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

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DISTRICT CALENDAR

News & Updates

June

May

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!

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MAY 23

Service Awards

The following teachers were recognized for their service to the McGehee School District during our End of Year Staff Luncheon. Congratulations, and Thank You for all that you do!

40 Years: Tolleice Young
30 Years: Yogi Denton
25 Years: Angel Baker, Michelle Robinson, Rhonda McMahan, and Aundi Shopher
20 Years: Anita Gill and Terrance Spratt
15 Years: Jamie Sims
10 Years: Melissa Bartlett and Erica Box
5 Years: Hannah Decker, Reed Grant, Amy Helton, Mallory Hyatt, Kirser Jefferson, Jamie Pambianchi, and Lindsey Warren

Softball Roster 2022-2023

AC Barry
Kendri Broughton
Kyra Crift
Madilynn Green
Annalise Gilley
Claire Hardin
Macy Harrison
Kayleigh Jollie
Ashlyn Kaufman
Lilli Lang
Kyra Lewis

Summyah Madden
Annslee Martin
Takyra Newman
Austin Phillips
MacKenzy Stevens
Kennedi Taylor
Megan Taylor
Lynnley Wells
Addison Williams
Ashley Wrobel

May 20

April

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!

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MAR 17


NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION IN

MCGEHEE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 17

OF DESHA COUNTY, ARKANSAS

In accordance with the requirements of Ark, Code Ann. S 6-14-109, notice is hereby given that the annual school election in the above named school district will be held on May 24, 2022, for the following purpose:

To elect 3 members to the Board of Directors for terms beginning in 2022 and expiring in the following listed year:

Zone 2 2027

Zone 3 2027

Zone 6 2027


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March

2022-23 Jr. DANCE Squad

Erynn Blackmon
Elizabeth Cooper
Kalyn Horn
Kelsi Norman
Katelyn Smith
La’Riyah Smith
Whitney Smith
Kennedi Taylor
Destiny Williams
Karsyn Williams
Jadacee Wilson
NaKaiya Young

2022-23 Sr. DANCE Squad

Saniya Easter
Amia Esaw
Tomasia Dobbs
Avian Hill
Beiyana James
Kyra Lewis
Ananias Powell
Canaria Powell
Cynara Robinson

2022-23 Jr. Cheer Squad

Jaliyah Boyd
Dynaelia Deshazer
Cara Hawkins
Harper Pambianchi
Mady Prosser
Kynleigh White

2022-23 Sr. Cheer Squad

Maria Arellano
Alaxzia Armour
Anna Claire Barry
Alexandria Campbell
Sloane Fowler
Layla Hardin
Jacie King
Lilli Lang
Summyah Madden
Miarah Manning
Angelina Mondragon
Megan Taylor

BMI results for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th Grades now available.

BMI test results for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grade students are now available.

If you are interested in receiving you child's BMI report, please send an email to your school nurse:

Please specify your students name and the mailing address you would like the report to be mailed to.

MAR 29

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

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MAR 17

McGehee Owls Robotics

We are headed to worlds! And we have State Champions!!

Team 21050F won the create award for most creative design. We are awaiting to hear about the other 3 teams with their skills standings. Everyone performed extremely well today!

MS teams are headed to worlds. Team 21050G won 3 different trophies, Tournament Champions, Think Award, and Skills. We are awaiting information on the other qualifications because of the standings.

MAR 12

February

Above and Beyond Award - 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!

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FEB 28

January

Above and Beyond Award - January 2022

Congratulations to our school nurses, Sara Williams, Amber Lang, and Blair Pambianchi, who were recognized at tonight’s 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!

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JAN 24

AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

McGehee School District's AP coordinator, Christy Binns, would like to announce that McGehee High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women's access to both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. This award acknowledges 1,020 schools across the nation, with McGehee High School being the only one in Arkansas, for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year. McGehee High School is one of only 61 schools to be recognized for achieving this important award in both courses. Congratulations to Mrs. Stacy Reynolds and her students.

JAN 18

December

Above and Beyond Award - 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!

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DEC 16

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!

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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!

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OCT 25
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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.
Student Screening Questionnaire
  • Parents are expected to screen students before sending them to the bus stop or school.
  • If the answer is yes to any of the screening questions your student will need to remain at home. Please contact your child's school to notify them of the failed screening.
  • If any answer is yes, it is highly recommended that you contact your student’s physician and, if needed, they be tested for COVID-19.
  • Close Contact is defined as an individual that has been within 3 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24 hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  1. Has your student had an unexplained cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste or smell? (YES/NO)
  2. Has your student had close contact with an infected person (COVID-19) within the previous 14 days and is now having symptoms? (YES/NO)
  3. Has your student had a fever of 100.4 or above within the last 48 hours? (YES/NO)
Students and Staff: If you have any questions, please call your school nurse before returning to school for verification. If there is no answer, the line is likely busy please leave a message and someone will return your call - the message line is available 24 hours a day.Elementary Campus: 222-5444 | JH/HS Campus: 222-3601

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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Campus serving grades 6-8th Grades
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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.
Image: MES archery

#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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