecay Pittman
Atlanta Technical College Jermawl Bolden
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University Caleb Smith, 5 Strong Scholar
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Roland Blanding
Chattahoochee Technical College
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University Justin Douglas
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbia University
Chattahoochee Technical College Kanesheia Neal
Cornell University Tyler Sturdivant
Davidson College
Dillard University
Drexel University Ezekiel Taylor
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elms College
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University Kendall Bean
Georgia State University Monterio Caldwell
Gerard Character
Yvette Pines
Nydia Milton
Tammarah Martin
Meto Reuven
Samuel Ridley
Jakayla Rachel
Kim Walker
Georgia College and State University Kierra Dennis
Georgia Institute of Technology Zora Ponder-Jones
Stephen Clemons
Georgia Southern University Jeffrey Barber
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University Amunet McDonald
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Christian Farmer
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Lynn University
Macalester College
Mercer University Gabrielle Aldred
Kayla Anderson
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College Jourdan Harris
Renaldo Clark
John Ali
North Carolina A&T University Tai Rivers
Kendall Moore
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University Katira Bloodsaw
James Washington
Paine College
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta) Jalen Lovett
Solomon Simmons
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University Brandon Miller
South Carolina State University
Southern University at New Orleans Brandon Sykes
Spelman College
Stetson University
Stillman College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech Michel Turpeau
Mikayla Carney
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia Zoe Andrews, Foundation Fellow
University of Memphis
University of Miami Kiara Davis
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of the Virgin Islands
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University Kinsley Ray
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Williams College
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University Alvin Winston

Week of May 8th, 2017

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 girls tennis team, Coach Keys and Coach Cogdell for winning the state championship on Saturday!
  • Ms. Shuler-Davis, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Woods and Ms. Woodlee for engaging students in a project around natural products & chemistry!
  • Mr. Harris for having his high school classes create a workout program and work with 6th grade students to make exercise effective and fun!
  • Ms. Foster for inviting college professors to evaluate student portfolios!
  • Ms. Murray for having a Culture and Consumer Guru come to talk to business tech and chemistry students!
  • Ms. Ruffin for her JA project designing coloring books that students took to senior citizens!
  • Mr. Richardson for being recognized as the Outstanding Student in Counseling at Georgia State!
  • Ms. Young for being awarded the Myron Burney for her service to students at SACAC!
  • Mr. Coley, who is recovering from shoulder surgery!
  • Ms. White’s students for their questions and discussion with a team of executives from Porsche North America, including the president and CEO!
  • Ms. Schaffer, whose proposal, “Integrating Geography and Art to Create Social Activism,” was accepted for the National Council on Social Studies Annual Conference!

 

Calendar:

  • Monday, May 8th – B Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – Milestone Make-Ups
    • Flex Time: Clubs
    • 5:30 – Senior Dance Concert [Theater]
  • Tuesday, May 9th – A Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Calculus Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church – 1879 Glenwood Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316]
  • Wednesday, May 10th – B Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Lang Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • 12th Grade Community Forum [Cafeteria]
  • Thursday, May 11th – A Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP World History Exam [A306]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 4:00-6:00 – Chemistry Pop Up Shop [Cafeteria]
  • Friday, May 12th – B Day
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Human Geography [A306]
    • 1:30-2:00 – Flex Time: Advisory
    • 2:00 – Junior and sophomore advisories transition to the gym
    • 2:05 – Freshman advisories transition to the gym
    • 2:15-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym- All students]
    • 6:00 – PTA Screen on the Green [Sing – EA playground]

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Upcoming Events:

  • 5/15 – 5/19 – Senior Week
  • 5/16, Flex Time – End-of-the-Year Assembly [Theater]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • 5/22 – 3B and 4B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/23 – 3A and 4A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/24 –
    • 1B and 2B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled first and second periods]
    • 12:00 – Early Dismissal/Study Hall
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
    • 1A and 2A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled first and second periods]
    • 11:00 – Early Dismissal
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dance Teacher
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Literacy and ELA Instructional Coach [9-12]
    • Math Teacher
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:
College/University Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
Albany State University Francine Dowdy
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University Biance Cox
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Atlanta Technical College
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University Caleb Smith, 5 Strong Scholar
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Roland Blanding
Chattahoochee Technical College
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbia University
Cornell University Tyler Sturdivant
Davidson College
Dillard University
Drexel University Ezekiel Taylor
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elms College
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University Kendall Bean
Georgia State University Jakayla Rachel
Kim Walker
Yvette Pines
Nydia Milton
Georgia College and State University Kierra Dennis
Georgia Institute of Technology Zora Ponder-Jones
Stephen Clemons
Georgia Southern University Jeffrey Barber
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University Amunet McDonald
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Christian Farmer
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Lynn University
Macalester College
Mercer University Gabrielle Aldred
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College Jourdan Harris
Renaldo Clark
John Ali
North Carolina A&T University Tai Rivers
Kendall Moore
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University Katira Bloodsaw
Paine College
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta) Jalen Lovett
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University Brandon Miller
South Carolina State University
Southern University at New Orleans Brandon Sykes
Spelman College
Stetson University
Stillman College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech Michele Turpeau
Mikayla Carney
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia Zoe Andrews, Foundation Fellow
University of Memphis
University of Miami Kiara Davis
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of the Virgin Islands
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University Kinsley Ray
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Williams College
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University Alvin Winston

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Week of May 1st, 2017

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. . .

  • Teachers! We appreciate you!
  • Senior Zoe Andrews for representing Drew at the International Skills Diploma Seal ceremony at the DOE!
  • Sophomore Christopher Bass, who was selected for the Teen Team Program, where he will be a docent at the High Museum of Art!
  • Senior Brandon Sykes, who serves on the Youth United Board Member (check out his bio here)!
  • Ms. Akinyela, Mr. White, Ms. Krachman, Ms. Schaffer and Ms. Jackson for holding multiple days of Saturday School to review for Milestones and AP exams!
  • Ms. Desprez for receiving the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to study the math education program in Singapore!
  • Mr. William Harris for his current project engaging students in planning a fitness routine for JA students!
  • The girls tennis team for advancing to the state championship next Saturday!
  • The boys tennis team for a great season advancing all the way to the state semifinals!
  • The boys and girls golf teams for placing second in the area tournament and advancing to the state tournament to be held the last week of school!
  • Coach Buckley and the track team for advancing to the track sectionals this past Saturday!
  • All of the art teachers who contributed to International Day on Saturday!

 

Calendar:

  • All Week – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Monday, May 1st – A Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – Algebra I Milestone
    • 8:00-12:00 –  AP Chemistry Exam (Early dismissal for students)
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, May 2nd – B Day
    • Teacher Appreciation Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – Geometry Milestone
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam (Early dismissal for students)
    • 12:00-4:00 – AP Physics Exam (Late arrival for students)
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • Wednesday, May 3rd – A Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – 9th Grade Literature Milestone Day 1
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • Thursday, May 4th – B Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – 9th Grade Literature Milestone Day 2
    • 8:00- 12:00 – AP Government Exam (Early dismissal for students)
    • Flex Time – Male & Female Mentoring Programming
  • Friday, May 5th – A Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – Biology Milestone (Selected students – PC Lab)
    • 8:00-12:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – Dismiss 9/10th graders to lunch
    • 11:45 – Dismiss 11/12th graders lunch
    • 1:00- 6:00 – Parent Conferences (Sign up here)
  • Saturday, April 29th
    • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School: AP Human Geography
    • 3:00-4:30 – EA/JA/SA Dance “Tune In”

Upcoming Events:

  • 5/9
    • Milestone Make-Up Administration
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym – All students]
  • 5/15 – 5/19 – Senior Week
  • 5/16, Flex Time – End-of-the-Year Assembly [Theater]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • 5/22 – 3B and 4B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/23 – 3A and 4A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
  • 5/24 –
    • 1B and 2B Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
    • 11:00 – Early Dismissal/Study Hall
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
    • 1A and 2A Final Exams [During regularly scheduled classes]
    • 11:00 – Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dance Teacher
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Literacy and ELA Instructional Coach [9-12]
    • Math Teacher
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:
College Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University Caleb Smith, 5 Strong Scholar
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Cornell University
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk Univeristy
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University Jakayla Rachel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University
Spelman College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia Zoe Andrews, Foundation Fellow
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Kentucky
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Williams College
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University

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Week of April 24th, 2017

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. . .

  • Niara Botchwey and Chelsea Clark for being selected to the prestigious Project ENGAGES program at Georgia Tech!  They will spend their junior and senior years and summers being paid to work in a lab at Georgia Tech!
  • The Track Team for their hard work and performance at the Area Meet on Monday!
  • The Boys and Girls Tennis Teams for winning to advance to the second round of the State Tournament!
  • The Boys and Girls Golf Teams for being undefeated in the regular season!  Good luck in the postseason!
  • All of the new Beta Club inductees, Ms. Manwell and everyone else who contributed to the induction ceremony!
  • Ms. Might and her students for organizing Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A to raise funds for their Peru trip!
  • Gloria Kitchens, Zoe Andrews and Ms. Ulbrich for being recognized at the APS Val/Sal/STAR Student breakfast on Wednesday!
  • Ms. Foster and Ms. Stinson for all of their work supporting students and coordinating with GSU for the Early College programs!
  • All of the performers, artists, tech crew, Ms. Harris, Mr. Mather and all of the STEAM teachers who contributed to Space is the New Place: FLoW Friday Night!  It was awesome [see picture above]!

 

Calendar:

  • All Week – Administrative Professionals Week
  • Monday, April 24th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, April 25th – A Day
    • GSU Final Exams
    • Area 3 Golf Tournament
    • 8:00-11:00 – US History Milestone Administration
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 7:00 – Spring Harp Concert [Theater]
  • Wednesday, April 26th – B Day – Administrative Professionals Day
    • Quarterly Fruit & Vegetable Tasting at JA/SA during lunch periods
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • Thursday, April 27th – A Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – American Literature and Composition Milestone Part 1 Administration
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 6:00 –
      • Board of Directors Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
      • EA/JA/SA Band Spring Concert [Theater]
  • Friday, April 28th – B Day
    • 8:00-11:00 – American Literature and Composition Milestone Part 2 Administration
    • Flex Time
      • 9-11th Grade – Free Friday
      • 12th Grade – Advisory
  • Saturday, April 29th
    • 8:00 – EagleNation 5K Walk/Run and Family, Fit, Fun Festival
    • 12:00-3:00 –
      • International Day
      • Mock AP World History Exam
    • 7:30 – Benefit Concert to Support Drew Fine Arts and Drew PTA featuring Mr. Okorie Johnson, a Drew parent and Atlanta-based cellist [Center for the Arts]

Upcoming Events:

  • 5/1-5/5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/1
    • Algebra 1 Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • 5/2 –
    • Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Geometry Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • 8:00 –  AP Spanish Language Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Physics Exam
  • 5/3 – 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 1
  • 5/4
    • 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 2
    • AP US Government and Politics Exam
    • Flex Time – Male and Female Mentoring Programming
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9
    • Milestone Make-Up Administration
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [Location TBD]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym – All students]
  • 5/15 – 5/19 – Senior Week
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • Principal’s Coffee Materials – Last Tuesday our Dean of Students, Mr. Myers presented an overview of the Georgia Milestones Assessments. A copy of the PowerPoint he presented is available here.
  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dance Teacher
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Literacy and ELA Instructional Coach [9-12]
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:
College/University Student(s) Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Jacy Pippin
Kaya Wright
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University Caleb Smith, 5 Strong Scholar
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Cornell University
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fisk University
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University Jakayla Rachel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College Kyia O’Neal
Howard University Jordan Grady
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University Cameron Hyman
Kennesaw State University Jajuan Harris
Langston University Jada Taylor, 5 Strong Scholar
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University
Spelman College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia Zoe Andrews, Foundation Fellow
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Kentucky
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Jordan Giles
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University Nia Riley
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University
Williams College

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Week of April 17th, 2017

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 Boys and Girls Tennis Teams, Coach Keys, Coach Lowe and Coach Cogdell for winning the region on Thursday!  Two more banners for the gym!
  • To all of the students who received awards last Tuesday night and to the Awards Committee for all their hard work collecting the awards and putting together the ceremony!
  • Mr. Baker, the Acting I class, the prom committee and all of the staff who helped plan and stage Prom Friday night [see picture above]!
  • Ms. Jackson for inviting a Delta pilot to come in as an authentic audience for her current project on flight plans!
  • Mr. Martin for the business plans his students are developing to improve the school and for the technology firms he has invited to come in and hear their pitches!
  • Ms. Hood for an interesting and engaging lab on using blow flies to gauge time of death in Forensic Science!
  • Ms. White for working with local coffee shops to be clients for her Fundamentals of Engineering students who are designing chairs!
  • Ms. Williams for really excellent 6th grade performance of Juvie on Friday and to Ms. Murray for partnering with Ms. Williams to have her students present on the privatization of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the performance!

 

Calendar:

  • Monday, April 17th – A Day
    • 9:00 – Students depart for the Region Track Meet
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, April 18th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 4:30-5:30 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Testing Update [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • Wednesday, April 19th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • 9th Grade Community Forum
    • 4:30 – Beta Club Induction Ceremony [Theater]
    • 5:30-7:30 – Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-A Glenwood Place for Peru trip [10% of proceeds go to Drew if you mention the school]
  • Thursday, April 20th – B Day
    • 3:00 – Golf Early Dismissal
    • 6:00 –
      • Orchestra Composer Concert
      • Spring PTA General Body Meeting & Family Dinner Night [EA Cafeteria]
        • 2017-2018 PTA officer elections
        • Calendar of our fun end-of-year PTA family events
        • Special speaker, Delshanee Martin, a Drew Charter School Senior Academy Student, about her experience at Drew Charter School, how she has benefited as a Senior Academy student from the programs of the Drew PTA, her amazing plans for college, and her upcoming travel through Drew Charter Schools partner, the East Lake Family YMCA.
  • Friday, April 21st – A Day
    • Flex Time: Free Friday
      • 12th Grade Community Forum
    • 3:30 – Soccer Early Dismissal
    • 8:00 – Space is the New Place: FloW [3rd Floor Balcony – This is a performance-based STEAM event co-directed by Tambra Harris and Jeff Mather to promote Earth-friendly habits)
  • Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School: Algebra I and AP Human Geography

 

Upcoming Events:

  • 4/24-4/28 – Administrative Professionals Week
    • 4/26 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • 4/25 –
    • US History Milestone
    • 7:00 – Spring Harp Concert
  • 4/27 – American Lit Milestone Part 1
  • 4/28 – American Lit Milestone Part 2
  • 4/29 –
    • 5K and Health Fair at Drew
    • International Day
  • 12:00-3:00 – Mock AP World History Exam
  • 5/1-5/5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/1
    • Algebra 1 Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • 5/2 –
    • Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Geometry Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • 8:00 –  AP Spanish Language Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Physics Exam
  • 5/3 – 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 1
  • 5/4
    • 9th Grade Lit Milestone Part 2
    • AP US Government and Politics Exam
    • Flex Time – Male and Female Mentoring Programming
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9-
    • Milestone Make-Up Administration
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [Location TBD]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym – All students]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • 2017-2018 Staff Positions – We are currently looking to fill/add the following positions for next school year. If you know of qualified applicants, please encourage them to apply on the Drew website:
    • Dean of Academics (K-12)
    • Dance Teacher
    • English Language Arts Teacher
    • JA College and Career Readiness Counselor
    • Social Studies Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
  • Test-Out Option – As provided for in State Board Education Rule 160-5-1-.15, Atlanta Public Schools would like to provide students with the opportunity to “test-out” of any course for which there is an associated End-of-Course (EOC) assessment and earn credit for the course through this process. The following lists the minimum student eligibility requirements for the “test-out” opportunity.
    • The student has never been enrolled in the course,
    • The student must have earned a minimum numerical grade of 80 in a prerequisite course in the same content area as the selected EOC test,
    • The student must receive recommendations from the student’s school counselor AND teacher of the same content area for which the student is attempting the EOC, and
    • The student must receive parent/guardian permission if the student is less than 18 years of age. Students 18 or over and emancipated minor students may complete the permission form themselves.

Students who score at the “Distinguished” level for the test-out will receive an elective unit of credit, and the score on the EOC test will appear on the student’s transcript. The test-out credit will not be factored into the student’s grade-point average (GPA). The student will still be required to fulfill the APS graduation requirements and must pay a test fee of $50.00 to their schools before taking each EOC test test-out attempt. For additional information, please contact your school’s test coordinator, Kendrick Myers, at 470-355-1200 ext. 1015

  • Prom Picture Order FormLink
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:

 

College Acceptances Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Cornell University
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Fisk Univeristy
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College
Howard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kennesaw State University
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A &T
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University
Spelman College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Kentucky
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University
Williams College

 

Week of April 10th, 2017

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. . .

  • Seniors, who have started to commit to colleges and universities for next year [see chart below]!
  • The junior class, Mr. Baker and Mr. Canney for their performances of the student written, produced and performed drama 5:1!
  • The sophomore and junior classes, Ms. Shuler-Davis, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Woodlee and Ms. Woods for all their hard work on the Chemistry Cooks Project!
  • All of the students who applied to the Summer Math and Science Enrichment Academy and Ms. Davis and Mr. Richardson for helping with applications!
  • Ms. Button, EA Kindergarten teacher, who received the Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education [see picture above]!
  • Ms. Hood who returned from maternity leave on Friday before Spring Break!
  • Mr. Rashid, who works day in and day out with our most difficult student experiences (and does a great job coaching soccer)!
  • Ms. Crooks for greeting and helping route everyone when the enter the building!
  • Mr. Colbert and Mr. Richardson for helping coordinate the Danish student visit and to the teachers who hosted students in their classes!
  • Ms. Kaney for her work coordinating several new Drew scholarships!
  • The orchestra and Ms. Colbert for hosting the Orchestra Spring Concert!
  • The Student Government Association and Ms. Allen for all their hard work on the SGA Day of Play!

 

Calendar:

  • All Week – Spanish IV STAMP Administration
  • Monday, April 10th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, April 11th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 3:00 – Tennis Early Dismissal
    • 6:00 – First Semester Awards Night [Theater]
  • Wednesday, April 12th – B Day
    • Flex Time: Extended Learning
      • 11th Grade Community Forum
  • Thursday, April 13th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
      • Tenth Grade Community Forum
  • Friday, April 14th – B Day
    • 12:00 – Prom ticket distribution
      • Students must be in class until 12 in order to participate in prom, but can be checked out at this time.
    • Flex Time – Free Friday
    • 7:00 – Prom [433 Bishop Street]

Upcoming Events:

  • 4/18 – SA Principal’s Coffee: Testing Update
  • 4/19, 4:30 – Beta Club Induction Ceremony [Theater]
  • 4/20, 6:00
    • Orchestra Composer Concert
    • Spring PTA General Body Mtg. & Family Dinner Night
  • 4/21 – Space is the New Place
  • 4/24-4/28 – Administrative Professionals Week
  • 4/25 – US History Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/27-4/28 – American Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/29 –
    • 5K and Health Fair at Drew
    • International Day
  • 5/1-5/5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/1
    • Algebra 1 Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • 5/2 –
    • Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Geometry Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • 8:00 –  AP Spanish Language Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Physics Exam
  • 5/3 and 5/4 – Ninth Grade Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 5/4, 8:00 – AP US Government and Politics Exam
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [Location TBD]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [Gym – All students]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School
  • June 6-17th – Summer BRIDGE Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech – Application]

Announcements:

  • Prom Picture Order FormLink
  • Graduation Picture Order FormLink
  • Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program (TAACT) – “The goal of the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program is to excite and motivate our youth to learn about the aerospace industry. The TAACT program endeavors to instill, in children, an appreciation for the academic skills, moral character, proper conduct, dedication and discipline necessary to succeed. More importantly, we want them to discover that learning can be fun when done in the context of aviation. TAACT offers comprehensive training in the various aviation disciplines. Our program targets students between the ninth and twelfth grade and, actual flight training is included.”
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School 2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:
College Acceptances Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College Kamara West
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alleghany College
American University
Armstrong State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Bard College Suprim Allah, Posse Scholar
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brandeis University Jaila Allen, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
College of Coastal Georgia
Cornell University
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Fisk Univeristy
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Valley State University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Grambling State University
Guilford College
Howard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kennesaw State University
Livingstone College
Louisiana State University
Macalester College
Mercer University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A &T
North Carolina Central University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio State University
Oglethorpe University
Pitzer College Delshanee Martin
Pomona College
Savannah State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shaw University
Spelman College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee State University
Texas Christian University
Thomas University
Tufts University Gloria Kitchens
Tuskegee University Simone Obleton
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Cincinnati
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Kentucky
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia Nyla McCord
Vanderbilt University
Valdosta State University
Washington and Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wingate University
Xavier University Louisiana
Yale University
Williams College

Week of March 27th, 2017

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 Drew Debate Team and Ms. Schaffer for finishing fourth at the Atlanta Urban Debate League State Championships.  Maddox Gates and Payton Gunner won 4th place in the Two-Person Policy Teams (out of 40 teams!) Maddox Gates – 10th place individual speaker award (out of 80 speakers!)
    • Team Members:
      • Maddox Gates
      • Payton Gunner
      • Alexis Gaines
      • Alvin Stewart
      • Terron Joiner
      • Aniya Ray
  • The following students who all scored superior at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) spoken language contest at Cambridge High School on Saturday and to Ms. Might for serving as a judge.  Hundreds of students from across the metro area were interviewed and their proficiency was rated in the categories of notable, excellent and superior (the highest rating awarded).
    • Spanish I- Terron Joiner, Gary Sheppard
    • Spanish II- Jasmine Henderson, Niara Botchwey
    • Spanish III- Brooke Turpeau, Asia Foster
  • The College and Career Readiness Team for an impressive College Fair and a successful College & Career Week including the Senior Walk pictured above!
  • The junior class, Mr. Baker and Mr. Canney for all of their hard work with the juniors preparing for their play!
  • Ms. Desprez-Isbell for being a finalist for the Fulbright Distinguished Award in teaching!
  • Mr. Parker and his photography students’ contributions to the yearbook!
  • Ms. Akinyela, Mr. Harris, Dr. Morgan and Ms. Shuler-Davis for taking students to Kennesaw’s Holocaust Exhibit last Friday!
  • Ms. Keith, Ms. Mills and the office team for coordinating re-enrollment!

Calendar:

  • Monday, March 27 – A Day
    • Flex Time – Clubs
  • Tuesday, March 28th – B Day
    • 9:30-1:30 – Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Club Field Trip [Candlefish]
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • Wednesday, March 29th – A Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 3:30 – Soccer Early Dismissal
    • 4:00-6:00 – Taste of Drew Chemistry culminating PBL event [Cafeteria]
      • Tickets are $2 for this event, and all proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Food Bank.  We would love for you to come out and support our students and this worthy cause.
  • Thursday, March 30th – B Day
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 3:30 – Golf Early Dismissal
    • 6:00 – Spring Orchestra Concert [Theater]
  • Friday, March 31st – A Day
    • 1st Period – 4th Period classes will meet
    • 8:30 – Accuplacer Retest [Select juniors]
    • 1:30 – Students report to advisory
    • 2:00-4:00 – SGA Day of Play

Upcoming Events:

  • 4/11, 6:00 pm – First Semester Awards Night [Theater]
    • Students will receive invitations this week.
  • 4/13, 9:00-12:00 – Web Design Field Trip [Jeffrey Martin]
  • 4/14 –
    • 12:00 pm – Prom ticket distribution [Students must be in class until 12:00 in order to participate in Prom, but can be checked out at this time.]
    • Prom [433 Bishop Street]
  • 4/19, 4:30 – Beta Club Induction Ceremony [Theater]
  • 4/21 – Space is the New Place
  • 4/25 – US History Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/27-4/28 – American Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 4/29 –
    • 5K and Health Fair at Drew
    • International Day
  • 5/1
    • Algebra 1 Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • 5/2 –
    • Geometry Georgia Milestone Assessment
    • 8:00 –  AP Spanish Language Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Physics Exam
  • 5/3 and 5/4 – Ninth Grade Literature and Composition Georgia Milestone Assessment
  • 5/4, 8:00 – AP US Government and Politics Exam
  • 5/5 –
    • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
    • 1:00-6:00 – Day Parent Conferences
  • 5/9
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Ceremony [Theater]
  • 5/10, 8:00 – AP English Language Exam
  • 5/11, 8:00 – AP World History Exam
  • 5/12
    • 8:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 2:00-4:00 – College Decision Day [All students]
  • Saturday, 5/20, 4:00 pm – Graduation
  • Thursday, 5/25 – Last Day of School

Announcements:

  • Principal’s Coffee Materials – Last Tuesday we held our monthly Principal’s Coffee on the topic of extracurricular activities. The presentation for the coffee is available here.  We anticipate covering testing at our April Principal’s Coffee on April 18th.
  • Quarter 3 Progress Reports– Quarter 3 ended on March 13th and students’ progress reports will be mailed home this week.  These grades will not post to students’ transcripts, but are an important indicator of their progress.  Please review your student’s progress report with them and contact teachers and your student’s counselor if you have questions.
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey– The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.
  • Reminder: MyPaymentsPlus – We are excited to announce a new way to pay for student dues, yearbooks, field trips and other expenses.  MyPaymentsPlus allows parents/guardians to pay for these obligations online via credit card.  More information about the program and how to register are available in this flyer.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – The Charles R. Drew Charter School  2017 Yearbook is now available for sale!! This year’s book is a Signature Series Hardcover bound, PreK-12 (Drew’s FIRST graduating senior class), full color, 140 pages and is available for delivery 5/8/2017. Order yours TODAY for the lowest price possible!!  Sales will work as follows:

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