John P. Freeman Optional School

John P. Freeman Optional School

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The SCS Optional Schools Fair is coming soon!
Stop by and learn more about John P. Freeman's award winning program and what makes our school community unique .
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: The University of Memphis - University Center
Come find the perfect fit and reimagine education for your child!
Visit scsk12.org/optional for more information.
We look forward to seeing our Panthers Friday morning, dressed warmly and seated in homeroom by 8:15 am.
TODAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].
ONE DAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].
Happy New Year to our Panther families and friends! We are looking forward to exciting things to come in 2022, and we are so thankful to have YOU to share them with! We look forward to seeing all of our Panthers on Monday, January 3rd seated in homeroom by 8:15 am ready to learn! #PantherPride #SCSIs901 ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
Important Reminder: COVID-19 testing available for SCS students and staff!

Poplar Healthcare is providing mobile COVID-19 testing (currently available for SCS students and staff) at various SCS locations through December 30. Check your email or JPF's social media pages/website to view the schedule.

We wish you and your family a safe and prosperous New Year.
And are looking forward to seeing all of our Panthers on Monday, January 3, 2022 seated in homeroom by 8;15 a.m. ready to learn.
Merry Christmas to the JPF Family! ๐ŸŽ„We hope that your day was filled with love and joy!โœจ As we close out Christmas 2021, please enjoy a portion of the Fine Arts Department's Winter Wonderland Holiday Concert featuring our elementary and middle school choirs. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ„ #PantherPride
Join us for John P. Freeman Optional School's E-Day December 16th at 6:00 pm. Hosted by the West TN STEM Hub, this event will give our young Panthers minds the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #PantherPride #SCSis901
Get into the holiday spirit during the Fine Arts Department's annual Holiday Concert & Art Show on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium.
Santa Claus is a jolly symbol of the joy and magic of the Christmas season, and he is coming to JPF on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the PTO's "Cookies and Cocoa with Santa" at 5:30pm! Families can take photos with Santa for a small fee. Space is limited, so reserve your child's spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084EAFA92DA3F49-cookies
JPFโ€™s Pride of Whitehaven Marching band is bringing a little holiday cheer to the 901 at the city of Memphisโ€™ annual Christmas Parade
The Battle of the Bands continues in Crenshaw, MS

Welcome to the Official page for the award - winning John P. Freeman Optional School. The award-winning John P. Freeman Optional School offers challenging academic in a unique learning environment for students in Kindergarten - Eighth grades.

The school has received national, state, and local recognition for its outstanding performance, including receiving Tennessee's State Distinguished Title I Award for Exceptional Student Performance for 2011-12. Freeman Optional School was also a 2008 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Blue Ribbon Award. John P. Freeman is the only Shelby County Schools Opti

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01/07/2022

The SCS Optional Schools Fair is coming soon!
Stop by and learn more about John P. Freeman's award winning program and what makes our school community unique .
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: The University of Memphis - University Center
Come find the perfect fit and reimagine education for your child!
Visit scsk12.org/optional for more information.

The SCS Optional Schools Fair is coming soon!
Stop by and learn more about John P. Freeman's award winning program and what makes our school community unique .
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: The University of Memphis - University Center
Come find the perfect fit and reimagine education for your child!
Visit scsk12.org/optional for more information.

01/07/2022

We look forward to seeing our Panthers Friday morning, dressed warmly and seated in homeroom by 8:15 am.

We look forward to seeing our Panthers Friday morning, dressed warmly and seated in homeroom by 8:15 am.

01/03/2022

TODAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].

TODAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].

01/02/2022

ONE DAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].

ONE DAY ONLY! JPF has limited spaces available for current SCS students in grades 3-8. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child at JPF for the second semester should apply in-person in the JPF's Main Office on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please take your child's current report card and test scores. If you have any questions about the transfer process inbox us, contact email Yvonne Morton, JPF's Optional School Coordinator at [email protected].

01/01/2022

Happy New Year to our Panther families and friends! We are looking forward to exciting things to come in 2022, and we are so thankful to have YOU to share them with! We look forward to seeing all of our Panthers on Monday, January 3rd seated in homeroom by 8:15 am ready to learn! #PantherPride #SCSIs901 ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

12/30/2021

Important Reminder: COVID-19 testing available for SCS students and staff!

Poplar Healthcare is providing mobile COVID-19 testing (currently available for SCS students and staff) at various SCS locations through December 30. Check your email or JPF's social media pages/website to view the schedule.

We wish you and your family a safe and prosperous New Year.
And are looking forward to seeing all of our Panthers on Monday, January 3, 2022 seated in homeroom by 8;15 a.m. ready to learn.

Important Reminder: COVID-19 testing available for SCS students and staff!

Poplar Healthcare is providing mobile COVID-19 testing (currently available for SCS students and staff) at various SCS locations through December 30. Check your email or JPF's social media pages/website to view the schedule.

We wish you and your family a safe and prosperous New Year.
And are looking forward to seeing all of our Panthers on Monday, January 3, 2022 seated in homeroom by 8;15 a.m. ready to learn.

12/26/2021

Merry Christmas to the JPF Family! ๐ŸŽ„We hope that your day was filled with love and joy!โœจ As we close out Christmas 2021, please enjoy a portion of the Fine Arts Department's Winter Wonderland Holiday Concert featuring our elementary and middle school choirs. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ„ #PantherPride

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post 12/17/2021

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post

12/16/2021

Join us for John P. Freeman Optional School's E-Day December 16th at 6:00 pm. Hosted by the West TN STEM Hub, this event will give our young Panthers minds the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #PantherPride #SCSis901

Join us for John P. Freeman Optional School's E-Day December 16th at 6:00 pm. Hosted by the West TN STEM Hub, this event will give our young Panthers minds the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #PantherPride #SCSis901

12/13/2021

Get into the holiday spirit during the Fine Arts Department's annual Holiday Concert & Art Show on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium.

Get into the holiday spirit during the Fine Arts Department's annual Holiday Concert & Art Show on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium.

12/13/2021

Santa Claus is a jolly symbol of the joy and magic of the Christmas season, and he is coming to JPF on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the PTO's "Cookies and Cocoa with Santa" at 5:30pm! Families can take photos with Santa for a small fee. Space is limited, so reserve your child's spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084EAFA92DA3F49-cookies

Santa Claus is a jolly symbol of the joy and magic of the Christmas season, and he is coming to JPF on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the PTO's "Cookies and Cocoa with Santa" at 5:30pm! Families can take photos with Santa for a small fee. Space is limited, so reserve your child's spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084EAFA92DA3F49-cookies

12/11/2021

JPFโ€™s Pride of Whitehaven Marching band is bringing a little holiday cheer to the 901 at the city of Memphisโ€™ annual Christmas Parade

12/03/2021

The Battle of the Bands continues in Crenshaw, MS

12/03/2021

The battle of the bands has started!

12/03/2021

Join us as JPFโ€™s The Pride of Whitehaven band helps to kick off the holiday season in Crenshaw, Mississippi!

11/29/2021

8th Grade parents and students mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 30th and join us at 6 PM in the gymnasium for High School preview night. Learn about plans for 8th Grade Class Week 2022, meet representatives from Optional High Schools, upcoming PSAT exam, the Memphis Ambassadors program, procedures for obtaining letters of recommendation, Naviance, and the schedule of events.

8th Grade parents and students mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 30th and join us at 6 PM in the gymnasium for High School preview night. Learn about plans for 8th Grade Class Week 2022, meet representatives from Optional High Schools, upcoming PSAT exam, the Memphis Ambassadors program, procedures for obtaining letters of recommendation, Naviance, and the schedule of events.

11/14/2021

Join us Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM in the school cafeteria for JPF's Family Data Night! This night is designed to help our JPF families understand upcoming TN Ready and district formative assessments. Parents will also learn about how to support student learning at home.

Join us Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM in the school cafeteria for JPF's Family Data Night! This night is designed to help our JPF families understand upcoming TN Ready and district formative assessments. Parents will also learn about how to support student learning at home.

11/01/2021

Congratulations to the NINE JPF Vocal Music Choir members who were selected for the West Tennessee Middle School Honors Chorus! We are extremely proud of our Panthers for accepting the challenge and look forward to their live performance on November 29th at 2 PM at the Renasant Convention Center. #SCSis901#PantherPride. .

10/28/2021

Panther Nation put on your JPF gear and join us at the Renasant Convention (255 N Main Street| Memphis, TN), Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12noon to support the Cheerleading Squad as they compete in UCA's Mid-South Regional Cheer Competition. Event tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3GrWmrZ.

Panther Nation put on your JPF gear and join us at the Renasant Convention (255 N Main Street| Memphis, TN), Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12noon to support the Cheerleading Squad as they compete in UCA's Mid-South Regional Cheer Competition. Event tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3GrWmrZ.

10/27/2021

The U.S. News & World Report published its first rankings of public elementary & middle schools and John P. Freeman Optional School was ranked among the top schools in the state of Tennessee. JPF ranked #41 among Elementary Schools and #47 among Middle Schools! This ranking is yet another quality indicator of the level of education offered at JPF. From our kindergarten program to our Middle School honors courses, our students are excelling in their learning and raising the standard of quality education in Tennessee and the United States. Read more at https://bit.ly/3GmwVs9 #SCSIs901 #PantherPride

10/25/2021

Red Ribbon Week begins MONDAY and runs through Oct 29th! All faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this annual tradition that raises awareness on the dangers of smoking, substance abuse, and excessive drinking! #PANTHERPRIDE SCSIs901

Red Ribbon Week begins MONDAY and runs through Oct 29th! All faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this annual tradition that raises awareness on the dangers of smoking, substance abuse, and excessive drinking! #PANTHERPRIDE SCSIs901

10/05/2021

It's Book Fair week at JPF! There are books for all ages, to keep kids reading. So Panthers make your Book Fair wishlists! Purchases can be made in person in the Elementary Library or online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/johnpfreemanschool. Only Cash & Credit Credit payments accepted.
All profits will go towards reactivating Scholastic e-book subscriptions in our JPF Virtual library. #PantherPride

It's Book Fair week at JPF! There are books for all ages, to keep kids reading. So Panthers make your Book Fair wishlists! Purchases can be made in person in the Elementary Library or online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/johnpfreemanschool. Only Cash & Credit Credit payments accepted.
All profits will go towards reactivating Scholastic e-book subscriptions in our JPF Virtual library. #PantherPride

09/30/2021
Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post 09/29/2021

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post 09/29/2021

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post

09/28/2021

Itโ€™s Homecoming 2021 @The Return of the Panthers!! Watch our live half time show featuring The Pride of Whitehaven and the Football homecoming court!

09/28/2021

Itโ€™s Homecoming 2021 @The Return of the Panthers!! Watch us live as our Vocal Choir performs the National Anthem!

09/28/2021

Itโ€™s Homecoming 2021 @The Return of the Panthers!! Watch us live as our cheerleading squad performs!

09/27/2021

Homecoming week is finally here! Be sure to check out all of the events we have planned.

Homecoming week is finally here! Be sure to check out all of the events we have planned.

Photos from John P. Freeman Optional School's post 09/25/2021

๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ IT'S TIME FOR BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!! Starting next week, Lady Panthers & Elementary Boys Basketball tryouts will be held September 27. Panthers Basketball tryouts will be held on September 29. ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ€ #JPFAthletics #PantherPride

09/19/2021

Panthers, it's time for Virtual Club Preview Week! Students and Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the clubs offered and submit applications. Visit https://schools.scsk12.org/Page/127 and click on 2021-22 School Club/Organization Information. Then visit https://bit.ly/3AkjzsR to select your club you would like to be a part of by Friday, September 24, 2021.

Panthers, it's time for Virtual Club Preview Week! Students and Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the clubs offered and submit applications. Visit https://schools.scsk12.org/Page/127 and click on 2021-22 School Club/Organization Information. Then visit https://bit.ly/3AkjzsR to select your club you would like to be a part of by Friday, September 24, 2021.

09/19/2021

THE JPF PTO IS BACK!!! Join us Tuesday, September 21st at 6pm on Microsoft Teams (https://bit.ly/3As5J7L) for the first PTO meeting of the year! We hope to see many new faces join us to make this year amazing!! #PantherPride

THE JPF PTO IS BACK!!! Join us Tuesday, September 21st at 6pm on Microsoft Teams (https://bit.ly/3As5J7L) for the first PTO meeting of the year! We hope to see many new faces join us to make this year amazing!! #PantherPride

09/15/2021

STUDENTS, PARENTS, & ALUMNI! The BEST Middle School Homecoming in the land is coming back this fall! Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2021- THE RETURN OF THE PANTHERS, September 27-October 1, 2021! #JPFHomecoming #PantherFamilyReunion

STUDENTS, PARENTS, & ALUMNI! The BEST Middle School Homecoming in the land is coming back this fall! Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2021- THE RETURN OF THE PANTHERS, September 27-October 1, 2021! #JPFHomecoming #PantherFamilyReunion

09/15/2021

VIRTUAL BACK 2 SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 2021!!!!! Donโ€™t miss JPF'S Back to School Parent Meeting and Title 1 Open House, Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30 pm! Learn about our expectations, curriculum, club offerings, athletics, and much much more!

Join us for our general session at https://bit.ly/2XoMyxt. Grade level breakout sessions will begin once the general sessions have concluded. The links to those sessions can be found on JPF's website at: https://bit.ly/JPFPANTHERS

VIRTUAL BACK 2 SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 2021!!!!! Donโ€™t miss JPF'S Back to School Parent Meeting and Title 1 Open House, Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30 pm! Learn about our expectations, curriculum, club offerings, athletics, and much much more!

Join us for our general session at https://bit.ly/2XoMyxt. Grade level breakout sessions will begin once the general sessions have concluded. The links to those sessions can be found on JPF's website at: https://bit.ly/JPFPANTHERS

09/13/2021

Happy Monday Panther Family! Our character focus for this week is Pride, a feeling of pleasure about something or someone you are closely connected with. Our thought for this week is: โ€œShow class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.โ€ Bear Bryant

Happy Monday Panther Family! Our character focus for this week is Pride, a feeling of pleasure about something or someone you are closely connected with. Our thought for this week is: โ€œShow class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.โ€ Bear Bryant

Leaders. Scholars. Innovators.

The award-winning John P. Freeman Optional School offers challenging academics in a unique learning environment for students in Kindergarten - Eighth grades. The school has received national, state, and local recognition for its outstanding performance, including receiving Tennessee's State Distinguished Title I Award for Exceptional Student Performance for 2011-12. John P. Freeman Optional School, a 2008 and 2016 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Blue Ribbon Award is the only all Optional School for grades one through eight in Shelby County Schools. Students benefit from continuity and seamless transition between grade levels that a first-through-eighth-grade school provides.

With a focus on Enriched Academics and College Preparatory programs, John P. Freeman provides students with the rigor they need to prepare for high school and post-secondary studies. At John P. Freeman, the coursework is accelerated, expectations are high, and the curriculum is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, practice self-discipline, and maintain a positive attitude toward school and learning. To meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles, the faculty offers frequent opportunities for individual and group projects, research, seminars, and field trips. Homework assignments are designed to help reinforce, broaden, and expand the curriculum.

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