Shelby County Schools

Enriched Academics/International Studies

Global Learning in the Heart of Midtown

2086 Young Avenue  Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-416-4606  Fax:  901-416-4611

Start and end time - 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Facebook: Peabody Elementary School

Melanie Nelson, Principal

International Movie Day







Our first International Movie Day, of the year, was a huge success. 42 students were in attendance as we watched and reflected on the Russian Movie "LISA I ZAYAC."

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given to the students who submitted the best movie illustration and the best movie summary.


International Movie Day Contest Winners

1st Place Movie Summary

Marlowe Neeley 3-01

2nd Place Movie Summary

Aamir Dyson 5-01

3rd Place Movie Summary

Kyrah Dawson 5-01

1st Place Movie IIlustration

Jacob Haught 2-01

2nd Place Movie IIlustration

Zoey Farmer 2-01

3rd Place Movie Illustration

Elizabeth Anderson 2-01


Pictute coming soon

Honorable Mention Movie Illustration

Hannah Nelson 2-01


Teachers of the Month


Mrs. Margie Katz

First Grade

Recognized for have Perfect

Attendance for the Month of August



Ms. Shelley Miller

 Second Grade

Recognized for having the most "Drops in the Bucket"


Supply List


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Congratulations to the students and staff for doing an excellent job in making this year's festival a success.  This event is our culminating activity where students display all that they have  learned about their country of study.



Adminstrative Assistant's Day


Peabody loves, celebrates, and boasts that we have the "Best Administrative Assistants." Mrs. Mary McKinnie and Ms. Felder

go over and beyond for the students, faculty, and staff of Peabody!



Picnics at the Peabody



Kudos to our PTA for purchasing picnic tables at the request of first grade teacher Mrs. Katz. Not only did they purchase the tables, but parents volunteered to put them together. The students and staff are thankful and excited about having a comfortable place to eat outside.


Peabody Wins Big in District Science Fair

This year has proven to be a winning season for Peabody Elementary. Recently, the students walked away with the most awards at the Shelby County School’s District Science Fair Competition. The winners are listed below:

1. Ms. Teagarden’s kindergarten class won third place in the Kinder Class Category
2. Mrs. Katz’s class won 2nd place in the 1st Grade Class Category.
3. Peyton Gibson won 2nd Place in the 3rd Grade Class Category
4. L. J. Stewart and Patrick Spickler won 2nd place in the 3rd Grade Group Category
5. Molly Mize and Levi Anderson won 2nd place in the 4th Grade Group Category

Congratulations to all student participants. Kudos also to Ms. Connie Davis and Ms. J. Davis for organizing the school-wide and district competition for our school.


Memphis In May Contest Winner



Cora Pappas entered the above watercolor painting

in the Memphis in May art contest. It features one of the famous

bridges in Prague (Czech Republic).Cora's picture was chosen

as a winner.  She will find out her exact placement during the award

ceremony next week.


Peabody Alumna Returns

 Former Peabody student and Channel 24/CW30 morning

reporter Jeane' Franseen interviewed Mr. Sanders recently about Peabody's performing arts classes. Mr. Sanders has been recognized locally and nationally for his outstanding leadership

in music and dance.


Tacky Day!


The faculty and students celebrated all week long in preparation

for TCAP. The culminating activity was the "high energy," grade

level pep rally. The students are hiped and ready for the challenge. 

Please make sure that your child(ren) is present and on time everyday.  Early to bed, early to rise! If students are eating breakfast at

school, please be reminded that breakfast is served from

7:45 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.  


Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony

"Let Us Lead by Serving Others"

Induction speaker Ms. Megan Mottley, Community Service Award presenters

and philanthropists Craig and Graham Blondis are pictured with

McKenzye' Jamison, this years award recipient.

The Blondis family presented McKenzye' Jamison with the Blondis Community Service Award for earning 59 community service hours. 

The Jr. Beta Club surprised the Blondis family with a $200

donation to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis

in honor of Mr. Jay Blondis. Mr. Jay Blondis is the father

of Mr. Craig Blondis. Kudos to our Jr. Beta Club members for following the Beta Club Motto: "Let us Lead by Serving Others."




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                                    Congratulations Asher  Kovarik


        The art work above was done by Peabody's Art Club student Asher Kovarik.  His poster was chosen as the winner of MLG&W's

        Natural Gas Safety Awareness Art Contest. Club sponsors, Ms. Momany and Ms. Allen, have done an awesome job of preparing our students for greatness and for exposing their artwork in local and national art competitions.



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Peabody was one of 18 schools to exceed the District (20.1%) and State (34%) percentages on the 2016-2017 TNReady Test in English/Language Arts. Students in grades 3-5 scored 38.6% in this area. Kudos to 3-5 ELA teachers, Mrs. Pletcher-Davis, Mrs. Aristorenas, and Mrs. Guthrie and their students for a job well done! This success would not have been possible without the leadership from Principal Nelson, and the strong reading foundational skills taught by ourK-2 teachers. 



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This year's team building activity was a huge success.  Peabody's faculty enjoyed a morning filled with fun and fellowship.  We learned a lot about each other, and we are all geared up for a successful school year.  A special thanks goes to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this event. 








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