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Seniors: Deadline for filing for FAFSA is Tuesday, January 17. This is very important to your future!
Upcoming Events
- Stu. Co. Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- Stu. Co. Harlan Morris
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Peabody News
Peabody High School Daily Announcements
WPHS News: Week of January 16-20
Click on the image for the latest news from Peabody.

Peabody Basketball
Saturday, January 21: Peabody AT Dyersburg, 6:00
Tuesday, January 24: Peabody AT Union City, 6:00
Friday, January 27: Peabody vs. Bradford, 6:00, Home
Gibson Electric Short Story Contest
The 6 finalists in this contest are pictured here. The winner will have the opportunity to win a trip to Washington, DC, this summer. Congratulations and good luck to:

Morgan Campbell

Chloe Cates

Jason Comer

Dixie Reed

Katelynn Starr

Anna Tubbs
Miss Tennessee
2016 Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess, spoke to the Peabody student body, Thursday, January 12.

She spoke about goal setting,  perseverance, and leaving a legacy. She also enlisted some student help in singing Rocky Top.
FCCLA: Star Events at Union
Peabody students Scarlett Bell, Chloe Thompson, and Hannah Wilkinson received a Bronze Medal, Wednesday, January 11, at the FCCLA Star Events competition, held at Union University.
Band of Gold: All-West for 16-17
11-12th Grade Band

Carl Nowell
1st Chair Trumpet- Blue Band

Claire Rollins
8th Chair Trumpet- Blue Band
  • Carl has made All-West every year since 7th grade and has been selected All-State for the past 3 years.
  • Blue Band is the top band and Red Band is the 2nd Band.
9-10 Grade Band

Sarah Carlton
2nd Chair Bass Clarinet
Red Band
The Voice
Peabody Senior, Justin Penn, successfully auditioned for The Voice. The auditions were held in Nashville, on Saturday, January 14.
Peabody Yearbook
Purchase your Peabody Yearbook online by clicking on the icon.
Volleyball Banquet: 2016
Seated: Alexis Cobb - Step Up Award
Raven Hall - Lady Tide Pride Award
Caliah Anderson - Most Improved Award
Standing: Darby Brown - For the Love of the Game Award
Cassidy Cloyd - Most Hits Award; All District Team Award
Not pictured: Maya Anderson - Most Assists Award, All District Team Award
ACT Prep Opportunities at UTM
One Day ACT Prep Class – Prepare Now for the National Exam!

May 20, 2017, 8:00 am – Noon
UT Martin, Martin, TN
$45 per student
Instructor:  Ron Ramage, High School Instructor and UT Martin Adjunct

January 28, 2017, 8:00 am – Noon
March 25
May 20
UT Martin Jackson Center, 3031 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305
$45 per student
Instructor:  Alex Beene, Author and Educator, Lead Instructor for Tennessee Adult Education

February 4, 2017, 8:00 am - Noon
UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, TN 38375
$45 per student
Instructor:  Alex Beene, Author and Educator, Lead Instructor for Tennessee Adult Education
January 28, 2017, 8:00 am – Noon;
April 1, 2017, 8:00 am – Noon and
June 3, 2017, 8:00 am - Noon
$45 per student, plus optional book
Instructor: Rosemary Livingston, ACT  Prep/RTI˛ Facilitator – Decatur Co Riverside High School 
March 18, 2017, 8:00 am – Noon
Fayette County Career Center, Somerville, TN
$45 per student
Instructor:  Alex Beene, Author and Educator, Lead Instructor for Tennessee Adult Education
ACT Prep Class (4 weeks) – for students who are wanting more review:
Saturdays, March 4 – 258:00 am – Noon
UT Martin, Martin, TN
$95 plus book
Instructor:  Ron Ramage, High School Instructor and UT Martin Adjunct
Register online: 
Select: Non-Degree Programs
Select: General Classes
Questions – Call Outreach at 731-881-7082.
Thank You, Boosters!
Message from the Principal

The Trenton Special School District is attempting to meet or surpass some excellent work done by our faculty and students over the last two years:

Spring, 2014 and 2015 Peabody: EOC Results
P/A = % of students who were Proficient and Advanced
Growth = TVAAS, or Tennessee Value Added Assessment System--- (Basically, a positive number means we took a student at the beginning of the year and gained more than a years worth of knowledge with them in that subject. The larger the number, the more we "grew" them).

  • Algebra 1:
    • 2014- #11 of 368 schools in TN in P/A; Top 3%. Growth; 43.7
    • 2015-  #8 of 376 schools in TN in P/A; Top 2%. Growth; 36.3
  • Algebra 2:
    • 2014- #7 of 136 districts in TN in growth (19.6, for a 25% increase); Top 5%
    • 2015- #20 of 359 schools in TN in proficiency; Top 6%. Growth; 39.4
  • English 1:
    • 2014- #4 of 136 districts in TN in growth (4.5, for a 15.6% increase); Top 3%.
    • 2015- #43 of 367 schools in TN in P/A; Top 12%. Growth; 3.5
  • English 2:
    • 2015- #41 of 370 schools in TN in P/A; Top 11%. Growth; 6.9
  • English 3:
    • 2014- #4 of 136 districts in TN in growth (2.5, for a 12.9% increase); Top 3%.
    • 2015- #91 of 371 schools in TN in P/A; Top 25%. Growth; 4.2
  • Biology:
    • 2015- #80 of 373 schools in TN in P/A; Top 22%. Growth; 16.6
  • Chemistry:
    • 2015- #58 of 366 schools in TN in P/A; Top 16%.

Source: 2014- Tracy Allen, Educational Consultant
Source: 2015- Tennessee Department of Education

Peabody High School was founded in 1877 with money donated by George Peabody.
Mr. Peabody was an international merchant and financier. At the conclusion of the Civil War, he donated $3.4 million to establish the 'Peabody Education Fund' in order to rebuild schools in the south. The $3.4 million would be the equivalent of $75 million today.

From the George Peabody Museum website:
The Southern states suffered greatly both during and after the American Civil War. Moved by their situation, George Peabody wanted to help. He believed that education would help the Southern people rebuild and so donated funds to "promote and encourage the intellectual, moral and industrial education of the destitute children of the Southern States." The Fund also attempted to establish a permanent education system run by qualified teachers.

In recognition of this act of philanthropy, Congress unanimously approved a resolution of gratitude and presented Peabody with a gold medal. Also, President Andrew Johnson personally visited Peabody and thanked him for his efforts.
He was a remarkable man who gave millions to those in need yet never actually bought any property for himself. Click on his picture to learn more.
Peabody High School is proud to carry the name of such a fine person and we will throughout the school year post more information about his life. In the meantime please visit the website listed above to  learn more about our namesake.
More from the website:
"Although George Peabody was first and foremost an American
businessman, his philosophic ideals transcended the war.  As such, he
was more concerned with helping people than with politics.  This was
evident in the effort he put forth in the Peabody Education Fund."

                                                                -Mayor Michael Bonfanti
                                                                Peabody, MA
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