# Obion county schools
Press Release: Obion County School District Excels in TCAP and EOC Scores, Ranks Among Top in Northwest Tennessee
The Obion County School District is proud to announce the outstanding performance of its students in the TCAP and EOC tests, placing the district among the top in Northwest Tennessee. The results highlight the dedication and hard work of our staff and students in achieving academic excellence. In comparison with other school districts in Northwest Tennessee, the Obion County School District has achieved remarkable rankings in various subjects:
Fired Up for Football: Obion County Central High School's Meet the Rebels Event Lights Up the Night!
23-24 Rebel Football TeamPhoto byLauren Kendall/Obion Co Schools. 8/8/2023- On Monday, the atmosphere around Obion County Central High School was electric with anticipation. The air was charged with excitement as the annual Meet the Rebels event unfolded, setting the stage for a thrilling season of high school football and community camaraderie.
Obion County Schools: 2023 New Teacher Meeting
On Tuesday, 7/25/23, in the Obion County Central High School library, the school district's new teachers gathered for the 2023 New Teacher Meeting. With the start of the school year fast approaching, this meeting served as a crucial platform for educators to connect with Obion County School District administrators, laying the foundation for a successful academic journey.
Obion County Central High School's Freshman Orientation: Class of 2027
Excitement filled the air as Obion County Central High School (OCCHS) hosted its annual Freshman Orientation for the future graduating class of 2027. An evening brimming with warmth, guidance, and opportunities, the event provided new students and their parents a chance to become acquainted with the school's culture, activities, and vital information. As students picked up their welcome packets and enjoyed a complimentary meal, the stage was set for an informative and engaging night ahead.
Graduation Wraps up the School Year for Obion County School System
5/19/22- As another school year comes to a close, the Obion County School System recently celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating seniors from South Fulton High School and Obion County Central High School. The graduation ceremonies, held on the 19th of May, were filled with pride, excitement, and gratitude.
Showdown at the Obion County School District's Academic Bowl 2023
Obion County, TN- The much-anticipated School District Academic Bowl took place on May 12, 2023, showcasing the intellect and teamwork of talented students from within the district. The event brought together bright minds from every school, all eager to test their knowledge.
Obion County Schools Recognizes Exemplary Students
Obion Co., TN- Obion County Schools' monthly board meeting on March 6, 2023, was a big night for recognition. The meeting had most of its' time slotted to recognize Building-Level and Systemwide Educators of the Year. However, the successes of the district's students stole the spotlight for a few minutes as one achievement after another was recognized.
Obion County Schools' Yearly Recognition
Obion Co, TN- The Obion County School System hosted their yearly recognition at their monthly board meeting Monday evening, March 6, 2023. The Obion County School Board named the recipients of three different award types: Building-Level Educators of the Year, Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE), and Systemwide Recognition. Listed below are the award types, names of each of the award recipients, and their respective school.
Press Release: Obion County Schools’ Director of Schools and Board Members Take Stand Against State’s New Retention Law
Obion County, TN- At the monthly Board Meeting on 9/6/2022, the Obion County Board of Education took a stand in opposition to the 3rd Grade Retention Law that went into effect this school year. The Board strongly feels that retention decisions are best made locally by the teachers, administrators, and parents who know their students.
First Week Wrap-Up at Obion County Schools
The first week of school can be such a bittersweet time for both parents/guardians and students. For seniors, celebrating the first day can be a moment of sadness and excitement when it is their last first day. For many parents/guardians who are excited to return their students to school after the summer break, are often faced with the reality that their little student is another year older. Other parents/guardians are having to drop off their student for the first time.
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.)