McGehee School District

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News & Updates

State Senator Eddie Cheatham visits McGehee Schools

Thank you State Senator Eddie Cheatham for visiting the McGehee School District today during 'Take Your Legislator to School Month'. While touring McGehee Elementary, Conner Junior High, and McGehee High School Senator Cheatham was able to see education in action and discuss hot topics in education with us. We appreciate Senator Cheatham for being a champion for education and our students.

PHOTO: State Senator Eddie Cheatham and Elementary School Principle Elizabeth Robinson
State Senator Eddie Cheatham, Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Robinson and Student Blaklyn Yother
PHOTO: State Senator Eddie Cheatham and School Superintendent Linda Tullos
State Senator Eddie Cheatham and School Superintendent Linda Tullos
PHOTO: State Senator Eddie Cheatham and High School Principles Justin Holt and Grenda Campbell
State Senator Eddie Cheatham and High School Principals Justin Holt and Grenda Campbell
PHOTO: Thomas Gathen

August 24, 2020 has been proclaimed GATHEN APPRECIATION DAY in the McGehee School District. Former McGehee School District Superintendent Thomas and wife Barbara Gathen were recognized at Monday nights School Board meeting (August 24, 2020) for their years of dedication and support of education. Thank you Mr. Gathen for your years of service to education and the McGehee School District.

  • COVID-19 Statement - September 18, 2020 (pdf)

  • Our Elementary School (Grades PK-6) is partnering with Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program for this years COLD & FLU Season! Sign up to get a FREE smart thermometer. Text FLUENCYSCHOOL to 900900*. This will place you on the wait list for a free smart thermometer. Then hold tight until you receive another text in early September. This text will let you know when it’s time to officially sign up for your free smart thermometer and download the free Kinsa app. Signup NOW.

  • Thanks to all the awesome Owl football fans!!! You followed all the rules and guidelines to help make the two home football games a success. We know things are different this year, but you did a great job of wearing masks and social distancing. Hootie Hoot Hoot!!!

  • Mask Exemption for Back to School:- If your student is unable to wear a face mask due to a disability or medical condition please provide documentation from your child's physician exempting them.

This documentation can be faxed to your student's school nurse (MES Nurse 870-222-4181, CJH/MHS Nurse 870-222-4689) or taken to your student's school office.

NOTICE: If you are having symptoms such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath - Do not go to the Doctor's Office or Hospital but instead first call your primary care doctor's office, Your local Arkansas Department of Health Unit (Desha County, McGehee) at 222-3910, Arkansas Department of Health (State Office) at (870) 803-7847, (or) visit online for further instructions.

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McGehee Elementary serving grades PK-6
Photo: Conner Junior High

Conner Junior High serving grades 7-8
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McGehee High School serving grades 7-12

McGehee High School Partners with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to Train Students in teen Mental Health First Aid

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We’re thrilled to share that McGehee High School (MHS) is participating in the country’s expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program in January 2020.

tMHFA is an in-person training designed for high school students to learn about mental illnesses and addictions to help them identify and respond to friends who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. With this training, our high school students will be empowered to assist their friends when a mental health problem or crisis, such as suicidal thoughts, is apparent.

The course specifically teaches the important step of involving a responsible and trusted adult. As such, we are also training thirty of our school staff in Mental Health First Aid for Adults Working with Young People.

The National Council for Behavioral Health and Born This Way Foundation are piloting the course in over 35 high schools across the country, including MHS. After the pilot program is complete, the training course will be available to the public.

Thank you for your continued support of MHS and this community. We are excited to support a path toward greater awareness about mental health and increased capacity to respond to students with mental health problems.

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Photo: ASP Trooper Mitch Grant greeting MES Students in the morning car rider drop off.


Arkansas State Trooper, Mitch Grant, greets McGehee Elementary students in the morning car line. McGehee Elementary students love seeing Officer Grant on campus!


The Arkansas and National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th - 12th. And through it students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
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Photo: MES Robotics


In today’s’ technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society.


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