# Obion county schools
Director of Obion County Schools Makes End of Year Statement 2022/Graduation Information
From the Office of Tim Watkins, Director of Schools. Obion County, TN, 5/20/2022. Tim Watkins, Director of Obion County Schools, has released a congratulatory statement today to all staff, students, and community members associated with the Obion County School System on the completion of another successful school year.
Obion County Central High School Names Top Ten
Obion County, TN- With the 2021-2022 school year coming to an end, the submission of final grades and the release of the long-awaited "Top 10" list. The Top 10 list is something that every hard-working student strives to make, especially during their senior year in hopes of becoming the top two and receiving the honor of being named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Obion County Central High School Announces New Baseball Head Coach
Obion County, TN- On Tuesday evening, May 19th, 2022, Obion County Central High School (OCCHS) invited interested players and community members to the library for the announcement of their new baseball coach. Matthew Pickard, former Gibson Co. and Peabody High School Coach and player for Union University, has accepted a role as the school's new baseball coach, only the 11th in the history of OCCHS, and will be joining their teaching staff as a special education teacher.
Ridgemont Elementary Gives Back to Rives Community During a Clean-Up Day
Obion County, TN- Staff from Ridgemont Elementary recently participated in a Rives Clean-Up Day in Rives, Tennessee. A few weeks ago, Dana Craddock, Principal of Ridgemont Elementary School, started to look into ways that she and her staff at Ridgemont could give back to their community. With Rives being the closest to the school, Craddock reached out to Rives Alderman, Craig McCord. Once in contact, Craddock explained the relationship that she was wanting to build with their closest community and the desire she had to give back to that community and asked what her and her staff could do to help. Alderman McCord informed Craddock of some of the community's most immediate needs, like the ballpark and concessions needing some maintenance.
OCCHS Holds Annual Awards Day
Obion County, TN- Obion County Central High School held their Annual Awards Day for the 2021-2022 school year on May the 11th. One student from each class offered at OCCHS is selected to receive the Academic Award. OCCHS currently offers 108 courses for their students.
Hillcrest Takes Home the Win in the Obion County Schools Academic Bowl
L to R Top Row: Jack Hepler, Carter Ayers, Bradley Grady, Bryce Richardson, Connor Forbes, and Conner Reaves. L to R Bottom Row:Coach Courtney Gantt, Areli Alonso, Ally Bruner, Libby Carman, Wyatt Gantt Coach Tena Thompson.
Obion County School Teacher Awarded Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce's Teacher of the Year
Obion County, TN- With the celebration of National Teacher Appreciation week being well underway, what better way to celebrate than by celebrating the recent accomplishments of a teacher? Allison McMinn, a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at South Fulton Middle School, has been awarded the Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce's Teacher of the Year. McMinn has taught for 27 years and has taught in Obion County Schools for 22 years teaching science, biology, and physical science.
School Board Shows Appreciation for Obion County Schools' Employees
Obion County, TN- On April 22nd, the Board Members for the Obion County School District threw a Park After Dark event at Discovery Park of America. The Board Members planned and organized the event to show their appreciation to all Obion County Schools' employees. The evening had quite a large turnout as employees and their families came to cost-free and all-inclusive event.
Tennessee Governor Visits Obion County Schools
Governor greeted by Tim Watkins, OCS Superintendent, George Leake, High School Supervisor and CTE Director, and Benny McGuire, OC Mayor.Lauren Kendall. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and his entourage stopped by Obion County Central High School (OCCHS) yesterday on their way back to Nashville to see the Mechatronics Lab. The class teaches students a wide set of mechatronic engineering skills, such as: electrical, mechanical, software, and computer engineering. These skills are then used to operate, create, and maintain smart technologies in the workforce. As the world continues to become more technologically advanced, smart technology continues to be applied more and more in different fields, making it necessary for students to be taught these ever-evolving skills.
2022 TMSAA Class A Area 16 Basketball Tournament Results
Obion County Central High School was the host of yet another local basketball tournament. The 2022 TMSAA Class A Area 16 Basketball Tournament began Saturday, the 22nd, and ended Monday night, the 24th. The two-day tournament ended Monday night with the Lake Road Lady Generals winning their game against the Ridgemont Lady Mustangs, 25-11, and the Hillcrest Cougars winning their game against the South Fulton Red Devils, 53-26. (Bracket included below.)
Obion County Middle School Tournament Results
Obion County Central High School was the host this year for the 2022 Obion County Middle School Tournament for Obion County Schools. The tournament, which began last Thursday, January 13th, ended Monday night, January 17th. On Monday night, the Lake Road Lady Generals played the Ridgemont Lady Mustangs and won their championship game with a score of 20-18. The Hillcrest Cougars played the South Fulton Red Devils and won their championship game with a score of 44-30.
Obion County School System Hosts Toy Drive
Woodland Mills, TN Mayor, Joe Lewis, and Co-Technology Coordinator for Obion County Schools has organized a Toy drive to help those whose homes were destroyed by the Tornado last Friday night. The tornado caused significant damage to all of Samburg and much of Woodland Mills. The communities have slowly been picking up their pieces, both figuratively and literally.