• CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Tuesday, October 8,  2019

      • Homecoming is next week!!
      • Court Nomination ballots:  You will be receiving homecoming court ballots TODAY, so fill out two people, regardless of gender, who you believe should win, and seniors fill out two people for each superlative. Crew Leaders please bring ballots, by grade level, to Jolie in the Principal’s office.
        • Court Rally: The homecoming court rally will be this Friday October 11th at lunch. We will be announcing all the different people who were nominated to represent the homecoming court.

     

    • DRESS UP WEEK (NEXT WEEK): 

     

        • Monday - Tourist
        • Tuesday - Tie-dye
        • Wednesday - Internet/meme day
        • Thursday - Class Colors

             Frosh - Blue

             Soph - Green

             Jun - Yellow

             Sen - Red

        • Friday - Blacklight Rally!!!!! Whiteout/Blacklight

     

     

    • Friday, October 18:
    • Women’s Football Game: 3-4:00 pm on the Football field.
    • Candyland Carnival : 4-6:00 pm on the baseball field directly after women’s football.  Come for BBQ, games, jumpy houses, and other fun activities. We will pass out waivers and permission slips (double-sided) today and those need to be turned in to Mimi Bennett by October 17th in order to participate in the carnival. 
    • Saturday, October 19:
    • Pancake Breakfast 10-11:30am on the baseball field. A $5 donation is suggested, but all are welcomed whether or not you can donate. Early entry for teachers and football players and their families at 9am. Drake vs. TL football game at 2pm, announcement of court will be directly after the game.

     

    • Homecoming Dance:
      • 8pm until 10:30, and you MUST BRING YOUR STUDENT ID TO THE DANCE OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT IN A LONGER LINE!! Also make sure that ALL dance waivers are turned in or else you won’t be allowed into the dance. No guests allowed and no tickets sold at the door. Tickets are for sale on the student store or with Hannah Eon in the budget office.

     

    • Dance Dress Themes:

     

      • Frosh - Jolly Ranchers (Western)
      • Soph - Milky Way (Space)
      • Jun - Gum Drops (Tight & Bright)
      • Sen - Lifesavers (Beach)

     

    • Student Senate- Thank you all who attended and provided us with insights on the Small Learning Communities. Our next Student Senate will be after Homecoming on Wednesday October 23rd!
    • AUDITIONS coming soon for D-High’s Spring Musical SPAMALOT.  Open to any Drake student. Prepare a short monologue and a song of your choice.  Auditions and Tech Team interviews: December 11, 12, 18, 19. More information email: Jasper Thelin (Director), Peter Parish (Tech Director) or Chip Boaz (Musical Director).
    • JOIN YEARBOOK CLUB!  If you signed up or still interested in signing up, please come to this important kick-off meeting!! Tuesday, 10/8, tutorial 2, room 203.  tparnow@tamdistrict.org 
    • Honor Crew and CSF applications are now available online.  Go to the Students tab from the Drake homepage.

    **CSF and Honor Crew Application Workshop in room 104 during tutorial 2 Wednesday, 10/14.

      • Extra Student Planners in the AP Office, come get one if you need one!
      • D-Nice and Say Hi to….

     

    • Alan Nealley has been in our Drake science department for four years. He went to high school in Birmingham, Michigan where he was a Maple and his favorite activity was Choir!  Alan loves the color blue and grizzly bears and travel in Northern California.

     

      • Our New Athletic Director, Alex “Chap” Chapman, came to us from Davidson and graduated from Terra Linda High School in 2001.  His favorite subject was History and now he teaches Street Law at Drake. Chap loves to travel to Germany, and Perry’s Deli and the Oakland Coliseum!  Snaps for Chap!
      • Andrew Leist has been teaching at Drake for 11 years. He loves the color blue and traveling to Hawaii.  Andrew went to high school in Fremont where he was a Warrior--and he’s still a huge fan! ;) His favorite activities in high school were basketball and guitar!  If Andrew were an animal he’d be a wolf and you’ll catch him in plaid before stripes!



    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Friday, October 4,  2019

      • Student Senate is TODAY - tutorial 2, in the Little Theater.  Please send a representative from each crew!
      • AUDITIONS coming soon for D-High’s Spring Musical SPAMALOT.  Open to any Drake student. Prepare a short monologue and a song of your choice.  Auditions and Tech Team interviews: December 11, 12, 18, 19. More information email: Jasper Thelin (Director), Peter Parish (Tech Director) or Chip Boaz (Musical Director).
      • JOIN YEARBOOK CLUB!  If you signed up or still interested in signing up, please come to this important kick-off meeting!! Tuesday, 10/8, tutorial 2, room 203.  tparnow@tamdistrict.org 

     

    • Alternate Bell Schedules Next Week:

     

     

    10/7:

     

    TUESDAY BELLS

     

    10/8:

     

    WEDNESDAY BELLS

    10/9:

     

    SCHOOL CLOSED

    10/10

    10/11

     

     

    • UPCOMING:  Friday, Oct. 18 -- Rally Bell Schedule

                           Sat., Oct. 19 -- Homecoming - Get your tickets now!

     

    • Homecoming Spirit Week is October 14-18! Check the chalkboard outside of the Student Center for class themes and spirit day themes.
    • Socktober - This October, Drake is giving back to our community through a sock drive. All proceeds from this drive will go to people in San Anselmo, Fairfax, and the Valley. Bring 6 pairs of socks or $10 to your Crew Leader to earn a snazzy looking shirt! (donations can also be brought to the Student Center during Tutorial)

     

    • Yoga is now offered to ALL DRAKE STUDENTS and STAFF every Monday morning of the school year at 7:00am in the yoga room, courtesy of the Drake Fund.
    • Honor Crew and CSF applications are now available online.  Go to the Students tab from the Drake homepage.

    **CSF and Honor Crew Application Workshops in room 104 during tutorial 2 TODAY and Wednesday, 10/14.

     

    • D-Nice and Say Hi to….
    • Hannah Lingrell went to Elk Grove High school where she loved Spanish, music/band and chorus!  Her favorite place to travel is Spain and her favorite colors are green and purple. Hannah has been in education for 20 years and we’re lucky that she’s been at Drake for 8 of those years.

     

      • Tyler Peterson our Athletic Assistant went to Beverly HIlls High School, Home of the Normans.  Tyler’s favorite color is blue and if he were an animal he’d be a Tiger. In high school Tyler loved lots of sports and drama.  If he’s traveling he loves to go to Nashville!
      • Peter Parish returned to Drake this year for his 24th year in education. He LOVES to travel to Ireland, and no surprise GREEN is one of his favorite colors.  Peter went to Escalon High School where he was a cougar and his favorite class in high school was Humanities because it took English to a new level.  Peter was born in the year of the pig!




    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    • Student Senate postponed to Friday October 4th!!  
    • Meet and hang with other people who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning today during tutorial! New location - come to Wellness where we will show you the new room. Group is facilitated by Fel in partnership with the SPAHR and Wellness Centers. Off campus groups are also available-talk to Margaux or Katrina at Wellness!

     

     

    • Socktober - This October, Drake is giving back to our community through a sock drive. All proceeds from this drive will go to people in San Anselmo, Fairfax, and the Valley. Bring 6 pairs of socks or $10 to your Crew Leader to earn a snazzy looking shirt! (donations can also be brought to the Student Center during Tutorial)

     

     

    • Parking on campus is allowed with a permit only.  If you arrive and your spot is taken, please tell a campus assistant immediately.  DO NOT PARK in someone else’s spot at any time. Warnings have been issued and the town police will start ticketing.

     

     

     

    • Alternate Bell Schedules Next Two Weeks:

     

    9/30

     

    10/1

    10/2 Minimum Day/PD:

     

    2nd period 8:30-9:40

    4th period 9:55-11:05

    6th period 11:20-12:30

    10/3

    10/4:

     

    WEDNESDAY BELLS

     

     

    10/7:

     

    TUESDAY BELLS

     

    10/8:

     

    WEDNESDAY BELLS

    10/9:

     

    SCHOOL CLOSED

    10/10

    10/11

     

     

    • UPCOMING:  Friday, Oct. 18 -- Rally Bell Schedule

                           Sat., Oct. 19 -- Homecoming

     

    • D-Nice and Say Hi to….
      • Clarke Bugbee! Mr. Bugbee played Water Polo in high school at San Rafael High- where he went to school.  His most favorite place to visit is the beach- so it makes sense that his favorite color is blue and favorite animal is the shark.
      • Beth Cederstrom loves the color turquoise and prefers stripes to plaid and Dragons to Unicorns. She went to high school in New York where her favorite activity was ART!  Her favorite place to visit is Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
      • New to Drake is Beth Freedman. Ms. Freedman loves lions and the color orange.  She is also a stripe and Dragon fan. Her most favorite place to visit is Sun Valley, Idaho!



    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    • Yoga is now offered to ALL DRAKE STUDENTS every Monday morning of the school year at 7:00am in the yoga room, courtesy of the Drake Fund.
    • Club Day is TODAY.  Lunch and Tutorial.  Crew leaders will bring 9th graders out to Club Day at the start of tutorial one, then proceed to tutorial.
    • Community Reads: HIGH. If you are interested in reading the book High by Nic and David Sheff with your community, please see Jimly in the library! 
    • Friendship Day Friday, September 27th - Dress for a twin/triplet spirit day and come on down to the Senior Tree at lunch for bonding activities such as friendship bracelet making and relay races. Bring your friends!
    • The Drake Canteen has a new menu this year and features many new entrees.   Everyday we oven bake fresh cinnamon bread for breakfast. The Nosh Place (snack shack) inside the Student Center has new ala carte items available at both break and lunch.    The fruit slushy machine started this week and frozen yogurt will be available next Wednesday September 25th. The menus are listed on line at  https://www.tamdistrict.org/Page/172

    View updated meal menu, Nosh place snack menu, cafe pictures, prepayment links and much more! 

    • Neighbors are complaining about cars being parked illegally on side streets of Drake. Authorities WILL BE CALLED. D-Nice to our neighbors, and protect yourself from a ticket. 

     

    • JUNIOR GIRLS: Contact Ella Acker if you want a junior girls t shirt for the Powder Puff Game.  Deadline THIS Friday. Call or Text: 415-360-4865 JUST DO IT! 
    • The LGBTQ+ drop-in group will resume meeting starting NEXT Wednesday, September 25th during 1st Tutorial (not today-NEXT Wednesday!). The group will be meeting in a NEW ROOM, come to Wellness at the start of Tutorial! This group is a collaboration of Wellness and the SPAHR Center and is a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+ or are questioning to talk about their experiences, struggles, and hopes. If you would like to be in a group, but not one on campus, talk to Margaux or Katrina in the Wellness Center about SPAHR’s off campus drop-in groups!
    • CREW LEADERS OR TEACHERS MUST COMPLETE THIS:  The Safe Routes to Schools student travel survey is required for program funding. The survey measures the number of students traveling to and from school by various modes of transportation (bike, walk, carpool or bus). 

    Please use the online form  to submit “green trips” using one of the two options below to collect the data. Data must be collected for two at least dates to be useful for analysis (http://www.saferoutesdata.org/tallyformparent.cfm?key=8073695 ) online survey form.  If you are unable to open link, copy and paste it into your web browser. When to conduct the survey:  

    TODAY! Wednesday September 18 & Wednesday September 25

    How to conduct the survey on individual dates: Ask students to raise their hands to answer the question “How did you arrive to school today?”  Then read each travel mode: walk, bike, carpool etc. and enter the # of hands raised for each mode.

     

     

    • D-Nice and Say Hi to….
    • Aaron Wilkerson Señor  Wilkerson went to THREE different high schools in three different states, but his favorite place to travel is the deep jungle.  Aaron loves the color purple and dreams of slaying dragons whilst riding a single horned pegasus!
    • Karen Gladysz teaches math and ASB and graduated from Drake so of course her favorite color is green!  Her favorite class in high school was Drama and her animal is a horse.
    • Matt Achen is new to Drake this year and our new IT Systems Specialist. Matt’s favorite color is red and his favorite place to visit is Menorca in the Balearic Isles off Spain.  Matt went to high school in the Sierra Foothills in Colfax where he was a FALCON and enjoyed wrestling.

     

     

    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

      • Student Senate TODAY in the Theater during second tutorial!
      • Student Senate 2019-2020: We will be focusing on:
        •  our Small Learning Community changes and providing time to gather student voice on the ideas the staff is considering. 
        • Our dress code and considering new language that represents student voice.  
        • We will also continue to address issues as they arise such as Homecoming Court voting, ASB financial expenditures, and facility improvements. If you are interested…..volunteer to be a Senate Rep for your CREW!!
      • CREW Student Senate Representatives:  We need each CREW to choose a representative and a back-up representative for our Student Senate. These people should volunteer for the position and have the CREW vote if there is more than one volunteer. All CREWS should have another person who is willing to go if the main Senate Rep cannot attend.  We will hold our first Student Senate TODAY during the second tutorial in the Little Theater. Please send your Representative today. 
      • Club Day is Wednesday September 18th at Lunch and Tutorial
      • Your HOMECOMING is coming up...October 19.  Get ready to support your PIRATES.
      • "The Marin Delegation of the YMCA's Youth and Government program is calling for everyone and anyone interested in government, current events, law, or just looking to make some new friends in a fast-paced environment with lots of opportunities.  To learn more, please contact the advisor Nana Sosa at (415) 382-1910 or lsosa@ymcasf.org  or President Stefanie Iojica at artist.stefania@gmail.com 
      • Community Reads: HIGH. If you are interested in reading the book High by Nic and David Sheff with your community, please see Jimly in the library! 
      • Students Walking Off Campus for LUNCH:  Thefts are being reported from Red Hill and Good Earth.  Authorities WILL BE CALLED. D-Nice to our neighbors, and protect yourself from a ticket. 
      • PTV 

     

    • D-Nice and Say Hi to….

     

      • Molly Baker has been at Drake for four years. She went to high school in Southern California where her mascot was the Scorpians! Her favorite color is blue and she loves to go to the beach. Between a stripe or a plaid- she is all stripe. 
      • If Mike Keleman could be an animal he would be a goat. Mr. Keleman is new to Drake but has been teaching in TUHSD for 25 years! His favorite place to travel is Italy, loved playing basketball in high school and if he had to choose between a unicorn or dragon, he is all dragon.
      • Ms. Marli Fay is a Drake graduate who, of course, loves the color GREEN! When she went to Drake she loved math and soccer. Like Mr. Keleman, she is also all dragon. 



    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

     

    • Teachers Please Mark Your Calendars! 

    Safe Routes to Schools is preparing to conduct their bi-annual student FALL survey to measure the number of students traveling to school by various modes.     The survey will be conducted online the following three dates.Tuesday, Sept. 17~Wednesday, Sept. 18~ Thursday, Sept. 19  More information to follow!

      • Join the Student Nutrition Services Team!  The Drake Canteen is looking for student employees.  Earn $15/hr and a meal on your shift. Please stop by the cafeteria or call Lisa at 415-945-1045 to apply!
      • There is a Tailgate Tuesday on September 17th at the Senior Tree during lunch. Get there for fun games and music!
      • Get your ASB activity card at the Budget Office or Online store. $30 allows free entry into all home sports games and gives ticket discounts to dances and theater productions.
      • CLUBS AT DRAKE: Club Day is Wednesday September 18th...if you are interested in starting or continuing a club please pick up your club forms in Mary Chapman's office. All club forms are due Thursday September 14th for review.

     

    • RED HILL AT LUNCH:  If you enjoy your lunch at Red Hill remember to be a GOOD PIRATE.  Eyes are on you, and stealing is illegal. D-NICE!

     

    • Hey student drivers: please D-NICE to our neighbors and park LEGALLY in our surrounding neighborhoods.  Neighbors will have no choice but to call the police to ticket illegally parked cars. Also, make sure to not park in anyone else’s reserved parking space.

     

     

    • D-Nice, Say Hi and learn about our Pirates:

     

      • Lisa Neumaier, our college and career specialist for the last 8 years has been working in education for 25 years!  Her favorite color is PURPLE and if she were an animal she’d be a cat. Lisa is a Drake graduate and a huge Drake basketball fan! Lisa loved being on the Jolly Roger staff in high school. 
      • Lani Wolf joins the Drake English department this year and has been teaching for 25 years!  She loves the color GREEN and went to high school in Florida. If Lani were an animal she’d be a WOLF and in high school her favorite class/activity was English and Writing.
      • LoRayne Ortega is teaching her 4th year at Drake and runs our AVID and ELD programs.  LoRayne has been teaching for 17 years. She grew up in Texas and her favorite animal is a Hummingbird. LoRayne’s favorite activity in high school was CHEER! Go LoRayne!






    CREW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

     

      • Hey student drivers: please D-NICE to our neighbors and park LEGALLY in our surrounding neighborhoods.  Neighbors will have no choice but to call the police to ticket illegally parked cars. Also, make sure to not park in anyone else’s reserved parking space.
      • Join the Student Nutrition Services Team!  The Drake Canteen is looking for student employees.  Earn $15/hr and a meal on your shift. Please stop by the cafeteria or call Lisa at 415-945-1045 to apply!
      • Site Council: We are looking for student representatives on the DLC - Drake’s Site Council.  Check the site for information and email jjacobs@tamdistrict.org TODAY (no later than August 29 @ 2 pm)  if you are interested. 
      • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is THURSDAY! Make sure your parents have your schedule on their phones.
      • Follow the Drake Instagram @drakepirates for updates on everything happening at our school!
      • There is a Tailgate Tuesday on September 17th at the Senior Tree during lunch. Get there for fun games and music!
      • Get your ASB activity card at the Budget Office or Online store. $30 allows free entry into all home sports games and gives ticket discounts to dances and theater productions.
      • CLUBS AT DRAKE: Club Day is Wednesday September 18th...if you are interested in starting or continuing a club please pick up your club forms in Mary Chapman's office. All club forms are due Thursday September 14th for review.

     

    • RED HILL AT LUNCH:  If you enjoy your lunch at Red Hill remember to be a GOOD PIRATE.  Eyes are on you, and stealing is illegal. D-NICE!

     

     

     

    • D-Nice, Say Hi and learn about our Pirates:

     

      • Mimi Bennett is our DISC Coordinator in the main office. Her favorite color is purple and she loves to travel to the beach.  She graduated from Tam AND we love her! If she had to choose between a circle or square- she is all circle! This is her 5th year at Drake. Stop by and say “hi!” to Ms. Bennett!
      • Also loving on purple, Jen Olesen has been at Drake for 26+ years!  She loves to travel to Prague. Her favorite class in high school was geometry and if she had to choose between a dragon or a unicorn- she is all Unicorn!
      • Nikole Denton went to high school in Texas where she loved to play volleyball. She is fairly new to Drake and works in our Counseling-Enriched program- CEC. Her favorite animal is the Panda and loves the color red.  




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