Submitted by the Office of Innovation
On Tuesday, July 30, Drew Charter School students started their first day of school on two campuses. The elementary students were welcomed to their original campus, in the East Lake community, with open arms by their principal, Mr. Don Doran. The students were enthusiastic and eager to learn as they familiarized themselves with new classes and teachers. The middle and high school students experienced their first day of school in a new environment, Kennedy Middle School. Kennedy students will share their campus with Drew for 1 year while their Senior Academy is finished being constructed. The students are looking forward to the opportunities to interact with each other during lunch and other social activities.
Drew Charter School’s transition into Kennedy Middle School was extremely smooth. It was great to see the welcoming exchanges between both students and staff alike. The middle school principal, Mr. Gregory Leaphart, greeted the majority of the students by name. He stated, “We are a family here. The students respond better when you know them by name.”
Drew Charter School had a terrific first day of school and is excited about this school year. Embodying the spirit of their mascot, they will soar like Eagles!