National School Walkout – March 14th

Students,

Please find information below provided by our Peer Leadership students for the National School Walkout Event scheduled for tomorrow morning.  Please remember that participation is optional and students who choose to participate should be prepared to participate in a way that reflects the sadness that surrounds this tragedy.  Please thank our awesome Peer Leaders for organizing this event.  They have been working really hard to prepare for this.

Student Information for the National School Walkout

On February 14, 2017, a deadly school shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  This event has placed school and student safety in the national spotlight, and it has launched a movement to not only memorialize the victims but also ensure that school safety remains a priority for lawmakers.  Please watch a video recapping the event and naming the victims by clicking here.

At 10 a.m. on March 14, you have the opportunity to join with students across the country in a positive and peaceful show of support for those who lost their lives in this deadly attack.  If you choose to participate, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Stay with your Advisor and closely follow his/her instructions.  Click here to see a map of where advisories will be located on the field.
  2. This is designed to be a sombre and reflective event.  Please follow Drew’s School Norms and pay close attention to the following guidelines:
    1. Report directly to the Athletic field when you are dismissed and remain with your Advisor.
    2. Remain silent during the 17-minute program.
    3. Do not bring book bags, food, or beverages onto the field.
    4. Do not bring any additional signs.  Only signs prepared in your Advisory will be allowed.
  3. Once you are on the field, you will not be dismissed back into the building until the program is over.  
  4. It will be cold.  Please bring a coat and warm clothes.
  5. Outside visitors will not be allowed to participate.  The campus will be closed for the duration of the program.  
  6. Peer Leaders are there to help make sure that you get the most out of this event.  If you have questions, please ask them.
  7. Take time to reflect.

We will be using the countdown clock on the scoreboard to mark the beginning and the ending of the event.  The event will officially start at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 10:17 a.m.

Dismissal – Peer Leaders will dismiss Advisories to return to 2nd Period at the end of the program.

What if I don’t want to participate?

That is absolutely fine.  If you choose not to participate, please report to one of the following locations when your Advisory is dismissed to the field:

9th Grade: Rm. 202

10th Grade: Rm. 216

11th Grade: Rm. 304

12th Grade: Rm. 318

Week of March 12th, 2018

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:

  • Shadaysha McCoy, who joins us as a new Partners in Education member working out of the College and Career Readiness Office!
  • The SA Orchestra and Ms. Anderson for earning all Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation! [see picture above, photo credit: Mr. Parker and his students]
  • Ms. Williams and her students for being accepted to the American High School Theater Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2019!
  • Senior Jalil Spearman for becoming a finalist for the Gates Scholarship!
  • Senior Brooke Turpeau for a full scholarship to attend Spelman College!
  • Senior Christopher Smith on his acceptance into Dalton State!
  • The 10th grade students and teachers for the Swagger Jackers: The Effects of Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange of Food, Film, and Fashion PBL event on Wednesday that combined movie screenings with the 2nd Annual Chemistry Cooks! Expo in the cafeteria!
  • Mr. Wynn for bringing in an owner of Honeysuckle Gelato as an authentic audience to hear economics students’ pitches for ice cream ideas!
  • Ms. Davis and Mr. Richardson for helping students complete the student climate survey!
  • All of our newly inducted Beta Club members!
  • The Beta Officer team for their hard work and dedication during Beta Week and the Induction Ceremony!
    • Nazjaa Hughson – President
    • Rashan Schoffner – Vice President
    • Victoria Nunnally – Secretary
    • Peyton Rodgers – Treasurer
    • Payton Gunner – 10th Grade Rep
    • Zakia Tookes – 11th Grade Rep
  • Ms. McKenzie for supporting the Beta Club in marking National Beta Week and for coordinating the induction ceremony on Thursday!
  • Mr. Doran for always working to make sure that we have the resources we need to support students!
  • Ms. Ricks for organizing the Book Buddies field trip to the College Football Hall of Fame!
  • Ms. Stinson for coordinating an informative Early College Parent Night!
  • Ms. White for organizing the second-year engineering field trip to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta!
  • The Peer Leadership class for coordinating the upcoming Walk-Out to occur on March 14th!  
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Miller, Princetta 03 – 15
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS !!
Chelsea Clark 3/14 MORGAN
Asher McGee 3/16 BAKER
Jayden Vickers 3/16 WILDER
Syanne Hurst-Spruill 3/18 MORRISON
Yonatan Koehler 3/18 MORRISON

Calendar:   

Week of 03/12 – 03/18

03/12 | Monday | “B” Day

  • Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans – Return 3/14]
  • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
  • Flex Time: B-Week Clubs
  • 5:00 – JV Baseball vs. Paideia [Early Dismissal at 3:45]
  • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Booster Club Meeting [ Cafeteria ]
03/13  | Tuesday | “A” Day

  • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
  • Flex Time –  Extended Learning 
  • 4:00-6:00 – Biology PBL Event: “From the Lab to the Table”
    • In this project students were tasked with revamping a lunch menu item that contains Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to meal that is GMO free.  We would love for you to come out and support. There will be plenty of food for you to taste while being educated on the facts of GMOs on your dinner table.
  • 4:45 – Golf vs. Ben Franklin Academy [Home – Charlie Yates Golf Course]
  • 5:00 – Soccer vs. ELCA [Home]
  • 5:00 – JV Baseball v Cristo Rey [Georgia State University]
03/14  | Wednesday | “B” Day

  • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
  • 9:35 – Students report to Advisory for the National School Walkout
  • 10:30 – Students return from the field to 2nd period
  • Flex Time – Students report to 2nd period to make-up time from the National School Walkout
  • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
03/15 | Thursday |  “A” Day

  • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning 
    • 1:30-2:20 – Book Buddies [SA Mentors; students will return to class w/pass]
  • 4:00 – Tennis vs. Paideia [Dekalb Tennis Courts – 3:00 Early dismissal]
  • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: Fly High Finance – Malik Lee, Certified Financial Planner, Henssler Financial [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/301861752
    • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
    • Meeting ID: 301 861 752
  • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Grady
03/16 | Friday | “B” Day

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
  • STEAM Day [More detailed schedule to come]
    • 9/10th Grade
      • 8:00-8:50 – TEDdy Talk [Theater]
      • 9:00-3:55 – Sessions and Lunch
    • 11th Grade
      • 8:00-8:50 – TEDdy Talk [Theater]
      • 9:00-12:50 – LIT Production Work Time
      • 12:55-1:25 – Lunch
      • 1:30-3:55 – TBD
    • 12th Grade
      • 8:00-8:50 – TEDdy Talk [Theater]
      • 9:00-12:50 – Supporting STEAM Day Sessions for EA and JA
      • 12:55-1:25 – Lunch
      • 1:30-3:55 – TBD
03/17 | Saturday

  • 8:30 – Track and Field [Southern Crescent Stadium]
  • 9:00 – Golf: Parkview Invitational [Heritage]
  • 3:00-6:00 – Design-O-Rama [see flyer below]
03/18 | Sunday

  • 6:00-2:00 – Volunteer Opportunity
    • Publix Marathon Hydrating Station[12th and Juniper in Midtown]
    • Sign up here; Use the following link to sign up. Make sure to enter the password “drew” at the top in order to see our Hydration Station #15

Upcoming Events:

Week of 3/19-3/23 – Spring Benchmarks in MasteryConnect [All core content areas]

  • 3/19, Flex Time – A-Week Clubs
  • 3/20
    • Milestone Simulation (9th grade)
    • Flex Time – Mock Interviews [Selected 9th and 10th graders]
  • 3/21
    • Distribute Mid-Semester Report Cards
    • Flex Time – Peer Leadership/Mentorship
    • 4:00 – Beta Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
  • 3/22
    • Flex Time – 11th grade Community Forum
    • 1:00-5:00 – JA/SA  Band LGPE
    • 5:30 – Rising 9th Grade Transition Night [9th Grade Hall]
  • 3/23
    • JA/SA Band, Chorus and Orchestra Trip [Orlando – Return 3/25]
    • Flex Time – Black History Month Fashion Show
  • 3/24
    • 9:00-4:00 – Making Proud Choices [Rooms A216/217 – More information here or see flyer below]
    • 7:30 – 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser [see flyer below]

Week of 3/26-3/30 – College and Career Week

  • 3/26, 12:30-3:00 – College Fair PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE [No clubs]
  • 3/27, Flex Time – Film Screening: “Step” & Group Discussion
  • 3/28,
    • Flex Time –
      • Film Screening Part 2: “Step” & Group Discussion
      • Senior Lunch Jam
    • 6:00 – Parent University [9th Grade Classrooms and PBL area]
  • 3/29, Flex Time – College and Career Exploration
  • 3/30
    • 1st and 4th periods swapped
    • 2:00 – Senior Walk *Parents are Welcome to Participate*
    • 2:25-4:00 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]

Week of 4/2-4/8 – Spring Break

  • 4/21, 7:00-11:00 – Prom
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]

Announcements:

  • 1st Period Tardy Passes – Students who arrive to class after 8:00 am should go down to the front lobby to get a pass from Ms. Brewton.  If Ms. Brewton is not available, Ms. Woods-Livingston can provide them with a pass. We ask that families do their best to get students to school no later than 7:55 in order to maximize instructional time and minimize disruptions.
  • Junior Dramatic Production – The Charles R. Drew Charter Junior class is hosting a Gatsby-inspired play and we need to raise $3,000 in order to pay for the materials for set design and other expenses.  We are accepting donations including food and money.  We are also offering advertising opportunities for businesses.  Below are the price ranges for each dimension.  If you are interested, please contact antavious.baker@drewcharterschool.org or shawn.canney@drewcharterschool.org.
    • Full Standard Page: $200
    • Half Vertical/Horizontal Page: $100
    • Quarter Page: $50
    • Thank you for working with us and we hope to hear from you soon. Our play will be performed on Saturday, March 17th at the end of Design-o-rama.  Please consider coming out to see us.
  • Employment Opportunities for 2018-2019 – We are currently looking to hire an additional computer science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested and available, please have them apply on our website.
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, February 15th we hosted our sixth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Brandi Beavers, K-12 Outreach Representative for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, for presenting.
    • These gatherings occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 15th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial. 
      • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/301861752
      • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
      • Meeting ID: 301 861 752
    • Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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: PTA Nominating Committee
    • The PTA Nominating Committee is in the process of accepting nominations for the PTA officer positions for the upcoming academic year 2018/2019. The PTA leadership plays a vital role in our kid’s education and the environment in which they learn. The PTA officers are a resource for all Drew families in expressing their views on our Drew community and working with the school’s administration on important issues. However, the PTA is a volunteer organization and is in need of people willing to serve in its leadership positions.
    • The PTA is only as strong as what its members put in and the most valuable asset we have is your time and experience. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, we encourage you to speak to present or past officers about the time commitment (it is probably less than you think!) and the important roles the various positions play in how our school functions. Without leadership the PTA cannot function or even exist! Currently we do not have enough nominees to fill the full slate necessary for a working PTA. Please consider nominating yourself or another Drew PTA member who you think would be willing to serve. Thank you!
    • Boxes and Nominating forms are in the lobby of each campus.
    • Drew PTA Nominating Committee:
  • Reminder: 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
    • Save the date for the 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser!  Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, but Early Bird Tickets on sale now through February 28 for just $25 at http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com.   Admission price includes appetizers, adult beverages, music, and a silent auction bidder number!  Come out for a great night of fun with our adult Drew community and support our PTA as well!
    • Calling all Drew Community Business Owners, Artists, and Craftsmen: The Drew PTA needs your donations for our 2018 PTA Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser! This is a great way to support your school PTA AND advertise your business and talent to our wider Drew Community!  We are a non-profit so your donation may be tax-deductible, and donations over $100 receive a free admission to the event! To donate: https://form.jotform.com/80224856984164

College/University

Student Matriculating

Agnes Scott College Jocelyn Gresham
Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
Alabama State University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Dalton State College
Dillard University
Emory University
Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
Florida A&M University
Full Sail University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Gordon State College
Goucher College
Hampton University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
Louisiana State University
North Carolina A&T University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Paine College
Reinhardt University
Samford University
SCAD
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stoney Brook University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Vanderbilt University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Wingate University
Young Harris College

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Important Message from Don Doran:

Drew Walk with Community – March 14th

Dear Drew Family,

On February 14, 2018, we as a society and a national school community lost 17 precious lives to the tragic, senseless violence of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  As the Head of School, as a long time educator, and as a father, I watched the horrific footage of that day in anguish and sorrow, and its lingering memory informs my work as a servant of this community.

While there are certainly very important and difficult conversations to be had in the aftermath of this unisolated tragedy – conversations about gun laws, about mental health, about institutional policy, and about effective and accountable governmental response – I personally am refocused on my commitment to make decisions that keep this school community safe, that nurture and honor all of its members, and that provide our students with the opportunity to critically process and make meaningful contributions to our world.

In light of this, on March 14th at 10 AM – one month after the shooting – JA and SA students, who choose to participate, will have the opportunity to gather in solidarity with each other on the athletic field at the same time as others around this country.  In spirit with friends and families of the deceased, our students will honor the lives lost, draw attention to the challenges that contributed to the loss, and lend their voices in support of peaceful protest and positive social change.

While on this same day organizers have planned a National Walk Out Event, student leaders at Drew have worked thoughtfully with the administration to plan an event that will allow students to walk with each other to the football field, where they will stand ceremoniously as a community with other students and teachers who feel the need to mark this moment reverently.

This event is optional. Students who choose not to participate will remain in their instructional space.

It will be for Drew students and staff only and will not be open to the public. The school’s gates will be closed before and after the event to ensure student safety.  Parents who wish to check-out their children will need to do so before 9:30 AM. The event will solemnly recognize the first 17 minutes of the 10 AM hour, after which students will promptly return to class. There will be no disciplinary action for peaceful and respectful participation. However, students who do not participate within these parameters may be subject to disciplinary consequence.

While EA students will not participate in the above described activities, EA parents are encouraged to have an age-appropriate discussion with their child.

Although we understand that some parents would like to participate, we ask that you allow your children independence and support the school’s effort to safely manage the event.

In reflection, I am not certain how to heal the divisions that impede our solving this problem at a national and societal level, but in moments like these, that I am reminded of how important each of us is to each other and how we are each other’s best hope at ever realizing the “Beloved Community”.

Be Safe. Be Kind.

Don Doran
Head of School

Week of March 5th, 2018

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 SA Chorus and Mr. Sessoms for receiving all Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation!
  • Ms. Krachman and Ms. Klein for their displays of student work inside and outside of the classroom!
  • Mr. Canney, Mr. Baker and Dr. Morgan for working with their students on a very hands-on and very STEAM-Y outdoor play! (Come out to Design-O-Rama and support these juniors!)
  • The following for their impressive accolades with the Drew Debate Team:
    • Ivy Diamond – 9th Place Speaker at the February AUDL Debate Tournament (Novice Division)
    • Ivy Diamond and Gary Sheppard – 6th Place Policy Debate Pair at the February AUDL Debate Tournament (Novice Division)
    • Alvin Stewart – 9th Place Speaker at the February AUDL Debate Tournament (Open Division)
    • Maddox Gates and Payton Gunner – 2nd Place Policy Debate Pair at the February AUDL Debate Tournament (Open Division)
  • Ms. Gillum, Ms. Harris, Mr. Anderson and cast for a moving production of The Magic of Motown!  A second showing will be available soon due to the show being SOLD OUT! [See picture above]
  • Nazjaa Hughson (Mu Alpha Theta President), Peyton Rodgers (Mu Alpha Theta VP), and Mu Alpha Theta members David Aycock and Victoria Nunnally for the video they entered into the Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) “Mathematical Minute” video competition!  View their submission here.
  • Sophomore Janae Paul for volunteering to help teach 6th graders to code!
  • Ms. Woods for organizing gifted testing this week!
  • Ms. Tasha Allen for a really smart way to encourage students to use math vocabulary using the baby shower clothespin game!
  • Ms. Hood for her current aquaponics project that engages students in learning how to create an ecosystem of plants and fish together!
  • Coach Rashid and the Varsity Girls Soccer team for their 7-0 win over Elite Scholars last night!
  • Mr. Coley for an engaging lesson teaching JA students how to use a power drill!
  • Ms. Stinson and Ms. Kaney-Weaver for organizing a great National Honor Society induction Thursday afternoon!
  • Ms. Mason for organizing an interview prep session for 9th and 10th graders with Elavon, one of our corporate partners!
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Evans, Don D 03 – 05
Baker, Antavious 03 – 06
Coley, Tyler M 03 – 09
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS !!
Theotis Robinson 3/5 WILDER
Riah Teasley 3/8 MIGHT-ZDRADZINSKI
Charles Freeman 3/8 JACKSON
Laseittyah Reuven 3/9 WOODS
Abdul-Malik Mohammed 3/9 SCHAFFER
Rodderick Hardness 3/11 SIMMONS

 Calendar:

03/05 – 03/11

National Beta Week

National Dance Week

03/05 | Monday | “A” Day

  • Flex Time –
    • A-Week Clubs
    • Orchestra Combined Rehearsal
  • 5:00 – JV Baseball @ Wesleyan
  • 6:00 – Band Booster Club Meeting [Mr. Doran’s Conference Room]
03/06  | Tuesday |   “B” Day

  • Flex Time – Extended Learning 
  • 4:30 – Golf vs. Chamblee and Tucker [@Sugar Creek – 3:15 Early Dismissal – Sugar Creek]
  • 5:00 – Soccer @ Arabia Mountain [3:30 Early Dismissal]
  • 6:00 – Early College Night [Junior Parents – Rooms A218/219]
03/07  | Wednesday | “A” Day

  • 10:00-1:00 – Book Buddies Field Trip
  • 12:30-6:30 – Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation [Selected Juniors and Seniors will eat first lunch and report to 3rd period late]
  • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 4:00-6:00 – 10th Grade PBL Showcase – Swagger Jackers: The Effects of Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange of Food, Film, and Fashion [Cafeteria & 10th Grade Hall]
  • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Holy Innocents [3:30 – Early Dismissal]
03/08 | Thursday |  “B” Day

  • Flex Time – Extended Learning 
  • 2:15-4:00 – Beta Club Induction [Theater]
  • 5:00 – Soccer vs. KIPP [Home]
03/09 | Friday | “A” Day

  • 8:00-1:00 – Engineering Field Trip [Selected Students]
  • Flex Time – Free Friday
03/10 | Saturday

  • SAT Administration
  • 8:30 – Track & Field [Lakewood]
  • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
  • 10:00 – The First Tee of East Lake Invitational [East Lake]
  • 3:00 – JV Baseball @ Our Lady of Mercy

Upcoming Events:

  • 03/12 – 03/18 – GSU Spring Break
    • 03/12 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans – Return 3/14]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • B-Week Clubs
      • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Booster Club Meeting [ Cafeteria ]
    • 3/13
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 4:45 – Golf vs. Ben Franklin Academy [Charlie Yates Golf Course]
      • 5:00 – Soccer vs. ELCA [Home]
      • 5:00 – JV Baseball v Cristo Rey [Georgia State University]
    • 3/14
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
      • 6:00 – Rising 9th Grade Transition Night
    • 3/15
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 1:30-2:20 – Book Buddies [SA Mentors; students will return to class w/pass]
      • 4:00 – Tennis vs. Paideia [Dekalb Tennis Courts]
      • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial
      • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Grady
    • 3/16
      • BLAZER DAY
      • STEAM Day [see flyer attached]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • King of POPS Kickback
    • 03/17
      • 8:30 – Track and Field [Southern Crescent Stadium]
      • 9:00 – Golf, Parkview Invitational [Heritage]
      • 3:00-6:00 – Design-O-Rama [see flyer attached]
    • 3/18
      • 6:00-2:00 – Volunteer Opportunity, Publix Marathon Hydrating Station [12th and Juniper in Midtown]
        • Sign up here; Use the following link to sign up. Make sure to enter the password “drew” at the top in order to see our Hydration Station #15
  • 3/19 – 3/23 – Spring Benchmarks in MasteryConnect [All core content areas]
    • 3/19, Flex Time – A-Week Clubs
    • 3/20, Flex Time – Mock Interviews [Selected 9th and 10th graders]
    • 3/22, 1:00-5:00 – JA/SA Band LGPE
    • 3/23 –
      • JA/SA Band, Chorus and Orchestra Trip [Orlando – Return 3/25]
      • Flex Time – Black History Month Fashion Show
    • 3/24, 7:30 – 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • 3/26 – 3/30 – College and Career Week
    • 3/26, 1:30-3:00 – College Fair [No clubs]
    • 3/30
      • 2:00 – Senior Walk
      • 2:25-4:30 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]
  • 4/2 – 4/8 – Spring Break
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]

Announcements:

  • Prom Dress GIVEAWAY – Prom will be April 21st at 7:00 pm. Please note that JUNIOR dues must be paid in order to participate in prom. Paying in advance is advised due to the pending deadline. If you are in need/interested of a prom dress or to cut costs on a memorable event check out this GIVEAWAY on March 10th from 9 AM to 1 PM. For more information see the flyer posted at the bottom of the blog.
  • Test-Out Opportunities – Do you think that you already know the information for one of the courses that you are required to take?  The March End of Course testing administration (3/12-16) provides the next opportunity for students wishing to receive course credit by demonstrating subject area competency through the End of Course (EOC) testing.  Please use the documents linked below if you are interested in testing-out of a course for which there is an associated EOC test.  Click here for additional information and here to print off the form to apply.
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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.
  • PTA Nominating Committee
    • The PTA Nominating Committee is in the process of accepting nominations for the PTA officer positions for the upcoming academic year 2018/2019. The PTA leadership plays a vital role in our kid’s education and the environment in which they learn. The PTA officers are a resource for all Drew families in expressing their views on our Drew community and working with the school’s administration on important issues. However, the PTA is a volunteer organization and is in need of people willing to serve in its leadership positions.
    • The PTA is only as strong as what its members put in and the most valuable asset we have is your time and experience. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, we encourage you to speak to present or past officers about the time commitment (it is probably less than you think!) and the important roles the various positions play in how our school functions. Without leadership the PTA cannot function or even exist! Currently we do not have enough nominees to fill the full slate necessary for a working PTA. Please consider nominating yourself or another Drew PTA member who you think would be willing to serve. Thank you!
    • Boxes and Nominating forms are in the lobby of each campus.
    • Drew PTA Nominating Committee:
  • 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
    • Save the date for the 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser!  Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, but Early Bird Tickets on sale now through February 28 for just $25 at http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com.   Admission price includes appetizers, adult beverages, music, and a silent auction bidder number!  Come out for a great night of fun with our adult Drew community and support our PTA as well!
    • Calling all Drew Community Business Owners, Artists, and Craftsmen: The Drew PTA needs your donations for our 2018 PTA Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser! This is a great way to support your school PTA AND advertise your business and talent to our wider Drew Community!  We are a non-profit so your donation may be tax-deductible, and donations over $100 receive a free admission to the event! To donate: https://form.jotform.com/80224856984164
  • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, February 15th we hosted our sixth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Brandi Beavers, K-12 Outreach Representative for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, for presenting.
    • These gatherings occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 5:00 pm March 18th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial. 
      • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/301861752
      • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
      • Meeting ID: 301 861 752
    • Click Here to Become a PTA Member
Colleges & Universities where Drew students have been accepted Student(s) Matriculating
Agnes Scott College
Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
Alabama State University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
Florida A&M University
Full Sail University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Hampton University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
Louisiana State University
North Carolina A&T University
Pace University
Paine College
Reinhardt University
Samford University
SCAD
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stoney Brook University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Xavier University of Louisiana
Wingate University
Young Harris College

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Week of February 26th, 2018

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:

  • A late congratulations to juniors Shayla Victrum (Bronze) and Landon Bennett (Bronze) for their respective placement in the District Science Fair earlier this month!
  • Sophomore Jamilah El-Amin (Senior Academy), Zoë Johnson (Junior Academy), and Chava Rhodes (Junior Academy) for being the first-ever students to represent Drew Charter School at the Georgia All-State Chorus event last weekend!
  • Senior Thiago Pena-McCoy for presenting one of the best matrix multiplication/food web problem-based activity in PreCalculus!
  • Freshman Warren Rouse for always supporting a fellow student who has begun taking risks to communicate in Spanish. He is always ready to encourage and contribute vocabulary when needed!
  • The following seniors, who received the Five Strong Scholarship! Full tuition and on-campus support for four years:
    • Taneshia Arnold – Fisk University
    • Evan Flemming – Fisk University
    • Eyshea McCorkle – Langston University
  • Ms. Schaffer for creating a long-term partnership with Bob Babcock and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association in supporting the preservation of the stories of Vietnam Veterans for her upcoming project!
  • Ms. Herman for organizing a robust and engaging college tour to DC for junior students!  In addition to colleges, students got to see Black Panther [see picture above] and visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
  • Ms. Mason, Ms. Young, Ms. Weaver (Kaney), and Mr. Harris for helping chaperone DC college tour!
  • Ms. Williams for putting on the Black History performance, Black Matter!
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Cartwright, Theresa 02 – 27
Nagendran, Sri J 02 – 28
Morrison, William A 03 – 03
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS !!
Tre Daniel 2/28 WILDER
Fatimah White 3/2 BAKER

 Calendar:

  • 02/26 – 03/04

    Black History Month: Arts and Entertainment Week

    02/26 | Monday | “B” Day

    • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
    • 11:00 – Drew Board of Directors Meeting
    • Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
    • 3:15 – JV Baseball Early Dismissal
    • 4:30 – JV Baseball @ Paideia
    02/27  | Tuesday |   “A” Day

    • GSU Dual Enrollment Semester Midpoint
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    • 3:45 – Tennis Early Dismissal 
    • 4:30 – Tennis @ Maynard Jackson Tennis Courts
    • 5:00 – Soccer v South Atlanta [Drew]
    02/28  | Wednesday | “B” Day

    • Beta Club Meeting
    • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 6:00 – The Magic of Motown EA, JA and SA Dance Performance [Center for the Arts]
    03/01 | Thursday |  “A” Day

    • Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended Learning
      • Mock Interview [Cafeteria – Selected 9th and 10th students]
    • 3:00 – Tennis Early Dismissal 
    • 4:30 – National Honor Society Induction [Theater]
    • 4:00 – Tennis v Galloway [Dunwoody Tennis Courts]
    • 5:00 – Soccer v Elite Scholars [Drew]
    • 5:00 – JV Baseball v Cristo Rey [Georgia State University]
    03/02 | Friday | “B” Day

    • Flex Time
      • Free Friday
      • Peer Leadership/Mentorship
    03/03 | Saturday

    • 8:30 – Track and Field @ Westlake
    • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School: Algebra 1

    Upcoming Events:

    • 3/5 – 3/11 [National Dance Week]
      • 3/5 –
        • A-Week Clubs
        • 5:00 – JV Baseball @ Wesleyan
      • 3/6 –
        • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • 4:30 – Golf vs. Chamblee and Tucker [ Sugar Creek]
        • 5:00 – Soccer @ Arabia Mountain
        • 6:00 – Early College Night [Junior Parents]
      • 3/7 –
        • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • Book Buddies Field Trip
        • 4:00-6:00 – 10th Grade PBL Showcase – Swagger Jackers: The Effects of Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange of Food, Film, and Fashion [Cafeteria – See flyer below]
        • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Holy Innocents
      • 3/8 –
        • SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • 2:30 – SA Beta Club Induction [Theater]
        • 5:00 – Soccer vs. KIPP [Home]
      • 3/9 – Engineering Field Trip
      • 3/10
        • 8:30 – Track & Field [Lakewood]
        • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
        • 3:00 – JV Baseball @ Our Lady of Mercy
      • 3/11 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
    • 03/12 – 03/18 [GSU Spring Break]
      • 03/12 –
        • Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • B-Week Clubs
        • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
      • 3/13 –  Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 3/14 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
        • 6:00 – Rising Ninth Grade Transition Night
      • 3/15
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • 1:30-2:20 – Book Buddies [SA Mentors; students will return to class w/pass]
        • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial
      • 3/16
        • STEAM Day [see flyer attached]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • King of POPS Kickback
      • 03/17, 3:00-6:00 – Design-O-Rama [see flyer attached]
    •  3/19 – 3/26
      • 3/18, 6:00-2:00 – Volunteer at the Publix Marathon at the Hydration Station [12th and Juniper in Midtown]
      • 3/19 – A-Week Clubs
      • 3/20
        • Senior Lunch Jam
        • Flex Time – Mock Interviews [Cafeteria]
      • 3/22, Flex Time – 11th grade Community Forum
      • 03/23
        • Black History Month Fashion Show
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
      • 3/24
        • Atlanta Urban Debate [TBD]
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
        • 7:30-10:30 p.m – 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser [241 Daniel Ave. SE] 
      • 3/25
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
        • NACAC College Fair
    • 3/26 – 3/30 – College and Career Week
      • 3/26 – College Fair [No Clubs]
      • 3/30
        • 2:00 – Senior Walk
        • 2:25-4:30 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]
    • 4/21, 7:00-11:00 – Prom
    • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
    • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]

    Announcements:

    • Progress Reports – Students received progress reports for the middle of Quarter 3 this past Wednesday.  Logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal is the best way to see live grades, but you should also be able to ask your student for this hard-copy report every 4.5 weeks.
    • Reminder: STEAM Opportunity – For Atlanta area high school students with an interest in Aerospace, applications for ASTRO (Aerospace Summer Training & Research Opportunity at SpaceWorks) summer internships are now open. ASTRO participants work in a team of six to solve Aerospace Engineering design problems through a challenging yet fun-filled experience.  Application deadline is March 2, 2018 for summer 2018.
    • YMCA Healthy Kids Day (4/21) – The East Lake YMCA is holding their annual Healthy Kids Day celebration on Saturday, April 21.  As part of the festivities, they are offering young entrepreneurs (ages 5-16) the chance to sell their wares, without having to pay anything to rent their table/booth.  Do you know any “kid entrepreneurs” at Drew who would be interested in this?  If you know of any students who are young entrepreneurs, please have them reach out to Jervonia Melton directly (jervoniam@ymcaatlanta.org).
    • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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.
    • 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
      • Save the date for the 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser!  Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, but Early Bird Tickets on sale now through February 28 for just $25 at http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com.   Admission price includes appetizers, adult beverages, music, and a silent auction bidder number!  Come out for a great night of fun with our adult Drew community and support our PTA as well!
      • Calling all Drew Community Business Owners, Artists, and Craftsmen: The Drew PTA needs your donations for our 2018 PTA Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser! This is a great way to support your school PTA AND advertise your business and talent to our wider Drew Community!  We are a non-profit so your donation may be tax-deductible, and donations over $100 receive a free admission to the event! To donate: https://form.jotform.com/80224856984164
    • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, February 15th we hosted our sixth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Brandi Beavers, K-12 Outreach Representative for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, for presenting.
      • These gatherings occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 5:00 pm March 18th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial. 
        • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/301861752
        • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
        • Meeting ID: 301 861 752
      • Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • Colleges & Universities where Drew students have been accepted Student(s) Matriculating
    Agnes Scott College
    Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
    Alabama State University
    Bennett College
    Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
    Claflin University
    Clark Atlanta University
    College of Coastal Georgia
    Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
    Florida A&M University
    Full Sail University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Georgia Southern University
    Hampton University
    Howard University
    Kennesaw State University
    Lander University
    Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
    Louisiana State University
    North Carolina A&T University
    Pace University
    Paine College
    Reinhardt University
    Samford University
    SCAD
    Spelman College
    Stanford University
    Stetson University
    Stoney Brook University
    The University of Georgia
    Tennessee State University
    Troy University
    Tulane University
    Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
    Tuskegee University
    University of Alabama
    University of Kentucky
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    University of Oklahoma
    University of South Florida
    University of West Georgia
    Valdosta State University
    Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    Wingate University
    Young Harris College

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Week of February 19th, 2018

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.

Shout-outs to:

  • The varsity boys basketball team, Coach Weems and Coach James for winning their first round game in the state playoffs against Clinch County on Friday!  Their next game will be Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Wilkinson County.
  • The debate team for placing second in the Atlanta Urban Debate League tournament on Saturday [see picture above]!
  • Ms. Luczynski for organizing Take Your Family to School Week!
  • Ms. Harris for the awesome Black History Month T-Shirts!
  • Ms. Weaver (Kaney) and Coach Tracy for organizing the NCAA Night on Monday!
  • Ms. Krachman for the energy around the Math Mentors program, which engages SA students with tutoring JA students!
  • Congrats to Jayla Thrash for a full ride soccer scholarship to Alabama A&M!
  • Shout-Out to Mr. Morrison & Mrs. Simmons for their Agency Rubric implementation. As a result of this rubric, students have made an extra effort to arrive to class on time equipped with all of their materials.
  • Shout Out to Ariel Adams was a standout leader in her Physics class this week.  She was instrumental in assisting the substitute with leading the class.
  • Trinity Mosley for being selected to take part in a YMCA Urban Community Outreach Service Trip to Johannesburg for 10 days this summer!
  • Three seniors (so far) have received the 5 Strong full tuition scholarship: Evan Flemming, Tanesheia Arnold, and Eyshea McCorkle! Tanesheia and Evan will attend Fisk University, and Eyshea will attend Langston University. Congrats to them!
  • Big Shout Out to  Syanne Hurst-Spruill who worked very hard on her graphite bike drawing! She did an amazing job in class and outside of  class completing this assignment. She was very focused and even completed her work despite being very sick. Despite getting checked out early for her sickness, she still retrieved her work to complete at home. Great job Syanne! See an image of her work below.
  • The following students were selected as semi-finalists for the Youth Ambassadors Program through the State Department and will be interviewing soon!
    • Kira Clark (9)
    • Kenyatta Akowa (11)
    • Keiarra Bray (11)
    • Daisha Thornton (11)
    • Haley Whetstone (11)
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Krachman, Jessica N 02 – 21
Bennett, Kenyatta J 02 – 24
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS!!
    Quron Evans 2/20 MIGHT-ZDRADZINSKI
    Tylen Bohannon 2/21 WHITE
    Julia Blackwell 2/22 NGUYEN
    LaiShaun Hall 2/22 KONIECZNY
    Alanna Tookes 2/22 JACKSON
    La’Naya Walton 2/24 BENNETT

 Calendar:

  • 02/19 – 02/25

    Black History Month: Activism Week

    02/19 | Monday | “A” Day

    • Junior College Trip [Washington, DC – Be sure to follow them on Instagram]
    • Flex Time: A-Week Clubs
    • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “The Power Broker” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
    02/20  | Tuesday | “B” Day

    • Junior College Trip [Washington, DC]
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning
    02/21  | Wednesday | “A” Day

    • Junior College Trip [Washington, DC]
    • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 5:30 – JV Baseball @Cedar Grove
    02/22 | Thursday |  “B” Day

    • Black History Month: Wear attire honoring Black Activists
    • Flex Time- Extended Learning
    • 5:00 – Soccer vs Langston Hughes [Drew]
    02/23 | Friday | “A” Day

    • Early College Downtown Application Deadline
    • Black History Month: Black Out/HBCU Take Over (students pay $2.00 to Dr. Allen to wear all black or HBCU paraphernalia)
    • Flex Time – Free Friday
    • 2:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
    • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ ELCA
    • 6:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
    02/24 | Saturday

    • 8:30 – 4:00 – Track and Field @ Landmark
    • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1
    • 9:00-12:00 – AP Workshop [Room A304 and 11th Grade PBL]

    Upcoming Events:

    • 2/26 – 3/4 [Black History Month: Arts and Entertainment Week]
      • 2/26 –
        • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
        • 11:00 – Drew Board of Directors Meeting
        • B-Week Clubs
      • 2/27 – GSU Dual Enrollment Semester Midpoint
      • 2/28
        • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
        • 6:30 – Motown Review Dance Performance [Theater]
      • 3/1
        • Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • Flex Time – Interview Prep [Cafeteria – Selected 9th and 10th students]
        • 4:30 – National Honor Society Induction
      • 3/2 – Peer Leadership/Mentorship
      • 3/3, 8:30 – Track and Field @ Westlake
    • 3/5 – 3/11 [National Dance Week]
      • 3/5 – A-Week Clubs
      • 3/6 –
        • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • 6:00 – Early College Night [Junior Parents]
      • 3/7 –
        • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • Book Buddies Field Trip
        • 4:00-6:00 – 10th Grade PBL Showcase – Swagger Jackers: The Effects of Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange of Food, Film, and Fashion [Cafeteria – See flyer below]
      • 3/8 –
        • SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
        • 2:30 – SA Beta Club Induction [Theater]
      • 3/9 – Engineering Field Trip
      • 3/10 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
      • 3/11 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
    • 03/12 – 03/18 [GSU Spring Break]
      • 03/12 –
        • Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • B-Week Clubs
        • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteri ]
      • 3/13 –  Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • 9/10th Grade SST Meetings
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 3/14 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
        • 6:00 – Rising Ninth Grade Transition Night
      • 3/15
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • 1:30-2:20 – Book Buddies [SA Mentors; students will return to class w/pass]
        • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering: MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial
      • 3/16
        • STEAM Day [see flyer attached]
        • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
        • King of POPS Kickback
      • 03/17, 3:00-6:00 – Design-O-Rama [see flyer attached]
    •  3/19 – 3/26
      • 3/18
        • 6:00-2:00 – Volunteer at the Publix Marathon at the Hydration Station [12th and Juniper in Midtown]
      • 3/20
        • Senior Lunch Jam
        • Flex Time – Mock Interviews [Cafeteria]
      • 3/22, Flex Time – 11th grade Community Forum
      • 03/23
        • Black History Month Fashion Show
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
      • 3/24
        • Atlanta Urban Debate [TBD]
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
        • 7:30-10:30 p.m – 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser [241 Daniel Ave. SE] 
      • 3/25
        • Band, Chorus, Orchestra Trip to Orlando (7th – 12th Grades) [Orlando, FL]
        • NACAC College Fair
    • 3/26 – College Fair
    • 3/30
      • 2:00 – Senior Walk
      • 2:25-4:30 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]
    • 4/21, 7:00-11:00 – Prom
    • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
    • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]

    Announcements:

    • Reminder: Inclement Weather Make-up Days – Due to the large amount of inclement weather this year the school calendar has been adjusted to make up for the lost instructional days.  February 19th, 20th and 21st, originally scheduled as Winter Break, will now be regular instructional days.  Please see the original letter here.
    • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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.
    • 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser
      • Save the date for the 4th Annual Drew PTA Adult Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser!  Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, but Early Bird Tickets on sale now through February 28 for just $25 at http://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com   Admission price includes appetizers, adult beverages, music, and a silent auction bidder number!  Come out for a great night of fun with our adult Drew community and support our PTA as well!  Drew faculty and staff receive one complimentary admission when you RSVP in advance to the PTA.
      • Calling all Drew Community Business Owners, Artists, and Craftsmen: The Drew PTA needs your donations for our 2018 PTA Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser! This is a great way to support your school PTA AND advertise your business and talent to our wider Drew Community!  We are a non-profit so your donation may be tax-deductible, and donations over $100 receive a free admission to the event! To donate: https://form.jotform.com/80224856984164
    • Reminder: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, February 15th we hosted our sixth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Brandi Beavers, K-12 Outreach Representative for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, for presenting.
      • These gatherings occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 5:00 pm March 18th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  The topic will be MONEY MANAGEMENT AND INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE FOR OURSELF AND OUR CHILDREN with Malik Lee, CFP, of Henssler Financial. 
        • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/301861752
        • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
        • Meeting ID: 301 861 752
      • Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • Colleges & Universities where Drew students have been accepted Student Matriculating
    Agnes Scott College
    Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
    Alabama State University
    Bennett College
    Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
    Claflin University
    Clark Atlanta University
    College of Coastal Georgia
    Fisk University Evan Flemming & Tanesheia Arnold, 5 Strong Scholars
    Florida A&M University
    Full Sail University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Georgia Southern University
    Hampton University
    Howard University
    Kennesaw State University
    Lander University
    Langston University Eyshea McCorkle, 5 Strong Scholar
    Louisiana State University
    North Carolina A&T University
    Pace University
    Paine College
    Reinhardt University
    Samford University
    SCAD
    Spelman College
    Stanford University
    Stetson University
    Stoney Brook University
    The University of Georgia
    Tennessee State University
    Troy University
    Tulane University
    Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
    Tuskegee University
    University of Alabama
    University of Kentucky
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    University of Oklahoma
    University of South Florida
    University of West Georgia
    Valdosta State University
    Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    Wingate University
    Young Harris College

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Week of February 12th, 2018

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:

  • Senior Jayla Thrash, who signed with Alabama A&M to play soccer next year [See picture above]!
  • Senior Naomi Ray for leading the charge for the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam with the support of seniors Jalil Spearman, Jurnee Miller and Noa Holloway.  She submitted a provisional patent application to the USPTO for the Baby Saver this past week!
  • Naomi Ray for earning the distinction of being our STAR Student by having the highest SAT score in the school!
  • Ms. White who was selected by Naomi to be the STAR Teacher!
  • Junior Joyah Mitchell who placed first in the sociology division of the APS Social Science Fair!
  • Seniors Jurnee Miller and Journee Edwards for making the All Region basketball team and junior Cydney Taylor and freshman Shacari Hardy for Honorable Mentions!
  • Our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team who beat Carver HS to win the APS competition!
  • Our Vex Robotics Team who placed 15th out of 40 at their most recent competition and in their very first year of competing!
  • The 10th grade team for awesome planning and collaboration on their upcoming project titled “Swagger Jackers” and the entry event tied to Black History Month!
  • Mr. Canney, whom our seniors continue to praise in terms of preparing them for Early College!
  • The Varsity Girls Soccer Team and Coach Rashid for their 4-0 win and the Varsity Boys Soccer Team and Coach Alex and Coach Coley for their 4-3 penalty kick win after coming from behind to tie the game 1-1 against Our Lady of Mercy at Drew’s very first home soccer game!
  • All of our College and Career Readiness team for all that they do in celebration of National School Counselors week this past week!
  • Dr. Allen and the SGA for hosting our first Black History Month Movie Night on Monday!
  • Ms. Might for organizing the Chipotle fundraiser Tuesday night and to all the staff who attended!  We made over $1,000!
  • The Varsity Boys Basketball Team, Coach James and Coach Weems for making it to the region semifinals and for hustling against Eagles Landing Christian Academy Friday night!
  • Ms. Shuler-Davis, Ms. Krachman, Ms. Jordan and Ms. Klein for running Saturday School for Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.!
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Buchanan, Sydney 02 – 12
Holmes-Ferguson, Miz J 02 – 14
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS !!
Joshua Smith 2/12 WOODS
Adammah Reynolds 2/14 SCHAFFER
Diamond Charles 2/14 BENNETT
Jocelyn Gresham 2/15 NGUYEN
Lasundra Edmonds 2/15 COPP
Ciera Gibbons 2/15 MIGHT-ZDRADZINSKI
Rayven Day 2/16 SCHAFFER
Brendon Harris 2/18 KONIECZNY

Calendar:   

Black History Month: Fashion Week

Take Your Family to School Week [See Flyer Below]

02/12 | Monday | “B” Day

  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” [Theater]
  • Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
  • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Athletic Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
02/13  | Tuesday |   “A” Day

  • Flex Time – Extended Learning
  • TBA – Early dismissal for soccer
  • 5:00 – Soccer @ Grady
  • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Maynard
02/14  | Wednesday | “B” Day

  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
  • Flex Time – Advisory 
  • Lunch – Fresh Fruit/Veggie Tastings [Cafeteria]
  • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
02/15 | Thursday |  “A” Day

  • Black History Month: Wear African Attire
  • 8:15 – PTA SA Parent Gathering: Georgia Student Finance Commission [See more information below]
  • Flex Time – Extended Learning 
  • TBA – Early dismissal for tennis
  • 4:30 – Tennis @ Atlanta International
02/16| Friday | “B” Day

  • Black History Month: Wear Black History T-Shirts
  • Flex Time
    • Free Friday
    • Junior Community Forum/Awards Ceremony
  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Underground Railroad” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
02/17 | Saturday

  • 11:00 – JV Baseball @ Lithonia

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/19 – 2/25  [Black History Month: Activism Week]
    • 2/18-2/21 – Junior College Trip [Washington, DC]
    • 2/19-2/21 – Regular Instructional Days (formerly Winter Break and PD/Planning Day)
    • 2/19 –
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “The Power Broker” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
      • A-Week Clubs
    • 2/21
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (2nd Showing) [Theater]
      • 5:30 – JV Baseball @Cedar Grove
    • 2/22
      • Black History Month: Wear attire honoring Black Activists
      • 5:00 – Soccer vs Langston Hughes [Drew]
    • 2/23
      • Black History Month: Black Out (students pay $2.00 to Dr. Allen to wear all black or HBCU paraphernalia)
      • Early College Downtown Application Deadline
      • 2:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
      • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ ELCA
      • 6:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
    • 2/24
      • 8:30-4:00 – Track and Field @ Landmark
      • 9:00-12:00 –
        • Saturday School – Algebra 1
        • AP Workshop [Room A304 and 11th Grade PBL]
  • 2/26 – 3/4 [Black History Month: Arts and Entertainment Week]
    • 2/26 –
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
      • 11:00 – Drew Board of Directors Meeting
      • B-Week Clubs
    • 2/27 – GSU Dual Enrollment Semester Midpoint
    • 2/28
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (3rd Showing) [Theater]
      • 6:30 – Motown Review Dance Performance
    • 3/1
      • Chorus LGPE
      • Flex Time – Interview Prep [Cafeteria – Selected 9th and 10th students]
      • 4:30 – National Honor Society Induction
  • 3/5 – 3/11 [National Dance Week]
    • 3/5 – A-Week Clubs
    • 3/6 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • 6:00 – Early College Night
    • 3/7 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • 4:00-6:00 – 10th Grade PBL Showcase – Swagger Jackers: The Effects of Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange of Food, Film, and Fashion [Cafeteria]
    • 3/8 –
      • SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • 2:30 – SA Beta Club Induction 2:30pm
    • 3/10 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
  • 03/12 – 03/18
    • 03/12 –  Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • B-Week Clubs
      • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Booster Club Meeting [ Cafeteria ]
    • 3/13 Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 5:00 – Soccer vs ELCA [DREW]
      • 5:00 – JV Baseball vs Cristo Rey [Georgia State University]
    • 3/14 Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • Lunch – Fresh Fruit/Veggie Tastings [Cafeteria]
      • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
      • 6:00 – Rising 9th Grade Transition Night
    • 3/15
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • 1:30-2:20: Book Buddies [SA Mentors; students will return to class w/pass]
      • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering
    • 3/16
      • STEAM Day [see flyer attached]
      • Book Fair [3rd Floor]
      • King of POPS Kickback
    • 03/17, 3:00-6:00 – Design-O-Rama [see flyer attached]
  • 3/23 – Black History Month Fashion Show
  • 3/26 – College Fair
  • 3/30
    • 2:00 – Senior Walk
    • 2:25-4:30 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech]

Announcements: 

  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and  may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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: PTA Parent Gatherings – On Thursday, January 25th we hosted our fifth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Dr. Kamau Bobb from Georgia Tech for presenting on STEM at the Intersection of Equity and Justice (a copy of his presentation is linked here.)  These gatherings will occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 8:15 am this, Thursday, February 15th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  Brandi Beavers, Outreach Representative for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, will engage us around various state and lottery funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs and share about free financial aid consultation to help our students prepare to go and pay for college.  Join online by clicking here or call in to 1-855-880-1246.   Click Here to Become a PTA Member

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College/University Acceptances

Student Matriculating

Agnes Scott College
Alabama A&M University Jayla Thrash
Alabama State University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Florida A&M University
Full Sail University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Hampton University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Langston University
Louisiana State University
North Carolina A&T University
Pace University
Paine College
Reinhardt University
Samford University
SCAD
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Xavier University of Louisiana
Wingate University

 

Reminder for Feb.06th EVENTS

Today is the first game for Tennis and there has been a last minute location change. The game will be held at GEORGIA PERIMETER CLARKSTON TENNIS COURT [555 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021] come out and support your fellow Eagles; the game starts at 4:30!

Come support the Drew Charter ✈️ to Peru 🇵🇪 @ Chipotle 🌮🌯 in Decatur next Tues. 5-9. More info at link here:Peru Fundraiser

 

 

Week of February 5th, 2018

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:

  • Drew dads Shawn Adams Marcus Foster and Jimmy McGee and YoungLife staff, Karl Mayberry, for serving dinner at the basketball and cheerleading Senior Night last week [see picture above]!
  • Niara Botchwey, Daisha Thornton and Bryce Zelazoski for making it to the state round of interviews for the Governor’s Honors Program!
  • Jalil Spearman, who received a $100,000 scholarship from the University of Oklahoma!
  • District Science Fair winners!
    • SILVER:
      • Joshua Smith
      • Jaydin Beasley
      • Niara Botchwey
    • BRONZE:
      • Chloe Cannada
      • Landon Bennett
      • Nazjaa Hughson
      • Rashan Schoffner
      • Cydney Taylor
      • Shayla Victrum
  • Academic Decathlon placed 7th during the district competition on January 11th.  Joyah Mitchell placed 3rd overall at district, competing against over 50 students!
  • US History students, Ms. Schaffer and Dr. Morgan for a wonderful PBL night on Thursday, January 25th.  Students presented their video game project to a well turned out audience of businessmen, parents, other relatives, and peers. The evening was great!  Check out a sample game here.
  • Ms. White who is one of five winners of the 2017-2018 GOSA Innovation in Teaching Competition, a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who utilize innovative instructional strategies to advance student achievement.  Ms. White will receive a $5,000 stipend, and the school will receive a $10,000 grant to support innovative instructional strategies.  In addition, Georgia Public Broadcasting will film each winning educator teaching his or her unit and conduct an interview about preparation for the unit!
  • Mr. Okorie Johnson, who joins us as our new Director of Culture and Equity!
  • Mr. Jackson and Ms. Mayes-Adams for starting up our Step Team!
  • Ms. Weaver-Kaney for coordinating the upcoming NCAA night!
  • Mr. Baker and the prom committee for their work planning our upcoming prom!
  • UPCOMING STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
Miller, Anastashia S 02 – 05
Hancock, Keisha 02 – 09
  • UPCOMING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS!
Jeremiah Furlow 2/5 KONIECZNY
Toren Mosley 2/5 BENNETT
Jordan Howard 2/7 WHITE
Carolyn Muhammad 2/8 ALLEN
Lea Taylor 2/11 CANNEY
Jalil Lipscomb 2/11 NGUYEN

Calendar:   

Week (29): (02/05 – 02/11)

Black History Month: Leadership and Philanthropy Week

National School Counseling Week

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02/05 | Monday | “A Day

  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights”
  • Flex Time –
    • A-Week Clubs
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
  • 4:30 – SGA Movie Night “Belle”
    • 4:30-5:30 – Concessions
    • 5:30 – Movie
  • 6:00 – Band Booster Club Meeting [Mr. Doran’s Conference Room]
02/06  | Tuesday | “B” Day

  • 10:00 – 9th Grade, Milestone Simulation Test [9th Grade Classrooms]
  • Flex Time
    • Extended Learning 
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
  • 4:30 – Tennis vs. Decatur [Home – Please come out and support our teams for their first home match of the season!]
  • 5:00-9:00 Chipotle Spirit Night [198 West Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur]
    • Bring flyer or tell the cashier that you are supporting Drew Charter School and 50% of your total will be donated to the students going on the Peru Trip
02/07  | Wednesday | “A” Day

  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Underground Railroad”
  • Flex Time
    • Advisory
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
02/08 | Thursday |  “B” Day

  • Flex Time
    • Extended Learning
    • Applerouth ACT Prep [Juniors]
    • PBL Project Entry Event [Sophomores – Cafeteria]
  • 5:00 – Soccer vs. Our Lady of Mercy [Home – Please come out and support our teams for their first home match ever!]
02/09| Friday |  “A” Day

  • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “The Power Broker”
  • Flex Time –
    • Peer Leadership/Mentorship
    • Free Friday
  • 6:30 – SA Valentines Improv Show [Theater]
02/10 | Saturday

  • ACT Administration [Maynard Jackson]
  • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/12 – 2/16 [Black History Month: Fashion Week]
    • 2/12
      • 9:30- PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope”
      • Flex Time – B-Week Clubs
      • 6:00 – Eagle Nation Athletic Booster Club Meeting [Cafeteria]
    • 2/13 –
      • 5:00 – Soccer @ Grady
      • 5:30 – JV Baseball @ Maynard
    • 2/14
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (2nd Showing)
      • Lunch – Fresh Fruit/Veggie Tastings [Cafeteria]
      • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
    • 2/15
      • Black History Month: Wear African Attire
      • 8:15 – PTA SA Parent Gathering [Brandi Beavers, Outreach Representative, Georgia Student Finance Commission – She will engage us around various state and lottery funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs and share about free financial aid consultation to help our students prepare to go and pay for college.]
      • 4:30 – Tennis @ Atlanta International
    • 2/16 –
      • Black History Month: Wear Black History T-Shirts
      • 9:30- PBS Documentary Films: “Underground Railroad” (2nd Showing) 
    • 2/17, 11:00 – JV Baseball @ Lithonia
  • 2/19 – 2/23 [Black History Month: Activism Week]
    • 2/18-2/21 – Junior College Trip [Washington, DC]
    • 2/19-2/21 – Regular Instructional Days (formerly Winter Break)
    • 2/19 –
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “The Power Broker” (2nd Showing) 
      • A-Week Clubs
    • 2/21
      • 9:30- PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (2nd Showing) 
    • 2/22 – Black History Month: Wear attire honoring Black Activists
    • 2/23
      • Black History Month: Black Out (students pay $2.00 to wear all black)
      • Early College Downtown Application Deadline
      • 2:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
      • 6:30 – JA/SA Dance and Drama Black History Month Show
    • 2/24
      • 8:30 – 4:00 – Track and Field @ Landmark
      • 9:00-12:00 – Saturday School – Algebra 1
      • 9:00-12:00 – AP Workshop [RM304 and 11th Grade PBL]
  • 2/26 – 3/2 [Black History Month: Arts and Entertainment Week]
    • 2/26 –
      • 9:30 – PBS Documentary Films: “Mr. Civil Rights” (3rd Showing) 
      • 11:00 – Drew Board of Directors Meeting
      • B-Week Clubs
    • 2/27- GSU Dual Enrollment Semester Midpoint
    • 2/28
      • 9:30- PBS Documentary Films: “A Ripple of Hope” (3rd Showing) 
      • 6:30 – Motown Review Dance Performance
    • 3/1
      • Chorus LGPE
      • Flex Time – Interview Prep [Cafeteria – Selected 9th and 10th students]
  • 3/5 – 3/9 [National Dance Week]
    • 3/5 – A-Week Clubs
    • 3/6 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • Early College Night [Junior Parents]
    • 3/7 –
      • SA Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation
      • Book Buddies Field Trip
    • 3/8 – SA Band Large Group Performance Evaluation
    • 3/10 – Saturday School – Algebra 1 and Ninth Grade Lit.
  • 3/11-3/14 – Sophomore College Trip [New Orleans]
  • 3/16 – STEAM Day [see flyer attached]
  • 3/17 – Design-o-rama [see flyer attached]
  • 3/30
    • 2:00 – Senior Walk
    • 2:25-4:30 – SGA Day of Play [Gym/Field]
  • 5/19, 4:00 pm – Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony [Main Gym]
  • June 4-15th – Summer Bridge Program for rising ninth grade students [Georgia Tech] 

Announcements:

  • Beating the Odds  – I am pleased to announce that Drew Charter School (all three academies) received the 2017 Beating the Odds designation! According to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, Beating the Odds is a statistical analysis that provides contextual understanding of a school’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) based on student characteristics outside the school’s control.
  • Reminder: Georgia Parent Survey – The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and  may be completed using personal computers, smartphones or tablets.  All parents should 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: PTA Parent Gatherings – This past Thursday, January 25th we hosted our fifth PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering.  Thank you to Dr. Kamau Bobb from Georgia Tech for presenting on STEM at the Intersection of Equity and Justice (a copy of his presentation is linked here.)  These gatherings will occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Parent Gathering will be held at 8:15 pm on Thursday, February 15th in the Eva Davis Board Room.  Join online by clicking here or call in to 1-855-880-1246.   Click Here to Become a PTA Member
  • Oratorical Competition and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Student Competition (STEM-SC) – “On behalf of the CDC/ATSDR Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG), I would like to invite your ninth-twelfth grade students to participate in our upcoming annual Oratorical Competition and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Student Competition (STEM-SC).  These competitions will be held at Mechanicsville Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System on March 18th, 2018.  The Oratorical and STEM-SC provides your students the chance to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity using the computer technology as well as displaying their knowledge and skills in the use of the English language.  There are cash awards for the first, second and third place winners.  In addition to cash awards, the first place winner will go on to compete in the BIG Region IV competition in Durham NC. This year’s Oratorical topic is, “Making Ethical Decisions: What Challenges Impedes Today’s Youth’s Ability to Lead by Example Positively?”  The STEM-SC official theme is “Exploring Coding/Programming Opportunities.” For more information, please contact me at 404-718-1610 or by email at JClausell@cdc.gov.”
College/University Acceptances Student Matriculating
Agnes Scott College
Alabama State University
Bennett College
Boston University Kenise Neal, Posse Scholar
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Coastal Georgia
Florida A&M University
Full Sail University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Hampton University
Howard University
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Langston University
Louisiana State University
North Carolina A&T University
Pace University
Paine College
Reinhardt University
Samford University
SCAD
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
The University of Georgia
Tennessee State University
Troy University
Tulane University
Tufts University Jurnee Miller, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vassar College Latoria Bailey, Questbridge Scholar
Xavier University of Louisiana
Wingate University

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