Week of December 10th, 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 Kenyetta Akowa for receiving the Questbridge Scholarship to Tufts University!
  • Senior Chris Bass, who was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two Year College at Atlanta Metropolitan College!
  • Sophomore Hannah Smith, for having her DigitalMandala from last years GAGA course selected by a journal! Her work will be displayed on the front cover of a math journal in March! 
  • The Elementary, Junior and Senior Academies for all “Beating the Odds” by significantly exceeding the state’s predicted CCRPI score, which is based on a school’s demographics, enrollment, and mobility rate!
  • The Elementary, Junior and Senior Academies for all being designated as Title I Distinguished Schools for earning CCRPI scores in the top 5% of Title I schools in the state!
  • Seniors Analisia Anderson and Darshan Desai for representing the Class of 2019 on the Graduation Committee!
  • Ms. Simmons and Ms. Nguyen for their collaboration on the ChemVAS integrated Chemistry/Visual Art class!
  • Ms. McKenzie, Ms. Isbell, and Ms. Weaver for taking time to think through our gifted model!
  • Ms. Hairston and O’Roark for their Harp Holiday Concert on Tuesday!
  • Ms. Williams, Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Luster, and Mr. Baker for a fantastic performance of Lunchroom to both JA and SA students on Wednesday (see picture above)!
  • Mr. Copp, Dr. Pinder, Ms. Holmes-Ferguson and Ms. Weaver for their work around the model for the Learning Lab!
  • Ms. Herman, Mr. Myers, Ms. Hartigan, Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cook for the most well-attended and interactive Prospective Parent Night ever!
  • Ms. I. Jordan for working to get familiar with the SA schedule and dismissal process!
  • Mr. Sessoms for the variety of selections and performance of the JA/SA choruses on Thursday night!
  • Dr. Allen for his hard work supporting our students!
  • Mr. Anderson for his management of the Theater and for A/V help throughout the building!

Calendar:

Week of: 12/10/18-12/13/18

12/10| B MON

  • MAP Winter Testing – 9th and 10th Math
  • 10:00 – Mission Committee Meeting [Costen Conference Room]
  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Beekeeping, Student Government Association, Football, Young Black Excellence, Debate Team, Yearbook
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Practice Gym (10th Grade)

12/11| TUES 

  • MAP Winter Testing – 9th and 10th Math
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • MainGym (All grades)
  • 6:30 – Winter Wonderland [Elementary Academy]

12/12 | WED

  • MAP Winter Testing – 9th and 10th Reading
  • 8:00-11:00 – Economics EOC Milestone [Selected Seniors]
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning (9th,11th and 12th Grades)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Practice Gym (9th Grade)
    • 10th Grade Community Forum
  • 4:00-6:00- Grades K-2 PBL Showcase [EA Campus]

12/13| THUR

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Main Gym (All grades)
  • 4:00-6:00 – Grades 3-5 PBL Showcase [EA Campus]
  • 6:30 – Orchestra and Band Holiday Concert [Theater]

12/14 | FRI

  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory

Other Upcoming Events

  • 12/17 –
    • 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3A/3MWF midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 12/18 –
    • 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3B/3TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Extended-Learning (All Teachers)
  • 12/19 and 12/20 – Half-Days for Fall Semester Midterms
    • 12/19 –
      • 1st Period – 2A/2MWF midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 2nd Period – 4A/4MWF midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
      • 2:00-4:00 – Alumni Kickback
    • 12/20 – Last day of the semester for students
      • 1st Period – 2B/2TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 2nd Period – 4B/4TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
  • 12/21 – Planning/Professional Learning Day
  • 1/3 and 1/4 – Planning/Professional Learning Days
  • 1/7 – First day of the spring semester for students
  • 5/18- Drew Graduation

Announcements:

  • New Head of School Survey – We invite you to take the time to complete a six-question survey designed to inform the leadership profile for our new Head of School search conducted by Board Walk Consulting.  Please click the following link to take the survey: Parent Survey
  • Vacancies – We are currently looking to hire a Special Education Para-Professional and Computer Science teacher for the Senior Academy.  If you know of qualified and interested candidates, please have them email me at peter.mcknight@drewcharterschool.org.
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On November 15th, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  There will not be a Gathering in December and so we will pick back up on Thursday January 17th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell

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Week of December 3rd, 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:

  • Ms. Isbell, who is pregnant =)!
  • The Debate Team, Ms. Schaffer and Mr. Gaines for winning their third tournament of the season (three out of four) this past weekend!
  • All of the students who presented at the JA/SA Science Fair last Friday, particularly our students in Project ENGAGES, who presented the research they are conducting in labs at Georgia Tech (see picture above)!
  • Current students and alumni for the Homecoming basketball game attendance!
  • The CCR team for planning the sophomore college trip to Oglethorpe!
  • Mr. Robinson for his efforts with helping students finish up their chemistry projects!
  • Ms. Page, Mr. Gaines, Mr. Konieczny, Mr. Myers and Ms. Woods-Livingston for helping produce and distribute the new Weekly Eagle Rise reports and jeans passes!
  • Mr. Konieczny for supporting hesitant students in sharing their work in his class!
  • Mr. Myers for his ability to work with students to develop relationships and leverage these relationships to improve behavior and for his continued leadership of master scheduling!
  • Ms. Mayes-Adams for having the highest return rate for Parent Compact Forms in the school!
  • Ms. Stinson and Ms. Weaver for working to keep alumni connected by sending them care packages for upcoming semester finals!
  • Ms. Anderson for teaching a class of two seniors to ensure that they still get access to orchestra!
  • Ms. Allen for a great example of station teaching!

Calendar:

Week of: 12/3/18-12/9/18

12/03 | A MON

  • Flex Time –
    • Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Math Mentors, Spanish Language and Culture Club, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Academic Decathlon, Debate Team
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Practice Gym (11th/12th grades)

12/04 | B TUES

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Main Gym (All grades)
  • 4:30 – JV Boys Basketball @ Greenforest
  • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball @ Greenforest
  • 6:00 – Harp Holiday Concert [Theater]

12/05 | A WED

  • Flex Time – One Act Lunchroom Performance [Theater]
    • Students report directly to the Theater from 4th period and sit by advisory
  • 6:00 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night [9th Grade Hall]
    • This event is designed for any students/families interested in enrolling at Drew next school year, including rising 9th grade (current 8th grade) students and families.

12/06 | B THUR

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Main Gym (All grades)
  • 6:30 – Chorus Winter Performance [Theater]

12/07 | A FRI

  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory

Other Upcoming Events

  • 12/8
    • 10:00 – JV Boys Basketball @ Maynard Jackson
    • 2:00 – Varsity Basketball @ Maynard Jackson
  • 12/10, Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Beekeeping, Student Government Association, Football, Young Black Excellence, Debate Team, Yearbook
  • 12/10-12/14, MAP Winter Testing
    • 12/10-12/11 – 9th and 10th Math
    • 12/12-12/13 – 9th and 10th Reading
  • 12/11, 2:30-4:00 – Our World, Literally Religious Summit
  • 12/12
    • 8:00-11:00 – Economics Milestone [Selected Seniors]
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended Learning (9th,11th and 12th Grades)
      • 10th Grade Community Forum
  • 12/13, 6:30 – Orchestra Holiday Concert
  • 12/17 –
    • 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3A/3MWF midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Advisory
  • 12/18 –
    • 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3B/3TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Extended-Learning (All Teachers)
  • 12/19 and 12/20 – Half-Days for Fall Semester Midterms
    • 12/19 –
      • 1st Period – 2A/2MWF midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 2nd Period – 4A/4MWF midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
      • 2:00-4:00 – Alumni Kickback
    • 12/20 – Last day of the semester for students
      • 1st Period – 2B/2TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 2nd Period – 4B/4TTh midterm, summative assessment or project
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
  • 12/21 – Planning/Professional Learning Day
  • 1/3 and 1/4 – Planning/Professional Learning Days
  • 1/7 – First day of the spring semester for students

Announcements:

  • Computer Science Position – We are currently looking to hire a Computer Science teacher for the Senior Academy.  If you know of qualified and interested candidates, please have them email me at peter.mcknight@drewcharterschool.org.
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On November 15th, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  There will not be a Gathering in December and so we will pick back up on Thursday January 17th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell

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Week of November 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:

  • To JV boys, Varsity boys and the Varsity girls team for the first wins of the season! 
    • Special Kudos to Taronta Evans for 32 rebounds, a NEW record at Drew!
  • Ms. Wilder for putting together the Royal Luncheon for the Homecoming Court!
  • Ms. Thrash for speaking at the Royal Luncheon!
  • Ms. Simmons, for her leadership as Homecoming Committee Chair!
  • Mr. Grant, as he works to get up to speed as Chief Operating Officer!
  • Mr. Parker, for sticking it out to the end to help clean up after the Homecoming Dance!
  • Ms. Mayes for her drive and spirit that always helps lead the sophomore class to the spirit stick and for contacting and getting Hot 107.9 to come to the pep rally!
  • Ms. Mayes and Dr. Allen for organizing the tailgate for Homecoming!
  • Mr .Johnson for helping organize and moderate the evening with Dr. Beverly Tatum!
  • Ms. Hecht for contributing daily to a positive staff and student culture and for her students not only passing their classes, but also mastering standards!
  • Mr. Canney and Mr. Baker for exemplifying patience and persistence to help juniors be successful!
  • Dr. Allen and the SGA for the creative and engaging homecoming activities and pep rally!
  • Ms. Ali for preparing and organizing the food for the Homecoming Dance!
  • Ms. Klein for providing 9th grade students with the opportunity to experience Drew’s production of Romeo and Juliet as a preview for next semester!
  • Dr. Morgan, who continues to be a phenomenal leader in student advocacy and empathy and for all of her efforts in organizing the Homecoming Dance!
  • All staff who helped out in chaperoning and supervising homecoming events!

Calendar:

Week of: 11/26/18 -12/02/18

  • 11/26 |  MON
    • 11:00-1:00 – Board of Directors Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • Flex Time –
      • Clubs: Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Debate Team, Yearbook, National Association of Black Journalists
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
      • Main Gym (All grades)

  • 11/27 |  TUES
    • Sophomore College Tours
    • 9:45 – Talent Development Committee Meeting
    • Flex Time – 
      • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
      • Practice Gym (9th grade)
    • 5:30 – Varsity Girls Basketball @ Cross Keys

  • 11/28 |  WED
  • Flex Time – 
    • Extended-Learning: 9th and 12th Grades (all subjects)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and CLOSED:Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
    • Main Gym (All grades)
    • 11th Grade Community Forum
  • 5:30 – JV Boys Basketball vs. KIPP Collegiate [Home]

  • 11/29 | THUR
  • Flex Time – 
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and CLOSED: Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
  • Practice Gym (10th grade)

  • 11/30 |  FRI
    • JA/SA Science Fair 
    • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory

Other Upcoming Events

  • 12/3, Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Math Mentors, Spanish Language and Culture Club, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Academic Decathlon, Debate Team
  • 12/4
    • 6:00 – Harp Holiday Concert
  • 12/5
    • Flex Time – Extended-Learning: 10th and 12th Grades (all subjects)
    • 6:00 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night
  • 12/6, 6:30 – Chorus Winter Performance
  • 12/11, 2:30-4:00 – Our World, Literally Religious Summit
  • 12/13, 6:30 – Orchestra Holiday Concert
  • 12/17 – 
    • 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation 
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation 
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Advisory
    • 4:15-5:00 – Staff Meeting: Winter Wonderland of Wings
  • 12/18 – 
    • 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project 
    • 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period – 3B midterm, summative assessment or project 
    • 4th Period
    • Flex Time – Extended-Learning (Tutorial)
  • 12/19 and 12/20 – Half-Days for Fall Semester Midterms [See full letter to families here]
    • 12/19 –
      • 1st Period – 2A midterm, summative assessment or project 
      • 2nd Period – 4A midterm, summative assessment or project 
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
    • 12/20 – 
      • 1st Period – 2B midterm, summative assessment or project 
      • 2nd Period – 4B midterm, summative assessment or project 
      • 11:05 – Lunch/dismissal
  • 12/20 – Last day of the semester for students
  • 12/21 – Planning/Professional Learning Day
  • 1/3 and 1/4 – Planning/Professional Learning Days
  • 1/7 – First day of the spring semester for students

Announcements:

  • Computer Science Position – We are currently looking to hire a Computer Science teacher for the Senior Academy.  If you know of qualified and interested candidates, please have them email me at peter.mcknight@drewcharterschool.org.
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On November 15th, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  There will not be a Gathering in December and so we will pick back up on Thursday January 17th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell

PTA Family Dinner & Giving Tree Kick-Off

  • Thursday,November 29, 2018
    6 p.m. / Elementary Academy Cafeteria.
    Tickets: $5 – Order HERE
  • Join the Drew PTA for our SCHOOL-WIDE, ALL-ACADEMIES, 4th Annual Family DinnerNight & 2018 Eagle Giving Tree Kick-Off
  • Dinner includes a choice of vegetarian or meat pasta dish, vegetables, bread,and water or lemonade. $5 / plate. 
  • Purchase advance tickets: https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=30317 and avoid the line the night of the event!
  • The Eagle Giving Tree & Family Dinner Night are two of our school’s most beloved winter traditions, and we need YOUR HELP to ensure their success this year! It takes many hands to run these events.
  • If you can donate an hour or two of your time, please sign up here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44AEA82EA46-eagle
  • This will also be our PTA General Body meeting, so you’ll be able to hereabout committee and budget updates!

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble Concert


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Week of November 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:

  • Shoutout to ALL DREW students who placed at this Tournament! Drew Charter took 2nd Place in the Tournament! Thanks to Ms.Schaffer for her diligent work with these students.
    • Varsity Team Results – There were 20 teams in Varsity
      • Terron Joiner and Ivy Diamond – 1st Place Overall
    • Novice Team Results – There were 36 teams competing in Novice
      • Justin Yarbrough and Taeya Matthews – 2nd place Overall
      • Jaxson Saunders and Kim Nguyen – 6th place overall
      • Kacy Caldwell and Bryce Zelazoski – 8th place overall
  • Ms.McKenzie for checking in on subs to ensure students were engaged when teachers were out!
  • Ms.Wilder and Ms.Hecht for being the glue in classrooms when the core content teachers are out!
  • Ms.McIntyre for a really well-designed study guide and for her strong rapport with her students!
  • Mr.Baker and the JA cast of Romeo and Juliet for a great show!
  • Mr.Parker, Ms.Nguyen, and Ms.Ruffin and everyone who contributed to the SOARING community arts exhibition last Thursday night!
  • Ms.Vaughn for the climate and student engagement in her dance classes!
  • Ms.Moodie for lending assistance to the Senior Academy whenever requested!
  • Ms.Allen, Ms.Simmons, and all of the members of the Homecoming Committee who helped plan Coronation this past week!
  • Calendar:

    Week of: 11/12/18 – 11/18/18

    11/11 | A – Movie/Character Day

    MON

    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Homecoming Activity: Pitch Perfect/Jeopardy [Theater]
    11/13 | B – Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Hawaiian shirts, cameras, sandals and socks)

    TUES

    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons)
      • Main Gym (All grades)
    • 4:00 – JV Boys Basketball @ Atlanta Classical Academy
    • 6:00 – Varsity Basketball @ Atlanta Classical Academy
    11/14 | A – Camouflage Day

    WED

    • 10:00-1:00 – LIT Field Trip [Selected Juniors – Shakespeare Tavern]
    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Homecoming Activity: The Drew Awards [Theater]
    • 4:30 – Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • Grades for Quarter 2 Progress due in Infinite Campus
    11/15 | B – Takin it back to the 90s and 2000s (Throwback Thursday)

    THUR

    • 8:15-9:30 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • 1:30-2:20, Flex Time – Advisory
    • 7:00 – Talking to Your Child About Race: A facilitated conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum [Theater]
    11/16 | A – Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors

    • FRI
    • Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors
    • 12th – Black
    • 11th – Gold
    • 10th – White
    • 9th – Green

     

    • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
    • 4:00-6:00 – Homecoming Tailgate6:00 – Homecoming Basketball Game vs. WD Mohammed
    11/17

    SAT

    • 10:00 – JV Boys Basketball vs. Hapeville Charter [Home]
    • 11:00 – Varsity Boys Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament [North Forsyth]
    • 7:00-11:00 – Homecoming Dance [Cafeteria]
    Other Upcoming Events

    • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
    • 11/26 –
      • Flex – Awards, School Culture and Prom Committee Meetings
      • Leadership Team Meeting
    • 11/27 – Sophomore College Tours
    • 11/30 – JA/SA Science Fair
    • 12/4, 6:00 – Harp Holiday Concert
    • 12/5, 6:00 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night
    • 12/6, 6:30 – Chorus Winter Performance
    • 12/8 – Mecca in the ATL
    • 12/11, 2:30-4:00 – Our World, Literally Religious Summit
    • 12/13, 6:30 – Orchestra Holiday Concert
    • 12/19 and 12/20 – TENTATIVE: Half-Days for Fall Semester Midterms
    • 12/20 – Last day of the semester for students
    • 12/21 – Planning/Professional Learning Day
    • 1/3 and 1/4 – Planning/Professional Learning Days
    • 1/7 – First day of the spring semester for students

Announcements:

  • Student Opportunity- The Youth Tree Team is a paid 7-week work readiness program that offers current high school students the opportunity to assist Trees Atlanta with maintaining the urban canopy of the city. There are also post program opportunities for students to earn volunteer hours with plantings and other events with the organization year-round.
    • More information about Youth Tree Team is on this website.
      • See the 2019 brochure with dates and details for the application process.
      • Physical application here.
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On October 18th at 5:00pm we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 15th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell
  • Drew PTA’s Winter Holidays Poinsettia Fundraiser – October 15 – November 5.
    Grown in a local nursery, these red, pink, or white poinsettias (your choice) arrive in a choice of 3 sizes: 6-inch pot, 8-inch pot, or 10-inch pot. The live plants will arrive wrapped in a plastic sleeve to ensure high quality. The flowers will be delivered to the school in late November or early December.
    Order online in the 
    PTA’s Online Store.
  • Event: International Cafe- Please do us the honor of joining us at the International Cafe, a dance experience featuring performances by the Elementary, Junior, and Senior Academies. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Center for the Arts. 

 

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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 entire Senior Academy!  For the first time in the history of the school, the Drew Charter School Senior Academy is the number one ranked high school in the district by CCRPI score.  Boosted by strong growth, particularly among our subgroups, and by a near perfect graduation rate, we have overtaken every other school in the district and topped the second place school, Grady, by 7.5 points!  It wasn’t even close!
  • The Boys Cross Country Team for placing 10th at the State Meet on Saturday!
  • The 37 kids on the One Act team who went to the GHSA State One Act competition on Saturday!  We did not place however the kids still killed it! Also, we were the only school that designed our own set!  A special shout out to Ms. Williams, Nguyen,Luster and Mr. Baker for working to prepare these students!
  • Mr.Grant, who joins us as our new Chief Operating Officer [his office will be in the main office]!
  • 10th grade team for going above and beyond to provide multiple opportunities for all students to show proficiency on all assignments!
  • The CCR team for organizing the Mock ACT and Parent Conferences on Friday!
  • Ms.Young and Herman for working diligently with seniors on their Questbridge applications!
  • Ms.Livingston for her patience and hard work to secure coverage for all classes during teacher emergencies!
  • Isbell for providing one-on-one student support for students during Study Skills and Flex time!
  • Ms. Jordan, McIntyre,and Allen for sharing at the math department meeting about the instructional resources they learned about at the GCTM conference!
  • Calendar:

    Week of:  11/05/18 – 11/11/18

    11/05 | B

    MON

      • 8:00-11:05 – Coronation Practice 
      • Flex Time –
        • Clubs: Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society
        • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
        • Main Gym (All grades)
    11/06| A

    TUES – Election Day – Please Go Vote (if you haven’t already)!

    Students who bring in their own “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker or their parent’s sticker can dress down the day after the election (Weds. 11/7)

    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
      • Practice Gym (10th grade)
    11/07 | B

    WED

    • 1:30-2:30 – 4th Period
    • 2:30-4:00 – Homecoming Coronation
    11/08 | A

    THUR

    • 8:00 am – Drew Dads 2nd Thursday Meeting [Drew Elementary Academy Cafeteria]
      • Join us for our monthly meeting as we seek to CONNECT Drew Dads with one another and EQUIP ourselves to be the best men we can be with an eye to SERVE our family, school, and surrounding community!
    • Flex Time –
      • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
      • Study Hall (Cafeteria; No 4th Floor Learning Commons)
      • Practice Gym (11th grade)
    • 5:00 – SOARING Community Arts Exhibition
    • 6:00 – Fall PTA General Body Mtg & Family Dinner Night [EA Cafeteria]
    11/09 | B

    FRI

    • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory 
    • 2:00-4:00 – Romeo and Juliet Performance [9th grade students should be escorted to the theater at 1:55 with their 9th grade advisor]
    Other Upcoming Events

    • 11/12-11/17 – Homecoming Week
      • 11/12 – Movie/Character Day
        • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
      • 11/13 – Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Hawaiian shirts, cameras, sandals and socks)
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
      • 11/14 – Camouflage Day
        • 10:00-1:00 – LIT Field Trip [Shakespeare Tavern – Selected 11th graders]
        • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
      • 11/15 – Takin it back to the 99 and 2000s (Throwback Thursday)
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
      • 11/16 – Spirit Day: Grade Level Colors [12th – Black; 11th – Gold; 10th – White; 9th – Green]
        • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
        • 4:00-5:30 – Homecoming Tailgate
        • 5:30 – Homecoming Basketball Game
      • 11/17, 7:00 – Homecoming Dance
    • 11/14 – Grades for Quarter 2 Progress due in Infinite Campus
    • 11/15 –
      • 8:15 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
      • Talking to Your Child About Race: A facilitated conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum [Theater]
    • 11/16 – Quarter 2 Mid-Quarter Progress and Eagle Rise Reports issued to students
    • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
    • 11/27 – Sophomore College Tours
    • 11/30 – JA/SA Science Fair
    • 12/4 – Senior Academy Prospective Parent Night

Announcements:

  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On October 18th at 5:00pm we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 15th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell
  • Drew PTA’s Winter Holidays Poinsettia Fundraiser – October 15 – November 5.
    Grown in a local nursery, these red, pink, or white poinsettias (your choice) arrive in a choice of 3 sizes: 6-inch pot, 8-inch pot, or 10-inch pot. The live plants will arrive wrapped in a plastic sleeve to ensure high quality. The flowers will be delivered to the school in late November or early December.
    Order online in the 
    PTA’s Online Store.

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Week of October 29th, 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 Niara Botchway, who received a President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for her volunteerism in 2017!
  • The One Act Play team (pictured above), Ms. Williams, Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Luster, Mr. Colbert and Mr. Baker for their 3rd place at the regional competition, award for Best Set and following individual awards:
    • Maesa Anderson (sophomore): Best Supporting Actress
    • Reno Teasley (senior): Best Supporting Actor
    • Kenneth Jones (sophomore): All-Star Cast Member
    • Jordan McCrary (sophomore): All-Star Cast Member
  • The Boys Cross Country team, Ms. Isbell, Mr. Richardson and Ms. White for their 2nd place finish at the region meet, particularly Freshman Jayden Causey who finished 6th!
  • 12th grade team for working towards meeting the SMART goal of 100% graduation rate!
  • Ms. McKenzie for arranging the Pink-Out for Breast Cancer!
  • Ms. Mayes-Adams for bringing in Nic Stone, a New York Times bestselling author, as a guest speaker for her 10th grade Honors World Literature and Composition class (see picture below)!
  • Mr. Harris for organizing a Saturday Community Service trip to the Trinity Food Bank in Austel last weekend!
  • Ms. Bryant, Ms. White, Mr. Boonyapat and everyone else who helped facilitate a great STEAM Career Day with great quality presenters!
  • Ms. McKenzie, Ms. Isbell, Dr. Hancock and Ms. Williams for their hard work producing and facilitating benchmark assessments this week!
  • Mr. Myers for holding the breakfast for students with perfect Eagle Rise Reports!
  • Mr. Johnson for holding a follow-up session to the Implicit Bias workshop during the Drew Mini-Conferences and for organizing the Foundations of Gender Inclusive Schools training for the Drew Leadership Team!
  • Ms. Weaver and the CCR Team for organizing the PSAT administrations!
  • Mr. Colbert, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis for helping organize the Columbian Exchange visit!

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Calendar:

Week of: 10/29/18 – 11/04/18

Fall Benchmarks

10/29 | A

MON

  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Beekeeping, Student Government Association, Football, Young Black Excellence, Debate Team, Yearbook
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons – all grades)
    • Practice Gym (9th grade)
10/30 | B

TUES

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons – 10-12th grades)
    • Main Gym (10-12th grades)
    • Ninth Grade Community Forum [Theater]
10/31 | A

WED

  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory  
11/1 | B

THUR

  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning: ELA, Science, Pathways (if available)
    • Study Hall (Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons – all grades)
    • Main Gym (all grades)
11/2 | A

FRI

  • 9:00-2:00 – Red Cross Blood Drive [Front of Junior/Senior Academy]
  • 8:00-12:00 – Mock ACT [Juniors]
  • 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 – Lunch/Student Dismissal
  • 2:00-3:30 – PTA Painting with a Purpose – Bring your student out to create a piece of keepsake artwork and enjoy time with friends! This is a Painting with A Purpose charity event benefiting the Drew Charter PTA. Seating is limited, and this event WILL sell out so don’t wait to make your reservation. Class will begin promptly at 2 p.m. so we recommend arriving no later than 1:45 p.m. as this will give your child time to enjoy a juice box and healthy snack (provided by the Drew PTA) and get settled in to his or her seat.
  • Half-Day for Parent Conferences
    • 1:00 – Grade-Level Info Sessions [Open to all families]
    • 1:30-5:00 – Individually Scheduled Conferences [Selected families]
    • 5:00 – Grade-Level Info Sessions [Open to all families]
11/3 | SAT

  • One Act Play State Competition
  • 11:00-1:30 – Get Off Your Apps and Move [Athletic Field at Junior/Senior Academy] – Healthy You, Healthy Drew and the PTA are sponsoring a “Get Off Your Apps and Move” event. We’ll have a scavenger hunt, physical activities, lots of prizes, giveaways, the food truck, and more. We want everyone to come out with their friends and families, put down their phones, and play! we won’t even be giving out UNICEF Kid Power bands to the first 50 kids who arrive. Come join us!!  See flyer.
  • 2:00 – Drew Dads GSU Football Game [Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315]
    • Join Drew Dads as we enjoy a day of sports and camaraderie with our kids and fellow male role models at Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)! Kids 10 and under are free and anyone over 10 is only $7!! Our GSU Panthers are battling their Sun Belt foes the Texas State Bobcats!
    • CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & REGISTRATION

Week of 11/5 – 11/11

  • 11/5, Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Beta Club, Math Mentors, Academic Decathlon, Debate Team, National Art Honor Society
  • 11/6 – Election Day – Please go vote (if you haven’t already)!
    • Students who bring in their own “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker or their parent’s sticker can dress down the day after the election (Weds. 11/7)
  • 11/7
    • 1:30-2:30 – 4th Period
    • 2:30-4:00 – Homecoming Coronation
  • 11/8
    • 8:00 am – Drew Dads 2nd Thursday Meeting [Drew Elementary Academy Cafeteria]
      • Join us for our monthly meeting as we seek to CONNECT Drew Dads with one another and EQUIP ourselves to be the best men we can be with an eye to SERVE our family, school, and surrounding community!
    • 5:00 – SOARING Community Arts Exhibition
    • 6:00 – Fall PTA General Body Mtg & Family Dinner Night [EA Cafeteria]
  • 11/11, 12:30 – Sunday Football with Drew Dads [Kirkyard Public House 1963 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317]
    • Join us at 12:30pm to secure seats in the upper level of Kirkyard Public House in Kirkwood to watch the 1:00pm Falcons game vs the Browns. Get in some hang time withe fellas over football, good food, and good drinks! RSVP and share with fellow Drew Dads HERE on Facebook.
Other Upcoming Events

  • 11/12-11/17 – Homecoming Week
    • 11/12, Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
    • 11/14, Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Homecoming Activity
    • 11/16
      • Flex Time, 3:00-4:00 – Homecoming Pep Rally
      • 4:00-5:30 – Homecoming Tailgate
      • 5:30 – Homecoming Basketball Game
    • 11/17, 7:00 – Homecoming Dance
  • 11/15 –
    • 8:15 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]
    • 7:00 – Talking to Your Child About Race: A facilitated conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum [Theater]
  • 11/16 – Quarter 2 Mid-Quarter Progress and Eagle Rise Reports issued to students
  • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 – JA/SA Science Fair

Announcements:

  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On October 18th at 5:00pm we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “College Branding.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.  The next Gathering will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, November 15th.
    • If you were unable to attend, a recording of the Gathering is available here.
    • Do you have a suggestion for a future Parent Gathering topic?  Please email our PTA Vice President, Wanda Ray or please complete this form.
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
  • Reminder: Federal Eligibility Applications –
    • PARENTS/GUARDIANS have been emailed with the information to complete the application for lunch [FEA]. This is a yearly request. The data collected directly contributes to the federal funding the school receives.
    • NOTE: The deadline has passed students are now being charged the full price of any meal they receive at Drew. [See note above regarding lunch balances]
  • Reminder: Yearbook – You can now purchase a Drew yearbook, 160 color pages, hardback, $35 online until March 29, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2vU6jex  Any questions? Contact: Ms. Isbell
  • Drew PTA’s Winter Holidays Poinsettia Fundraiser – October 15 – November 5.
    Grown in a local nursery, these red, pink, or white poinsettias (your choice) arrive in a choice of 3 sizes: 6-inch pot, 8-inch pot, or 10-inch pot. The live plants will arrive wrapped in a plastic sleeve to ensure high quality. The flowers will be delivered to the school in late November or early December.
    Order online in the 
    PTA’s Online Store.

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