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         Jill Hunt, Principal                                Joey Chilton, Assistant Principal
jill.hunt@hickmank12.org                             joey.chilton@hickmank12.org

104 Mary Field Ave.
Centerville, Tennessee
Phone: 931-729-2212   Fax: 931-729-6094


The mission of CES is to provide opportunities for knowledge to all students while nurturing the skills necessary for students to become life-long learners and better understand their role as a citizen.

From the Principal

My name is Jijill cesll Hunt!  I  am the principal of Centerville Elementary School!  I am very excited to begin my second year as prprincipal at CES!  We had a fabulous year last year and I know this year we will only improve!  I am a former Centerville Elementary School  teacher who once attended elementary school here as a student at CES.  I am thrilled to help you and your child reach their fullest potential in school all while inspiring a love of learning  from an early age.  I have high expectations for our students to set them up for success in the future.  Our primary goal is to have all students reading on or above a third grade level by the end of second grade.  I believe closely related to this is instilling a love of learning in students.  WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO LOVE LEARNING and in return LOVE SCHOOL! We believe this sets students up to be lifelong learners!   It is my hope that CES will become both you and your child’s happy place!  The best is yet to come this year at CES!  2016-2017 will be a GREAT year!


Wear your bulldog pride Friday to support the HCHS football team as they will have their homecoming game Friday, September 30th!!!!
Also 2nd grade and CIS students have been invited to watch the HCHS homecoming parade Friday!!! Permission slips went home today!!!! If you have a second grade student please complete and return by Friday morning! So excited for our students to be a part of this tradition!


It is back-to-school time in Tennessee, and we want to take a moment to remind you that attendance matters for every child in every grade, from pre-Kindergarten through high school. The Young Child Wellness Council produced this video to promote the importance of school attendance.


For more information and additional resources for your families and communities, visit the KidCentralTN website (here). To learn how chronic absenteeism impacts our state, review the recently released report Chronic Absenteeism in Early Grades.


Every Day


On Time

We are excited to announce that Centerville Elementary had the highest attendance rate in the county at 96.78% for the month of August!  Great job!!!

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If you need anything at all don’t hesitate to call or email us. If an issue arises in the classroom be sure to talk to the teacher first! If further assistance is needed then you can contact the assistant principal and/or principal. We are here to support you and your child in their educational journey. Typically our staff will respond to emails Monday-Friday within a twenty-four period.

**Please note that transportation changes cannot be made via email because this is a time sensitive request and we cannot guarantee the email would be read in time.


  • Sept. 30th HCHS Homecoming
  • End of 1st 9 weeks
  • Oct. 10-14   – Fall Break
  • Oct. 17 – Report Cards
  • Oct. 24 – Parent Teacher Conferences (1 pm – 7 pm)
  • Oct. 28 – AR Parade
  • Oct. 28 – Importance of Votin Essays Due
  • Oct. 28 – PBS Rally/Reward Day
  • Nov. 1 – CES Mock Election
  • Nov. 8 – Progress Reports
  • Nov. 23-25 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 1 – Gingerbread Run
You can help us earn even more cash to help our school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It’s free and as easy as 1-2-3.  Click the link below for more information and to download the app!!



Important Information


If you are new to our community and need to register in first or second grade, please contact our school office at (931) 729-2212 or stop by during school hours.

If you are registering for Kindergarten please remember the following items when signing up your child!

– Original birth certificate
– Social Security card
– Up-to-date immunization records
– Proof of residency (ex: utility bill)

important info

2016-2017 Hickman County Schools Calendar

Click on the grade level for the a supply list.  Remember this is a general list and more specific information will be included in information from your child’s teacher.

Kindergarten Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

2nd Grade Supply List

Staff and Parent Links

CES Faculty and Staff
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Jill Hunt, Principal
Joey Chilton, Assistant Principal
Becky Harvill, Bookkeeper
Angie Osborne, Attendance Secretary


Amber Givens
Allison Horner
Kathy French

Christie Coiner
Deborah Roberts
Stacey Ozment
Chloe Simmons


Kim Jenkins
Amber Kelly
Heather Martin
Dionne Primm-Yablonski
Stephanie Spitzer
Marissa Tidwell
Dana Atkinson, Educational Assistant


Jennifer Brewer
Mandy Harrison
Christine Hoover
Lindsey Nieuwenhuis
Andrea Ragsdale
Rita Shull
Teresa Totty
Vanessa McMullin, Educational Assistant


Rachael Atkinson
Mendy Davis
Nychelle McKissack
Meredith Qualls
Shelda Qualls
Andrea Ragsdale
Stephanie Ragsdale
Ashley Rochelle
Lisa Barber, Educational Assistant

Carol Anderson
Janie Choate
Jennifer Hudgins
Mindy James
Dawn Mayberry
Cary Wright


Patricia Qualls – Art (not pictured)
Daniel Bey – Music
Lori Cochran – Library
Chris Orton – P.E.
Beth Copley – Guidance


Karen Murphy
Karissa Campbell
Kendra Beard
Nan Thomas, Educational Assistant
Valerie Gonzales, Educational Assistant
Wanda LeMaster, Educational Assistant


Positive Behavior System

Centerville Elementary uses a positive behavior system along with a behavior passport that will allow students to earn the opportunity to attend scheduled reward days.   Each experience will be different to help promote students wish to obtain the reward.  The behavior passport also includes homework responsibilities, as well, and  students must have no more than 3 homework marks, and no more than 5 behavior marks in order to attend the reward day activity.

  • September 2
  • October 28
  • December 9
  • February 16
  • April 28

Our first REWARD DAY/PBS RALLY was a major success.  It was such a fun day that all students got to enjoy!!  Our reward day was full of fun with the Bounce House and Obstacle Course Slide in the gym and a great time on the playground enjoying the beautiful weather!!  The day continued with a PBS Rally in the gym that included announcements of the CES Students of the Month and CES Teacher of the Month.  Congratulations to those students and 2nd Grade Teacher Mrs. Andrea Ragsdale!!  The PBS Rally also included a faculty relay competition and a student  “Find Your Shoes” competition!  It was a great and exciting day to celebrate safe, respectful and responsible behavior!  We hope all students will continue to work hard on their behavior and doing their homework in order to attend the next reward day!

apple clipartCongratulations to Mrs. Andrea Ragsdale!
CES Teacher of the Month


students of the monthCongratulations to the first CES Students of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year!  We are so proud of you!