McGehee Public Schools

McGehee School District commits to partnering with all stakeholders to provide educational experiences to develop skills that empower learners to become college or career ready making them productive citizens in a global society. 6/21

AMI MEAL PACKS: The McGehee School District will provide meal packs for the January 13 & 14 AMI Days. The meals can be picked up at the back of the Elementary Cafeteria on Thursday, January 13 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Parents must have either the student or student ID card to pick up the meals. In order to prepare an adequate number of meals, please complete the Google form below for each child by 5:00 pm today, January 12, 2022.

Please complete the AMI MEAL PACK Google form for EACH child by 5:00 pm TODAY, Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

STAY SAFE, STAY STRONG - OWL STRONG!

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AMI MEAL PACKS: The McGehee School District will provide meal packs for the January 13 & 14 AMI Days. The meals can be picked up at the back of the Elementary Cafeteria on Thursday, January 13 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Parents must have either the student or student ID card to pick up the meals. In order to prepare an adequate number of meals, please complete the Google form below for each child by 5:00 pm today, January 12, 2022.

Please complete the AMI MEAL PACK Google form for EACH child by 5:00 pm TODAY, Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to the enormous increase in positive Covid-19 cases of students as well as staff, McGehee School District will pivot to AMI days for the remainder of the week. This means students will refer to their AMI packets for Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. All campuses will be closed. Teachers will be available to assist students as needed via phone and/or Google Meets. It is important that everyone understand these are not free days. School will resume on campuses Tuesday, January 18, 2022, as school is closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17th.

1/12/2022
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Updated_Quarantine_Isolation_Guidance_Based_on_CDC_Revisions_January_6__2022.pdf

McGehee School District is currently at a LEVEL PURPLE* (HIGH) - MASK REQUIRED mask status, please be mindful that masks are still proven to be very effective in limiting the spread of this virus and are now required while on campus and buses! We have masks available and they should be easily accessible to all who need them. Also please remember other mitigation strategies such as social distancing (3 ft. apart), frequent hand washing/sanitizing, disinfecting (we still have tubs of disinfecting wipes that should be used between classes), and self screening (stay home if you are sick).

This new omicron variant is affecting the vaccinated, boosted, and non vaccinated. Most vaccinated are having mild symptoms, but you are still able to spread the virus to others. Be mindful of this and don't think you are "safe" and don't need to take any precautions because you're vaccinated.

You may review the Updated Guidance for Schools based on Revised CDC Guidelines January 6, 2022

Remember our ultimate goal is to stay in school and stay safe!

Heath and Wellness, Sara Williams, School Nurse, RN, BSN, updated: 1/10/2022*Color status as indicated by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) Website 1/10/2022
Drew Memorial Health System778 Scogin Dr., Monticello, AR. 71655

December

Student learning is a shared responsibility between schools and parents. Technology is transforming how and where students learn. The classroom has been extended to any location with an internet connection. As students spend more time learning and socializing online, we all need to work together to ensure our students stay healthy and safe. The Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) was formed in response to this need. The purpose of SMACtalk is to bring awareness, provide resources, and increase communication for teachers, parents, and students.

November

Above and Beyond Award - November 2021

Mrs. Stacy Huggins, Elementary Library Media Specialist, was recognized at the November Board Meeting as the recipient of the November Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Huggins was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. November’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by Didly's Marketplace. Congratulations Mrs. Huggins and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Previous Recipients

NOV 18

2022 SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

This school year will live forever in the pages of the yearbook. TO PURCHASE with a credit card, debit card or PayPalGo to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name and year.

For cash or check, print out, complete and bring the downloadable order form with payment made out to McGehee Schools to Ms. Denton’s Room.

DON’T MISS OUT — ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!

NOV 17

Jr Owls win the Hamburg Tip-Off Basketball Classic!

Congratulations to the Jr Owls on winning the Hamburg Tip-Off Basketball Classic!

NOV 14

Paws and Claws donations!

Paws and Claws of McGehee came to visit the first and second grade students on Friday, November 10th. Stacy Huggins read the book Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, by Lisa Papp (Author, Illustrator) and students collected donations all week to present to Paws and Claws. Over 400 items were donated and presented to this organization by the first and second grade students.

NOV 12

MJH Football - 6-3A Conference Camps!

Congratulations to the 2021 MJH Football team and Coaching staff on winning the 6-3A Conference Championship!

NOV 5

MHS Football - 6-3A Conference Camps!

Congratulations to the 2021 Owls as they defeat Smackover 42-0 to claim the 6-3A Conference Championship!!

Tickets for all State Playoff games will go through GoFan https://gofan.co/app/school/AR18647. The game will be live-streamed through the Maggie Owl YouTube Channel.

2021 3A Football State Bracket (bracket)

Go Owls!

NOV 5

OCTOBER

Above and Beyond Award - October 2021

Mrs. Kristen Medders, Elementary School Teacher, was recognized at the October, 25th, 2021 Board Meeting as the recipient of the October Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Medders was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. October’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by Milner/Owyoung Insurance Group. Congratulations Mrs. Medders and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Previous Recipients

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October Students of the Month

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MES Kindergartners collect and donate 1084 pounds of pet food to Paws and Claws Shelter.

The MES Kindergartens collect and donate 1084 pounds of pet food to the local Paws and Claws Pet Shelter after hearing the story - Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, by Lisa Papp (Author, Illustrator) read to them by Librarian Media Specialist, Stacy Huggins. In this heartwarming companion to the award-winning favorite Madeline Finn and the Library Dog where Madeline Finn finds a new way to help more dogs and read more stories. A perfect story for dog lovers, pet adoption and rescue advocates, and young readers learning how to make a difference through community service. ~ Great Job MES Kindergarten!

College and Career Fair

Friday, October 22nd, McGehee High School held a College/Career Fair on campus for its students! Thank you to the colleges, businesses, National Guard and Army Recruiters for attending and meeting with our students!

Picture: Third grade students listening to mock special election debate.

MES 3RD Grade learning about US Government and the Voting process

Third grade is learning about our government and voting. Students participated in a mock special election. Mrs. Missy Adams and Mrs. Julie Day were the candidates and Mrs. Erica Box was the moderator. Students listened closely to the teachers debate over which campaign promises are best, ice cream sundaes or pizza.

After the debate, the students went to their polling stations to cast their vote where they received an “I Voted” sticker (thanks to the county courthouse for donating those!).

American Rescue Plan Stakeholder Feedback Form

The McGehee School District is seeking stakeholder feedback from parents, teachers, support staff, students & community members regarding suggestions for spending the American Rescue Plan funds (ARP ESSER). These Federal funds will be utilized to address concerns related to COVID pandemic. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey form.

Thank you for your continued support of our school district.

S C H O O L S

Photo: McGehee Elementary
McGehee Elementary (Grades PK-5th)409 Oak Street, McGehee, AR. 71654PH (870) 222-5400, FX (870) 222-6532Elizabeth Robinson, Building PrincipalPaul Prosser, PrincipalBobby Carter, Dean of Students
Photo: Conner Junior High
Conner Middle School (Grades 6-8th)2007 East Ash St., McGehee, AR. 71654PH 870.222.3600 FX 870.222.9180Grenda Campbell, Building Principal
Jerome Pace, Dean of Students

Photo: McGehee High School
McGehee High School (Grades 9-12th)
1902 East Ash St., McGehee, AR. 71654
PH 870.222.5026 FX 870.222.5838Justin Holt, Building Principal
Marcus Haddock, Dean of Students

COVID-19 NOTICE

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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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.