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News & Updates
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!
Bus Driver Appreciation Week
It’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and we are so thankful for our bus drivers! Many thanks to Keith Anthony, Doug Bartlett, Christy Binns, Stephen Chaney, Donald Chaney, Dalton Cox, Teresa Davis, Timothy Givens, Lawrence Glover, Marcus Haddock, Charles Harris, Willie Jackson, Deborah McGehee, Miranda McMickle, Johnmark Perry, Johnny Penny, Anthony Powell, Paul Prosser, Billy Smith, Kelby Snow, Otis Snow, Clarence Thrower, Patricia Wilson, and Garland Wise for getting our students to and from school safely each day. The bus drivers were treated today to a delicious hamburger lunch in appreciation of their hard work!
KISS (Kids in Safe Schools) fundraiser
WOW! What a fabulous event! The Women's Service League of McGehee's KISS (Kids in Safe Schools) fundraiser (Saturday, February 11, 2023) was a huge success. We were so humbled to see so many people from our community and surrounding communities come out and support this important cause. WSLM is reporting the total raised at $30,258.91. WSLM and MSD are so grateful to everyone that showed up and supported this fundraiser!
Thank you to the Women's Service League of McGehee and ALL that attended and supported this great cause. A special thank you to all the great sponsors for their donations, Custom Designs & Gifts for the beautiful entryway, Hoots for being a fabulous host, and Matt and Mateo for bringing the entertainment!
National School Counselor Week
School counselors help students in more ways than you may know. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2023. Learn more about the role of this essential profession at https://www.schoolcounselor.org/role
Please join us in thanking our McGehee School District's School Counselors for their commitment to our students, staff and community!
School Counselors serving our district are: Laressa Summitt and Gwen Kleiser at McGehee Elementary; Jane Zieman at Conner Middle School, and Dr. LaQuinda Alexander-Toney at McGehee High School.
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!
School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas
The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) announced that January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas. School board members play an essential role in our community. McGehee School District will join other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community.
Board members are elected volunteers who give countless hours of their time to ensure the success of our students.
Please join us in thanking the McGehee School Board for their commitment to our district!
The members serving our district are as follows: Jeff Owyoung, William Campbell, Katie Daniel, Joe Herren, Judy Lattimore, Clarke Pugh and Toby Young.
Arkansas School Choice Program
McGehee School District participates in Arkansas School Choice Program.
Deadline for filing an application for the upcoming school year is May 1, 2023. Parents who have questions should contact:
Linda Tullos, Superintendent at (870) 222-3670
New Basketball Scoreboards and Shot Clocks
McGehee Bank recently presented the McGehee School District with a $31,000 donation for new basketball scoreboards and shot clocks. Pictured are: (L-R) Athletic Director Marcus Haddock, MHS Principal Justin Holt, Supt. LindaTullos, McGehee Bank President Mike Smith, Coach Dalton Cox, and Coach Chasidee Owens.
Thank you, McGehee Bank for you continued support of McGehee Schools! We appreciate you!
Fox 16 KLRT / KARK 4 News , Little Rock Late Evening News Broadcast - Wednesday December 7, 2022: McGehee School District and community left devastated after the sudden loss of their high school band director, Thomas Trigg and his wife, Janet Tuesday morning, December 6, 2022.
I have some exciting news to share on behalf of our athletic program. Together with Hudl, we plan to offer a livestream of every home varsity game played in the gym or on our field.
If you can attend our games, we encourage you to do so. We want to give people who can’t physically attend our games the ability to tune in and support Owl athletics. With our livestream, working parents, faraway family members, alumni, and anyone else who wants to watch can support our athletes.
We will be selling pay-per-view passes on an annual, monthly, and single-game basis. A single-game pass will be $8, a monthly pass will be $15, and a yearly pass will be $75. These prices are intended to be similar to the costs of attending the game.
By offering fans the ability to watch our games through a high-level broadcast, we’re hoping to earn critical revenue for our athletic program that helps us [buy new uniforms/equipment, etc.] Thank you for your support in helping us reach that goal.
You can access our broadcast using this link https://team1sports.com/highschool/ar/?S=mcgeheeowls . I will also be reaching out weekly to share our upcoming livestream¬ing schedule, and the link to purchase or access the broadcast.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
McGehee Elementary BEST Award!
Congratulations! McGehee Elementary School for being recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire!
Awards are based on the 2022 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2021 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. They recognize schools based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately.
McGehee Elementary is a 2022 School on the Move Toward Excellence!
McGehee Elementary School increased its Overall ESSA School Index and Weighted Achievement scores, making it a School on the Move! Congratulations, Owls!
Schools on the Move Toward Excellence recognizes Arkansas schools who make significant progress on their Public School Ratings and ESSA School Index Reports. Each year, schools are identified for various aspects of improvement.
Learn more at bit.ly/ARSOTM.
McGehee School District and community partnerships named a R.I.S.E. community!
Congratulations to McGEHEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS and community partnership for being one of six school district/community partnerships named R.I.S.E. Communities! McGEHEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS was recognized at the November 10 State Board of Education meeting. Congratulations and Thank you to McGehee Schools for building a strong culture of reading in your community!
Robotics Tournament Results
Congratulations to Our McGehee Schools Robotics teams who recently competed in their first Robotics tournament of the season at Star City!
Conner Middle School with teams 21050T (Five Guys) and 21050Y (Combat Bots) as they team together to win the Tournament Championship! Team 21050V (The Chipmunks) won the Excellence Award for their combined effort in Notebook, Interview, Skills and Tournament.
McGehee High School Team 21050A (Half N' Half) won the Skills Championship, with the highest combined skills score (autonomous and driver) at the tournament! Team 21050F (Explosive Chaos) won the Tournament Championship in a fierce fight in the elimination rounds!
With their awards, teams 21050V and 21050F have now qualified for a spot in the Arkansas State Championship Tournament!
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The McGehee School District is pleased to announce the district will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during the 2022 - 2023 school year providing meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for ALL students at the following schools McGehee Elementary, Conner Middle School and, McGehee High School.
CEP is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement Community Eligibility Provision. Read More (PDF)...
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.
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.
COVID-19 NOTICENOTICE: 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
S C H O O L S
Jerome Pace, Dean of Students
1902 East Ash St., McGehee, AR. 71654PH 870.222.5026 FX 870.222.5838Justin Holt, Building Principal
Marcus Haddock, Dean of Students