Military Family Resource Page
Peabody High School is a Military-Friendly school that recognizes a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. The staff and administration understand that military connected children experience unique circumstances. The members of Peabody High School are committed to helping these students.
The links below provide valuable information for military families.
Please contact Kayley Tyner by phone at (731)487-2119 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Helpful Links for Military Families:
Peabody High School Receives Tennessee Purple Star School Award
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) Tennessee is very pleased to announce that Peabody High School has been awarded the Tennessee Purple Star School Award (PSSA). Peabody High School was one of ten schools in the state to receive this award.
The Tennessee Purple Star School Award was designed to highlight military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s military. Awardees receive a special recognition to display in their buildings. A school must reapply every two years to maintain the recognition status. Schools are eligible for the award if they have a point of contact within the school that has completed a professional development component specific to the needs of military connected
students. The school website must contain a page that provides resources for military families. The school then chooses an additional activity that aligns with the school’s population and goals. For families, the designation will help guide them to schools that have supports in place.
In November 2019, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) Tennessee, opened applications for the Tennessee Purple Star School Award. The award is designed to recognize military-friendly schools in Tennessee. Children in military families experience many challenges: transfers to multiple schools, adapting to new environments or a parent deployed to a war zone. Military connected children have needs that are different from other students. The compact addresses the key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. The compact was adopted by all 50
states and the District of Columbia. Tennessee adopted the compact in 2011. Tennessee has 2,095 active duty military and 18,206 reserve members. The Purple Star School Award aligns with the components in the Military Interstate Compact. For more information on the Military Interstate Children’s Compact visit our website at:
The award was presented to Peabody High School Principal Shane Jacobs as well as Trenton Specail School District Career Advising Specialist and Military Point of Contact Kayley Tyner on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 by Tennessee MFEL Deb Munis, Tennessee SBE Deputy Director of Legislation nd External Affairs Nathan James, and State Board of Education member Larry Jensen.
MIC3 Rules and Regulations:
TN MIC3 Information can be accessed here: https://www.tn.gov/sbe/committees-and-initiatives/military-interstate-children-s-compact-tennessee-state-council--mic3-.html
National MIC3 Information can be accessed here: http://mic3.net/
What to bring from previous (sending) school?
The folowing document covers what is needed for withdrawal or enrollment!
Other situational documents that are needed:
The following website shows what Special Needs or Special Situation documents are needed: https://wapave.org/mic3-step-by-step-checklist-resolve-school-issues-with-the-interstate-compact/
For Gifted students: https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/04/moving-relocation-gifted-child.html