FAFSA Update: Good News
Seniors and parents of Seniors, here is an update from TSAC (Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation). Work with Counselor Sunni Cooksey to get this done if you haven't already. This is good news:
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our state to determine whether new deadlines should be established for many of our programs. Due to conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe many students may have a difficult time completing the FAFSA by the established Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Student Assistance Award deadlines.
Therefore, the decision has been made to extend the Tennessee Promise Scholarship FAFSA deadline and the priority FAFSA deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award to March 1, 2021. This deadline extension will be in effect for new and continuing students.
We will continue to work closely with Tennessee high schools, higher education institutions, and Tennessee Promise partnering organizations to evaluate any further modifications to program requirements and ensure that all students are notified of these changes. Thank you for your heroic efforts on behalf of Tennessee students.
Girls Soccer 2020: Post-Season Awards
Josi Greene and Telsee Adkisson were named to the Jackson Sun All West Tennessee Team. Josi was a first team selection and Telsee was a second team selection..
Individual Award Winners and the Entire 2020 Team
Front Row - Ric'keya Ball (Tide Pride Award), Josi Greene (Team MVP, Most Goals, Most Assists, 110% Award, Gibson County Cup All Tournament Team, Gibson County Cup Tournament Offensive MVP, All District, District MVP, All Region Tournament Team, All West Tennessee First Team), Lacari Hall (Versatility Award, All District), Dalilah Vela (Consistency Award, All District)
Second Row - Ximena Capitillo (Freshman of the Year), Jewel Bodkins (Most Improved Player), Cathryn Lane (Instant Impact Award), J'Marie Lucas (Defensive Player of the Year, Gibson County Cup All Tournament Team, All District), Telsee Adkisson (Offensive Player of the Year, 110% Award, Gibson County Cup All Tournament Team, All District, All West Tennessee Second Team)
Back Row - Coach Caleb Greene, Yulisa Mora, Jada Wilkins, Kennedy Jackson, Eris Hollingsworth, Maria Barcenas, Coach Mark Greene
Not pictured are Tae Cooper and Layla Lovell
Deadline to purchase yearbooks is January 31st!
Yearbooks may be purchased online at www.yearbookforever.com or send cash/check to the school. Checks can be made out to PHS. Yearbooks are $75. See Mrs. Hines for details! Don't miss your chance to have this historic yearbook.
TSSAA New Game Attendance Regulations
The Governor has issued Executive Order No. 70, effective immediately and remaining in effect through January 19, 2021. Because of the significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Tennessee, additional restrictions on who may attend interscholastic athletic practices and contests will be in place.
Unfortunately, large scale attendance by spectators and students must be curtailed. Doing so means that bands, pep bands, cheerleaders, and dance teams may not attend athletic contests while these restrictions remain in place. In accordance with the new Executive Order, the only attendees permitted at practices or games, in addition to the student-athletes on the team, are:
1. Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members;
2. First Responders;
3. Coaching and team personnel;
4. School, game, and facility administrators;
5. Athletics officials; and
6. Media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity.
Social distancing between persons from different households is required. While the Executive Order does not mandate the use of masks, the Governor has encouraged masks, and the TSSAA COVID-19 Sports Regulations provision regarding the use of masks remains.
These are minimum restrictions. Depending on particular school, facility, or community circumstances, school officials may require additional limitations on attendance.
The Governor’s office conferred with TSSAA about these restrictions. TSSAA concurs with Governor’s office that these restrictions represent the best means for us to continue providing interscholastic athletic participation opportunities to our student-athletes while also doing our part to curb the spread of the virus. We remain hopeful that we will soon begin to see a decline in the instances of infection and that our schools will soon be able to return to more normal operation of their athletic competition.
Peabody Basketball Tickets for the Regular Season
Here is the information for how to purchase basketball tickets...
The first way (the best and cheapest way)...Buy an all-sports pass. These have been available since July. You get a ticket which will gain you entry into any sporting event at Peabody High School for 2019-2020. There are 12 home basketball games. Admission is $6. If you plan to attend every home game, a season ticket will save you $12 plus you have a ticket to go to any other games...
The second way (and last way)...Single game tickets may only be purchased through GoFan. This link will be shared the morning of each home basketball game. No physical tickets will be sold. Go Fan charges a $1 convenience fee, which means single-game admission will cost $7. Purchasing single-game tickets and attending every game will cost a total of $84.
So, therefore, BUY SEASON TICKETS, and save money!
The maximum capacity for games is set at 300 tickets. If you choose to buy single-game tickets, make sure to purchase the tickets as soon as you see the link. The link will be sent from the coaches to the parents of players via text and it will also be posted on our school website for each home basketball game.
2021 Tennessee Governor’s Schools
The 2021 Tennessee Governor’s Schools provide eleven challenging and high-intensity summer programs for rising 11th and 12th grade students nominated by high school faculty. Each of the Governor’s Schools are held on college and university campuses across the state and offer a unique learning environment for students interested in the arts, humanities, agriculture, science, STEM programs, advanced mathematics, physics, leadership, international studies, Tennessee history, or potential teaching careers. Students who are interested in participating in a Governor’s School should rank in the top of their high school class in academic performance/capability or be highly talented in the arts. Some Governor’s Schools award college credit for courses completed during the program. All students who complete a summer Governor’s School program will graduate with state distinction.
Interested students will be required to submit an application, all necessary/required supplemental application requirements, and receive a minimum of two teacher recommendations that will identify the applicant as talented, highly motivated, and mature. Students may request an application from Ms. Sunni in the School Counseling office. **PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Sunni does require that you TYPE your application. She will be sharing with you copies of the application that you will be required to submit via Google Classroom.
Each of the Governor’s Schools have different application deadlines. It is important that students complete the application and all other application requirements by the deadline set by Peabody, not by each of the TN Governor's Schools.
More information can be found at the link below. Remember, do not print these applications, please obtain an application from her.