McGehee Public Schools

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.


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News & Updates


If you have already paid for your Yearbook, they will be passed out Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.

  • High School: 9:00-11:00AM

  • Elementary: 12:00-2:00PM

If you would like to purchase one, you can do so Thursday, June 3rd during these times or visit to purchase.

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Pfizer vaccine have been authorized for ages 12-15, COVID-19 Vaccination Call Line: 1-800-985-6030. Locally parents can also call Sav-Mart pharmacy at 870-222-6676 to set up an appointment.

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SOAR Grant

McGehee's SOAR Grant Celebration. From left to right: Kathy Sadler 7-12 Literacy Facilitator, Elizabeth Robinson, K-6 Principal; Kelly Smith, K-6 Literacy Facilitator/ESOL District Coordinator, Brandon Waddell, PR Marketing Advisor for the SOAR Grant.

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Ready for Learning Plan Public Comment Period

until May 15, 2021

As the school year draws to a close McGehee Schools is seeking public comment, for consideration as we begin to plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Our updated Ready for Learning Plan and Public Comment links are below. Public Comments will be taken using the link below.

Thank you for your continued support of our school district.

School Choice Program

Want to be an OWL?

The McGehee School District participates in the Arkansas School Choice Program.

Applications may be picked up at the McGehee School District Central Office or printed from the school website and returned to the District Central Office by the May 1st, 2021 deadline.

Please pickup (or) print, complete and return the form to the McGehee School District Central Office by the May 1st, 2021 deadline.

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Mr. Paul Rancifer, May's- Above and Beyond Honoree

May Above and Beyond Award

Mr. Paul Rancifer, Custodial Supervisor, was recognized at the May 24th board meeting for receiving the May Above and Beyond Award. Mr. Rancifer was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. This month’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by McGehee Women’s Service League. Congratulations Mr. Rancifer and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

See ALL previous recipients of the Above & Beyond Award...

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Computer Science Educator of the Year Finalist...

Congrats to all of our 2021 Computer Science Educator of the Year State Finalists. In order of the picture above from left to right: Carl Frank, Ashley Kincannon, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Kimberly Duke Raup, Stacy Warf Reynolds, and Lauren Taylor!

Congratulations to our own Mrs. Stacy Reynolds for being named as a finalist for 2021 Computer Science Educator of the Year!

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BMI results for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, & 10th grade students are now available. Please send an email to request your child’s BMI report to your school nurse: K-6th grade – or 8th/10th grade Please specify your students name and the mailing address you would like the notice to be mailed to.

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COVID MASK update as of March 30, 2021

In regards to face coverings, McGehee School District will continue to wear face coverings as outlined in our Board approved Ready for Learning Plan for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Pending guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health, we will be making the adjustments with the CDC guidelines for quarantining as it relates to our mask policy. If both parties are wearing masks appropriately, close contacts will not be required to quarantine. If at least one party is not wearing a mask appropriately, traditional quarantine guidelines will apply. By continuing our mask policy, we hope to eliminate student and staff quarantines due to COVID-19 exposure.

Linda Tullos, Superintendent


Literacy Educator Leader of the Year!

Please help us congratulate Amy Ross, Conner Junior High Reading Intervention Teacher, as a Literacy Educator Leader of the Year!

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Arkansas High School All-star Games

Congratulations to McGehee Athletes Jordan Owens-Football, Kiara Spratt- dance, and Lillian Harlmo-dance on the honor of being chosen as 2020-21 Arkansas high school All-Stars. Due to Covid restrictions on the campus of UCA the all-star games will not be played again this year. However unfortunate, it does not detract from the significance of be chosen as the best of the best in our state in all classfications. Go Owls!!!!

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MES Easter 2021

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The Women’s Service League of McGehee sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt for grades K-4 today! Students hunted eggs and were given donuts and juice. They had a special visit from the Easter bunny and 322 cans were donated by students for our local food pantry! Thanks WSL!!

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Arkansans age 16+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

All Arkansans aged 16 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For more on vaccine locations, call our vaccine call-line at 1-800-985-6030 or go to:

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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

  • Thanks to all the awesome Owl football fans!!! You followed all the rules and guidelines to help make all of our home football games a success. We know things are different this year, but you are doing a great job of wearing masks and social distancing. Keep up the GREAT WORK! 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.

Photo: McGehee Elementary

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

Conner Junior High serving grades 7-8
Photo: McGehee High School

McGehee High School serving grades 7-12

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.

Online Screening at

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Practice Stay at Home and Social Distancing

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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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.


Elementary #MES

Campus serving grades PK-6

High School #MHS

Campus serving grades 7-12

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