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Peabody Basketball
Thursday, December 18- Peabody vs. Union City, 6:00
Boys:áSaturday, December 19-22- DeKalb Co. Christmas Tournament (Smithville, TN)
Girls: Saturday, December 27-30- Martin Lions Christmas Tournament (Martin, TN)
Pep Band at Basketball Games
Tuesday, December 16- vs. Greenfield
Friday, January 16- vs. Lake County
Friday, January 30- vs. Union City
Tuesday, February 3- vs. Gibson County
Student Council Fundraiser Success
The Peabody Student Council conducted three different fundraisers the week of December 8-12; Roadblocks, Casual Day, and Coffeehouse. They raised over $1,200 on behalf of the Special Olympics.
Thanks to Mrs. Bruketta and all of the hard-working members of our Student Council for donating so much of their time for worthy causes.
Sports Plus All-Star Football Game

Peabody Seniors, Rachel Rollins, Grant McEwen, and Jarred Penn participated in the Sports Plus All-Star Football Classic, held on Friday, December 12, at Liberty High School, in Jackson.
Football: 14A All-District Team

Player of the Year
Defensive POY*

Grant McEwen
Special Teams POY*

Drew Sanders
First Team

Xavier Ball
First Team

First Team

Keyvon Goodwin
First Team

Daniel Hodges
First Team

Brandon Johnson
First Team

Kendrick Malone
First Team

First Team

First Team

Jarred Penn
Second Team

Jordan Johnson
Second Team

Second Team

Matthew Pickard
Second Team

Parker Reeves
2014 State 2A Champions
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Marion County 7
Future Teachers of America- Angel Tree

The Peabody FTA sponsored the Angel Tree program and through generous donations from almost every club/organization at PHS we are helping 42 kids at the Carl Perkins Center for Child Abuse have a brighter Christmas.
Food Drive
The Food Drive sponsored by the Student Council and FTA on Friday, November 21, collected 510 cans.áThe Junior Rotary also held one on Friday, December 5, and added 420 cans.áSo, over the past two weeks, Peabody has collected 930 cans for the local food pantry.

Additionally, the FTA sponsored an Angel Tree and through generous donations from every club/organization at PHS, we are helping 42 children at the Carl Perkins Center for Child Abuse have a brighter Christmas.
Band of Gold- UTM Honor Band
The following band members have been accepted to the UTM Honor Band and will perform with them on January 22-24, 2015:

Emily Campbell

Carl Nowell

Eshan Patel

Hohner Porter

Claire Rollins

Rachel Rollins
Punt, Pass, and Kick
Peabody freshman, Hunter Hudson, competed in the NFL's Punt, Pass, and Kick (PPK) competition, held at the Tennessee Titan complex, on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
He placed first with a total distance of 373 feet. If that distance is one of the top 4 in the country then he will attend a NFL playoff game to compete in the Nationals.á
State Championship on Saturday, PPK Title on Sunday. Quite a weekend!

Pink Out T-Shirt Sale
Orders for this shirt will start Monday, December 8, 2014, and last until Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The cost per shirt is $12.00. See Mrs. Bruketta to place your order.
Yearbook- Senior Ads
The deadline for senior ads has been extended to Thursday, December 18. Pictures and money are due that day.
Please see Mrs. Hines if you have any questions.
Beta Club Convention 2014
Peabody had 60 students travel to Nashville to attend the 75th annual Beta Club Convention held at Opryland, on December 1 and 2. Students competed in many academic competitions this year ranging from art to mathematics:
  • Peabody's Quiz Bowl team placed in the TOP 8 in the state of Tennessee.
  • DayanaáBarcenas finished 2nd in the Division 1 Spanish competition.
  • Hohner Porter and Paul Jenkins did well in the Talent competition.
New Link
We have added a link for posting all honors given and received by the Senior class.
You can find it in the navigation bar on the left hand side of this page. It is entitled, "Senior Honors- Class of 2015".
The Senior Superlatives have already been added and we will continue to build it as the year progresses.
Best Buddies Program at Peabody
The first annual Best Buddies Match Party was a tremendous success!
There was a large turnout of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and news media. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year and building lasting friendships along the way!á
Thank you to everyone for your support.

Click here to buy officially licensed Peabody apparel.
Message from the Principal

Peabody HigháSchool 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.áThe $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.áClick 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 toá learn moreáabout our namesake.
More from the website:
"Although George Peabody was first and foremost an American
businessman, his philosophic ideals transcended the war. áAs such, he
was more concerned with helping people than with politics. áThis was
evident in the effort he put forth in the Peabody Education Fund."

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