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Tuesday, December 1:áHome, 6:00 PM: Peabody vs. Lake County
Thursday, December 3:áHome, 6:00 PM: Peabody vs. Greenfield
Basketball Tickets
Reserved Seats $60.00
Adult Season Ticket $45.00
Student Season Ticket $30.00

Call 855-2601, or come to the main office at Peabody to purchase.
Student Council- Special Olympic Roadblocks
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Thursday, December 10, andáFriday, December 11
These roadblocks will be conducted at all three schools each of the listed mornings from 7:15 until 7:45.áAll proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics.
Beta Club Convention
Peabody's Alex Criswell campaigns for Beta President at the 2015 Tennessee Beta Club Convention being held in Nashville. Dezarae Bailey competed in the Special Talent competition at the Tennessee State Beta Convention. Out of 38 other schools, she placed 2nd in the state. This qualifies her to attend and compete at the National Beta Convention in New Orleans.
Beta students attended the State Beta Convention in Nashville Nov. 19-21.
Students competed in various academic competitions. We are proud of these students who lead by serving others.á
Sponsors: Veronica Minton and Jason Gulledge.
Food Drive
FTA (Future Teachers of America), HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and the Student Council organizations combined to sponsor a canned food drive Friday, November 20, 2015, at the High School. We offered a casual day for our students if they would donate three canned or nonperishable items that could be donated to the local Food Pantry. We were able to collect over 405 cans just today. TES (Nancy Nicolas--music teacher) also collected canned goods at the Music Program held last week in the PHS gymnasium. Together we were able to donate over 600 items to help our community this holiday.
Pictured below is the collection crew:
Left to Right: Kaylee Franks, FTA sponsor- Angelica Voigt, Maribel Vega, Beatriz Barcenas, Raven Hall, Brooke Webb, HOSA sponsor- Gina Hudson, Hunter Hudson, & Haeleah Lester.
Not Pictured:áStuCo sponsor- Katie Bruketta
Below is a picture on some helpers from today's food drive.á These guys helped box up and deliver to the FBC Food Pantry.
Left to Right: Carl Nowell, Brooke Webb, Darby Brown, Maribel Vega, and Cassidy Cloyd.

Scholarship Opportunity
Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) will award six scholarships to six graduating seniors who plan to major in Agriculture and pursue a career in this field. The applicants must be accepted to a Tennessee public University.
Please see Ms. Bragg for the application.
Peabody & Union City Bands Halftime Performance
Friday, November 13, 2015
Science Bowl- UTM
Peabody's Madison Warrington, Ben Allen, and Isaac Hale competed at the UTM Science Bowl Saturday, November 14. Their written test scores placed them in the top 8 in Tennessee.


Volleyball 2015 Post-Season Awards
All-District 14A

Cassidy Cloyd- MVP

Maya Anderson

Destiny Mayberry

Stacie Mayberry
All-Tournament- District 14A

Maya Anderson

Destiny Mayberry

Stacie Mayberry

Most Improved Pepsi Lady Tide Award

Mercedes Turner

Dixie Reed
Band of Gold- State Competition 2015
Division 1 State Band Championship
Band- 5th Place (All Superior Ratings)
Percussion- 4th Place
Color Guard- 3rd Place
Field Commanders- 5th Place
Captains, from Left- Lauren Smith, BJ Gibson, Keyana Keys, Emily Campbell, Austin Cloyd, Paige Newman, Carl Nowell, Haeleah Lester
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:áEOCáResults
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- á#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 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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