On January 24, 2017 the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education approved the 2017-18 calendar. Next year's calendar had significant changes including moving the first day of instruction to August 14, 2017, ending the school year May 31, limiting Thanksgiving break to three days, and reducing Winter Break from three weeks to two. READ MORE »»
The 2017-18 SAUSD school calendar reflects earlier start and end dates as well as limited Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.
Wearing khaki shorts, a white shirt, and a hat with a clipboard in his hand, P.E. Teacher Mr. Patrick Evans dutifully takes role by checking the rows of students in front of him. He excuses his class to run around the big bowl before beginning his lesson for the day.
Evans, a seventeen year veteran of...
Science teacher Mr. Kevin Black has made his own digital water table, an augmented reality sandbox. Out of sand, a sandbox, a projector, a computer, and an Xbox Kinect the water table can project digital water onto the sand. READ MORE »»
Students use the digital water table in Mr. Black's classroom. The water table is a unique tool for MacArthur.
On November 3, Math Teacher Mrs.Sherry Skipper’s honors Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry classes received the opportunity to participate in AMC-8 a national mathematics competition. The American Mathematics Competition, by the Mathematical Association of America, has been providing exams for participating students for over 60 years. Skipper’s honors students have been participating since 2010.
This year’s Catalina trip 30 seventh graders will get to go on an overnight trip. About 110 students turned in an essay to either Science teacher Mr. John Sprafka or Mr. Kevin Papke, explaining why they would like to go, what interested them about marine biology and Catalina, and how this trip would help their education, according to Sprafka.
The Winter Intersession was a cross-curricular, academic review and extension program. During the program students read two biographies and prepared for the District Writing Test, as well as engaging in physical activities, conducting and analyzing science experiments, and they built a weebly, which is an website where students had the opportunity to publish their work to the web.
Personally, because of the bulkiness, holding textbooks, binders, and other items are more difficult and I am more likely to drop them. The chance of dropping them may cause impact and create damage both on books and the Chromebook.
Organization can be difficult for students because it requires time and energy to keep all assignments in their place. On page 18 on the MacArthur Student Handbook it states, “The binder should be organized and cleaned out each day. All papers are to be 3 hole punched and placed in the appropriate section of the binder; no loose papers should be kept in the inside binder pocket.”
The MacArthur boys soccer team placed sixth in the district tournament on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Valley High School. The boys soccer team went against two different schools, in the game against Willard they tied 0-0. In the second game against Villa, the soccer team lost four to one.