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Peabody News
Go Time!
Day 1 of 2014-15
Friday, August 1
8:00-11:30

Upper classmen pick up schedules between 8:00-11:30.
Freshmen Orientation in the theatre from 8:-9:30.
Peabody Football
Scrimmage
Peabody vs. West Carroll
Saturday, August 2
9:30 AM
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Peabody Scholars for 2014
1. Students ACT score X 27.777 for a possible 1,000 points.
2. Students GPA X 250 for a possible 1,000 points.
3. Any total equalling or exceeding 1,694 points earns Scholar status.


Teagan Bartholomew
Tyler Girard

Brooke Gonzalez

Caleb Greene

Dane Piazza

Robert Rayburn

David Rodamaker

Rachael Schulze

Elana Smith

JT Vernon

Message from the Principal
Quote of the week:


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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