Focus on Student Learning

Grade 7 "Found" Poems 

After watching the documentary "The Children's March," and discussing advocacy and community, the seventh graders created "Found" poems about some of the many issues that were raised. Some of these issues included segregation, discrimination, equality and freedom. 

We are in need of volunteers for the following events: 

BOOK FAIR (02/27-03/03)
Please help us staff the Peabody Book Fair!  You’re welcome to choose more than one shift if you’d like.  Most shifts have slots for two volunteers, but there are additional openings to help move the book fair to Game Night, where families will also have an opportunity to shop.   Click here to choose your shift.

GAME NIGHT (03/03)
Calling all GameMasters!  Please join us for Game Night! We have some fun new additions to game night, including a food truck!  We are pleased to announce that  Farm Fresh Fixins  will be offering tasty dinner and snack options at Game Night this year.  They won the 2016 Virginia Food Truck Battle & Beer Competition and we are so pleased they’re coming to hang out with us at Game Night!  They’ll accept cash or cards. 
We are looking for at least 20 GameMasters and other volunteers as well.   Please click here to reserve your table or volunteer .  

Support Peabody’s 8th Grade Valentine’s Day Fundraiser!

Send your Peabody student a special treat for Valentine’s Day and support the 8th Grade Legacy Project! For a $5 contribution, the Peabody Panther will deliver a plush toy and a personalized note to your favorite Peabody student! Supplies are limited so order soon! 

Peabody School Swim Team

The Peabody Swim Team made a splash recently at two middle school meets! On January 20th, the team competed at Smith Aquatic Center in Field School's 4th Annual Middle School Meet. At this meet with six local school teams, each swimmer entered two individual events and they beat their personal best times almost across the board. Walker D. and Georgia W. earned points for the team by placing 1st and 2nd in their events, and Peabody swam hard in two girls’ and two boys’ relays. On January 28th, Lyndsey S., Maggie T.,  and Walker D.,  traveled to Warrenton to represent Peabody in the 10th Annual VISAA JV Invitational where they competed against 16 other teams from all over Virginia. Most of the teams were comprised of 15-25 swimmers in grades 6-9, but also some older high school swimmers competed. While we did not earn points from relays, our team of three scored in individual events with several top 10 and even 2nd place finishes, resulting in the Peabody Boys team placing 9th overall and the Peabody Girls placing 12th! We are so proud of all of our swimmers and excited that Peabody has a new team in our athletic program!

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

02/23 5PM-8PM – Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (click here to print the flyer)
03/08 8:15 AM – PPF Meeting (Rescheduled from 03/01, please update your calendars.)
02/27-03/03 – Book Fair
03/03 6:30-8:00 PM– Game Night!
03/23 5PM-8 PM – Spirit Night at Zoe’s Kitchen
04/11 6:30 PM – PPF Meeting (evening meeting)
05/26 8:15  AM– PPF Meeting

Support Peabody School 

Thank you to everyone (donor roll) who has already made a gift!
We are aiming for 100% participation from our families.
For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Vaughan Clark at

Middle School Homework Survey

This winter we conducted a homework survey with our Middle School students and parents to ensure that families are finding the Middle School load to be manageable and appropriate.

Results are on the graphic to the left!

Thank you for your participation. 

Parent Information Center

2017-2018 School Calendar
Here is the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. This calendar includes major holidays and breaks. We will continue to update this calendar throughout the summer with other school related events.

Panther News
Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! To access, you'll need both the link and the password.

Password: pantherflash

This Week in Middle School... 

Boys' and Girls' Basketball
Our basketball teams continued their seasons this week with great efforts against Little Keswick and Covenant School. The boys' team remained undefeated due to their amazing teamwork and sharing of the ball. Our girls' team continues to be a hard team to play against due to their to energy and hustle. Way to go Panthers!

Renaissance School Open House 
Parents and students are welcome to join us to meet faculty and students on Monday, February 20th, from 9:00 am– 4:00 pm. Learn about our academic program, college counseling, tuition assistance and more. Discover what makes Renaissance School stand out among Virginia’s independent high schools! RSVP requested. 

CHS Prospective Family Info Session 
Charlottesville High School will be having an open house on Thursday, February 28th from 4-5 pm. Join them for an information presentation, Q&A, and tour of the campus. Please be sure to RSVP. For questions, please contact CHS Counseling Department at 434-245-2700. 

AHS Visit Day
Albemarle High School  is having visitation day on March 2nd.  This day invites interested students to come shadow a current AHS student for the afternoon. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at 4pm in the AHS Library.  Families that are interested should contact Sheena Washington in the AHS School Counseling office at 434-974-4321 or by email at to sign up.

BOLT is an event for middle school (grades 6-8) students and their parents about drug and alcohol prevention that will be held on Tuesday, March 14th from 6-8pm at Monticello HS with complimentary dinner from Bojangles. Dinner and information about community resources will be from 6-6:30 pm, followed by separate presentations for students and parents.  

BOLT's aim is to empower parents to tackle this important discussion with their children and for them to learn more about adolescent brain development, and evidence about substance abuse prevention.  Parents will hear from UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Use prevention.  We are excited to be hosting David Flood, a national motivational speaker, who will be speaking to middle school students.

Information and registration details 

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1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751