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The football game scheduled for today, Wednesday, October 22nd, @ Gayle Middle will be played as scheduled.
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  Dr. Tammara M. Hanna, Principal
Amy L. Ivory, Assistant Principal
501 Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22405
(540) 371-1415
(540) 371-1447 (Front Office Fax) (540) 371-5728 (Counseling/Guidance Fax)


Welcome to Drew!

Edward E. Drew Middle School staff promotes academic growth and achievement for a diverse population by providing positive, engaging learning opportunities in a safe, welcoming environment.

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  TEDx Event at Drew  

 .        Theme: What can I do? Improve, Invent, Inspire

November 15th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, Edward E. Drew Middle School will host the inaugural TEDxDrewMiddleSchool. The TEDx event, which is scheduled from 10AM-4PM, will feature speakers from a variety of different fields within and outside of the Stafford community.

This year’s theme is What Can I Do? Improve. Invent. Inspire. Each speaker’s talk uses the theme to spark discussion and connection with the audience.

Tickets are available for purchase at $30 for Educators and Adults, $8 for students. Space is limited. All funds go towards the event and the event is not for profit. Note: Purchases using Eventbrite are charged a convenience fee.


Ram Happenings....


Great day at DMS on Thursday, Oct. 16! Congressman
Rob Wittman , Dr. Benson, and Scott Hirons (School Board Member) joined us for lunch and a tour of the classes. Mr. Wittman's Outreach Coordinator, Karen Jeffers, is a BPHS graduate--amazing testament of the great students the SCPS educates!


“Under the Lights”
Join us on Tuesday, November 4th at 7 pm, as our football team takes on the AGW Tigers @ SHS on the new turf field, under the lights! Admission is the normal cost of $2.00 per person and there will be concessions available for purchase.

To Volunteer to help the PTO with selling concessions at the game or donating items for the conession stand, please click the link below:


PTO Fall Festival
Volunteers & Donations Needed!!!!!
Saturday, November 1st
6th Grade: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
7th/8th: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

To help and for more information, please click on the links below.


Volunteer - Set Up/Tear Down:
Volunteer - Ticket Sales:
Concessions/Other Items:

Thank you for your support!!!!


Origami Owl Fundraiser!!!!!
To benefit Drew Middle School Faculty!!

To purchase a package, please visit the website below and use the following "Jewelry Bar Code" - DrewMiddleSchool455864 (no spaces)
Web address: lindapool.origamiowl.com
(20% of all sales is donated to Drew Middle School Faculty)


Share your photos with us! By clicking on the icon above, you can share photos with our yearbook coordinator. We will do our best to include as many photos as possible in the yearbook!  In order to contribute photos, please use the access code: drewrams




Online School Payments


Make payments for items such as: PE uniforms, field trips, yearbook, etc. via our online school payment portal.

District Announcements
Communicable Diseases Update: Ebola Virus

As a school division we are aware that there are questions about the Ebola virus and concerns about the safety of our students and staff. We receive communications on a regular basis from the Virginia Department of Education to keep us informed of current updates and responses. Our staff and nurse manager have frequent communications and procedures are in place as advised by the health director for the Rappahannock Regional Department of Health. Our health services staff follows all local policies and medical procedures and as necessary, adjusts current practices when advised and directed by the Rappahannock Regional Department of Health.  Read more…
Signature Programs Info Night Canceled

The annual Signature Programs Information Night scheduled for October 23, 2014, has been suspended for the 2014-2015 school year. This information night is designed to offer information regarding all signature programs offered at the high school level in one evening.  At this time, the Stafford County School Board is committed to the recently approved program evaluation process and plan to review all data to determine the best method for providing program options to our students.  We are confident that all Stafford County families and students will still be able to access information and make informed decisions regarding high school programs and opportunities. 
Each high school will conduct a Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, for students and families scheduled to attend our high schools in the fall of 2015.  In addition, program specific information nights for each signature program will be hosted at various high schools to prepare students and families interested in applying for or accessing the programs.
Signature programs information sessions are scheduled as follows:
  • Commonwealth Governor’s School on November 17, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Colonial Forge & North Stafford high schools.
  • STAT, Stafford Academy for Technology on January 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Stafford High School
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) on February 4, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brooke Point High School and on February 5, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School
  • Information programs on APPX (Advanced Placement Programs of Excellence), CTE (Career and Technical Education), and JROTC programs will be held during the Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, and will be offered at each high school where the program is available.
All instructional programs are being reviewed for availability and information included above is subject to change.  Please monitor our school websites or contact your school counselor for any updates and changes.
Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent

The annual Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Mountain View High School.  Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  The event is held to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and donations of non-perishable food or cash donations will be accepted.  Rain date is Monday, November 10.  For more information on the event, please contact Karen Bingham at bandtogetherstafford@gmail.com.

Discovering Stafford Schools with Superintendent Benson

The Superintendent visited a couple more classrooms last week.  First up was Ms. Cavanaugh’s and Ms. Porter’s 7th math grade class at Shirley Heim Middle School.   He then visited Mr. Nunnally’s 5th grade science class at Widewater Elementary School.  Check out the Superintendent’s Blog to see what is happening in the classrooms.
Apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Stafford County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!  Click here to apply.  For more information on our school lunch program, please click here.
Student Accommodation Report 2014 - 2015

The Student Accommodation Report (SAR) provides an annual comprehensive look at the school facility use to include review of building capacity, student membership, and attendance boundaries. Click here to view the report.




Word of the Week







Synergy - Parent Vue





Mr. Edward E. Drew, Jr.




Did you know……

Drew Middle School's first year of operation was in 1975. Prior to the school being a middle school, it was the original Stafford High School. Drew was named after Mr. Edward E. Drew, Jr. – have you ever wanted to know more about him?

CLICK HERE to read a biography that was written by Ms. Anzivino’s Core 3 X Day students. We would like to extend a special thanks to Ms. Anzivino, her students and Mr. Drew’s sister, Dottie Truslow, for their assistance in putting together this biography.




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Hours of Operation
School Hours: 8:20am-2:50pm
Main Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm
  Counseling Office Hours: 7:45am-3:45pm
Main Office Phone Number: 540-371-1415
Main Office Fax Number: 540-371-1447
Counseling Fax Number: 540-371-5728



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