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.

Melanie Nelson, Principal


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Trinicia Franklin



    Cleo Kelley



   Vincent  Yow


        McKenzye Jamison



   Amaya Wright 


                                                Asher  Kovarik


        The art work above was done by Peabody's Art Club.  They will be submitting their entries into the 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.




Congratulations to 5th grade student Michael Snow for being awarded the title of Champion Speller in Peabody's Annual Spelling Bee. We also send shout outs to our 2nd runner up, Asher Kovarik (4th grade), and 3rd runner up Amelia Lownes (3rd grade). We are proud of all student participants for representing their classes.  We were excited to have Mr. Stan Bell as our pronouncer. He is to be commended for the manner in which he guided the students through the twevle intense rounds.


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Mrs. Katz is enjoying her special treat with our PTA representatives Mrs. Farmer and Mrs. Kennedy

Our PTA representatives, Mrs. Farmer  and Mrs. Kennedy were at it again. They were rolling their treat cart through the halls of Peabody sharing donuts, water, and milk with the faculty and staff.   We are thankful to have such a supportive group of parents. Peabody's PTA Rocks!!!!



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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. 


Peabody Supports Breast Cancer Awareness


Thanks to 1st Grade teacher Mrs. Katz for organizing our tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness.  The students, faculty, staff, and parents wore pink and created a human breast cancer awareness symbol to show our support for those who battle with the disease. 


International Movie Night: Featuring Russia

Peabody's first International Movie Day was a huge success. The event included a movie, refreshments, and two engaging writing activities/contests. Students in gradesk-2  created and were judged on detailed illustrations about the movie.  Grades 3-5 participated by writing an essay in response to a series of content based questions. The winners received a certificate, Eagle Bucks, and a Babushka key chain.  Thanks to Mr. Ratliff, Mrs. Sincane, and Mrs. Jones for sponsoring this event.


Attendance Incentive:  Lindenwood Game/Skate Night


Peabody students who reach their 95% quarterly attendance goals are celebrated with a game/skate night with pizza. The celebration is hosted by Lindenwood Christian Church, one of our adopters. Remember that we are preparing now for the second nine weeks attendance game/skate night. You must be present and have only one absence in order to receive an invitation. We look forward to seeing you there.


Parents please click on the picture above to take part in the Optional Schools Application Process Survey.


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Professional Counselor, Ms. Bradford, organized a hands-on learning experience for our students. They were able to be close and personal with our service professionals. They learned about the vehicles and safety equipment that officers wear as they protect and serve.  The students were also allowed to ask questions and exam the equipment.



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Peabody joined thousands of schools and communities around the world by participating in the International Walk to School Day. Kudos to our physical education teacher, Ms. Shelley Renwick for her efforts to organize the event for our students and staff.

(Please click on the picture to watch the video)


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Jr. Beta Club members McKenzye' Jamison and Elek Owen present Jim Jaggers and David Henson with a check for $1000.

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff of Peabody Elementary for sharing their donations to help Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.



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Thanks to our students, parents, and staff for donating to the World Literacy Foundation. Your generous contributions will help to purchase much needed school supplies for students in Uganda. Mrs. Katz's class (1-01) won first place for raising the most in donations.  Ms. C. Davis' class placed second, and Mrs. Pletcher-Davis' class(3-01) placed third. Congratulations to all for a job well done.



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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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Principal Nelson, is known to surprise the staff with her rolling "Happy Hour" cart during the year.  However, today, after our first full week of school  Peabody's " FANTASTIC PTA" rolled through the halls of Peabody offering each faculty member a warm beverage and sweet treat.  It was a pleasant surprise to receive such a special treat at the beginning of the year! 

Peabody's PTA ROCKS!!!!!



January 8, 2018

Students Return

8:15 A.M.- 3:15 P.M.

January 10, 2018

Report Cards Issued


January 10, 2018

Club Day

3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M.

January 10, 2018
Peabody's Optional Open House for

                Prospective Optional Students

8:30 a.m. - 9:30a.m.&

6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

January 15, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Students/Teachers Out

January 17, 2018

Honors Assembly

Grades KK-2 8:30 A.M.-9:30 A.M.

Grades 3-5 9:40 A.M.-10:40 A.M.

January 22, 2018


5:30 P.M.

January 24, 2018

Club Day

3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M.



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