The Peabody Learning Academy is part of Simon Youth Foundation’s (SyF) Education Resource Center (ERC) initiative. Simon Youth Foundation has 23 Simon Youth Academies that serve more than 3,000 students in 13 states each year. The graduation rate of SyF ERC senior-year students is 90%. Click on the headline above for more information.
Last week, he Peabody High Chapter of Best Buddies was able to attend their first statewide Best Buddies Prom! The buddies and their peer buddies were able to meet before the prom at Toscana’s Ristorante, who generously donated their function room. Toscana’s also donated some delicious appetizers to be sure no one went to the prom hungry! The chapter took many pictures before departing to the prom. Denise Despres Photography was able to capture many precious moments that the buddies will remember for a lifetime. Each peer buddy was able to give there buddy a corsage or a boutonniere that were beautifully made by Evans Flowers. With a brand-new luxurious bus donated by MBT Worldwide (Tewksbury) they were able to travel in style to the prom that was held at Norwell High School. This night was described by all the students that attended as the best night of their lives. - from Patch, 3/24/15
The Bay State Textiles Recycling Rebate Program is happening through out the Peabody Public Schools; collection boxes have been installed at each school. The focus of the program is to spread awareness to the problem of textile waste while generating revenue for the schools. The program offers a rebate of $100 per ton for the textiles collected. The beneficiary of the rebate will be the individual school PTO's.
The rebate checks are disbursed monthly for the month prior. For example you should receive the November rebate payment by the middle of December. The checks are done on line and have to be cashed with in ninety days or the check is returned to Bay State Textiles so please make your school office aware that the checks will be coming and cash the check in a timely manner.