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MAY Above & Beyond Award: Mr. Jerome Pace, CMS Dean of Students, received the May Above and Beyond Award. Coach Pace was nominated by his coworkers for always going the extra mile. Thank you, Coach Pace, for your hard work and dedication to our district!

Previous Above & Beyond Recipients...

Congratulations to our Wise Owls! #OwlPride

Announcing Your 2024-2025 McGehee Owl Dance Team


Brooklyn Armstrong
Aniya Baker
Erynn Blackmon
Za’Riahy Bryant
DyNaelia Deshazer
Amya Grundy
Timorah Dunn
Iman Hill
Kyra Lewis
Kelsi Norman
Whitney Smith
Anaya Woodson


Derrionna Devine

Tatelyn Lewis

Katelyn Smith

La’Riyah Smith

Karsyn Williams

Announcing Your 2024-2025 McGehee Owl Cheerleaders


Jaliyah Boyd
Alexandria Campbell
Elizabeth Cooper
Leah Grice
Claire Hardin
Cara Grace Hawkins
Alex Heard
Summyah Madden
Harper Pambianchi
Reagan Robinson
Kennedi Taylor
Kynleigh White


Avery Abbott
Eva Carroll
Paige Crosby
Ella French
Ivy Green
Brianna Horn
Annaston Kaufman
Ella Lang
Layla Retford
Hadleigh Scales
Trinity Taylor
Linley Williams
TyVeonna Williams

Principal named new Assistant Superintendent

by Rachel Denton Freeze
McGehee Dermott Times-News

MCGEHEE - McGehee High School Principal Justin Holt will take on the role of the district's new assistant superintendent. The McGehee School Board made the decision in a meeting March 25, 2024.

Holt joined the McGehee School District as principal in 2019. He earned a bachelors degree in 2012 from UAPB, an MSE in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State in 2019, and an ED.S. in Educational Leadership from ASU in 2021. In addition to his degrees, Holt has participated in numerous leadership trainings since joining the district including completing the Master Principal Phase I with the Arkansas Leadership Academy. He will complete the Highly Effective School Leadership Program with AAEA.

"As Superintendent of McGehee Schools, I am excited to have Mr. Holt joining our administrative team as Assistant Superintendent," said Linda Tullos. "I look forward to mentoring and working closely with Mr. Holt to fulfill the mission and vision of McGehee School District. Mr. Holt offers a fresh perspective that will move our district forward making the district the leader in our region. Mr. Holt has many qualities and skills which will make him an asset to our district." Read More...

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!

Visit the NEW McGehee Elementary School e-Newspaper - Written and published by our Fourth Grade Students.

Conner Middle School

McGehee Elementary

McGehee Elementary


McGehee School District provides services to children who qualify based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This includes private school and homeschool students, as well. If you suspect your child or a child you know may have a disability and be in need of these services, please call (870) 222-3978.


Public Notice: High School / Middle School Student Drop-off/Pick-up location and Parking

NOTICE: For Safety - High School and Middle School student drop-off and afterschool pick-up (All Grade) will be in front of the Conner Middle School Entrance behind the High School - NOTE: The Loop is Always One-way, ENTRY is at the Northeast end and EXIT is on the Southwest end (Follow signage and traffic instructions). Student Drivers park in front of Gym (Permit Required). 


Public Notice: Street Closure (N Adams Ave) - Bus Line-up / Playground

PUBLIC NOTICE: For student safety, N Adams Ave between W Oak and W Seamans Dr (Bus Line-up Area) is now officially part of the  McGehee Elementary School Campus and is closed to ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC including pedestrian, bike and automotive. Persons should now use alternate streets (N Jefferson Ave or S  4th Street) to cross between Seamans and Oak Streets. Crossing into this area while school is in session and students are present will be considered a breach of school security - please adjust your travel route accordingly.

Thank you for helping keep our students safe.

PLTW Distinguished School

McGehee High School has been recognized as a 2022-23 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of 262 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW’s computer science, engineering, and biomedical pathways. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in more than 12,200 schools across the U.S. 

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! 

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!   Nice

Hi everyone, 

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 . 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. 

Marcus Haddock
Justin Holt 


Find the current menus with the Taher Mobile App. The Taher Mobile app provides menus, nutritional, and food allergy information, in addition to the latest news and events. Download IOS or Android Apps by scanning the QR codes. (or) Visit the FOOD4Life Menu Website for your campus: MES  | MHS/CMS

The McGehee School District is pleased to announce the district will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during the 2023 - 2024 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.

Thank you for your continued support of our school district.


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: 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