Above & Beyond Award

FEBRUARY 2024

Mrs. Jennifer Newhouse, MSD Assistant Bookkeeper and District Accounts Payable/Payroll, received the February Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Newhouse was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Newhouse, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

Mrs. Jennifer Newhouse (L) with Krista Fortenberry (R)
Krista Fortenberry (L) and Mrs. Katy Chastain (R)

JANAURY 2024

Mrs. Katy Chastain, Conner Middle School Media Specialist, received the January Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Chastain was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Chastain, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

DECEMBER 2023

Mrs. Angel Baker, MSD Preschool Director, received the December Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Baker was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Baker, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

Mrs. Angel Baker (L) with Krista Fortenberry (R)
Mrs. Tracy Anderson (L) and Krista Fortenberry (R)

NOVEMBER 2023

Mrs. Tracy Anderson, MHS Virtual Arkansas Facilitator, received the November Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Anderson was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Anderson, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

OCTOBER 2023

October Above & Beyond Award: Mrs. Jodi Carter, MHS and CMS Math Facilitator, received the October Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Carter was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Carter, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Mrs. Jodi Carter (R)
Ms. Amanda Bittle (L) with Ms. Marianna Boothe (R)

SEPTEMBER 2023

Mrs. Marianna Boothe, MES Secretary, received the September Above and Beyond Award. “Mrs. Office”, as she is fondly called by many of the students, was nominated by her coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Boothe, for always taking such great care of our students, parents, and staff!

MAY 2023

May Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Ms. Mary Meadows. Ms. Mary is the MHS & CMS Cafeteria Manager. Congratulations, Ms. Mary, and thank you for a job well done!

 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Ms. Mary Meadows (R)
 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Ms. Anita Gill (R)

APRIL 2023

April Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Ms. Anita Gill. Ms. Gill is the MES Kindergarten Interventionist. Congratulations, Ms. Gill, and thank you for a job well done!

MARCH 2023

March Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Coach Chasidee Owens. Coach Owens is the MHS Lady Owls basketball coach and health teacher. Congratulations, Coach Owens, and thank you for a job well done!

 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Coach Chasidee Owens (R)
 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Mrs. Lori Wrobel (R)

FEBRUARY 2023

February Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Mrs. Lori Wrobel.  Mrs. Wrobel is an interventionist at McGehee Elementary School. Congratulations, Mrs. Wrobel, and thank you for a job well done!

JANUARY 2023

January Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Mrs. Becky McCallie. Mrs. McCallie is the McGehee School District Treasurer. Congratulations, Mrs. McCallie, and thank you for a job well done!

 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Mrs. Becky McCallie (R)
 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Mrs. Jane Ann Zieman (R)

DEcember 2022

December Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Mrs. Jane Ann Zieman. Mrs. Zieman is the Conner Middle School Counselor & Career Development Instructor. She also serves as a Junior Class Sponsor. Congratulations, Mrs. Zieman, and thank you for a job well done!

Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Janet Trigg were posthumously awarded an Above & Beyond Award during the December School Board Meeting in recognition and appreciation of their selfless contributions to McGehee School District. The Trigg's family attended the meeting and accepted an award on their behalf. Additionally a permanent plaque will be placed in the Band Room in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Trigg.

NOVEMBER 2022

November's Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Mrs. Hannah Grant. Mrs. Grant teaches Communications and Theater at MHS. She also is the Drama Club sponsor and is a sophomore sponsor. Congratulations, Mrs. Grant, and thank you for a job well done!

 Krista Fortenberry (L) with Mrs. Hannah Grant (R)
Coach Kelby Snow (L), and Krista Fortenberry 

OCTOBER 2022

October's Above & Beyond Award winner for McGehee School District is Coach Kelby Snow.  Coach Snow teaches math at MHS and is the head softball coach and assistant football coach. Congratulations, Coach Snow, and thank you for a job well done!

SEPTEMBER 2022

Congratulations to Ms. Brooke Dupwe, who was recognized at September's School Board Meeting as the recipient of the September's Above & Beyond Award. Ms. Brooke, as her students call her, teaches 8th grade math and art at Conner Middle School. Thank you, Ms. Dupwe, for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Ms. Brooke Dupwe (L)
Mrs. Carla Robinson (L), and Krista Fortenberry 

MAY 2022

Congratulations to Mrs. Carla Robinson, MES Paraprofessional, who was recognized at May's School Board Meeting as the recipient of the May Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Carla was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Carla, for all you do and have done for McGehee School District!

APRIL 2022

Congratulations to Amy Hawkins, MSD Due Process Clerk, who was recognized at the April  School Board Meeting as the recipient of the April Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Hawkins was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. Sav-Mart Pharmacy sponsored this month’s award. Thank you, Mrs. Hawkins, for all you do for McGehee School District!

Amy Hawkins (L), and Krista Fortenberry 
Cathy Fowler (L), and Krista Fortenberry 

MARCH 2022

Congratulations to Cathy Fowler, MSD bus driver, who was recognized at the March School Board Meeting as the recipient of the March Above and Beyond Award. Ms. Fowler was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. Thank you, Ms. Fowler, for all you do for the students of the McGehee School District 

FEBRUARY 2022

Congratulations to Hannah Decker, MES Special Education teacher, who was recognized at February's School Board Meeting as the recipient of the February Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Decker was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. Thank you, Mrs. Decker, for all you do for the students of the McGehee School District!

Hannah Decker (R), and Krista Fortenberry 
Sara Williams, Amber Lang, and Blair Pambianchi

JANUARY 2022

Congratulations to our school nurses, Sara Williams, Amber Lang, and Blair Pambianchi, who were recognized at the January School Board Meeting as recipients of the January Above and Beyond Award. The nurses were nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. January’s Above and Beyond Awards were sponsored by Ag Heritage, Milner/Owyoung Insurance Group, and First Natural State Bank. Thank you, nurses, for all you do for the McGehee School District!

DECEMBER 2021

Coach Terrance Spratt was recognized at the December School Board Meeting as the recipient of the December Above and Beyond Award. Coach Spratt was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. December’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by McGehee Bank.  Congratulations Coach Spratt! Thank you for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Coach Terrance Spratt (R), and Krista Fortenberry 
Mrs. Stacy Huggins (L), and Krista Fortenberry 

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!

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!

Mrs. Kristen Medders (L), and Krista Fortenberry 
Mrs. Yogi Denton

SEPTEMBER 2021

Mrs. Yogi Denton, High School Teacher, was recognized at the September 27th, 2021 board meeting as the recipient of the September Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Denton was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. September’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by Kelley Drug & Selections, LLC. Congratulations Mrs. Denton and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

MAY 2021

Mr. Paul Rancifer, Custodial Supervisor, was recognized at the May 24th, 2021 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!

Mr. Paul Rancifer
Mrs. Lesley Simmons

April 2021

Mrs. Lesley Simmons, High School Math Teacher, was recognized at April  board meeting for receiving the April Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Simmons was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. This month’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by Mark and Carol Cummings. Congratulations Mrs. Simmons and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

March 2021

Mrs. Frances Hayes, Elementary Teacher, was recognized at March 2021 board meeting for receiving the March Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Hayes was nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. This month’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by Lucky Chevrolet. Congratulations Mrs. Hayes and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Mrs. Frances Hayes
Mr. Wes Minchew and Mrs. Debbi Minchew

February 2021

Mr. Wes Minchew and Mrs. Debbi Minchew, technology team members, were recognized at February board meeting for receiving the February 2021 Above and Beyond Award. The Minchews were nominated by staff members for going the extra mile. This month’s Above and Beyond Award was sponsored by First Natural State Bank. Congratulations to the Minchews and Thank You for all you do for the McGehee School District!

JANUARY 2021

Mrs. Grenda Campbell, Assistant High School Principal was recognized at the January 25th, 2021 School Board Meeting as this months recipient of the Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Campbell was nominated by school staff for going the extra mile. This month's Above and Beyond Award is sponsored by McGehee Bank. Congratulations Mrs. Campbell and Thank you for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Mrs. Grenda Campbell
Mrs. Sara Williams

DECEMBER 2020

Mrs. Sara Williams, School Nurse was recognized at the December 14th, 2020 School Board Meeting as this months recipient of the Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Williams was nominated by school staff for going the extra mile. This month's Above and Beyond Award is sponsored by Kelley Drug. Congratulations Mrs. Williams and Thank you for all you do for the McGehee School District!

NOVEMBER 2020

Mrs. Stacy Reynolds, Computer Science Teacher and Robotics Coach was recognized at the November 16th, 2020 School Board Meeting as this months recipient of the Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Reynolds was nominated by school staff for going the extra mile. This month's Above and Beyond Award is sponsored by Joe Herren at Farm Bureau Insurance. Congratulations Mrs. Reynolds and Thank you for all you do for the McGehee School District!

Mrs. Stacy Reynolds
Mrs. Rita Plunkett

OCTOBER 2020

Mrs. Rita Plunkett was recognized at the October 26th, 2020 School Board Meeting as this months recipient of the Above and Beyond Award. Mrs. Plunkett was nominated by school staff for going the extra mile. This month's Above and Beyond Award is sponsored by Milner Owyoung Insurance Group. Congratulations Mrs. Plunkett and Thank you for all you do for the McGehee School District!