Whether you are brand new to Peabody Elementary or the school is like your second home – every child has to register, every year. Here’s what you’ll need. 

3311300060_d7f184a3c0_m.jpg.thumb100ALL REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE STARTING MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015.

Click here to go to SCS information on online registration.

Be aware that if you have never completed an online registration before — you will need to create a new account.  Also, if you do not have the tools necessary to complete online registration (such as a computer, wi-fi access, scanner) or if you are having problems registering – please click this link to find available resources.

Click here to go to SCS Online Registration Information Page!


Here’s what you need to bring with you for registration.  IMPORTANT!



 Kindergarten students must be 5 years-old on/before August 31, 2014
  • Every child at Peabody must register, every year.
  • Registration will take place inside the Peabody Elementary cafeteria:

Early Registration      

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4-7 pm

Regular Registration  

Tuesday, July 29th  8am – 3:00 pm or 5 -8 pm.

Here’s what you need to bring with you for registration.  IMPORTANT!


All Kindergarteners must have a doctor’s confirmation of shots to register. Due July 29th at registration.  Information about immunization here.

Staggered Entry

Please make sure you arrange for childcare the week of August 4th

Your child will participate in a one-day only Peabody Kindergarten Orientation, also known as “staggered entry”.

The classroom teacher will call you after registration to inform you of the one-day orientation/testing day.

Your child’s first full week of school is August 11th

Shelby County Schools calendar. Here is the calendar for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Teacher Requests

Peabody will try to accommodate teacher request on a first to register basis.  The school reserves the right to ensure that all classrooms are evenly distributed in learning needs, personalities and disciplinary issues.

 All Other Information: 

Check out our Back to School List for information about school supplies, uniform, etc.

Finally – relax.  The first day is a big day for you and your child.  Why? It’s the start of your family journey through Peabody Elementary.  Join your Peabody PTA so you can be involved, stay informed, and get to know all the great families at Peabody Elementary!

Peabody Students Stage Back-to-School Skit

Students demonstrating use of the, “No Bullying,” box.

Students demonstrating use of the “No Bullying” box

By Deirdre Jones / Peabody Elementary International Studies Coordinator

Peabody Elementary’s first school-wide assembly resembled a small theater production more than it did your average school assembly. Academic and behavior expectations were explained and reinforced through role playing. The students used skits to demonstrate the required behavior expectations for the cafeteria, hallway, and restroom.

Then, they “walked the runway” to a snazzy hip hop beat showing off the appropriate selections and colors for the school uniform.

The second and final half of the program focused on bullying. Students used drama to show the “bully circle,” how to help a friend who is being bullied, and the “No Bullying” box, which we will be housed in the cafetorium. Anonymous tips about bullying can be placed in the box for further investigation.

Principal Melanie Nelson and Counselor Christopher Jones acted as creative directors. In addition to developing the skits, they also engaged the audience members by having them state what they noticed after each presentation. The assembly was an excellent example of Ben Franklin’s popular quote, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Because Peabody Elementary’s students are involved and actively engaged in the learning process, they are off to a great start!

Grade Level Orientations, Chess Club Info and Kindergarten Ice Cream Social !

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 9.47.42 PMGet back into school – BIG TIME!  It’s Peabody Elementary orientation week.

Here’s how it’s going down.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13TH (Kindergarten Night!) 

5:30 Chess Club Info for Kindergarten (Peabody Library on the main floor of the building)

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 10.03.56 PMScreen Shot 2013-08-07 at 10.04.55 PM5:45 You can start dropping your Kindergartener (and one sibling) off in the Peabody Cafeteria.  Our awesome school partner, Neighborhood Church, is providing ice cream AND babysitting! So enjoy meeting your fellow Kindergarten parents!  Children must be picked up by 7:15pm.

6:00 Welcome from Principal Nelson & PTA (Peabody Library on the main floor of the building)

6:30  Classroom Orientation (go to your child’s classroom)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14TH (1st & 2nd Grade Night) 

5:30 Chess Club Info for 1st and 2nd Grades (Peabody Library)

6:00 Welcome from Principal Nelson & PTA (Peabody Cafeteria) 

6:30 Classroom Orientation (Meet in your child’s classroom)

THURSDAY, AUG. 15TH (3rd – 5th Grade Night) 

5:30 Chess Club Info for 3rd-5th Grades (Peabody Library)

6:00 Welcome from Principal Nelson & PTA (Peabody Cafeteria) 

6:30 Classroom Orientation (Meet in your child’s classroom)

Read more here about chess club!

Meet the new Principal, Hugs to Principal Jones and Popsicles on the Playground!

Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 8.55.32 PMMake the transition back to school a little sweeter with Peabody’s “Popsicles on the Playground!”  There’s another treat this year — you and your little Eagle will get to meet Peabody’s new principal — Melanie Nelson! Plus, you can also give Principal Jones a hug… and wish her well on her new adventure!  And you can squeeze this all in right before early registration.

You register early. Your child gets a popsicle. You all get to meet your new principal and say good-bye to Principal Jones. Not bad for a Monday evening.

When: Monday, July 29th

              5:30-6:30 pm

Where: Peabody Elementary Playground

Note: Early registration is Monday, July 29th 3-6pm in the Peabody Cafeteria