• November

    DIY Upcycling

    Students in the DIY Upcycling Experiential Elective repurpose materials to create useful and beautiful products.
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  • Composition of Functions

    Calculus students explore composition of functions.
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  • Congratulations David '20

    Congratulations to 12th-grader David, who signed a letter of intent to join the UC Berkeley men's gymnastics program! David balances his commitment to Drew schoolwork, involvement in student activities and clubs, and the 20-plus hours he spends in the gym each week outside of Drew.
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  • Elodea Photosynthesis

    Biology students delve into photosynthesis using elodea, light, and bromothymol blue.
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  • Tiny Homes, Hotels, and More

    Advanced Drawing & Design students design mini homes, hotels, and even a mini food truck (the truck is mini, the food is normal-sized).
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  • Flag Football and Frisbee

    Students in the Ultimate Frisbee and Flag Football Experiential Electives enjoy afternoon exercise at Hamilton.
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  • "The Woman Warrior"

    English 4 Honors students find motifs within the “White Tigers” portion of “The Woman Warrior“ to shed light on the story as a whole.
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  • Buddy Advisory

    Buddy advisories allow advisory groups from different grade levels to get to know each other. This group of seniors and sophomores spent time bonding at Hamilton.
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  • The Path of a Projectile

    Physics Honors students use a projectile launcher to examine the path of a projectile.
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  • Deconstructing Laptops

    Computer Science students utilize varying degrees of delicacy to explore the inner workings of laptops.
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  • "She Kills Monsters"

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of She Kills Monsters on a successful run!
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  • October

    Happy Halloween

    Drew students celebrate Halloween with a variety of creative costumes.
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  • Wellness Day

    During Community Time and Lunch, students rotate between a variety of stations and activities where they relieved stress and practiced wellness for Wellness Day. There were dogs, too!
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  • Working With Duo Violao Plus 1

    Students in the P1 band work under the guidance of Duo Violao Plus 1: guitarists Rogerio Souze and Edinho Gerber, and percussionist Ami Molinelli in advance of Duo Violao Plus 1's concert at Drew.
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  • Measuring with Tennis Balls

    Geometry students begin to measure the height of the third floor by timing how long it takes a tennis ball to drop from the breezeway.
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  • Properties & Bonding

    Chemistry students relate bonding to the physical properties of substances.
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  • Characters in Masks

    Advanced Theater Workshop students don masks and perform as characters they've developed in the character mask unit of class. The characters had a variety of outlooks on the world, but many shared experiences.
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  • Open House en español

    More than 60 Spanish-speaking people came to Drew to hear from Head of School David Frankenberg—a native Spanish speaker from Argentina—and a panel of Spanish-speaking Drew representatives about Drew before enjoying tours of the campus and tips on how to navigate Ravenna. Learn more about Drew en español here.
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  • Colors

    Mandarin 2 students develop their fluency with colors through an interactive activity.
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  • Reptile Rumble

    Friday, Oct. 11, Drew takes on Gateway
    • Girls JV Volleyball at 4:15 p.m. at Gateway
    • Girls Varsity Volleyball at 5:30 p.m. at Gateway
    • Boys Varsity Soccer at 7 p.m. at Kimbell
    Cheer on the Dragons, participate in a raffle and donation drive for the Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink campaign to fight stage four breast cancer. Free BBQ sponsored by Deborah McArdle State Farm!
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  • The Rulers

    Having completed their first project, Intro to Engineering students are treated to a celebratory ceremony courtesy of their teacher Shraddha, who prepared a brief poem touting the strengths of each student before awarding decorated swords that turned out to be rulers—a tool they will need for the next project!
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  • Spanish Stories

    Spanish 4 Honors students work in groups and as individuals to decipher a complicated story.
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  • Linear and Exponential Functions

    Algebra 1 students work collaboratively on linear and exponential functions.
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  • Preparing for the Play

    Advanced Theater Production students get hands-on as they hang lights, create scenery, and craft the sound design for the upcoming fall play “She Kills Monsters.”
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  • September

    Sculpting and Printmaking

    The wide range of opportunities in Drew’s Visual Arts Department is on full display during P6, when Printmaking and Sculpture occur simultaneously.
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  • Thesis Practice

    English 2 students hone their thesis-writing skills by comparing and contrasting Amy Tan's Fish Cheeks with Alice Walker's Everyday Use.
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  • Making Plankton Nets

    Marine Science students make plankton nets in advance of a field trip to the bay to collect samples.
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  • Climate Reality

    Alex White of The Climate Reality Project speaks to the entire student body about the state of climate change.
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  • Debating Independence

    U.S. History students break into teams—patriots and loyalists—and assume characters to debate whether or not to declare independence in January of 1776.
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  • Costumes, Props, and Lights

    Students in the Costume Design and Creation Experiential Elective prepare costumes, props, and even the set for the fall play She Kills Monsters. Ms. Ferrara pitches in, too, on the sewing machine.
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  • "Jacob's Ladder"

    The musicians in the P4 Advanced Instrumental Ensemble rehearse Cedar Walton's piece "Jacob's Ladder."
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  • Drew Welcomes Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigmann

    “I am not identified by what happened to me, I am identified by how I choose to be. And I choose to be happy.”

    Students hear from Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann during an extended assembly. 
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  • Irregular Verbs

    French 1 students conjugate irregular verbs and use adjectives in writing and orally.
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  • Graphing Quadtratics

    Geometry students graph quadratics with Dr. Lust.
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  • Chemistry, Pigment, and Painting

    Science and art come together in the Chemistry, Pigment, and Painting Experiential Elective as students sample the effect different binders have on their self-created pigments before creating self-directed art pieces.
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  • Sound Wave Investigation

    Students in Advanced Topics in Physics collaborate with students in Music Production to explore sound waves, frequency, and amplitude. Ultimately, students measure the studio with their newly acquired understanding before verifying their measurement with a measuring tape.
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  • Analyzing Bostwick

    Drew's own visual art teacher Lisa Bostwick lends two of her own paintings for students in Art & The State to practice making an argument based on the details they observed during a visual analysis.
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  • Calculating A Collision

    Physics Honors students calculate a prediction where two cars of different speeds will collide when placed one meter apart—before testing their calculation to see if they were correct.
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  • Minute To Win It

    Student leaders take charge of a Battle of the Classes Minute to Win It assembly which pits each grade level, plus teachers, against one another in a series of creative challenges that test the mind and the body.
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  • Spanish Numbers

    Spanish 1 students become conversant with numbers by performing brief, improvised skits in which they ask other students for their phone number while displaying a particular personality quirk.
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  • Snacks, Portraits, and Prints

    Advanced Studio Art students work independently and with Ms. Blum on pieces depicting snack foods, plus self-portraits and intricate prints.
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  • Reading "Maus"

    9th-graders in English 1 engage in a discussion Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel “Maus” centered around what the text is asking the reader to ask in the first few chapters.
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  • The Copper Cycle

    10th-graders in Chemistry explore what happens when performing a series of reactions, starting with copper metal and using sulfuric acid, nitric acid, sodium hydroxide, and more.
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  • Conga Congregation

    9th-graders in Music Fundamentals work on their timing and technique with the conga with Ms. Greene.
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  • August

    Engineering Sirens

    Intro to Engineering students break out the soldering irons as they create flashing European sirens.
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  • Summer Reading Book Clubs

    Students, teachers, and staff gather in book clubs to discuss the books they selected for their summer reading. The books included Michelle Obama’s Becoming, The Lifters by Dave Eggers, Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, and plenty more.
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  • Welcome to Tutorial

    New for the 19-20 school year is Tutorial, an extended, structured time for students to further their understanding by working independently, in small groups, or with a teacher directly.
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  • Club Fair

    Students gather in the courtyard to choose from more than 25 clubs and Affinity Groups in order to get more involved in life and leadership at Drew.
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  • Experiential Electives Begin

    Students begin their Experiential Electives for the 19-20 school year. Experiential Electives are regularly scheduled explorations within Drew’s academic schedule, taught by Drew faculty who utilize the time to share their passions—helping students discover and deepen passions of their own.
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  • Arithmetic Sequence

    9th-graders in Ms. Ferrara's Algebra 1 class explore arithmetic sequences and how to represent them.
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  • All-School Picnic

    Drew families gather in Golden Gate Park for a casual back-to-school picnic organized by the Parent/Guardian Association.
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  • POC Family Dinner

    Families of Color gather on campus to connect and hear from Dean of Equity & Inclusion about Drew's programming for the year.
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  • The School Year Begins!

    The first day of school featured time to catch up with friends, an opening assembly with speeches from Head of School David Frankenberg and Student Body President Max, all seven class periods, and—last but not least—ice cream!
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  • Faculty Return for the 19-20 School Year

    Drew's faculty and staff gather for the first time this school year, starting the year with a competitive scavenger hunt at the Exploratorium before a series of meetings and professional growth opportunities in advance of students returning to campus the week of August 19.
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  • Alumni Game Night

    Friday, Aug. 16

    The annual Alumni Game Night begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Girls Volleyball game at Booker T. At 7:30 p.m., the Boys Soccer game will kick off at Kimball at 7:30 p.m. All alumni 21 and older are invited to a reception afterward. Sign up for the volleyball game and the soccer game.
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  • June

    Congratulations Class of 2019

    Congratulations to the 68 graduates of the Class of 2019 who are now the newest members of the Drew alumni community!
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  • May

    Faculty Honored at Social Justice Awards Event

    Congratulations to English teacher Lingerr Senghor, who was honored at the annual Thank a Teacher for Social Justice event hosted by Teachers 4 Social Justice. Ms. Senghor was celebrated by several Drew students who spoke about her impact on them.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer to Play Fourth Consecutive NCS Championship Game

    Congratulations to the Dragons, who have advanced to the championship game in the annual NCS Tournament for the fourth consecutive year! The Dragons play Bentley on Tuesday, May 14, at 5 p.m., at Bentley. Drew entered the tournament as the #5 seed and defeated #4 Gateway and #1 College Prep to advance to the finals.
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  • Welcome New Students

    Welcome the incoming Class of 2023 and transfer students, who came to campus for the first time as official Drew students. Led by the FMPs, incoming students enjoyed dinner and a variety of activities to begin the transition to Drew.
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  • Dragons Playoff Games

    This is a big week for Drew athletics, so come out and cheer on the Dragons in the playoffs!
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  • Spring Gallery Walk & Concert

    Congratulations to Drew's visual and performing artists for an outstanding Spring Gallery Walk & Concert!
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  • April

    Sasha Carey '14 Earns Fulbright Award

    Congratulations to Sasha Carey '14, currently enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, on earning a 2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Award! Learn more about Sasha's studies and work via the Hobart and William Smith website.
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  • March

    It's DEALL Week!

    This week, Drew's activity leaders and students are jumping on planes, trains, and automobiles as they head out on their week-long adventures.
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  • Welcome New Drew Students!

    Congratulations to all of the new Drew students, and welcome to the Drew community! 

    Remember to check your Ravenna profile to access your admission decision, and visit the special welcome page of the Drew website for more information regarding enrollment agreements, revisit week, and much more!
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  • "13" The Musical

    Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m.*
    Thursday, March 14, at 4 p.m.
    Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

    *Preview show. This performance is followed by a reception for Grandparents & Family Friends.

    The Performing Arts department will present the musical production, 13, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, from March 14 to 16, with a preview on March 13.

    Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in—and standing out!
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  • February

    Girls Varsity Basketball Advances to NCS Quarterfinals

    With a decisive 54-36 win over #9 seed Tomales, Drew's #8 seed Girls Varsity Basketball advances to the quarterfinal round of the NCS D6 tournament where they will play #1 seed Laytonville on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., at Laytonville. Go Dragons!
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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    Advanced Vocal Ensemble members Chase, Aidan, Baxter, and Clayton serenade their classmates in sweet barbershop harmony on Valentine's Day.
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball BCL-Central Semifinals Game

    Come root for the Dragons as they take on Gateway in the BCL-Central Semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m., at Kezar. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, and children. Free for under age 11. All Drew students and faculty will be admitted free of charge with current Drew School ID.
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  • Chinese New Year

    Drew’s annual Chinese New Year celebration featured interactive stations about different aspects of Chinese culture hosted by Mandarin students as well as lots and lots of delicious food.
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  • January

    Percussionist Yaroldy Abreu Visits Music Fundamentals Class

    Accomplished Cuban percussionist Yaroldy Abreu, in town to perform with legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés at SFJAZZ, stops by the Music Fundamentals class to work with 9th-graders on their percussion technique.
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  • Unity Assembly

    Student members of the Unity club, which explores racial, ethnic, and cultural identity, present an assembly focused on cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation, conducting difficult conversations, and racial identity.
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  • Advanced Theater Ensemble Presents "Antigone"

    Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    "I am not here to understand, I am here to say no to you." - Antigone
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  • Alumni Day

    Alumni across nearly 60 years of Drew history gather on campus, first for the Alumni in College panel, and then the Faculty/Alumni Lunch.
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  • 21+ Alumni Holiday Reunion

    Thank you to the more than 40 alumni from the Class of 1950 through the Class of 2016 who came to the 21+ Alumni Reunion at Harper & Rye last week!
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