McGehee School District

McGehee Public School District commits to partnering with the community to provide all learners educational opportunities that empower students to become workforce, college and career ready making them productive citizens in a global society.

STAY SAFE, STAY STRONG - OWL STRONG!

3A STATE PLAYOFF TICKETS

Tickets for all AAA playoff games must be purchased through the GoFan Website or Mobile App. Tickets for public purchase are released through the site on Thursdays of game week.

Tickets may be purchased using the GoFan app in your phone providers App Store or you may purchase using a computer at https://gofan.co/app/events/160041. If you purchase tickets using a computer they will be sent to the email address provided and you will need to present them to the gate worker using your mobile device.

*Tickets for this event must be presented using your mobile device, via the GoFan app or the gofan.co mobile website site. You will not be able to print tickets for this event. NO ONSITE TICKET SALES*

PRINTED TICKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE GATE

NO TICKET PURCHASES WILL BE MADE AT THE GATE

** Only AAA passes will be recognized at the entrance gate **

Please understand that this is an AAA event and they set and handle state playoff tickets. This is not a decision made by our school district or athletic department.

Due to AAA licensing rules, we will not be able to livestream playoff games.

News & Updates

Public Service Announcment

Mayor and School Board President Jeff Owyoung Public Service Announcement regarding the importance of staying vigilant during the Thanksgiving Holiday to help prevent the spread of Covid19. Stay Strong, OWL STRONG!

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 23 2020

Dear Parents:

McGehee School District has been notified of multiple positive cases of COVID-19 within our district today. From these positives, several Probable Close Contacts (PCC) have been identified and quarantined. A PCC is anyone who may have been within 6 feet (with or without a mask) for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24 hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

All PCC have been identified and notified by our Point of Contact, Sara Williams, to quarantine immediately for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive case. If you have not been contacted, then your child is not considered a PCC by the guidance of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Please understand that no identifiable information about the positive cases will be released. Confidentiality is a must. It is the law and we will maintain the integrity of upholding this.

As always if you have any questions or concerns or if you have a student who is symptomatic please contact Sara Williams, RN, Point of Contact at 870-222-5444.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Sincerely,
Linda Tullos
Superintendent

The McGehee School District will be distributing meals to children age 18 and under. Meals for children not enrolled in the McGehee School District and students attending McGehee Virtual Academy may be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • On Tuesday, each child will receive breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  • On Friday, each child will receive breakfast and lunch for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Pick Up Locations and Times

  • MES Cafeteria from 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Arkansas City City Hall from 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Watson City Hall from 11:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Tillar Fire Station from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

  • 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 uamshealth.com/healthnow/ online for further instructions.

Online Screening at uamshealth.com/healthnow/

More Resources: www.healthy.arkansas.gov | www.cdc.gov

Practice Stay at Home and Social Distancing

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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.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid at www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org. Read More...

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

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

#archery

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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#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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