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The fact that I received a call from my 12 yr old son today from the Walgreens in frayser saying that the bus just dropped him makes me furious! Especially when someone was there at 2:10 to pick him up. What really gets me is a message to parents being sent out at 2:09 for delaying of buses when his regular set time is 2:25 pick up! Communication is poor this year because this makes the 3rd time I have had to leave work to go up to the school to get my son not to mention him being taken to Cordova on his 1st day! I would like answers on why this information isn’t delivered in a proper time manner. Or the bigger question is would it be ok for your 12 yr old son to be dropped off in a neighborhood he knows nothing about by hisself?? I doubt it, we came to this school hoping we would get a better education or experience. I arrive at the school after calling 3/5 times and I see staff sitting and relaxing on the steps outside not even concerned if any parents would call after a 15 min notification of late bus drop off! A staff member admits SHE knew about the 3:00 dismissal but forgot to sent out messages to parents as if my son’s life is important. We need proper leaders Grizzlies Prep!
Marshall Redd ready to take it all on. Are you ready world? 🎓👨🏾‍🎓#GPAScholar
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I am so grateful for you all. 🙏🏽😔 I see so many school systems having horrible problems. I am so proud of him. Thank you!!
Could we get support of our scholar's parents allowing their son to wear a Black Panther shirt this Friday? Marshall Redd will.
Gently worn, if interested inbox me
She is still saying he is missing
Hi Grizzlies Prep this is kevin flewellen el a student from the year 2017 it seems like the school has changed a little but it still looks cool .
What color shirts do 7th grades wear
Will Grizzlies Prep be closed on Monday
Showing our Grizzlies pride!

A tuition-free public charter school dedicated to the success of young men in grades 6-8 in Memphis.

Operating as usual

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 10/06/2021

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. - Mentor National

Ware Wednesday’s are one of several ways GP strives to build meaningful relationships with our young men.

#MentoringMatters #GPScholars #BoysBecomingMen

10/05/2021

The light in your eyes when you & your GP brothers have read:

📚an average of 4.8 books per student
🏫1,159 books read school-wide
📖a total of 14,550,449 words read

…just in Quarter 1!

Did you know that Grizzlies Prep is a literacy-based school? Under literacy-based instruction students are exposed to literature in all core content subjects: English Language Arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies. Students learn how to analyze texts to help them develop literacy skills through real-life literary experiences.

#Excellence #Commitment #Literacy #GPScholars

Off to a great start, GP!

The light in your eyes when you & your GP brothers have read:

📚an average of 4.8 books per student
🏫1,159 books read school-wide
📖a total of 14,550,449 words read

…just in Quarter 1!

Did you know that Grizzlies Prep is a literacy-based school? Under literacy-based instruction students are exposed to literature in all core content subjects: English Language Arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies. Students learn how to analyze texts to help them develop literacy skills through real-life literary experiences.

#Excellence #Commitment #Literacy #GPScholars

Off to a great start, GP!

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 09/29/2021

Grizzlies Prep sends a huge shout out to our SCS School Board rep, Michelle McKissack, for being named the new Board Chair. We look forward to continued support from her. We are thankful for her leadership! #District1 #GP #BetterTogether

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 09/24/2021

Scavenger hunts hit different when #DowntownMemphis is your playground! #BoysBecomingMen

09/02/2021

Ware Wednesday’s are an opportunity for students across all grade levels to connect with GP’s Executive Director, Tim Ware. Grizzlies Prep is intentional about creating spaces for genuine connections between scholars and mentors. #BoysBecomingMen

Ware Wednesday’s are an opportunity for students across all grade levels to connect with GP’s Executive Director, Tim Ware. Grizzlies Prep is intentional about creating spaces for genuine connections between scholars and mentors. #BoysBecomingMen

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 08/27/2021

Meet Parker, one of our amazing 6th graders here at Grizzlies Prep! He will be one of three students that we focus on this year to highlight the experience at GP as we support our #BoysBecomingMen.

1. What are you looking forward to this year?
"Getting straight As. I'm best at math and feel very confident about that. I need to work harder in ELA to get an A. I'm excited to be back at school becuase I get to see my friends and I'm not stuck at home all day. My elective class is yoga and I am really looking forward to doing that this year. It makes me feel relaxed. My teacher Ms. Gluntz has a peaceful vibe."

2. What do you like least about school?
"We can't sit with the people we want to sit with at lunch . I know its COVID so we have to sit spread out, but I want to be at the same table with my friends. I also don't like the uniform -- I wish we could wear joggers and t-shirts."

3. What do you want do when you are older?
"When I'm older, I want to be an astronomer. I've always been fascinated by space, but I'm afraid of heights so I don't want to be an astronaut. I want to study stars and planets."

4. What is your favorite subject and why?
"My favorite subject is math becuase its not confusing to me. Math is imoportant so you can count money and calculate your taxes. It will also be useful for sports becuase you have to understand angles when shooting the ball. I have two great math teachers that make learning math fun and easy, Ms. Muñoz and Ms. Berlin."

#boysbecomingmen
#gpstrong
@grizzcommunity
@teach901
@choose901

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 08/26/2021

Meet Langston, one of our excellent 7th graders here at Grizzlies Prep! He will be one of three students that we focus on this year to highlight the experience at GP as we support our #BoysBecomingMen.

1. What are you looking forward to this year?
"I'm looking forward to having fun this year, making new friends, finishing with good grades, and reading a lot of books. I'm finishing up the first book in the series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, called "A Bad Beginning." It's a good story. I don't like the villian, but I like how they portray him.

2. What do you like least about school?
All the work we have to do. I also don't like when other students are disruptive and get the entire class in trouble.

3. What are you passionate about?
Playing Legos. It's fun to build. I watch YouTube videos of people building structures out of Legos. One problem with Legos is that some of the kits don't come with knees so they aren't as realistic. They did recently release a set with knees so it looks like a lot cooler. Some of the coolest models I've built are a dragon, a house, and a space ship.

#gpstrong
#boysbecomingmen
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Teach901

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 08/25/2021

Meet Dylan, one of our awesome 8th graders here at Grizzlies Prep! He will be one of three students that we focus on this year to highlight the experience at GP as we support our #BoysBecomingMen.

1. What are you looking forward to this year?
"I'm looking forward to getting good grades, meeting new teachers, making new friends, and having a great year. Yesterday was my first day visiting the library. I checked "LA 1992 Riots," and I finished it last night. The officers were not found guilty until the federal trial and even then only two were found guilty. They claimed they were acting in self defense. It made me feel bad at the beginning with King beaten by cops on camera and even at the end, I still felt mad because fifty people died in the riots. I want to learn more about it."

2. What do you like least about school?
"The food. I don't eat pork or seafood and there was pepperoni pizza one day -- thankfully I brought my own lunch. I also don't like that we can't wear earrings. I wish we had time to go outside and play around."

3. What are you passionate about?
"I am passionate about joining law enforcement. I watched batman when I was a kid and said to myself, "I can't be batman, but I can be a police officer and help people from my community by solving crimes and being a positive face for law enforcement." For my 11th birthday, I went on a trip to New York and the police department let me be a commissioner for a day. I talked with officers from all different departments and learned about the different roles they play. I want to join the FBI after graduating college and serving in the Navy. I heard it takes a long time to get accepted into the FBI so I plan on joining the TN Highway Patrol while I wait. I love watching crime shows including Cops TV, Live PD, Chicago PD, and Criminal Minds."

#BoysBecomingMen
#gpstrong
@choose901
@teach901
@grizzcommunity

08/02/2021

Back at it like we never left! Day one of school year 2021-2022 is off to a great start thanks to our incredible scholars, families & GP staff! Let’s go!!! #GPon3!

Back at it like we never left! Day one of school year 2021-2022 is off to a great start thanks to our incredible scholars, families & GP staff! Let’s go!!! #GPon3!

06/16/2021

Grizzlies Prep 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Welcome to Grizzlies Prep annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony honoring the class of 2020-2021!
#WeAreGP #MemphisMemphisMemphis #MemphisGrizzlies #MemphisGrizzliesScholars #MemphisGrizzliesFoundation #ThankYouFamilies

06/08/2021

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Mr. Buford, this year's AR Reading Champion! This young man has clocked in over 1 million words as a 5th grader. We are so proud of his work. Go ahead and give him a shout-out. #WeAreGP #reading #memphismemphismemphis

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Mr. Buford, this year's AR Reading Champion! This young man has clocked in over 1 million words as a 5th grader. We are so proud of his work. Go ahead and give him a shout-out. #WeAreGP #reading #memphismemphismemphis

05/25/2021

It's a big time for Memphis Grizzlies and a big time for Grizzlies Prep. The Grizzlies welcome our new Executive Director Timothy Ware to the team! He's bringing his heart and experience to the job. Can you feel the momentum? #WeAreGP #MemphisMemphisMemphis

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 05/21/2021

Perks to being a Downtown Memphis school >>>

Shoutout to @memriverparks! #WeAreGP #TheCityIsOurPlayground #MemphisMemphisMemphis #TheMostBeautifulLand

05/20/2021

GP Parents: We hope you’ve got your calendars marked for next Tuesday, May 25th! Mr. Ware is fired up about what’s to come for Grizzlies Prep and can’t wait to share our path forward. Check your email & text messages this week for the link to join this mandatory school meeting. #WeAreGP

GP Parents: We hope you’ve got your calendars marked for next Tuesday, May 25th! Mr. Ware is fired up about what’s to come for Grizzlies Prep and can’t wait to share our path forward. Check your email & text messages this week for the link to join this mandatory school meeting. #WeAreGP

[05/20/21]   Grizzlies Prep Board Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:00-6:30pm, GP Cafe.

05/14/2021

Although last week was Teacher Appreciation Week we’re still celebrating the hard work of our GP teachers. Our Grizzlies community shared a few thoughtful words to express their appreciation as well 💙💛 #GPTeachers #WeAreGP

05/04/2021

Grizzlies Prep young men know “when you look good, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good”. Our scholars are showing up to rock TCAP testing in true GP (or GQ) fashion! #WeAreGP #Debonair #SoFreshAndSoClean #GPGentlemen

Grizzlies Prep young men know “when you look good, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good”. Our scholars are showing up to rock TCAP testing in true GP (or GQ) fashion! #WeAreGP #Debonair #SoFreshAndSoClean #GPGentlemen

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 03/17/2021

Highlights from yesterday’s mentoring event featuring Grizzlies Prep’s Debate team. Thank you to our dynamic school leader Mr. Tim Ware, GP’s Debate team coach Mr. Austin Young, Elliot Perry, Phil Morant & City Leadership for the coordination of efforts! Our #GreatDebaters have been sweeping the city this year and we couldn’t be more proud! #WeAreGP #MentoringMatters #MemphisMentoring

03/12/2021

One year after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic we’re back teaching students in-person! #GPStrong #WeAreGP

One year after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic we’re back teaching students in-person! #GPStrong #WeAreGP

03/08/2021

We honor all of our GP #BoyMoms💙 on this #internationalwomensday!

Post a picture with your son, include the hashtag #GPBoyMom and tag us to be featured on our social media pages during this month! #GPMamas #WomensMonth

We honor all of our GP #BoyMoms💙 on this #internationalwomensday!

Post a picture with your son, include the hashtag #GPBoyMom and tag us to be featured on our social media pages during this month! #GPMamas #WomensMonth

Come to Our Book Fair! 03/08/2021

Come to Our Book Fair!

Support our school and have a book shipped directly to your home! This week, consider sitting down with your scholar to browse our online book fair. Ask your them: "What are you reading?"

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/grizzliesprep

Come to Our Book Fair! Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

03/06/2021

Congratulations Mr. Walsh for this special recognition! Grizzlies Prep is honored to have such a dynamic force on our team! #WeAreGP

SCIAA Beyond Sports Coach's Spotlight: Eddie Walsh, Swimming Coach for Crosstown High School and Memphis Grizzlies Prep. Crosstown High Grizzlies Prep Shelby County Schools - SCS

03/05/2021

Let's see what you've got GP! #WeAreGP

Shelby County Schools - SCS, Memphis Charters and Achievement School District are back in the classroom, and we are celebrating with a giveaway! Post your back to school photo BELOW & make sure you are following us for a chance to win a $50 Office Depot OR a $50 Visa gift card. Winners will be announced Friday, March 12th. #ReturnStronger

Come to Our Book Fair! 03/04/2021

Come to Our Book Fair!

All scholars have a chance to visit the Online Scholastic Book Fair this week and next. You can visit the website with them tonight or anytime until March 14th! All books will ship directly to you. Walk through our virtual selection of titles here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/grizzliesprep

Come to Our Book Fair! Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

03/02/2021
Come to Our Book Fair! 03/01/2021

Come to Our Book Fair!

Our Book Fair is open! 📚 Empower your kids by letting them browse and choose books in the fun, interactive Virtual Book Fair ---> https://www.scholastic.com/bf/grizzliesprep

To learn more before shopping, watch this video about our interactive fair experience: https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6206818915001

Come to Our Book Fair! Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

02/27/2021

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

“Rebound” by Kwame Alexander

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

“Rebound” by Kwame Alexander

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 02/27/2021

WHO WE HONOR.

Grizzlies Prep is proud to honor our hometown heroes during the final week of #BlackHistoryMonth. We pay homage to those who’ve come before us and are proud to carry the torch.

#WeAreGP #MemphisBlackHistory #WhoWeHonor #WeAre901 #LtEssicaCage-Rosario

02/25/2021

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together.

Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together.

Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

Photos from Grizzlies Prep's post 02/25/2021

WHO WE HONOR.

Grizzlies Prep is proud to honor our hometown heroes during the final week of #BlackHistoryMonth. We pay homage to those who’ve come before us and are proud to carry the torch.

#WeAreGP #MemphisBlackHistory #WhoWeHonor #WeAre901 #TamiSawyer

02/24/2021

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

“What Lane?” by Torrey Maldonado

Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn't think it's his lane, but he goes. Here's the thing, though: Can he do everything his friends can? Lately, he's not so sure. As a mixed kid, he feels like he's living in two worlds with different rules--and he's been noticing that strangers treat him differently than his white friends.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

Literacy at Grizzlies Prep! #BlackHIStory

“What Lane?” by Torrey Maldonado

Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn't think it's his lane, but he goes. Here's the thing, though: Can he do everything his friends can? Lately, he's not so sure. As a mixed kid, he feels like he's living in two worlds with different rules--and he's been noticing that strangers treat him differently than his white friends.

#WeAreGP #LiteracyBasedInstruction #BlackHistoryMonth #OurStories

CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE

At Grizzlies Prep, we know that families want to feel confident in the future of their sons. That’s why we designed a structured and caring middle school to address the needs of young men. Many students become disengaged in middle school leading to poor academic growth, misbehavior, and concerned parents. We believe that no student should be limited by a poor learning environment. Grizzlies Prep provides an excellent academic foundation, social-emotional development, and incredible opportunities so families can feel confident in the future.

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Grizzlies Prep 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
6th Grade Raffle (5.15.2020)
5th Grade Raffle (5.15.2020)
6th Grade Raffle (5.8.2020)
5th Grade Raffle (5.8.2020)
6th Grade Raffle!! (5.1.2020)
5th Grade Raffle (5.1.2020)
Ms. Thomas encourages 8th graders to show #grit and #responsibility as they close out the school year. Make sure you are...
Mr. Schafbuch shares encouragement for those of you getting a little stir crazy in the house.#grizzliesprep #gpremotelea...
Ms. Nelson challenges you to have the #courage to picture a better future. #grizzliesprep#gpremotelearning

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