FPA WHITEHAVEN ELEMENTARY


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Welcome to Millbranch

Located off of Millbranch Road in the heart of the Whitehaven community, FPA Whitehaven Elementary School serves over 540 students in grades K through 5th grade.

With a dedicated staff of teachers and leaders, Freedom Prep provides the foundation needed for students to thrive in middle and high school, on their way to college acceptance.

We offer strong reading, math, science, and social studies instruction, as well as many fun and engaging electives like physical education (PE), visual arts, and music.

TYPICAL DAY

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 7:56am: Attendance Taken

  • 8am: Morning Meeting

  • 8:30am: Story Time

  • 9am: Small Group Reading Rotations (read with the lead teacher, then read with the co-teacher, then play academic games on the iPad)

  • 10:30am: Writing Lesson

  • 11am: Lunch Time

  • 11:30am: Playground Time

  • 12pm: Special Classes (Physical Education, Music, or Art)

  • 1pm: Math Lesson

  • 1:30pm: Small Group Math Rotations (math with the lead teacher and then play math games on the iPad)

  • 2:15pm: Science and Social Studies

  • 3:05pm: Pack-up to go home!


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FREEDOM LESSONS

A hallmark of the Freedom Prep program is exposure to the arts, history, culture, and colleges in Memphis, the state of Tennessee, the mid-South, and around the United States.

Each quarter, our students will engage in a Freedom Lesson. While these may be called "field trips" at other schools, these off campus events are educationally-focused, empowering, and rooted in our students maximizing their learning opportunities.

DATES FOR 2022-23

  • Quarter One: September 9
  • Quarter Two: November 5
  • Quarter Three: February 4
  • Quarter Four: May 12¬†

GRADE LEVEL OVERVIEWS


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SCHOOL FACTS

HEAD OF SCHOOL: Shayla Morgan (smorgan@freedomprep.org - click to email)

DISTRICT: Shelby County Schools

ENROLLMENT: 540 (K - 5th)

ALIAS: ES2

TN SCHOOL NUMBER: CS_792_8155

ADDRESS: 3750 Millbranch Road Memphis, TN 38116

PHONE NUMBER: (901) 538-9500 ext. 2

EMAIL CONTACT: whitehavenes@freedomprep.org (click to email)

SCHOOL MINUTES

LOWER ELEMENTARY (K-2nd)

  • Reading Language Arts: 130 minutes
  • Mathematics: 95 minutes
  • Science & Social Studies: 35 minutes
  • Morning Meeting: 50 minutes
  • Lunch: 30 minutes
  • Recess: 30 minutes (+20 minutes of rest time in Kindergarten)
  • Exposure Classes: 60 minutes (PE, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Spanish, Library)
  • Transitions & Bathroom Breaks: 30 minutes
  • 460 total minutes from 7:30am - 3:05pm

UPPER ELEMENTARY (3rd-5th)

  • Reading Language Arts: 100 minutes
  • Mathematics: 100 minutes
  • Science: 45 minutes
  • Social studies: 45 minutes
  • Morning Meeting: 30 minutes
  • Lunch: 30 minutes
  • Recess: 25 minutes
  • Exposure Classes: 45 minutes (PE, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Spanish)
  • Transitions & Bathroom Breaks: 40 minutes
  • 460 total minutes from 7:30am - 3:05pm

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