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Peabody News
Class of 2016
    
Check out the "Senior Honors- Class of 2016" link located in the navigation bars on the left-hand side of this page. Great group of Seniors!
Summer School
Friday, May 27 through Thursday, June 9
8:00-2:00
Peabody High School

This time offers students the opportunity to recover credit from the 15-16 school year.
Summer Enrichment Camp
May 31 until June 9
8:00-3:00
Archery, Cooking, Art, Video Editing, Field Trips, etc.

See Mrs. Bibb, Mrs. Minton, or Mrs. Branum for an application.
FTA Officers for 16-17
The Peabody Chapter of Future Teachers of America (FTA) elected the following students to officer positions for the 16-17 school year:

Haeleah Lester
President

Brooke Webb
VP

Heather Heatherly
Recording Secretary

Laurel White
Corresponding Sec.

Angela Abbitt
​Sgt-at-Arms

Cassidy Cloyd
​Sgt-at-Arms

Ally Ingram
Social Chair

Desaree Williamson
Social Chair
Softball All-Star Game
2016 Billy Schrivner West TN. All-Star Classic
Jackson Sportsplex
Wednesday, June 1, 5:00 PM

Kayla
Congratulations to Peabody's Kayla Bowie on her invitation to play in this softball classic.

 
Softball: Post-Season Honors
At the recent Softball Meal and Program:
Kayla Bowie was named:
1. Best All-Around Athlete
2. Tide Pride Award (Captain)
3. All-District Team (14A)
Madison Hampton won the:
1. Senior Appreciation Award

 

Kayla

Madison
Jazz Band @ Honors Program
Football- Mitchell Lewis Signing
Mitchell Lewis committed to play college football for Bethel.
A signing ceremony was held for him at Peabody on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Seated: Coach Shane Jacobs and Mitchell.
Standing: Coaches Jason Driggers, Steve Mathis, and Jay Taylor
Soccer- Boys
Post-Season Honors
Region 7A/AA
Coach of the Year
Region Goalkeeper
​of the Year
Region Offensive
Player of the Year

Coach Wuchter

Trace Hutcheson

Dylan Grooms
All-District 14 A/AA

Dylan Grooms

Trace Hutcheson

Drew Powell

Jacob Greene
Mikey Sanders
Greenhouse- FFA
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00*      
Saturday 9:00-1:00
*Closed on ANY school holiday and/or severe weather. 
See Michael Allen for a plant list.
  • Cell Packs - $1.25/Pack or 12 Packs for $12.00
  • 4” Pots Either Round or Square - $3.00
  • 1 Gallon Pots - $5.00
  • Ferns - $15.00​
  • Large Hanging Baskets - $12.00 
Baseball- District 14A Champs
Peabody Baseball is the District 14A Champion for the third consecutive year.
Seated: Jonathan Lancaster, Mitchell Lewis, Tay Jordan, Creed Temple, Brandt Wright, Kendrick Malone
Kneeling: Austin Workman, Brock Wade, Josh Parks, JC Eubanks, Kyle Coday, Ethan Girard
Standing: Ethan Richardson, Hunter Hudson, Timothy Fields, Preston Fesmire, Will Pickard, Cade Roberts, Landon Pickard, William Woods, Jacob Taylor
FCCLA Field Trip
The Peabody chapter of FCCLA recently enjoyed a field trip to the Rock 'N Soul Museum in Memphis. They were greeted with a sign of welcome and were excellent representatives of Peabody High School.
Standing (Left to Right)- Tamia Ward, Christina Vaughn, Katlin Champion, Tamaia Wade, Leah Lambert, Brittany Lowery, Ashley Manus, Deborah Sykes
Sitting (Left to Right)- Jaquon Powell, Brianna Howell, Makayla Walters, Madison Walk, Katie Pickard
Tennis Post-Season Honors
Austin Smith and Daniel Permenter were named to the 2016 District 14 A-AA All-District team.
Band Officers for 16-17
The Band of Gold will be led throughout the 16-17 year by these members:
Row 1- Drum Major Claire Rollins -- Captain Tyson Bartholomew -- Captain Carl Nowell -- Drum Major Karrigan Wade
Row 2- Percussion Captain BJ Gibson -- Lieutenant Haeleah Lester -- Lieutenant Lauren McLemore -- Lieutenant Chloe Cates -- Guard Captain Madison Walk
Band Banquet, 2016
Pictured below are the students honored as award winners at the annual band banquet held Friday, May 6, at the Armory:
Most Outstanding
Guard- Ellen Penn
9th- Kendall Powell
10th- Claire Rollins
11th- Carl Nowell
Pepsi
Golden Note Award
Lauren Smith

Spirit Award
Keyanna Keys
J.P. Sousa Award
Emily Campbell

Erika Kirk Award
Dezarae' Bailey
 
Andy Stott Award
Cody Talley
Most Improved
Guard- Angela Abbitt
9th- Megan Goodrich
10th- Nadja Donnelly
11th- Ben Allen
11th- Lauren McLemore
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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