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Follow us on Twitter @DMSRAMS or "Like" us on our new "Edward E. Drew, Jr. Middle School" Facebook page!
 

  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.

 
 
                           
 
     
 
 
Click below to read the                                                    Online Attendance Reporting
morning annoucements for the day...
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Ram Happenings....

 
 



Please use the form above to report any bullying concerns or incidents. The forms should be turned in to the Front Office, Counseling Office, or anonymously into any of the designated  lockers throughtout the school.
You may also CLICK HERE to send an email to an administrator.
Thank you!


 


School Supply Lists
2015-16

(Click on appropriate grade level below)

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

* Additional items may be requested by teachers and/or elective/PE teachers. This information will be made available during Open House or once school begins in the fall.

 

Rising 6th Graders & Families

Summer Math Packet & Enrichment


Summer Math Calendar


CLICK HERE

Summer Fun Activities for Math

CLICK HERE

Math Apps

CLICK HERE


 


Summer Enrichment

There is a great program through our local library!  It's called the Teen Summer Smash!  Why don't you try it out?
http://www.librarypoint.org/


Check out Barnes and Noble's summer reading program, too!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/your-summer-your-books/_/N-2cp7

And UVA offers a writing workshop for rising 9th graders.  It might be fun!  http://www.virginia.edu/uvakids/parents/

Finally, University of Mary Washington offers athletic camps and one academic camp, found at:  ​http://www.umw.edu/summer/camps/
 

2015 STEM Summer Day Camps

STEM Camps are open to students whose families are residents of Stafford County.  Students will explore topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through projects, games, crafts and activities. Camps are designed to be fun and educational; they are taught by licensed teachers from Stafford County Public Schools.


For a registration form and more info please CLICK HERE

 
 

 Free Sports Physicals

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
5-8:00 pm @ James Monroe H.S.
Click HERE for a copy of the flyer.

(For 8th-12th Grade students)


 
       
 

Online School Payments

CLICK HERE

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





 
District Announcements
School Board Work Session Identifies Priorities

The Stafford County School Board held a work session on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the professional development center at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in Stafford, Virginia. The agenda included discussions of recommendations related to division organization and management contained in the efficiency study conducted by Evergreen Solutions, LLC, and concerns regarding class size increases. These increases were mainly due to a reduction in teaching positions as well a larger than projected increase in student enrollment for school year 2014-15.

Among the sixteen efficiency study recommendations reviewed by the Board on Saturday, two areas were identified as top priorities for the upcoming school year. The first area was related to strategic planning and alignment of division resources. The Board would like Superintendent W. Bruce Benson to develop a plan to review and revise the division’s vision, mission, and goals, and identify measurable outcomes and strategies connected to desired outcomes. The Board requested that a Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Committee be developed. The committee representation shall include School Board members, parents, teachers, administrators, and government and community leaders.

The second area identified was communication. It was noted that the division does not have a formal communication plan and division-level communication often appears reactive.

Board members expressed concerns regarding class size. The Board received a detailed analysis of class sizes across schools prepared in the fall of 2014. Board members noted that 2014-15 class sizes in many classes in the division were much higher than they would prefer them to be. Board members indicated their appreciation for the level of detail in the class size report, as simple averages do not reflect what many students and teachers experienced last year. The Board strongly expressed a desire to improve in this area, requesting that the superintendent develop staffing recommendations for presentation to the Board prior to the development of the 2016-17 budget.

The School Board expects to receive timelines and preliminary action plans prior to students returning to school in September.


 
2015 SUGGESTED SUMMER READING

Below is a link to our 2015 Summer Reading Lists.  Please be advised that although the summer reading lists were designed with your child’s rising grade level in mind, don’t feel limited to only those titles. The books listed are just suggestions; keep in mind that wonderful titles exist on the lists both above and below your child’s grade. There are also wonderful titles that are not on the list at all! Some books may be best read aloud, others may be read independently. It all depends on your child’s individual interests and background knowledge.

2015 Summer Performing Arts Enrichment Camps

Looking for a summer camp in the performing arts?  Stafford County Public Schools is offering a series of fine and performing arts camps and enrichment opportunities this summer.  Whether you’re interested in band, drama, or chorus, we have the camp for you.   For a complete list of camps, please use the link below.
FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL CLINIC ~ JULY 15
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Mary Washington Hospital is offering a free sports physical clinic on July 15, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA

An appointment is required. Please call HealthLink at 540.741.1404 or 800.722.2788.
Students must bring a VHSL physical form with Parts 1 and 2 completed and signed
by a parent or guardian. Additional links can be found below.

2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.  The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.  Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.  To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.
 
If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Hank Millward hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov at the Virginia Department of Education (804) 371-0525.  Click here for the Parent Involvement Survey. Please complete the survey by September 30, 2015.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mr. Edward E. Drew, Jr.

 
 
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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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Helpful Information

 
 
 
 
                                    
         
 Notice: E-mail communications are not guaranteed to be immediate. If you have a message that requires immediate attention, please contact our office at (540) 371-1415.                                                                                         
 
 
WARNING! Some Stafford County Public Schools web pages may contain hyperlinks to one or more external websites. SCPS does not control the accuracy and/or quality of information obtained from any external source.

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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